Product ID: UNI2510U2V
The UNI2510U2V 2.5" HDD Enclosure offers versatile data storage, letting you turn a 2.5" SATA or IDE hard drive (HDD) or solid state drive (SSD) into an external hard drive connected through USB 2.0 - a cost-effective solution for a variety of uses including data backups, digital image storage, multimedia storage, or simply putting an "outdated" legacy hard drive (IDE) to good use. Large capacity drives (tested with up to 1TB) can be used to greatly enhance your computer's storage/backup capabilities. The external hard drive enclosure features a tool-less design that eliminates the time (and tools) that would typically be required to install or replace a hard drive in an external enclosure. The USB-based enclosure also offers the "One Touch Backup" feature, which lets you automate backups that can be triggered at the touch of a button, instead of having to manually drag and drop folders and files from the host computer to the external HDD. The UNIV2510U2V USB IDE/SATA hard drive enclosure includes a USB Y-cable that when (both USB connectors) are connected to the powered host computer eliminates the need for an external power adapter for the external drive.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||1 - Drive Connectors||IDE (44 Pin, EIDE/PATA, 2.5" HDD)|
|SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)|
|1 - Host Connectors||USB Mini-B (5 pin)|
|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)|
|Number of Drives||1|
|Compatible Drive Types||SATA & IDE|
|Chipset ID||JMicron - JM20337|
|Indicators||1 - LED Indicators||Blue (Solid - Power, Blinking - Activity)|
|Packaging Information||Package Length||17.3 cm [6.8 in]|
|Package Width||42 mm [1.7 in]|
|Package Height||13.3 cm [5.2 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||250 g [8.8 oz]|
|Performance||Type and Rate||USB 2.0 - 480 Mbit/s|
|Hardware Raid Supported||No|
|Max Drive Capacity||Currently tested with up to 1TB 5400 RPM hard drives|
|Physical Characteristics||Color||Black & Silver|
|Material||Aluminum and Plastic|
|Product Length||13.3 cm [5.2 in]|
|Product Width||78 mm [3.1 in]|
|Product Height||1.9 cm [0.7 in]|
|Weight of Product||130 g [4.6 oz]|
|Software||OS Compatibility||OS independent; No software or drivers required|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||2.5in HDD Enclosure|
|USB mini-B Y cable|
Connect and power your external mini-USB equipped hard drive through two standard USB ports on your computer
Use a Micro USB cable or power charger with older Mini USB devices.
Note: If you are using an IDE hard drive 1 Gigabyte in size or smaller, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/hard_drive_accessories_minimum_ide_hard_drive_size
If you are unable to detect your IDE (PATA) drive using a StarTech.com product, you may need to change the jumper settings on your drive. The jumpers switch the drive between Master, Slave, and Cable Select for most drives. A jumper is a small plastic piece that slides on top of two pins to electrically short them together.
When it does not mention what IDE drive configuration is required or if there is only one drive in the setup, the drive should be configured as Master. If Master is not working, try using the drive in Cable Select.
There is no standard position for the jumpers on IDE drives. On some drives, the jumper diagram is on the label that is on the top of the drive. On other drives, there are markings on the circuit board for CS, MA, and SL, which means a jumper shorts the pins vertically in that position. For more information, refer to the documentation provided by the manufacturer.
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.
Note: For more information on how to detect an IDE hard drive, visit http://www.startech.com/faq/hard_drive_accessories_ide_detection.
Older IDE drives are not supported by current StarTech.com products. Typically, these drives were made earlier than the mid-to-late 1990s and are smaller than 1 Gigabyte in size.
There are a number of reasons that older IDE drives may not be detected, including the following:
The drive uses PIO (Programmed Input/Output) mode and not DMA (Direct Memory Access).
The drive is non-ATA or is using an ATA mode that predates the chipset's compatibility (usually older than ATA-4).
The sector size is not 512 bytes.
Unfortunately there is no workaround in these situations. An older system or an older IDE controller card must be used to access older IDE drives.
To determine if your hard drive will work in this enclosure, on the product page, click the Technical Specifications tab, and do the following: