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MAIWO USB 3.0 to SATA 2.5''&3.5'' HDD/SSD Single Bay Hard Drive Docking Station - £12.99 at 7dayshop/eBay
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MAIWO USB 3.0 to SATA 2.5''&3.5'' HDD/SSD Single Bay Hard Drive Docking Station - £12.99 at 7dayshop/eBay

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Posted 17th Feb

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Great bit of kit here at a reasonable price.

3408492.jpgAn easy way to read and write data to an internal 3.5" or 2.5" Hard Drive or SSD. Fast data connection via USB3.0 for transferring files
Key features
USB 3.0 Hard Drive Dock
Hot Plug and Play
LED indicator shows power and disk activity
Power adapter: 12V
Material: ABS/PC plastic
Interface: USB 3.0 interface(compatible USB 2.0)
Hard drive: Support 2.5/3.5 inch SATA HDD/SSD
Size: 128(L) x 75(W) x 58(H)
Supported Windows Me and above, Mac OS8.6/9 and above, Linux kernel 2.4 and above
Colour LED indicator
Plug & Play
Downgrade compatible with USB 1.1 and USB 2.0
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So, could you, for example, take a HDD out of an old desktop, plug it into one of these (which would be connected to a new desktop), and then download photos, music etc onto the new desktop?

If so, seems like a very good device.
A Purr fect manufacturer? Heat.
weedavemac17/02/2020 18:59

So, could you, for example, take a HDD out of an old desktop, plug it into …So, could you, for example, take a HDD out of an old desktop, plug it into one of these (which would be connected to a new desktop), and then download photos, music etc onto the new desktop? If so, seems like a very good device.


Yes.
Don't need one but love the idea.. lol..
weedavemac17/02/2020 18:59

So, could you, for example, take a HDD out of an old desktop, plug it into …So, could you, for example, take a HDD out of an old desktop, plug it into one of these (which would be connected to a new desktop), and then download photos, music etc onto the new desktop? If so, seems like a very good device.


If You have a desktop just buy sata3 cable (£1-3) and put old hdd to new pc as a second/third disk.
Edited by: "BergkampWonderland" 18th Feb
weedavemac17/02/2020 18:59

So, could you, for example, take a HDD out of an old desktop, plug it into …So, could you, for example, take a HDD out of an old desktop, plug it into one of these (which would be connected to a new desktop), and then download photos, music etc onto the new desktop? If so, seems like a very good device.


You may need an IDE version if your drives are older.
1GB to 160GB in old versions were mostly IDE.
So does this have to be plugged into the mains to work or will it just need connection via usb?
arthurx123417/02/2020 20:33

So does this have to be plugged into the mains to work or will it just …So does this have to be plugged into the mains to work or will it just need connection via usb?



12V DC port on the back suggests it requires mains power. Shame.
Mine just blew up. These are not very good quality. Wouldn't use them with expensive hard drives or ssd.
Edited by: "pet2000" 17th Feb
pet200017/02/2020 21:25

Mine just blew up. These are not very good quality. Wouldn't use them with …Mine just blew up. These are not very good quality. Wouldn't use them with expensive hard drives or ssd.


It blew up? I've been using mine for some time now but now I'm scared. Can you elaborate?
CrazyBob17/02/2020 20:49

They have a two port version for £17.99 too


I've a 2 port version of a similar device - very useful clone facility (destination drive must be equal or greater in size to source).
EDIT: this is the one I've got - may be more reliable than this deal one.
amazon.co.uk/dp/…TH/
Edited by: "Musicrab" 17th Feb
Dawsy17/02/2020 20:31

You may need an IDE version if your drives are older.1GB to 160GB in old …You may need an IDE version if your drives are older.1GB to 160GB in old versions were mostly IDE.


At least 15 years old.....
Musicrab17/02/2020 23:36

I've a 2 port version of a similar device - very useful clone facility …I've a 2 port version of a similar device - very useful clone facility (destination drive must be equal or greater in size to source).EDIT: this is the one I've got - may be more reliable than this deal one.https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XYJGDTH/


I went for the single port version in the end after thinking about my usage (occasional data reading, have never cloned a drive). The Inateck one looks a good bit of kit though.
amazon.co.uk/Ext…KXH

3.3/5 stars on amazon. Pretty poor for such a simple product
By the way don't let anyone be fooled by the amazon basics product they push on that page and most enclosure pages.

amazon.co.uk/dp/…2C/

Claims it's 9cm i.e 3.5" and has AC power but in actual fact it's only for 2.5" (Suppose the price should've been a clue). The only place it's correct is the rollover pictures in the top left, all the description and photos therein are of a totally different thing.
weedavemac17/02/2020 18:59

So, could you, for example, take a HDD out of an old desktop, plug it into …So, could you, for example, take a HDD out of an old desktop, plug it into one of these (which would be connected to a new desktop), and then download photos, music etc onto the new desktop? If so, seems like a very good device.


