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Shipping is free based on the base price, the coupon doesn't affect that.

Anyways, good deal.
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Seems like a good price for offline cloning dual bay. Comments seem to be the type that got it for discount or free from seller.

Just in time for those who are buying all those Slickdeal SSDs!
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5GBPs is max bandwidth for USB3 - that will be split across drives.
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Seems like a good price for offline cloning dual bay. Comments seem to be the type that got it for discount or free from seller.

Just in time for those who are buying all those Slickdeal SSDs!
Can I set up a drive to write protect in windows, just in case I might accidently write to the wrong drive on one of thes cloning devices?
Honestly, I would only clone through windows, even though it may be slower, it will be safer.
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Works ok but instructions suck. Had to watch some YouTube videos on how to start a clone.
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5GBPs is max bandwidth for USB3 - that will be split across drives.
While transferring 2 separate 3.5 7200hd wd black drives to different hdd it did get occasional read error. About 6 times it dropped in 12 hours of transferring 8gb. Just had to click continue on win10 and it proceeded without issues those 6 times. This is with usb suspend power option off for all power plans I paid 43$ for model with SD card reader about 2 months ago. Worth it to me. As I didn't want a usb-c type taking up the only usb-c thunder bolt port on my pc on x299 system. I would of loved to pay half b forgo the SD reader. But atm it was only $3 more
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Based on the above review alone I wouldn't buy this thing. I recently tossed a cheap dual bay docking station that started throwing up a bunch of errors and refused to clone after very light use over a couple of years. I've got enough bricks with nice LEDs.
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Seems like a good price for offline cloning dual bay. Comments seem to be the type that got it for discount or free from seller.

Just in time for those who are buying all those Slickdeal SSDs!

I have this! I bought it from Newegg as an emergency measure when my enclosure was failing and I need access to files in my HDD.

I also recently used this as an experiment to clone an XboxX 1 tb HDD to Sandusky ultra 1 tb SSD and to my surprise it worked! (It took all night to complete though). And this was using the offline standalone cloning feature too! Pop the SSD back into the Xbox x and it just worked. Saw all my games etc. didn't even need to do OSU.

I also connect this to my MacBook, and rand 7 pass disk wipe on old HDD (to be recycled) for 7 days straight. (I have lotsa old HDD). Worked through without any hiccups.

Buying another one.
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Can I set up a drive to write protect in windows, just in case I might accidently write to the wrong drive on one of thes cloning devices?
Honestly, I would only clone through windows, even though it may be slower, it will be safer.
Yea, just use macrium reflect free.

The offline clone feature is just a novelty.

Mostly its a nice way to add drives with UASP support with reliable power easily.
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Yea, just use macrium reflect free.

The offline clone feature is just a novelty.

Mostly its a nice way to add drives with UASP support with reliable power easily.
Well, if it's data, you can just copy and past. Anyways, I googled it, and apparently you can write protect hard drives. But whether or not it will still be in effect outside of the windows environment?? I guess just short out something on the hard drive, like a capacitor or something...Funny thing: I just had to solder on a half a dozen capacitors & resistors onto my 4tb drive, after I accidently knocked them off with a metal briefcase. Not sure which ones would limit a write, but it was fun watching the drive spin up more and more, as each component was added back on.
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While transferring 2 separate 3.5 7200hd wd black drives to different hdd it did get occasional read error. About 6 times it dropped in 12 hours of transferring 8gb. Just had to click continue on win10 and it proceeded without issues those 6 times. This is with usb suspend power option off for all power plans I paid 43$ for model with SD card reader about 2 months ago. Worth it to me. As I didn't want a usb-c type taking up the only usb-c thunder bolt port on my pc on x299 system. I would of loved to pay half b forgo the SD reader. But atm it was only $3 more
7200rpms use more power, these dual docks tend to come with a 3amp power brick, 7200rpm becomes dicey. You can buy a 4+ amp power brick to compensate.
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I own this as well, loves to drop off after a few minutes. Checked for firmware updates on their site, they've got nothing. Will try a stronger power adapter.
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I prefer to just open a computer case and use a real power supply (from the computer) and a real SATA connection. I bought a cheap usb3 one from NE that was like $10 after rebates that killed two 3.5 inch Hard Drives on the first try to use them.. I think it is/was a power issue, but I lost more $ in drives than it was worth. I do use simple external 2.5 drive cases for laptop cloning a SSD, but they too may be lacking in quality. The SSD drives do not require a lot of power so I think they are OK for that.

My "go to" USB dock is a old USB 2 "Black Widow".. its 5 plus years old but I never saw a drive fail using it. When the power drops to a spinning HD bad things happen..
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I prefer to just open a computer case and use a real power supply (from the computer) and a real SATA connection. I bought a cheap usb3 one from NE that was like $10 after rebates that killed two 3.5 inch Hard Drives on the first try to use them.. I think it is/was a power issue, but I lost more $ in drives than it was worth. I do use simple external 2.5 drive cases for laptop cloning a SSD, but they too may be lacking in quality. The SSD drives do not require a lot of power so I think they are OK for that.

My "go to" USB dock is a old USB 2 "Black Widow".. its 5 plus years old but I never saw a drive fail using it. When the power drops to a spinning HD bad things happen..
Powering one high rpm drive isn't a problem, its two that is. 2.0 has the same amp issues if you look at the adapter its probably 2 amps, and usb 2.0 is slow as dirt.
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