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SATA Hard Drive
2.5" or 3.5" Hard Drive
USB 2.0 & eSATA
Up to 2TB
Dual 5V/12V 2A
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Product Rating: Total Review(s): 1
When to replace? - 12/19/2010 15:54:01
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
Strength: Very convenient access for "naked" SATA harddrives of any size. Fast eSATA transfer speeds.
Weakness: Blue LED is too bright.
Summary: These are very handy. I've had three of these units for two years now -- two connected to one PC and one connected to another. I've also bought a couple for work PCs. Sometimes the newly bought units fail right out of the box -- power supply defective probably.
What I wonder now that I've had the units for two years is how do I determine when it is time to replace? I've recently had two brand new WD 2TB drives fail on me and I wonder if this eSATA dock was the cause.
Also, sometimes a connection isn't made or the drive just stops running after an hour or so. This never happened in Windows XP, so is Windows 7's "aggressive energy saving features" to blame?
Or is it some component of the NexStar dock? There are a lot of points in the chain for failure: the drive, the dock, the power supply to the dock, the esata connection between the dock and the sata bracket, the bracket's sata connection to the motherboard, the motherboard itself, the Windows 7 operating system. I don't know. I suppose to be safe I should just replace the NexStar docks and see what happens.