Dual-Bay USB 3.0 / eSATA to SATA Hard Drive Docking Station, External 2.5/3.5″ SATA I/II/III, SSD/HDD Docking Station, Hot-Swap Hard…

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  • HARD DRIVE DOCKING STATION: This 2-bay hard drive dock enables instant access to 2.5/3.5″ SATA drives for file backup, disk imaging, or data transfer over USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps) or eSATA — Toolless design facilitates quick drive hot-swapping
  • DRIVE COMPATIBILITY: Supports 2.5/3.5″ SATA HDDs and SSDs of any capacity — OS independent — Compatible w/ SATA I/II/III — IDE adapter (SAT2IDEADP) sold separately — Includes 3ft (1m) eSATA and USB-A cables and universal power adapter
  • PERFORMANCE: Independent eject buttons for each bay enables hot-swapping of an idle drive while the other bay is in use — Drive bays with 15,000 insertion/removal cycle rating for maximum durability
  • SPECS: 2-Bay Hard Drive Dock — SATA I/II/III — eSATA or USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps) Host Connection — Toolless Design — Hot-Swappable Drive Bays — Top-Loading/Toaster-Style with Eject Buttons — LED Activity Lights
  • THE IT PRO’S CHOICE: Designed and built for IT Professionals, this Dual-Bay Hard Drive Dock is backed for 2 years, including free lifetime 24/5 multilingual technical assistance
Last updated on 30 марта, 2023 18:15 Details Dual-Bay USB 3.0 / eSATA to SATA Hard Drive Docking Station, External 2.5/3.5″ SATA I/II/III, SSD/HDD Docking Station, Hot-Swap Hard… Dual-Bay USB 3.0 / eSATA to SATA Hard Drive Docking Station, External 2.5/3.5″ SATA I/II/III, SSD/HDD Docking Station, Hot-Swap Hard…



Specification: Dual-Bay USB 3.0 / eSATA to SATA Hard Drive Docking Station, External 2.5/3.5″ SATA I/II/III, SSD/HDD Docking Station, Hot-Swap Hard…


‎6 GB

Hard Drive


Number of USB 3.0 Ports






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Operating System

‎Windows 10 Windows 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit) Windows 8 (32-bit/64-bit) Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit) Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit) Windows XP Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012R2 Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2008R2 Windows Server 2003 Windows Server 2003R2 Mac OS X 10.5 or later (Some included optional utilities are not supported)

Item Weight

‎1.08 pounds

Product Dimensions

‎7.28 x 4.72 x 8.27 inches

Item Dimensions LxWxH

‎7.28 x 4.72 x 8.27 inches




‎1 A batteries required.



Country of Origin


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Date First Available

‎May 24, 2014

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9 reviews for Dual-Bay USB 3.0 / eSATA to SATA Hard Drive Docking Station, External 2.5/3.5″ SATA I/II/III, SSD/HDD Docking Station, Hot-Swap Hard…

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  1. John Frazer

    This dock seems to have an issue with detection across my two windows 10 PC’s as well as a Raspberry Pi4.

    5 times out of 10 it will not detect at all, and usually requires changing of the USB port to which it’s connected in order to detect.

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  2. getCTOwned

    Works great on USB3, fails to work on esata.

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  3. pitiscus

    I have the
    StarTech USB 3.0 eSATA Dual Hard Drive Docking Station with UASP for 2 Bay
    and the 4 Bay eSATA USB 3.0 to SATA Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5/3.5 HDD.

    The following occurs on both.
    USB connection/Performance Perfect. As expected.
    eSATA ;

    1st use in Linux. All ports accessable, all disks visible and read/writeable.
    1st use in Windows (7 64bit Ultimate SP1). Each Port can only be read
    one at a time, by selecting with the appropriate button.

    AFTER Formatting a Disk (Change Lable) in Windows.
    Linux cannot access the drive.
    Content/label flashes up, then disappears.
    Very annoying as eSATA should be about 7% Faster than USB.

