SIIG's SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to SATA 3Gb/s Hard Drive Docking with Fan is designed to manage large capacity mobile storage to work with your USB 3.0-equipped desktop or notebook computer. It features one hard drive docking bay to support 2.5" or 3.5" SATA hard disk drives or SSD drives with capacity up to 3TB. It comes with a built-in cooling fan for lowering operating temperature to extend hard disk drive life and delivers SuperSpeed USB 3.0 data transfer rates up to 5Gb/s. The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to SATA 3Gb/s Hard Drive Docking with Fan is compatible with USB 2.0, 1.1 or 1.0 ports and most SATA hard disks, supports plug-and-play driver-free installation, and is USB hot-swappable for instant connection and removal of the dock. Simply connect this SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to SATA 3Gb/s external hard drive dock to an available USB 3.0 port to utilize the latest and fastest generation of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology and experience a super convenient way to manage your storage device needs.
Note: Windows 2000, XP (32-bit), Server 2003 (32-bit) can't support more than 2TB capacity. This is an OS limitation.
If any of them worked it'd be good2/7/2011
Bought one, normal quick Buy.com delivery. Easy to use on Win 7, drivers loaded right up, slapped a bare drive in and worked well and quite fast...for about two weeks. Took almost 30 days for RMA, shipping back and forth to replace unit as it quit working, except for rapidly flashing blue LEDs. No drive read etc. SIIG did warranty replace and I received my brand new replacement today. Yep it works and lets me know to no end it works as the internal fan is furiously, and loudly, rubbing on something. THis one is going back and I'm going to see if my American Express will allow a full refund. I don't do two deaders in a row with any manufacturer. As I said, if it (or they) worked, it'd be good, but though it looks good, just plain sloppy maufacturing and zero QC.
Self destructed in no time at all. Burned itself out within the first 15-20 minutes of being plugged in. At first it was set, it was recognized by Windows 7(64), and all was well. Then, while I was doing some other things, I heard the signal of a USB device disconnect, and saw the lights were flashing rather than continuous. There was a horrid smell of burning electronics, and the dock was history (brief history anyway). At least it doesn't appear to have fried the drive that was docked. Other comments: unlike other docks I own, this one doesn't have an eject, and says you need to power down before plugging and unplugging drives. I guess next time I'll stick with Thermaltake or Startech; I have both and they've worked fine for several years.
Not exactly the item I was looking for.2/4/2010
part #SC-SA0D12-S1 was the item that I saw on SIIG's website, and on buy.com this item was listed. But it is not the USB 3.0 hard drive DOCK. Buy.com send me a external enclosure. Which works out just fine. Because its by far the best enclosure I have gotten. But still would've like to receive the hdd dock. Pair this with a SIIG USB 3.0 PCI-E card. Getting an average of 70MB/s transfer rate about 11 minutes copying 50GB of files. That about 2 to 3 x faster compare to USB 2.0. Using a slow 5900RPM Seagate LP 1.5TB Drive.