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October 6, 2011 5:44:07 AM

I'm about to use a hdd dock that allows EIDE drives via USB to my computer to transfer a bunch of data from a few drives over to a new SATA drive.

Is there anything I need to know going into this so nothing crashes or acts up? Data transfer rates, anything like that? I don't wanna do this and then have someone go...
"did you lower the transfer rate cap on the thingy so you wouldn't overflow the dude?"
"uh....no."
"oh ok well it's going to keep crashing unless you do that and you'll overheat the EIDE hdd"

By the way, the computer has no IDE drivers so the dock's being a bit annoying about recognizing the drives.

Any thoughts?

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a b G Storage
October 6, 2011 6:25:36 AM

Do u have a laptop or a desktop?

Make sure that u have laptop charged and plugged in power. And try not to touch it with bare hands, as static AC builds up and may kill the drive or port, especially on laptop.

Good luck.
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October 6, 2011 6:29:29 AM

It's a desktop. Just plugging the raw drive into the dock.
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a b G Storage
October 6, 2011 6:32:23 AM

Than it will go even faster for u, and don't run any CPU intensive programs while transferring : )
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October 6, 2011 6:43:26 AM

Why doesn't my computer want to see the EIDE drive occasionally? The motherboard has no IDE drivers but I was told that Windows would read the IDE from the dock. No?
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a b G Storage
October 6, 2011 7:15:35 AM

Can u post your hardware info's?
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October 6, 2011 7:16:44 AM

What would you like to know?
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a b G Storage
October 6, 2011 7:18:59 AM

Dock, mobo, OS, HDD...
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October 6, 2011 7:22:34 AM

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601

System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model Z68A-D3-B3
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz, 3301 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Award Software International, Inc. F2, 5/2/2011
SMBIOS Version 2.4

Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB
Total Physical Memory 16.0 GB
Available Physical Memory 13.6 GB
Total Virtual Memory 32.0 GB

Dock: http://www.sharkoon.com/?q=en/node/1319
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October 6, 2011 5:09:47 PM

Seems to give me trouble every time now.

I should also say that I have a laptop that is considerably older than this PC. I built this PC this summer without IDE because I was told I could always use my dock.

But my laptop is about 6 years old and I've never had trouble with the dock on it. Can I plug the duck in one USB port and the new SATA external HDD in another USB port?
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