Product ID: SAT2510B12U3
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).
|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|
|Number of Drives||1|
|Compatible Drive Types||SATA|
|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|
|Type and Rate||SATA III (6 Gbps)|
|Hardware Raid Supported||No|
|Max Drive Capacity||Currently tested with up to 1TB 5400 RPM hard drives|
|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]|
|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|
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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.
To determine if your hard drive will work in this enclosure, on the product page, click the Technical Specifications tab, and do the following: