Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Choose Hard Drive Dock Station for Re-Using Old Hard Drives

When we need to upgrade our older computers, we will save the hard drives. We may have collected several hard drives from laptops or computers. We can actually turn the internal hard drives into external ones with the help of the hard drive dock station, one of the very convenient peripheral accessories which allows us to create more external storage out of internal hard drives.

If you thrown away your hard drives, why not re-use them and expand the space of the computer or laptop you are using right now? You do not necessarily need to install them internally. Get a hard drive docking station and maximize the use of those old hard drives.

Hard drive dock is to hard drive what carports to cars. The hard drives can just sit on the dock of the bay, without any need of installation. Just drop the drive into the dock. Or when we need to change the hard drive, just eject the current one and pop in a new one. That’s just convenient. The USB 3.0 makes the internal hard drives work faster, with a transfer speed almost the same to that of external drives. USB 3.0 hard drive docking station can handle both 2.5 inch or 3.5 inch HDD or SSD. Such hard drive dock is compatible with USB 2.0 as well.

Now there are different hard drive dock stations available in the market. For example, we can choose dock station with single bay or dual bay for accommodating different numbers of hard drives. Dual bay dock stations or hard drive docking station with more bays allow us to copy data from one drive to another, which is just beyond a single bay dock. Anyway, if we want to maximize the use of old internal hard drive or if we want to make data transfer or copy easier, we need hard drive dock station.

Hard drive dock with one bay

This is a super speed hard drive docking station which accepts either a 3.5 inch or 2.5 inch hard drive, both SSD and HDD. It makes the connection of hard drive and computer free from extra application or tools. Now priced $29.99, this peripheral is an cost effective solution for copying data from the old internal hard drives. The e-SATA and USB 3.0 interface makes the data transfer rates up to 3Gbps and 5Gbps respectively.

Dual bay dock station

This hard drive dock station accommodates two hard drives at the same time, not only expanding the external storage up to 8TB, but also offering us opportunity to duplicate drives easily without any software. The dock makes the offline copy more easily and can ensure multiple data security. It is now priced $35.00. The super speed USB3.0 dock station can realizes data transfer rates up 5Gbps and copying speed up to 60M/s or more.

If a single external hard drive is not enough for backing up the data or if you have collected quite a few internal hard drives from used computers, get a hard drive dock station for recycling the drives.

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