USB 3.0 to Slimline SATA ODD Enclosure

Turn your Blu-ray or DVD ROM drive into a portable, external disk drive

Product ID: SLSODDU33B

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  • Increase the capabilities of your computer by adding external support for a DVD or Blu-ray ROM drive
  • Save time accessing files with USB 3.0 performance
  • Protect your optical disc drive with a solid aluminum housing
Your price
€27,99 EUR excl. VAT
€34,99 EUR incl. VAT

This durable optical drive enclosure helps make your laptop, Ultrabook™ or tablet even more powerful by adding an external USB 3.0 Optical Disk Drive (ODD). Simply slide your slimline SATA Blu-ray, CD or DVD-ROM drive into this compact portable enclosure to add optical reading and writing support to your computer.

Save time accessing your files

With USB 3.0 as the output interface, the drive enclosure supports up to 5Gbps transfer rate. Now you can access videos and other large files quickly to save valuable time while you’re on the go.

Compact portability, durable convenience

With a durable, solid-aluminum housing, this top-quality external enclosure gives you the compact portability you need when you’re on the move or in the field. Plus, the enclosure is USB-powered, so you won’t have to carry a power adapter with you everywhere you go.

Works with your Mac or PC

The optical drive enclosure is OS independent, so you can rest assured it’s compatible with any operating system including Mac®, Windows®, Linux® and Android™.

It’s also backward compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1, so you’ll be able to connect your optical drive to older computers.

The SLSODDU33B drive enclosure is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • Add a Blu-ray or DVD-ROM drive to your Ultrabook or laptop through USB 3.0
  • Back up data to external optical discs using a DVD or Blu-ray writer
  • Repurpose your spare slim SATA optical drive into a portable USB 3.0 optical drive

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Add Blu-ray, CD, or DVD functionality to your computer
  • Save time accessing files with a 5Gbps transfer rate
  • Carry this durable enclosure with you anywhere, without the need to bring a power adapter

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram DK V933425
  • UPC 065030860499

Compatibility

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

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Drive Connectors Slimline SATA (13 pin, Data & Power)
1 - Host Connectors USB 3.0 Micro-B (10 pin, SuperSpeed)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)
Humidity 10~90% RH
Hardware Interface USB 3.0
Bus Type USB 3.0
Number of Drives 1
Drive Size 5.25in
Compatible Drive Types Slimline SATA
Drive Installation Fixed
Supported Drive Height(s) 12.7mm
Chipset ID Initio - INIC-3619
Packaging Information Package Height 44 mm [1.7 in]
Package Length 15.1 cm [5.9 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 399 g [14.1 oz]
Package Width 20.8 cm [8.2 in]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
UASP Support No
Type and Rate SATA II (3 Gbps)
Hot Swap Capability Yes
General Specifications Supports Blu-ray, CD or DVD-ROM drives
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 260 g [9.2 oz]
Color Black
Material Aluminum and Plastic
Max Drive Height 17.5 mm [0.7 in]
Product Length 15 cm [5.9 in]
Product Width 13.6 cm [5.4 in]
Product Height 20 mm [0.8 in]
Power Power Source USB-Powered
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Special Notes / Requirements Note Some USB hosts may not provide enough power to operate the enclosure with an installed ODD from a single USB port. A USB Y-cable may be required to power the drive.
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package USB 3.0 to Slimline SATA ODD Enclosure
USB 3.0 cable
Installation screw kit
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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

Yes, this device is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. However, some USB hosts may not provide enough power to operate the enclosure from a single USB port. We recommend that you use a USB Y cable to provide additional power to your installed ODD. 

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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Won't work with a laptop

By: Piano043man - 02/24/2016
The drive works well with a HP Pro Desktop but won't work with a laptop
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Barry, Customer Support on 31/08/2016 10.48.03
Hi, Thanks for sharing your feedback on our USB 3.0 slimline ODD enclosure. The issue that you are encountering may be related to using this enclosure with a USB 2.0 port on your laptop. A USB 2.0 does not output enough power to detect and spin up the ODD you have in our enclosure. If you connect to a USB 3.0 port, this should not be a problem. Thank You

By: Jonas - 03/06/2016
You probably plugged it in a USB 2.0 port so it can't draw the amount of power needed for spinning the disc. Try, if the laptop has any USB 3.0 ports to plug it into them.
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Easy to assemble, works like a charm

By: Jonas B - 04/01/2016
Does a great job doing what it's supposed to do. Yet on my Win10 laptop I had to enter regedit and remover an upper key file for it to stop mounting and dismounting spontaneously. MS homepage provided me with a guide for this.
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By: Bjogno - 11/15/2020
Worked on my Win 7 but refuse to initiate on my win 10. USB 3 on both
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