Skip to: |

Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

  • Back2School
  • Wish List
  • Feedback
  • Help
Search all
Search
Home
Home > 
Computer Hardware > 
Hard Drives > 
Hard Drive Enclosures > 
Orico > 
Item#: 9SIA1DS0FR8421

Orico 6518US3-BK USB 3.0 2.5/3.5 SATA Hard Drive Dock Station

  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Up to 3TB
  • Plastic

  • Pin It
  • Email this page
ICON Loading...
  • Overview
  • Specifications
  • Warranty & Returns
  • Reviews

Learn more about the Orico ORICO 6518US3

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information

Customer Reviews of the Orico ORICO 6518US3

Do you own this product? Write a Review

ICON Loading...

Filter Results

Go

Showing 78 of 78 reviews - Clear Filters

  • Elwira S.
  • 8/26/2015 10:20:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood. Solid. Works

This review is from: Orico 6518US3-BK USB 3.0 2.5/3.5 SATA Hard Drive Dock Station

Pros: Nice solid construction.Disk fits snugly, but comes out easily. No problem plug and play. (I have a Bytecc enclosure that won't work with my desktop anymore only with my laptop. No such nonsense from this puppy.)

Cons: None so far.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Elwira:

Thank you so much for choosing ORICO as your preferred choice, this is Lor from ORICO customer care team. Your kind feedback is the best encourage that keeps us moving forward and constantly improving our goods and services. My email address is lor@orico.com.cn, please feel free to contact me if you have any problem.

We looking forward to hear from you and purchase from ORICO again!

Best Regards
Lor

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Robert P.
  • 8/26/2015 12:23:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast and Solid

This review is from: Orico 6518US3-BK USB 3.0 2.5/3.5 SATA Hard Drive Dock Station

Pros: Worked the first time and every time since. It's well built, the cables are sufficiently long, the USB 3 interface really speeds things up, and at $14 on Neweggflash, it was a great buy.

Cons: none so far

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Andrew B.
  • 8/23/2015 7:41:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsupdate

This review is from: Orico 6518US3-BK USB 3.0 2.5/3.5 SATA Hard Drive Dock Station

Pros: In general it works quite well and does what it claims to do.

Cons: After reading Orico's response to my review I tried the device with several more hard drives and SSDs.
I have to admit that some drives were much easier to remove than the few that I originally tested. Others, however, were still difficult. It depends on the drive and perhaps how "broken in" the SATA connector is.
So... not as bad as I first thought and wrote, perhaps not quite as good as Orico thinks.

Other Thoughts: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, life goes on.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Andrew B.
  • 8/10/2015 3:06:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsVery good, but with a significant flaw

This review is from: Orico 6518US3-BK USB 3.0 2.5/3.5 SATA Hard Drive Dock Station

Pros: Very good build quality, does what it is supposed to do with good transfer speeds. I think the recessed power switch is a good idea, it prevents accidentally switching power on or off.

Cons: The major problem with this device, caused by its design, is the difficulty of inserting or, especially, removing the drive from the device. There is no eject mechanism, you simply grab the SSD or hard drive and pull it out. Easier said than done.
It can be very difficult to get a grip on the drive sufficient to pull it out without stressing the SATA connector as it's a very tight fit. I don't like to have to man handle computer parts, this isn't plumbing.

Other Thoughts: Life goes on.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Andrew,

Thank you very much for choosing ORICO as your preferred choice.
We are terribly sorry for all the inconvenience our products caused to you.
Actrually you only need to move it back gently to remove the driver from the device.
Maybe there's something wrong the the hard drive enclosure you got or the size of the hard drive.
Can you kindly contact supports@orico.com.cn or bella@orico.com.cn?
We will try our best to help you out.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Thanks.

Best Regards
ORICO customer care team

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Michael C.
  • 8/7/2015 8:48:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLittle thing works nicely.

This review is from: Orico 6518US3-BK USB 3.0 2.5/3.5 SATA Hard Drive Dock Station

Pros: Plug it in and it goes. I had no problems at all getting it working, i got about 60MB/s transfer speed copying files into a SATA3 hard drive.

Cons: The only Con i would have, is that you have to plug it into the wall as well. This makes portability a bit of a drag since you have to get down under the desk to plug it in. I wish these would have the power cord also end in a USB cable so you could plug it in and have it working without needing to locate an empty wall outlet.

Other Thoughts: A great little device that helps a ton when i have data strung across multiple old and small hard drives that i want to consolidate. The caddy fits the hard drive nicely, and it's heavy enough to feel like it is good quality, and not a cheap pile of plastic.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Jonathan B.
  • 6/17/2015 12:54:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIdeal Premise, Lacking Execution

This review is from: Orico 6518US3-BK USB 3.0 2.5/3.5 SATA Hard Drive Dock Station

Pros: Packaging was pristine. The manual having English is a plus.

Cons: While this drive worked extremely well with my 2.5" drive, when I tried accessing my 3.5" hard drive, neither my laptop (ASUS X502CA, Windows 8.1) nor the other desktop computer in the house (an iMac using Boot Camp to run Windows 7) are able to access the drive reliably. I'm constantly getting the USB disconnect once it is recognized and then it keeps switching over. Considering that I was planning on using this to get stuff off my boot drive before I reformat it, this is a very bad thing.

Other Thoughts: As the reviewer below has stated. the numerous reviews singing praises about this unit makes me believe that this is a rare defect. I would be willing to do various software and hardware troubleshoots beyond those listed in the User Manual in order to fix this. I just hope that, in the end, this issue will be able to solve itself.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Dear Valuable Client ,

Thank you so much for choosing ORICO as your preferred choice.I am Sunshine from ORICO.I have just received your product reviews about the product you purchased.I sincerely sorry for the issue your experienced .you can try another 3.5 inch hard drive , check whether the power supply is plugged in, whether the power supply is the original?If your hard drive is new,please reformat it first.and If you have any question,you can contract our Customer care team.I believe this issue could be fixed with our Customer Care Team.It will be great if you can offer our Customer Care Team an opportunity to correct this issue and our team members will be more than happy to help.

