Product ID: SAT3510BU3
The SAT3510BU3 Black USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure lets you connect a 3.5in SATA hard drive through USB 3.0 - a cutting edge external storage solution that lets you harness the speed and performance supported by the SuperSpeed USB interface. Large capacity drives (tested with up to 4TB) 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).
The drive enclosure features a compact, free-standing design that requires minimal desk space, and is equipped with an 80mm fan that helps keep the installed hard drive cool for peak performance.
To ensure compatibility with your computer system, the SAT3510BU3 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™.
Backed by 2-year warranty.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||1 - Drive Connectors||SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)|
|1 - Host Connectors||USB Type-B (9 pin) USB 3.0|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)|
|Storage Temperature||0°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)|
|Number of Drives||1|
|Compatible Drive Types||SATA|
|1 - Fans||80 mm|
|Fan Bearing Type||Sleeve Bearing|
|Chipset ID||ASMedia - ASM1051|
|Indicators||1 - LED Indicators||Solid - Power, Blinking - Activity|
|Packaging Information||Package Length||23.8 cm [9.4 in]|
|Package Width||86.2 mm [3.4 in]|
|Package Height||21.3 cm [8.4 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||1.1 kg [2.4 lb]|
|Performance||Type and Rate||USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s|
|Hardware Raid Supported||No|
|Max Drive Capacity||Currently tested with up to 2TB hard drives|
|Fan RPM||2500 RPM|
|Air Flow Rate||22 CFM|
|Noise Level||29 dBA|
|Material||Aluminum and Plastic|
|Product Length||14.3 cm [5.6 in]|
|Product Width||52.1 mm [2.1 in]|
|Product Height||18 cm [7.1 in]|
|Weight of Product||580 g [20.5 oz]|
|Power||Power Source||AC Adapter Included|
|Input Voltage||100 - 240 AC|
|Output Voltage||12V DC|
|Center Tip Polarity||Positive|
|Power Consumption (In Watts)||24|
|Software||OS Compatibility||OS independent; No software or drivers required|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||USB 3.0 SATA 3.5in Hard Drive Enclosure|
|3ft USB 3.0 Cable|
|Universal Power Adapter|
|3 - Included in Package||Power Adapter Plug (NA/UK/EU)|
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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.
To determine if your hard drive will work in this enclosure, on the product page, click the Technical Specifications tab, and do the following:
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