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Sabrent USB 3.0 Docking Station for SATA 2.5" and 3.5" Hard Drives

B&H # SADSU382 Mfr # DS-U382
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • Docks a 2.5" or 3.5" SATA Hard Drive
  • Connects to Your Computer via USB 3.0
  • Transfer Data at Up to 5Gbps
  • Supports Hard Drives of Up to 2TB
  • Backwards Compatible with USB 2.0 & 1.1
  • Hot-Swappable and Plug-and-Play

The USB 3.0 Docking Station for SATA 2.5" and 3.5" Hard Drives from Sabrent is a super-easy way to connect an internal standard-sized SATA 2.5" or 3.5" hard drive to your computer without having to use an enclosure. This dock features a blazing fast USB 3.0 port that can transfer data between the dock and your computer at a speed of up to 5Gbps. The USB 3.0 interface is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 ports. To get started, simply insert the drive into the dock and connect the enclosure to your computer. No need to install drivers.

You can dock a standard-sized 2.5" or 3.5" SATA hard drive of a capacity of up to 2TB
With the USB 3.0 interface, you can transfer data at speeds of up to 5Gbps. This interface is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 connections to your computer
On/Off power switch
The dock is hot-swappable and plug-and-play with your computer so you need not reboot or install drivers before using it. It will work right out of the box
Interface USB 3.0
Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1
Data Transfer Rate Up to 5Gbps via USB 3.0
Up to 480Gbps via USB 2.0
Drive Types Supported Standard-sized notebook 2.5" and desktop 3.5" SATA hard drives of up to a capacity of 2TB
System Requirements Available USB port on your computer
Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7 (Both 32-bit & 64-bit versions)
Mac OS X
Power Requirements Not specified by the manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not specified by the manufacturer
Weight Not specified by the manufacturer
Sabrent USB 3.0 Docking Station for SATA 2.5" and 3.5" Hard Drives
  • Power Supply
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    SabrentUSB 3.0 Docking Station for SATA 2.5" and 3.5" Hard Drives
     
    4.4

    (based on 28 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to install (15)
    • Quiet (8)
    • Attractive (7)
    • Durable (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Multimedia (8)
      • Home (6)
      • Office (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Frequent user (15), Heavy duty user (4), Infrequent user (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (3)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      so far so good...

      a very affordable way to connect external hard drives to your computer. I've had mine connected to my imac for a about a month, and so far I've had no problems reading my 2...Read complete review

      a very affordable way to connect external hard drives to your computer. I've had mine connected to my imac for a about a month, and so far I've had no problems reading my 2 TB drives with it. The only difficulty I've had is that it's door slides sideways instead of folding down like some of its competitors (aluratek for ex), so you can't put a drive in one handed. All in all, an excellent value so far...

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not Reliable

      I have lots countless hours trying to copy stuff to and from the HDD with a connection that was unstable. I realised that it was only happening while using USB3 ports. I settled on...Read complete review

      I have lots countless hours trying to copy stuff to and from the HDD with a connection that was unstable. I realised that it was only happening while using USB3 ports. I settled on USB2 ports and copied files successfully. Few months later, the same connection problem occurs on any USB ports (USB2 and USB3)...rending the device useless. It is passed the 30days support policy from BH so I wrote to Sabrent
      I am waiting for their reply

      To be continued...

      Reviewed by 28 customers

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      5.0

      I should have bought one years ago

      By CapZap

      from Oregon Coast

      About Me Heavy Duty User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Convenient
      • Easy

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Access Old Drives

      Comments about Sabrent USB 3.0 Docking Station for SATA 2.5" and 3.5" Hard Drives:

      For years, I considered buying a hot swap external drive bay but didn't know how useful it would be. The answer is very useful. I wish I had gotten one sooner.

      You have drives sitting around you wish you could access? Here's the solution. Got 3.5 and 2.5 drives? Here's the solution. Works like a charm. First time every time.

      Buy one. Don't wait like I did. Very inexpensiveand useful tool.

