Top 15 Hdd Dock 2018 Features & Review
- 【USB-C Hub for Mac Mini】Designed for Mac Mini 2018/2020 (Mac Mini 2018/2020 not included). Our USB-C hub has optimized the issue of color discrepancy in the market to better match the space grey Mac mini chassis. It is a good partner for Mac Mini! NOTE: a 2 in 1 USB C and USB A cable included for Mac mini 2012 to Mac mini 2020!
- 【Type-C Hub & Hard Drive Enclosure 2 in 1】There is a 2.5" external hard drive enclosure on the bottom of the hub to expand the memory of your Mac Mini, easily connect a 2.5 Inch SSD&HDD (NOTE: BOTH ONLY SUPPORT SATA Based) for data transfer / storage and also work for to a PC, laptop, game consoles, router.
- 【7-in-1 Expansion Ports】Features a USB - C female port(only link to host), 2 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, and micro/SD card readers for convenient access to your essential peripherals. KINDLY NOTE: You have to insert the cable and SD card label side down when inserting them(The ports are upside down)
- 【Universal USB C dock station】Our dock station is also compatible with other flagship devices with USB-C port, like MacBook/MacBook Pro, iPad Pro 2018/2020 11inch/ 13inch, Huawei Mate10/P20, Samsung S8/S9/Note8, etc. There are two LEDs on the front to indicate that it's successfully connected to the devices and hard disk.
- 【What You Get】1 x USB C Hub, 1 x 2 in 1 USB C and USB A cable, 1 x Screw Driver, 1 x Quick Start Guide. The screwdriver can remove the screws easily of hard drive enclosure’s cover, no extra tool needed. If you have any questions about products and services, please feel free to contact us, we will reply to you asap.
- USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Compatibility
- Fast data transfers
- Improve PC Performance
- High Capacity; Compatibility Formatted NTFS for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7; Reformatting may be required for other operating systems; Compatibility may vary depending on user’s hardware configuration and operating system
- USB-C Hub & HDD Enclosure 2 in 1: Unique design, all using a USB-C cable to connect
- Good partner for Mac Mini: Plug and play, make your Mac Mini more useful
- Increase Hard Disk Memory: SATA interface, compatible with 2.5-inch mechanical / SSD hard disk, support hard disk expansion within 2TB
- USB Interface Can Both Transfer and Expand: The transmission speed of connecting U disk / hard disk can be up to 200M/s
- Good News for Camera Fans: Fast read and write SD/TF card, support dual card reading and writing at the same time
- Multi-functional Design for Regular PS4/ PS4 Slim/ PS4 Pro Console: Cooling & storage your Playstation 4 console, with dual controller charger station and 12 game slots.
- LED Indicators & Fast Charging Speed: Let you know the charging status at a glance, the red indicator means charging, green light means charging is completed; Say goodbye to USB dongles which take 4 hours when charging, charged through the EXT port would provids just 2-hours.
- Upgraded Cooling System: Turn on the fan, and Cooling down your Playstation 4 console efficiently, the noise was decreased as low as 50dB, metal bottom helps you to keep your console cool and clam through playing games all the day and night.
- Compatible with PS4/Slim/Pro Console: Put your Playstation 4 Consols on the cooling stand, more tight design for the PS4 Pro, much reliable to secure your console. (Note: need to use the extra horder included for PS4 slim.)
- Power Supply Devices: Comes with a USB cable, support powered by various devices, USB Adapter, USB HUB, Wall adapter, or your Playstaton 4 console.
- INTERNAL STORAGE EXPANSION - supports SATA Gen3 for 2.5 inches hard drive below 9.5mm thickness and NGFF/NVMe PCIe Gen3x1(one lane) for M.2 SSD to expand digital space for your 2018/2020 Mac mini.
- SUPER-SPEED DOCKING STATION - features a USB 3.1 Type C port up to 10Gbps, a USB 3.0 Type A port up to 10Gbps, two USB 3.0 Type A port up to 5Gbps and Micro/SD card readers up to 5Gbps for quick access to your essential peripherals.
