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The black SuperSpeed USB 3.0 eSATA Hard Drive Docking Station from StarTech delivers quick and easy access to a 2.5" (6.35cm) or 3.5" (8.89cm) SATA hard disk drive or solid state drive through either eSATA or USB connectivity, making it compatible with almost any system. Large capacity drives (tested with up to 4TB 3.5" (8.89cm) and 1TB 2.5" (6.35cm) drives) can be used to significantly enhance your computer's storage/backup capabilities.
The docking station features a built-in 3.15" (80mm) cooling fan that provides increased reliability and lifespan to hard disk drives by keeping the drives cool. The variable fan speed control allows for on-the-fly adjustments for any type of hard disk drive or to balance cooling with noise. The hard disk drive dock also powers down SATA drives after a period of inactivity (USB mode only) or when the PC is turned off, to help reduce power consumption and noise when not being accessed.
The docking station supports full eSATA data transfer rates of up to 3 Gbps and USB 3.0 transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps. Furthermore, it is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 systems, delivering transfer rates of up to 480 Mbps.
Built-in, variable speed 3.15" (80mm) cooling fan keeps the hard drive running cool in almost any condition
Top slot-loading design with bay door
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compliant host interface with support for transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps
High-speed eSATA host interface with supported transfer rates of up to 3 Gbps
Supports both 2.5" (6.35cm) and 3.5" (8.89cm) form factor hard drives and solid state drives
Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 host connections (480 Mbps), out of the box
Supports automatic USB suspend mode
Drive power and activity LED indicator
High-performance hard drives that require active cooling for reliability
Hot or non-temperature controlled environments where passive cooling may not be reliable enough
Data recovery specialists who need quick access to drives for imaging
Back up data quickly to an external drive for archiving
Take advantage of new laptops and desktops with USB 3.0 connectivity, for faster data transfers
Upgrade from a USB 2.0 drive dock to faster USB 3.0
In the Box
StarTech SuperSpeed USB 3.0 eSATA Hard Drive Docking Station (Black)
Windows 8/8.1 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64bit), Server 2008 (32/64), Vista (32/64), Server 2003 (32/64), XP (32/64), 2000
Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9), Mountain Lion (10.8), Lion (10.7), Snow Leopard (10.6) Linux