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USB-C Hard Drive Enclosure for 2.5" SATA SSD / HDD - USB 3.1 10Gbps - for S251BU31REM

Turn a 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD into a portable storage solution over USB 3.1 Gen 2, compatible for use with the S251BU31REM hot-swap bay

Product ID: S251BU31REMD

  • Spare 2.5" hard drive enclosure for the S251BU31REM hot-swap bay
  • Access your data offline with a portable USB 3.1 (10Gbps) drive enclosure
  • One USB-C to Micro-USB cable and one USB-A to Micro-USB cable included for compatibility with your USB-C and USB-A laptop
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  • Durable aluminum construction for the drive enclosure
  • Compatible with SATA revision 1/2/3 (1.5/3.0/6.0Gbps) drives
  • Supports 2.5" form factor SATA hard drives (HDD) and solid-state drives (SSD)
59,99 € EUR exc VAT
74,99 € EUR inc VAT
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Overview

This USB 3.1 (10Gbps) hard drive enclosure is a spare SATA drive enclosure for use with the StarTech.com S251BU31REM Hot-Swap Hard Drive Bay for 2.5" SATA SSD/HDD.

Add swappable storage capability

This SATA to USB enclosure can be used as an extra hard drive enclosure for the hot-swap bay in order to provide multiple enclosures that can be swapped in and out of a main computer system. It’s perfect for adding drives for backup rotations, and data recovery strategies. 

Take your data with you

If you need access to your data outside of the office, you can use the enclosure as a standard USB 3.1 (10Gbps) enclosure -- a powerful external storage solution when you need access to your files while you’re on the road.

The enclosure includes a Micro-USB to USB-A and a Micro-USB to USB-C cable, so you can plug the enclosure into your laptop and access your data anywhere you go.

The S251BU31REMD is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

Use multiple drives with the same S251BU31REM installation for archiving or rotating backups

Professionals working with very large files who need to transport them between computers and different locations

Business professionals who need first hand access to their data while travelling

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type USB 3.1 Gen 2
Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM1351
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Drive Installation Removable
Drive Size 2.5in
Interface SATA
USB 3.1 Gen 2
Number of Drives 1
Supported Drive Height(s) 5mm
7mm
9.5mm
Performance
4Kn Support Yes
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with hard drives up to 2TB at 7200 RPM.
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 10Gbps
MTBF 100,000 Hrs
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) Receptacle
Host Connectors 1 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin) Plug
1 - USB 3.0 Micro-B (10 pin, SuperSpeed) Female
Software
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Power(Green)
1 - Activity(Red)
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 Aluminum and Plastic
Max Drive Height 9.5 mm [0.4 in]
Product Height 15.9 mm [0.6 in]
Product Length 132.8 mm [5.2 in]
Product Weight 122 g [4.3 oz]
Product Width 79.1 mm [3.1 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.3 kg [0.6 lb]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - 2.5” SATA enclosure
1 - USB-C to Micro-B cable
1 - USB-A to Micro-B cable
1 - set of drive-mounting hardware
1 - quick-start guide
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

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Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

Hard drive enclosures require power from your system's USB port. Although you can plug in any standard SATA drive, USB ports only supply a limited amount of power and are not able to power all of the hard drives plugged into the system.

The power capabilities of the USB port combined with the power requirements of the attached hard drive will determine if the hard drive enclosure will work in your setup. The power (in mA) supplied by the USB port must be greater than the requirements of the hard drive.

A USB 2.0 port can supply a maximum of 500 mA (0.5 A), and a USB 3.0 port can supply a maximum of 900 mA (0.9 A).

You can usually find the power requirements of your hard drive in the technical specifications on the label of the hard drive or on the manufacturer's website.

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.

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.