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StarTech UNIDOCK3U USB 3.0 to SATA IDE HDD Docking Station for 2.5in or 3.5in Hard Drive

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  • Push button drive ejection
  • Compact form factor
  • Plug-and-Play / Hot-Swapable
  • Slot-loading design
  • LED indicators
  • Compatible with PATA (IDE) 66/100/133 MBps hard drives

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USB 3.0-to-SATA IDE Hard Disk Drive Docking Station for 2.5in. or 3.5in. Drives

The UNIDOCK3U USB 3.0 to SATA/IDE Hard Drive Docking Station delivers instant access to 2.5in. and 3.5in. IDE and SATA hard drives through two top-loading drive slots - one for Serial ATA drives and one for IDE drives - instead of having to mount the drives into a computer or external enclosure.

The slot-loading design holds the SATA and IDE drive(s) upright inside the docks, neatly keeping them off the desk, for convenience and a clutter-free setup. For SATA drives, the HDD can be inserted and connected directly through the designated dock slot, while the IDE drive slot is conveniently positioned near the rear panel 40-pin data and LP4 power connections, making it easy to connect to the dock using the included IDE data and power cables.

Connected to the host computer through a single USB 3.0 connection, both an IDE hard drive and a SATA hard drive (SATA, SATA II, SATA III) can be connected to the HDD dock simultaneously - a convenient solution for migrating data from an IDE drive to a SATA drive or vice versa, or simply harnessing fast and simple access to the contents on both hard drives. Large capacity drives (tested with up to 4TB 3.5in. and 1TB 2.5in. drives) can be used to greatly enhance your computer's storage/backup capabilities.

The Advantage

  • Connect a SATA and IDE hard drive at the same time or separately, through a single USB 3.0 connection at up to 5Gbps
  • A top slot-loading design mounts both the SATA and IDE drive upright in the dock and off the desk for a neater workspace
  • Backed by a two-year warranty and free lifetime technical support


  • Top slot-loading SATA and IDE drive bays
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compliant host interface, which supports transfer rates up to 5Gbps
  • Patented drive ejection mechanism for SATA drives
  • Combined power switch and status LED for each drive
  • Compatible with PATA (IDE) 66 / 100 / 133MBps hard drives
  • Compatible with SATA revision 1 / 2 / 3 (1.5 / 3.0 / 6.0Gbps) drives
  • Supports 2.5in. or 3.5in. hard drives (HDD) or solid state drives (SSD)
  • Compact, desktop-style form
  • Plug-and-Play and hot-swap compatible


  • Transfer files directly between a SATA and IDE hard drive, without having to transfer to the host computer first, or use multiple devices
  • Quick access to 2.5in. and 3.5in. drives, for data retrieval
  • Enables quick access to drives for imaging for data recovery specialists
  • Backup data quickly to an external drive for archiving
  • Easier multiple-hard-drive testing or benchmarking for technicians

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty Two Years
Interface USB 3.0
Number of Drives 2
Drive Size 2.5in. and 3.5in.
Drive Type SATA and IDE
Drive Installation Removable
Fan(s) No
Chipset ID JMicron - JMS551
Drive Connectors 1 - IDE (40-Pin; EIDE/PATA) Male
  1 - LP4 (4-pin; Molex Large Drive Power) Male
  1 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7 + 15-pin) Receptacle
Host Connectors 1 - USB 3.0 B (9-pin; SuperSpeed) Female
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5Gbps
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5Gbps
  SATA II (3Gbps)
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with up to 4TB 5400RPM 3.5in. hard drives and 1TB 5400 RPM 2.5in. hard drives
Insertion Rating 15,000 Cycles (SATA)
OS Compatibility Windows XP (32- / 64-bit), Server 2003 (32- / 64-bit), Server 2008 R2, Vista (32- / 64-bit), 7 (32- / 64-bit), 8 (32- / 64-bit)
Mac OS 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Plastic
Product Length 5.5in. (140mm)
Product Width 5.1in. (130mm)
Product Height 2.8in. (70mm)
Product Weight 21.5oz (610g)
LED Indicators 1 - Power and Drive Activity
Power Adapter Included Yes
Input Voltage 110VAC ~ 240VAC
Output Voltage 12VDC
Output Current 3A
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Plug Type M
Operating Temperature 41°F to 176°F (5°C to 80°C)
Storage Temperature -40°F to 158°F (-40°C to 70°C)
Humidity 8% - 90% RH
Special Notes / Requirements
System and Cable Requirements Available USB port
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 2.9lbs (1.3kg)
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - Universal Hard Drive Dock
  1 - 40-Pin + LP4 to 44-Pin IDE Cable
  1 - IDE 40 to 40-Pin Cable
  1 - LP4 Power Cable
  1 - USB 3.0 Cable
  1 - Power Cord
  1 - Power Adapter
  1 - Instruction Manual

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day
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  • Return Policies
    • Return for refund within: 30 days
    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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