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StarTech SATDOCK2REU3 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: One button press CLONE (sector--by-sector) or WIPE with all zero's.

To clone you press the small green button on the front, to erase you press the green recessed button on the back for about 3-4 seconds.

Cons: None that I have found.

Other Thoughts: I really like this device, I use this quite often to wipe my HDD's with all zeros. This makes it really handy if for some reason you need to wipe a drive. For example, you don't need to use the DD command to wipe with all zeros when writing a file with DD-WRT.

Also, I've had a few WD Red HDD's go bad and it was nice to be able to wipe the failed RAID drive with all zeros prior to sending it back to the vendor for replacement.

Naturally you can do this with a PC but it's very nice to be able to just press a recessed button and not have to deal with Linux or other wiping software.

The cloning process has worked for me flawlessly as well, it's not as fast as the other Startech dock out there SDOCK2U33RE (22 GB/min) but it's quite nice... I also own the SDOCK2U33RE and it has a very fast copy/clone speed, but the other unit is lacking an ERASE feature...

As for the other reviews stating that the drive must be powered off or drives not being detected, I can't comment on this as I don't use these devices plugged into USB 3.0. I pretty much use these devices as stand alone.

If you need to frequently do drive wipes or cloning without the use of a PC this is a very nice machine at an excellent pricepoint.

(NEW) Anker 71AN7105SS-BA 40W 5-Port Family-Sized Desktop USB Charger with PowerIQ Technology For iPhone, iPad Air, Samsung Galaxy, Nexus, HTC, Nokia and More (Black)
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: unknown

Cons: The unit I received today had a bad port, so it would only charge on 4 ports.

ICY DOCK MB453SPF-B 3 in 2 SATA I, II & III Hot-Swap Internal Backplane Raid Cage Module
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs My case needed quite a bit of modding to get this to fit 01/26/2015

This review is from: ICY DOCK MB453SPF-B 3 in 2 SATA I, II & III Hot-Swap Internal Backplane Raid Cage Module

Pros: Appears to be built okay...

Cons: Do not purchase if you intend to install this into a Fractal Design Define R4 Computer case. I had to modify my case as it was an extremely tight fit. You'll end up having to drill out the rivets so that you can straighten out the aluminum tabs and file down a couple of washers that are holding your front case speaker connectors as they won't make the clearance..

Other Thoughts: As far as installation into my case, it was an extremely tight fit, unless you enjoy modding your case, own a rivet gun, nibbler tool/hammer, etc I would probably stay away from this if you own a Fractal Design Define R4 case.

Overall, very satisfied with this item... I didn't mind modding my case, it ended up looking really good with the case... Using unRAID and now have 20TB :)


Les S.'s Profile

Display Name: Les S.

Date Joined: 08/17/05

  • Reviews: 43
  • Helpfulness: 21
  • First Review: 10/20/05
  • Last Review: 03/08/15
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
  • Most Critical Review: 3 out of 5 eggs
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