Dual Port USB 3.0 HDD Docking Station (Clone Functionality) £36.99 @ Amazon
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Dual Port USB 3.0 HDD Docking Station (Clone Functionality) £36.99 @ Amazon

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Found 13th Aug 2013
A great little docking station for both 2.5 and 3.5 HDD drives. This product normally costs quite a bit more grab it while you can!!!

Support Independent Operation and Computer-aided Cloning; Supports 2.5" & 3.5" SATA HDD and SSD; Hot-Swap; Plug and Play; SupportsWindows XP / Vista / 7/8 / Mac OS 10.8.4 or above; Backward compatible with USB 2.0 /1.1 connections
Compatible with 2.5 "- and 3.5" -SATA-I/II/III-Festplatten maximum capacity of 2x4TB (partition size larger than 2TB requires Windows Vista, Windows XP partition limitations associated with this product together)
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 supports transfer rates of up to 5Gbps - The actual transmission speed is limited by the setting of the device connected; Supports Hot Plug, Plug & Play
Stable and reliable DC power source: The power supply is highly efficient (12V, 4000mA), so that a stable energy supply is guaranteed
Package: A-2 FDU3C caddy; A USB 3.0 data cable; Installation CD-A; A 12V/4A-Charge; A power cord; A manual. Among the links provided below to download the latest drivers: inateck.de/dow…ad/

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is it not easier just to buy a USB 3.0 500GB portable HDD?

I have the Icy Dock version of this and I am very happy with it.

Does this support SATA2 or SATA3?

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ro53ben

I have the Icy Dock version of this and I am very happy with it.Does this … I have the Icy Dock version of this and I am very happy with it.Does this support SATA2 or SATA3?




It supports both SATA2 and SATA3

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Alinshearah

is it not easier just to buy a USB 3.0 500GB portable HDD?



this product gives you the flexibility if you have multiple HDD that you want to connect to a computer. Maybe your your old laptop/desktop died and you want to retrieve files or maybe just because you have multiple HDDs to backup too. Many people prefer this option, but at the same time alot do just buy Externall HDD like you said. It's all about personal preference!

Alinshearah

is it not easier just to buy a USB 3.0 500GB portable HDD?



No it takes about the same length of time to buy both.

One is a desktop powered dock that takes two hard drives(bare drives) and allows you to backup and clone for things like lpatop hdd removal, or larger HDD upgrade, it even allows you to run HDD tools to fix or recover data.

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'Meh' price for me. Nice item though

mjwilson94

It supports both SATA2 and SATA3



My IcyDock supports SATA3, but by running the drive in SATA2 mode.

This is actually a SATA3 device?

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This would be a great device if you need to clone drives or even convert one or two SATA drives to external ones using it as a docking station.

Thanks OP. Have some heat!!!

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ro53ben

My IcyDock supports SATA3, but by running the drive in SATA2 mode.This is … My IcyDock supports SATA3, but by running the drive in SATA2 mode.This is actually a SATA3 device?



I don't think the speed could up to SATA3 mode. But still a sharp item though.

bower135

I don't think the speed could up to SATA3 mode. But still a sharp item … I don't think the speed could up to SATA3 mode. But still a sharp item though.



Obviously the USB is the limiting factor but the clone process should be a lot quicker if SATA3 were supported natively.

Been tryin to clone laptop drive using software with no joy. got this unit dropped 2 drives in pressed the button and job done, inserted new drive and worked 1st time. This was using stand alone no usb. now needs a usb3 card for pc.

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Siddy

Been tryin to clone laptop drive using software with no joy. got this … Been tryin to clone laptop drive using software with no joy. got this unit dropped 2 drives in pressed the button and job done, inserted new drive and worked 1st time. This was using stand alone no usb. now needs a usb3 card for pc.



You have actually bought one? Just checked out the product page and found they have some usb 3 cards from the same manufacturer.

Maybe its a stupid question but could you have 2 drives plugged in and read/write to both? i.e see them as 2 separate
drives?

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midiman

Maybe its a stupid question but could you have 2 drives plugged in and … Maybe its a stupid question but could you have 2 drives plugged in and read/write to both? i.e see them as 2 separate drives?


Since it has the clone function, the answer is absolutely YES!

downtonbro

Since it has the clone function, the answer is absolutely YES!



Sorry, I don't think I was very clear in my question. What I meant was could I access both drives from a PC as if they were 2 separate drives independant of the cloning function. For example seem them as drives X:/ & Z:/

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midiman

Sorry, I don't think I was very clear in my question. What I meant was … Sorry, I don't think I was very clear in my question. What I meant was could I access both drives from a PC as if they were 2 separate drives independant of the cloning function. For example seem them as drives X:/ & Z:/


No worries. The answer is still yes. Despite the clone function, you can consider it as a 2-port HDD docking station which allows you to read and write the hard drives separately at the same time.

downtonbro

No worries. The answer is still yes. Despite the clone function, you can … No worries. The answer is still yes. Despite the clone function, you can consider it as a 2-port HDD docking station which allows you to read and write the hard drives separately at the same time.



Thanks. Very tempted and may go for one of these. Only device at the mo that I have with USB3 is my laptop but will change in time

ro53ben

Obviously the USB is the limiting factor but the clone process should be … Obviously the USB is the limiting factor but the clone process should be a lot quicker if SATA3 were supported natively.



With HDDs, not it's not and no it wouldn't.

