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Pros: Very simple. It's a SATA to USB adapter with a top-loading slot. It worked on both a Crucial 120GB SSD and a 1 TB Samsung hard drive
Cons: I'm not comfortable with using this with a 3.5" hard drive for the long term. The drive slid in and worked, but a 3.5" hard drive is quite heavy in terms of weight
Other Thoughts: I wouldn't mind using this for longer terms with 2.5" drives. My SSD slid in and clicked nicely. I don't feel like it will wiggle around to where something would get damaged
For a 3.5" drive, I wouldn't trust it as much. Those drives have quite a bit of weight to them, and the extra drive I had lying around did wiggle around. The same went for a dead Seagate 3 TB drive. It slid and and the contacts connected, but I was nervous that the drive was able to wiggle around so much
If you are looking to plug in a 3.5" hard drive for months at a time, I would say that this is a very bad use for this docking station. In fact, just buy yourself a good external enclosure
However, if you have an internal hard drive that gets loaded very often, and you want to transfer that data to a 3.5" drive plugged into this, then I feel that this is a very good solution. Also, I would say that it would be good for a shop that clones a lot of OS drives. It's also a good emergency tool
Pros: Like another reviewer, I had a Seagate hard drive die on me (3 TB). I needed a replacement, and this one seemed to be a very good bang-for-the-buck.
Many reviewers said this is based on Hitachi tech, and Hitachi has actually been pretty good to me. So, went for it. I do like that it has a 3-year warranty and that it's 7200 RPM
Cons: None so far.
Other Thoughts: You can never tell with hard drives. It's showing very good signs, right now. I hope it'll last at least 5 yearsREAD FULL REVIEW
Pros: 3 TB! Woo. It worked really well for games
Cons: It died on me after the warranty was over. I even had extended warranty, but it died right after it.READ FULL REVIEW