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2.5” Aluminum USB 3.0 SATA III Hard Drive Enclosure w/ UASP - SSD/HDD Height up to 12.5mm

Turn a 2.5in SATA SSD/HDD (up to 12.5mm) into a UASP-supported USB 3.0 External Drive

Product ID: S2510SM12U33

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  • Supports 2.5" SSD/HDD up to 12.5mm in height
  • UASP Support (Attached SCSI Protocol Specification Revision 1.0)
  • Compatible with USB 3.0/2.0/1.1 (5Gbps/480Mbps/12Mbps)

The S2510SM12U33 USB 3.0 to SATA hard drive enclosure with UASP enables you to connect a 2.5" SATA hard drive or solid state drive to your computer through an available USB port.  

With support for drives up to 12.5mm in height, and high-capacity SATA I/II/III drives (tested up to 1TB) this versatile USB 3.0 enclosure ensures compatibility with virtually any 2.5" SATA hard drive or solid state drive.

To maximize performance and better utilize the full potential of your SATA III SSD/HDD the enclosure supports UASP, which allows for transfer speeds up to 70% faster than conventional USB 3.0 when paired with a UASP-enabled host controller. See our UASP testing results below for further details.

The USB 3.0 enclosure features a sleek design with high-quality aluminum construction and ventilation, ensuring excellent heat dissipation.

To ensure compatibility with your computer system, the S2510SM12U33 supports all of the leading operating systems, including: Microsoft Windows® (8/7/Vista/XP/Server 2008/Server 2003), Apple® OSX (10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6), Linux, and Google Chrome OS™.

The S2510SM12U33 requires no external power adapter to maximize portability when carried as a laptop accessory and is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Improved Performance with UASP

UASP is supported in Windows 8, Mac OSX (10.8 or above), and Linux. In testing UASP performs with a 70% faster read speed and 40% faster write speed over traditional USB 3.0 at peak performance.

UASP Speed Diagram

At the same peak in testing UASP also shows an 80% reduction in required processor resources.

UASP Speed Diagram

Testing results were obtained using an Intel® Ivy Bridge system, a UASP enabled StarTech.com Enclosure, and a SATA III solid state drive.

Applications

  • Take advantage of your new laptop or desktop with USB 3.0 (UASP) connectivity
  • Connect a larger capacity SATA SSD up to 12.5mm in height to your computer as an external USB 3.0 hard drive
  • Use as a portable hard drive that can travel with your laptop
  • Retrieve data from old SATA drive, or turn the unused drive into additional external storage space
  • Share large files between computers quickly and securely without a network
  • Back up important data to an external storage device
  • Add extra storage to almost any USB enabled computer system
  • Create a fast, portable external storage solution for desktops, laptops or netbooks

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Maximum drive compatibility with support for SSDs/HDDs up to 12.5mm in height
  • Time-saving file transfers, up to 70% faster than traditional USB 3.0 when used with a UASP-supported host
  • Helps to prevent drive failure by providing excellent heat dissipation, with vented aluminum housing

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030854757

Compatibility

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

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Host Connectors USB 3.0 Micro-B (10 pin, SuperSpeed)
1 - Drive Connectors SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)
Environmental Operating Temperature 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)
Humidity 5% ~ 95% 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
Number of 2.5 inch bays 1
Fan(s) No
Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM1053 - 6G
Indicators 1 - LED Indicators Power/Activity LED
Packaging Information Package Height 48 mm [1.9 in]
Package Length 16 cm [6.3 in]
Package Width 13 cm [5.1 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 245 g [8.6 oz]
Performance Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
UASP Support Yes
Type and Rate SATA III (6 Gbps)
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with up to 1TB 7200 RPM hard drives
Physical Characteristics Color Silver
Material Aluminum
Max Drive Height 12.5 mm [0.5 in]
Product Length 12.5 cm [4.9 in]
Product Width 78 mm [3.1 in]
Product Height 24 mm [0.9 in]
Weight of Product 122 g [4.3 oz]
Power Power Source USB-Powered
Input Voltage 5 DC
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Plug Type H
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 USB 3.0 SATA HDD Enclosure
USB 3.0 A to Micro B Cable
Screw kit
Foot pad set
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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  • 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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