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Sabrent USB 3.0 to SATA Dual Bay Ext Hard Drive Docking Station 2.5 or 3.5in HDD SSD Duplicator Cloner Function £19.59 SLJtrading @ Amazon
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Sabrent USB 3.0 to SATA Dual Bay Ext Hard Drive Docking Station 2.5 or 3.5in HDD SSD Duplicator Cloner Function £19.59 SLJtrading @ Amazon

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Posted 22nd Aug

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Stellar bit of kit, cheap as... ciabattas! Up to 10TB per drive support, super fast 5gbps USB3 and it works! These are always around the £28-£35 mark, so makes this voucher offer even better, as its not one of the tat cheap ones on sale!

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Supports Standard Desktop 2.5"/3.5" SATA Hard Drives or SSD
Supports hard drives up to 10TB
plug and play, no drivers needed
Reverse compatible with USB 1.1 & USB 2.0
1 year limited warranty

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The Sabrent EC-DSK2 SATA Docking Station supports the direct insertion of Desktop two 2.5"/3.5" SATA Hard Drives. It is a caseless solution that makes swapping hard drives easier than ever before. Plus, now you can take advantage of the lightening speed of USB 3.0 to quickly transfer files up to 5 Gbps!Connect any 2.5"/3.5" Serial ATA (SATA) or SATA II Hard Drive to your computer through an available USB 3.0 port on your desktop or laptop.

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Hard Drive Duplicator Function
The Sabrent EC-DSK2 Standalone Duplicator Dock can be used to duplicate/clone an existing hard drive without connecting to a computer, or simply as external storage to transfer data between a hard drive and your computer.
Note: Your Source Disk must have equal or less Capacity when compared to your Target Disk

To use Hard Drive Duplicator Function:
1. Insert Both hard drives and identify Source Disk and Target Disk
HDD1=Source Disk; HDD2=Target Disk
2. Make sure that the USB cable is disconnected from any computer
3. Connect power supply and switch on power.
4 Press the CLONE button 2 times.
5. A Blue LED will flash on 25% indicating that the cloning process has begun
6. The cloning process is complete when ALL the lights turn solid Blue (25%-100%)
7. Finally press the power switch to the OFF position and eject your drives

Note: The cloning process can take a couple minutes or up to 4 hours depending on the Files/Disks that are being cloned

System requirements:
• Available USB 3.0 for high speed data transfer
• Reverse compatible with USB 1.1 & USB 2.0.
• Windows: 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 (Both 32-bit & 64-bit versions)
• MAC: OS X

Package Contents:
• Sabrent EC-DSK2 Hard Drive Dock
• Power Supply
• USB 3.0 cable
• User Manual
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I’m very tempted to get this. I’ve been looking for one of these for a while although I do like the ones that have the memory card readers built in or with the usb at the front for an all in one solution.
Edited by: "karlypants" 22nd Aug
karlypants22/08/2019 14:05

I’m very tempted to get this. I’ve been looking for one of these for a whi …I’m very tempted to get this. I’ve been looking for one of these for a while although I do like the ones that have the memory card readers built in or with the usb at the front for an all in one solution.


Most of those are dog slow karl and more money, I have earlier version of this and just use it as a dock and / or OS clone bay, I had a couple of the "other feature" ones and this does the single job it is made for. The build quality on it, is nearly, not quiet as good as one of my £68 icybox ones.. so massive savings for something that can do the same thing, cheaper!

Give it a go, if you do not like it, just send it back, I do!
bitcoin522/08/2019 14:08

Most of those are dog slow karl and more money, I have earlier version of …Most of those are dog slow karl and more money, I have earlier version of this and just use it as a dock and / or OS clone bay, I had a couple of the "other feature" ones and this does the single job it is made for. The build quality on it, is nearly, not quiet as good as one of my £68 icybox ones.. so massive savings for something that can do the same thing, cheaper!Give it a go, if you do not like it, just send it back, I do!


After your comments on the speed I have ordered one.

Thanks.
karlypants22/08/2019 14:10

After your comments on the speed I have ordered one. Thanks.


Very welcome, have fun

Bit of info about that bit here...

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Edited by: "bitcoin5" 22nd Aug
I used a similar caddy to clone the 500G HDD removedfrom my TV recorder onto a 1Tb drive. It took about 20 mins but I ended up with a cloned 500G drive and 500Gb of unallocated disk space.
Edited by: "pa55word123" 22nd Aug
Do you know if these automatically put drives to sleep?
This looked great for me until I read
"Note: Your Source Disk must have equal or less Capacity when compared to your Target Disk".

Fully understandable, but I have a 1TB HDD I would like to clone to a 480GB SSD. I was going to attempt it myself, but the more I read, the more I'm leaning towards getting the local shop to do it.

Is cloning preferable to carrying out a clean install?
FloptimusPrime22/08/2019 14:29

Do you know if these automatically put drives to sleep?


As in Winston Wolf, or warm milk?
Wammer22/08/2019 14:38

This looked great for me until I read"Note: Your Source Disk must have …This looked great for me until I read"Note: Your Source Disk must have equal or less Capacity when compared to your Target Disk".Fully understandable, but I have a 1TB HDD I would like to clone to a 480GB SSD. I was going to attempt it myself, but the more I read, the more I'm leaning towards getting the local shop to do it.Is cloning preferable to carrying out a clean install?


