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StarTech Dock Hosts up to 4 External Drives

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January 31, 2011 10:47:27 PM

I could definitely use one of these, it would be great to have 4 drives in there at once and I would be able to back up all of my drives at once!

I'd probably get 4x2TB since they're so cheap ($90)
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January 31, 2011 10:52:54 PM

This is good for those who are setting up multiple machines without having to power then all at once but instead clone one drive and mirror instead on the four drives in this docking station and great for professional use vs one drive at a time.
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January 31, 2011 11:17:55 PM

I have some single ones and a double. They are definitely worth it, if only for the plug-and-play feeling.
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January 31, 2011 11:33:19 PM

I personally would have no use for this at home, but these are EXTREMELY handy for me at work. Employees find clever ways to completely tank their work computers with malware/virus/adware/whatever and they turn to me to fix their problems. I take their drive, slap it into one of these, and grab the files they still need before I completely wipe the drive.

With this I could do four at one time... now I just need my boss to approve the purchase so I can get one.
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February 1, 2011 12:16:40 AM

In lieu of something like this (which is nice) I got a couple of the Antec Easy SATA bays. Pretty much turns a 5.25" bay into a sata backplane for a single drive while also providing an esata port.
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February 1, 2011 1:11:12 AM

$200 is too much
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February 1, 2011 1:15:36 AM

Useful but $200 is more than four of the 2-dock types combined together. If you don't mind connecting a few USB cables you could have 8 slots for $200.
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February 1, 2011 12:55:43 PM

Way to expensive, You could get an SSD for that price.
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February 1, 2011 12:59:44 PM

If it had any sort of NAS abilities, I would be all over it for that price
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February 1, 2011 8:57:59 PM

Not gonna get these from Newegg. They don't have them LOL
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February 2, 2011 12:16:41 PM

if they let you rock raided drives in there it wuld be epic 2 dual raided drivers for extra speed
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February 2, 2011 12:19:09 PM

seems i can post comments on my opera web broser alltho its on my nokia =) but im happy eny how
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February 7, 2011 3:19:37 PM

I like the USB 3.0 and eSATA. FW800 would be a nice interface to add; then you'd have high speed data transfer covered on pretty much anything made in the last few years.
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