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ORICO SuperSpeed USB3.0 Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5 & 3.5 Inches HDD & SSD - Black
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5 out of 5 eggs Simple and stupid. Good for short-term usage 10/30/2015

This review is from: ORICO SuperSpeed USB3.0 Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5 & 3.5 Inches HDD & SSD - Black

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

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TOSHIBA PH3500U-1I72 5TB 7200 RPM 128MB Cache Serial ATA 3.0 (SATA) Desktop Internal Hard Drive Retail
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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 years

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Seagate Desktop HDD ST3000DM001 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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2 out of 5 eggs Died on me after warranty was over 09/11/2015

This review is from: Seagate Desktop HDD ST3000DM001 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

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.

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Display Name: Joseph P.

Date Joined: 11/30/01

  • Reviews: 61
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  • First Review: 08/06/07
  • Last Review: 10/30/15
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