Product ID: SAT2510BU32
The SAT2510BU32 2.5-inch SuperSpeed USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive Enclosure turns a normal 2.5-inch SATA hard drive (HDD) or solid state drive (SSD) into a portable, external hard drive.
Connecting to a host computer through USB 3.0 with no external power required, this enclosure supports full SuperSpeed USB data transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps - 10x faster than the USB 2.0 standard, and is backward compatible with older USB connections (USB 2.0). Large capacity drives (tested with up to 1TB) can be used to greatly enhance your computer's storage/backup capabilities.
Featuring a lightweight, portable design this USB 3.0 SATA HDD enclosure is constructed of aluminum, which offers maximum durability and operating heat dissipation.
Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||1 - Drive Connectors||SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)|
|1 - Host Connectors||USB 3.0 Micro-B (10 pin, SuperSpeed)|
|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||10% ~ 90% RH|
|Number of Drives||1|
|Compatible Drive Types||SATA|
|Chipset ID||ASMedia - ASM1051|
|Indicators||1 - LED Indicators||Power/Activity|
|Packaging Information||Package Height||1.3 in [32 mm]|
|Package Length||5.2 in [13.1 cm]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||6.0 oz [170 g]|
|Package Width||6.3 in [16.1 cm]|
|Performance||Type and Rate||USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s|
|Type and Rate||SATA II (3 Gbps)|
|Max Drive Capacity||Currently tested with up to 1TB 5400 RPM hard drives|
|Physical Characteristics||Weight of Product||2.9 oz [81 g]|
|Max Drive Height||0.4 in [9.5 mm]|
|Product Length||4.7 in [12 cm]|
|Product Width||3.0 in [75 mm]|
|Product Height||0.4 in [1 cm]|
|Software||OS Compatibility||OS independent; No software or drivers required|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||USB to SATA Enclosure|
|USB 3.0 Cable|
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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:
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).
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.
Press the Windows key + R, type compmgmt.msc, and click Run to open Computer Management.
Navigate to Disk Management.
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.
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.
Right-click Unallocated or RAW volume, and select New Simple Volume.
In the New Partition Wizard, click Next.
Select Primary partition.
Leave the partition size set to default, and click Next.
Assign a drive letter or leave it set to the default, and click Next.
Enter the following settings to format the partition:
The new drive should appear in Windows Explorer.
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).
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.
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:
Navigate to Applications and click Utilities.
Open Disk Utility.
Select the new drive and click the Partition tab.
Click Options and verify that it is set to GUID Partition Table.
Enter a name for the partition.
The drive should now be accessible in Finder.
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