Dual-bay SATA docks - recommendations?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by occamsrazor, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. occamsrazor macrumors 6502


    Feb 25, 2007

    I'm looking for a 2-bay (or more) SATA drive dock with USB 3.0 connection. It will be used to back up a very large photo archive (3TB) from one SATA drive to another, so reliability is the most important aspect for me.

    Have seen a few drives on offer such as StarTech, Syba, Thermaltake and read their reviews. As usual some say people say they're great others have issues.

    So I am looking for any recommendations from people who actually have one and use it regularly on OS X.

  2. occamsrazor thread starter macrumors 6502


    Feb 25, 2007
    Some more info please? I don't see that they even sell any dual SATA docks for desktop drives... at least on that website.
  3. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    Hmmm, my mistake. Thought they had a dual 3.5" also, looks like just 2.5". I've had great results with my Plugable single dock, at $25 each you could just get two :D
  4. opinio macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2013
  5. devilcm3 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 3, 2011
    South Melbourne, Australia
    I can recommend two brands.

    1. Vantec
    used their single bay dock for years without any issues, definitely is my first choice for USB docks / enclosure

    2. ICYBOX
    i switch to this because they run out of vantecs in my local computer shop, i search for reviews in Amazon and they're pretty good.

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