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Monday June 2, 2008 2:29 pm

SATA HDD Multi-Function Dock

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Storage, USB

SATA DockThere is almost no end to the things that the SATA HDD Multi-Function Dock can do. With it you can plug a 2.5 or 3.5-inch SATA Hardisk into your PC or Mac. It also functions as a USB 2.0 2-port hub and 4-slot card reader for SD, SDHC, MMC, compact flash, Memory stick, and others with adapter. At a size of 130 x 120 x 68mm and a weight of 475g, the dock supports Windows VISTA, XP and Mac OS. The dock comes with AC adapter, USB, ESATA, and power cables at a price of $79.00

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IT’S Awesome, and it deserves every cent!, Now I’m thinking of buying one. Many thanks for posting this.

Also I like the way how the hard drive is attached, it’s way better and faster then using enclosure.

Is this from BlacX?  They are notorious for making this futuristic, things-you-see-in-movies, hot-swapping enclosures.

BlacX N0029USU: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0283304
BlacX N0028USU: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0280775

Both are those hot-swapping units…they seem cool but dont offer much protection from blunt objects - blunt force trauma!  The N0029USU has a 4 port USB hub / docking station.


This actually seems interesting, one that I can find myself buying and using quite regularly.

Well that didn’t seem right on first look,
Isn’t placing the hard drive like that bad for the internals?

No, hard drives can be placed in any position. Moving them while they run is the only no no.

Yeah, agreed, proaganis. You can’t move it, so I don’t think what they have there is a good idea at all.

Having said that, it would be useful to be able to test HDs quickly… and if all else fails, it would make a pretty nice piece of art on your desk.

Anyone know if its coming out in the UK?

This thing is Sweet! I totally want one for myself. It would be so handy for swapping drives on comps, and for reading drives that need repairs.

So it’s pretty much a external hard drive with a bunch of features. Could be very useful…

Very Cool. I have had many of boot sectors die on my Hard Drives. This would be perfect when a drive wont boot in windows. Where can i buy this?

Now that is one awesome utility! I was flipping through my X-Treme Geek catalog the other day and ran into this:


It is a lot like this, without the multi-function. I was about to order it, but now that I see this, I would much rather get this!


i still think it isnt safe,the dock is external and can be nudged accidentally,easily .

wow that is a really cool idea…looks like something that i would buy

wow very nice product.Even has memory card reader & flash drive slot.Now if only the price would have been a bit low.

This is very cool. I like the equipment.

Wow, you’re right, this thing can do basically everything!  The price is not that bad either, and for the more experienced tech user, this is a great little device!  However, I feel like the average person would get too confused with this…

This would be really useful for testing out hard drives with different operating systems on my PC.  I can think of many different purposes that it would help me out with.  I think this is a steal for a price of $79.  The USB 2.0 ports, and memory cards make it worth the price.

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