USB 3.0 promises up to 5 Gbit data transfers. Manufacturer Lindy now brings two SATA hard drive enclosures and a hard drive docking/cloning station with USB 3.0 to the marketplace.
on 03/29/2010 – Made popular on 03/29/2010
When I put my laptop in to the docking station, the screen goes black then my screen saver comes up. At this point, its like the computer is 'locked'. I can't type anything, the webpage I was on is not there, icons are gone. When I pop it out of the docking station, it reverts back to where ever I was before putting it in the station.
I am planning to purchase a second external hard drive and I am trying to figure out a minimalist setting to use two external drives at the same time (I don't want to plug two drives into my computer, so ruled out that solution). In addition, I also have a laptop drive at spare.
I performed a new ubuntu 12.04 LTS installation in a HP NX7400 with a docking station (EN488AA). When I start the computer, I have to unplug the laptop from the docking station to see the screen and logon.
I have a 2 TB hard disk which I'm sure works fine. I have bought a hard disk docking station which should support disks up to 4 TB. This dock can use either USB 3.0 or e-SATA. Using the HD with e-SATA works perfectly.
If I use USB, either with my Windows 7 Pro desktop PC which has USB 3.0 ports, or with my older Windows 7 Home laptop which has USB 2.0 ports, I can read files with no issues.
I am using a TB SATA hard drive with 512 byte sector size with two partitions set to FAT32. The entire drive is using a Hybrid MBR/GPT which worked perfectly in Windows 7 . That is, until I made it a Hybrid. I need it to be a Hybrid because I need to use this drive with legacy hardware that requires both MBR and 512 byte sector sizes.