I'm looking for a docking station to read some old hard drives. The hard drives are:
- Maxtor Diamond Plus 9
- Maxtor Diamond VL 40 5400 RPM
- Samsung SP1213C
If it's just for just for reading some hard drives as you stated in your requirements, a simple universal USB to SATA adapter is more than enough.
These have both IDE and SATA interfaces as well as an external power brick to to provide the power that desktop drives need. Most are able to support both 3.5" (desktop) and 2.5" (laptop) drives. USB 3.0 ensures fast data transfers.
I have this model in my desk right now: UNITEK USB 3.0 to IDE & SATA Converter
This one is not the cheapest, but at less than $30, it's very reasonable. I've bough cheaper and have had them fail within a short time. I've been using this one for about 3 years now so it's definitely worth it.