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5.0 out of 5 stars Works under Linux, 7 Feb 2013
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This review is from: StarTech SuperSpeed USB 3.0 eSATA Hard Drive Docking Station with Cooling Fan (Accessory)
I bought this device to read SATA hard drives externally using Linux Mint 14 64 Bit Cinnamon. Using either the USB 3 connection or eSATA port it mounts the drive seamlessly showing up immediately in the Nemo file manager or using the mount folder in the terminal. While investigating purchasing this unit I also considered a similar device from Icy Dock called the MB981U3S-1S 2.5/3.5 however, I chose the Startech as it is the same price with the bonus of a cooling fan. In addition Icy Dock could not be bothered to list on their website if the device runs under Linux or reply to my email requests so that was another reason to choose the Startech product.
Initially I thought the fan was a gimmick however it has been useful in keeping the hard drive cool under heavy load.
In summery this is a great external hard drive reader with full Linux support under a modern disrto.

uname -r output:
3.5.0-17-generic
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