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USB 3.0 / eSATA 8-Bay Hot-Swap 2.5/3.5” SATA III Hard Drive Enclosure with UASP – 8-Bay SATA 6 Gbps Enclosure for HDD / SSD

Connect eight hot-swappable 2.5/3.5" SATA III hard drives to your computer externally through USB 3.0 with UASP or eSATA

Product ID: S358BU33ERM

  • Supports SATA III (6 Gbps) and UASP for optimal performance
  • Supports both 2.5" and 3.5" form factor hard drives (HDD) and solid state drives (SSD)
  • eSATA or USB host connection
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  • Eight individual drive bays with solid aluminum drive trays
  • Access multiple drives simultaneously - the host device must support port multiplier
  • Built-in cooling fan
  • Compatible with USB 3.0 / 2.0 / 1.1 (5 Gbps / 480 Mbps / 1.5 Mbps)
  • Compatible with SATA revision I/II/III (1.5/3.0/6.0 Gbps) drives
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Overview

The S358BU33ERM 8-bay removable hard drive enclosure lets you access eight individual 2.5" or 3.5" hard drives simultaneously using a single eSATA or USB port.

For fast performance and efficient data transfers when connected through eSATA, the HDD enclosure supports full SATA III transfer speeds -- up to 6 Gbps. For universal compatibility, the enclosure can be connected through USB 3.0 with transfer speeds up 5 Gbps plus support for UASP, which supports performance up to 70% faster than conventional USB 3.0 when paired with a UASP-enabled host controller to utilize the full potential of your SATA III hard drives. See our UASP testing results below for further details.

The HDD enclosure supports the fastest drive technologies including SATA III (6 Gbps), hybrid drives and solid state drives (SSD), helping save you time through optimized performance from your external storage devices.

To help protect your drives the HDD/SSD enclosure has a built-in fan that keeps your drives running at optimal temperatures. Plus, the metal drive trays ensure maximum heat dissipation. To ensure compatibility with your computer system, the drive enclosure is OS independent. 

Please note that in order to access multiple drives, the enclosure requires that your host device supports port multiplier. For desktop computers without port multiplier capability, StarTech.com offers the 2 Port PCI Express eSATA Controller Card (PEXESATA2).

Improved Performance with UASP

UASP is supported in Windows 8, Mac OSX (10.8 or above), and Linux. In testing, UASP performs with a 70% faster read speed and 40% faster write speed over traditional USB 3.0 at peak performance.

UASP Speed Diagram

At the same peak in testing UASP also shows an 80% reduction in required processor resources.

UASP Speed Diagram

Testing results were obtained using an Intel® Ivy Bridge system, a UASP-enabled StarTech.com Enclosure, and a SATA III solid state drive.

The S358BU33ERM is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Versatile connectivity options, through either USB or eSATA
  • Maximize performance, with SATA III file transfer speeds up to 6Gbps using eSATA
  • Save time, with file transfers up to 70% faster than traditional USB 3.0 when used with a UASP-supported host

Applications

Add an 8-bay hot-swap enclosure to a server or workstation computer, for a removable backup solution

Expand the storage capabilities of a small form factor/embedded system or laptop, with external drives

Adding external storage capacity for video editing or photo editing stations, making it easier to work with very large file sizes

Creating additional backup/archive storage

Turn unused SATA hard drives into additional external data storage

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type USB 3.0 & eSATA
Chipset ID JMicron - JMB575M
JMicron - JMS567
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Drive Installation Removable
Drive Size 2.5in & 3.5in
Fan Bearing Type Sleeve Bearing
Fan(s) Yes
Fans 1 - 120 mm
Interface USB 3.0 & eSATA
Number of 2.5 inch bays 8
Number of Drives 8
Number of internal 3.5 inch bays 8
Performance
Air Flow Rate 35CFM
General Specifications Supports 2.5in Solid State Drives (SSD) and Hard Drives (HDD) using a 2.5in to 3.5in drive adapter such as 25SAT35HDD and 25SATSAS35
Hot Swap Capability Yes
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with up to 6TB 7200 RPM hard drives
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 6 Gbps
MTBF 30,000 Hours
Noise Level 20.4 dBA
Port Multiplier Yes
RAID No
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
eSATA (6 Gbps)
UASP Support Yes
Connector(s)
Drive Connectors 8 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin) Receptacle
Host Connectors 1 - USB Type-B (9 pin) USB 3.0 Female
1 - eSATA (7 pin, Data) Female
Software
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Special Notes / Requirements
System and Cable Requirements Computer system with available USB port or eSATA port. The enclosure requires that the host device supports port multiplier to access multiple drives simultaneously.
Indicators
LED Indicators 8 - Drive Activity / Interface LED
1 - Power LED
1 - HDD Ready LED
1 - USB / eSATA LED
Power
Input Current 6 A
Input Voltage 100 ~ 240 AC
Power Consumption (In Watts) 120
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Environmental
Humidity 10% ~ 90% non-condensing
Operating Temperature 5°C to 55°C (41°F to 131°F)
Storage Temperature -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Product Height 13.4 in [340 mm]
Product Length 13.8 in [350 mm]
Product Weight 303.9 oz [8610 g]
Product Width 5.9 in [150 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 19 lb [8.6 kg]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB 3.0 / eSATA SSD/HDD Enclosure
8 - 2.5/3.5” drive trays (preinstalled)
1 - SATA to eSATA full profile bracket
1 - eSATA cable
1 - USB 3.0 cable
1 - 2.5/3.5” drive installation screw kit
3 - Power cables (NA/UK/EU)
1 - Instruction manual
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

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