Product ID: S2510BMU33CB
The S2510BMU33CB UASP-enabled USB 3.0 SATA hard drive enclosure lets you connect a 2.5" SATA hard drive (HDD) or solid state drive (SSD) to your computer through an available USB port.
To maximize portability, the enclosure features a built-in USB 3.0 cable, and requires no external power adapter ensuring minimal external accessories. The cable tucks safely and discreetly away while the device is not in operation, to prevent damage or tangles.
To better utilize the full potential of your SATA III SSD/HDD the enclosure supports UASP, which allows for transfer speeds up to 70% faster than conventional USB 3.0 when paired with a UASP-enabled host controller. See our UASP testing results below for further details.
The USB 3.0 enclosure features a sleek design with high-quality aluminum construction and ventilation, for excellent heat dissipation.
To ensure compatibility with your computer system, the S2510BMU33CB supports all of the leading operating systems, including: Microsoft Windows® (8/7/Vista/XP/Server 2008/Server 2003), Apple® OSX (10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6), Linux, and Google Chrome OS™.
The S2510BMU33CB is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
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.
At the same peak in testing UASP also shows an 80% reduction in required processor resources.
Testing results were obtained using an Intel® Ivy Bridge system, a UASP enabled StarTech.com Enclosure, and a SATA III solid state drive.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||1 - Drive Connectors||SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)|
|1 - Host Connectors||USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 (5 Gbps)|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-10°C to 65°C (14°F to 149°F)|
|Bus Type||USB 3.0|
|Number of Drives||1|
|Compatible Drive Types||SATA|
|Number of 2.5 inch bays||1|
|Supported Drive Height(s)||7mm|
|Chipset ID||ASMedia - ASM1053 - 6G|
|Packaging Information||Package Height||1.3 in [32 mm]|
|Package Length||5.6 in [14.3 cm]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||6.8 oz [193 g]|
|Package Width||7.2 in [18.3 cm]|
|Performance||Type and Rate||USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s|
|Type and Rate||SATA III (6 Gbps)|
|Max Drive Capacity||Currently tested with up to 1TB 7200 RPM hard drives|
|Physical Characteristics||Weight of Product||3.5 oz [100 g]|
|Max Drive Height||0.4 in [9.5 mm]|
|Product Length||5.7 in [14.4 cm]|
|Product Width||3.3 in [83 mm]|
|Product Height||0.6 in [14 mm]|
|Software||OS Compatibility||OS independent; No software or drivers required|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||USB to 2.5" SATA HDD Enclosure|
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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:
To test your setup components, try the following:
When you test the hard drive and hard drive enclosure, it is recommended that you do the following:
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.
Note: A formatted hard drive will not show up in Computer or My Computer until it has a drive letter assigned to it.
To confirm that the Mac OS detects your USB device, complete the following:
You may need to refresh the System Information page after you plug in your device. To do so, press Command + R with the System Information page open.
Your USB device is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your USB device, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.
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:
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