USB 3.0 Drive Dock

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by alex1966, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. alex1966 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I have a USB 2 dock but am looking for a USB 3.0 one to speed up the process of creating my backups. So can people recommend one or what they have that has worked well.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    The fastest ones are those that support UASP. Pluggable makes a couple in different styles that do support UASP. See here and here.
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    Feb 20, 2009
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    I have both of these, and they both work well:
    http://plugable.com/products/usb3-sata-u3
    and
    http://plugable.com/products/usb3-sata-uasp1

    (No financial interest in the above, other than being a paying customer)

    You want something that specifically is stated to support "UASP" (USB Attached SCSI Protocol). This is a major advance above "the old way" of running USB. It relieves the computer's CPU from some of the "work" involved in file transfers over the USB bus.
     

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