2-Bay SATA to USB3.0
Hard Drive Dock
with Hardware Duplication
Model no.: U3-2HDDock-SATA
User Manual
Copyright 2014, All Rights Reserved.
Notices and Information
Notices and Information
Please be aware of the following points before using your Kanguru Dock
Copyright© 2014, Kanguru Solutions. All rights reserved.
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Kanguru Solutions will not be held responsible for any illegal use of this product nor any losses incurred
while using this product. The user himself is responsible for the copyright laws, and is fully responsible
for any illegal actions taken.
Customer Service
To obtain service or technical support for your system, please contact Kanguru Solutions Technical Support
Department at 508-376-4245, or visit www.Kanguru.com for web support.
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FCC Compliance Statements
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference
to equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
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eorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the Distance between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
1. INTRODUCTION...................................................................................................... 4
1.1 Package Contents............................................................................................ 4
1.2 Minimum System Requirements.................................................................... 5
1.3 Specifications................................................................................................... 5
1.4 Parts and Functions......................................................................................... 6
1.5 Hardware Setup............................................................................................... 6
2. GENERAL OPERATION.......................................................................................... 7
2.1 Disk Dock Operation....................................................................................... 7
2.2 Hard Drive Duplication.................................................................................. 9
3. ONE TOUCH BACKUP SOFTWARE (WINDOWS ONLY)................................. 10
3.1 Backup.............................................................................................................. 11
3.2 Restore.............................................................................................................. 12
4. FAQ.............................................................................................................................. 13
5. TROUBLESHOOTING............................................................................................. 14
6. WARRANTY INFORMATION................................................................................. 15
7. TECHNICAL SUPPORT........................................................................................... 15
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Introduction / Package Contents
1. INTRODUCTION
You hold in your hands a chic and simple dock for your 2.5” or 3.5” SATA drives. It is brilliant in its
simplicity. The Kanguru 2-Bay Hard Drive Clone Dock features a convenient, hardware-based hard
drive cloning function that enables you to duplicate any SATA hard drive. It also features one-touch
backup that allows you to conveniently back-up your important files and documents with the press
of a button.
This 2-Bay Hard Drive Clone Dock is the easiest and most cost-effective way to access up to two
2.5” or 3.5” SATA hard drives. Simply insert the drives and you are ready to transfer, copy, or backup
files. It gives you the flexibility of connecting two SATA I / II hard drive to your computer via USB3.0
connection without opening up your computer case. The Kanguru 2-Bay Hard Drive Clone Dock is
the perfect solution to access your hard drives.
Features
√√ Supports 2.5” and/or 3.5” SATA I/II HDD and SSD
√√ SuperSpeed USB3.0 up to 5Gbps (backwards compatible with USB2.0)
√√ Supports hardware one touch clone without computer
√√ Supports one touch backup (Windows only)
√√ Easy installation, plug & play and hot-swappable
√√ LED indicator
√√ One-year Standard Warranty
1.1 Package Contents
If any of the following items are missing, please call Kanguru Solutions’ Tech Support department at:
(508) 376-4245, extension 2 and replacement parts will be shipped to you ASAP.
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1 x 2-bay Hard Drive Clone Dock
1 x Power adapter
1 x USB3.0 cable
1 x User Guide
1 x One touch backup software CD (Windows only)
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Minimum System Requirements / Specifications
1.2 Minimum System Requirements
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Intel Pentium II 350 MHz Compatible or Mac G3 Processor & better
Microsoft Windows XP SP2*/ Vista / 7 / 8
Mac OSX 10.3 or better
USB port (For USB 3.0 speed, the system must come with USB3.0 specifications)
* In line with Microsoft’s End-of-Support announcement for Windows XP, Kanguru Solutions is
ending support for its line of products running on the Windows XP platform. While our products have
been quality tested internally on Windows XP, we cannot guarantee normal product operation on an
unsupported OS.
1.3 Specifications
Model
U3-2HDDock-SATA
Connection Interface
2x SATA II 3Gbps
1x USB3.0 5Gbps
Transfer rate
Up to 5Gbps
Input
One-touch backup button
One-touch clone button
Dimensions
4.75” x 6” x 2.75”
Weight
1 lbs.
