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2.5in Black eSATA USB External Hard Drive Enclosure for SATA HDD

Turn a 2.5in SATA hard drive into a USB2.0 or eSATA external hard drive

Product ID: SAT2510BU2E

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  • SATA revision 2 compliant eSATA host interface, with supported transfer rates up to 3 Gbps
  • High Speed USB 2.0 host interface, with supported transfer rates up to 480 Mbps
  • Powered directly from the USB port

This eSATA/USB External Hard Drive Enclosure transforms virtually any 2.5" SATA (SATA, SATA II, SATA III) hard drive or solid state drive (SSD) into a cost-effective portable storage solution.

Ideal for storing digital multimedia and other demanding applications, the 2.5" SATA hard drive enclosure connects to a host computer using USB 2.0 or eSATA with support for data transfer rates of up to 3Gbps (using eSATA) or 480Mbps (through USB 2.0). Large capacity drives (tested with up to 1TB) can be used to greatly enhance your computer's storage/backup capabilities.

A truly portable solution, the compact hard drive enclosure features lightweight yet durable aluminum construction, as well as a small form factor design that fits perfectly into your pocket or notebook bag when not in use. To eliminate the hassle of having to find a power outlet when you are ready to back up data or load your stored files, the USB/eSATA enclosure offers USB-powered operation, requiring no external power supply.

Applications

  • Create a fast, portable external storage solution for desktops, laptops or netbooks
  • 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

  • Choose between eSATA or USB 2.0 connectivity depending on host system configuration/capabilities
  • A compact, aluminum chassis makes for a light-weight and easily portable storage solution with optimal heat dissipation characteristics that's powered over USB
  • Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030835978

Compatibility

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

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Connector Type(s) USB Mini-B (5 pin)
eSATA (7 pin, Data)
1 - Drive Connectors SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)
Humidity 5~95% RH
Hardware Interface USB 2.0 & eSATA
Number of Drives 1
Drive Size 2.5in
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Drive Installation Fixed
Fan(s) No
Chipset ID JMicron - JMB351
Indicators 1 - LED Indicators Single LED, flashes to show drive activity
Packaging Information Package Length 19.5 cm [7.7 in]
Package Width 15.5 cm [6.1 in]
Package Height 40 mm [1.6 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 340 g [12.0 oz]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate eSATA - 3Gbps
USB 2.0 - 480Mbps
UASP Support No
Hardware Raid Supported No
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with up to 1TB 5400 RPM hard drives
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Material Aluminum
Max Drive Height 9.5 mm [0.4 in]
Product Length 13.5 cm [5.3 in]
Product Width 70 mm [2.8 in]
Product Height 15 mm [0.6 in]
Weight of Product 90 g [3.2 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
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package 2.5” SATA Enclosure
eSATA Cable
USB to DC Cable
USB Cable
Screws
Screw Driver
Travel 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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  • 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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Perfect Fit!

By: Jmbeam3131 - 09/11/2015
I bought this product because my previous laptop had a hardware issue and would no longer turn on. This product allowed me to access the information from the old hard drive on my new laptop. Completely satisfied with this product only issue I have is that it does not always connect immediately to my laptop. Sometimes I have to unplug and replug in the enclosure several times before it will connect.
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