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USB 3.0 to Slimline SATA ODD Enclosure

Turn your Blu-ray or DVD ROM drive into a portable, external disk drive

Product ID: SLSODDU33B

  • Increase the capabilities of your computer by adding external support for a DVD or Blu-ray ROM drive
  • Save time accessing files with USB 3.0 performance
  • Protect your optical disc drive with a solid aluminum housing
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  • Maximize portability with this USB powered device
  • Enjoy plug-and-play installation with no software or driver disc required
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Overview

This durable optical drive enclosure helps make your laptop, Ultrabook™ or tablet even more powerful by adding an external USB 3.0 Optical Disk Drive (ODD). Simply slide your slimline SATA Blu-ray, CD or DVD-ROM drive into this compact portable enclosure to add optical reading and writing support to your computer.

Save time accessing your files

With USB 3.0 as the output interface, the drive enclosure supports up to 5Gbps transfer rate. Now you can access videos and other large files quickly to save valuable time while you’re on the go.

Compact portability, durable convenience

With a durable, solid-aluminum housing, this top-quality external enclosure gives you the compact portability you need when you’re on the move or in the field. Plus, the enclosure is USB-powered, so you won’t have to carry a power adapter with you everywhere you go.

Works with your Mac or PC

The optical drive enclosure is OS independent, so you can rest assured it’s compatible with any operating system including Mac®, Windows®, Linux® and Android™.

It’s also backward compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1, so you’ll be able to connect your optical drive to older computers.

The SLSODDU33B drive enclosure is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Add Blu-ray, CD, or DVD functionality to your computer
  • Save time accessing files with a 5Gbps transfer rate
  • Carry this durable enclosure with you anywhere, without the need to bring a power adapter

Applications

Add a Blu-ray or DVD-ROM drive to your Ultrabook or laptop through USB 3.0

Back up data to external optical discs using a DVD or Blu-ray writer

Repurpose your spare slim SATA optical drive into a portable USB 3.0 optical drive

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type USB 3.0
Chipset ID Initio - INIC-3619
Compatible Drive Types Slimline SATA
Drive Installation Fixed
Drive Size 5.25in
Interface USB 3.0
Number of Drives 1
Supported Drive Height(s) 12.7mm
Performance
General Specifications Supports Blu-ray, CD or DVD-ROM drives
Hot Swap Capability Yes
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
SATA II (3 Gbps)
UASP Support No
Connector(s)
Drive Connectors 1 - Slimline SATA (13 pin, Data & Power) Receptacle
Host Connectors 1 - USB 3.0 Mini-B (10 pin, SuperSpeed) Female
Software
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Special Notes / Requirements
Note Some USB hosts may not provide enough power to operate the enclosure with an installed ODD from a single USB port. A USB Y-cable may be required to power the drive.
Power
Power Source USB-Powered
Environmental
Humidity 10~90% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Aluminum and Plastic
Max Drive Height 0.7 in [17.5 mm]
Product Height 0.8 in [20 mm]
Product Length 5.9 in [150 mm]
Product Weight 9.8 oz [277 g]
Product Width 5.4 in [136 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 14.8 oz [419 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB 3.0 to Slimline SATA ODD Enclosure
1 - USB 3.0 cable
1 - Installation screw kit
1 - Quick Start Guide
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

Yes, this device is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. However, some USB hosts may not provide enough power to operate the enclosure from a single USB port. We recommend that you use a USB Y cable to provide additional power to your installed ODD. 

Troubleshooting

When you troubleshoot issues with a hard drive enclosure, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • Cables
  • Hard drives
  • Hard drive enclosure

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the cables, hard drives, and hard drive enclosure in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.
  • Use a different cable, hard drive, and hard drive enclosure in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test the hard drive and hard drive enclosure, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • To check Disk Management, press the Windows key + R, type diskmgmt.msc, and press Enter. Check to see if your hard drive is listed.
  • If the hard drive is listed with unallocated space, the hard drive needs to be reformatted. Right-click unallocated and click New Simple Volume. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the reformatting.​

Note: Formatting a hard drive erases all of the data on it. Make sure that you back up all of your data before you reformat the hard drive.​

  • If the hard drive is listed as healthy but does not have a drive letter, for example, C:, right-click healthy and click Change Drive Letter and Paths. Click Add, assign a drive letter, and click OK.

Note: A formatted hard drive will not show up in Computer or My Computer until it has a drive letter assigned to it.

USB 3.0 to Slimline SATA ODD Enclosure

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(5 stars) Easy to assemble, works like a charm

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Does a great job doing what it's supposed to do. Yet on my Win10 laptop I had to enter regedit and remover an upper key file for it to stop mounting and dismounting spontaneously. MS homepage provided me with a guide for this.
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(1 star) Won't work with a laptop

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The drive works well with a HP Pro Desktop but won't work with a laptop
Quality of Product (4/5)
Comment Helpful? Yes - 2 No - 1 Report
Response from StarTech.com:
Barry, Customer Support
Hi, Thanks for sharing your feedback on our USB 3.0 slimline ODD enclosure. The issue that you are encountering may be related to using this enclosure with a USB 2.0 port on your laptop. A USB 2.0 does not output enough power to detect and spin up the ODD you have in our enclosure. If you connect to a USB 3.0 port, this should not be a problem. Thank You
By: Jonas
You probably plugged it in a USB 2.0 port so it can't draw the amount of power needed for spinning the disc. Try, if the laptop has any USB 3.0 ports to plug it into them.
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