Inateck Dual Bay External Hard Drives Docking Station

With those big USB backup drives that you see everywhere, you’re just buying a power supply, adapter, and case with an ordinary hard drive hidden away inside. Buy ten and you’re buying and storing ten power supplies, cases, and adapters. That’s wasteful.

A dock for bare hard drives is a far-better solution to backing up data than those bulky USB drives. Just drop a drive in and it’s ready to go in seconds.

The nice thing about this model is you can put in two drives at once and let big backup jobs run overnight and do double duty. The limitation I’ve found is you cannot unmount and remove one drive while the other is active or the whole thing crashes and dismounts.

Dock Your Drives (Amazon)