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3.5in USB 3.0 External IDE / SATA III Universal Hard Drive Enclosure - Portable External HDD

Turn a 3.5” IDE or SATA Hard Drive into a USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

Product ID: UNI3510BMU32

5 stars (2 reviews) |
  • Accepts either SATA or IDE (PATA) drives
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compliant host interface supporting data transfer rates up to 5Gbps
  • Compatible with SATA 1.5/3.0/6.0 Gbps or IDE 66/100/133 Mbps hard drives

The UNI3510BMU32 USB 3.0 IDE/SATA Hard Drive Enclosure lets you connect almost any 3.5in hard drive (HDD) through an available USB port. The enclosure delivers optimal performance with a USB 3.0 connection, but is backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1 host connections as well.

This Hybrid 3.5" enclosure works with IDE 66/100/133 and SATA I/II/III hard drives, ensuring compatibility with virtually any 3.5in hard drive. Large capacity drives (tested with up to 4TB) can be used to greatly enhance your computer's storage/backup capabilities.

The HDD enclosure supports full SuperSpeed USB 3.0 data transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps - 10x faster than the USB 2.0 standard, and is backward compatible with older USB connections.

The UNI3510BMU32 features high quality aluminum construction, and is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • Add external storage to any USB enabled computer system
  • Turn an old SATA or IDE (PATA) hard drive into a portable, external storage solution for use with desktops, laptops or netbooks
  • Upgrade from an existing USB 2.0 drive enclosure to a faster USB 3.0 enclosure
  • Backup data to an external storage device for archiving or freeing up space

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Broad compatibility, with the option to install IDE or SATA drives
  • Can be used with any USB-enabled computer; optimal performance through USB 3.0, backward compatible with USB 2.0
  • Maximum durability, with aluminum housing

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030851725

Compatibility

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

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Drive Connectors IDE (40 Pin, EIDE/PATA)
LP4 (4 pin; Large Drive Power)
SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)
1 - Host Connectors USB Type-B (9 pin) USB 3.0
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 65°C (14°F to 149°F)
Humidity Operation Humidity: 10% ~ 90% RH
Storage Humidity: 5% ~ 95% RH
Hardware Interface USB 3.0
Number of Drives 1
Drive Size 3.5in
Compatible Drive Types SATA & IDE
Drive Installation Fixed
Number of internal 3.5 inch bays 1
Fan(s) No
Chipset ID JMicron - JMS539B
JMicron - JMD330
Indicators 2 - LED Indicators Power / Activity
Packaging Information Package Length 26 cm [10.2 in]
Package Width 13.2 cm [5.2 in]
Package Height 10.5 cm [4.1 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 863 g [30.5 oz]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
UASP Support No
Type and Rate SATA II (3 Gbps)
Hardware Raid Supported No
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with up to 4TB 7200 RPM hard drives
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Material Aluminum
Product Length 19.3 cm [7.6 in]
Product Width 31 mm [1.2 in]
Product Height 11.3 cm [4.4 in]
Weight of Product 320 g [11.3 oz]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Input Voltage 100 - 240 AC
Input Current 0.6 A
Output Voltage 12V DC
Output Current 2 A
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Plug Type M
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 to IDE / SATA II Hard Drive Enclosure
IDE Daughter Board
3 ft USB 3.0 Cable
Screw Kit
HDD Stand
Universal Power Adapter (NA / UK / EU)
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Frequently Asked Questions

Troubleshooting

Note: If you are using an IDE hard drive 1 Gigabyte in size or smaller, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/hard_drive_accessories_minimum_ide_hard_drive_size

If you are unable to detect your IDE (PATA) drive using a StarTech.com product, you may need to change the jumper settings on your drive. The jumpers switch the drive between Master, Slave, and Cable Select for most drives. A jumper is a small plastic piece that slides on top of two pins to electrically short them together.

When it does not mention what IDE drive configuration is required or if there is only one drive in the setup, the drive should be configured as Master. If Master is not working, try using the drive in Cable Select.

There is no standard position for the jumpers on IDE drives. On some drives, the jumper diagram is on the label that is on the top of the drive. On other drives, there are markings on the circuit board for CS, MA, and SL, which means a jumper shorts the pins vertically in that position. For more information, refer to the documentation provided by the manufacturer.

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.

Before You Buy

Note: For more information on how to detect an IDE hard drive, visit http://www.startech.com/faq/hard_drive_accessories_ide_detection.

Older IDE drives are not supported by current StarTech.com products. Typically, these drives were made earlier than the mid-to-late 1990s and are smaller than 1 Gigabyte in size.

There are a number of reasons that older IDE drives may not be detected, including the following:

  • The drive uses PIO (Programmed Input/Output) mode and not DMA (Direct Memory Access).

  • The drive is non-ATA or is using an ATA mode that predates the chipset's compatibility (usually older than ATA-4).

  • The sector size is not 512 bytes.

Unfortunately there is no workaround in these situations. An older system or an older IDE controller card must be used to access older IDE drives.

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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Great quality with USB 3.0

By: GMLlefutur - 07/08/2015
I bought this unit many weeks ago, Easy installation, high quality and well built enclosure.
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Super!

By: TPATH - 05/04/2016
I only purchased this HD enclosure a little more than a month ago but as of now I'm thrilled with this product. I'm feeling sure that my backed up data is secure from being lost as a result of a drive crash. I have had two terrible incidents where I lost tons of data using two of those unreliable desktop type external drive. They crash with no warning. Data on them gone in an instant. Being able to use a more stable and sturdy HD for back ups has made my concerns about losing data, less stressful. By the way the instructions were plain and easily followed and the enclosure is made of high quality material. I'm quite satified with this product. Dwight Kehoe
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