Rugged Hard Drive Enclosure - USB 3.0 to 2.5in SATA 6Gbps HDD or SSD - UASP

Gear up for the field with portable hard drive protection

Product ID: S251BRU33

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  • Protect your data even in the toughest field conditions
  • Military Rated (MIL-STD-810G) drive enclosure provides exceptional shock resistance
  • Outstanding water and dust resistance with IP-54 rating
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$73.99CAD

In stock: CA: 20 | US: 599

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This rugged drive enclosure redefines data protection for on-the-go professionals. The military-grade construction protects your sensitive data from harsh field conditions.  It makes sure you’re equipped for unexpected challenges with a ruggedized water, dust, vibration and shock resistant enclosure.

Industry recognized protection against water and dust, with an IP54 rating

Rugged enclosure sitting outdoors on a rock bed in the rain

Keep your data safe and secure even through sudden downpours or dust storms. The robust enclosure provides superior water and dust resistance with an IP54 rating.

Drop tested for 4 meters (13 feet)

Diagram of 4 meter (13 feet) drop test

The rugged drive enclosure is enveloped in a silicone protective sleeve, and engineered to help protect your drive from accidental and unexpected shock, vibrations, and drops. It’s Military MIL-STD-810G rated and test-proven to withstand drops of up to 4 meters (13 feet). It was drop tested using a solid-state drive in the enclosure.

Data protection inside and out

Photo of rugged enclosure shown open with protective silicone sleeve beside

Wherever you go, the rugged drive enclosure delivers reliable data protection, inside and out.  The tough-wearing exterior casing provides shock-resistance, while the flexible silicone sleeve hugs the entire perimeter to ensure an extra measure of protection, absorbing the impact of accidental bumps, rough baggage handling or drops. Inside, an extra layer of silicone provides added drive stability.

Install your drive with ease, with a tool-less design

Diagram for tool-less design with a no-symbol over a screwdriver

It’s easy to turn your 2.5in SATA III (6Gbps) solid-state drive or hard drive into external storage. Simply remove the silicone sleeve, open the latch to insert your 2.5" drive into the rugged enclosure, and plug the included USB cable into the computer or hub USB port. There are no screws or tools needed.

70% faster than traditional USB 3.0, with UASP

Save time in the field, by storing and transferring content quickly. Enhanced with UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol), this rugged drive enclosure performs with a 70% faster read speed and 40% faster write speed over conventional USB 3.0, when paired with a UASP-enabled host controller.

Speed diagram showing enhanced performance for UASP, 70% faster than traditional USB

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 (6Gbps) solid state drive.

The S251BRU33 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • Protect your data in harsh field conditions with this military-grade portable external storage solution - ideal for desktops, laptops or netbooks
  • Create an external USB storage drive using your 2.5in SATA III (6Gbps) solid-state drive or hard drive.
  • Add extra storage to any USB-enabled computer system
  • Back up important data to an external storage device
  • Share large files between computers quickly and securely without a network
  • Repurpose your unused 2.5in SATA drive as a rugged external hard drive

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Micro Canada 40515Y
  • Tech Data Canada 2402DD
  • ASI Distribution Canada 166782
  • D&H Canada S251BRU33CA
  • UPC 065030860802

Compatibility

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

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector A 1 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)
Connector B 1 - USB 3.0 Micro-B (10 pin, SuperSpeed)
Connector(s) Drive Connectors 1 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)
Host Connectors 1 - USB 3.0 Micro-B (10 pin, SuperSpeed)
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 Interface USB 3.0
Bus Type USB 3.0
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 - ASM1153E
Indicators LED Indicators 1 - Diagnostic LED (Drive Power and Activity)
Packaging Information Package Height 2.2 in [57 mm]
Package Length 7.2 in [18.3 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.9 lb [0.4 kg]
Package Width 5.5 in [13.9 cm]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
UASP Support Yes
TRIM Support Yes
4Kn Support Yes
Type and Rate SATA III (6 Gbps)
Max Drive Capacity Tested up to 2TB at 7200 RPM
Hot Swap Capability Yes
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Cable Length 4.1 in [103 mm]
Product Length 5.6 in [14.3 cm]
Product Width 4.4 in [112 mm]
Product Height 1.1 in [2.9 cm]
Weight of Product 9.3 oz [265 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 Included in Package 1 - USB 3.0 rugged 2.5in enclosure
1 - USB 3.0 cable
1 - Foam pad for 7mm drives
1 - Instruction manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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.

Compliance and safety

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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.
*Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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