Removable 2.5" SATA HDD Enclosure/Backup System/Mobile Rack for 3.5/5.25" Bay

Turn a 2.5in SATA drive into a front bay mounted removable HDD backup solution

Product ID: SAT2510U3REM

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  • Front-mount drive bay design, installs into any standard 3.5" or 5.25" bay
  • Unique enclosure style design provides the option to use as an internal mobile rack or an external USB 3.0 enclosure
  • Push-button drive ejection from the front-mount bay

The SAT2510U3REM Removable 2.5" SATA HDD Backup System/Mobile Rack turns a 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD drive into a removable hard drive that can also be used externally as a normal USB 3.0 enclosure.

This 2.5" SATA removable hard drive bay can be mounted into any 3.5" or 5.25" front bay, to provide a hot-swap capable mobile rack. Drives can then be easily installed and removed from the computer system without having to open the computer case every time, providing a convenient method of creating backups that can then be removed for safe keeping/archiving.

When outside of the drive bay, the enclosure can be used as a standard external USB 3.0 hard drive with up to 5 Gbps of data transfer bandwidth (10x more than USB 2.0). This makes the removable 2.5" hard drive bay an excellent accessory for people working with very large files and need to take them on the road.

For even more versatility, StarTech.com offers the SAT2510U3S, an extra 2.5in SATA Hard Drive Enclosure for the SAT2510U3REM, providing multiple enclosures that can be swapped in and out of the main computer. The SAT2510U3REM is also backward compatible with the USB 2.0 model, SAT2510U2S.

The SAT2510U3REM Removable HDD Backup System is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.


  • Add a hot-swap bay to a server or workstation computer, for a removable backup solution
  • Switch between fast internal storage and portable external storage
  • Environments where storage drives need to be replaced/removed regularly

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Simplifies managing/mounting backup drives, by adding removable internal storage
  • Quickly replace/exchange hard drives without having to open up the computer
  • Simplify deployments by being able to install in 3.5" or 5.25" front bays
  • Save time and backup data faster by taking advantage of SATA 6 Gbps host connections
  • Conveniently and safely access the drive even when removed from the host system
  • Hassle-free industry integration with UL 94 V-0 flammability rating

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030849449


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


Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Drive Connectors SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)
1 - Host Connectors SATA (7 pin, Data)
USB 3.0 Micro-B (10 pin, SuperSpeed)
SP4 (4 pin, Small Drive Power)
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 5% ~ 95% RH
Hardware Interface SATA
USB 3.0
Front Door Key Lock No
Number of Drives 1
Drive Size 2.5in
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Drive Installation Removable
Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM1053
ASMedia - ASM1456
Indicators 1 - LED Indicators Power/Activity (Green)
Packaging Information Package Height 80,0 mm [3,1 in]
Package Length 23,7 cm [9,3 in]
Package Width 15,5 cm [6,1 in]
Package Quantity 1
Shipping (Package) Weight 0,7 kg [1,6 lb]
Performance Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
SATA III (6 Gbps)
MTBF 100,000 hours
General Specifications Flammability rating of UL 94 V-0
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Material Aluminum and Plastic
Max Drive Height 9,5 mm [0,4 in]
Product Length 16,5 cm [6,5 in]
Product Width 14,6 cm [5,7 in]
Product Height 4,2 cm [1,6 in]
Weight of Product 410,0 g [14,5 oz]
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements Available 3.5" or 5.25" front bay
Available internal SATA data connector
Available SATA or LP4 Molex internal power connector
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package 2.5" SATA enclosure
3.5" Front Panel Drive Bay
3.5" to 5.25" Front Bay Adapter Bracket
15-pin SATA power to 4-pin SP4 small floppy power Adapter Cable
4-pin LP4 Molex power to 4-pin SP4 small floppy power Adapter Cable
SATA Cable
USB 3.0 A to Micro-B Cable
Screw Kit
Instruction Manual



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Frequently Asked Questions


When you troubleshoot issues with a hard drive rack, 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:

  • SATA and SAS cables
  • Hard drives
  • Hard drive rack

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the cables, hard drives, and hard drive rack in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.
  • Use a different cable, hard drive, and hard drive rack 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 rack, 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, it needs to be formatted. 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 assigned to it, 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.

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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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Good quality device. Well built. Easy install.

By: mikesd - 02/23/2014
I put this in a computer I built for a friend of mine.StarTech did a great job with this. The circuit board you put the drive on is nice and solid. All the holes line up perfectly. The hard drive is firmly secured with the INCLUDED screws. The box comes with a SATA power and Molex power plug. Good job all over StarTech. I'll be putting one in my personal build.
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