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: 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.
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.
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: 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.