Drive Docking Station for 2.5 / 3.5" SATA Drives - USB 3.1 (USB-A, USB-C) or eSATA
Dock and access your SATA SSD/HDD through high-performance USB 3.1 (10Gbps) or eSATA
Product ID: SDOCKU313E
Connect and access any 2.5" or 3.5" SATA hard drive or SSD using this single-drive docking station, over a USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps) or eSATA connection.
Supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 and eSATA for flexible use
Ideal for IT professionals, the docking station lets you access a SATA solid-state drive or hard drive quickly, for drive imaging, data recovery, and backups.
You can connect through either USB 3.1 Gen 2 or eSATA, and take advantage of the high performance of the latest SSDs and HDDs.
Top-loading design for easy drive access
The dock's vertical drive insertion makes it easy to dock and swap drives from your desktop computer or laptop. You simply insert your SSD or HDD into the drive slot at the top of the docking station, with no tools or trays required. The HDD ejection button allows fast and simple drive removal.
The single-bay docking station comes with a USB Type-A to Type-C cable, for connecting to newer USB-C enabled devices. It also comes with a USB Type-A to Type-B cable, providing backward compatibility with your existing USB 3.0, 2.0 and 1.x devices. An eSATA cable is also included with the dock.
The docking station is also UASP compatible, for enhanced performance.
The SDOCKU313E is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
- Get quick access to drives, ideal for system builders and IT professionals
- Back up data quickly to an archive drive
- Easily take backup data to an offsite location for safekeeping
Ingram Micro New Zealand
|Bus Type||USB 3.1 Gen 2 & eSATA|
|Chipset ID||ASMedia - ASM1351|
|Compatible Drive Types||SATA|
|Drive Size||2.5in & 3.5in|
|Interface||USB 3.1 Gen 2|
|Number of Drives||1|
|Hot Swap Capability||Yes|
|Max Drive Capacity||Currently tested with hard drives up to 6TB at 7200 RPM|
|Type and Rate||USB 3.1 Gen 2 - 10 Gbit/s|
|SATA III (6 Gbps)|
|Drive Connectors||1 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin) Receptacle|
|Host Connectors||1 - USB 3.1 USB Type-B (9 pin, Gen 2, 10 Gbps) Female|
|1 - eSATA (7 pin, Data) Female|
|OS Compatibility||OS independent; No software or drivers required|
|Special Notes / Requirements|
|Note||Windows 7 and earlier Windows versions do not support TRIM with USB to SATA devices.|
|LED Indicators||1 - Power & Activity|
|Center Tip Polarity||Positive|
|Input Current||0.6 A|
|Input Voltage||100 - 240 AC|
|Output Current||2.0 A|
|Output Voltage||12V DC|
|Power Consumption (In Watts)||24|
|Power Source||AC Adapter Included|
|Humidity||20% ~ 80% RH|
|Operating Temperature||5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C to 50°C (-4°F to 122°F)|
|Product Height||2.5 in [6.3 cm]|
|Product Length||5.7 in [14.5 cm]|
|Product Width||3.7 in [93 mm]|
|Weight of Product||14.5 oz [410 g]|
|Package Height||3.6 in [91 mm]|
|Package Length||6.7 in [17.1 cm]|
|Package Width||6.3 in [16.1 cm]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||30.4 oz [862 g]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - USB 3.1 & eSATA HDD/SSD docking station|
|1 - universal power adapter (NA/JP, EU, UK, ANZ)|
|1 - 3.3 ft. [1 m] USB-A to USB-B cable|
|1 - 3.3 ft. [1 m] USB-C to USB-B cable|
|1 - 3.3 ft. [1 m] eSATA cable|
|1 - quick-start guide|
Dock your 2.5" or 3.5" SATA drive over high performance USB 3.1 with UASP
Dock two of your 2.5” and 3.5” SATA drives over high performance USB 3.1 Gen 2 with UASP
The high-speed, high-capacity data storage solution you’ve been waiting for – with USB 3.1 Gen 2
Get ready for ultra-fast USB 3.1 Gen 2 data storage using your 2.5” SSD or HDD
Get the faster speed of USB 3.1 Gen 2 in a lightweight and portable storage solution
Connect a 2.5" SATA SSD/HDD to your computer using this USB 3.1 Gen 2 ultra-portable cable
Enable fast, swappable access to your 2.5in or 3.5in SATA hard drives, through USB 3.0
Dock your 2.5in or 3.5in SATA III SSDs/HDDs over USB 3.0 with UASP
Dock two 2.5" or 3.5" SATA III SSDs/HDDs over USB 3.0 with UASP
eSATA / USB 3.0 Hard Drive Duplicator Dock – Standalone HDD Cloner with SATA 6Gbps for fast-speed duplication
Clone a 2.5in/3.5in SATA drive without a host computer connection, or dock the drives over USB 3.0 or eSATA for easy access
Connect your external SATA storage devices to your Laptop or desktop.
Connect your external SATA storage devices to your Laptop or desktop.
Connect your USB 3.0 devices with this high-quality USB 3.0 certified cable
Use your 2.5in or 3.5in IDE hard drives in a SATA HDD Docking Station
Convert an mSATA SSD into a 7mm high 2.5in SATA 6Gbps Open Frame SSD
Convert an M.2 SSD into a 7mm high 2.5in SATA 6Gbps Open Frame SSD
Provide protection against shocks/impacts to a 3.5in hard drive
Provide protection against shocks/impacts to a 2.5in hard drive
Provides safe handling and anti-static protection for most 2.5in hard drives
Frequently Asked Questions
Before You Buy
Yes, this device supports the TRIM command. If the OS issues a TRIM command, the command will be passed to the connected device.
