Startech USB to SATA External Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5" or 3.5" HDD

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The Startech USB to SATA External Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5" or 3.5" HDD is an efficient accessory that will allow you to view all contents of a portable drive even in the absence of your laptop. Users of large file and large amounts of data will find this device highly practical because it provides full and instant access to any hard drive of up to 500 GB or SATA, SATA II and SATA/300 units of up to two terabytes. To uninstall or swap the drive, you can simply remove it from the external StarTech hard drive docking station. The USB-to-SATA adapter supports plug-and-play installations on most operating systems. In addition, it offers data speeds of up to 480 mbps, providing a convenient alternative to external hard drive enclosures. Having this SATA hard drive docking station will also save you the time needed to prepare the drive for conventional installation.

About this item

The Startech USB to SATA External Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5" or 3.5" HDD is an efficient accessory that will allow you to view all contents of a portable drive even in the absence of your laptop. Users of large file and large amounts of data will find this device highly practical because it provides full and instant access to any hard drive of up to 500 GB or SATA, SATA II and SATA/300 units of up to two terabytes. To uninstall or swap the drive, you can simply remove it from the external StarTech hard drive docking station. The USB-to-SATA adapter supports plug-and-play installations on most operating systems. In addition, it offers data speeds of up to 480 mbps, providing a convenient alternative to external hard drive enclosures. Having this SATA hard drive docking station will also save you the time needed to prepare the drive for conventional installation.

Startech USB to SATA External Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5" or 3.5" HDD:

  • Supports both SATA 2.5" (up to 500GB) and 3.5" hard drives (up to 2 TB/includes SATA, SATA II, SATA/300)
  • Supports plug and play on most types of operating systems
  • Hot swap compatible
  • Top slot loading design with drive door
  • Compact desktop style form factor
  • No need to mount the HD in a computer
  • SATA hard drive docking station offers data transfer speeds of up to 480Mbps
  • Model number: SATADOCKU2
  • Dimensions in inches: 6.8 x 6.4 x 3.5
  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • Drive connectors: 1 - SATA data and power combo (7+15 pin) receptacle
  • Host connectors: 1 - USB B (4 pin) female

Specifications

Model No.: SATADOCKU2
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.35
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.8 x 6.4 x 3.5
Assembled in Country of Origin: USA or Imported
Origin of Components: USA or Imported
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6/27/2011

Customer review by uiuiouoi

4.0 stars 6/27/2011 by uiuiouoi
by uiuiouoi

This product gets the job done. No problems with drivers loading. It's hot swappable, and my 2.5" hard drive fits snug on the connections. Only one problem exists. The cover flaps with a spring load - it stays up to cover the extra space left when using a 2.5" drive. My drive (standard 2.5" out of a toshiba laptop) did not fit and the flap stayed down. I actually broke the flap when trying to pull it up. It is easy to break at the hinge ( just plastic). Now I just use the dock with no flap; so it's just open. Not a big deal, but I would like the cover, though.

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uiuiouoi
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every day
System Backup workes great.
5/15/2011

Customer review by weedwacker

5.0 stars 5/15/2011 by weedwacker
by weedwacker

I bought the Startech USB to SATA for a extra hard drive I had so I could backup my windows 7 system and files. My computer has two hard drives, the main drive has windows 7, the other PClinuxOS, which I have set up as a dual boot system. I like the sys backup feature windows 7 has and used the second drive for that until installed Linux on the second drive. Now with the external drive I can backup all my windows files cheap, and this is just as good as one of those expensive external drives. With the Startech USB to SATA I can also use it for other drives I might need to format or use for files.

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weedwacker
Morristown, TN
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Once per week
Startech USB to SATA Hard Drive Docking Station
4/30/2013

Customer review by ivanho411

5.0 stars 4/30/2013 by ivanho411
by ivanho411

Have purchased numerous other external enclosures and docking stations in the past, with none of them being of a decent quality, with all of them being made of cheap plastic or aluminum. This docking station is open to the air allowing the heat buildup to be dissipated to the atmosphere which is better than being enclosed with no ventilation openings. So far it has worked flawlessly and if it lasts over six or seven months it will beat out all others I have used. These should last for years, so we will see.

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ivanho411
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
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8/6/2013

Customer review by comptergear

5.0 stars 8/6/2013 by comptergear
by comptergear

Worked great for me so far - my wife's computer crashed totally (won't boot) last week and not everything was backed up. I bought this device to access the hard drive (a 250 Gb SATA) and it worked like a charm. When I fired it up it scanned the disk for errors and fixed one bad sector. Scanning it on her old computer under the alternative boot options led to a crash but this handled it fine. Buying it was a lot less expensive that getting a company to extract the data! It seems sufficiently good that once my wife's new computer arrives and I have data transferred to it, I will probably continue using it as an extra drive - either with the 250GB drive directly on my desktop, or with a 2 or 4 TB SATA drive connected to one of my network drives (that have USB plugs).

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comptergear
Princeton, NJ
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:65 or older
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Every few days
I love It
4/15/2011

Customer review by 20belowzero

5.0 stars 4/15/2011 by 20belowzero
by 20belowzero

Works like a charm. I plugged it in and it works. I had to format a brand new 2.5 inch WD Scorpio Blue but it now reads as drive E:. Not a hitch, no drama at all. Construction quality seems as good as I hoped. I have a Toshiba A105 notebook with a 40 gig hard drive. Now I have another 160 gigs. I love it. I also have Ubuntu 10.10 installed under Win 7. This device is supposed to work with that as well, I have not tried it yet. I reserved 60 gigs for Linux and will report back when I test that. My opinion as of this moment is that I made a good decision and would be right to buy it again. -20

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20belowzero
Central Montana
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
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