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ORICO 6518US3 SuperSpeed USB3.0 HDD Hard Drive & SSD Docking Station for 2.5 & 3.5 inch SATA - Support 4TB HDD - Black

  • Fit with 2.5 & 3.5 inch HDD/SSD
  • USB3.0
  • Tool free installation
  • Support Windows, Mac, Linux and Unix
  • 18 Months warranty and lifetime technical support

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Fits Both 2.5" & 3.5" SATA Drives


 

Tool-Free Dock for Any SATA Hard Drive or SSD

Orico

The ORICO 6518US3 is designed to manage all your files and drives.Supports both 7mm / 9mm and 12.5mm slim 2.5-inch laptop internal SATA drives. Also supports 3.5-inch SATA drives up to 6TB.

With tool-free construction,you can have all your drives managed. All you need to do is attach the dock to a power supply and computer. Then insert your drive.

 
 
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Faster than Fast

With a superspeed USB 3.0 controller, the ORICO 6518US3 provides transfer rates up to 5Gbps -- 10x faster than USB 2.0! It's also backwards-compatible with USB 2.0, USB 1.1, and USB1.0. USB 3.0 connectivity helps you transfer files in seconds, not minutes.

 
 
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Plug & Play

Requires no reboot, driver, or utility. The ORICO 6518US3 is completely plug and play ready. Just attach it to a USB port.

 

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Specifications

Item # ORICO 6518US3
Description USB3.0 2.5 & 3.5-inch SATA Hard Drive Docking Station
Drives Supported 2.5" or 3.5" SATA Hard Drive or SSD
Input 1x SATA Interface support SATA 1,2 and SATA 3.0 Drive
Output USB 3.0 5 Gbps (USB3.0 Type B,Backwards compatible with USB 2.0, 1.1 and 1.0)
Power Input 12V 2.5Amps
Chassis Plastic
Color Available in Black and White (Panel)
Size 9.9 x 5.2 x 3.1 inches (140 x 120 x 40mm)
Weight 0.88 lb (400 g)
Operation Systems Windows XP or later, Linux, and Mac OS

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  • Glenn J.
  • 2/4/2016 10:57:09 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorked Once!

Pros: - Easy Setup. Recognized by Windows 10. No drivers necessary.
- Reasonable price.
- Convenient
- Good transfer rates when connected to a USB 3 port.

Cons: - As others have noted, a very flimsy power switch. Broke when I turned it on for the second time. Opened the unit and bypassed it, so it still works.
- As others have also noted, drives run hotter than when mounted in a computer drive bay. My computer has two Seagate 1 TB hard drives that always report the same temperature. I removed one from the computer and installed it in the docking station. Then, I transferred 500 GB of data between the two drives, once in each direction. The temperature of the drive in my computer never exceeded 82 °F. The temperature of the drive mounted in the docking station reached 107 °F. The room temperature was ~70 °F. Nothing critical, but I would not use this a permanent docking station for an external drive. I only intend to use it for drive cloning and data retrieval, so it works for me.

Other Thoughts: Others have complained that the docking station does not work with a 4 TB drive. I did not have that problem. I installed a WD 4 TB Blue drive and it worked fine.

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  • Peter D.
  • 1/21/2016 8:12:40 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks but fragile.

Pros: - Worked right out of the box.
- Helped me access six old HDDs

Cons: - A week of use later and the SATA connector on the inside is already bent and moves around. To plug a drive in I now have to insert it at an angle, otherwise I risk bending it further. Someday soon it's going to snap.
- The USB cable is loose fitting, if it moves at the wrong angle connection is lost.