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  4. Rayloco

    There are so many dual USB 3.0 docking stations in the market. I, however, found that, most of them are SATA 2 spec. Why? Because USB 3.0 is 5Gbps & SATA 3 is 6Gbps. It doesn’t matter if you just stick with a HDD but, it should leads to bottleneck if you connected with a SSD. There are, so far, I found two companies’ products that support SATA 3 spec. StarTech & HighPoint. This one also has SATA 3 port & no problem to use port multiplier if the connected controller supports it. Somehow, however, found that moving data from either one disk to another in the same dock is not that smooth I expected. No problem with a different dock’s HDD or one with inside the computer.
    Sequential Transfer speed of e-SATA 3:
    Controller: AMD SB 950 on-board SATA controller
    Transfer Size: ~5TB, many different files & sizes
    Disk: Seagate Barracuda Compute 8TB
    Speed between drives with same but two different docking station: ~170Mb/s
    Speed between drives at the same docking station:75~110Mb/s

    Haven’t tried all the same thing with USB3 transfer but, between two different stations via USB 3 port is about 130~150Mb/s. Controller was StarTech’s 4-NEC chip equipped one & connected one station for each USB 3 chip.

    Maybe it was due to my premature setting skill. I will try again.

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  5. Bertram28

    Quite surprised so many negative reviews. Not my experience, possibly due to other hardware or software differences.

    I purchased the USB 3.0 / eSATA Dual 2.5/3.5″ SATA HDD Dock with UASP, part # SDOCK2U33EB. NOTE: two drive, not 4 drive capacity. As the name states, I use both 2.5′ (SSDs) and 3.5″spinning drives with it. The Amazon purchase was in March 2015, perhaps updated from earlier. I’ve used the dock intermittently for 7 months.

    I ran Windows 8.1 Pro when purchased and Windows 10 Pro now. I use a tablet as a desktop (Microsoft Surface Pro 3, normally on the Surface Pro 3 dock station for its added USB, Ethernet, DisplayPort connections). So I’m using Windows, a purchased, not home made device, with USB version 3 connections, full power, no battery. That eliminates many who had (IMO: a self-inflicted) complaints.

    Next, I do not leave the dock connected and on all the time. It is simply an offline backup method so why leave it on risking possible (never happened yet) malware or virus. Offline is safer.

    As I started pen this, I completed a 50GB copy from my internal SSD to a slower SATA 3 Gb/s spinner, I’m now copying another folder 33GB in size. Done long ago. I see transfer speeds of 15 to 86 Mbps. Windows Explorer fully reported removal of a SSD (press down on left side ejector) then insertion of a 3.5″ spinner. No freezes. No need to reboot etc.

    I do not award full 5 stars. The industry is awash with its SATA 1, SATA II, eSATA, PCIe, NVMe protocols with unrealistic speed ratings fully not relevant but repeated by manufacturers without a heads up to the uninformed consumer. They could do better. I have purchased and returned a competitors dock that did not transfer at USB 2 speeds so yes, this is better than other HDD docks.

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  6. thok

    I use this all the time. I have quite a few “naked” hard drives and this works great to mount them. I had a drive that just stopped working. Totally dead. I took it apart and unscrewed the data interface and power connection and inserted it into this little contraption and drive was fine. Yes, I could have bought a new enclosure but this has two slots and I can use it on a number of drives that don’t have enclosures. I’ve had no problems with this at all. I’ll let others do benchmarks on it but it seems to work plenty fast enough.
    I’d buy again.

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  7. BlackShaddow

    Like another reviewer, I have used up all my USB3 ports, so the eSATA option was what persuaded me to purchase. The first unit worked fine for a week and then died, as it wouldn’t switch on, even though the PS was supplying volts. Thanks to Amazon’s PRIME, I got a next day replacement and that has been working fine since, with no speed problems when sending files for back up etc. Reason for 4 stars is that it unfortunately only has one power switch, so you can’t turn one drive off if you’ve finished with it, whilst you’re using the other drive, which means more running hours than necessary. Other than that it’s a great product.

