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Inateck USB 3.0 Hard Drives Docking Station for 2.5 Inch and 3.5 Inch HDD SSD SATA (SATA I - II - III) Support... by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

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Inateck USB 3.0 Hard Drives Docking Station for 2.5 Inch and 3.5 Inch HDD SSD SATA (SATA I / II / III), Support...
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 410 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.5
Returned or considering to return: 4.9%

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Individual Feature Rating
Cable4.6   exceptional
Price4.6   average
Quality4.6   average
Speed4.6   average
Weight4.5   average
Windows4.4   above average
Transfer4.2   average
Connection4.1   above average
Dock4.0   average
Case3.9   average
Power3.9   average


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Cable

Cable:
"If you are like me who uses a case that will only house about 3 drives at any given time and dislike unhooking cables every time you need this test a drive this is without a doubt i good investment for its function and convenience although it might be better to just buy a large case that houses more drives this seems a little more ideal to me because of size and easy setup."
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"I have several other rigs with lots of loose cables and attachments that work well, but are much more awkward to work with."
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"This thing is solid construction, comes with plugin power supply and USB connection cable and works great."
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"Adapter is nice, long cord and looks and feels like heavy duty."
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"and next it would be the USB 3.0 Cable being plugged into the docking station as well as the computer."
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"Great having two drives on one USB cable."
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Case

Case:
"If you are like me who uses a case that will only house about 3 drives at any given time and dislike unhooking cables every time you need this test a drive this is without a doubt i good investment for its function and convenience although it might be better to just buy a large case that houses more drives this seems a little more ideal to me because of size and easy setup."
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"I'm a bit confused about the reviews citing flimsy construction on both the case and switch."
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"Since having this docking station I am able to save myself time and the hassle of opening the computer case just to insert and hard drive."
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"This would probably work well with a standard clone, but not in this case."
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"I have too many of those lying around and cluttering my drawers, but i guess they need to provide you everything you may need, in which case it was a good idea."
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"Speeds were pretty much in line with what was advertised (Good test case, since I was using a Samsung 840EVO."
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"In all cases, the drives fit in well and securely."
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"This external hard drive docking station (enclosure) fits both 2.5 and 3.5 SATA drives and has a tool free and sleek looking case."
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Connection

Connection:
"The connection is a bit flimsy."
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".my first one was BLACK X.. i will go back to that again each and every time i inserted a drive it accessed it and i was good to go in under 30 seconds.. it is made of metal and very sturdy.. and the internal connectors connected every time with no problem.. this unit constantly had to be played with to get a good lock..I had really hoped it would work well especially the copy function ( which i have never had the chance to use yet."
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"I inserted old drive in slot A and new SSD in slot B. I was not able to clone standalone (without connecting to a computer), because my new SSD was slightly smaller than the one I was cloning."
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"Works great with my PC's connected to a bare SATA drive."
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"Worked great easily connected and performed as expected."
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"This thing is solid construction, comes with plugin power supply and USB connection cable and works great."
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"I have 4 of these connected to my editing PC and haven't had a single problem."
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"Otherwise once it's connected it's a really good performer."
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Dock

Dock:
"As others have noted, this is a somewhat flimsy dock station."
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"Inateck Docking Station FD2002 is a good idea that fails to meet its specifications or mine."
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"The 2 Bay clone failed to see any HDD that was docked in either bay."
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"I was a little confused by the fact that the box said the dock supports 4TB drives while the Amazon description stated 6TB."
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"Made the dock useless for me and had to return it."
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"Package Includes:*FD1006C Docking Station*Power Adapter*USB 3.0 CableI have a few bare hard drive lying around and with docking station I am not able to use those hard drive."
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"Using the docking station to mount drives works very well."
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"I currently use this as a dock on my desk for HDDs and SSDs and it does the job, which is great."
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"As a dock it works very well with good transfer rates."
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"Great docking station, fast, reliable and you get OUTSTANDING support from manufacturer."
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"Inateck Docking Station FD2002 is a good idea that fails to meet its specifications or mine."
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Power

