StarTech.com Universal docking station for hard drives – USB 3.0 with UASP

Manufacturer part number UNIDOCKU33
Vendor StarTech


Short Description
StarTech.com Universal hard drive docking station - SATA and IDE dock - 2.5in & 3.5in HDD and SSD docking station with UASP & SATA III


Connect both an IDE and a SATA 2.5/3.5in hard drive or solid state drive to your computer system using an available USB 3.0 port, with support for UASP for optimal performance

The UNIDOCKU33 USB 3.0 Universal HDD / SSD Dock enables you to instantly access your 2.5 or 3.5in IDE and SATA hard drives through two top loading drive slots, saving you the hassle of mounting the drives into a computer or external enclosure or tray.

Enhanced with UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol), this hard drive docking station lets you get the most out of the fastest drive technologies such as SATA III (6 Gbps), solid state drives (SSD) and hybrid, drives with performance up to 70% faster than conventional USB 3.0 when paired with a UASP-enabled host controller. See our UASP testing results below for further details.

The slot-loading design holds the SATA and IDE drives upright inside the docks, neatly keeping them off the desk, for convenience and a clutter-free setup. For SATA drives, the HDD can be inserted and connected directly through the designated dock slot, while the IDE drive slot is conveniently positioned near the rear panel 40-pin data and LP4 power connections, making it easy to connect to the dock using the included IDE data and power cables.

A single USB 3.0 connection to your host computer, enables access to both the IDE & SATA hard drives simultaneously - a convenient solution for migrating data from an IDE drive to a SATA drive or vice versa. The dock can also be used to greatly increase  the storage and backup capabilities of your computer system with support for high capacity drives (tested with up to 6TB 3.5" and 2TB 2.5" drives).

The UNIDOCKU33 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year 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

- Versatile configuration options, with support for IDE and SATA 2.5in and 3.5in drives
- Save time, with file transfers up to 70% faster than traditional USB 3.0 when used with a UASP-supported host
- Hassle-free operation and reduced workspace clutter, with upright slot-loading design
Certificates
RoHS compliance Yes
Certification CE, FCC
Cooling
Fan No
Hard drive
Storage media type HDD, SSD
Storage drive interface IDE, SATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Storage drive sizes supported 2.5,3.5"
Number of storage drives supported 2
Maximum storage capacity 6 TB
Indication
LED indicators Activity, Power
Operational conditions
Storage temperature (T-T) -40 - 70 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H) 8 - 90%
Operating temperature (T-T) 5 - 80 °C
Packaging content
Cables included USB
Manual Yes
AC adapter included Yes
Packaging data
Package weight 1.1 kg
Package dimensions (WxDxH) 120 x 185 x 210 mm
Ports & interfaces
DC-in jack Yes
Host interface USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-B
Power
Plug type Type M
AC input voltage 110-240 V
Input current 1.3
Output voltage 12 V
Output current 3 A
Technical details
Mean time between failures (MTBF) 30000 h
UASP support Yes
Hot-swap Yes
Plug and Play Yes
Standard interfaces USB 3.0
Maximum data transfer rate 5 Gbit/s
Colour of product Black
Material Plastic
RAID support No
Chipset JMicron - JMS561U, JMD330
Weight & dimensions
Width 13 cm
Depth 14 cm
Height 7 cm
Weight 512 g

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