Product ID: S251BU31REM
This hot-swap hard drive bay turns your 2.5" SATA hard drive or solid-state drive into a removable drive that you can use as a regular external USB 3.1 enclosure.
Mount the removable SATA drive bay into any 3.5" or 5.25" front bay, to provide a hot-swappable mobile rack. This makes it easy to install and remove the drive from the computer system without having to open the case every time, and provides a more convenient way to create backups that you can remove for data recovery and archiving.
If you need access to your data outside of the office, you can use the enclosure portion as a standard USB 3.1 (10Gbps) enclosure -- a powerful external storage solution when you need access to your files while you’re on the road.
Simply eject the enclosure from the bay for portable data storage. Its lightweight, compact design makes it easy to tuck into a laptop bag or carrying case. The enclosure includes a Micro-USB to USB-A and a Micro-USB to USB-C cable, so you can plug the enclosure into your laptop and access your data anywhere you go.
For even more versatility, StarTech.com offers the S251BU31REMD, an extra 2.5" SATA Drive Enclosure for the S251BU31REM, providing multiple enclosures that can be swapped in and out of the main computer.
The S251BU31REM 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 3.1 USB Type Micro-B (10 pin, Gen 2, 10 Gbps)|
|SP4 (4 pin, Small Drive Power)|
|SATA (7 pin, Data)|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-10°C to 65°C (14°F to 149°F)|
|Humidity||Operation Humidity: 10% ~ 90% RH
Storage Humidity: 5% ~ 95% RH
|Bus Type||USB 3.1 Gen 2|
|Interface||USB 3.1 Gen 2|
|Front Door Key Lock||No|
|Number of Drives||1|
|Compatible Drive Types||SATA|
|Supported Drive Height(s)||5mm|
|Chipset ID||ASMedia - ASM1351|
|Indicators||1 - LED Indicators||Power(Green)|
|Packaging Information||Shipping (Package) Weight||25.2 oz [715.0 g]|
|Package Length||9.4 in [23.9 cm]|
|Package Width||6.2 in [15.7 cm]|
|Package Height||3.1 in [79.0 mm]|
|Performance||Maximum Data Transfer Rate||10Gbps|
|Type and Rate||USB 3.1 Gen 2 - 10 Gbit/s|
|Type and Rate||SATA III (6 Gbps)|
|Max Drive Capacity||Currently tested with hard drives up to 2TB at 7200 RPM.|
|Material||Aluminum and Plastic|
|Max Drive Height||0.4 in [9.5 mm]|
|Product Length||6.1 in [15.5 cm]|
|Product Width||5.7 in [14.6 cm]|
|Product Height||1.6 in [41.6 mm]|
|Weight of Product||15.0 oz [426.0 g]|
|Software||OS Compatibility||OS independent; No software or drivers required|
|Special Notes / Requirements||System and Cable Requirements||Available 3.5" or 5.25" front bay|
|Available internal SATA data connector|
|Available SATA or LP4 Molex internal power connector|
|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||2.5” SATA enclosure|
|3.5” front-panel drive bay|
|3.5” to 5.25” front bay adapter bracket|
|SATA data cable|
|SATA power cable|
|Molex power cable|
|USB-C to Micro-B cable|
|USB-A to Micro-B cable|
|set of drive-mounting hardware|
|4 - Included in Package||bay-mounting screws|
|1 - Included in Package||quick-start guide|
Add an extra SATA power outlet to your Power Supply
Make a right-angled connection to your SATA drive, for installation in tight spaces
Turn a 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD into a portable storage solution over USB 3.1 Gen 2, compatible for use with the S251BU31REM hot-swap bay
Connect your Micro-B USB 3.0 devices, with this high-quality USB 3.0 certified cable
Connect USB Micro-B devices to your USB-C host, using this durable 1-meter cable
Connect USB Micro-B devices to your USB Type-C host with reduced clutter
Desktop Front Bay Adapter
Due to the differences in manufacturing and design of Solid-State Drives (SSDs) and/or Hard Disk Drives (HDDs), the LED Indicators on our Drive Enclosures may not function as expected. Some unexpected activity may include LED Indicators always on and/or flashing constantly with no Drive activity. This unexpected LED Indicator activity may vary from Drive to Drive. Some Drives use signaling that the Drive Enclosure can interpret, while other Drives use signaling that is not recognized by the Drive Enclosure.
When you troubleshoot issues with a hard drive rack, 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 rack, 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.
Yes, this mobile rack does support hot-swapping of SATA drives. To use this feature, it is required that the SATA port is set to Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) mode and hot-swapping is enabled. On most motherboards, this is performed within the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) or the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). If you are using a SATA controller card, consult the motherboard manufacturer's technical documentation for the correct steps to accomplish this.
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.
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