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StarTech.com USB to SATA External Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5in SATA HDD

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StarTech.com USB to SATA External Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5in SATA HDD

StarTech.com USB to SATA External Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5in SATA HDD

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Enable external, hot-swap access to 2.5in SATA drives from a portable mini USB2.0 drive dock.

The SATDOCK25U Hard Drive Docking Station provides full, instant access to any 2.5in SATA (SATA, SATA II, SATA III) hard drive or solid state drive - without having to mount the hard drive in a computer or install it in an enclosure!

This highly compact HDD dock offers the portability needed to add simple external storage to virtually any USB-capable computer, making it a definite asset to have on hand to connect external (bare) hard drives even in mobile computing applications. Plus, its small form factor design requires minimal space on a desktop or work bench. Large capacity drives (tested with up to 1TB) can be used to greatly enhance your computer's storage/backup capabilities.

Simply insert a 2.5in SATA hard drive or SSD into the dock, then connect the hard drive dock to a host computer through USB 2.0. To uninstall or swap the hard drive, simply disconnect the USB cable and remove the drive from the dock!

In addition to providing a fast convenient way to access or recover data from a mobile 2.5in drive this dock is completely USB powered, so no power adapter is required. The HDD Dock supports plug and play hard drive installation on most operating systems, and offers data transfer speeds of up to 480Mbps - a convenient alternative to external hard drive enclosures that saves the time needed to prepare the drive for conventional installation.

Specifications

Summary

Product Description
StarTech.com USB to SATA External Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5in SATA HDD - HDD docking station - SATA 3Gb/s - USB 2.0
Device Type
HDD docking station - external
Bays
1
Bus Type
USB 2.0
Colour
Black
Expansion Bays
1 x internal - 2.5"
Hard Drive Form Factor Compatibility
2.5"
Interface
SATA 3Gb/s
Data Transfer Rate
300 MBps
Supported Devices
Hard drive
Max Storage Devices Qty
1
Product Material
Plastic
Power Source
Included AC adapter
System Requirements
Linux, Maxtor NAS OS 2.0 or later, Microsoft Windows 2000/ME/XP/Vista/7
Dimensions (WxDxH)
2.5 cm x 8.2 cm x 3.6 cm
Weight
30 g
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years warranty

Detail

General

Device Type
HDD docking station - external
Bays
1
Hard Drive Form Factor Compatibility
2.5"
Host Bus
USB 2.0
Product Material
Plastic
Colour
Black

Storage Controller

Interface
SATA 3Gb/s
Data Transfer Rate
300 MBps
Supported Devices
Hard drive
Max Storage Devices Qty
1
Processor
JMicron JM20329

Expansion / Connectivity

Bays
1 x internal - 2.5"
Interfaces
1 x SATA 3Gb/s - 15 pin Serial ATA power , 1 x SATA 3Gb/s - 7 pin Serial ATA
Connections
1 x USB 2.0 - mini-USB Type B

Miscellaneous

Cables Included
1 x USB cable - external
Features
Tested with up to 1TB 5400 RPM hard drives
Compliant Standards
Plug and Play, FCC, RoHS

Power

Power Source
Included AC adapter
Type
Power adapter

Software / System Requirements

OS Required
Linux, Maxtor NAS OS 2.0 or later, Microsoft Windows 2000/ME/XP/Vista/7

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
Limited warranty - 2 years

Dimensions & Weight

Width
2.5 cm
Depth
8.2 cm
Height
3.6 cm
Weight
30 g

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
5 °C
Max Operating Temperature
80 °C
Humidity Range Operating
0 - 90%

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Customer reviews

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5* Excellent piece of kit!
Reviewed by Nick P on 04/10/2013
I needed to recover data from a dead laptop's hard drive and this made it a very quick and simple job. An added bonus is that I now have a docking station to allow old SATA drives to be used as backup storage.
There are lots of similar solutions out there but costing 2-4 times as much and many also require external power supply. This is powered solely through the supplied USB 'Y' cable and is simplicity itself to use - insert SATA drive, connect USB cable and 'voila', extra drive now accessible from Windows Explorer.
A compact, neat solution which doesn't require a seperate power supply and does exactly what it says on the tin. You could do far worse than buying this item.
4* Handy Device
Reviewed by Bigtallbill on 02/02/2011
This dock works exactly as it should, The unit comes with a Y USB cable so you can plug both connectors if your drive needs more power.

The unit has a handy flip-out stabilization arm to keep it steady.

Currently using mine with a 250 Western Digital drive. My only criticism is that most of the drive is exposed due to the nature of the dock.

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