Power
DC 12V
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Parts and Functions / Hardware Setup
1.4 Parts and Functions
Disk 2 / Target Drive Bay
Disk Eject Buttons
Disk 1 / Source Drive Bay
Clone button
LED indicator
Backup button
Disk 2 activity indicator
Power indicator
Disk 1 activity indicator
1.5 Hardware Setup
1. Place the Kanguru Dock on a flat surface where there is proper ventilation. Avoid using the
Kanguru Dock in environments with high temperatures or extreme humidity.
2. Use the provided power adapter to connect your Kanguru Dock to a power outlet.
3. You are now ready to begin using your Kanguru Dock.
Things to remember
• Make sure that sufficient power is supplied to the Kanguru Dock. Incorrect power may cause
faulty operation.
• The Kanguru Dock supplies power to connected drives. There is no need to connect an external
power source to the drives. The unit can supply up to 1.5A at 12V and up to 1A at 5V to each
drive.
• It is OK to connect and disconnect drives while the Kanguru Dock is powered on. However, do
NOT connect or disconnect drives while any operation is running or if there are applications
accessing the drives.
• Connect all Master and Target hard drives before you execute an operation.
• We strongly advise that you make a data backup before attempting the cloning process in case
of a power failure during the cloning process. The manufacturer can’t accept the responsibility
for the loss of data or the misuse of the device.
• You must have permission from the copyright owner if you are duplicating copy written material
to avoid violating the law.
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General Operation / Disk Dock Operation
2. GENERAL OPERATION
The Kanguru 2-Bay Hard Drive Clone Dock can function in one of two ways:
• As a 2-bay disk dock
• As a standalone 1 to 1 hard drive duplicator
Both modes of operation are described in the following sections.
2.1 Disk Dock Operation
The Kanguru 2-Bay Hard Drive Clone Dock primarily functions as a 2-bay drive dock that allows you
to easily connect up to 2 hard drives to your computer through a single USB connection.
1. Before you power on the unit, insert your SATA hard drive(s) into the Disk 1 and/or Disk 2 bay.
Be sure that the hard drives’ SATA connectors align with the SATA connectors within each bay.
2. Use the provided USB cable to connect the dock with a USB port on your computer. We
recommend connecting through a USB3.0 port on your computer to achieve USB3.0 transfer
rates. You can connect the Kanguru Dock through a USB2.0 port, however your transfer rates
will be limited to USB2.0 speeds.
3. Flip the power switch located on the back of the unit to the On position. The LED indicators will
light up and the hard drives will be powered up.
4. Your computer will automatically detect the newly connected device and drives. It may need a
minute or two to install the necessary drivers. The Kanguru Dock uses drivers that are already
built into your operating system. Additional drivers are not necessary to use this product.
5. Once the computer has recognized the hard drives, they will show up under My Computer if you
are using a Windows operating system or on your desktop if you are using a Mac OSX operating
system.
Note: If you are using new/unformatted hard drives, you will need to first format and partition the
drives before your operating system will recognize them. Please refer to the documentation included
with your hard drive and/or operating system for more information about correctly formatting a hard
drive.
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Disk Dock Operation
Disconnecting from your computer
Windows Vista,
Windows 7
Windows 8
To properly disconnect the drive from your computer, click on the
Safely Remove Hardware icon located in the taskbar. This will allow
you to select any removable devices that you have connected to your
computer. Select the drive that you want to remove and Windows will
alert you when it is safe to remove the device.
Mac OSX
To safely remove the drive from the system, drag the external storage
icon from your desktop to the trash bin. This will safely remove the
drive from your system. Once the hard drive has been removed you
can safely disconnect your hard drive. Your system may freeze up or
give you an error message if you remove the device without properly
stopping it first.
Press down on the disk eject button to release the hard drive from the dock. You can now remove the
hard drive from the Kanguru Dock.
