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StarTech USB to SATA External HDD Dock for 2.5 or 3.5in Hard Drive

  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Tested to 2TB (3.5") & 1TB (2.5")
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  • newegg Compatible with 2.5"/3.5" SATA Hard Drives The StarTech SATADOCKU2 supports one 2.5", up to 500GB or 3.5’’, up to 2TB SATA I/II hard drive without any adapter or mounting the hard drive in the enclosure for easy installation and removal.
  • newegg Automatic Sleep Mode Automatic sleep mode helps extend hard drive lifespan by minimizing unnecessary heat exposure while decreasing power consumption, when the hard drive is inactive.
  • newegg USB 2.0 Interface The USB 2.0 interface enables high data transfer speeds of up to 480Mbps and supports plug-and-play connection for most operating systems.

Learn more about the STARTECH SATADOCKU2

Model

Brand
StarTech
Model
SATADOCKU2

Spec

Color
Black
Size
2.5" & 3.5"
AC Adapter
Yes
Material
Plastic
Internal Interface
SATA I/II
External Interface
USB 2.0
Maximum Capacity (per Bay)
Tested to 2TB (3.5") & 1 TB (2.5"); may support higher TB hard drives
Features
Hot Swap compatible
Plug and Play support for most operating systems
Supports both SATA 2.5 and SATA 3.5" hard drives without any adapters

Compatibility

Operating Systems Supported
Windows 2000 / XP (32/64-bit) / Server 2003 (32/64-bit) / Vista (32/64-bit) / 7 (32/64-bit) / Server 2008 R2, Mac OS X and Linux

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
5.51" x 3.58" 2.17"

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Preston S.
  • 7/8/2014 7:04:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt does wat its supposed

Pros: its very cheap but it works for drives 2 tb and under

Cons: wat do u want for sumthing less then 20 bucks,gold plated and diamonds on the DC Cord?

Other Thoughts: complain when u pay 400 bucks for sumthin u expect sturdiness from

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  • Preston S.
  • 7/7/2014 5:25:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIts a docking station

Pros: its a docking station enuff said. and it works

Cons: a little cheapsy but for less then 20 bucks what do u want gold plated with diamonds?

Other Thoughts: im done thinking for the month. Thank you

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  • Cody A.
  • 7/6/2014 8:55:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: Works as described and can't beat the price.

Cons: USB 2.0

Other Thoughts: Id definitely buy one again. Me being a tech, this item is a life saver

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  • Dana M.
  • 6/12/2014 11:43:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great little HDD dock. Works great for my media center, and quick and easy to swap drives if we want to watch something on a different drive.

Cons: None

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  • Geo. A.
  • 5/4/2014 5:01:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsGarbage !!!!

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Manufacturer admits it doesn't work.

Other Thoughts: At the end of March 2014, I bought a Startech single-socket USB Dock. The advertising for the dock said the following:

"This external hard drive dock adapter functions as a SATA HDD docking station - providing full, instant access to any 2.5in or 3.5in SATA (SATA, SATA II, SATA III) hard drive ... 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."

(http://www.startech.com/media/products/SATADOCKU2/PDFs/SATADOCKU2_Datasheet.pdf)

This is how Startech reacted when the dock did not work:

6:41 PM Startech: Thank you for contacting StarTech.com. How may I help you?

6:41 PM Victim: I have a new 3TB Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 drive. I have it plugged into a Startech SATADOCKU2 SATA->USB adapter. My Synology DS212 NAS box reports its size as 734.8GB and my Win 7 64 bit computer reports it as 746.51GB. Seagate [tech support] says: "A large capacity drive showing 746.51GB is a common issue when it does not have the needed driver support. This can sometimes occur when connected with SATA to an older motherboard that needs an update, but is most common when connected with a third party dock or enclosure. I recommend seeing if there are any driver updates for your dock available on the manufacturer's website."
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6:43 PM Startech: Right - this is one of our older docking stations, which is why you are probably getting that slight discrepency ...
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6:44 PM Victim: It's not a "slight discrepancy." I can only use 1/4 of the drive. The drive has already been reformatted NTFS. Can you replace this unit with one that works?
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6:59 PM Startech: Just looking at our options here, I am aware of no way to make this work with an advanced format drive.

7:00 PM Victim: Fine. Just replace it with a box that does work. [You said] "Newer docks are built to work with Advanced Formatting"

7:00 PM Startech: I am afraid we cannot do that.

7:00 PM Victim: Because you don't have a product that works?

7:01 PM Startech: Oh, we do - like this:
7:01 PM http://www.startech.com/HDD/Docking/SATA-Hard-Drive-Docking-Station-eSATA-USB-3-to-SATA-HDD-Dock~SATDOCKU3E

7:01 PM Victim: OK. Send me one and give me and RMA for the defective box that I have.

7:01 PM Startech: You unit is not defective.

7:02 PM I am afraid we cannot give you an RMA for a unit that is working to it's specification, I apologize for this.

7:03 PM Victim: Not defective ?!!?!?!?!? It doesn't do what its data sheet says it will do. What is your definition of "defective?"

7:04 PM Startech: The unit is reading and writing to the drive, however not allowing you to see it's full capacity, this is an issue caused by advanced formatted drives. I am afraid we cannot do an RMA on this unit.
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7:06 PM Victim: Please escalate this.

No escalation of course. Startech's message to customer: "Pound sand!"

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/13/2013 12:26:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExactly as described

Pros: Does exactly as it says. Opened box, hooked it up, worked flawlessly. Have only used 3.5" drives, but I'm assuming that 2.5" ones would work just as well. Convenient, easy to use. Hot swappable.

Cons: none.

Other Thoughts: Had my other computer go down, used this to transfer files from the system drive. Works great.

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  • Michal K.
  • 4/1/2013 6:42:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes everything I needed it to do

Pros: - Light
- Portable
- Does exactly what it suppose to do
- Long enough cables for most computer set ups .
- allowed me to transfer data at relatively good speeds from my old HDD to new ones
- must have for most tech people

Cons: - went on sale 3 days after I bought it :(

Other Thoughts: This is a must have tool for any serious comp tech often times people want their data transferred from old drive to to the new computer and this tool allows you to do just that . Transfer rates are pretty decent and the unit itself is super light and portable .

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  • Lawrence G.
  • 3/10/2013 5:25:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: Truly plug and play. Works great.

Cons: None.

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  • Shawn M.
  • 2/20/2013 9:35:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat external readers.

Pros: Easy to use, just like a toaster. Works. Relatively inexpensive.

Cons: USB only, so not the fastest. But compatible with everything, so I shouldn't complain.

Other Thoughts: I have two on my desk connected full-time. I have used a bunch of different 2.5" and 3.5" drives in them with no issues. I just ordered two more. Why bother with enclosures that require screws? Let the drives stay cool by being exposed to air.

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  • Steve C.
  • 12/27/2012 11:06:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks fine

Pros: Flap/door aligns 2.5 or 3.5 drive just right. Power switch to turn it off when not in use.

Cons: Price seems high compared to external enclosures.

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