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StarTech Launch First 4 SATA Hard Drive Docking Stations

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If you are like me, over time you have probably accumulated a number of spare hard drives. If you want to only use them externally then you need a docking station or enclosure. StarTech have just launched the first 4 drive docking station.

SATDOCK4U2E.300DPI

There are two different models, both supporting 4 hard drives, but the SATDOCK4U3E supports USB 3.0.

Here is what they said:

StarTech.com Launches the First SATA Hard Drive Docking Stations to Support Four Drives Simultaneously

New 4-Drive Docking Stations offer eSATA and USB host connectivity, enabling users to access up to four external SATA hard drives and solid state drives simultaneously, without having to install them within a computer case or drive enclosure

Northampton, UK – January 31, 2011 – StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity parts has announced the availability of two new 4-Drive External Hard Drive Docking Stations, both offering USB and eSATA host connections, with support for 2.5” and/or 3.5” Serial ATA hard drives or Solid State Drives (SSDs).

Adding to StarTech.com’s extensive line of Hard Drive Docking Stations, the SATDOCK4U3E SuperSpeed single connection dock and SATDOCK4U2E high speed single/multi-PC drive docking stations are the first in the market to support four SATA hard drives or solid state drives simultaneously, offering users a practical way to maximize their external storage capacity.

SATDOCK4U3E

· Supports up to four 2.5” and/or 3.5” SATA HDDs or SSDs

· SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and eSATA connections to host with support for data transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps and 3Gbps, respectively

· Backward compatible with USB 2.0 host connections

· High speed eSATA with Port Multiplier host interface with supported transfer rates up to 3 Gbps

· Dual variable-speed cooling fans

· Independent power buttons and drive eject buttons for quick, easy hot-swapping

SATDOCK4U2E

· Enables fast, swappable access to four 2.5”/3.5” SATA drives, from multiple computers

· Supports up to four 2.5” and/or 3.5” SATA HDDs or SSDs

· Dual High Speed USB 2.0 host interfaces with support for transfer rates up to 480 Mbps

· Four high speed eSATA host interfaces with supported transfer rates up to 3 Gbps

· Dual variable-speed cooling fans

· Independent power buttons and drive eject buttons for quick, easy hot-swapping

The SATDOCK4U3E (MSRP: £162.99 GBP exc. VAT) and SATDOCK4U2E (MSRP: £157.99 GBP exc. VAT) are currently available directly from StarTech.com as well as through leading technology resellers including Dabs.com, Misco, Insight, Dell and Amazon, and is distributed by Ingram Micro and Enta Technologies.

About StarTech.com
StarTech.com is an ISO 9001:2008 Registered Manufacturer of hard-to find connectivity and technology parts including A/V products, computer parts, cables and server management solutions. Founded in 1985, StarTech.com has locations in the United States, Canada, Europe and Taiwan, servicing a worldwide market.

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Andrew Edney
Andrew Edneyhttps://moviesgamesandtechcom.wpcomstaging.com
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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