StarTech.com Launches SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Hard Drive Docking Stations for 2.5in and 3.5in SATA HDDs and SSDs

New USB 3.0 Hard Drive Docking Station (SATDOCKU3S) offers easy access to bare 2.5in and 3.5in SATA hard drives, without having to install the drives within a computer system or a hard drive enclosure. Also available with an included ExpressCard USB 3.0 host adapter (SATDOCKU3SE) or PCI Express host adapter (SATDOCKU3SP).

Groveport, OH - April 12, 2010 - StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find technology and connectivity parts, today announced the availability of two variations of their SATDOCKU3S USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive Docking Stations. The SATDOCKU3SP and the SATDOCKU3SE offer users USB 3.0 host connection options, including a 2-port PCI Express USB 3.0 adapter (SATDOCKU3SP) and 2-port ExpressCard USB 3.0 host adapter (SATDOCKU3SE) respectively.

“The SATDOCKU3SP and SATDOCKU3SE hard drive docking stations offer users major value by providing the necessary USB 3.0 host adapters,” said Carey Cline, Senior Product Manager for StarTech.com. “By bundling the docking station and the adapters, users get everything they need to take advantage of USB 3.0 speeds and reliability all in one package, and won’t have to rely on backward compatibility with previous USB standards to access external data”.

For laptop/notebook applications, the SATDOCKU3SE package includes the USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive Docking Station and 2-port ExpressCard USB 3.0 host adapter MSRP: $118.99 (USD)

For desktop applications, the SATDOCKU3SP package includes the USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive Docking Station with a 2-port PCI Express USB 3.0 host adapter MSRP: $114.99 (USD)

Features of the USB 3.0 HDD Docking Station include:

  • Support for either SATA 2.5in or SATA 3.5 inch hard drives
  • Support for USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and USB 1.0/1.1 connections to host computer
  • Supports maximum transfer rates of 5 Gbps with USB 3.0 (480 Mbps with USB 2.0). Actual speed will depend on the hard drive’s performance
  • Easy-to-use design, including hard drive release button
  • Hot-swappable, plug-and-play drive operation

StarTech.com’s USB 3.0 Hard Drive Docking Stations are currently available from leading technology distributors including Ingram Micro, Tech Data, D&H and SYNNEX and technology resellers including CDW, Dell, New Egg, Tiger Direct, PC Connection and Provantage.

About StarTech.com

StarTech.com is an ISO 9001:2008 Registered manufacturer of hard-to find connectivity and technology parts including data storage solutions, computer parts, cables and KVM/server management solutions. Founded in 1985, StarTech.com has locations in the United States, Canada, Europe and Taiwan, servicing a worldwide market.

About USB 3.0

USB 3.0 is the latest revision to the Universal Serial Bus standard to be promoted by the USB Implementers Forum. Also called “SuperSpeed” USB, the interface supports data transfer rates up to a theoretical 5 Gbps, and remains backward compatible with USB 2.0 technology (operating at USB 2.0 speeds), offering a high performance, highly versatile peripheral connection.

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