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USB 3.0 Universal 2.5in SATA III or IDE Hard Drive Enclosure with UASP - Portable External SSD / HDD

Turn a 2.5” SATA III or IDE HDD / SSD into an external hard drive that connects to your computer through USB 3.0 with UASP

Product ID: UNI251BMU33

  • Broad drive compatibility with support for 2.5in IDE and SATA HDD / SSD
  • Optimal performance with SATA III & UASP support
  • Maximum portability with a small footprint and no external power adapter required
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  • Supports both IDE & SATA 2.5in form factor drives
  • Compatible with SATA revision I/II/III (1.5/3.0/6.0 Gbps) drives
  • Compatible with PATA / IDE (66/100/133 Mbps) drives
  • USB powered
  • Compatible with USB 3.0/2.0/1.1 (5 Gbps / 480 Mbps / 1.5 Mbps)
  • Plug-and-play installation
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Overview

The UNI251BMU33 Universal 2.5in Drive Enclosure lets you turn a 2.5in SATA or IDE hard drive (HDD) or solid-state drive (SSD) into a portable USB 3.0 storage solution.

This versatile enclosure offers a simple solution for re-purposing 2.5in HDDs and SSDs that are no longer in use into convenient external storage. Since the enclosure supports either legacy IDE or SATA drives, you can rest assured that you’ll have the correct option on-hand when it’s time to swap another drive in, without having to worry about compatibility.

To get the most from your SATA III drives and ensure maximum performance and speed, the UNI251BMU33 is enhanced with UASP support. When paired with a UASP-enabled host controller, the enclosure delivers transfer speeds up to 70% faster than conventional USB 3.0. See our UASP testing results below for further details.

Perfect for carrying your external drive along with your laptop, the UNI251BMU33 is USB-powered, so you won’t need to carry around an external power adapter. Plus, the enclosure features a small-footprint design, making it a great solution for on-the-go laptop and desktop users who want to add storage to their computer without taking up much space.

The UNI251BMU33 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty, and free lifetime technical support.

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 StarTech.com Advantage

  • Broad drive compatibility with support for 2.5in form factor IDE and SATA hard drives (HDD) and solid-state drives (SSD)
  • Time-saving file transfer speeds up to 70% faster than traditional USB 3.0 when used with a UASP-supported host device
  • Maximum portability with a small footprint and USB power

Applications

Turn an unused IDE (PATA) or SATA hard drive into additional external storage

Access a variety of different drives

Re-purpose an unused SATA or IDE drive as an external hard drive

Externally expand the storage capacity of your portable laptop or Ultrabook™ computer

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type USB 3.0
Chipset ID JMicron - JMS330
JMicron - JMB565
Compatible Drive Types SATA & IDE
Drive Installation Fixed
Drive Size 2.5in
Interface USB 3.0
Number of 2.5 inch bays 1
Number of Drives 1
Performance
Hot Swap Capability No
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with up to 2TB 7200 RPM hard drives
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps
Port Multiplier No
RAID No
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
SATA III (6 Gbps)
UASP Support Yes
Connector(s)
Drive Connectors 1 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin) Receptacle
1 - IDE (44 Pin, EIDE/PATA, 2.5" HDD) Female
Host Connectors 1 - USB 3.0 Micro-B (10 pin, SuperSpeed) Female
Software
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Drive Power / Activity
Power
Power Source USB-Powered
Environmental
Humidity 0% ~ 90% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Aluminum
Max Drive Height 0.4 in [9.5 mm]
Product Height 0.7 in [17 mm]
Product Length 4.9 in [125 mm]
Product Weight 4.6 oz [130 g]
Product Width 3.1 in [80 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 8.2 oz [232 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB 3.0 SATA/IDE 2.5” Hard Drive Enclosure
1 - USB 3.0 Type-A to Micro-B cable
4 - Installation screws
1 - Screw driver
1 - Instruction manual
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

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