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2.5in USB 3.0 Encrypted External Hard Drive Enclosure - Portable SATA HDD

Turn a 2.5” SATA Hard Drive or Solid State Drive into secured external storage with password entry

Product ID: S2510BU3PWPS

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  • No software or drivers required
  • Real time 256-bit AES hardware encryption
  • Built-in keypad

The S2510BU3PWPS USB 3.0 HDD Enclosure features keypad Encryption, enabling you to turn almost any 2.5-inch SATA hard drive (HDD) or solid state drive (SSD) into an AES-encrypted external hard drive. The enclosure supports large capacity hard drives (tested with up to 1TB), maximizing system storage expansion and backup capabilities.

Using an Advanced Encryption Standard algorithm (256-bit AES), all of the data on hard drives installed within the enclosure is securely protected from unauthorized users. Encryption is performed completely in-hardware and real-time, ensuring maximum performance while eliminating the need for complicated software installation. Access to the encrypted content is allowed through the built-in keypad, so any system that supports a USB storage device can be used to access the data.

The S2510BU3PWPS encrypted HDD enclosure is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • Business travelers who need to keep important documents on a portable external drive secure, while away from the office
  • Home and/or business users who need to keep secured backups of sensitive documents (e.g. financial)
  • Mobile users who want to make sure their sensitive files are kept private

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Real-time 256-bit AES encryption ensures data stored on your external drive is secure
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 allows for up to 5Gbps of data bandwidth for faster data transfers, while remaining backward compatible with USB 2.0 systems
  • Platform independent hardware encryption saves the hassle of installing software or drivers

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030851381

Compatibility

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

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Connector Type(s) USB 3.0 Mini-B (10 pin, SuperSpeed)
1 - Drive Connectors SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Humidity 5-90% RH
Hardware Interface USB 3.0
Bus Type USB 3.0
Number of Drives 1
Drive Size 2.5in
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Drive Installation Fixed
Chipset ID Fujitsu - MB86C311
Indicators 1 - LED Indicators 1_USB Connected
2_Input new password, and then press 'Enter' button
3_Input password, and then press 'Enter' button
4_Wrong password input or Error occurred
5_It's being processed. Please wait a second
Packaging Information Package Height 48 mm [1.9 in]
Package Length 100 mm [3.9 in]
Package Width 19 cm [7.5 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 196 g [6.9 oz]
Performance Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
UASP Support No
Type and Rate SATA II (3 Gbps)
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with up to 1TB 5400 RPM hard drives
Hot Swap Capability No
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Material Plastic
Max Drive Height 9.5 mm [0.4 in]
Product Length 78 mm [3.1 in]
Product Width 13.5 cm [5.3 in]
Product Height 16 mm [0.6 in]
Weight of Product 82 g [2.9 oz]
Power Power Source USB-Powered
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements Available USB 3.0 or 2.0 port
Note It is recommended that the enclosure act as a backup to important files, and not as additional storage (unless also regularly backed up), as lost passwords or hardware failure (SATA drive or enclosure) will result in the stored data being unrecoverable.
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package 2.5" SATA HDD Enclosure w/ Encryption
31in USB 3.0 Cable
Carrying Pouch
Instruction Manual

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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.

How To

To confirm that the Mac OS detects your USB device, complete the following:

  1. Click the Apple icon.
  2. Click About This Mac.
  3. Click More Info or System Report.
  4. Under the appropriate heading, confirm that your USB device is listed and that there isn't an error. For example, a network card would be under Ethernet Cards.

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.

Before You Buy

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.

To determine if your hard drive will work in this enclosure, on the product page, click the Technical Specifications tab, and do the following:

  • Make sure that the enclosure supports the storage size of your hard drive. If the storage size of your hard drive is larger than what the enclosure was tested with, the hard drive will likely still work with the enclosure.
  • Confirm that your hard drive uses the same interface type as the enclosure. For example, IDE, SATA, or M.2.
  • Make sure that the enclosure supports the physical size of your hard drive, such as 2.5 inches or 3.5 inches.
  • Make sure that the enclosure supports the height of your hard drive. For example, 9 mm or 15 mm.
  • Verify that the power consumption of your hard drive doesn’t exceed the power output of the enclosure. If you’re using multiple hard drives, make sure that the combined power consumption of all of the hard drives doesn’t exceed the power output of the enclosure.

Compliance and safety

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    • Language: English
  • RoHS
    • Language: English

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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