Lindy USB 3.0 Docking & Cloning Station review

Turn old internal hard drives into external ones

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  • Quick and easy cloning
  • Simple docking
  • Good price
  • USB 3.0
  • PC-free cloning


  • Need to remove hard drive from PC to clone

Lindy's USB 3.0 Docking & Cloning Station is incredibly useful, enabling you to easily turn old internal hard drives into external hard drives. So if you have a hard drive lying in an old PC that doesn't turn on any more, you can quickly take it out and plug it straight into the Lindy USB 3.0 Docking & Cloning Station.

Connecting the device to your PC via USB 3.0 enables you to access the drive and move files to and from it extremely quickly.

Its excellent design makes it easy to insert hard drives – no tools are needed and the whole process is pretty similar to inserting bread into a toaster. After slotting in the hard drive it appeared in Windows 7 pretty much straight away.

While the docking functionality alone is enough of a reason to consider purchasing the Lindy USB 3.0 Docking & Cloning Station, it is the cloning functionality that really impresses.

It makes backing up hard drives simple and quick. Rather than the rather long-winded process of backing up entire hard drives via software such as Norton Ghost, you simply insert the original hard drive into the Station's Source slot, an empty hard drive in Target and then press the Duplicate button. The Lindy USB 3.0 Docking & Cloning Station clones the drive without you even needing to turn on your PC.


For convenience and speed we can't recommend the Lindy USB 3.0 Docking & Cloning Station highly enough.

Tech Specs

Product TypeHard Drive Duplicator
Brand NameLINDY
ManufacturerLINDY International Limited
Product Model42797
Product Name42797 Hard Drive Duplicator Dock
Manufacturer Part Number42797
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

This handy cloning station is ideal for system builders/integrators, computer technicians and IT departments. As well as acting as an external hard drive for 2.5" and 3.5" SATA hard disks it is also a convenient cloning station. It easily makes bit by bit clones (including Operating System and Partitions) of source HDDs onto target HDDs making it perfect for upgrading to larger capacity HDDs! The docking functionality allows bare HDDs, up to 2TB in capacity, to be connected to a computer via eSATA (3Gbps) or USB 2.0 (480Mbps). Data recovery and backups are done without the hassle of installation. The dual bay design allows two hard drives to be connected simultaneously, so that data can be copied between multiple drives of different types as 2.5" and 3.5" SATA drives are supported natively.

Package Contents
  • 42797 Hard Drive Duplicator Dock
  • Power Supply
  • Connection Cables