Just like a toaster – pop it in, pop it out – nice! – Joe
SUMMARY: Just like a toaster – pop it in, pop it out – nice!
- Easy Push-In/Pop-Out docking mechanism
- USB or eSATA ports
- Accommodates 2.5″ and 3.5″ SATA Drives
- External power supply
- Includes USB/eSATA cables, SATA to eSATA bracket, Manual and driver disk (W98)
- Plastic construction
This is a light-weight unit – all plastic construction. When you snap the drive in place, the eject button pops up – push it down and the drive pops out. There is no safety lock function – if you pop it out before you should, you may lose data. The front features an On/Off switch and an activity light (hard to see in bright light) for hard drive access. The back shows the power, USB and eSATA ports:
Parts that ship with the dock include cables, power supply and a SATA to eSATA bracket for a desktop PC:
I tried Vantec’s NexStar SATA Drive Dock on a Seagate Barracuda 250 GB, 7200 rpm hard drive with the following results:
A clear winner for eSATA – about 4½ times faster.
A very nice implentation for a light weight docking unit – makes switching around SATA hard drives a snap.