Here is a very cool tool for your favorite computer geek. It is a hard drive docking station. It is made by ThermalTake, part number N0028US, under $40.00 including free shipping at Amazon. You pop in SATA hard drives just like you pop your PDA into it’s docking cradle. My only beef is they only make it for SATA hard drives. I think a model for ATA hard drives would make a lot of sense since many of us have ATA hard drives just laying around not being used. How cool would it be to just be able to pop in those old hard drives as easily as a CD or DVD? Alas they only support SATA but it is still something to consider. This is not a paid post however if you do decide to buy it and go through the Amazon link I will get a commission.
2.5” & 3.5” USB SATA HDD Docking Station, Supports All 2.5” & 3.5” SATA Hard Drives up to 1.5 TB !!
Supports All 2.5” & 3.5” SATA HDDs up to 1.5TB !
Hot-Swap Capability for Rapid Multi HDDs Access & Exchange
Supports USB 2.0 Transfer Speed up to 480Mbps
Windows & Mac OS Compatible
Compact Docking Station Design maximizes Heat Dissipation & Exhaust
Windows Vista Ready !
Enclosure Interface: USB 2.0
Transfer Rate: Up to 480 Mbps (Max)
HDD Compatible: SATA I & SATA II
HDD Capacity: All 2.5” or 3.5” SATA HDD up to 1.5 TB
OS Compatible: Windows Vista / XP / 2003 / 2000 / NT / 98 / 95 Mac 10.3 and later
Material: ABS Plastic
Power Input: 100-240V / 50-60Hz / 1A ; Output: 12V / 2A
Dimension: 5.12 x 3.55 x 2.56 in. (L x W x H); 130 x 90 x 65 mm (L x W x H)
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