USB dock for bare SATA drives

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by GoaTrancer, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. GoaTrancer macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2008
    Hey there seems to be a bit of a buzz around the net about these USB docking stations for SATA hard drives. A couple companies seem to be making them now.

    It looks like a pretty cool backup solution, at least if one has an appropriate place to store their drives when not in use... but I have to wonder if its problematic to run hard drives vertical like that, and how long one can safely leave a drive in the dock (and thus exposed to the room environment).
    So does anyone have experience with these things? Seen one in action at least?
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    I use an even looser version: Technology/U2NV2SPATA/

    It's fine. It's just like an enclosed hard drive but yours are open to dust.

    I'm curious if you've thought about how an iMac hard drive sits behind the screen - that's far from parallel with your table.
  3. monokakata macrumors 68000


    May 8, 2008
    Hilo, Hawai'i
  4. GoaTrancer thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2008

    Heh good point. :eek:

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