Hi everyone! Today I want to share with you another great product that I just got in from Orico. It’s the 6619 Series USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive Dock! It can be purchased from Amazon or Newegg for around $20. Orico is a great company, that I personally like a lot. They provide a competitive product that works like it should, at a low price, and have great customer service. I am going to tell you about this product, my experiences with it, and give you a chance to win one for free! So let’s get started!
This device is used to dock an internal hard drive, so that it can be accessed from any computer like an external hard drive. If you have a computer that crashed, then you can use this to save your photos, videos, files, etc. If you pay a computer repair shop to retrieve your old data from a crashed computer, this is similar to what they use. And they charge you way too much for doing it! So next time, consider saving yourself a ton of money and purchase this unit.
This is also great to use in non-emergency situations, like for extra storage space. Instead of buying a small capacity USB drive or expensive external hard drive, you can use your old computer’s hard drive or buy a cheap one. The advantages to this are saving money and faster data transfer speed. You can even back up everything on your current computer and store it on another drive, just in case. If you want to dock 2 hard drives at the same time, then consider purchasing the other model they make, because it has 2 docks. So make use of that old hard drive today!
I received this item quickly, and it was well protected in the packaging. It has a nice durable feel to it, and a weighted base. That is nice because it keeps it from tipping over from the weight of the hard drive. It will dock either a 2.5 or 3.5 inch hard drive. The 3.5 inch hard drives are common in desktop computers and the 2.5 inch ones are common in laptops. There is an LED light that lights up when the unit is powered on. It comes with all the cords you need, and a manual. There is no download or anything needed, you just unbox it, plug up to your computer, and it is ready to go!
Getting to your internal hard drive should be very easy. My PC required the removal of 6 screws total, and my laptop only 5. It only took me about 3 minutes in total each time. Look at your computer’s manual to find the location if you are unsure. You can easily find manuals in PDF form online by searching for your computer’s model number as well. And YouTube is a great resource to find a visual reference.
There are a few things worth mentioning at the end here that go for any brand. I recommend using a computer that has Windows 7 at minimum. Windows XP can give you trouble “seeing” the device. If you are a Linux user, and trying to access Linux files from a Windows computer, then you may have a bit of trouble at first. If you manually created your partitions at Linux install time, then you may have to use the command line to carry out functions. If you do not have USB3.0 then you can still use the product, but you will not have as fast as transfer as if you did. Whoever you are and whatever you do though, avoid unplugging this device or turning it off when you are transferring data or you may lose it all! If you would like to purchase one now, then you can click HERE to go to Amazon, or click HERE to go to Newegg. Thank you so much for reading and make sure you enter the giveaway through the link below for your chance to win one for free!
I received this product from Orico in exchange for my honest opinion. This is how I really feel about it!