What are the best drive bays?

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    #1Sabrent EC-DFLT

    Sabrent EC-DFLT

    The Sabrent EC-DFLT is an external hard drive docking station compatible with operating systems including Windows 10 and Mac OS X. Its USB 3.0 interface can reach values of 5Gbps for data transfer and is backward compatible with older versions.

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    Jonathan Young
    Written on May 3, 2019
    "Easily my top pick for the best external hard drive docking station. The Sabrent EC-DFLT is fast, efficient, and multi-functional. The thing that I like about it most is that it's backward compatible with much older USBs and can work with a wider range of computers without any problems."
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    #2Inateck FD2002

    Inateck FD2002

    The Inateck FD2002 is a dual-bay hard drive docking station that can clone a hard drive to SSD or can access bare drives. It uses a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, enhanced with UASP transfer protocol which can improve performance up to 70% faster.

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    George Wagner
    Written on May 3, 2019
    "Really useful hard drive dock for cloning and copying files without needing to input it in an actual computer. Been using it for a while now and I'm really happy with the performance. 👍"
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    #3iDsonix U3102

    iDsonix U3102
    The U3102 from iDsonix is a hard drive docking station that offers support for 8 TB drives, geared towards users that swap out drives on a regular basis. It's a 1-bay dock station with SuperSpeed data transfer that's SATA III compatible.
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    Jeremy Fox
    Written on May 3, 2019
    "I tend to replace my hard drives quite often given my line of work and expertise, this multiple hard drive enclosure really keeps things optimal for my desktop in terms of keeping files safe through backup and transfer"
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    #4Cable Matters 202019

    Cable Matters 202019

    The Cable Matters 202019 is a hard drive docking station that supports 3 TB+ hard drives equipped with USB 3.0 and SATA III connections. It provides swappable access to 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch SATA HDDs or SSDs with no installation needed.

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    Alice Morgan
    Written on May 3, 2019
    "it's pretty cheap for an external drive bay but it really performs for twice its value. a really good purchase for a cheaper product that works just as well as its more expensive counterparts. 😁"
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    #5Sabrent DS-UBLK

    Sabrent DS-UBLK

    The Sabrent DS-UBLK is a hard drive docking station that permits direct insertion of Desktop 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch SATA drives. It supports hard drives with a maximum capacity of 4 TB and has transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps with USB 3.0.

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    Carl Bates
    Written on May 3, 2019
    "I would have to say that this particular external hard drive bay works really well for me. At first, I had second thoughts because the covering looked like it was made of cheap plastic material, but it turns out that it's pretty sturdy. "
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    #6Thermaltake BlacX Duet ST0014U-D

    Thermaltake BlacX Duet ST0014U-D

    The Thermaltake BlacX Duet ST0014U-D is a dual-bay hard drive docking station that supports 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch drives and SATA I, II, and III technology. Because of the USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface, It can amount to transfer rates of 5 Gbps.

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    Scott Collins
    Written on May 3, 2019
    "was curious and started to play around with the hot-swap capability, that + the 5gbps transfer speeds really makes its interface wicked fast. saves me a lot of time when transferring files. "
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    #7StarTech SATDOCK2REU3

    StarTech SATDOCK2REU3

    The StarTech SATDOCK2REU3 is a hard drive docking station with duplication functions. It features sector by sector hard drive cloning and has a built-in LED indicator. Transfer speeds can reach up to 5 Gbps for USB 3.0 and 480 Mbps for USB 2.0.

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    Eugene Bradley
    Written on May 3, 2019
    "I work for a tech company and the StartTech SATDOCK is great because I can archive data at a much faster and easier pace thanks to its interface. If you're a technician, I highly recommend using this driver dock station. "
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    #8UNITEK Y-3026 Aluminum

    UNITEK Y-3026 Aluminum

    The UNITEK Y-3026 is a dual bay hard drive docking station with an aluminum body. It allows the insertion of most 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch SATA hard drives and comes with an offline cloning function. It offers support for all Windows versions after XP.

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    Andrea Bishop
    Written on May 3, 2019
    "I love its design so much! ❤️️ it looks really good and matches the color scheme of my MacBook Pro. I feel like it was designed specifically for Apple devices. "

Summary

Best What are the best drive bays
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Sabrent EC-DFLT Electronics 0 Paid
2Inateck FD2002Electronics 0 Paid
3iDsonix U3102Electronics 0 Paid
4Cable Matters 202019Electronics 0 Paid
5Sabrent DS-UBLKElectronics 0 Paid
6Thermaltake BlacX Duet ST0014U-DElectronics 0 Paid
7StarTech SATDOCK2REU3Electronics 0 Paid
8UNITEK Y-3026 AluminumElectronics 0 Paid
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