Other Thoughts: It's a cool device but it doesn't seem to be very durable. The construction is fragile and every time I use it I'm afraid it's going to break.
Right now I've ductaped a drive in it permanently, because if I keep swapping them as was intended I'm going to have a sub-par paperweight soon. Kinda disappointed that a drive bay is now relegated to a half-open external enclosure. I've already ordered a replacement.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Peter:

Much appreciate for choosing ORICO as your preference, this is Abby from ORICO Customer Care Team, truly sorry for all the inconvenience to you. To deal with your problem and serve you well, could you please tell me the problems by email? our email address is Newegg@orico.com.cn. We will reply you within 24 hours and try our best to help you, sincerely hope if you can give us a chance to fix the problem. For the defective products within warranty, we can send you a replacement.

Hope to hear from you soon, thanks.

Best Regards
Abby

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  • ANDY R.
  • 1/18/2016 7:46:43 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOrico goodness

Pros: USB 3.0
Great price at time of purchase - sub $20
Excellent packaging

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Orico makes great products. From packaging to look and feel of their items gives one the impression of a high quality product. Highly recommend when you can get these products at a sub $20 price.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ANDY:

Thank you so much for choosing ORICO as your preferred choice, this is Abby from ORICO customer care team. Your kind feedback is the best encourage that keeps us moving forward and constantly improving our goods and services. Our email address is Newegg@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
Abby

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  • alexis r.
  • 1/5/2016 4:43:16 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSomething all pc users should have

Pros: This is the type of pc accessory that I would consider a must have, right below a usb flash drive in terns if necessity. First it allows you to easily expand your storage no matter what the reason. All your ports in use, bad port can out of warranty, opened your pc case and then backed away with fear or maybe you just own a laptop with support for only a single drive. This solves all of those problems. I also chose this style over the type where the drive sits vertically because of the space i planned to put it in and it worked out well. However I do have another dock that sits drives vertically but that one is on a wide spacious desk.

I've used it with 3.5" drives as well as 2.5" spinning and ssd drives. All worked great.

Cons: Only con is that it can take maybe 10 seconds or so before the drive is up and ready to go but once its powered up and ready the speeds are solid. However I do recommend using it on a usb 3 port whenever possible in order to get the most speed out of your drive.

Other Thoughts: Do to what turned out to be sheer coincidence i almost deemed this dock defective. The first drive I used in it was a 1tb refurb that decided to start having serious problems. It would kick in and out while transfering data. This included while trying to reformat it. Turned out the drive had several bad sectors. I had to place it inside a system in order to be able to reformat it and lock off the bad sectors. I still use the drive but on a spare pc that i toy with. So when it finally goes no big deal.

But at the start i thought that the dock and fried the drive, talk about bad timming o the drives part. All other drives i've used, for several months now, have suffered from no problems. I also check on the health of the drives every so often so there aren't anymore surprises and everything is good.

The dock is plug and play so no drivers are needed. Connected it and your ready to go.

***This is for those who aren't as knowledgeable as others with pc matters. Particularly when you are dealing with a brand new drive, be it internally or through the dock, it is normal for the system to indicate that the drive has been connected but not show you the drive under My computer/This pc. The solution is to right click My computer/This pc -- select manage -- storage -- disk management.
This will show you a list of all your drives. Active drives will have blue bars however you want one that has a black bar over it that also has no driver letter. Right click the drive with the black bar and choose NEW SIMPLE VOLUME and just next click your way through the rest. This will mount the drive and assign a drive letter and your good to go. You could also partition the drive at this point if you wish.
-----please note that if your dealing with a drive that has data on it that this method will erase the data on the drive as it will be reformatted right then and there.

Back to the dock, its good just buy it.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Alexis:

Thank you so much for choosing ORICO as your preferred choice, this is Abby from ORICO customer care team. Your kind feedback is the best encourage that keeps us moving forward and constantly improving our goods and services. Our email address is Newegg@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
Abby

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/27/2015 6:15:09 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great!

Pros: It did it's job! It survived the first day I used it. Hoping it will stay that way!

