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USB 3.1 (10Gbps) Tool-Free Enclosure for 2.5in SATA SSD/HDD - USB-C

Product ID: S251BPU31C3

Add fast and portable data storage to your USB Type-C enabled MacBook, Chromebook Pixel, or laptop

Features
  • Utilize the USB-C port on your laptop or tablet to create portable external storage for a 2.5” SSD/HDD

  • Get ultra-fast data transfer rates through USB 3.1 (10Gbps)

  • Tool-free design and lightweight enclosure for easy installation and convenient portability

More Features . . .
  • Supports SATA I, II and III (up to 6Gbps)

  • Supports drives 5mm, 7mm and 9.5mm in height

  • UASP support for enhanced performance

  • Powered directly from the USB port

  • Includes a USB-C to Micro B cable

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$42.99 USD

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Take your valuable data with you wherever you go. This single drive enclosure for 2.5” SSDs/HDDs lets you utilize the USB-C port on your MacBook, Chromebook Pixel™, Dell™ Latitude 11 5000 Series 2-in-1, or other device to add ultra-fast, ultra-portable data storage.

Compact and easily portable, this tool-less enclosure provides external data storage for laptops with a USB-C port

Tool-free and lightweight for ultimate portability

The enclosure’s compact design and lightweight construction provides a highly portable solution for adding external data storage to any device with USB-C™. It tucks easily into a laptop bag or carrying case for portable storage, and it’s completely tool-free so you can install your drives quickly on the fly. The enclosure is powered directly from the USB port, with no external power required, so there’s no need to carry along an adapter.

The enclosure connects easily to the USB-C port on your laptop to provide external data storage

Connect with ease through USB-C

The drive enclosure comes with a USB-C to Micro B cable. The USB Type-C connector is small and reversible, which makes for easier insertions. You can connect the USB-C plug quickly with either side facing up, which means less risk of damaging your ports and less frustration.

Maximize the performance of your 2.5” SATA drives

With support for SATA I, II and III and large capacity drives (tested with hard drives up to 2TB), this USB-C enclosure is compatible with virtually any 2.5in. SATA hard drive or solid-state drive. The enclosure delivers USB 3.1 Gen 2 performance with data transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps, letting you leverage the high performance of the latest SSDs and hard drives while alleviating bottlenecks in your data transfers. It’s also enhanced with UASP, which increases read and write speeds, to utilize the full potential of your SATA III drives.

Harness the speed of USB 3.1

USB File Transfer Rates diagram shows USB 3.1 Gen 2 at 10 Gbps is twice the speed of USB 3.0  at 5 Gbps

USB 3.1 gives you greater bandwidth and speed with file transfer rates of up to 10Gbps - twice the capability of USB 3.0 technology.

The S251BPU31C3 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

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Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

Applications
  • Take advantage of new laptops and tablets that feature a USB-C port and ultra-fast USB 3.1 (10Gbps) connectivity
  • Create fast, portable external storage for MacBook, Chromebook Pixel, Dell Latitude 11 5000 Series 2-in-1 and other devices
  • Use your SATA SSD/HDDs at maximum speed
  • Back up important data to an external storage device
  • Share large files between computers quickly and securely without a network
  • Retrieve data from an old SATA drive, or turn the unused drive into additional external storage space
Product Numbers
Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type USB 3.1 Gen 2
Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM1351
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Drive Installation Fixed
Drive Size 2.5in
Fan(s) No
Interface USB 3.1 Gen 2
Number of Drives 1
Performance
4Kn Support Yes
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with hard drives up to 2TB at 7200 RPM
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 10 Gbps
TRIM Support Yes
Type and Rate USB 3.1 Gen 2 - 10 Gbit/s
SATA III (6 Gbps)
UASP Support Yes
Connector(s)
Drive Connectors 1 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin) Female
Host Connectors 1 - USB 3.1 USB Type Micro-B (10 pin, Gen 2, 10 Gbps) Female
Other Interface(s) 1 - USB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.1 (10Gbps) Male
1 - USB 3.1 USB Type Micro-B (10 pin, Gen 2, 10 Gbps) Male
Software
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Power & Activity
Power
Power Source USB-Powered
Environmental
Humidity Operation Humidity: 10% ~ 90% RH
Storage Humidity: 5% ~ 95% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 65°C (14°F to 149°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Plastic
Max Drive Height 0.4 in [9.5 mm]
Product Height 0.6 in [15 mm]
Product Length 5.2 in [132 mm]
Product Weight 2.6 oz [73 g]
Product Width 3.5 in [88 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 6.4 oz [182 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB 3.1 to 2.5" SATA HDD enclosure
1 - USB-C to Micro B cable - 20.25 inches
1 - drive cushion
1 - quick start guide
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