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# 144032 5-May-2014 14:53
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I am wanting to purchase a couple of USB 3.0 external drive docks capable of supporting 2.5" hard drives. We use these all the time at work for testing, transferring and repairing corrupt directories. I have tried Vantec, Unitek and Icy Dock however none of these have been that reliable. 

They are used multiple times a day so I need something hard wearing and have no problem spending a few hundred dollars on something decent.


If anyone has any recommendations that would be appreciated.

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  # 1052382 24-May-2014 17:01
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I've only got Vantec products and have had them for years without fail, but then again just because mine haven't failed (yet) doesn't mean they don't. Personally I would recommend you Vantec but any brand will do as long as it suits your requirements, I would recommend you get hard drive docks like these: 

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=ENCVAN0105&name=Vantec-NST-D300S3-NexStar-2.53.5-SATA-to-SuperSpee

That design I feel is the most "robust" otherwise if you don't want to go the dock route you can also use these: http://www.vantecusa.com/en/product/view_detail/470

http://www.amazon.com/Vantec-NexStar-Adapter-5-25-Inch-CB-ISATAU3/dp/B0064GON70

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