Looking for Dual-Bay Hard Drive Docking Station

As a technician in some cases I need to access a hard drive externally, so I am looking for a USB Hard Drive Docking Station. there is lot of them on the market but looking for one that has the best capabilities of reading (even troubled hard drives to the best possible), also Dual-Bay with Offline Clone [reliable]. and if available (not sure if there is) from a larger size drive to a smaller size [as long the date is less than the target drive].

Any recommendations from experience?
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAsked:
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masnrockConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I've used a Kingwin without issues, just not that exact one. The Aleratec I know does a pretty good job, I just don't remember for the case of cloning to smaller drives, but I believe their copying is based on partition size (so you can at least shrink a partition before doing the duplication).

The particular unit that you provided the link for will not let you clone to a small drive. I looked at the features on this page: http://www.kingwin.com/storage/docking-stations/pd-2537u3-p/
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
What about a USB hub?  I use these. You can plug in a couple of USB enclosures holding drives.  I find this better than a docking station overall.
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
OP wants features such as Offline Clone which a simple hub won't have
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You can use the on-board USB connector for the Clone. I have done this.
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
Offline, as in no computer attached

Like these (I cannot recommend one because I haven't used any)
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xhdd+offline+clone.TRS0&_nkw=hdd+offline+clone&_sacat=0
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Offline, as in no computer attached    A docking station as requested is always attached to a computer so I was thinking of this part
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
There are lot of them that do offline cloning as for example what Shaun posted
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
Also interested to see recommendations from Expert experience, I have none ;)
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
I currently have a Kingwin and I am happy. never tested the offline cloning, according to a response I got on amazon their newer model https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LZUM60A/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza can clone even to a smaller drive. any recommendation?
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masnrockCommented:
I've used an Aleratec drive duplicator with very few problems (I had a defective duplicator, which the manufacturer did send a replacement under warranty). I don't believe it will do is clone to a smaller drive. I forget how well it clones bad drives, as I haven't used mine as much as I used to.

https://www.aleratec.com/1-3-hdd-copy-dock-hard-disk-duplicator-part-350117.html
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
I currently have a Power dock and for use as a external drive it's great but not for offline cloning. what I am mainly looking now for is one to do a good job on offline cloning
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
Kingwin does not have that good ratings on amazon in fact seams someone tries to cook the ratings. will try Inateck WAVLINK WEme [not yet decided]

No device will do a offline copy to a smaller drive
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