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USB to Slimline SATA CD/DVD Optical Drive Enclosure

Convert Slim SATA optical drive into a portable external CD/DVD drive

Product ID: SLMSOPTB

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  • Compact durable solid aluminum casing
  • Standard Slim SATA interface; Compatible with most Slim SATA CD/DVD drives
  • USB powered; includes a USB "Y" cable for extra power

Turn any Slim SATA CD/DVD Optical Drive into a portable external USB 2.0 Plug and Play CD/DVD ROM/Writer

The SLMSOPTB USB External Slimline CD/DVD drive enclosure features a Slim SATA interface to connect to a Slimline SATA Notebook CD/DVD R/W drive and a USB 2.0 mini B connection to a PC, Notebook, or Netbook.

Designed for durability and portability, this compact external optical drive enclosure features a solid aluminum casing and is backed by a 2-year StarTech.com warranty.

Applications

  • Add an external optical drive to a PC, Notebook, or Netbook that does not have a CD/DVD drive
  • Turn any spare slim SATA optical drive into an external USB attached optical drive
  • Portable external USB 2.0 optical drive Notebooks and Netbooks

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Ultra compact durable solid aluminum enclosure provide peace of mind and protection for the enclosure slim optical drive
  • Fully Plug and Play compatible, this enclosure does not require drivers or software and it compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs
  • Completely powered by USB, this USB 2.0 enclosure does not require an external power adapter to work, maximizing portability

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030839686

Compatibility

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

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Drive Connectors Slimline SATA (13 pin, Data & Power)
1 - Host Connectors USB Mini-B (5 pin)
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 2.0
Number of Drives 1
Compatible Drive Types Slimline SATA
Chipset ID SunplusIT - SPIF303
Packaging Information Package Length 21.2 cm [8.3 in]
Package Width 48 mm [1.9 in]
Package Height 17.6 cm [6.9 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 430 g [15.2 oz]
Performance Type and Rate USB 2.0 - 480 Mbit/s
UASP Support No
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Material Aluminum
Product Length 15.1 cm [5.9 in]
Product Width 13.6 cm [5.4 in]
Product Height 20 mm [0.8 in]
Weight of Product 270 g [9.5 oz]
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package Slim Optical Enclosure
2ft USB "Y" Cable
Package of mounting screws
Package of rubber feet
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

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

  • RoHS
    • Language: English
  • WEEE
    • 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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Sturdy Enclosure

By: Yankee - 04/19/2015
Easy to assemble a optical drive in the solid metal enclosure.
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