Simple solution to using SATA drive with bonus USB ports!
7 December 2014
Summary: Pros: Simple to use (PnP) Good price SATA capale 4 USB ports for extension Self Powered Cons: Plasticky feel Why USB B plug? Summary: I use a 500gb SATA drive docked on this Aluratek as music storage. Works great. I like the added expansion capabilities of 4 USB ports.
Summary: I have an old 500gb SATA internal HDD. Using it as a media storage. Works great. Has additional USB ports for adding other USB devices. I like that it also has an eSATA cable too. Great value.
Summary: I hooked it up to my PVR, it saw it as soon as it was plugged in. With the 1 TB Hard Drive I installed, it gives me a lot of space to record programs something like 699hrs. I works well for me.
Pros: Works well, easy to hook-up, Extra USB connectors.
Cons: dust cover sits at an angle with thin hard drives.
Summary: I have 3 harddrives that I use with this. Swapping very occasionally. 1 hardrive worked but then it started coming up with not recognized and may have corrupt files. I lost a lot of files, which I'm not that worried about. Just a heads up for other people.
Summary: bought this to use as an external backup device for my htpc instead of the other connector i bought a few months ago! i was using a WD scorpio black 2.5 750gb drive as a gaming backup internally but decided to use as an external drive instead to save room in my case hooked it up yesterday to backup...
Summary: I don't do automated-and-often full drive backups, but manual ones once a week or so, so I don't need some massive dedicated external backup drive. My laptop has only three USB ports, and they're rather weak, plus I use an external USB keyboard and USB mouse. This was just the thing for me.