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      5.0

      Great product - Highly recommended

      By Jeff

      from New York, NY

      About Me Heavy Duty User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Great price
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Backup To Preserve Files

      Comments about Sabrent USB 3.0 Docking Station for SATA 2.5" and 3.5" Hard Drives:

      First of all the salesman was fantastic - great product knowledge. He showed me the choice of products and this was the best - great bang for the $. It works perfectly and even has software that monitors my PC an backs it up. I have absolutely no complaints. In the past I have had units were the drive is completely sealed...and those failed. Highest recommendation

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      5.0

      Great for reading and cloning drives.

      By Captain Pixel

      from London UK

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sabrent USB 3.0 Docking Station for SATA 2.5" and 3.5" Hard Drives:

          I used it to clone my MAC HDD on to a 1TB SSD using Carbon Copy Cloner. It worked a treat.

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          5.0

          Great device.

          By aztrailblazer

          from Cottonwood, AZ

          About Me Heavy Duty User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Office

            Comments about Sabrent USB 3.0 Docking Station for SATA 2.5" and 3.5" Hard Drives:

            Great to use barebones derives for backup and transfer.

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            5.0

            Why did I think of this earlier!

            By Ramputan

            from San Jose, CA

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Install
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Multimedia

              Comments about Sabrent USB 3.0 Docking Station for SATA 2.5" and 3.5" Hard Drives:

              I highly recommend this.

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              2.0

              Not Reliable

              By Pete

              from Montreal, Canada

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Flimsy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sabrent USB 3.0 Docking Station for SATA 2.5" and 3.5" Hard Drives:

                  I have lots countless hours trying to copy stuff to and from the HDD with a connection that was unstable. I realised that it was only happening while using USB3 ports. I settled on USB2 ports and copied files successfully. Few months later, the same connection problem occurs on any USB ports (USB2 and USB3)...rending the device useless. It is passed the 30days support policy from BH so I wrote to Sabrent
                  I am waiting for their reply

                  To be continued...

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                  5.0

                  USB 3.0 Rocks

                  By Dave F

                  from Arizona

                  Comments about Sabrent USB 3.0 Docking Station for SATA 2.5" and 3.5" Hard Drives:

                  Works as expected. Fast transfer rate.

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                  1.0

                  Cheap for a reason

                  By Robin Summer

                  from Montreal, CANADA

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Difficult To Configure

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sabrent USB 3.0 Docking Station for SATA 2.5" and 3.5" Hard Drives:

                      I was supposed to use this product for back up of all my videos contracts. It's not easy to put the hard drive into the docking station, and then mine kept disconnecting for no reason. When it comes to back up, it's not a good idea to play it cheap and have your docking station destroys your hard drive. Pitch in a 10$ more and get a good one!

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                      4.0

                      Makes finding random files easy

                      By BK James

                      from New York

                      About Me Heavy Duty User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Spacious

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Multimedia
                        • Office

                        Comments about Sabrent USB 3.0 Docking Station for SATA 2.5" and 3.5" Hard Drives:

                        Really like this dock. My only complain is that is doesn't recognize drives over 2tb.

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                        5.0

                        No External Cases? THis works Great!

                        By Rheezy

                        from Los Angeles, CA

                        About Me Frequent User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Install
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Office
                          • Replacement
                          • Upgrade

                          Comments about Sabrent USB 3.0 Docking Station for SATA 2.5" and 3.5" Hard Drives:

                          Had an extra 1 gig drive that is newer tech than the computer I wanted to use it with. This solved my problem!

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                          5.0

                          Great value Dock

                          By Frank

                          from Nj

                          About Me Frequent User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Install
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Multimedia

                            Comments about Sabrent USB 3.0 Docking Station for SATA 2.5" and 3.5" Hard Drives:

                            For the price you really cant beat this. very well built and big and solid. For $ its hard to find a better deal that is mac friendly

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                            3.0

                            I would buy this product again

                            By niya

                            from New York City

                            About Me Frequent User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Easy To Install
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                            • Difficult To Configure

                            Best Uses

                            • Office

                            Comments about Sabrent USB 3.0 Docking Station for SATA 2.5" and 3.5" Hard Drives:

                            1. I use the docking station to operate my hard drive.
                            2. It is very convenient and easy to carry around

                            3.It is very difficult to dock the hard drive. There has got to be an easier way.