Requires a power cord.

Why not just use a portable drive which works off usb?
Musicrab17/02/2020 23:36

I've a 2 port version of a similar device - very useful clone facility …I've a 2 port version of a similar device - very useful clone facility (destination drive must be equal or greater in size to source).EDIT: this is the one I've got - may be more reliable than this deal one.https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XYJGDTH/


I've been using the dual port one for a while. It's saved a couple of PCs with failing drives now without me needing to run backup/restore processes; just drop the old drive in with a new one and clone it across!
weedavemac17/02/2020 18:59

So, could you, for example, take a HDD out of an old desktop, plug it into …So, could you, for example, take a HDD out of an old desktop, plug it into one of these (which would be connected to a new desktop), and then download photos, music etc onto the new desktop? If so, seems like a very good device.


Assuming you're using Windows and have a password set, if your data is not within 'Users' or on a separate drive, and unencrypted, the drive will appear when connected and will be readily accessible.

If your data is under 'Users', there will be a few steps required to 'take control' of the Folders. There are plenty of articles online telling you how to do this, depending on your version of Windows. IMO, if your old desktop still works, you'd be better off copying to a backup drive and then copying from that to your new desktop. That way you have a backup of your precious photos.
Edited by: "fatLamb" 18th Feb
CornishNige18/02/2020 17:17

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And this has what to do with my post? Was pointing out the spurious info on the amazonbasics one (which they heavily promote) if anyone is buying there. This is a good deal, after I realised the basics one didn't fulfil my needs I bought an actual 3.5" on amazon for a fiver more than this (though I did want next day delivery).
Useful kit and reasonable price, I'm on the lookout for a USB-c one which also has usb 3 expansion ports on it, though I've not yet been able to locate one that caters for both needs. Heat for this one though
weedavemac17/02/2020 18:59

So, could you, for example, take a HDD out of an old desktop, plug it into …So, could you, for example, take a HDD out of an old desktop, plug it into one of these (which would be connected to a new desktop), and then download photos, music etc onto the new desktop? If so, seems like a very good device.


Yes - it that is one of the primary uses. You can also use it as a back-up device for a laptop. The only downside is if left out in the open they can get a bit dusty.
X1017/02/2020 20:42

12V DC port on the back suggests it requires mains power. Shame.


Yes it needs lots of power - nearly 3 amps to spin it up - but it comes with a power supply
CornishNige18/02/2020 17:17

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You don't have to remove any cover - it is spring-loaded and just gently pushing the 3.5" disk onto it moves it out of the way.
bone_z18/02/2020 18:59

Useful kit and reasonable price, I'm on the lookout for a USB-c one which …Useful kit and reasonable price, I'm on the lookout for a USB-c one which also has usb 3 expansion ports on it, though I've not yet been able to locate one that caters for both needs. Heat for this one though


You need a USB 3.0 - B to USB C lead then it would work for you and put a USB hub on the other end!
trackrecords18/02/2020 20:53

You need a USB 3.0 - B to USB C lead then it would work for you and put a …You need a USB 3.0 - B to USB C lead then it would work for you and put a USB hub on the other end!


Hi, sorry I meant I want a hd dock that uses USB-c as it has a higher transfer rate over usb 3, my mobo has a usb high bandwidth port. They do usb docks for that type of connector, but none seem to have any other ports other than those for the hard disks.
Sonny_A18/02/2020 17:17

Requires a power cord.Why not just use a portable drive which works off …Requires a power cord.Why not just use a portable drive which works off usb?


I saw from the pictures that it uses a power cord.... Don't see that as an issue.

Not sure what you mean when you say "why not just use a portable drive which works off usb?" Can you give me more info... Sorry, I'm not very techie.
bone_z18/02/2020 23:38

Hi, sorry I meant I want a hd dock that uses USB-c as it has a higher …Hi, sorry I meant I want a hd dock that uses USB-c as it has a higher transfer rate over usb 3, my mobo has a usb high bandwidth port. They do usb docks for that type of connector, but none seem to have any other ports other than those for the hard disks.


Sorry to get the wrong end of the stick. USB-C confusingly they have renamed to USB3.1 I seem to recall. The fastest transfer would be via SATA leads to a desktop computera PCI-E x16 slot SATA card. But bear in mind that not every USB flash drive is USB 3.0 we have to be thankful for small mercies!
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