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Dual vs Single SATA Docking Station, for Clonging

Q: Dual vs Single SATA Docking Station, for Clonging

I am thinking about getting a docking station. But I am a little confused on what the advantages or disadvantages or using either. Or should I just stick with using my software?

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A: Dual vs Single SATA Docking Station, for Clonging

I have a copy station which takes two hard drives and have found it easy to use and reliable. The only drawback I've noticed concerns the relative sizes of the two drives. There's no problem copying from a small hard drive to a larger or equal sized SSD drive. You can then use software to rearrange and resize partitions. However, if you have a large hard drive and want to copy to a smaller SSD drive it's not possible. Mind you it is a few years since I bought my copy station so that may have changed.
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Hi Guys,

I have an 80g sata drive (secondary internal) that was getting quite full.

I went to buy a new terabyte drive and bought an external docking station while at it.

I swapped out the the two drives, thinking I would simply put the 80g in the docking station and transfer the 80g back over to the internal terabyte drive via the docking station.

However, W7 doesn't see the drive, as I remember an ide drive being seen from a docking station back in XP..

Any tips on ways to mount this drive or alternative workflows to migrate from the 80g to the tera without first swapping drives, copying to an external, swapping back and recopying?

A:Accessing SATA drive in USB docking station?

Welcome Mike14,

What is the make & model of the docking unit ? Is it IDE only, or Sata & Ide combo ? If you use an IDE in a docking unit or external case the IDE jumper needs to be set to master for the IDE HD.
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Okay I am about to clone a GB Samsung SSD Clone Docking Using Station SSD To Dual Evo SSD with OS on Win to another identical GB Samsung Evo using a dual docking station that has a clone feature The docking station is the Coltech CE- CU The SSD To SSD Clone Using Dual Docking Station reason I am doing this is because I have just built a new system which powers off randomly as trying to boot approx times I have tested RAM changed PSU made sure drive has latest firmware updated BIOS and checked through the BIOS settings amongst other things I have also checked the health SSD To SSD Clone Using Dual Docking Station of the drive with Samsung Magician software that comes with the drive and CrystalDiskInfo which both say it is fine When I disconnect the drive though the problem ceases In both cases connected disconnected the mobo successfully posts For these reasons I have determined that it is probably the drive so have sent off for a replacement from Amazon As I don t want have to re-install and re-build the OS again as this would be the third time I was just going to clone it using the docking station to the new drive before I sent it back The instructions for the docking station are also less than helpful They are a little fold out leaflet that say press clone button to clone and make sure the target drive is the same or larger than source drive with little else I have not been able to find any online manuals for it either Which leads me on to my question do I need to initialize or format the drive before cloning Any help would be much appreciated Full system specifications MoBo Gigabyte GA-Z M-D H Socket CPU Intel Core i GHz Socket RAM GB Corsair Vengeance Storage GB Samsung Evo SSD PSU Corsair CX M OS Win Case Cooler Master Silencio Matte nbsp

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I have two new Sata hard drives that I would like to know how to format
and partition for use in the above Termtake Blac X Duet Sata & USB
Docking Station:
1)Seagate Sata/300 Barracuda “3.5” Internal Hard Drive

2)Hitachi Sata 2TB Internal Hard Drive

I do not have available to me the written instructions for performing the
above tasks.

I have a limited fund of tech knowledge, however, I am capable of following
step-by-step, ‘recipe-like’ instructions in performing most asks of this nature.

I would be most grateful for any help that you might be able to provide me to
perform the formatting and portioning tasks, or some links that you might provide
me which presented appropriate clarity and detailed instructions to successfully
address these issues.


Some computer specs:

Custom built computer
Windows XP Pro – Service Pack 3 – Build 2600
240 gigahertz Intel Core 2 duo
2048 Megabytes installed memory
P5K Deluxe motherboard – Wifi-AP edition
320GB Unused space

A:How to format and partition two new sata hard drives for use in a docking station

Place the disks in the dock and use disk management to format/partition.
Rt-click My Computer/Manage/Disk Management.
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I am looking to get both external and Laptops displays working simultaneously, can you help?  I am currently using the supplied Dell mDP (mini Display Port -  HDMI to mDP interface) cables.
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A:HP 90w docking station supporting dual monitors

Hi, Thanks for joining the Forums today! While using your 8570w monitor, when connected to a docking station (we tested this using an advanced docking station ) there are two valid setups to get three independent screens. You could connect two extra monitors through DVI or just one monitor through DVI and another through Display port. This is using the advanced docking station. If one of your monitors is VGA it still should work the same as above. Here is a link to a picture of an adaptor you can use to connect via Display port: Let us know if you need further assistance.  Thank you,
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A:Dual external monitor support with docking station on EliteB...

