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Dual-Bay Drive Enclosure for 2.5in SATA Drives - Thunderbolt

Product ID: S252SMTB3

Add two 2.5" SATA HDDs, up to 15mm in height, to your Mac® or PC through Thunderbolt, with a well-ventilated storage solution that helps keep your drives running cool

Features
  • Supports Thunderbolt data rates of up to 10Gbps

  • Includes 1m Thunderbolt cable

  • Built-in Thunderbolt daisy chain port

More Features . . .
  • Aluminum housing w/ built-in fan

  • 2-bay SATA drive enclosure

  • Compatible with SATA revision I/II/III (1.5/3.0/6.0 Gbps)

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$326.99 USD

ID: S252SMTB3

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The S252SMTB3 2-bay Thunderbolt enclosure enables you to connect two 2.5" SATA I/II/III hard drives (HDD) or solid state drives (SSD) to your Mac® or PC using an available Thunderbolt port.

Faster Transfer Speeds

Transfer data to and from your external drives faster than ever before, through a Thunderbolt connection. With data transfer speeds up to 10 Gbps, Thunderbolt performs 100% faster than USB 3.0 (5 Gbps), and 60% faster than eSATA (6Gbps). The unprecedented performance Thunderbolt offers makes this enclosure an ideal solution for high-resolution video editing and photography applications.

Connect Right out of the Box

To save you time and money, the S252SMTB3 includes a high-quality 1m Thunderbolt cable, ensuring you have everything you need for a hassle-free installation.

Excellent Drive Protection

To help ensure optimal operating temperatures for your hard drives and solid state drives, the Thunderbolt enclosure features a built-in fan and a durable, solid aluminum housing that maximizes heat dissipation.

Daisy Chain for Added Flexibility and Scalability

Get the most out of your Thunderbolt devices by leveraging the Thunderbolt daisy chain port. You can connect up to 6 additional devices such as monitors, docking stations, or additional external drives. This is an excellent docking storage solution for Ultrabooks or smaller more portable laptops that have fewer I/O ports.

The S25SMTB3 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage
  • Seamless performance from external drives, through a 10Gbps Thunderbolt host connection
  • Excellent drive protection and heat dissipation with durable aluminum housing and built-in fan
  • Connect right out of the box, with high quality 1m Thunderbolt cable included
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Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

Applications
  • Add high-speed external storage, for graphics-intensive applications such as high-resolution video or photo editing
  • Quickly transfer large data files from your computer to an external hard drive for secure backups
  • Build a software RAID array, to achieve greater individual drive capacity, or secure data redundancy
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Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type Thunderbolt
Chipset ID Intel - DSL3510L
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Drive Installation Fixed
Drive Size 2.5in
Fan Bearing Type Ball Bearing
Fan(s) Yes
Fans 1 - 50 mm
Interface Thunderbolt
Number of 2.5 inch bays 2
Number of Drives 2
Supported Drive Height(s) 15mm
Performance
Hot Swap Capability No
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with up to 2TB 5400 RPM hard drives
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 10 Gbps
RAID No
Temperature Alarm No
Type and Rate Thunderbolt - 10 Gbit/s
SATA III (6 Gbps)
UASP Support No
Connector(s)
Drive Connectors 2 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin) Female
Host Connectors 2 - Thunderbolt™ (20-pin) Female
Software
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Status (Power)
1 - Drive 1 Activity
1 - Drive 2 Activity
Power
Input Voltage 100 ~ 240 AC
Output Voltage 12 DC
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Environmental
Humidity 5% ~ 95% RH
Operating Temperature 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Silver
Enclosure Type Aluminum
Max Drive Height 0.6 in [15 mm]
Product Height 2.5 in [63 mm]
Product Length 5.2 in [133 mm]
Product Weight 17.3 oz [490 g]
Product Width 3.7 in [93 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 47.4 oz [1344 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - Thunderbolt 2.5” HDD Enclosure
1 - Thunderbolt Cable
1 - HDD installation screw kit
1 - Universal Power Adapter w/ regional power cables (NA/EU/UK/AUS)
1 - Rubber foot set
1 - Instruction Manual

Power Adapters (1)

DC Power Adapter - 12V, 5A
SVA12M5NA

DC Power Adapter - 12V, 5A

Replace your lost or failed power adapter

DisplayPort Cables & Adapter Cables (5)

