Hard drive dock for macs

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Luis Ortega, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. Luis Ortega macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I have a lot of 3.5 and 2.5 inch hard drives that are udma and sata that contain archived files.
    Currently I use external enclosures, but they are bulky and some have external power supplies that must be located and connected before using the drive.

    I want to get a suitable drive dock for my mac pro that will accept both 2.5 and 3.5 inch drives and both sata and udma drive connections.

    Can anyone advise on any good quality and compatible drive docks to use with a mac?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Luis Ortega thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks.
    I need to buy locally in the UK, but your suggestion reminded me to also look for docks that can connect through firewire.
    USB 2 would be too slow to copy some of the larger hard drives, and I don't really want to install a USB 3 pci or an e-sata card in the mac pro to make use of the docks that use USB 3 or e-sata for transfer.
     
  3. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

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    Any USB/FireWire dock will work, it doesn't have to be a special Mac compatible one.
     

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