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Zalman ZM-MH200 U3 USB 3.0 Dual HDD Docking Station Review

Today’s storage needs are not that of what was required a few years ago, files are increasing larger in size. Whether it is movies, games, music, or pictures there is need for faster and larger drives.  Most importantly with these growing demands comes the need for better access to that data, including higher speeds of transfer and ease of swapping drives between computers to share that data.  This is where Zalman’s USB 3.0 HDD docking station comes into focus, it primary function to utilize the newest USB 3.0 technology to help users gain access to their data in one of the fastest ways possible, while still allowing the options for swapping and raid functionality should it be needed or required.

Special thanks to Zalman for providing us with the Dual HDD Docking Station for review.

Features:
·         Supports USB3.0 RAID
·         Installs up to 2 SATA HDDs
·         Supports Hot-Swap and Plug & Play
·         Transfer rate up to 5Gbps
·         Hi Quality USB3.0 cable for rapid data access and exchange
·         Blue LED HDD access indicator
·         GPM(Green Power Management)

HDD Docking Station Specifications:
·         Dimensions: 158(L) x 158(W) x 90(H) mm
·         Materials:    Plastic
·         Color:  Black/White
·         RAID Mode: Dual, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
·         HDD Interface:         2.5″ & 3.5″ S-ATA Ⅰ/Ⅱ
·         PC Interface:   USB 3.0
·         Number of Slots:      2
·         Power Supply Input: AC 100 ~ 240V / 50/60㎐ / MAX 1.2A Output: DC 12V / 3A

System Requirements:
·         CPU: Intel Pentium-4 or higher
·         RAM: 256MB or higher
·         USB 1.1 or higher
·         Windows 2000 or higher, Mac OS X 10.2 or higher

Packaging/Contents
The item comes in a square, mostly black and dark blue package with a small plastic handle for use in carrying the unit or porting it around.  The box is mirrored on the front and back, with the Zalman logo displayed in the upper right of the package and the information stating it’s a HDD docking station in larger letters. The front and back also includes some of the main features listed earlier in this review, displayed in square blur highlights, and the requirement specs written in very small lettering below it. One side of the box lists the specifications and shows some actual pictures of the highlighted features, while the other side displays the full list of features written in 8 different languages for international usage.

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Opening the retail package, shows that it contains:
·         ZM-MH200 U3 Main Unit
·         Power Adaptor
·         USB 3.0 Cable

I immediately noticed that 2 items listed in the websites manual were missing from this package:
·         User’s Manual (easily downloaded from website
·         Foot Rubber(Replacement Extra)

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