Power:
"All said and done, it's cheap, works, and is a great option if you want to revitalize older drives, or drives that have had a controller or power source fail."
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"My only complaint is that I wish the power switch was someplace other than the back."
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"The other complaints regards the power transformer."
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"No problems with the power switch on the unit I received either."
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"Power save feature is automatic and wonderful."
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"This worked great for about 20 days, then just stopped receiving power."
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"If each slot has its power button, it will be perfect."
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"I've had the best luck in those situations by turning off the dock with the power button, inserting the drives, and turning the dock back on."
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Price

Price:
"Others have complained about the plastic being flimsy, but I think it is fine for occasional use, and for the price, what do you expect anyway?"
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"I could accept all this things because of the price, but the big fail for me is that it has not an eject button for disk removal, so it is quite rude to take them out."
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"If you need one of these then yeah, I would recommend it but If you dont need it then just save your money."
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"The build quality was solid and was packaged nicely doesn't feel cheap like most gadgets are, hope it lasts for awhile time will tell, overall great product."
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"Kept the product as being able to read a drive out of the machine is worth the price."
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"Obviously it is not their fault, but the fact is that I lost my money for this article."
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"Good product; good price."
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Quality

Quality:
"As others have said, the build quality is not perfect."
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"Throw in sturdy build quality and it is hard to find something to be very critical of."
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"good quality and very useful"
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"Great idea, but quality control is an issue."
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"The build quality was solid and was packaged nicely doesn't feel cheap like most gadgets are, hope it lasts for awhile time will tell, overall great product."
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"Fairly decent build quality given the price."
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"A good value and a good quality product."
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Speed

Speed:
"My only other complaint is that the transfer speeds on this are slower than I would have liked."
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"There is no cooling so if you plan to use this on any drives that are hot, you might want to get a small usb fan to blow on them, but other than that this thing really cranks out the speed for an external with no faults, errors, or disconnects."
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"The speeds are amazing, but that's not even the best feature."
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"-The location of the power button for me and my set up are a bit awkward-The speeds aren't as great as sata 3, but it IS usb, so it's not really unexpected."
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"The dock keeps the drive in a vertical position which in some situations may be ideal, however if you prefer Inateck does have docks that hold the drive in a horizontal position (but none that handle two drives and have clone capability).The laptop I was using for my tests isn't USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP) compatible so I wasn't able to determine how UASP impacted speed."
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"It's fast, convenient, and has none of the problems I've experienced with a product from a different manufacturer."
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"good for who wana somthing fast"
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"Works great so far, very pleased with product and fast shipping."
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"It very light, and there is NO eject button, not easy to pull out the drives, Over all it not a bad product, still a nice unit and the 3.0 USB is pretty fast, I can't believe it has a serial number, there's nothing to it,"
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"Worked great easily connected and performed as expected."
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"This is un update of my review: Inateck customer service was perfect and fast."
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Transfer

Transfer:
"My only other complaint is that the transfer speeds on this are slower than I would have liked."
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"I had another brand's hard drive dock which would routinely gave me error 35 on large file transfers and with this drive that's all but disappeared!"
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"My only other complaint is that the transfer speeds on this are slower than I would have liked."
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"As a dock it works very well with good transfer rates."
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"This station states that the data transfer rate with SATA 3 is 6Gps and isbackward compatible with older drives."
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"Lastly, data transfer is quick and everything advertised is extremely accurate."
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"It also has good transfer speeds.5 starsI was provided a sample for review and I do not promise a good rating in return, nor am I affiliated with this company or compensated in any way."
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Weight

Weight:
"This feels very lightweight and flimsy."
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"Very lightweight and feels cheap, but it works great so far."
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"Now, the over all unit is light weight, portable, vented well, has its own built in controller and is dust proof."
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"Construction is plastic and it is lightweight to the point that it moves around easily on the desk when bumped."
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"The build quality is excellent and the unit is very light weight."
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"Has rubber feet but moves around easily without the weight of hard drives in it."
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Windows

Windows:
"I use the device to reclone my master drive numerous times after failed attempts to install Windows 10."
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"Apparently, this drive becoming read-only is fairly common Windows problem."
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"Very easy to use (on Windows 7 laptop)."
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"Each hard drive shows up exactly as though it were installed inside your machine, and it works great for Macintosh as well as Windows and Linux...support seems to be native...in the OS."
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"I haven't had an issue yet, and i successfully used this drive in windows xp, windows 7, and windows 8 so it works great in all of them."
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