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Connecting 3.5" HDD to USB

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Hi,

I am looking for a measure that will allow me to connect 3.5 inch HDD sized 3TB to USB of a laptop, which is running the operating system Windows 7. I noticed this docking station, that based on its product page on the manufacturer's site, supports 2.5 and 3.5 inch HDD up to size of 3TB. In addition, it says that there is a support for USB 3.0 connection, and that this docking station comes with a power-supply.

Does this product fit, or there is a better alternative?
post #2 of 3
Should work. As long as it has the external power supply, it'll work fine since 3.5" drives can't run off just 5v that USB supplies. Windows is the most common OS, therefore it would be surprising if the drivers didn't work. The product page says both exist, so no problems should arise. I've never figured out the xTB limits that some of these SATA to USB interfaces have though. The eSATA case I have has no such limit, so it might only apply to USB cases since the signal needs to convert.
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As I understand it 3.5 HDDs can require 25 watts to spin up, which is why you need more than USB power. Which is why 6 or 8 HDDs can raise power supply needs (though there are ways to not spin all up at once).
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