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StarTech.com USB to SATA IDE Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5in or 3.5in HDD Dock

5.0*
StarTech.com USB to SATA IDE Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5in or 3.5in HDD Dock

Quicklinx: 6CYHWS00
Mfr#: UNIDOCK2U
Standard delivery Product out of stock. Due date unavailable.
Discontinued

Description

Connect both an IDE and SATA hard drive to a computer through USB 2.0. The UNIDOCK2U HDD Docking Station delivers full, instant access to any 2.5" and/or 3.5" IDE or SATA hard drive without having to mount the drive in a computer, or install it in an external enclosure. Large capacity drives (tested with up to 4TB 3.5" and 1TB 2.5" drives) can be used to greatly enhance your computer's storage/backup capabilities.

Connected to the host computer through a single USB 2.0 connection, both an IDE hard drive and a SATA hard drive (SATA, SATA II, SATA III) can be connected to the HDD dock simultaneously - a convenient solution for migrating data from an IDE drive to a SATA drive or vice versa, or simply harnessing fast and simple access to the contents on both hard drives.

The hard drive docking station provides the ideal solution for any laptop or desktop application, with support for plug and play hard drive installation on most operating systems to ensure easy hard drive swapping and convenient access to valuable data.

Specifications

Summary

Product Description
StarTech.com USB to SATA IDE Hard Drive Docking Station 2.5/3.5in HDD Dock - HDD docking station - ATA / SATA 3Gb/s - USB 2.0
Device Type
HDD docking station - external
Bays
1
Bus Type
USB 2.0
Colour
Black
Localisation
North America, United Kingdom, Europe
Expansion Bays
1 x hot-swap - 2.5" / 3.5" shared
Hard Drive Form Factor Compatibility
2.5", 3.5"
Interface
ATA / SATA 3Gb/s
Data Transfer Rate
300 MBps
Supported Devices
Hard drive
Power Source
Included AC adapter
Power
AC 120/230 V
System Requirements
Linux, Microsoft Windows 2000, Apple MacOS X 10.4, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Apple MacOS X 10.6, Apple MacOS X 10.5, Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows XP (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (32/64-bits), Apple MacOS X 10.7 Lion, Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Windows 8 (32/64 bits)
Dimensions (WxDxH)
9.3 cm x 14.5 cm x 6.5 cm
Weight
413 g
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years warranty


Detail

General

Device Type
HDD docking station - external
Bays
1
Hard Drive Form Factor Compatibility
2.5", 3.5"
Host Bus
USB 2.0
Colour
Black
Localisation
North America, United Kingdom, Europe

Storage Controller

Interface
ATA / SATA 3Gb/s
Data Transfer Rate
300 MBps
Supported Devices
Hard drive

Expansion / Connectivity

Bays
1 x hot-swap - 2.5" / 3.5" shared
Interfaces
1 x ATA - 40 PIN IDC , 1 x SATA 3Gb/s - 7 pin Serial ATA
Connections
1 x USB 2.0 - 4 PIN USB Type B

Miscellaneous

Cables Included
1 x USB cable - external , 1 x IDE adapter - external - 12 cm , 1 x IDE cable - external
Features
Tested with up to 4TB 5400 RPM 3.5” hard drives, tested with up to 1TB 5400 RPM 2.5” hard drives
Compliant Standards
FCC, RoHS

Power

Power Source
Included AC adapter
Type
Power adapter
Voltage Required
AC 120/230 V

Software / System Requirements

OS Required
Linux, Microsoft Windows 2000, Apple MacOS X 10.4, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Apple MacOS X 10.6, Apple MacOS X 10.5, Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows XP (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (32/64-bits), Apple MacOS X 10.7 Lion, Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Windows 8 (32/64 bits)

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
2 years warranty
Service & Support Details
Limited warranty - 2 years

Dimensions & Weight

Width
9.3 cm
Depth
14.5 cm
Height
6.5 cm
Weight
413 g

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Customer reviews

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a handy item
Reviewed by lionel bennett. Review Posted 30/10/2010

i found this very easy to use with windows 7 its fast useing the usb 2.0 ports

only one downfall no drives bigger than 1.5tb will work

on windows xp i found it good aswell but you need to conect it up first before switching the p c on then it conect stright way

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 4*
 
HDD Docking Station
Reviewed by Gordon Webb. Review Posted 24/02/2011

Excellent piece of kit This caddy is made with Good quality components. It comes with a comprehensive instruction manual, connecting cables and a 12 volt power adaptor. It works perfectly well with my OS Windows 7. I’m very happy with my purchase so far.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Good buy
Reviewed by CUP. Review Posted 09/09/2011

I got this to have a last look at my stack of 1Gb to 80Gb IDE drives before I bin them. I only wish that IDE drives had connectors like SATA drives. The gap between the power and data cables varies a lot so it is not just a straight plugin.

If it is just SATA, it is fairly neat. With IDE you need a lot more desk space because the disk has to lie flat next to the docking station.

For IDE, there is a fiddly keyed ribbon cable and a sometimes difficult to remove power cable. For the laptop IDE drives, the ribbon looks quite fragile but looks can be decieving. Would have been nice if the ribbon connectors had tabs for pulling them off and the power connectors were slightly longer so that there was more surface to grip and pull them off.

The unit comes with a power adapter and 3 kettle leads for UK, Europe and North America. Wonder why they don't build these units with an integrated power adapter. Maybe it is some PA testing requirement.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 4*
  • Value for money 5*
 
USB Docking Station for HDD
Reviewed by Anonymous Review Posted 11/04/2010

This is for saving my customer's data.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
A disappointment
Reviewed by John ff. Review Posted 21/08/2010

Basically it does not work. On Linux the disk is not readable and on Windows it does not appear in "my computer" despite being said to be available.

I was hoping to be able to read and possibly use the IDE disks hanging around, but it seems like a waste of money

  • Overall 1*
  • Ease of use 1*
  • Value for money 1*
 

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