StarTech.com USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive Docking Station SSD / HDD with integrated Fast Charge USB Hub and UASP For SATA 6 Gbps - White
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The SDOCKU33HWÂ USB 3.0 Dock with Fast Charge USB hub lets you easily connect and swap 2.5inÂ or 3.5inÂ SATA III hard drives (HDD) andÂ solid state drives (SSD) through an available USB port. The enclosure supports UASP and delivers optimal performance with a USB 3.0 connection, but is also backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1 host connections.
The Hard Drive Dock features a built-in 3-portÂ USB 3.0 Hub thatÂ enables you to connect up toÂ 3 additional USB 3.0 devices to your computer through the same USB host connection.Â One of the ports on the hub also hasÂ Fast Charging capabilities, thatÂ charges iPadâ€™s and other mobile devices as effectively as through a wall plug.Â This Fast Charge PortÂ has been specially designed forÂ compatibility withÂ a wide range of tablets and smartphones.
With support for UASP, the dock performs up to 70% faster than conventional USB 3.0, when paired with a UASP-enabled host controller to utilize the full potential of your SATA III hard drives. Please see our UASP testing results below for further details.
With support for SATA I/II/III, large capacity drives (tested up to 4TB), and 2.5inÂ or 3.5inÂ hard drivesÂ this HDD/SSD docking stationÂ is compatible with virtually any SATA hard drive, and greatly increases the storage/backupÂ capabilitiesÂ of your computer.Â Plus, the dock features configurable power management, which reduces energy consumption and helps extend the life of your drives by avoiding unnecessary access..
Extend the value of this hard drive docking station further with the addition of our SAT2IDEADP" text="SATA to IDE Hard Drive Adapter (SAT2IDEADP), allowing easy insertion of any 2.5 or 3.5in. IDE hard drive into a SATA hard drive dock.
To ensure compatibility with your computer system, the SDOCKU33HWÂ supports all of the leading operating systems, including: Microsoft Windows (8/7/Vista/XP/Server 2008/Server 2003), Apple OSX (10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6), Linux, and Google Chrome OS.
With uniform white designÂ and sleek silver trim, the SDOCKU33HWÂ will look great with your Apple MacÂ , and isÂ backed by a 2-year StarTech.com 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
- Charge your iPad and other mobile device faster than standard USB 3.0, with Fast Charge Port specially designed for compatibility with a wide range of tablets and smartphones
- Save time, with file transfers up to 70% faster than traditional USB 3.0 when used with a UASP-supported host
- Hassle-free access to drive data, with hot swappable top slot-loading dock design that supports both 2.5in and 3.5in HDD/SSDs