I just bought the USB-C SATA Hard Drive Dock to upgrade from my previous USB 3.0 SATA III. I run 4 SATA drives between 2-4tb to backup NAS and tower drives.
I was about to donate the old SATA III, when I discovered the SATA V isn’t reading any of the old drives or mounting them into disk manager. It won’t even mount them to reformat or otherwise see them. I was able to mount an older 1tb drive. First in the III, and it worked fine. It was then the first and only drive to appear in the V, but then after sitting for a few minutes disappeared. I shut down the V and mounted the 1tb into the III and it worked fine.
Could it be a defective docking station? I only upgraded to take advantage of the faster speeds and flashy new usb 3.1 ports on my tower So far I have not been able to get any other drives to show in the V. I’ve tried a bunch of old SATA drives as well. Unfortunately I don’t have any new unused drives to test.