USB 3.1 External Hard Drive Enclosure - 10Gbps - IP65 Rated

Rugged Hard Drive Enclosure | SATA III 6Gbps | 2.5" SSD or HDD | Military Rated

Product ID: S251BRU31C3

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  • Keep your data protected in harsh environments -- IP65-rated for dustproof and water-resistant protection
  • Protect your drive against drops, shock and vibration with a military-rated SSD and HDD enclosure
  • Experience fast data transfers with a USB 3.1 external hard drive enclosure that supports 10Gbps
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$102.99CAD

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This USB 3.1 external hard drive enclosure keeps your data protected in harsh environments. With data transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps, the enclosure gives you quick access to your data when you’re out in the field.  

The 2.5" SATA hard drive enclosure supports both solid-state drives (SSD) and hard drives (HDD). It comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable and a USB-A to USB-C cable to support both USB-C and USB-A laptops and tablets. 

Dustproof and Water Resistant 

Be prepared for the unexpected. The SSD and HDD enclosure comes with an IP65 rating, which means that it’s both dustproof and water resistant.  

It’s the perfect solution for people who work outside. Or, for people who work in environments with a lot of dust, like: construction sites, factories, or manufacturing facilities. 

Military-Rated Protection 

The rugged hard drive enclosure is military rated (MIL-STD-810G) to protect your drive against drops, shock, and vibration. 

The exterior casing provides shock resistance, while the flexible silicone sleeve provides extra protection, absorbing the impact of bumps, rough baggage handling or drops. Inside, an extra layer of silicone provides drive stability. 

Faster Transfer Speeds with USB 3.1 

The enclosure delivers USB 3.1 performance with data transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps. It lets you leverage the high performance of the latest drives and alleviates bottlenecks while transferring data. 

S251BRU31C3 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support. 

Applications

  • Keep your data protected - ideal for the outdoors or for use in industrial environments
  • Edit your photos and videos while you’re away from your desk
  • Back up important data to an external storage device

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Micro Canada 7924EC
  • Tech Data Canada 0I2490
  • SYNNEX Canada 6035167
  • ASI Distribution Canada 211458
  • D&H Canada S251BRU31C3CA
  • UPC 065030872430

Compatibility

  • OS Independent logo
OS independent; No software or drivers required

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Drive Connectors SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)
1 - Host Connectors USB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.1 (10Gbps)
1 - Other Interface(s) USB 3.1 USB Type-A (9 pin, Gen 2, 10 Gbps)
Environmental Operating Temperature -40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)
Storage Temperature -40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)
Humidity 20% ~ 95% RH
Hardware Fan(s) No
Interface USB 3.1 Gen 2
Bus Type USB 3.1 Gen 2
Industry Standards MIL-STD-810G, Method 503.5 (Thermal Shock)
MIL-STD-810G, Method 514.6 (Vibration)
MIL-STD-810G, Method 516.6 (Shock)
MIL-STD-810G, Method 507.5 (Humidity)
MIL-STD-810G, Method 509.5 (Salt Spray)
MIL-STD-810G, Method 510.5, Procedure I (Sand and Dust)
MIL-STD-810G, Method 508.6 (Fungus)
Number of Drives 1
Drive Size 2.5in
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Drive Installation Fixed
Number of 2.5 inch bays 1
Supported Drive Height(s) 7mm
9.5mm
Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM235CM
Indicators 1 - LED Indicators Diagnostic LED (Drive Power and Activity)
Packaging Information Shipping (Package) Weight 16.8 oz [475 g]
Package Length 5.3 in [13.5 cm]
Package Width 7.1 in [18 cm]
Package Height 2.5 in [63 mm]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 10 Gbps
Type and Rate USB 3.1 Gen 2 - 10 Gbit/s
UASP Support Yes
TRIM Support Yes
4Kn Support Yes
S.M.A.R.T. Support Yes
Type and Rate SATA III (6 Gbps)
Max Drive Capacity Tested up to 2TB at 7200 RPM
Hot Swap Capability No
MTBF 48,000 hours
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Material Plastic
Max Drive Height 0.4 in [9.5 mm]
Product Length 5.7 in [14.6 cm]
Product Width 4.4 in [11.2 cm]
Product Height 1.2 in [30 mm]
Weight of Product 10.7 oz [304 g]
Power Power Source USB-Powered
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Special Notes / Requirements Note Windows 7 and earlier Windows versions do not support TRIM with USB to SATA devices.
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package drive enclosure
USB-C to USB-C cable
USB-C to USB-A cable
foam drive pad
hex key
quick-install guide

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Frequently Asked Questions

Hard Drives

Windows 10 

Before you can access a new or formatted drive in your operating system, you need to initialize it first and then create a partition on the drive. A partition defines an area of the drive to use for storing data. The partition uses a file system (for example, ex-FAT, NTFS, and so on).

Initialize a drive

Note: You typically only need to initialize a drive if the drive is new. If you cannot find an uninitialized drive in Disk Management, skip the following steps and try to partition your device.

  1. Press the Windows key + R, type compmgmt.msc, and click Run to open Computer Management.

  2. Navigate to Disk Management.

  3. When prompted to, initialize your disk(s). If you are running Windows® 7 or later and are using a drive larger than 2TB, initialize the disk(s) with GPT. If you are running an earlier version of Windows, initialize the disk(s) with MBR. For more information, visit the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/support/faqs/technical-support?topic=hard-drives#mbr-vs-gpt.

  4. Click OK.

Create a partition in a drive

Note: The following steps create an NTFS partition that uses the entire drive space. To use a different file system, select a different option in step 6.

  1. Right-click Unallocated or RAW volume, and select New Simple Volume.

  2. In the New Partition Wizard, click Next.

  3. Select Primary partition.

  4. Leave the partition size set to default, and click Next.

  5. Assign a drive letter or leave it set to the default, and click Next.

  6. Enter the following settings to format the partition:

  • In the File System field, enter NTFS.
  • Set the Allocation unit size to Default.
  • In the Volume label field, enter <your name/reference>.
  • Select the Perform a quick format check box.
  • Clear the Enable file and folder compression check box.
  1. Click Next > Finish.

The new drive should appear in Windows Explorer.

Mac OS

Before you can access a new or formatted drive in your operating system, you need to initialize it first and then create a partition on the drive. A partition defines an area of the drive to use for storing data. The partition uses a file system (for example, HFS+, ex-FAT, NTFS, and so on).

Initialize a drive

Mac OSX detects a drive that needs to be initialized and automatically prompts you to initialize the drive. If you are prompted to initialize the drive, click Initialize. If you are not prompted to initialize the drive and you cannot find the drive in Finder, you will need to create a partition on the drive.

Create a partition on a drive

Note: The following steps create an HFS+ (Mac OS Extended (Journaled)) partition that uses the entire drive space.

To create a partition on a new drive, complete the following:

  1. Open Finder.

  2. Navigate to Applications and click Utilities.

  3. Open Disk Utility.

  4. Select the new drive and click the Partition tab.

  5. Click Options and verify that it is set to GUID Partition Table.

  6. Enter a name for the partition.

  7. Click Partition.

The drive should now be accessible in Finder.

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Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
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