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Docking Station, Which One?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by snickert, Dec 3, 2019.

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  1. snickert

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    I have an old internal hard drive I want to purchase a docking station for if it's possible. I'm not sure what I need but here are a couple I'm looking at:

    OImaster USB 3.0 to SATA External Hard Drive Enclosure 270° Rotatable Design Docking Station for 7mm 9.5mm 2.5 Inch SATA HDD/SSD Tool Free [UASP Supported] Black

    FIDECO USB 3.0 to SATA Dual Bay External Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5/3.5 Inch SATA HDD SSD, USB Sata Dock with Offline Clone Function, Support 2X 10TB, Tool-Free

    Info on hard drive
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    Not sure what other information I need to supply at this time?
     
  2. SpywareDr

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    Since the ST31000524AS is a 3.5" hard drive, your first choice of an enclosure above will not work.
     
  3. snickert

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    Okay, thanx! What does the 3.5" hard drive indicate?
     
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    You're welcome. 3.5 inch is the width of the hard drive. 3.5 inch are usually found in desktop computers and 2.5 inch in laptops.
     
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    Thanx again, :)
     
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    I'm not a big fan of enclosures because of the constant opening and replacing the HDD of there is more than 1 HDD. I prefer the desktop docking station like your 2nd choice. Which is a 2 bay for both 2.5/3.5 HDD/SSD drives. Go with your 2nd pick but check different brands for pricing and reviews.

    I have a case that has a docking station built into it. I use it all the time.
     
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