A new OS build is always the better option from the point of having a cleaner install and less junk. However it's not the fastest nor the most straightforward for everyone.

You could look at still using a device like this or other means of attaching both drives to the same PC and using software to clone from large to small assuming that less than 480GB of your source drive is in use. Info on software here I've not read it so can't comment on what it says but there's free and paid for options.
Wammer22/08/2019 14:38

I have a 1TB HDD I would like to clone to a 480GB SSD.


Provided the 1TB HDD has got less than 480GB of data this is easy with a utility such as Mini Tool Partition Wizard (free); it will resize for you. *just make sure you do not mix up source and destination* source = A = 1TB HDD and destination = B = SSD.
You MAY have to rebuild the MBR of the SSD but that is a simple option in the software.

EDIT: a clean install is always preferable; data isn't a problem - easy to copy over docs/pics etc - the problem is programs. e.g. if you have an Office suite you may need to reinstall - do you know the license number? (easy to ascertain from old disk), have you got the software? etc.
Edited by: "Musicrab" 22nd Aug
Thanks wseed and musicrab.

I only have 185GB Used and 746GB Free on the HDD. I'm assuming the rest is the OS.

I would have preferred a clean install until I read an article by someone who writes for a tech website complaining about how hard it was with W10 v how easy it was to clone. It took him days instead of a couple of hours. I reckoned if a techie struggled, I shouldn't attempt it with no previous experience, especially when everything I touch rarely goes to plan. I had already looked into Macrium Reflect, read instructions on Crucial and another website and watched a YouTube video, but they were all about cloning and not a clean install.

I do have Office 2013 and have the disk for it. As for the other programmes, what is the best way to get a printable list of what is installed? Years ago I used Belarc Advisor.
Edited by: "Wammer" 22nd Aug
Belarc will give you a list; or go to Control Panel (type it in search) then Programs then Programs and Features (sorry this is the old way!). Chances are that Office 2013 is the only one which will need a key/cd.
I'd give a clean install a go. Why? because you take the original disk out and don't touch it again - so you can play with the clean install and the SSD without worrying about damaging anything on the old disk. Plenty of guides online to show you 1.how to create the W10 image on a USB do this from here :- microsoft.com/en-…s10
start at "Create Windows 10 installation media"
and then
"Using the tool to create insstallation media (usb flash drive...) to install W10 on a differnet pc"

step2 is removing the HDD, installing the SSD and booting from the USB you created in 1.
3. put old disk in a £10 caddy so you can access docs/pics when needed.

If you look/ask at forums.moneysavingexpert.com/for…=29 if you get problems you will get (mainly) helpful advice.

EDIT: you said "I only have 185GB Used and 746GB Free on the HDD. I'm assuming the rest is the OS."
No, the 185GB contains the OS as well as your stuff.
Edited by: "Musicrab" 22nd Aug
Musicrab has given you some good tips but as you have a new drive you can just try the install and you can always but the old drive back in if you have trouble. Win10 is one of the easier OS's to install more drivers are included than ever before.
Wammer22/08/2019 14:38

This looked great for me until I read"Note: Your Source Disk must have …This looked great for me until I read"Note: Your Source Disk must have equal or less Capacity when compared to your Target Disk".Fully understandable, but I have a 1TB HDD I would like to clone to a 480GB SSD. I was going to attempt it myself, but the more I read, the more I'm leaning towards getting the local shop to do it.Is cloning preferable to carrying out a clean install?


Preferably clean install. It's relatively straight forward to burn windows 10 dvd (or USB install if you prefer). However if you wish to clone use macrium reflect. You can create image and the software will automatically do the rest to adjust to the new drive size. There is clone option as well on that if you want to go down that route. Personal use version is free.
Thanks all, I appreciate your help.

I really would prefer the clean install as the desktop and laptop I want to do are both 4 years old with all the cruddy updates during that time.

I stupidly bought a caddy for the SSD rather than the HDD. When I looked on Amazon for a 3.5" caddy, they were a lot more than £10. I even have the mounting bracket for the desktop.

Which one do you suggest attempting first, is easiest?
pa55word12322/08/2019 14:26

I used a similar caddy to clone the 500G HDD removedfrom my TV recorder …I used a similar caddy to clone the 500G HDD removedfrom my TV recorder onto a 1Tb drive. It took about 20 mins but I ended up with a cloned 500G drive and 500Gb of unallocated disk space.


Cant you just open up disk management in windows and then right click the part that contains your data, click 'extend volume' and select the 500GB unallocated space? - this will then give you a full 1TB without having to do any formatting.
This is how i do it in other scenarios.
Bally.Singh23/08/2019 11:39

Cant you just open up disk management in windows and then right click the …Cant you just open up disk management in windows and then right click the part that contains your data, click 'extend volume' and select the 500GB unallocated space? - this will then give you a full 1TB without having to do any formatting.This is how i do it in other scenarios.


Linux based TV box and ext3 format disk so no. Luckily, as the saying goes, "other disk utilities are available"
The comment was more of a warning of what is likely to happen during the off line clone using most of these caddys.
Edited by: "pa55word123" 23rd Aug
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