Just ordered. Thanks OP!!!

Possibly stupid question here but can you clone a current drive to one of the same size but different vendor? Want to clone my laptop HDD to another i have spare incase this one goes pop, then i could stick the clone in and be on my way.

Possibly stupid question here but can you clone a current drive to one of the same size but different vendor? Want to clone my laptop HDD to another i have spare incase this one goes pop, then i could stick the clone in and be on my way.

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kaleel86

Possibly stupid question here but can you clone a current drive to one of … Possibly stupid question here but can you clone a current drive to one of the same size but different vendor? Want to clone my laptop HDD to another i have spare incase this one goes pop, then i could stick the clone in and be on my way.



Of course you can. You can do it even for two different sizes(2.5" and 3.5").

raindrops076

Of course you can. You can do it even for two different sizes(2.5" and … Of course you can. You can do it even for two different sizes(2.5" and 3.5").



You can even do it for two different capacities. As long as the destination drive is the same or bigger. If bigger, the space is just unallocated, and can be used to create other partitions, or extend the existing partition with the right software...

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Axemanbob

You can even do it for two different capacities. As long as the … You can even do it for two different capacities. As long as the destination drive is the same or bigger. If bigger, the space is just unallocated, and can be used to create other partitions, or extend the existing partition with the right software...



Thanks for letting me know.

Just bought a very similar if not identical device off ebay for £15 delivered + I got a FREE ''HDMI Adapter'' whatever the hell that is!! lol (Not as pretty admittedly as this one but who cares I ain't wearing it!! )

http://i.imgur.com/ZwebvSE.jpg

ebay.co.uk/itm…848

Edited by: "Leftfield_2k2" 14th Aug 2013

anyone try this on linux?

Thid looks pretty good actually. Heat!

quandobuble



What are you talking about????
It has DUAL port and offline cloning!! But hey if you want to spend well over twice as much for something that does pretty much the exactly the same thing, well go ahead knock yourself out!!

Nice find. Heated

Leftfield_2k2

Just bought a very similar if not identical device off ebay for £15 … Just bought a very similar if not identical device off ebay for £15 delivered + I got a FREE ''HDMI Adapter'' whatever the hell that is!! lol (Not as pretty admittedly as this one but who cares I ain't wearing it!! )http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130877916848


Went for the same one as I need IDE support for some old drives and can't be doing with IDE to SATA converters. Only thing missing from this eBay one is SATA 3, it only goes up to SATA 2 but not as important for me as the IDE support. Also baffled by what the HDMI Adapter is for?
Was also looking at this one @ £13.99 but couldn't be bothered waiting for it to be shipped from Hong Kong:
ebay.co.uk/itm…954

http://www.ebaypa.com/albums/20120002/sku062431_3.jpg
Edited by: "Guan" 14th Aug 2013

Leftfield_2k2

Just bought a very similar if not identical device off ebay for £15 … Just bought a very similar if not identical device off ebay for £15 delivered + I got a FREE ''HDMI Adapter'' whatever the hell that is!! lol (Not as pretty admittedly as this one but who cares I ain't wearing it!! )http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130877916848



Fine if you need IDE - as far as I am aware both of the ports on this are SATA>

Alinshearah

is it not easier just to buy a USB 3.0 500GB portable HDD?


Exactly. Or, why not just buy a 16GB micro SD card and a tablet? Think, people.

So if I wanted to upgrade say my PC's OS main drive 7200rpm 500gb HD to either a 1tb 7200rpm or indeed an 256gb SSD then is it really as simple as just putting both drive in this and after process completed I can put in the new drive and it will work without any problems as my main OS drive?

Leftfield_2k2

Just bought a very similar if not identical device off ebay for £15 … Just bought a very similar if not identical device off ebay for £15 delivered + I got a FREE ''HDMI Adapter'' whatever the hell that is!! lol (Not as pretty admittedly as this one but who cares I ain't wearing it!! )http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130877916848



do you know if this could be used to boot into an old win98 disc I need to run a program on?

Should make life easier not having to swap each hard drive and reboot the PC! Heat from me!

rheumatoid

do you know if this could be used to boot into an old win98 disc I need … do you know if this could be used to boot into an old win98 disc I need to run a program on?



You may have issues with usb mass storage drivers, but it's worth a try.

GQ Man

So if I wanted to upgrade say my PC's OS main drive 7200rpm 500gb HD to … So if I wanted to upgrade say my PC's OS main drive 7200rpm 500gb HD to either a 1tb 7200rpm or indeed an 256gb SSD then is it really as simple as just putting both drive in this and after process completed I can put in the new drive and it will work without any problems as my main OS drive?



You'd need to shrink the partition on your HDD for the 256GB SSD, before you cloned it.

Gonna submit to flubit and see what price they offer.

£34.77 with Flubit. Cheers OP, this will come in handy

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GQ Man

So if I wanted to upgrade say my PC's OS main drive 7200rpm 500gb HD to … So if I wanted to upgrade say my PC's OS main drive 7200rpm 500gb HD to either a 1tb 7200rpm or indeed an 256gb SSD then is it really as simple as just putting both drive in this and after process completed I can put in the new drive and it will work without any problems as my main OS drive?


Yes, you can clone your current drive to one with the same or higher capacity from a different vendor without much effort. Once you insert both drives in it, the whole data will be completely cloned to the new drive. You should back up your new drive before the process started since it will be overwritten.
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