The Beelink Expand F is another multiport docking station that this time, in addition to M.2 SATA3 SSD, will accommodate 2.5-inch HDD storage. The device can fit up to 4TB storage for your files. Interestingly, Expand F visually resembles some of Beelink’s Mini PC.
As you know, this is not the only docking station accessory in the Beelink portfolio. The brand started with Expand X for smartphones, which we had the opportunity to test. Then, in mid-July, the Expand M dock with a built-in M.2 2280 SSD slot appeared.
The upcoming Expand F from the Beelink brand, thanks to the wide number of ports and the possibility of placing an SSD and HDD disk, ensures easy expansion and access to data. As Beelink informs on the product page, the device supports read/write speeds of 440MB/s from a SATA SSD or 140MB/s read and 70MB/s write from a hard drive.
Availability and price
New Expand F USB-C docking station with built-in M.2 SATA3 2280 and 2.5-inch SATA slot now is available for pre-order. Prices vary depending on the selected variant. $149 (without storage), $199 with 512GB SSD, and $239 for device with 512GB SSD & 1TB HDD.
Beelink Expand F Docking Station Overview Features
The new docking station with built-in HDD and SSD slot visually resembles a Mini PC. However, it still has a small size, it measures 114.3 x 113.3 x 27.2mm. In addition to the storage features, the device has a large number of ports:
- 5 x USB 3.0 Type-A
- USB Type-C (fully functional)
- 2 x HDMI
- RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
- 3.5mm audio
- DC power input (19V / 4.7A power supply that outputs up to 90 watts of power)
Besides, Beelink Expand F support 4K dual display.
Beelink’s Expand F is easy to use. Plug a PC, tablet, or phone into the dock via a fully functional USB Type-C port and you get access to all connected devices and storage. The green F button allows you to switch between SSD and HDD storage and sleeping mode. When the light is glowing green, that means the storage is active. When it’s off, the storage devices are sleeping.
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