Startech UNIDOCKU33

Universal Docking Station for Hard Drives – USB 3.0 Docking Station with UASP

The UNIDOCKU33 Universal USB 3.0 HDD / SSD Docking Station allows instant access to 2.5 “or 3.5” IDE and SATA hard drives through two top-loading slots, which avoids having to mount the drives in a computer or external case or tray.

Enhanced with UASP (USB Connected SCSI Protocol), this hard drive docking station allows you to take full advantage of higher speed hard drive technologies such as SATA III (6 Gbps), Solid State Drives (SSD) and hybrid, with up to 70% faster performance than conventional USB 3.0 technology when paired with a UASP-equipped host controller. For more details, see the UASP test results below.

The slot-loading design keeps SATA and IDE hard drives upright within the docking station, keeping them neatly off the desk and out of the way. In the case of SATA hard drives, they can be inserted and connected directly through the designated docking station slot; The IDE drive slot is conveniently located near the 40-pin data and LP4 power connectors, making it easy to connect to the base using the included IDE data and power cables.

A single USB 3.0 connection to a host computer allows simultaneous access to IDE and SATA hard drives – a convenient solution for data migration from an IDE drive to a SATA drive or vice versa. The docking station can also be used to greatly expand a computer’s system backup and storage capacity, with support for large-capacity drives (tested with 6TB 3.5 “and 2TB drives 2.5 “).

Transfer files directly between SATA and IDE drives, without having to transfer them to the host computer first, or use multiple devices
Access 2.5 “or 3.5” IDE or SATA drives for fast data recovery
Recover data from hard drives of crashed computers.

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