StarTech.com USB 3.0 SATA III Hard Drive Docking Station SSD / HDD with integrated Fast Charge USB Hub and UASP support for SATA

StarTech.com USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive Docking Station with Fast Charge USB Hub and UASP for SATA 6Gbps - 2.5/3.5" HDD / SSD Dock - Black
Manufacturer part number SDOCKU33HB
Vendor StarTech
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Dock your 2.5” or 3.5” SATA SSDs/HDDs and add USB Fast Charge Capacity in a stylish black docking station

The SDOCKU33HB USB 3.0 hard drive dock with Fast Charge USB hub lets you easily connect and swap 2.5in or 3.5in SATA III hard drives (HDD) and solid state drives (SSD) through an available USB port. The enclosure supports UASP and delivers optimal performance with a USB 3.0 connection, but is also backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1 host connections.

The Hard Drive Dock features a built-in 3-port USB 3.0 Hub that enables you to connect up to 3 additional USB 3.0 devices to your computer through the same USB connection. One of the ports on the hub also has Fast Charging capabilities, that charges iPad’s and other mobile devices as effectively as through a wall plug. This Fast Charge Port has been specially designed for compatibility with a wide range of tablets and smartphones.

Enhanced with UASP, the dock supports up to 70% faster performance than conventional USB 3.0 when paired with a UASP-enabled host controller. Using a more efficient protocol than the traditional USB BOT (Bulk-Only Transport), UASP reduces latency, significantly increasing transfer speeds to utilize the full potential of your SATA III hard drives.  See our UASP testing results below for further details.

With support for SATA I/II/III, large capacity drives (tested up to 4TB), and 2.5in or 3.5in hard drives this HDD/SSD docking station is compatible with virtually any SATA hard drive, and greatly increases the storage/backup capabilities of your computer. Plus, configurable power management reduces energy consumption, and extends the life of your drives by avoiding unnecessary access.

Extend the value of this hard drive docking station further with the addition of our SAT2IDEADP" text="SATA to IDE Hard Drive Adapter (SAT2IDEADP), allowing easy insertion of any 2.5 or 3.5in. IDE hard drive into a SATA hard drive dock.

To ensure compatibility with your computer system, the SDOCKU33HB supports all of the leading operating systems, including: Microsoft Windows (8/7/Vista/XP/Server 2008/Server 2003), Apple OSX (10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6), Linux, and Google Chrome OS.

The SDOCKU33HB is backed by a 2-year StarTech.com warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Improved Performance with UASP

UASP is supported in Windows 8, Mac OSX (10.8 or above), and Linux. In testing UASP performs with a 70% faster read speed and 40% faster write speed over traditional USB 3.0 at peak performance.

At the same peak in testing UASP also shows an 80% reduction in required processor resources.

Testing results were obtained using an Intel Ivy Bridge system, a UASP enabled StarTech.com Enclosure, and a SATA III solid state drive.

The StarTech.com Advantage

- Charge your iPad and other mobile device faster than standard USB 3.0, with Fast Charge Port specially designed for compatibility with a wide range of tablets and smartphones
- Save time, with file transfers up to 70% faster than traditional USB 3.0 when used with a UASP-supported host
- Hassle-free access to drive data, with hot swappable top slot-loading dock design that supports both 2.5in and 3.5in HDD/SSDs

Hard drive

Storage media type
HDD, SSD
Storage drive interface
SATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Storage drive sizes supported
2.5,3.5"
Number of storage drives supported
1
Maximum storage capacity
4 TB

Indication

LED indicators
Activity, Power

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T)
5 - 35 °C
Storage temperature (T-T)
-20 - 50 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
20 - 80%

Packaging content

AC adapter included
Yes
Cables included
AC, USB
Manual
Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) ports quantity
4

Power

AC input voltage
100-240 V
Input current
1
Output voltage
12 V
Output current
3 A

Software

Windows operating systems supported
Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 8, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows XP Home
Mac operating systems supported
Yes
Linux operating systems supported
Yes

Technical details

Package height
14.3 cm
Package width
9 cm
Standard interfaces
USB 3.0
Maximum data transfer rate
5 Gbit/s
Colour of product
Black, Silver
Material
Aluminium, Plastic
Chipset
VIA812+ASM1053E

Weight & dimensions

Width
13 cm
Depth
7.2 cm
Height
5.5 cm
Weight
350 g

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