Product ID: S358BU33ERM
The S358BU33ERM 8-bay removable hard drive enclosure lets you access eight individual 2.5" or 3.5" hard drives simultaneously using a single eSATA or USB port.
For fast performance and efficient data transfers when connected through eSATA, the HDD enclosure supports full SATA III transfer speeds -- up to 6 Gbps. For universal compatibility, the enclosure can be connected through USB 3.0 with transfer speeds up 5 Gbps plus support for UASP, which supports performance up to 70% faster than conventional USB 3.0 when paired with a UASP-enabled host controller to utilize the full potential of your SATA III hard drives. See our UASP testing results below for further details.
The HDD enclosure supports the fastest drive technologies including SATA III (6 Gbps), hybrid drives and solid state drives (SSD), helping save you time through optimized performance from your external storage devices.
To help protect your drives the HDD/SSD enclosure has a built-in fan that keeps your drives running at optimal temperatures. Plus, the metal drive trays ensure maximum heat dissipation. To ensure compatibility with your computer system, the drive enclosure is OS independent.
Please note that in order to access multiple drives, the enclosure requires that your host device supports port multiplier. For desktop computers without port multiplier capability, StarTech.com offers the 2 Port PCI Express eSATA Controller Card (PEXESATA2).
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 solid state drive.
The S358BU33ERM is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||8 - Drive Connectors||SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)|
|1 - Host Connectors||USB Type-B (9 pin) USB 3.0|
|eSATA (7 pin, Data)|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||5°C to 55°C (41°F to 131°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)|
|Humidity||10% ~ 90% non-condensing|
|Hardware||Interface||USB 3.0 & eSATA|
|Bus Type||USB 3.0 & eSATA|
|Number of Drives||8|
|Drive Size||2.5in & 3.5in|
|Compatible Drive Types||SATA|
|Number of 2.5 inch bays||8|
|Number of internal 3.5 inch bays||8|
|1 - Fans||120 mm|
|Fan Bearing Type||Sleeve Bearing|
|Chipset ID||JMicron - JMB575M
JMicron - JMS567
|Indicators||8 - LED Indicators||Drive Activity / Interface LED|
|1 - LED Indicators||Power LED|
|HDD Ready LED|
|USB / eSATA LED|
|Packaging Information||Package Height||28,3 cm [11,1 in]|
|Package Length||50,8 cm [20,0 in]|
|Package Width||50,4 cm [19,8 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||8,6 kg [19,0 lb]|
|Performance||Air Flow Rate||35CFM|
|Noise Level||20.4 dBA|
|Maximum Data Transfer Rate||6 Gbps|
|Type and Rate||USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s|
|Type and Rate||eSATA (6 Gbps)|
|Hardware Raid Supported||No|
|Max Drive Capacity||Currently tested with up to 6TB 7200 RPM hard drives|
|Hot Swap Capability||Yes|
|General Specifications||Supports 2.5in Solid State Drives (SSD) and Hard Drives (HDD) using a 2.5in to 3.5in drive adapter such as 25SAT35HDD and 25SATSAS35|
|Product Length||35,0 cm [13,8 in]|
|Product Width||15,0 cm [5,9 in]|
|Product Height||34,0 cm [13,4 in]|
|Weight of Product||8,6 kg [19,0 lb]|
|Power||Power Source||AC Adapter Included|
|Input Voltage||100 - 240 AC|
|Input Current||6 A|
|Power Consumption (In Watts)||120|
|Software||OS Compatibility||OS independent; No software or drivers required|
|Special Notes / Requirements||System and Cable Requirements||Computer system with available USB port or eSATA port. The enclosure requires that the host device supports port multiplier to access multiple drives simultaneously.|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||USB 3.0 / eSATA SSD/HDD Enclosure|
|SATA to eSATA full profile bracket|
|USB 3.0 cable|
|2.5/3.5” drive installation screw kit|
|8 - Included in Package||2.5/3.5” drive trays (preinstalled)|
|3 - Included in Package||Power cables (NA/UK/EU)|
Add 2 eSATA ports to your desktop computer through a PCI Express expansion slot
Extend a USB 3.0 port from the back of your computer to your desktop
Connect USB 3.0 devices, even in hard to reach areas and tight spaces
Connect to your external solutions and transfer data at 10x the speed of USB 2.0
Connect your external SATA storage devices to your Laptop or desktop.
Connect your external SATA storage devices to your Laptop or desktop.
Connect eSata devices to a standard SATA port
Add 2 external or internal SATA 6 Gbps ports to a computer, through a PCI Express slot
SATA hard drive controllers require a feature called port multiplier to read more than one hard drive per SATA or eSATA port. The port multiplier feature is not standard on many SATA hard drive controllers.
If your computer is only recognizing one of your hard drives, you need to plug the eSATA cable into a SATA controller that includes the port multiplier feature. If none of your current hard drive controllers include this feature, you can add a hard drive controller that does support port multiplier in any available expansion slot (for example, PCI, PCI-Express, PCMCIA, CardBus, or ExpressCard). StarTech.com has hard drive controllers available that support the port multiplier feature. To view the hard drive controllers, click here: http://startech.com/Cards-Adapters/HDD-Controllers/SATA-Cards/?filter_PORTMULTIPLIER=Yes.
If you have a hard drive controller card that does support the port multiplier feature but it is only reading one hard drive at a time, update the drivers of the hard drive controller. To find the most current StarTech.com drivers, click here: http://www.startech.com/Support.
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.
You should not upgrade your device's firmware if you do not have any issues with the functionality of your device. The only time you should consider an upgrade is if you are experiencing a problem with the device, and you have confirmed that the firmware addresses this problem. You can confirm this is the case by reviewing the documentation included with the firmware or by consulting with our Technical Support team. Incorrectly upgrading firmware can result in diminished performance so it is best to contact StarTech.com if you would like to perform this operation.
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.
To determine if your hard drive will work in this enclosure, on the product page, click the Technical Specifications tab, and do the following:
Check out our review guidelines.