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2.5in USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive Enclosure - 9.5/12.5mm HDD

Turn a 2.5in SATA Hard Drive (9.5mm or 12.5mm) into a Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

Product ID: SAT2510B12U3

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  • Supports both 9.5mm and 12.5mm 2.5" form factor SATA hard drives
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compliant host interface supporting data transfer rates up to 5Gbps
  • High Speed USB 2.0 compliant host interface, with transfer rates up to 480Mbps

The SAT2510B12U3 USB 3.0 External SATA Hard Drive Enclosure lets you connect a 2.5in (SATA, SATA II, SATA III) hard drive or solid state drive (SSD) through USB 3.0. Uniquely designed to be able to fit both 9.5mm and high capacity 12.5mm height hard drives for compatibility with virtually any available SATA hard drive. Large capacity drives (tested with up to 1TB) can be used to greatly enhance your computer's storage/backup capabilities.

Supporting data transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps, this external HDD enclosure delivers access to files at lightning fast speeds - 10x that of USB 2.0, and 60% faster than SATA II eSATA. Plus, the USB 3.0 interface is backward compatible with USB revisions 2.0 and 1.1, so the enclosure can be used with older systems that don't support the newest USB standard (at speeds of 480Mbps and 12 Mbps, respectively).

Applications

  • Take advantage of new laptops and desktops with USB 3.0 connectivity
  • Turn a high capacity 12.5mm SATA hard drive into portable, external storage
  • Create a fast, portable external storage solution for desktops, laptops or netbooks
  • Upgrade from a USB 2.0 drive enclosure to faster USB 3.0
  • Add-on extra storage to almost any USB enabled computer system
  • Backup important data to an external storage device
  • Share large files between computers quickly and securely without a network
  • Retrieve data from old SATA drive, or turn the unused drive into additional external storage space

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Transfer rates up to 5Gbps with new SuperSpeed USB 3.0, while still backward compatible with older USB 2.0 systems, for a versatile external storage solution
  • Supports both 9.5mm and 12.5mm height 2.5in SATA hard drives and powered completely from USB, for a versatile portable enclosure
  • Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030844536

Compatibility

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

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Drive Connectors SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)
1 - Host Connectors USB 3.0 Micro-B (10 pin, SuperSpeed)
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)
Humidity 10% ~ 90% RH
Hardware Interface USB 3.0
Number of Drives 1
Drive Size 2.5in
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Drive Installation Fixed
Fan(s) No
Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM1051
Indicators 1 - LED Indicators Green - Power & Activity
Packaging Information Package Length 18 cm [7.1 in]
Package Width 12 cm [4.7 in]
Package Height 65 mm [2.6 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 331 g [11.7 oz]
Performance Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
UASP Support No
Type and Rate SATA III (6 Gbps)
Hardware Raid Supported No
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with up to 1TB 5400 RPM hard drives
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Material Aluminum and Plastic
Max Drive Height 12.5 mm [0.5 in]
Product Length 14 cm [5.5 in]
Product Width 75 mm [3.0 in]
Product Height 15 mm [0.6 in]
Weight of Product 190 g [6.7 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 port
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package 2.5in USB 3.0 Hard Drive Enclosure
USB 3.0 cable
Package of screws
Screw Driver
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

Compliance letters

  • WEEE
    • 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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