Xcellon USB Type-C Dual Drive Docking Station with Raid0 Raid1 JBOD SPAN

Everyone eventually needs external hard drive space. For most people it might just be basic storage. But if you're a Photo / Video editor you might be interested in fast performance. Or perhaps you're concerned about protecting data from an important project and you want to have a backup mirrored drive (redundancy).

Here's a sub $100 dollar Dual Hard Drive Dock that can do all of those things, while still remaining flexible depending on your needs. With built in hardware, it's incredibly easy to setup. All you need to do is insert blank drives, flick a few dip switches, and press button to initiate your Drive Setup choice.

The Xcellon allows you to dock either larger Desktop 3.5" or smaller 2.5" drives. It even works well with Sandisk Solid State Drives (SSD). And the Dock makes it easy to swap like an old video game cartridge if you happen to store data across multiple drives.

The benefit to these drive docks is you'll end up saving money by just buying bare drives with no enclosures. When your drives are not in use, you can store and protect them in dedicated Hard Drive cases (like these).

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If you're even more organized, you can create several different types of external storage and swap between them depending on your needs at the current time.

Using JBOD, the dual drive dock is your basic external hard drive. For each hard drive, you'll see a different Storage Drive on your computer.

Using Span is basic storage but takes both drives and only shows you one single external drive on your system. So that you don't have to think about which drive your footage is store in.

If you're looking for fast performance from your drives while editing videos / photos, then you might want to setup two Drives in a Raid0. This will allow your system to send data between both drives simultaneously. But keep in mind there is no redundancy here.

If you're more concerned about redundancy (mirrored data), then you'll want to choose a Raid1 setup. The data written to one drive is automatically duplicated to the other in case of a hard drive failure. A great way to ensure your important client data is safe.

Not quite as fast as Thunderbolt, but the Xcellon Dual Hard Drive Dock is setup to take advantage of increased capable speeds with the latest Type-C USB 3.1 (and backwards compatible).

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5 thoughts on “Xcellon USB Type-C Dual Drive Docking Station with Raid0 Raid1 JBOD SPAN

  1. Great find Emm! Love this idea, as I've been burning BluRays for backups. While that's awesome, it sure takes a heck of a long time for 4K footage.

  2. The docking station looks pretty nice, but beware the plastic cases in the bright colors, with the hinge and latch on the top - the hinges and the latches break after about 3 or 4 uses!
    After that disappointment, I went with a black, side-hinged case, which was more expensive, but lasted longer than my morning toast. I got them here:


    I'm not endorsing that particular seller - just to show a visual of the case - they have worked great going on a couple of years of usage. You can probably find them for less if you shop around. They have a strong side hinge, and two latches, with foam padding in critical spots inside the case.

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