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    SATA Hard Disk Dock.

    Now this is genuinely useful, I could use this today. £25 from maplins.

    Maplin > SATA Hard Drive USB Docking Station


    • Allows you to quickly read SATA hard drives without installing them
    • Hot swap USB docking bay for all SATA hard drives
    • Supports both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives
    • Far easier to use than a USB enclosure
    • Quick release eject button
    • USB 2.0 transfer rate upto 480Mbps

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    I had to buy something similar recently when I was doing some data recovery for a client and none of my machines have a SATA interface. Just plugged the caddy into my laptop USB and the sata disk into the caddy.

    Was a bit cruder in design than that one but it was a fiver less ;p

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    That's a cool bit of kit.

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    Looks nice, I normally just have a USB enclosure with its lid perminantly off.

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    Is there an IDE version as well. I do a fair bit of after school work as well for pocket money. That would be really useful as well.

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    Its why I posted it, finally a neat and easy way to access sata HDs. Great for testing, wiping and ghosting? All for £25!

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    The one from maplin does 2.5 as well it has the same bit to fit in the top as the one you posted.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjabeaver View Post
    Is there an IDE version as well. I do a fair bit of after school work as well for pocket money. That would be really useful as well.
    There are adapters avalible but they are not hot plug as IDE does not support this. Here is one that does it but you need to shutdown the computer as it draws power from the computer and IDE does not support hot starting very well. Here is one that is powered seporatly.



    It looks like Thermaltake also rebrand these:
    Thermaltake N0028USU SATA to USB 2.0 Hard Drive Enclosure
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    I like that dock alot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICT_GUY View Post
    Its why I posted it, finally a neat and easy way to access sata HDs. Great for testing, wiping and ghosting? All for £25!
    without wanting to sound too thick how would you ghost to the drive? Admittedly I've never gone too deep into local disk to disk imaging but I can't see how to do it in Ghost!

    Any pointers would be great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kgcs View Post
    without wanting to sound too thick how would you ghost to the drive? Admittedly I've never gone too deep into local disk to disk imaging but I can't see how to do it in Ghost!

    Any pointers would be great!
    It should just show up like any other hard drive in windows, so long as you are running the windows bit of ghost you should just be able to set it as the target drive and write the image strait to it, or take it from it depending on your needs.

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    Is true.

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    hopefully not duplicate

    Amazon.co.uk: TeckNet VS408 USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Cable for 2.5-Inch/ 3.5-Inch / 5.25-Inch Drive With Power Adapter: Electronics & Photo

    Maplin > IDE/SATA to USB 2.0

    there are different makes of this type of cable etc and it obviously makes the price differ.

    hopefully im not duplicating a prior post

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    Can somebody confirm whether you need to run the Safely Remove Hardware Wizard when unplugging a drive or is it hot-swap as in, yank it out?

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Busybub View Post
    Can somebody confirm whether you need to run the Safely Remove Hardware Wizard when unplugging a drive or is it hot-swap as in, yank it out?

    Cheers
    Pretty sure you run the wizard... if nothing else it checks to see if anything is using the drive before you pull.

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