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Setting up a New Hard Drive or SSD in Your Plugable Docking Station

Customers often ask us why their new blank hard disk drive (HDD) or solid state disk (SSD) doesn’t show up on their computer, ready to blame their Plugable docking station. Most often the drive just needs to be initialized, partitioned, and formatted. In this post we present a step-by-step guide for doing this. Initializing prepares […]

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Recovering Existing Hard Drive or SSD Data in Your Plugable Docking Station

It’s happened to almost all of us at one point, your computer or external hard drive fails and panic sets in. Perhaps your files haven’t been backed up yet or this drive is the only backup. One way or another, you made it to us and bought one of our docking stations. Now what do […]

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Plugable Tech Tips: How to Partition and Format a New Hard Drive (or SSD)

As we all progress further into the digital age, our need for additional storage space keeps growing. Digital photos, music, and movies take up large amounts of space, and adding an external hard drive to store additional media or for backup purposes is an ever-popular PC upgrade. While some tout the benefits of cloud-based storage, […]

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Speed up your external USB 2.0 hard drive with a Plugable USB 3.0 docking station

A recent article on CNET explains how to speed up your external USB 2.0 USB hard drive by removing it from its enclosure and reinstalling it in a new USB 3.0 enclosure. Ed Rhee, the writer of the article, has been able to double the speeds of his hard drives from 40MB/s to 80MB/s, essentially […]

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USB3-SATA-UASP1 Sleep and Large Volume Firmware Update

This article is no longer relevant. Please see our firmware update page here. Customers purchasing the USB3-SATA-UASP1 can take advantage of a firmware update with the following features: Improved support for 512e “Advanced Format” drives 2 TB and above. Spin down disks after 10 minutes of inactivity, resume on access. Spin down disks on system […]

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Understanding Large SATA Drive Compatibility

This post is intended to offer detailed technical information for troubleshooting issues affecting new “Advanced Format” 512e SATA disk drives. Plugable’s full-size 3.5″ hard drive docks, the USB3-SATA-UASP1, and USB3-SATA-U3, both feature support for these new 512e Advanced Format drives. Our Plugable Storage System “PSS” products also support 512e large volumes (as soon as 2.5″ […]

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The new Plugable USB 3.0 SATA Lay-flat Dock with support for UASP, 4TB+ drives, and market leading USB 3.0 performance

Plugable’s new USB 3.0 lay-flat external SATA hard drive docking station focuses on cutting-edge performance, compatibility, and design. Featuring easy USB host and SATA drive compatibility, it comes with the latest ASMedia 1053 chipset, featuring capabilities including: Automatic, driverless compatibility with all computing devices which already support USB flash drives or USB hard drives. Full […]

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Plugable USB 3.0 SATA Lay Flat Hard Drive Dock

Universal hard disk or solid state drive docking station supports latest UASP high speed transfer protocol and large “Advanced Format” drives. Minimize time spent waiting for backups and in data recovery scenarios with USB 3.0 SuperSpeed connection to PC- also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 systems. Supports both 2.5″ and 3.5″ drives.

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