Dual-bay SATA docks - recommendations?

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

  1. occamsrazor macrumors 6502

    occamsrazor

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    Hi,

    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.

    Thanks!
     
  2. occamsrazor thread starter macrumors 6502

    occamsrazor

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    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

    FreakinEurekan

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    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

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  5. devilcm3 macrumors 6502a

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    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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