This impressive disk adapter turned out better than I expected. It will interface with standard USB-A 2.0/3.0/3.1 ports on a PC or USB-C on a late model smart phone, I tried both and could read the drive from a Windows 10 computer and my Android 8.1 phone. The SATA connection on the Plugable adapter will hot swap 2.5" or 3.5" hard disks or 2.5" solid state drives in sizes up to 8GB. Performance is much quicker than the USB 2.0 backup drive that I also own. Actual throughput depends on the type of drive that you plug into the SATA slot, and the speed of the PC or phone that's connected to it. Hot swap capability means that you can change hard drives without restarting. The ability to change drives easily expands functionality and can be used for home or business backups, or as a boot drive to run a separate operating system such as Ubuntu or Debian Linux. Even with this capability it's easy to set up for simple storage and backup tasks. Configuration is automatic except that the drive you plug into it must be formatted with a compatible filesystem for the operating system that you are running. Two USB cords and an AC adapter are included.
Plugable USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps SATA Upright Hard Drive Dock and SSD Dock (includes both USB-C and USB 3.0 cables, supports 10TB+ drives).
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Super easy right out of the box
This device couldn't be any simpler to use. Unbox it, connect it to power, and then your computer. Plug in whatever SATA drive you have and you're in business. I've used numerous external adapters in my career but this one is just so easy. Not firmware, no software, no fuss. The only drawback I have with the design is the power adapter is larger than I'd prefer. Not a detriment to the overall working of the device, just that it extends down the power strip in a way that blocks numerous other outlets. If the plug-in could be rotated so that the bulk of the adapter hangs over the side of the power strip instead of down it, that would make this 100% in my book.
Really great for data backup
I am reviewing Plugable brand USBC-SATA-V Drive Dock External - 1 x Total Bay - 1 x 2.5/3.5 Bay - Serial ATA/600 - USB 3.1 USB 3.1 GEN 2 10GBPS that I received as a Spark Reviewer. I first noticed, as I took it out of the box, that it was very lightweight but sturdy. Also, it is quite compact. This product is really cool and EXTREMELY easy to set up: literally Plug & Play. How I used it: it's playing the role of an FTP directory that I eventually configured within my DMZ...BUT...a novice can set this up for a simple home network access to an external drive...First, just Plug & Play to the USB ports on your router...Next, simply go to the Web Interface of your Router, and set up external storage (by the way, in the pictures, my current drive I marked in brown, and the new drive I have marked in blue)...Once you're done setting up the external drive via your router, you should be able to see it from your pc or laptop. The other great thing about it is that it has a flap at the top that adjusts for smaller HDDs. For some people, it's just a matter of plug and Play to your laptop or pc. Now, here's the thing, it can handle 10 GBPS depending on the SATA you use with it. For someone who has to back up a lot of data, this device works great. I highly recommend the Plugable brand USBC-SATA-V Drive Dock External - 1 x Total Bay - 1 x 2.5/3.5 Bay - Serial ATA/600 - USB 3.1 USB 3.1 GEN 2 10GBPS to anyone. It's easy to use, compact and sturdy, convenient, and works!
Plug and play
I received this product under the Spark reviewer program. I have been in the market to purchase a hard drive dock, so I thought I would give this one a try. I have several old hard drives laying around that I need to remove some items from. The HDD that I used was from a 2004 HP laptop. The dock will take 2.5 and 3.5 inch drives, everything was plug and play. The dock is 5.5 inches wide by 3 inches in depth and about 2.75 inches tall. It feels light but solid, the power cord is 5 foot in length and the USB cable are about 3 foot long. It came with two cables a USB-A to USB-C that is 3.1 compatible and a USB-C to USB-C. I have used this dock on a USB 2.0 port with no issues and on my laptop with a 3.0 port, worked on both with no problems. The laptop drive did not vibrate or move while I was accessing the files on it in the dock. There is a USB-C, power supply port and a on/off switch on the back. Insert the drive in the dock connect the cable and power cord, turn it on and go. There is a bright blue light on the top of the dock that indicates that your live. I gained access to all my old files and programs with out any problems, took some old music off and transferred it to my desktop. I have only used it a few times, but it has performed flawless for me.
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