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  8. Brian Lee

    I intended to use this via eSATA just like my previous one from the same manufacturer. I suppose I should have been alerted to a possible problem because its predecessor has two eSATA sockets, one for each drive, whereas the new dual dock has only one for both.

    In the event only one of the two drive docks works via eSATA. What the sales information didn’t say was that for the dual dock to work with BOTH drives the computer’s SATA controller has to have a special feature, namely port multiplication capability. Even the quick start guide included with the dual dock does not make that clear. I found this out the hard way — my machine can only see one of the plugged-in drives using eSATA. After wasting a lot of time, I went to the manufacturer’s website support section where, hidden away in the faqs, it told me all this and invited me to buy a PCI card with the necessary facility. None of the SATA ports on my machine seems to have port multiplication capability, indeed a quick trawl of the web suggests that it is quite uncommon for motherboard controllers to be able to do this. Also many PCI cards can’t do it — mine being one.

    So to use this dock via eSATA you will maybe have to invest in a special PCI card too.

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  9. thok

    I have a 13 year old computer with USB 2.0 (ugh) so the data transfer speeds are pretty poor. But it does have eSATA, and I thought I could pick up a hard drive to put in this docking station (A.K.A. «toaster») to take advantage of the eSATA speeds. I really wanted to like this StarTech docking station, but I feel like it’s just not that reliable in eSATA mode. Using the USB cable, it’s perfect, but that’s not why I bought this model.

    The docking station did not always connect when I used eSATA. Using Disk Management on Windows 10, I could see the drive when using USB 2.0, but not always with eSATA. This was the start of my discomfort with the docking station. So USB 2.0 connections worked 100% of the time. In other words, if I plugged in the docking station (with hard drive mounted before I plugged in the cable, obviously) and used the USB cable, my old computer could see it and transfer files at the data cap allowed by USB 2.0. Same on newer computers using USB 3.0, this docking station is great. But as for eSATA…

    1st Screenshot: HWiNFO
    But when I used eSATA, sometimes the computer recognized the docking station, sometimes it didn’t. I tried two different SSDs, both simultaneously in the docking station and separately (just one drive at a time). They were both the same model: 1TB SanDisk Ultra III solid state drives. You can see it in the first screenshot, where I used HWiNFO to figure everything out.

    2nd Screenshot: Crystal DiskMark
    When my computer recognized the drives while using eSATA, they worked at the advertised speed. See 2nd screenshot of Crystal DiskMark. It was satisfying to see this old computer move so (relatively) fast. But as I mentioned, sometimes my computer did not recognize the toaster (and therefore, the SSDs mounted in it). I tried to be as forgiving as possible, plugging the SSD in the docking station, then plugging the power on, then plugging the eSATA cable into the computer, THEN turning the computer on. Needless to say, there was MUCH powering on/off of my old computer. But it was still spotty. There was even one instance when the toaster disconnected from my computer MID-TRANSFER. Because it did this in the middle of moving files, that SSD became corrupted and I had to format. Luckily there was nothing important on there, but that’s the main reason I returned the Star Tech Docking Station. But was it the old computer, or the station?

    Even though eSATA isn’t as fast as USB 3.1, it’s still better than USB 2.0. But the inconsistent recognition was no good. The thing is, I’m not sure if was my old computer, or the docking station that was the problem. I don’t have any other computers old enough to still have eSATA ports, so there’s no way to tell. I’m hesitant to blame StarTech, so I’m just trying to recount my experience using this old computer.

    I will say that it works just fine in USB 3.0 mode on a new computer. If you are looking for a docking station that can do that, buy the more recent StarTech models (without eSATA). But if you are looking at this model, chances are you are like me.

    Just keep this in mind if you are looking for a way to make use of your eSATA ports on your (probably very old) computer.

    Happy Shopping!

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