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4 Bay External Hard Drive Array Storage Tower – eSATA USB 2.0 Enclosure

Turn four SATA drives into an external storage device with USB 2.0 and eSATA connectivity

Product ID: SAT3540U2E

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  • High Speed USB 2.0 host interface, with transfer rates up to 480Mbps
  • SATA revision 2 compliant eSATA host interface with transfer rates up to 3.0Gbps
  • Manually switchable between eSATA and USB host interfaces

StarTech.com's SAT3540U2E Multi Bay External Hard Drive Enclosure is a high-performance 4-drive SATA enclosure connected to host systems through eSATA and/or USB. The enclosure can be connected to two systems simultaneously, one through USB and one through eSATA, allowing users to share installed SATA hard drives between the computers by switching host connections back and forth at the touch of a button.

The 4-drive SATA enclosure works with high capacity (tested with up to 4TB per bay) 3.5in Serial ATA hard drives (SATA, SATA II, SATA III) and features a removable front cover that ensures easy access while installing or removing the drives.

Applications

  • Add external storage solution without worrying about driver or software support
  • External storage that is easily transferable between different computer systems
  • Large volume external storage for backups/archiving
  • Video editing or photography professional/enthusiasts working with very large file sizes

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Support for up to 4 drives provide large amounts of storage with a choice of high speed interfaces from USB 2.0 or eSATA
  • The removable front cover and accessible drive bays allows drives to be replaced easily in case of failure or upgraded
  • An 80mm controllable cooling fan and aluminum chassis help to keep drives from overheating

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030836357

Compatibility

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  • Linux logo
  • Windows 7 logo
  • Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9) logo
Windows® 8/8.1 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64bit), Server 2008 (32/64), Vista(32/64), Server 2003 (32/64) XP(32/64), 2000
Apple® Mavericks (10.9) OSX Mountain Lion (10.8), Lion (10.7), Snow Leopard (10.6)
Linux

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 4 - Drive Connectors SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)
1 - Host Connectors eSATA (7 pin, Data)
USB B (4 pin)
Environmental Operating Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Storage Temperature -25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)
Humidity 90%RH
Hardware Interface USB 2.0 & eSATA
Number of Drives 4
Drive Size 3.5in
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Drive Installation Removable
Fan(s) Yes
1 - Fans 80 mm
Fan Bearing Type Ball Bearing
Chipset ID EXAR - XRS10L240
Indicators 2 - LED Indicators Fan mode indicators
Interface indicators
3 - LED Indicators Fan speed indicators
1 - LED Indicators Sync mode indicator (Blue - 6 second delay after disconnect to turn off, Orange - Standby right after disconnect, Off - Do nothing on disconnect)
Power indicator (Blue - On, Orange - Standby, Off - Off)
Packaging Information Package Length 29,3 cm [11,5 in]
Package Width 16,3 cm [6,4 in]
Package Height 27,1 cm [10,7 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 3,1 kg [6,9 lb]
Performance Type and Rate USB 2.0 - 480 Mbit/s
UASP Support No
Type and Rate SATA II (3 Gbps)
Hardware Raid Supported No
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with up to 4TB 5400 RPM hard drives per bay (16TB total)
Fan RPM Low - 1200rpm
Med - 1800rpm
High - 2500rpm
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Material Aluminum
Product Length 21,5 cm [8,5 in]
Product Width 12,6 cm [5,0 in]
Product Height 17 cm [6,7 in]
Weight of Product 1,8 kg [4,0 lb]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Input Voltage 115V-230V AC
Output Voltage 12V DC
Output Current 5A
Software OS Compatibility Windows® 8/8.1 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64bit), Server 2008 (32/64), Vista(32/64), Server 2003 (32/64) XP(32/64), 2000
Apple® Mavericks (10.9) OSX Mountain Lion (10.8), Lion (10.7), Snow Leopard (10.6)
Linux
Special Notes / Requirements Note Some operating modes of the enclosure require an eSATA host port to provide Port Multiplier (PM) support. Without PM support, only one of the drives will be accessible.
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package Four drive HDD enclosure
eSATA Cable
USB Cable
Screw driver and screw kit
Universal Power Adapter
Manual
3 - Included in Package Power Cords (NA/UK/EU)

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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.

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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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