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USB 3 Hard drive dock for backups

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May 9, 2011 1:57:27 PM

I purchased some WD 2TB drives and this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... dock to run backups using Arcserve. It seems like the dock is failing after about an hour of constant backup (our backups run around 3-5 hours long). I need to find a dock, preferably USB 3 that will be able to take constant writing for long hours. Can anybody help me out?
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May 9, 2011 2:44:30 PM

I had a lot of problems getting a working combination of a USB 3 PCIe adapter card and drive dock. What I eventually settled on is a Vantec adapter card and dock:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But I've still found that the dock is sensitive to the drive being inserted properly and to the USB cables being well seated. I had a period when I was getting disconnects and solved it by reseating both ends of the USB cable. I have a feeling that the USB 3.0 connectors don't make connections that are quite as solid as their USB counterparts - perhaps a result caused by trying to jam the extra conductors into a compatible connector.
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