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Zalman Dual HDD Dock USB 3.0

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There are plenty of docking stations out there. You can find them for one drive or for two, with card readers or USB ports. The Zalman MH200 U3 goes another direction: RAID. We push the unit to its limit to see if such a feature in a dual hard drive dock makes sense or makes us wonder why.

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Did you test copying from from one disc to the other in the dock (in dual mode)? Can we expect the same 130 MB/s odd performance?
Also can you test a SSD to determine if the 200 MB/s & 160 MB/s are the limit of the dock or something in the raid.
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My cousin has one and we had a go with the RAID 0 option in it on a USB 3.0 port. We found that it runs just as good as if the drives were on SATA 3gbps in RAID 0.
 
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Does this support eSATA?
 

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No, it's USB 3.0 only. See your related thread. :)
 
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Thank you! Very nice review!
I consider to buy me this docking station. But how does the RAID1 feature works with the Zalman dock? Can I use it as a HDD copy station?

What I want to do is the following:
- create backup images periodically on one HDD (master)
- sometimes I will backup this HDD to a second one (slave)
- the second HDD will be kept in a safe place and only updated sporadically

Can I use the Zalman docking station for this purpose? Or do I have to use always 2 HDDs when I will use RAID1?

Thank you very much!
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