Cons: Nothing yet.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer:

Thank you so much for choosing ORICO as your preferred choice, this is Abby 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 abby@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
Abby

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  • Wayne L.
  • 12/27/2015 1:17:56 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBeware

Pros: cheap price

Cons: There is absolutely no ventilation for the hard drive and it will become extremely hot. this will definitely shorten the life of the hard drive very rapidly.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Wayne,
Thank you so much for choosing ORICO.
So sorry to the issue that had happen to you, and thanks for your kindly advices.
My email address is abby@orico.com.cn, please feel free to contact me, i will try my best to help you.
It will be highly appreciated if you can give us a chance to fix the problem.
We are looking forward to hearing from you and purchase from ORICO again!

Best Regards
Abby

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/18/2015 3:39:46 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUseless

Pros: Nice shiny black brick....didn't attack me.

Cons: Constantly appears and dissapears...Seems like the OS detects "something" but has no idea what it is...Unable to mount any drives on either USB2 or USB3 ports. No drivers availiable from ORICO (nor should there be, since this should work as a standard USB3 device)
Sending back for refund.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valuable Customer,

Much appreciate for choosing ORICO as your preference, this is Abby from ORICO Customer Care Team.

We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

Sincerely sorry for the issue you experienced, but for the new drive, you need to initialize and format it.

The User's Manual have been mentioned how to operate it, please kindly see the User's Manual,and if you still have any confusion, pls feel free to contact me.

My email address is abby@orico.com.cn, I will do my best to help you.

For the defective product, please contact us to assist you with warranty options.

Thanks again for choosing ORICO as your preference.

Best Regards

Abby

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/3/2015 7:50:09 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery useful to have

Pros: This is such a great tool to have. I have used it many times to clone drives when doing updates or recovering data from damaged hardware. The drives slide in very easy and data transfer speed are very good.

Cons: None that I have found.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer:

Thank you so much for choosing ORICO as your preferred choice, this is Abby 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 abby@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
Abby

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  • David P.
  • 11/28/2015 2:34:30 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWarning - No warranty

Pros: Worked once almost a year ago.

Cons: Warning - this has no warranty - just the 30-day return. If it dies several months later (I only used it once when I first got it), you will then be the proud owner of an awkward paperweight.

I am so tired of devices like these working and then flaking out even if they hardly get used.

In particular, mine acts like it is going to work but actually refuses to fully mount any drive. I've tried several drives that work fine but don't work with this device any more. It continually semi-mounts then dismounts. Some drives it will claim they need to be formatted.

Other Thoughts: I wish I could find one of these that I could count on when I need it when I only use it a couple of times a year.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valuable Customer,

Much appreciate for choosing ORICO as your preference.

Sincerely sorry for the issue you experienced, please describe the problem in detail.

When you connect our product with other devices, could you please screenshot the Disk Management information to us?

And for the formatted problem, I've been consulted to our technicist.

If the drive claim to be formatted,please backup your data first, and then to format it.

After you do all of this,if you still have any problem, please feel free to contact us.

My email address is abby@orico.com.cn, we will try our best to help you.

Thanks again for your continue support.

Best Regards

Abby

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  • Stephen C.
  • 11/25/2015 7:30:19 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent !

Pros: Compact size
quality material
nice quality usb3 cable
less parts to break

Cons: none yet

Other Thoughts: I previously had a sata to usb3 dock....the kind you pushed the HD down into a chassis......it was awkward, and the on/off button was very unreliable. sometimes I had to push it in and out several times for it to engage. This dock lets you just slide the HD into the sled type dock, and it immediately engages....very nice. The power switch is small, but is nice quality. No driver needed (windows10) ...plug and play !!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valuable Customer,

Thank you so much for choosing ORICO as your preferred choice, this is Abby from ORICO customer care team.

Your kind feedback is the best encourage that keeps us moving forward and constantly improving our goods and services.

Should you have any further problem ,please feel free to contac us.

My email address is abby@orico.com.cn, I will try my best to help you.

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

Best Regards

Abby

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