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The black USB 3.0 to SATA Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5"/3.5" HDD from StarTech delivers full, instant access to any 2.5"/3.5" SATA (SATA, SATA II, SATA III) Hard Disk Drive (HDD) or Solid State Drive (SSD), without having to mount the drive in a computer or install it in an external enclosure. Large capacity drives (tested with up to 4 TB 3.5" and 1 TB 2.5" drives) can be used to enhance your computer's storage/backup capabilities. Connected to the host computer through a single USB 3.0 SuperSpeed or USB 2.0 connection, the HDD docking station provides a convenient, plug and play storage solution that delivers instant access to the hard drive, without requiring a reboot.
Relying on the outstanding data throughput support of USB 3.0, the HDD docking station is capable of transfer speeds of up to 5 Gb/s, making it the fastest way to access data from an external drive. You can double the value of this hard drive docking station, using a SATA to IDE hard drive adapter (SAT2IDEADP), which enables you to use any 2.5"/3.5" IDE hard drive in a SATA hard drive dock slot. To ensure compatibility with your computer system, the docking station supports all of the leading operating systems, including Microsoft Windows (8/7/Vista/XP/Server 2008/Server 2003), Apple OS X (10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6), Linux, and Google Chrome OS.
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology provides fast access for external storage, while still being backwards compatible with USB 2.0
A top slot-loading design and drive ejection mechanism provides quick and easy access to data, without having to install drives into an enclosure or tray
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compliant host interface, with transfer rates up to 5 Gb/s
High Speed USB 2.0 compliant host interface, with transfer rates up to 480 Mb/s
Patented drive ejection mechanism
Combined power switch and status LED
Compatible with SATA revision I/II/III (1.5/3.0/6.0 Gb/s) drives
Supports 2.5"/3.5" form factor SATA hard drives (HDD) and solid state drives (SSD)
Built-in short circuit protection
Compact, desktop-style form factor
Plug and play and hot-swappable
Allows quick access to drives for imaging
Backup data quickly to an external drive for archiving
Test or benchmark multiple hard drives
Upgrade from a USB 2.0 drive dock to faster USB 3.0
In the Box
StarTech USB 3.0 to SATA Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5"/3.5" HDD (Black)
Windows 8/8.1 (32/64-bit), 7 (32/64-bit), Server 2008 (32/64-bit), Vista (32/64-bit), Server 2003 (32/64-bit), XP (32/64-bit), 2000
Apple Mavericks (10.9) OS X Mountain Lion (10.8), Lion (10.7), Snow Leopard (10.6)
Google Chrome OS