From HP: The key with supporting dual-monitors at the same time is that it requires that the notebook have dedicated graphics in there - which is not an option in the 2540p.  The first and smallest notebook to support this in the EliteBook line is the 14.0" 8440p - or we could look to the ProBook 6450b as another option too now. In a nutshell HP is being cheap or complacent.  I don?t get why they are sticking with Intel?s castrated graphics solution and why on the docking stations that do have deticated video like the fore mentioned 8440p they don?t enable 2 DVI-I (that?s Analog + DualLink Digital) instead of a single DVI-D and VGA. And the thing that really annoys me is that the intel intregated chip is capable of doing according to Intel own docs. AMD?s fusion can not come soon enough IMO.
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A:How do I configure dual monitors with laptop on docking station and external monitor?

The value of 'Multiple displays' (see attachment) should be 'Extend these displays.' You may have to switch the positions of the two monitors (at the top of that window).
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A:Docking Station

or just get a lenovo usb port replicator, which is going to do the same thing.
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A:Docking Station

I had posted a question about a docking station and posted to XP/2000 forum.............wrong forum sorry.
please accept my apology,
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A:450 g2 Docking Station

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A:usb 3.0 docking station

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A:docking station

I too am having the same issue.  Is there a solution to this?  I'm ready to yank the laptop out of the docking station...
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A:Looking for Docking Station

Can anyone even point me in a direction?
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A:docking station

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A:Docking Station

...the docking station is just there so you don't have to screw around with cables every time you get into work. They don't improve anything except time management.
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A:Docking Station

I have plenty of these docks in my company, and have had a few god bad. That would explain the LAN net working, but your wireless and air card shouldn't be affected in any way. Are you saying that if you are connected to your network by wireless, and you dock your laptop...then connection drops and the card disables?
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A:No Internet Unless I'm on the Docking Station?
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A:Docking Station Advice

The only problem I can forsee is that the connector pins on the docking station might not match the computer. Most newer laptops use 2 alignment pins to ensure the piece stays in the dock. If you can't get a good connection or see flaky things happening while the laptop is docked, but not while it's out, get the matching docking station.

As an alternative, Kensington offers a USB based docking station. It's not a true dock, but a stationary connector for your peripherals.
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A:laptop docking station

There is only one way (assuming you don't make the things) to test this.

Hook up the laptop to another one (or hook up someone elses laptop to yours) - there is no other way to test something like this.
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A:Recommendation for Docking Station?

I am not seeing anything like that for your model.
With all the connections that are shown for your model
at the dell website,it's probably not needed.
You have connections to hook up an external monitor,
or even an HDTV by vga or HDMI.
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jacks,but might want to use a USB sound card instead to
keep the wires out of the way.
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A:XircomRex USB Docking Station

If you are running Win 7 Pro or Ultimate, you can try downloading and installing XP Mode and see if the USB drivers for it work within XP Mode.

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A:External All in 1 HDD Docking Station

SEAGATE is the model of HD, 200gb IDE, power sounds when plugging in, therefore something is live.
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Working with a Dell Latitude E6410, upgraded to Windows 7, i5 processor, solid state drive. When running the computer on a docking station, it works perfect for 5-10 minutes. Goes though encryption software fine, boots Windows fine. Can log user in, load browsers, play audio through the docking station, etc etc. After a short while, it randomly goes into blue screen.. Error: "IRQL Not Less or Equal"..., and reboots. Replaced motherboard, problem still exists. Reformatted solid state drive and reloaded Win 7... still happens.

Keep in mind this is ONLY when plugged into the docking station. Also blue screens on other docking stations as well.

Any idea's on what this could be? I can't get the exact codes from the BSoD right now, but any insight on what to look for would be great.


A:BSoD ONLY when on Docking Station?

Go to the Control Panel \ Administrative Tool \ Event Viewer and check the logs there for any errors that have occurred for the date and time of the BSOD. If you find the error in the logs you can copy and past the error here.
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A:Selecting right docking station

Hi, It does not have docking port therefore normal USB "dock" can do: Please select the one with USB 3.0 and Dual display (or DisplayLink cerfified). You may use those options later. Regards.
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A:I need a docking station for my hp 15-g010dx

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Thanks for any suggestions

A:won't boot in docking station

Update the system BIOS to the latest version?

Disconnect everything possible from the dock in case it is something of the devices that is bad.
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A:Spectre x2 docking station?

Hi, The Quickspecs sheet suggests two USB docks (page #25):             Regards.
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A:docking station issue

Did you verify that docking station works for that laptop? Just because it fits doesn't mean it will work.
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A:Docking station/replicator

Are you looking them up on HP's website? I find it hard to believe that any HP docking station or replctr. will work with any HP laptop model. Check compatibility under HP
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also, everything else is in working order when plugged into the docking station. The mouse, keyboard, internet, and monitor work fine. The only problem is the charging.
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A:Docking station no sound

Probably just needs the correct driver installed for the dock.
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Appreciate your help.