- COMPACT USER-FRIENDLY DESIGN - connects to you 2018/2020 Mac mini with an elegant and sleek case made of aluminum alloy, patented tool-free design needs no screws to install 2.5 inches hard drive or M.2 SSD.
- COMPREHENSIVE COMPATIBILITY - supports 2018/2020 Mac mini, supports 2021 iMac, supports 2020 MacBook, supports laptops and desktops with a USB Type C port.
- COMPLETE ACCESSORY LIST - includes self-adhesive sponges to ensure an optimal fit for hard drive and SSD installation, quick start guide for users, USB-C to USB-C cable and USB-C to USB-A cable.
- VERSATILE - Connect 3.5 inch and 2.5 inch SATA hard drives and solid state drives to your USB 3.1 Gen 2 compatible computer
- FEATURE PACKED - Supports USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP), Bulk-Only Transport (BOT), 512e and 4K sector sizes, and LBA48 addressing
- FAST - Supports USB-C or USB up to 10Gbps, and SATA III up to 6Gbps
- IMPORTANT NOTES - Compatible with Windows, macOS, and Linux. Data transfer rates may be limited by USB host controller, drive speed, file system, or method of file transfer
- 2 YEAR WARRANTY - We love our Plugable products, and hope you will too. All of our products are backed with a 2-year limited parts and labor warranty as well as Seattle-based email support
- Supports Standard Desktop 2.5"/3.5" SATA Hard Drives or SSD
- Supports hard drives up to 10TB.
- Plug and play, no drivers needed.
- Supports Offline Cloning up to 60Mbps.
- Supports Transfer Speeds up to 5Gbps (USB 3.0),480Mbps (USB 2.0), 12Mbps (USB 1.1)
- Supports all 2.5 and 3.5-inch SATA drives
- Connects via SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (up to 10x as fast as USB 2.0)
- UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) support for even faster performance. UASP requires UASP capable host system
- Serial ATA bus up to 6Gbps Signal bandwidth for fast storage backups
- This Docking station comes with a free download of Acronis True Image for Sabrent software for easy cloning
- 【Mac Mini M1 USB C Hub + HDD Enclosure 2 in 1】Tool-free installation is more convenient, plug and play. Built-in 2.5" SATA internal hard drive enclosure can expand the data storage space of Mac Mini M1.（It is NOT recommended to use hard drives exceeding 1.2A ）NOTE: The transmission speed of HDD is about 100 Mb/S and of SSD is about 300 Mb/S.
- 【Smooth Signal】Elecife Mac Mini Docking Station, built-in MCVM technology, can cut down metal shells to shielding or signal interference of WIFI and Bluetooth.
- 【Mac Mini Dock 7-in-1 expansion Ports】The mac mini docking station has two 3.0 USB, one 2.0 USB, TF and SD card reader, one Type C port, and one Type C at the rear for connecting to Mac Mini
- 【Unique Design & Technical Innovation 】The Elecife Mac Mini M1 hub, with patented ventilation design & premium heat dispersing material, has good efficiency on heat dissipation. And innovation tech-NCVM creates fancy texture, elegant appearance.
- 【Design For Mac mini】This USB-C hub with hard drive enclosure to Mac Mini 2018/2020. And it also fit for USB-C laptop.
- Dual Bay Docking Station offers an easy access with 2.5/3.5 inches HDD SSD SATA I/II/III drives, support up to 16TB hard drive, perfect solution for backup & processing IT data, batch processing data, clone data, formatting and file transfers etc.
- Offline Clone Function: FIDECO hard drive docking could be used to clone existing hard drive without connecting to a computer, or simply as external storage to transfer data between a hard drive and your computer. Note: The target disk must be larger/equal than the source disk.
- USB 3.0 Superspeed: Super speed USB 3.0 data file transfers (up to 5 Gbps) from your computer to back-up files and centralize storage for convenient access; USB 3.0 provides faster transfers up to 70% faster read speeds and 40% faster write speeds, backwards compatible with USB2.0 and 1.1. No reboot and additional driver needed, hot-swapping, easy and quick install.
