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Orico 6518SUS3-BK USB3.0 & E-SATA SATA HDD Docking Station Enclosure

  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • USB 3.0 & eSATA dual high speed interface
  • Unique horizontal design, decent heat dissipation and stability
  • High quality ABS material
  • Tool free and hot-swapping
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The ORICO 6518SUS3-BK can help you to solve data storage problems easily. It is compatible with any 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch SATA I, SATA II, or SATA III Hard Disk Drive or Solid State Disk up to 4TB. Its tool-free design allows you to mount or unmount drive, without tools or screws, in just three seconds. It uses a USB 3.0+e-SATA dual high speed interface, offering easy and reliable connectivity with a data transfer rate up to 5Gbps. You can enjoy a lightning speed accessing for your video, photos, music, and files at home, office, or studio with any desktop or laptop. 

  • newegg Exclusive Tool-Free Design Featuring a unique tool-free design, the 6518SUS3-BK allows you to mount or unmount any 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch drive, without tools or screws, in just three seconds.
  • newegg Both USB 3.0 and e-SATA Enabled The 6518SUS3-BK achieved with Super Speed USB 3.0 & e-SATA controller with both USB 3.0 and e-SATA cable included, offering an up to 5Gbps transfer rate, which is 10 times faster than USB 2.0.
  • newegg Plug and Play Just put your drive in and plug it in to your computer – no reboot or additional driver is needed.

Learn more about the Orico ORICO 6518SUS3-BK


ORICO 6518 Series


2.5" & 3.5"
AC Adapter
Internal Interface
External Interface
Maximum Capacity (per Bay)
Up to 4TB
Compatible with Windows 98 , 2000 , XP , 2003 , Vista , 7 , 2008 , Windows 8 32 or 64Bit , Linux kernels 3.0 or Later and Mac Desktop & Laptop with Available USB3.0 , USB2.0 or eSATA Host

Compatible with SATA I , II and III 3.5 inch SATA HDD or SSD up to 4TB

AHCI(Serial ATA Advanced Host Controller Interface) is required to be enabled by configuring the BIOS if attach ORICO 6518SUS3 to computer with eSATA Port. Otherwise the Drive would not be shown in computer when first attached. Or You have to "Scan for hardware changes"in "Device Manager" or restart your computer
Tool Free Dock allow to mount Drive in 3 second without Tools and Screws , Allow to Access Multi Drives External Easily

Both USB3.0 and eSATA Enabled offer Transfer Rates Up To 5Gbps , 10x Faster than USB2.0

Fit for any 2.5 inch or 3.5 inch SATA I , SATA II and SATA III Hard Disk Drive or Solid State Disk up to 4TB

Compatible with any Windows , Macintosh , Linux Desktop or Laptop with USB3.0 , USB2.0 or eSATA Host

Plug and Play Compatible , No Reboot and Additional Driver is needed

Premium 12V2.5A Power Adapter included


Operating Systems Supported
Windows XP/Vista/7/8 etc

Dimensions & Weight

L180*W120*H40 mm
155 g


Package Contents
1x ORICO 6518SUS3
1x 12V2.5A Power Adapter
1x 3.3 Feet USB3.0 Cable
1x 3.3 Feet eSATA Cable
1x User's Manual
1x Warranty Card

Manufacturer Warranty

1 Year
1 Year

Quick Info

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  • Thomas F.
  • 4/18/2014 9:02:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery nice dock

Pros: Horizontal (flat) layout
High-quality, heavy-duty eSATA and USB3.0 cables
No driver needed AFAICT with my WHS2011 setup
Subtle blue/red power & activity LED
Very stable platform for a heavy 3.5" drive

Cons: None that I can tell at this time

Other Thoughts: I got this dock to try in lieu of the Rosewill RX-DUS100 vertical unit that glitched on me a few times when doing backups. I never could tell if it was the dock or the cable or the software, or the drive (orientation) for that matter. In any case I liked the design of this and am very pleased with the Orico.

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  • Stephen P.
  • 3/28/2014 9:30:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBingo!

Pros: I purchased this as a means to manage hard drives and sorted storage. I found I use it to run OS's from external drives, allowing the PC to to carry only the bios. I now have one PC and three operating systems. Keeps cool and runs quiet (no extra vibration). Haven't tried using the USB 3.0, but the eSata works like an internal.

Cons: Need more docking stations, otherwise none.

Other Thoughts: Cant beat the price or simplicity.

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  • Wendy W.
  • 3/21/2014 10:29:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGOOD

Pros: lays flat, works as advertised

Cons: Hard drive can flop when moving

Other Thoughts: I tested speed usb 3.0 vs usb 2.0 and it is faster on usb 3.0. Speeds also depend on the drive it's self too. I tested two different drives and one of the 2 drives was twice the speed then the other.

