This docking station works wonders. I'm a software developer and designer by trade, so I have tons of wires at my workstation that I have to hook up into my laptop everytime I sit down to work. What this station allowed me to do was plug everything into it, and reduce the cables I need to plug into my laptop down to ONE! Not only that, It added an extra DVI port and an HDMI port for me to finally get my dual external monitors going with my laptop, along with my Wacom Cintiq Hybrid Display (yes, thats 4 displays when all is said and done). Another great thing about this is that I would always just use a wireless connection with my laptop instead of fighting with the ethernet cable. Now I just plug the cable into the docking station, and viola! Whenever I want a more secure, faster connection, it's right there, one usb cable away! Don't know how I worked without one for so long! Love it!
I purchased it just to be able to extract all data from a sata drive of an old damaged Toshiba laptiop. At that price, I was extremely pleased with this product's function and portability (unlike the sata usb docking station). I did not see a drop in speed transfer. At first, cables appeared to be a bit flimsy, but overall, connections were solid and transfer smooth.
I was a little surprised to find the Icy Dock product being offered by Overstock in my searching for this item but knowing of Overstock and the price, I decided to buy it from them. I received the Icy Dock within 4-days of ordering it! Open it, inspected it, and installed it, everything worked as designed and described. I will do a little more parts researching on Overstock from now on!
This Converter is great you can use any IDE or SATA drive as a external drive at a fraction of the cost of a docking station. This kit is complete with power supply and all necessary cables.
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