A:E7240 and docking station

Hi 1erans,
I’m sorry to hear that, thanks for the post though! I have not seen this issue reported by other E7240 users so I would like look into this for you. Could you clarify a few things:
Are all 200xE7240 systems are having exactly the same issue on dock or if the problem changes system to system?
Are all systems using the same model AC adapters / Batteries?
When USB fails, are both system and dock USB ports not functioning?
Have you been able to note the exact error message seen on the system pre OS?
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A:docking station cd will not work......


I'm pretty sure this will give you what you need.
Driver File Matrix
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Problem Undocking From Docking Station
You cannot eject your computer because the service 'VgaSave', which controls one of the devices in the docking station, does not support Plug and Play and cannot be stopped. Contact the manufacturer of the driver for an update.
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A:Docking station for Yoga 13

no replies...So does that mean there isn't one?that is a bit of a downer.Also, with regards to the max. resolution, surely that is a much more important feature to document on a laptop's specifications page, unlike rubbish like "onekey recovery", or the fact that it comes preloaded with a lot of bloatware like Accuweather.I assume that the lack of a display port will limit the direct connection to HDMI's maximum resolution of 1920x1200.Thus, the question about docking stations (or other USB 3 gadgets) that can support a larger resolution.
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A:Docking station issues

I don't know if you ever got an answer, but three years later the same problem,I have two monitors attached to the docking station, I disconnect the laptop.  Come bck and attach the laptop and it does not detect the monitors.  Using Windows 10.
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A:Docking station CD-ROM drive

I do know that when I talked to someone they said it was just the driver is not the version that the CD-ROM normaly works on meaning I might have to put the driver that comes with XP. The driver on Vista might be newer than the XP one so it doesn't work right since normaly my notebook came with XP.
But my questions is where can I get the XP driver?
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A:USB issue with docking station

Sounds like the dock drivers you are using cannot be W7 compatible, that simple.

You'll need to check compatability and availability of driver updates with the maker.
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The laptop which I have (Inspiron 1525) was purchased from

I hope someone can help.

Thanks in advance.


A:Lost Docking Station???

I'm running Vista 64 bit but if 32 is the same, if you right click your desktop, then do Customize, there should be one for "change desktop icons" where you can select stuff like Documents to be on the desktop or not. See if your dock is in there.
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A:T61 docking station worth it?

I'll throw in my  two cents on this one.  I have both the 2505 and 2504 docks.  I much prefer the 2504's because they have a DVI video and a separate audio output that the 2505 doesn't,  besides they both sell for about the same used.  The DVI output allows a digital video signal that hooks up directly to a monitor with same or I use a DVI to HDMI cable to hook up to a HDMI port.  I have speakers already hooked up to the audio and the mouse and keyboard hooked to the USB ports on the dock, and a dedicated, to the dock, power adapter.  This allows me to plug in the laptop, power up and everthing boots up without even having to raise the laptop lid by setting up the video to go to the monitor screen.   I have them set up in multiple locations so can move my laptop easily to areas where I want to use it for:  music, internet, videos, etc.  These docks are readily available and inexpensive. As far as heat both docks are designed to raise the laptop off the surface and have venting to allow air to go underneath the fan area as well as air vents in the upper corner where the fan is located.  I am not sure how effective this is but it does seem to be a well thought out design so I am sure it does some good but probably not enough to prevent the well documented NVIDIA issue.  I have both laps with the Intel gpu and NVIDIA and none have failed so far. I am running Windows 7 on all my laps and my setups work great for me by having the docks and all peripherals in multiple locations that I use so that I just need to plug in the lap,  it is the same to me as having a desktop that is very portable and, for me, at today's prices it is well worth the cost.
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A:Thinkpad A31 Docking Station

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I have updated the Driver. Rebooted. Tried different USB ports. Same error message.

Before I take it back to Maplin does anyone perhaps have a solution.....



Product Info Link :

A:Winstars Docking Station

the requirements description says
Windows 98/98SE/ME/2000/XP/ VISTA and MAC OS 9.X, or higher

what does the Maplin site say ?
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A:docking station connector

Hi, The Envy m7 notebook does not have docking port therefore you have to use USB docking port. There are many USB docking ports around such as: (HP store says there are 11 products but the site is down, you can wat to get a full list Regards.
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A:Docking Station Compatibility

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A:docking station hp 6450b

Dear Customer, Below is the details:Product Number : VB041AA     Description : HP 90W DOCKING STATIONSpare Part-688169-001   You can order the part from HP parts store using the link below. Or purchase the part from any computer store. Link: or   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee
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A:where do I purchase a new docking station

Hi, I don't know where you are therefore all I can do : please look at the following manual, page 19:       (a) Select the right one,(b) Contact HP store(s) in your country to order one or use part number to order elsewhere. Regards.
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