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Vantec NexStar NST-DP100S3 standalone SATA 2.5” & 3.5” Hard Drive Duplicator Dock with USB 3.0

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  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Up to 8TB
  • Aluminum / Plastic

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The Vantec NexStar NST-DP100S3 HDD Duplicator is a versatile storage device for duplicating hard drives as well as a high capacity USB 3.0 storage. Simple docking design provides easy installation and quick removal. Built-in one-button cloning enables you to copy sector-by-sector as a standalone device without even connecting to a computer. When connected to a computer, the device can function as a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 storage device for up to 2 high capacity hard drives. From data storage to data duplication, the Vantec NexStar NST-DP100S3 HDD Duplicator is there for you.

  • newegg Standalone Duplicator When working as a Standalone Duplicator, the Vantec NexStar NST-DP100S3 can be used without connecting to a system. Simplify the Duplication process using Sector-to-Sector Cloning.
  • newegg HD Capacity up to 8.0TB Designed to Duplicate Current High Capacity 4TB drives, and serves as a Dual Bay Hard Drive Dock with a combined capacity of 8TB.
  • newegg Simple One Button Duplication Simple One Button Duplication (OTD) provides easy worry-free Cloning. Press one button, and walk away while it duplicates the drive!
  • newegg Superspeed USB 3.0 Technology SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Connection when using it as a Hard Drive Dock gives you the fast File transfer or Backup.
  • newegg Supports 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch Hard Drives The Vantec NexStar NST-DP100S3 provides broad compatibility with 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA I/II/III hard drives.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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4/ 5
Works perfectly for duplicating but very slow. Haven't tried is as external dock (why bother?)

Pros: Ext2/3/4, NTFS, Fat32, Fat16 all worked fine. I did a little research and discovered it really does a true sector by sector copy, including empty/blank sectors. Fabulous if you want true disk cloning (perfect for RAID disk duplication).

Cons: 2TB took 6 hours @ 5400rpm (both drives) Seagate Barracuda 2.5". So 333GB/hour ain't exactly great speed.

Overall Review: If you need true cloning sector by sector, this is a good but slow product.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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4/ 5
Very versatile Tool

Pros: Needed to read an existing drive extracted from a damaged laptop and copy. This tool was amazingly easy to use compared to others I have owned. Simply plus in the drive (2.5) in the sata connection, connect to the USB port and turn the power on. Initially had to restart the computer to get it to recognize the drive.

Transfer speed was excellent. After using it for this purpose I used it to clone that 2.5 to an old full drive for backup.

Also was able to use the tool as a hard drive enclosure on my main computer (2x 2TB) via the USB3.0 connector. Read times have been generally pretty good as cold storage tool. Drives can be removed/added (I power off the device while swapping).

Overall a very solid tool to have around. The ability to use this an external HD quick swap was icing on the cake

Cons: Cable that comes with it is rather short, consider buying longer one if necessary

Initial use required a system restart to detect device & attached drive, some level of patience needed

Overall Review: Have already recommended this to friends

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Works As Advertised

Pros: Compact design, Use it as a docking station or duplicator, Works exactly as it says it does. Dupicating lights flash back and forth like K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider.

Cons: Short USB 3.0 cable, only 3ft long. Works slower than cloning software

Overall Review: Got this for my computer repair company. I've been doing a lot of Windows 10 upgrades but advise customers to do a system backup prior to upgrading. I tested the duplicator with 2 x 1TB Western Digital hard drives, one with Windows 8.1 Pro installed and the other was brand new and unformatted. The source drive had 80 GB of data and it took the duplicator a little over 2 hours to complete the imaging process. Tried the same cloning process on a desktop computer and connected both drives using SATA cables. It took Acronis True Image 2014 about 1 hour to complete the same imaging process. Also tried duplicating from 1 x TB Western Digital drive with Windows 8.1 Pro Installed 80 GB to 1 x TB Seagate Drive with the NexStar duplicator and it kept giving me errors. Not sure what the issue was exactly but it would not duplicate. Not a big deal since I was only doing a test. Over all I am very satisfied with the Vantec NexStar NST-DP100S3 Hard Drive Duplicator and give it 4 Eggs for it performance. I took off 1 Egg because it is slower than software imaging and its short USB 3.0 cable.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
5/ 5
Totally Rocks!

Pros: Works as a docking port and a duplicator.

Cons: No Cons no cons no cons

Overall Review: I love this product. If you are on the fence just buy it, You will not regret it.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Vantec NexStar NST-DP100S3

Pros: Very good quality built item. The item worked as described. I went hard from the first day i received it and I was able to clone 10 drives with ease. The item's ability to clone a smaller drive to a larger drive and leave the remaining space available for recovery at a later time ensures that no disk space is wasted. The usb 3.0 is quite fast also. The Vantec NST-DP100S3 is the perfect machine for cloning and moving data around.

Cons: None at this time.

Overall Review: Great Machine!

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
1/ 5
512 byte vs 4KB sector

Pros: It easy to use. USB 3.0 support is great. The price is $47.99 is great as well.

Cons: This DOC only support 512byte sector and does not say it at a packaging. It is in a manual. As you know, NTFS default is 4KB sector and you are not able to see data with this doc. Windows always says it is not accessible and FORMAT.... I put this doc into a CLOSET now. It is not good for Windows user but it is good for Mac user.

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Ownership: less than 1 day
Verified Owner
2/ 5
512 vs 4k sectors

Pros: Drives showed up initially. Simple instructions. Seems plug and play. Comes with USB3.0 cord.

Cons: Can only read drives with 512 sectors. This is not mentioned in the specs. You will be asked to reformat any 4k drives you insert.

Overall Review: Drives showed up initially, but I had repeated formatting problems. All formatting attempts ( with a drive plugged into the enclosure) failed. A closer read through of the manual reveals that it only supports HDDs of 512 sectors. So all my 4k ( or default setting ) formats were failing.

I reformatted my external drives by attaching them internally, and set them to 512k. However, now when I plug in the newly formatted drive into the enclosure, it does not display properly. ( Drive shows up, but is not accessible ).

Due to the 512 limitation, I am not interested in fighting to get this enclosure to work. Low review score is based entirely on the fact that the 512 limitation is not spelled out ANYWHERE in the specs or description.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Love it

Pros: Works like it should. No need to boot up a spare pc with Clonezilla or other HDD Cloning software. Does it sector by sector and just works.

Cons: None that I have found yet.

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