I am looking for a docking station that allows me to easily plugin a IDE or SATA HDD and a SD card. It would be handy if it also allows to "clone/duplicate" between hard disks as I have a few faulty disks with data that might be recoverable that way. However I see so many things online, and so many people saying "this is crap, hard disk doesn't fit" or "it broke after using a few times" etc... I am a little scared on ordering one (I have to order online, don't think I will find this in any local store).. I am also not 100% sure if a clone/duplicator dock can also just straight read the data using USB to my PC?

Basically I need something that:

  • Reads IDE/Sata/Sdcards through USB
  • Is able to clone between the 2 hard drive slots
  • Is decent quality

Preferably a dock that can read those pesky WD IDE drives that seem to be an issue.

  • The same here, four years later and I don't know if a dock station is a good idea. Electronics are quite simple, two SATA to USB conversion and then just a USB hub 2 to 1. There is also the alternative option to buy the cases separately and a USB hub, like that if sth gives any problem I would need to replace just that part. I am considering buying this dock
    – ChesuCR
    Jul 28, 2021 at 21:02

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