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Friday, December 19, 2014

Liztek USB 3.0 SuperSpeed SATA III Vertical Hard Drive Review


I received this Liztek USB 3.0 SuperSpeed SATA III Vertical Hard Drive Docking Station to review. While I am on my computer everyday, my husband is THE computer guy. He is a genius with all the technical stuff. He can recover information that others won't dare touch. So I of course gave him this device to see what he thought of it. Here's what he had to say:
Dock Not Connected

Dock Connected

 This unit is easy to setup. Windows will auto install the drivers just as any other external USB hard drive or USB flash drive. Over the past few years, I have used several different brands of USB to hard drive adapter cables for data and forensic recovery on hard drives. The big difference for me between these cabled adapters and the Liztek 3.0 SATA III Vertical Hard Drive docking station is the stability of the hard drive being inserted into the cradle of this dock instead of it laying loose on the work bench and the fact the once the USB unit is detected on the computer it is assign a drive letter immediately to the driver without having to have a drive in the dock. All of the other adapters that I have identifies the hard drive controller, but does not give a drive letter until the hard drive is detected. This difference helps while doing a directory or copy of just a few files from a failing hard drive and the Drive stalls outs letting the letter disappear. This generally freezes windows while it is trying to find the drive that has just crashed, but since the dock seems to hold the drive letter itself, the computer seems to just pause while allowing the drive to come back while allowing you to copy the small directories or files. This keeps me from having to do raw recoveries for small amounts of data, which saves time….As far as for general use as a hard drive dock, it seems to be a good stable piece of equipment. This unit is just for SATA interface drives though, so I am still using my other adapter for IDE, etc…..but, since 85% of my Data Recoveries and Data Transfers are from SATA drives now, I would like to have about two more of these docks in the work room.
Data Recovery

The Liztek SATA Vertical Hard Drive Dock features:
~ SuperSpeed 
~ Versatile 
~ Tool-free. 
~ A premium dock for your 2.5" and 3.5" SATA drive (SATA I, II, & III supported). Uses the ASMedia 1051E chipset and firmware with UASP support and more for maximum performance and features. Supports 6TB+ drives on 64-bit operating systems (use drives less than 2TB for 32-bit Windows). Updated USB 3.0 host controller drivers highly recommended for best performance and stability.

2.5" and 3.5" Drives 
Due to its unique spring design, this docking station holds both your 2.5" and 3.5" drives. Moreover, the SATA interface accommodates all SATA standards (SATA, SATA II, SATA III).

SuperSpeed up to 5Gbps
Equipped with both USB 3.0 ports, this docking station delivers SuperSpeed of up to 5Gbps (up to 10x as fast as USB 2.0).Transfer your data in just minutes, instead of hours and have more time to do what you want. Fully backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 at their native speeds. . Real world transfer rate performance over USB 3.0 will vary by computer host controller and drive specifications.

Ease of use
Instead of complicated screws to work with, our docking station just snaps in place, holding your hard drive firmly and securely. Open vertical docking bay for easy dock/undock of bare/internal SATA drives. Single green LED reports drive activity (solid for power, blinking for drive activity).

Some technical specifications of the Vertical Hard Drive Dock:
~ Supports all 2.5 and 3.5 inch SATA I, II, and III hard drives, solid state drives, and hybrid drives up to any capacity (6TB+).
~ Docking station connects via USB 3.0 SuperSpeed 5Gbps (640MBps), up to 10x as fast as USB 2.0 480Mbps (60MBps).
~ Take advantage of fast Serial ATA III drives and USB 3.0 bandwidth for fast storage backups.
UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) support for even faster drive data transfer performance. (UASP functionality requires UASP capable host controller and operating system


My husband was impressed with this dock so I can be confident that it performed well. If you are in need of a SATA Hard Drive Docking Station, this one is a great choice! You can get yours on Amazon.com.


Disclosure: Disclosure: The Happy Clown With A Frown received the product mentioned above for the purpose of an honest review. The opinions expressed are 100% mine (and my husband's) based on usage of this product. Your opinion and experience may differ.

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