Product ID: SLMSOPTB
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.
|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)|
|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|
|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|
Connect and power your external mini-USB equipped hard drive through two standard USB ports on your computer
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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