Question connect simultaneously two external hd to a laptop

May 4, 2020
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Hello. I would like to connect simultaneously two external HD 2,5 (3.0) to a laptop that has only one USB port, in order to transfer files from the first to the second. I am not a computer expert at all, so today I tried to connect both HD to a hub (without power supply) an one of the two started making a weird sound. Thank you for your help.
 

Nemesia

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The solution is quite easy. You plug the HDD you want the files being copied from. You copy the files on the laptop drive. You plug the HDD that you want the files to be copied TO and you move the files from your laptop drive to that plugged HDD.

You do not need to have both plugged at the same time. Use the laptop drive space to be the middle man.
 
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Thank you Nemesia. I thought about doing so, but the idea was to make a copy of the whole first HD (1Tb) to the second one. Considering the huge amount to transfer and the few space free on my laptop (about 30 Gb) I think I have to do in another way to save time. If I buy a hub with power supply is it possible to connect both at the same time? Or if you have any other suggestions, thank you in advance.
 

USAFRet

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Hello. I would like to connect simultaneously two external HD 2,5 (3.0) to a laptop that has only one USB port, in order to transfer files from the first to the second. I am not a computer expert at all, so today I tried to connect both HD to a hub (without power supply) an one of the two started making a weird sound. Thank you for your help.
This dock is exactly what you are looking for.
https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-External-Duplicator-Function-EC-HD2B/dp/B0759567JT
 
May 4, 2020
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Oh thank you USAFRet! Never seen it before. Eheh. Is it possible to insert my Western Digital 2.5 HDD with the case? I'd like not to open them. Thank you again.
 

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