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                            4.0

                            works very well

                            By dreamer

                            from flagstaff

                            About Me Frequent User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Always Functions Well

                            Cons

                            • Door Spring Is Too Strong
                            • Power Switch Is Too Small

                            Best Uses

                            • Usb Access To Sata Drives

                            Comments about Sabrent USB 3.0 Docking Station for SATA 2.5" and 3.5" Hard Drives:

                            This is the first Sabrent docking station I've purchased, and I'm satisfied. It functions very well. Be careful to insert the SATA drive in proper orientation with the socket... you must hold the access door open with the other hand to do it. Also avoid placing fingers on the back of your SATA drive, or pressing on the delicate electronics.

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                            5.0

                            affordable docking station

                            By Eddie

                            from San Jose,CA

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Sabrent USB 3.0 Docking Station for SATA 2.5" and 3.5" Hard Drives:

                            use it for back up files to different HDs, looks cheap but it's cheap and it works.

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                            5.0

                            A must have!

                            By Macbook Pro Quad Core User

                            from California

                            About Me Frequent User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to use
                            • Reliable Transfer

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Sabrent USB 3.0 Docking Station for SATA 2.5" and 3.5" Hard Drives:

                                I bought this product because I was replacing an SSD drive on my laptop and needed something for the new one while new information was being transfered between the two. It's a must have!

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                                5.0

                                So far so good

                                By Jen the Rater

                                from New York, NY

                                About Me Frequent User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Easy To Install
                                • Quiet

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Sabrent USB 3.0 Docking Station for SATA 2.5" and 3.5" Hard Drives:

                                    I plugged it into another external HD's usb port, and it worked without any finagling. It's small and cute and works well.

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                                    2.0

                                    noisy & crashed my win7 laptop twice

                                    By eyd

                                    from nyc

                                    About Me Infrequent User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • It Worked After 2 Fails
                                    • Nothing To Install

                                    Cons

                                    • Bulky Appearance
                                    • Crash Win7 Twice Bef Work
                                    • Very Noisy Like Unstable

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Good For Rare Job

                                    Comments about Sabrent USB 3.0 Docking Station for SATA 2.5" and 3.5" Hard Drives:

                                    after crashed my win7 laptop twice in 15min, it did have copied out my files, though i probably will not trust it as an external hard disc drive

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                                    5.0

                                    Perfect

                                    By Father Lance

                                    from CT

                                    About Me Infrequent User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attractive Design
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Install

                                    Cons

                                    • None so far

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home

                                    Comments about Sabrent USB 3.0 Docking Station for SATA 2.5" and 3.5" Hard Drives:

                                    The features for B&H's good price says it all. If you want sharp looking addition to your work station this is it (no sloppy, loose HD with a plug and cord only approach).
                                    I use it with a 750gb to back up my laptop and have it sitting nearby ready to go. The connection well has a spring loaded, sliding cover, which helps keep dirt out and stabilizes the drive.

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                                    5.0

                                    Works well, really fast transfer rates

                                    By Rory from Southampton

                                    from State College, PA

                                    About Me Frequent User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Install
                                    • Fast

                                    Cons

                                    • Loud

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Archiving
                                    • Backup
                                    • Multimedia

                                    Comments about Sabrent USB 3.0 Docking Station for SATA 2.5" and 3.5" Hard Drives:

                                    It's a really efficient way of transfering data to naked hard drives for backup or archive purposes. I use it to archive video footage. Fast transfer rates, but the Hard Drives are rarely quiet.

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                                    4.0

                                    Drive Dock

                                    By Richard

                                    from New York, NY

                                    About Me Infrequent User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Sabrent USB 3.0 Docking Station for SATA 2.5" and 3.5" Hard Drives:

                                          Very inexpensive and worked as advertised to rescue data from the hard drive of my dead PC.

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