StarTech.com USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive Docking Station
The SATDOCKU3S USB 3.0 Hard Drive Docking Station delivers full, instant access to any 2.5in or 3.5in SATA (SATA, SATA II, SATA III) hard drive (HDD) or solid state drive (SSD), 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 3.0 SuperSpeed or USB 2.0 connection, the hard drive docking station provides a convenient, plug-and-play storage solution that delivers instant access to the hard drive without requiring a reboot.
Relying on the outstanding data throughput support of USB 3.0, the HDD docking station is capable of transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps, making it the fastest way to access data from an external drive. Double the value of this hard drive docking station, using a SATA to IDE hard drive adapter (SAT2IDEADP), which enables you to use any 2.5 or 3.5in IDE hard drive in a SATA hard drive dock slot.
To ensure compatibility with your computer system, the SATDOCKU3S supports all of the leading operating system platforms, including: Microsoft Windows®, Apple® OSX, Linux, and Google Chrome OS™.
- SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compliant host interface, with transfer rates up to 5Gbps
- High Speed USB 2.0 compliant host interface, with transfer rates up to 480Mbps
- Patented drive ejection mechanism
- Combined power switch and status LED
- Compatible with SATA revision 1/2/3 (1.5/3.0/6.0 Gbps) drives
- Supports 2.5" and 3.5" form factor SATA hard drives (HDD) and solid state drives (SSD)
- Built-in short circuit protection
- Compact, desktop-style form factor
- Plug-and-Play and Hot-Swap compatible