- SD & TF Read Slot: Equipped with USB 3.0 SD & TF read slot, supports maximum 2TB SDHC/SDXC, it easy and convenience transferring high-resolution images and video recordings.Highly efficient (DC 12V, 2A), stable and reliable DC power source guarantees a steady supply of energy.
- Compatible and 18 Months Warranty: Compatible with Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 and Mac IOS 10.4 to 10.11/Linux. We support 18 months replacement service and 24h friendly customer service.
- 6 LCD keys: Tap to switch scenes, launch media, adjust audio, and much more; Unlimited control: Turn keys into folders to access unlimited actions
- Multi actions: Launch multiple actions simultaneously or sequentially – with one tap
- Fully customizable: Personalize the keys with custom icons and animated GIF's or choose from hundreds of pre-selected
- Direct integration: Control Game Capture, OBS, XSplit, Stream labs, Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, and more
- Easy setup: Simply drag and drop actions onto keys in the app
- With nested folders there are an unlimited number of options
- RGB Effect Available: The RGB LED flashes quickly when there is a hard drive working in the docking station. It enters breathing mode when the hard drive is under sleep status or gets removed.
- Offline Clone: The docking station can operate offline cloning independent from a computer.
- Fast Transfer Speed: Besides USB 3.0 super speed, the docking station supports UASP, which provides even faster data transfer.
- Wide Compatibility: Support up to 2 x 10TB hard drives. The product is compatible with almost all kinds of 2.5” and 3.5” HDDs and SSDs on the market.
- Package List: 1 x Inateck SA02003 docking station, 1 x instruction manual, 1 x 12V/3A Power Adapter, 1 x USB 3.0 Data Cable.
- Compatible with any standard 5.25" External bay
- Fits 1x 3.5" SATA HDD and 1x 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD (up to 9.5mm height while 3.5" drive is in use)
- Dual-purpose drive guiding mechanism & stabilizer
- Tray-less, screw-less, door-less drive installation
- Retractable dust cover to protect the internal connectors from dust buildups
- Tool free hard drive dock supports 2.5" and 3.5" SSD, HDD and SSHD SATA I/II/III drives of any capacity; The HDD docking station is AC powered for stable drive performance
- USB C to SATA dock is Thunderbolt 3 port compatible with the included USB C cable; Back-up your data from the 2016/2017/2018 MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac and iMac Pro or Windows computers such as Dell XPS 12 9250, 13 9350 / 9360 / 9365, 15 9550 / 9560, Latitude 5480 / 5580 / 7275 / 7280 / 7370 / 7480 / 7520 / 7720 / E5570, Precision 3520 / 15 3510 / 5510 / M7510, 17 M7710, Alienware 13 / 15 / 17
- SuperSpeed USB 3.0 file transfer rate (up to 5 Gbps) to back-up files and centralize storage for convenient access is included with this external hard drive bay; Add an Xbox external hard drive for expanded game storage; Both USB-A 3.0 to B and USB-C to B cables are included
- Windows & Mac compatible SSD dock supports Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 and MacOS 10.4 and up and some Linux kernels; Dell companion storage for the Dell XPS 12 9250, 13 9350 / 9360 / 9365, 15 9550 / 9560, Latitude 5480 / 5580 / 7275 / 7280 / 7370 / 7480 / 7520 / 7720 / E5570, Precision 3520 / 15 3510 / 5510 / M7510, 17 M7710, Alienware 13 / 15 / 17
- External hard drive dock is SATA compatible with SSD drives such as the Samsung EVO 500GB / 1TB, Kingston A400SSD 240GB, and Crucial MX500 500GB; The external hard drive docking station supports HDD drives such as the WD Red 4TB NAS Hard Disk Drive, WD Blue 1TB PC hard drive, Seagate BarraCuda Internal hard drive 2TB
- Dual Bay Hard Drive Docking Station: Aluminum HDD dock supports Standard Desktop 2.5"/3.5" SATA Hard Drives or SSD and UASP protocol, Supports hard drives up to 16TB.
