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Extra Value Hard Drive Docking Station With USB Connection for 2.5" & 3.5" SATA Hard Drives £9.99 delivered @ Ebuyer
Extra Value Hard Drive Docking Station With USB Connection for 2.5" & 3.5" SATA Hard Drives £9.99 delivered  @ Ebuyer

Extra Value Hard Drive Docking Station With USB Connection for 2.5" & 3.5" SATA Hard Drives £9.99 delivered @ Ebuyer

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Docking Station SATA to USB 2.5 inch 3.5 inch SATA to USB

* Allows you to quickly read SATA hard drives without installing them
* Hot swap USB docking bay for all SATA hard drives
* Supports both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives
* Far easier to use than a USB enclosure
* Quick release eject button
* USB 2.0 transfer rate upto 480Mbps
* Any size drive

29 Comments

Very useful piece of kit

thanks. just got it.

Very interesting. Read the feedback on the ebuyer site. Contains useful information of how the drive works and more technical details. Hot from me (even though I don't need one).

thans for this

bought for about £17

Thanks OP. Been looking for one of these. Looks nice too..

Nice one cheers...

I could use this but they want a tenner to deliver it to the Highlands. We're on the main trunk route ffs it's not like we're on a wee island somewhere.

Yep support dcx... comment - do consider the alternative eSATA version - far greater potential/flexibility/futurability.
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I have the eSATA one without the memory slots and worked really well in both USB and eSATA modes.
MKD

Yowzers! Hot deal

good deal but i would defo wanna get sumthing with esata or usb 3.0 instead of being bogged down by the pathetic speed of usb 2.0 when transferring large files.

How do I know if my hard drive is SATA? Do I need to remove it from its casing? (Was an external hard drive once upon a time before the power unit packed in)

Check the label and/or connector

This is the spec from the Western Digital website (mine is the WD5000AAJB)

wdc.custhelp.com/cgi…295

I think mine might be PATA not SATA.

Will this product be suitable for my Hard drive?

dcx_badass

Good deal but the one with esata for £14 is better, you're looking at an … Good deal but the one with esata for £14 is better, you're looking at an 8x increase in the read speed (hdd dependant) and much faster write speeds. It also has a built in card reader and usb hub, no brainer really, the other is much better.



entirely agree. I have the esata and its a good bit of kit

How long can you have a harddrive in this before it overheats?

i was gonna get this instead:
ebuyer.com/pro…982

looks more sturdy and more of a name brand. Plus they have a good website that you can see decent pictures of the product.
startech.com/ite…spx
Edited by: "prits_88" 24th Jul 2010

dcx_badass

That drive is IDE, so no.



So I need an IDE or EIDE interface casing?

i need one that will handle 2x 1tb drives?

anything cheep and chearful?

i bought the netgear ms2000 stora and i am sending it back as it was rubbish and didn't work

Gollywood

So I need an IDE or EIDE interface casing?



bigpockets do an eide dock if thats what your looking for



here


or scan do an all in 1 for connecting all hard drives outside your pc if you dont mind it just sitting on your desk here


Shame there's no fairly cheap Firewire ones, no eSATA on my iMac

hot
best price yet,
been looking for a while now.

can anyone explain the difference between sata and esata?

thanks a lot

SATA is the connection for the hard drives themselves to go into docks, casings, inside computers. ESATA is an external connection like USB or Firewire.

Also, to tell what kind of HDD you have, IDE hard drives have a very wide rectangle of lots of pins. SATA drives have plastic notches that a plug can sort of.. connect to.

Heres a useful picture theres a sata and ide drive from a desktop the same holds true for laptops there just a little smaller.
http://www.diy-computers.com/basic/images/hdddrives.jpg

dcx_badass

Just get a long sata to esata cable and run it off an internal port, or … Just get a long sata to esata cable and run it off an internal port, or get a esata backing plate (which I did) from ebay for a few pound.



Couple of words of warning there from someone who has previously tried that:

1. esata-to-sata cables aren't true esata, so certainly shouldn't be too long, you want well under a metre maximum. true esata is also only 3gb, not 1.5gb like some older motherboard connectors.

2. you have to be careful with a lot of the so-called esata blanking plates on ebay, a lot of them terminate in a sata connector, not an esata connector, so again you need a sata-to-esata cable, so you're no better off than #1.

your best bet is to use an esata blanking plate or esata port that came with/on your motherboard, or get a pci-e esata card (not pci, it doesn't really have the bandwidth).

coming up as £14.99 now
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