WARNING! Do not remove the hard drives from the dock, or disconnect the dock from the USB port
of your computer while copying files to or from the device or while files or applications stored on the
hard drive are in use. DOING SO MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF DATA.
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Hard Drive Duplication
2.2 Hard Drive Duplication
The Kanguru 2-Bay Hard Drive Clone Dock can also operate as a standalone 1-1 hard drive duplicator.
This feature will allow you to copy the contents of a Source hard drive to a Target hard drive of equal
or greater capacity.
Important! Before Duplication:
• Disconnect the USB cable. Attempting to duplicate drives while the USB cable is connected
may result in corrupted data.
• Make sure that the correct drive is inserted into each bay. The Source hard drive goes into the
“Disk 1” bay. The Target hard drive goes into the “Disk 2” bay.
• Make sure that the capacity of the Target hard drive is equal or larger in total capacity than the
Source hard drive.
To duplicate your hard drive:
1. Insert the Source drive into the “Disk 1” bay.
2. Insert the Target drive into the “Disk 2” bay.
3. Flip the power switch located on the back of the unit to the On position. The LED indicators will
light up and the hard drives will be powered up.
4. Press and hold the “Clone” button located on the front of the unit for 3 seconds. The percentage
LED indicators located next to the “Clone” button will begin blinking.
5. As the duplication process progresses, the LED indicators will stop blinking indicating the
percentage completed. For example, if the 25% and 50% LED indicators are solid red while
75% and 100% continue blinking, then the duplication process is approximately 50% - 75%
completed.
6. When the duplication process has completed, all 4 percentage LED indicators will stop blinking
and stay solid red. Flip the power switch located on the back of the unit to the Off position.
7. It is now safe to remove the had drives from the dock. Press down on the disk eject button to
release the hard drive from the dock.
WARNING! Do not remove the hard drives from the dock while duplication is in process. DOING
SO MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF DATA.
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One Touch Backup
3. ONE TOUCH BACKUP SOFTWARE (WINDOWS ONLY)
The Kanguru 2-Bay Hard Drive Clone Dock comes with Windows software that allows you to
conveniently backup files on your computer to a disk inserted into the Kanguru Dock with the touch
of a button.
To install the Kanguru One Touch Backup software:
1. Insert the CD that came included with your unit into your computer.
2. Open My Computer and double click on the CD drive.
3. Double click on Kanguru OTB Setup.exe and then follow the on screen instructions to complete
installation of the on touch backup software. You may be required to reboot your computer to
complete the installation.
Operation
1. Insert your backup hard drive into one of the bays.
2. Use the provided USB cable to connect the dock with a USB port on your computer. We
recommend connecting through a USB3.0 port on your computer to acheive USB3.0 transfer
rates. You can connect the Kanguru Dock through a USB2.0 port, however your transfer rates
will be limited to USB2.0 speeds.
3. Flip the power switch located on the back of the unit to the On position
4. Check the Windows Taskbar area for a Kanguru icon
. If the icon does not appear in your
Windows Taskbar, click on Start -> Programs -> Kanguru Solutions -> Kanguru OTB
5. Press the “Backup” button located on the front of the unit. The Kanguru Backup application
launches.
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Backup
3.1 Backup
To create your backup job:
1. Click on the “Create backup files” icon or click on the “Backup” tab from the Welcome screen
to create and configure your backup job.
2. Under the “Source Directories” window,
select the directories that contain the data
that you want to backup. Selected directories
will be designated with a check mark.
3. In the “Destination Drive” field, enter the
location of the destination drive where
you will save your backed up files. The
destination drive should be the drive inserted
in the Kanguru Dock.
4. Click on the Backup button to begin the
backup process.
5. After the backup process has completed you
can click on the Exit button.
After you have setup your backup job, you can simply press the “Backup” button located on the front
of your Kanguru Dock any time you want to execute the backup job.
Note: For onte touch backup to work, your computer and the dock must both be powered on and
connected through a USB cable. Also, the Kanguru OTB icon must appear in the Windows Taskbar.