- Hard Drive Offline Clone Function: USB 3.0 to SATA hard drive dock support offline clone, no drivers needed, easy installation; cloning can only be done from A drive to B drive, make sure the memory capacity of B drive is larger/equal than A drive; (The target disk must be larger/equal than the source disk)
- USB 3.0 Superspeed: All in one hard drive docking station Superspeed USB 3.0 data file transfers (up to 6 Gbps), 2 USB 3.0 port and SD/TF card reader in front, Plug and Play, no reboot or additional drivers needed, hot-swapping, easy and quick Tool-Free installation.
- Stable & Reliable DC Power Source: The SATA HDD dock duplicator power supply is highly efficient (UL Listed DC 12V, 3A), stable and reliable power source guarantees a steady supply of energy.
- Broad Compatibility: Dual bay hard drive reader compatible with Windows 2003 / XP / Vista / Win 7 / Win 8 / Win 10, Mac OS, Linux 9 and above, PS4 , PS4 Pro, Xbox 360, Xbox one, backward compatible with USB 2.0 / 1.1 connections.
How We Chose Our Selection Of Hard Drive Docks
As is always the case, we want to make certain that only the finest and brightest choices are included in our purchasing recommendations. In order to do this, we use the following tried and true criteria to guarantee that nothing too unique slips through the cracks.
When it comes to gadgets, choosing the appropriate brand may be difficult. Because of the high quality standards in place, you may find a respectable choice from a brand that you’ve never heard of before. However, although doing so may save you money (more on that later), you run the risk of losing out on some benefits as well. We needed to choose companies with a good reputation for quality in order to ensure that we discovered goods that met all of our requirements.
Reviews – The most important element of our selection process is the feedback we get from our customers. We’ve been in this business long enough to know that although product descriptions may be relied upon to provide a general idea of what you’re getting, they don’t always provide the whole picture. Customers’ reviews help us obtain a more complete picture of how well a product works, and we use this information to decide whether items are worthy of recommendation.
Purchasing price – Sometimes technology bargains seem to be too good to be true, and in most cases, that is exactly what they are. We understand that everyone has a different budget, and it’s always great to spend a bit less money than you had planned. However, when it comes to technology, particularly when it comes to equipment that interacts with something as valuable as your hard drive, it’s generally preferable to invest a bit extra money up front. Having said that, we nevertheless searched for a variety of pricing that would satisfy a wide range of needs while maintaining a high level of quality.
Features To Look For In HDD Docking Stations
Examine the following important characteristics before choosing which hard drive dock is the best match for your requirements. This will ensure that you realize precisely how a hard drive dock will help you.
Hard drive dock connections may vary from the conventional 2.5″ or 3.5″ SATA or IDE connection to USB 3.0 or 2.0 connectors, among other options. Finding an appropriate connection for your hard drive dock is essential for getting the most out of your hard drive dock, and this may vary depending on your computer.
Duplication – A hard drive duplicator is a simple and convenient method of duplicating data from one hard drive to another, and it is available for purchase online. In the event that you need to migrate information from a hard drive with a lower capacity to a bigger capacity without having to go through the time-consuming process of copying each file one by one, this is a helpful feature. If you want the most convenience, a dock with an offline cloning procedure is a must.
Speed – We have become used to high transfer rates, and for the most majority of you, anything less than 5Gbps is not worth your time to utilize. With USB 3.0 connections, this is the standard read and write speed for both read and write operations. Due to the versatility of these docks, you can still obtain good if not outstanding speeds even if you’re still utilizing the older USB 2.0 standard.
Ease of Use – When it comes to technology, simplicity and straightforwardness are key considerations, and your SATA dock should be no exception. If it’s too complex, it runs the danger of becoming a very costly paperweight, so be sure you understand what you’re getting yourself into or put in the effort to learn how to operate it correctly before you start.
Compatibility – No one likes to be stuck with a device that is incompatible with their normal computer, so be sure that whichever hard drive dock you choose is compatible with your Mac or PC. We’ve done our part to inform you of which docks are compatible with various operating systems; all you have to do now is pay careful attention to the text.