Green Power Combo HDD Docking Station Eats 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch Drives

Green Power shows several docking stations at its small booth in the Nangang hall. The products all are small external boxes that were designed to accept a bare hard drive (without any frame) and connect to a host PC via USB 2.0 or eSATA. Prior generations simply accepted a 3.5” SATA hard drive, which had to be inserted into the docking station vertically.

This time, Green Power extends flexibility by adding eSATA support with its Turbo HDD Docking Station line. The SG-9588H can connect either via USB 2.0 or eSATA (150 MB/s) and even includes a three-port USB 2.0 hub. If you place the device on the table without actually docking a hard drive, it has this secondary purpose. While former product generations supported only 3.5” hard drive, the Turbo HDD Docking Station or Combo HDD Docking Stations accept a 3.5” SATA drive and a 2.5” SATA drive at the same time.

And there is one more version: The Turbo HDD Security Station is very much the same product, but it includes 256 bit AES hardware encryption for the hard drives. All docking station products require a 12V power supply and the finishing isn’t really convincing, but so far there is not much of an alternative on the market if you want to hook up any 3.5” SATA hard drive to a host PC as quickly and smoothly as possible.