Product ID: S2510BU33PW
The S2510BU33PW USB 3.0 encrypted hard drive enclosure lets you to turn your 2.5-inch SATA hard drive (HDD) or solid state drive (SSD) into an AES-encrypted external drive.
To ensure all of the data on your drive is protected from unauthorized access, the secure enclosure uses an Advanced Encryption Standard Algorithm (256-bit AES). Once your encryption is set, access to the content is only authorized through a customized PIN that you set and enter using the sleek built-in touchpad. The encryption is hardware based, eliminating the hassle of complicated software installation and configuration.
The hard drive enclosure ensures maximum performance, with support for USB 3.0 transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps. The enclosure also supports SATA III drives, ensuring you can still achieve high performance while accessing your SATA 6 Gbps SSD externally.
The S2510BU33PW is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||1 - Drive Connectors||SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)|
|1 - Host Connectors||USB 3.0 Micro-B (10 pin, SuperSpeed)|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)|
|Humidity||> 70% RH|
|Bus Type||USB 3.0|
|Number of Drives||1|
|Compatible Drive Types||SATA|
|Chipset ID||Renesas/NEC - MOLU03|
|Indicators||1 - LED Indicators||OLED readout display|
|Packaging Information||Package Height||53.0 mm [2.1 in]|
|Package Length||21.8 cm [8.6 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||326.0 g [11.5 oz]|
|Package Width||15.1 cm [5.9 in]|
|Performance||Type and Rate||USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s|
|Type and Rate||SATA III (6 Gbps)|
|Max Drive Capacity||Currently tested with up to 3TB 5400 RPM hard drives|
|Hot Swap Capability||No|
|General Specifications||256-bit AES Hardware Encryption|
|Max Drive Height||9.5 mm [0.4 in]|
|Product Length||12.3 cm [4.8 in]|
|Product Width||77.0 mm [3.0 in]|
|Product Height||14.0 mm [0.6 in]|
|Weight of Product||94.0 g [3.3 oz]|
|Software||OS Compatibility||OS independent; No software or drivers required|
|Special Notes / Requirements||Note||It is recommended that you use this enclosure as additional storage for important files and not as a backup (Unless also regularly backed up)|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||USB 3.0 to 2.5" SATA III Enclosure w/Encryption|
|USB 3.0 Cable|
|Mini screw driver|
|2 - Included in Package||Drive installation screws|
Add two flushmount USB 3.0 ports to your ExpressCard-enabled laptop
Connect a USB 3.0 Micro USB external hard drive to your computer
Minimize clutter and position your USB 3.0 Micro devices near your desktop or laptop computer easily, with a thin, flexible cable
Position your USB 3.0 Micro devices near your desktop or laptop easily, with a thin, more flexible cable
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.
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:
Before you can access a new or formatted drive in your operating system, you need to initialize it first and then create a partition on the drive. A partition defines an area of the drive to use for storing data. The partition uses a file system (for example, ex-FAT, NTFS, and so on).
Note: You typically only need to initialize a drive if the drive is new. If you cannot find an uninitialized drive in Disk Management, skip the following steps and try to partition your device.
Press the Windows key + R, type compmgmt.msc, and click Run to open Computer Management.
Navigate to Disk Management.
When prompted to, initialize your disk(s). If you are running Windows® 7 or later and are using a drive larger than 2TB, initialize the disk(s) with GPT. If you are running an earlier version of Windows, initialize the disk(s) with MBR. For more information, visit the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/support/faqs/technical-support?topic=hard-drives#mbr-vs-gpt.
Note: The following steps create an NTFS partition that uses the entire drive space. To use a different file system, select a different option in step 6.
Right-click Unallocated or RAW volume, and select New Simple Volume.
In the New Partition Wizard, click Next.
Select Primary partition.
Leave the partition size set to default, and click Next.
Assign a drive letter or leave it set to the default, and click Next.
Enter the following settings to format the partition:
The new drive should appear in Windows Explorer.
Before you can access a new or formatted drive in your operating system, you need to initialize it first and then create a partition on the drive. A partition defines an area of the drive to use for storing data. The partition uses a file system (for example, HFS+, ex-FAT, NTFS, and so on).
Mac OSX detects a drive that needs to be initialized and automatically prompts you to initialize the drive. If you are prompted to initialize the drive, click Initialize. If you are not prompted to initialize the drive and you cannot find the drive in Finder, you will need to create a partition on the drive.
Note: The following steps create an HFS+ (Mac OS Extended (Journaled)) partition that uses the entire drive space.
To create a partition on a new drive, complete the following:
Navigate to Applications and click Utilities.
Open Disk Utility.
Select the new drive and click the Partition tab.
Click Options and verify that it is set to GUID Partition Table.
Enter a name for the partition.
The drive should now be accessible in Finder.
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