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SATA hard drive docking station

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:59 pm
by NikonWeb
Bought a SATA hard drive docking station on eBay a while ago. It was listed as "2.5/3.5 SATA HDD Dock USB Hub/SDHC SD TF Card Reader" and sold for only $30 from a seller in Hong Kong, I think.

Connects to your PC with a standard USB cable and works flawlessly. Just insert the hard drive into the docking station, plug in the USB cable and access it like any other hard drive. Great for backing up huge amounts of data. Seen here with a 1 TB Western Digital drive:


I'm doing regular backups to hard drives that are stored off-site, in case of fire, theft, etc. You can do the same with any external hard drive, but using a docking station you don't have to pay for the external hard drive enclosure every time you need another disk. Just put the disk back into it's anti-static bag before storage.