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SATA HDD USB 3.0 Docking Station w/ Card Reader & 2 Port USB Hub (USB 3.0)
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SATA HDD USB 3.0 Docking Station w/ Card Reader & 2 Port USB Hub (USB 3.0)

Use your internal SATA drives without cracking open your computer case with this USB 3.0 Docking Station from Monoprice.

The Docking Station mounts a standard, internal 2.5" or 3.5" hard drive and connects to your PC with a USB 3.0 connection for maximum speed, up to 5 GB/sec. It also operates as a 2-port USB 2.0 hub and a memory card reader, supporting a wide variety of memory card formats (see Specifications page for a complete list).

It supports SATA I and II drivers, with transfer rates up to the maximum 3 GB/sec supported by SATA II. It also is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 standards, in case you don't have a USB 3.0 connection on all your PCs yet.


  • Super Speed USB 3.0 data transfer rate up to 5 GB/s
  • Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1
  • Compatible with SATA I and II hard drives
  • Works with 2.5" and 3.5" internal hard drives
  • Supports hard drives up to 2TB size
  • 2-port USB 2.0 hub
  • Multi-format flash card reader/writer
  • Works with Windows® 95 and newer, Mac® 9.x and newer, and Linux
  • Supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP and newer

Support Files:

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Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, and MagicGate are trademarks of Sony Corporation.

SD, SDHC and SDXC are trademarks or registered trademarks of SD-3C, LLC in the United States, other countries or both. Also, miniSD, microSD, miniSDHC, microSDHC, microSDXC, smartSD, smartSDHC, SDIO and miniSDIO are all trademarks or registered trademarks of SD-3C, LLC in the United States, other countries or both.

Package Contents:

  • 1x USB 3.0 docking station
  • 1x USB 3.0 cable
  • 1x AC adapter
  • 1x User manual
  • 1x CD driver

Supported Flash Cards Formats:

  • CF 1 / CF 2 / Extreme CF / Extreme III CF / Ultra II CF / HS CF / MD
  • Memory Stick™ (MS) / Memory Stick DUO™ / MS PRO / Memory Stick PRO DUO™ / MS MagicGate™ / MS MagicGate PRO / MS MagicGate DUO / MS MagicGate PRO DUO / Extreme MS PRO / Extreme III MS PRO / Ultra II MS PRO / HS MS MagicGate PRO / HS MS MagicGate PRO DUO / MS ROM / MS Select
  • SD™ / MiniSD™ / Extreme SD / Extreme III SD / Ultra II SD / MMC 1 / MMC 2 / MMC 4.0 / RS MMC / HS RS MMC / microSD™ (T FLASH)*
  • XD / SM

*SDHC™ is compatible, but cannot read or write at full speed

79 Reviews

80.25% of the reviewers recommend this product


Don't buy it

  • Joshua Guarneri,
  •  Fort Worth, TX 
  • 7/24/2015 11:34:33 AM

Pros: It's cheap

Cons: Does not work at USB 3.0 speeds or support the full speed of SATA disks

I bought 2 of these. Only 1 of them worked. The ones that does work doesn't transfer at speeds of USB 3.0. It is very slow. It really is "too good to be true" for the price. It has USB and card reader on the front that do work, but transfer speeds are not at USB 3.0

by Monoprice Administrator

Thank you for your review on PID 8078. I am truly sorry to hear about the issues experienced with this docking station. Just to verify, what are the transfer speeds that you are currently achieving? Can you describe to me your setup such as what is connected to the dock specifically and the OS version being used? Can we test the docking station with a different USB port? What about with a different computer? Please let me know so I can best assist you in resolving this issue. Thank you in advance!

Gabby V.
Tech Support Associate
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Pretty good but be careful

  • Rothgar,
  •  Wilmington, NC 
  • 5/9/2015 7:31:49 AM

Pros: Easy, fast, convenient. Allows you to add drives to your computer externally

Cons: Cheap access door breaks off. It's used to hold up a 2.5" drive so when the door breaks off the smaller drive wants to fall over.
Don't leave a disk in the drive for extended periods of time. The dock made the drive so hot that it ruined a 1TB drive and burned up the dock.

Very pleased with the dock which allows for external attachment of multiple disks, USB accessories and memory cards. It's well laid-out and easy to use. I kept a 3.5" drive in the bay for about a year. One evening I smelled the "electrical burning" smell. It was the drive burning up in the bay. I own one for my personal computer and another for our video-editing Mac. We no longer keep a drive in the dock on the editing computer. We just use it to backup files and then we remove the drive. It's GREAT for that and you can't beat the price

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Flimsy hinged flap will break and fall off!

  • Anonymous,
  • 2/13/2015 8:28:58 PM

Pros: All the electronics seemed to work.

Cons: Hinged flap that converts the unit to accept 2-1/2" drives breaks off easily.

The hinged flap that flips down for 3-1/2", and up for 2-1/2" drives was broken off when I received the unit. The spring clip for the flap was inside the unit. Since I didn't want the metal clip to short out the electronics, I had to open up the unit to remove the clip. No big deal, but the flap needs to be more sturdy. Now my unit does not have that flap at all. I have to be careful not to have the hard drive tilt over because there is nothing but the SATA connector holding it upright!

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Great Product & Great Value

  • Anonymous,
  •  Redding, CA 
  • 2/13/2015 8:58:39 AM

Pros: It works exactly as advertised right out of the box. Just plug it in and put a hard drive into it.

Cons: None

This unit is much like a similar unit that I bought from Monoprice for e-SATA. This one includes USB 2 as well as a card reader. The USB 3 is just as fast as any other USB 3 as well as being as fast or faster than e-SATA. I have not used any of the software that came with it. I prefer to use my own so cannot comment on that.

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  • Anonymous,
  •  Charlotte, NC 
  • 1/26/2015 9:25:14 AM

Pros: It works.

Cons: None so far

It worked exactly as I expected it to.
I bought it because I thought my old reader was failing, but actually the drive just looked funky because it was formatted ext4 and windows won't read that. It doesn't hurt to have a backup reader.

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