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USB 3.1 (10Gbps) mSATA Drive Enclosure - Aluminum

Turn your mSATA or mSATA Mini drive into a portable, high performance storage solution over USB 3.1 Gen 2

Product ID: SMS1BMU313

  • Add fast external storage to your laptop or desktop computer using an mSATA drive
  • Maximize the performance of your mSATA SSD with USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) connectivity
  • Compatible with mSATA and mSATA Mini (full-height and half-height mSATA drives)
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  • Supports SATA I, II, III (up to 6Gbps)
  • UASP support
  • Solid aluminum housing
  • Ventilation holes for heat dissipation
  • Backward compatible with USB 3.0, USB 2.0, USB 1.x
44,99 € EUR exc VAT
53,54 € EUR inc VAT

Overview

Add high-speed data storage to your laptop or desktop computer, with this portable mSATA and mSATA Mini drive enclosure. It gives you fast data transfer speeds with USB 3.1 (10Gbps) in a solid aluminum enclosure.

Durable and portable

With its compact design and metal housing, the mSATA drive enclosure gives you a highly portable, high-speed storage solution. Slim and stylish, the enclosure makes the ideal accessory for laptop or desktop computers.

The ventilation holes help to dissipate heat and help ensure an optimum operating temperature

The mSATA enclosure provides dependable drive protection with its durable, solid aluminum housing. It also features ventilation holes to help protect your drive from overheating by allowing heat to dissipate and help maintain an optimum operating temperature. 

Ultra-fast data transfer speeds

With support for USB 3.1 (also known as USB 3.1 Gen 2) and SATA III (6Gbps) host connections, the drive enclosure lets you maximize the performance of your mSATA solid-state drives to achieve greater data transfer speeds. The mSATA drive enclosure also supports UASP for enhanced performance.

USB File Transfer Rates diagram shows USB 3.1 Gen 2 at 10 Gbps is twice the speed of USB 3.0  at5 Gbps

Compatible with all mSATA drives

This portable drive enclosure is compatible with all standard mSATA drives, including the mSATA Mini (Half-Size) form factor.

The SMS1BMU313 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

Mobile professionals who need fast external data storage

Quickly add portable external storage to your laptop or desktop using an mSATA SSD

Move data quickly and easily between multiple workstations using a high speed connection

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM1351
Compatible Drive Types mSATA (Mini SATA)
Drive Installation Fixed
Drive Size mSATA (Full Size & Half Size)
Fan(s) No
Interface USB 3.1 Gen 2
Number of Drives 1
Supported Drive Height(s) Full Size (50.8mm)
Half Size (26.8mm)
Performance
4Kn Support Yes
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with up to 1TB mSATA drives
Port Multiplier No
RAID No
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 - mSATA (52 pin, Mini SATA) Slot
Host Connectors 1 - USB 3.1 USB Type Micro-B (10 pin, Gen 2, 10 Gbps) Female
Software
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Power and Activity
Power
Power Source USB-Powered
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Aluminum
Max Drive Height 50.8 mm [2 in]
Product Height 12 mm [0.5 in]
Product Length 98 mm [3.9 in]
Product Weight 58 g [2 oz]
Product Width 40 mm [1.6 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 134 g [4.7 oz]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB 3.1 mSATA SSD enclosure - aluminum
1 - USB A to Micro B cable - 18.25 inches
4 - assembly screws
2 - sets of mSATA mount hardware (preinstalled)
1 - screwdriver
1 - quick start guide
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

To determine if your hard drive will work in this enclosure, on the product page, click the Technical Specifications tab, and do the following:

  • Make sure that the enclosure supports the storage size of your hard drive. If the storage size of your hard drive is larger than what the enclosure was tested with, the hard drive will likely still work with the enclosure.
  • Confirm that your hard drive uses the same interface type as the enclosure. For example, IDE, SATA, or M.2.
  • Make sure that the enclosure supports the physical size of your hard drive, such as 2.5 inches or 3.5 inches.
  • Make sure that the enclosure supports the height of your hard drive. For example, 9 mm or 15 mm.
  • Verify that the power consumption of your hard drive doesn’t exceed the power output of the enclosure. If you’re using multiple hard drives, make sure that the combined power consumption of all of the hard drives doesn’t exceed the power output of the enclosure.

USB 3.1 is the most recent version of the USB (Universal Serial Bus) standard for connecting computers and electronic devices. It is capable of data transfer speeds up to 10Gbps, and while it can use the USB-C connector type, it can also use a variety of other connector types. To achieve USB 3.1 transfer speeds, your USB host connection, cables, and device must all support USB 3.1. USB 3.1 is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps). 

USB 3.0 is capable of data transfer speeds up to 5Gbps. USB 3.0 is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps).

USB 3.1 is backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, except in the following scenarios:

  • USB-B 3.1 cables are not compatible with USB-B 2.0 ports.
  • Unless you use an adapter, USB-C ports or cables will not work with USB-A or USB-B ports or cables.
  • Devices that require USB 3.1 transfer speeds of 10Gbps might not work with USB 3.0 or USB 2.0, or you might experience lower transfer speeds and impacted performance.
  • Bus-powered USB devices that requires more power than what USB 2.0 can provide are not compatible with USB 2.0.

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To transfer data at speeds of 10Gbps, you need to confirm that the following components in your setup support USB 3.1:

  • The USB host connection
  • The USB cable
  • The USB device and any subcomponents (for example, a hard drive docking station and the hard drives in the docking station)

Note: USB 3.1 is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps). Devices that support USB 3.1 should have the USB 3.1 symbol on them. If the USB 3.1 symbol does not appear on your USB source or device, refer to the information provided by the manufacturer to confirm whether the USB source or device support USB 3.1.

The included USB cable for this USB 3.1 Gen 2 device has been tested and verified to perform at USB 3.1 Gen 2 speeds of 10Gbps.

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.

If your setup components support USB 3.1 but you are experiencing slower transfer speeds than you expected, consider the following:

  • A USB host connection with multiple USB 3.1 ports might not be able to support 10Gbps on each port simultaneously.
  • The type of port on a device does not determine whether the device is capable of USB 3.1 speeds. A USB-C port might not support USB 3.1 speeds, while USB-A and USB-B ports might support USB 3.1 speeds.
  • Any other devices that you include in your setup, such as an older hard drive in a USB 3.1 enclosure, might create a point of congestion and slow down transfer speeds.

To confirm the functionality of your USB host connection, its ports, and any other devices in your setup, refer to the information provided by the manufacturer.

Note: USB 3.1 is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps). Devices that support USB 3.1 should have the USB 3.1 symbol on them. If the USB 3.1 symbol does not appear on your USB source or device, refer to the information provided by the manufacturer to confirm whether the USB source or device support USB 3.1.

You should not upgrade your device's firmware if you do not have any issues with the functionality of your device. The only time you should consider an upgrade is if you are experiencing a problem with the device, and you have confirmed that the firmware addresses this problem.  You can confirm this is the case by reviewing the documentation included with the firmware or by consulting with our Technical Support team. Incorrectly upgrading firmware can result in diminished performance so it is best to contact StarTech.com if you would like to perform this operation.