3 ft Mini DisplayPort 1.2 Cable M/M - Mini DisplayPort 4k
MDISPLPORT3

3 ft Mini DisplayPort 1.2 Cable M/M - Mini DisplayPort 4k

Create a high-resolution 4k x 2k connection with HBR2 support between your Mini DisplayPort™-equipped laptop and monitor

$13.99

In stock:   USA: 152  |  Canada: 12

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6 ft Mini DisplayPort 1.2 Cable M/M - Mini DisplayPort 4k
MDISPLPORT6

6 ft Mini DisplayPort 1.2 Cable M/M - Mini DisplayPort 4k

Create a high-resolution 4k x 2k connection with HBR2 support between your Mini DisplayPort™-equipped laptop and monitor

$14.99

In stock:   USA: 641  |  Canada: 121

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Mini DisplayPort® Cable - M/M (White)
MDPMM1MW

1m (3 ft) White Mini DisplayPort 1.2 Cable M/M - Mini DisplayPort 4k

Create a high-resolution 4k x 2k connection with HBR2 support between your Mini DisplayPort™-equipped laptop and monitor

$15.99

In stock:   USA: 326  |  Canada: 54

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Mini DisplayPort® Cable - M/M (White)
MDPMM2MW

2m (6 ft) White Mini DisplayPort 1.2 Cable M/M - Mini DisplayPort 4k

Create a high-resolution 4k x 2k connection with HBR2 support between your Mini DisplayPort™-equipped laptop and monitor

$17.99

In stock:   USA: 64  |  Canada: 16

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Mini DisplayPort® Cable - M/M (White)
MDPMM3MW

3m (10 ft) White Mini DisplayPort Cable - M/M

Connect a Mini DisplayPort®-equipped laptop to a Mini DisplayPort monitor

$18.99

In stock:   USA: 129  |  Canada: 49

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External Drive Enclosures (3)

2.5in Aluminum USB 3.0 External SATA III SSD Hard Drive Enclosure with UASP for SATA 6 Gbps – Portable External HDD
S2510BMU33

2.5in Aluminum USB 3.0 External SATA III SSD Hard Drive Enclosure with UASP for SATA 6 Gbps – Portable External HDD

Turn a 2.5” SATA Hard Drive or Solid State Drive into a UASP supported USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

$29.99

In stock:   USA: 228  |  Canada: 193

We will transfer stock to fulfill your order at no extra cost. If the quantity shown for our US warehouse isn’t enough to fulfill your order, we will transfer the required stock from our Canadian warehouse.

2.5in USB 3.0 External SATA III SSD Hard Drive Enclosure with UASP – Portable External HDD
S2510BPU33

2.5in USB 3.0 External SATA III SSD Hard Drive Enclosure with UASP – Portable External HDD

Turn a 2.5” SATA Hard Drive or Solid State Drive into a UASP supported USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

$27.99

In stock:   USA: 499  |  Canada: 271

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2.5in USB 3.0 SSD SATA Hard Drive Enclosure
SAT2510BU32

2.5in USB 3.0 SSD SATA Hard Drive Enclosure

Turn a 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD into an external SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Hard Drive/Solid State Drive

$31.99

In stock:   USA: 748  |  Canada: 92

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Thunderbolt Cables (4)

1m Thunderbolt Cable - M/M
TBOLTMM1M

1m Thunderbolt Cable - M/M

Connect your Thunderbolt™ devices

$38.00

In stock:   USA: 70  |  Canada: 19

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2m Thunderbolt Cable - M/M
TBOLTMM2M

2m Thunderbolt Cable - M/M

Connect your Thunderbolt™ devices

$39.00

In stock:   USA: 202  |  Canada: 53

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3m Thunderbolt Cable - M/M
TBOLTMM3M

3m Thunderbolt Cable - M/M

Connect your Thunderbolt™ devices over longer distances

$69.00

In stock:   USA: 803  |  Canada: 34

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0.5m Thunderbolt Cable - M/M
TBOLTMM50CM

0.5m Thunderbolt Cable - M/M

Connect your Thunderbolt™ devices with reduced clutter

$29.00

In stock:   USA: 258  |  Canada: 34

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Digital life in a box!

I use this with Macintoshes - I have one large SSD containing OS and applications and home folders, and one large 72k spinner containing other data (photos, etc). I move this box, rather than a laptop, around from place to place, and though this occasionally results in licensing and activation issues, I feel happier with this as a solution than with a laptop.

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