Thank you again for purchase ORICO Products.

Best Regards
Sunshine

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Steven K.
  • 6/9/2015 5:05:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead on Arrival

This review is from: Orico 6518US3-BK USB 3.0 2.5/3.5 SATA Hard Drive Dock Station

Pros: None

Cons: Dead on Arrival
- to elaborate in detail I will first explain how I understand the dock station to work. After connecting the power and usb cables into your outlet and computer, it will install different kinds of drivers automatically. If the drivers are installed correctly, the LED will remain blue (If I understand the product correctly, blue just means it is doing nothing besides waiting for a HDD to be connected.) Once I connected my 3.5 HDD into the dock, the LED turns purple-ish, quickly phasing in and out of blue and purple (Basically, purple LED means it receiving and sending files from the HDD).

Now that we kinda know how the product works, I will move onto the problem. The HDD constantly gets connected and disconnected (or gets mounted and unmounted), making it impossible to be used. Although it isn't "Dead on Arrival" in the sense that the power doesn't turn on, it still remains useless because the product itself is defective. I tried browsing the web for a newer driver (I'm using Windows 7 64 bit, and I also tried it on a WIndows Vista) but couldn't find anything useful.

Other Thoughts: All in all, if anyone finds a way to fix the problem, either by software or troubleshooting the hardware, let me know so I can put it to use. I know that I must have gotten unlucky with this defective one since many other reviews state that it is a fine product.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Dear Valuable Client ,

Thank you so much for choosing ORICO as your preferred choice.I am Sunshine from ORICO.I have just received your product reviews about the product you purchased.I sincerely sorry for the issue your experienced and I believe this issue could be fixed with our Customer Care Team.It will be great if you can offer our Customer Care Team an opportunity to correct this issue and our team members will be more than happy to help.

Thank you again for purchase ORICO Products.

Best Regards
Sunshine

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Jonathan G.
  • 5/28/2015 6:56:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsComplete Junk

This review is from: Orico 6518US3-BK USB 3.0 2.5/3.5 SATA Hard Drive Dock Station

Pros: Love the idea - a simple and easy hard drive dock to test hard drives and reformat.
Cheap... maybe too cheap.

Cons: Arrived DOA. Exterior is in pristine condition, however it continually disconnects the device, even without a drive attached. I've tried both USB 3.0 and 2.0 to no avail. It's completely useless.

Do yourself a favor and stay away from this device! It's not worth the hassle.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Dear Valuable Client ,

Thank you so much for choosing ORICO as your preferred choice.I am Lor from ORICO.I have just received your product reviews about the product you purchased.I sincerely sorry for the issue your experienced and I believe this issue could be fixed with our Customer Care Team.It will be great if you can offer our Customer Care Team an opportunity to correct this issue and our team members will be more than happy to help.

Thank you again for purchase ORICO Products.

Best Regards
Lor

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Charles C.
  • 5/23/2015 11:32:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUseful Product

This review is from: Orico 6518US3-BK USB 3.0 2.5/3.5 SATA Hard Drive Dock Station

Pros: I purchased this Jan 30, 2014 so That I could format and install Windows 7 Pro on a spare laptop hard drive. Worked great. I now have it connected to my desktop and am using it for backup. It currently has a 1 TB drive and works great. I would recommend this to anyone that has both 2.5 and 3.5 inch drives and may want to interchange them between laptop and desktop. I have 2 old Windows XP systems and don't have a clue what is installed on the hard drives, but with this product it will be a piece of case to find out.

Cons: Price - went from $19.99 - to $25.00 and that is supposed to be a $49.99 mark down. It is worth the $19.99 and I'll pay $25 but that's pushing it.

Other Thoughts: I can recommend this, as I have had good luck with the one I have, but I always look at all the reviews, before I decide to buy. Ignore the nits, but watch out for early life failures.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Shane J.
  • 4/19/2015 7:02:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks well but Hot

This review is from: Orico 6518US3-BK USB 3.0 2.5/3.5 SATA Hard Drive Dock Station

Pros: Initializes and works very well.
Decent speed for external
Form factor is ideal for some uses
USB 3

Cons: Drive gets very hot

Other Thoughts: I have tried a couple drives in it and each one of them has become very hot, almost too hot to swap. Not sure if a lower RPM drive would fare better. I am sure a 2.5" drive would be fine, but I wish there was some airflow channels on the underside of the drive. Just something to keep in mind if you are planning to run it 24x7

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

Compare Offers from All Sellers

Seller Name & Rating Offer Details  
ICON Loading...
Volume Discounts
  • 5-6 $23.75 ea.
  • 7 $22.50 ea.
  • 8+ $21.25 ea.

Send It As A Gift!

gift services details

More Buying Options

Are you an E-Blast Insider? Subscribe Newegg e-Blast
PayPal
Shop without retyping payment details. Secure shopping made faster.
Check out with PayPal.

Home
Home > 
Computer Hardware > 
Hard Drives > 
Hard Drive Enclosures > 
Orico > 
Item#: 9SIA1DS0FR8421
Shop by Region: United States | Canada | China | Taiwan
VeriSign Click for the BBB Business Review of this Computers - Supplies & Parts in Whittier CAThis site protected by Trustwave's Trusted Commerce program Inc500
Policy & Agreement | Privacy Policy  © 2000-2015 Newegg Inc.  All rights reserved.
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site.