using purchsed recovery disc with my new plugble docking station

Just got my new plugable usb 3.0 docking station. I have the hard drive set to lay a purchased set of recovery disc on the new hard drive but can not seem to find the correct way to do it

Hi Mike,

Most recovery discs are only designed to recover/reinstall to the primary hard drive installed in a system, and don’t generally contain any options to select a drive of your choosing.

Since recovery discs are generally automated and have minimal options - I wouldn’t expect that they will let you choose to restore to an external USB-attached drive.