The docking station is used in many cases as a way to backup your important data. Although the DuoSwap shares the benefits of a docking station, what is the benefit other than one is internal and one is an external device? The biggest difference is in the data transfer speed, making the average docking station looking very sluggish. This is due to the USB 3.0 interface can only achieve a maximum of 5Gb/s theoretical performance, however, the MB971SP-B
uses the full SATA III interface of 6Gb/s to get the job done. Imagine the time it would take to back up your data to a docking station, meanwhile, with a 1TB or larger hard drive? If you are on an older system without USB 3.0 or SATA III, the MB971SP-B
has an even bigger advantage against the USB 2.0 interface with a SATA II connection!