StarTech.com External docking station for 2.5in or 3.5in SATA III 6Gbps hard drives – eSATA or USB 3.0 with UASP

StarTech.com eSATA or USB 3.0 External docking station for 2.5/3.5in SATA III hard drives – SSD & HDD dock w/ UASP & built-in Fan
Manufacturer part number SDOCKU33EF
Vendor StarTech
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Easily connect and swap hard drives and solid-state drives to and from your computer system, with the added benefit of a built-in cooling fan

This USB 3.0 and eSATA docking station makes it easy for you to connect and swap your 2.5in or 3.5in SATA hard drives (HDD) and solid-state drives (SSD). The docking station also has a built-in fan that keeps your drives running at an optimal temperature for peak performance and longer drive lifespan.

Maximize compatibility

With support for either USB 3.0 or eSATA host connections, this versatile drive dock gives you the freedom to connect to your computer through either port. Because USB is available on virtually any computer, you can rest assured that this docking station will work with your desktop or laptop. Plus, the added benefit of eSATA ensures you can achieve SATA 6 Gpbs performance on computers with an available eSATA port.

To ensure all your drives are supported, the docking station features a sleek slot-loading design that supports both 2.5in and 3.5in drives. The docking station has also been rigorously tested for support with large capacity drives (tested up to 6TB).

You can extend the compatibility of this dock even further by adding IDE support using our SAT2IDEADP" text="SATA to IDE Hard Drive Adapter (SAT2IDEADP), which allows for easy insertion of any 2.5 or 3.5in IDE hard drive into a SATA hard drive dock.

Protect the health of your drives

For optimal performance, the docking station has a built-in 80mm fan that helps keep your drives running cooler. The fan offers variable speed control which enables you to make adjustments on the fly, in order to reduce power consumption and noise when your drives aren't being accessed. The HDD dock will also power down your SATA drives after a period of inactivity (USB mode only) or when the computer is turned off, to help reduce power consumption and noise when not being accessed.

Improve Performance

To save you time, this docking station is loaded with high-performance features on both interface connections.

For the fastest possible performance, this dock supports full SATA III bandwidth of 6 Gbps when connected through eSATA, ensuring you can get the most out of your solid-state drives.

With USB 3.0 the dock ensures high-bandwidth transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps. The USB host interface connection also supports UASP, which delivers performance up to 70% faster than conventional USB 3.0 when paired with a compatible host controller. 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 SDOCKU33EF is backed by a 2-year StarTech.com warranty and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

- Save time, with file transfers up to 70% faster than traditional USB 3.0 when used with a UASP-supported host
- Versatile connectivity options, through either USB or eSATA
- Help extend the life of your hard drives by keeping them cool, with a built-in variable speed fan

Certificates

Certification
CE, FCC

Cooling

Fan
Yes
Fan diameter
8 cm
Number of fans
1

Hard drive

Storage media type
HDD, SSD
Storage drive interface
SATA
Storage drive sizes supported
2.5,3.5"
Number of storage drives supported
1
Maximum storage capacity
6 TB

Indication

LED indicators
Activity, Power

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T)
5 - 80 °C
Storage temperature (T-T)
-40 - 70 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
8 - 90%

Packaging content

AC adapter included
Yes
Cables included
eSATA, USB
Manual
Yes

Packaging data

Package dimensions (WxDxH)
117 x 185 x 210 mm
Package weight
1 kg

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) ports quantity
1
eSATA ports quantity
1
DC-in jack
Yes
Host interface
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-B + eSATA

Power

AC input voltage
110-240 V
Input current
0.8
Output voltage
12 V
Output current
2 A
Plug type
Type M

Technical details

Standard interfaces
eSATA, USB 3.0
Maximum data transfer rate
6 Gbit/s
Colour of product
Black
Material
Plastic
Hot-swap
Yes
Plug and Play
Yes
UASP support
Yes
Chipset
JMircon - JMS561

Weight & dimensions

Width
9.5 cm
Depth
12.6 cm
Height
13.4 cm
Weight
477 g

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