I suggest if you are going to be moving the drive or laying it on it's side, to put a rubber band or scrunchy on the end to keep the drive from flipping up and breaking something.

Suggestion to manufacture make a end locking clip or a little slider arm or an end cap on your next design.

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  • Drew D.
  • 3/17/2014 6:14:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsNotWorth It

Pros: USB 3.0

Cons: Let's see, have had it month and on the 3rd drive to go in it, connection broke off while swapping out. I am not a very big "jam it in and pray" kind of person, I try very hard to not ever use brute force (unless it's the only way).

Do not waste the money on this product

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  • craig k.
  • 3/15/2014 10:33:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsdecent with a minor flaw

Pros: works fine in both modes (esata and usb 3.0) on P67 chipset asus motherboard under windows 8.1.
drive lays flat.

Cons: drive lays flat. can be hard to remove a 2.5" drive. they should place a void or grove to help grab the drive once it is installed (enter dremel).

Other Thoughts: seems fast (very fast usb 3.0) and works fine. This is a recent one and it appears the manuf is now shipping with the newest firmware. I checked their site and loaded firmware was the same version as on the site

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  • Robert L.
  • 2/24/2014 7:18:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGarbage Avoid

Pros: Makes a relatively decent paperweight.

Cons: ******DO NOT BUY******
Garbage! eSATA doesn't work, USB 2/3 doesn't work and to return it cost more than half the price of the unit. AVOID and do not buy.

Orico contacted me and stated a firmware update would fix the problem but I had to email them outside of newegg to get the info. Against my better judgment I emailed them and never heard another word no link to a firmware no fix.

Running Windows 8.1

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/22/2014 7:16:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUSB 3.0 Does NOT work with Windows 8/8.1

Pros: This drive bay works great with Windows 7, USB 3.0 is supported on both Intel and Renesas USB 3.0 controller. eSATA support also works great.

Drive is easy to remove and the flat design makes it very sturdy for a heavy 3.5" drive.

Cons: USB 3.0 for this docking station is NOT supported for Windows 8/8.1 as others have stated. I had hoped Orico would address this but so far, nothing. They have a cryptic firmware update procedure listed on their Chinese support site claiming Win8/8/1 compatibility but it did not work for me. Other Orico USB 3.0 models have received a firmware update so they do work in Win 8/8.1. The problem lies with MS/Intel and Orico, not one shares in all the blame because USB 3.0 drivers have been handled very poorly on the platform. If you absolutely must have USB 3.0 support from this dock, then you will be disappointed.

See link to support site below.

The power button is also very cheaply floating around, it falls off easily so be careful with it.

Other Thoughts: Works well enough as an eSATA drive, but I really wanted this for USB 3.0 support. Very disappointed but this seems to be par for the course due to the state of USB 3.0 drivers for Windows 8/8.1

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  • Steven L.
  • 2/8/2014 8:37:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUSB 3.0

Pros: It's quite fast with both USB and eSata. I have reached speeds of 180mbps with this device and USB 3.0...

This is a MUCH better design than the enclosures that require the HDD to stand on it's end, nose down

Cons: After upgrading to Win 8.1 Pro, it quit working with one of my USB 3.0 controllers (Intel). It worked properly with the onboard ASMedia USB 3.0 Controller...

It worked properly on both controllers on the same machine with Win 8 Pro prior to upgrading to 8.1.

Other Thoughts: I actually received a phone call from Hong Kong when I submitted a RMA for my first enclosure because of the mentioned problem...

They suggested a Firmware update might solve the problem, which turned out to be the case... But the Enclosure had already been shipped back to Newegg..

The firmware update didn't go smoothly. When following the instructions, it wouldn't install... I eventually realized that the installer wasn't responding in the fashion the instructions stated, and modified the method I was using accordingly...

The Firmware eventually installed, and the Enclosure works flawlessly... The RMA would have been unnecessary if I had known of the Firmware issue sooner.

For some reason after receiving the email with the link to the Firmware update, I haven't received a response to any more communication attempts...

I don't know if this is a Company issue, or maybe the person I was in contact with left the company..

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  • SAJU V.
  • 1/31/2014 3:00:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead two months later

Pros: This device dropped the connection with the computer multiple times. Finally RIP

Cons: If you want your data to be safe, spend a little extra money and get something reliable.

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  • zineb h.
  • 1/13/2014 1:39:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Good price.

Cons: Does not perform well using E-SATA. I have two relatively new ASUS motherboards with the E_SATA bus. My intent was to copy a partition of pictures and video file data from one system to another and keep a copy on a back up drive.
several tries resulted in errors and incomplete copy
I finished by removing the covers from both computers and connecting directly to the SATA bus with an extra cable.

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