A couple of week ago, I was approached by a friend of mine that wanted to know if I wanted some old SATA drives. The drives that he was offering to donate were older SATA drives and they didn’t have a lot of storage space, but he did have quite a few of them. It got me thinking about doing my system backups and if I had a docking station, I could easily use the docking station with multiple SATA drives to backup specific types of data. It’s not as convenient as having a singular large backup drive, but it was an option. and this was a great idea to recycle older SATA hard drives.
I went on to Amazon.com and did a little looking around to see what was available, as far as docking stations. Docking stations allow you to simply plug the drives into a station without the requirement of having an enclosure; like hot-swappable drives. One docking station found my interest because in addition to being USB 3.0, it also had the ability to do drive duplication off-line.
The USB 3.0 SATA hard drive docking station that I chose was from UCTech. It was only about $33 and with an Amazon Prime account, shipping was free.