The SATDOCK22RU3 USB 3.0 to SATA Hard Drive Duplicator Dock can be used as a standalone SATA hard drive duplicator, or as a USB 3.0 SATA hard drive docking station, enabling you to duplicate/clone an existing hard drive without the use of a host computer system or access docked hard drives as though they were installed within the computer system.
In Duplicator Mode, it creates an exact 1-to-1 sector clone from one hard drive to another, including partition and boot sector information and all data, at a rate of ~72MB/second, ensuring data integrity and consistency for sensitive operations (data recovery, etc.).
In Dock Mode, it can be connected to your host computer through USB 3.0, supporting up to 5 Gbps of bandwidth from both hard drives to your computer system.
The value of this hard drive docking station can be further extended through a SATA to IDE hard drive adapter (SAT2IDEADP), which enables you to use any 2.5 or 3.5in IDE hard drive in a SATA hard drive dock slot.