To determine if your hard drive will work in this device, on the product page, click the Technical Specifications tab, and do the following:
- Make sure that the device supports the storage size of your hard drive. If the storage size of your hard drive is larger than what the device was tested with, the hard drive will likely still work with the enclosure.
- Confirm that your hard drive uses the same interface type as the device. For example, IDE, SATA, or M.2.
- Make sure that the device supports the physical size of your hard drive, such as 2.5 inches or 3.5 inches.
- Verify that the power consumption of your hard drive doesn’t exceed the power output of the device. If you’re using multiple hard drives, make sure that the combined power consumption of all of the hard drives doesn’t exceed the power output of the docking station.
- The drive may be damaged. Test with a known-working drive, or test the drive directly to a PC.
- The operating system on the computer may not support reading and writing to the file system on the docked hard drive or SSD. Remember, Windows cannot read Mac or Linux file systems. Also, macOS can read but not write to NTFS drives.
- If the drives came from a RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks), they would not be accessible in our docking stations.
- If the drive uses 4Kn sectors, check the technical specifications of the docking station, and ensure it can read 4Kn drives.
When you troubleshoot issues with a hard drive dock or duplicator, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:
- IDE, SATA, and eSATA cables
- Hard drives
- Hard drive dock or duplicator
To test your setup components, try the following:
- Use the cables, hard drives, and hard drive dock or duplicator in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.
- Use a different cable, hard drive, and hard drive dock or duplicator in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.
When you test the hard drive and hard drive dock or duplicator, it is recommended that you do the following:
Note: For a hard drive duplicator you may need to switch the device to PC mode (if available).
- To check Disk Management, press the Windows key + R, type diskmgmt.msc, and press Enter. Check to see if your hard drive is listed.
- Do one of the following:
- If the hard drive is listed with unallocated space, the hard drive needs to be reformatted. Right-click unallocated and click New Simple Volume. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the reformatting.
Note: Formatting a hard drive erases all of the data on it. Make sure that you back up all of your data before you reformat the hard drive.
- If the hard drive is listed as healthy but does not have a drive letter, for example, C:, right-click healthy and click Change Drive Letter and Paths. Click Add, assign a drive letter, and click OK.
Note: A formatted hard drive will not show up in Computer or My Computer until it has a drive letter assigned to it.
This docking station allows the hard drive to enforce its own power state, as opposed to enforcing a power state that keeps the hard drive active at all times. Since most newer hard drives have low-power energy conservation modes, this will cause the hard drive to enter an idle state if it is not used for a certain amount of time.
You should not upgrade your device's firmware if you do not have any issues with the functionality of your device. The only time you should consider an upgrade is if you are experiencing a problem with the device, and you have confirmed that the firmware addresses this problem. You can confirm this is the case by reviewing the documentation included with the firmware or by consulting with our Technical Support team. Incorrectly upgrading firmware can result in diminished performance so it is best to contact StarTech.com if you would like to perform this operation.
Before you can access a new or formatted drive in your operating system, you need to initialize it first and then create a partition on the drive. A partition defines an area of the drive to use for storing data. The partition uses a file system (for example, ex-FAT, NTFS, and so on).
Initialize a drive
Note: You typically only need to initialize a drive if the drive is new. If you cannot find an uninitialized drive in Disk Management, skip the following steps and try to partition your device.
Press the Windows key + R, type compmgmt.msc, and click Run to open Computer Management.
Navigate to Disk Management.
When prompted to, initialize your disk(s). If you are running Windows® 7 or later and are using a drive larger than 2TB, initialize the disk(s) with GPT. If you are running an earlier version of Windows, initialize the disk(s) with MBR. For more information, visit the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/support/faqs/technical-support?topic=hard-drives#mbr-vs-gpt.
Create a partition in a drive
Note: The following steps create an NTFS partition that uses the entire drive space. To use a different file system, select a different option in step 6.
Right-click Unallocated or RAW volume, and select New Simple Volume.
In the New Partition Wizard, click Next.
Select Primary partition.
Leave the partition size set to default, and click Next.
Assign a drive letter or leave it set to the default, and click Next.
Enter the following settings to format the partition:
- In the File System field, enter NTFS.
- Set the Allocation unit size to Default.
- In the Volume label field, enter <your name/reference>.
- Select the Perform a quick format check box.
- Clear the Enable file and folder compression check box.
- Click Next > Finish.
The new drive should appear in Windows Explorer.
Before you can access a new or formatted drive in your operating system, you need to initialize it first and then create a partition on the drive. A partition defines an area of the drive to use for storing data. The partition uses a file system (for example, HFS+, ex-FAT, NTFS, and so on).
Initialize a drive
Mac OSX detects a drive that needs to be initialized and automatically prompts you to initialize the drive. If you are prompted to initialize the drive, click Initialize. If you are not prompted to initialize the drive and you cannot find the drive in Finder, you will need to create a partition on the drive.
Create a partition on a drive
Note: The following steps create an HFS+ (Mac OS Extended (Journaled)) partition that uses the entire drive space.
To create a partition on a new drive, complete the following:
Navigate to Applications and click Utilities.
Open Disk Utility.
Select the new drive and click the Partition tab.
Click Options and verify that it is set to GUID Partition Table.
Enter a name for the partition.
The drive should now be accessible in Finder.
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Compliance and Safety
- If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
- If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
- Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
- Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
- Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
* Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.