Product ID: SAT2510U2
This USB to SATA External Hard Drive Enclosure transforms virtually any 2.5in SATA (SATA, SATA II, SATA III) laptop hard drive or SSD into the perfect portable storage solution! Ideal for storing digital multimedia and other demanding applications, the enclosure let's you get the most out of your hard drive, connecting to a host computer using USB 2.0 (also backward compatible with USB 1.1) for maximum data transfer rates of up to 480Mbps. Large capacity drives (tested with up to 1TB) can be used to greatly enhance your computer's storage/backup capabilities.
A truly portable solution, the external hard drive enclosure features lightweight, yet durable aluminum construction, as well as a small form factor design that fits perfectly into your pocket or notebook bag when not in use.
Plus, to eliminate the hassle of having to find a power outlet when you are ready to back up your data or load your stored files, the USB SATA hard drive enclosure requires no external power supply, as it is powered through its USB connection to the computer.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||1 - Connector Type(s)||USB Mini-B (5 pin)|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)|
|Humidity||0 ~ 90% RH|
|Bus Type||USB 2.0|
|Number of Drives||1|
|Compatible Drive Types||SATA|
|Chipset ID||SunplusIT - SPIF225A|
|Indicators||1 - LED Indicators||Green: Power / Red: Drive Activity|
|Packaging Information||Package Length||16 cm [6,3 in]|
|Package Width||12,8 cm [5,0 in]|
|Package Height||31 mm [1,2 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||178 g [6,3 oz]|
|Performance||Maximum Data Transfer Rate||480Mbps|
|Hardware Raid Supported||No|
|Max Drive Capacity||Currently tested with up to 1TB 5400 RPM hard drives|
|Max Drive Height||9,5 mm [0,4 in]|
|Product Length||12 cm [4,7 in]|
|Product Width||76,5 mm [3,0 in]|
|Product Height||1,3 cm [0,5 in]|
|Weight of Product||60 g [2,1 oz]|
|Power||Power Source||Not Included (not required for standard applications)|
|Input Voltage||5 DC|
|Software||OS Compatibility||OS independent; No software or drivers required|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||2.5" SATA Enclosure|
|USB 2.0 Y-Cable|
Connect and power your external mini-USB equipped hard drive through two standard USB ports on your computer
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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