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Windows 7: SSD's are they worth the money?

01 Jul 2012   #41
whs
Microsoft MVP

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This new dock you posted seems to be USB3 only. That is no good. Look for one that has USB2 and USB3.
Unless there is a new breed I don't know about, it should be backwards compatible.
As far as the ports go, that is correct. A USB2 cable fits into a USB3 port - but not the other way around. But regarding the electronics in the dock, I am not sure. I would just not take any chances if USB2 is not specified.


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01 Jul 2012   #42
BomberAF

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This new dock you posted seems to be USB3 only. That is no good. Look for one that has USB2 and USB3.
Unless there is a new breed I don't know about, it should be backwards compatible.
As far as the ports go, that is correct. A USB2 cable fits into a USB3 port - but not the other way around. But regarding the electronics in the dock, I am not sure. I would just not take any chances if USB2 is not specified.
I knew that USB 3 is backwards compatible, but I wasn't sure whether the actual dock would work with USB 2. I have sent an email to the company that sells it and I have asked whether it will work on USB 2 systems. As you said though if it is compatible it would say that on the product description, and it doesn't mention it.
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01 Jul 2012   #43
BomberAF

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01 Jul 2012   #44
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That looks like the right kind of dock. But I probably would not buy this particular one. Read the 'Customer Review'. The thing seems to have some problems.
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01 Jul 2012   #45
BomberAF

Windows 7
 
 

I will have another look around but they all seem to have at least one review saying they are no good.
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01 Jul 2012   #46
BomberAF

Windows 7
 
 

This is the same one you mentioned in your tutorial isn't it

Thermaltake BlacX Duet 3.5 inch eSATA Dual Bay Dock: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

If so I will buy that one.
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01 Jul 2012   #47
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I can't speak for WHS, but I have the single version Black X, not the Duette. I love it and have had no problems with it. Mine is USB/eSATA. I use the eSATA and it works very well.
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01 Jul 2012   #48
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BomberAF View Post
This is the same one you mentioned in your tutorial isn't it

Thermaltake BlacX Duet 3.5 inch eSATA Dual Bay Dock: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

If so I will buy that one.
No, that's not it. I have a 2.5"/3.5" Sata2/eSata dock. But this one seems to be 3.5" eSata only and would be useless for you.

You have to look for a 2.5"/3.5" USB2/USB3 dock. If you give me links to the UK electronics stores, I'll help you look.
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01 Jul 2012   #49
BomberAF

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BomberAF View Post
This is the same one you mentioned in your tutorial isn't it

Thermaltake BlacX Duet 3.5 inch eSATA Dual Bay Dock: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

If so I will buy that one.
No, that's not it. I have a 2.5"/3.5" Sata2/eSata dock. But this one seems to be 3.5" eSata only and would be useless for you.

You have to look for a 2.5"/3.5" USB2/USB3 dock. If you give me links to the UK electronics stores, I'll help you look.

Here are some:

UK Amazon

http://www.amazon.co.uk

Scan

Computer Hardware - Scan.co.uk

Overclockers

Computer hardware, components & gaming PC retailer Overclockers UK

Thank you very much for your time, could have sworn that was the same one though.
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02 Jul 2012   #50
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Sorry I am late with the answer. I looked thru all 3 links and did not see a single decent Sata2/3 enclosure. Maybe you have to settle for USB2 only for the time being since you only have USB2 ports at this time. There are quite a few 2.5" USB2 docks - some for little money.
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