Summary: Had an older, worn out, external USB 2.0 drive adapter for Dish DVR movie storage. Tried a USB 3.0 adapter, but the Dish 722 didn't recognize it. I had a hard time finding USB 2.0 versions, but this one plugged in and immediately worked as expected. Should be able to transfer all movies over to a movie server via the Dish DVR so I no longer need the external drives or adapter.
Summary: For someone who does not want to purchase a 'real' external drive and save some money, this is the item for you. Buy yourself a few internal drives and (if you are old enough to remember 8 track tapes) snap them in and out without a care in the world.
Summary: I have an IDE hard drive, but this one only fit with SATA hard drive, so I can't use it. I try to return, take me three weeks to get a RMA, It's turn out need return it from California to Pennsylvania (cross country), cost me $20. I decided cut lost, it's not worth to return. That is why I rate this vendor a worst one I ever experienced.
Summary: I use this to plug swap backup drives. I have one at the bank that I swap with the one in this docking station every couple of months. It works great. Very quick and easy to plug in and remove the drives. The customer picture is mine.
Summary: Of course I followed the very simple directions. The hard drive gets MAGNETIZED and you can feel a small but scary electrical current running through your hard drive while it is inserted. I called the company Aluratek and started a ticket. I told them the symptoms and they emailed the solution......follow the directions!! Would you believe that response from their tech support?