If the Kanguru OTB icon does not appear in your Windows Taskbar, click on Start -> Programs ->
Kanguru Solutions -> Kanguru OTB
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Restore
3.2 Restore
If you selected “Zip files to backup” during the backup setup process then you can use the zip file to
restore your backed up files and folders. To restore your backed up files and folders:
1. Click on the “Restore backup files” icon or click on the “Restore” tab from the Welcome screen
to restore your backed up files.
2. In the “Select the backuped files’ location” field,
enter the location of the drive that contains your
backed up information. The zipped files are
backed up in the “Kanguru Backup” folder by
default.
3. In the “Select a backuped file” window, select
your backup file. The default naming convention
for zipped backup files is year, month, day, hour,
minute, second that it was created. So in the
example here, the backup file was created on
December 19, 2011 at 2:37:04 in the PM.
4. Under “Restore Directories” select Original
Directories if you want to restore the files to their
original location, or New Directores to restore
the files to new folder.
5. Click on the “Restore” button to restore your
backup files.
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FAQ
4. FAQ
Q: Do Target hard drives have to be the same capacity as the Source? Same Brand?
A: The Target hard drive should be the same capacity or larger than the Source hard drive. The hard
drive brand is not important.
Q: Can I clone a smaller capacity Source drive to larger capacity Target drives?
A: Yes, however the resulting partition will be the same size as the Source drive. You will need to
extend the partition using a third party tool in order to have it take up any unallocated space.
Q: Can drives with different RPM speeds be cloned together?
A: Yes, the unit will adjust to hard drives with different RPMs.
Q: How does the duplicator handle multiple partitions on the Source drive?
A: The machine will auto-detect how many partitions in the source hard drive and then copy it, but
you are unable to select a specific partition to copy.
Q: How does the duplicator handle multiple partitions of varying formats on the Source drive?
A: The machine will analyze the File System of the Source drive before it begins cloning.
Q: Can the duplicator clone operating systems such as UNIX and OS/2?
A: Yes, the Kanguru Dock has the ability to copy any operating system.
Q: Can the duplicator defragment a partition?
A: No, this must be done directly by the operating system of your PC.
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Troubleshooting
5. TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
The Kanguru Dock will
not power on.
The Kanguru Dock
cannot make copies of a
Source hard drive.
Transferring data to hard
drives in the Kanguru
Dock is slow
Possible Cause
Solution
The power cable is damaged or
not connected securely.
Make sure that the power cable is
not damaged and is not loose.
The voltage of the outlet the
Kanguru Dock is plugged into
does not match the Kanguru
Dock.
Make sure that the voltage of the
outlet matches the voltage of the
Kanguru Dock.
The hard drive is not
connected or was not detected
by the Kanguru Dock.
Make sure that your hard drive has
been inserted into the bay correctly.
The USB cable is connected.
Make sure that the USB cable is
not connected during duplication
The hard drive jumpers are not
set in the correct position.
Make sure that all the hard drive
jumpers are set to the Master or
Cable Select position.
The hard drive may be faulty.
Make sure that your hard drives are
healthy and do not have errors.
You are not connected to a
USB3.0 port
To get the fastest transfer rates,
make sure your Kanguru Dock is
connected to a USB3.0 port.
Your hard drive has errors
Make sure that the hard drive you
have connected to the Kanguru
Dock is healthy and does not have
any errors.
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Warranty Information / Technical Support
6. WARRANTY INFORMATION
This product carries a 1 year* limited warranty on the power adapter, and all internal components. The
warranty does not cover any cables. Kanguru Solutions is not responsible for any damages incurred
in the shipping process. Any claims for loss or damage must be made to carrier directly. Claims for
shipping errors should be reported to Kanguru Solutions within three (3) working days of receipt
of merchandise. Please refer to the RMA Procedure section of this manual if your duplicator needs
servicing.
7. TECHNICAL SUPPORT
If you experience any problems using your Kanguru product or have any technical questions regarding
any of our products, please call our tech support department. Our tech support is free and available
Monday thru Friday, 9am to 5pm EST.
Call 1-508-376-4245
Or visit our website at www.Kanguru.com
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