Encrypted Drive Enclosure for 2.5in SATA SSDs / HDDs - USB 3.0

Turn a 6 Gbps HDD or SSD into secure external storage with touchpad password entry

Product ID: S2510BU33PW

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  • Ensure your external drive data is secure and locked with real-time 256-bit encryption
  • Hassle-free operation, with a built-in touchpad
  • Optimal performance with support for SATA III hard drives capable of transfer speeds up to 6 Gbps
Your price
$3,375.59 MXN
VAT included in the price

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.

Applications

  • Protect yourself and your clients from identity theft with hardware-encrypted backups of confidential documents (e.g. financial)
  • Protect your important documents while traveling, with an encrypted hard drive that can't be accessed by others if lost or stolen
  • Quickly save and access files from your external SATA III drive

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Keep your data protected with a personalized PIN that's secured with real time 256-bit AES hardware encryption
  • Sleek, hassle-free operation with an elegant built-in touchpad for data access

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Mexico A8401DA
  • UPC 065030859691

Compatibility

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

Specifications

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
Hardware Interface USB 3.0
Bus Type USB 3.0
Number of Drives 1
Drive Size 2.5in
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Drive Installation Fixed
Fan(s) No
Chipset ID Renesas/NEC - MOLU03
Indicators 1 - LED Indicators OLED readout display
Packaging Information Package Height 2.1 in [53.0 mm]
Package Length 8.6 in [21.8 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 11.5 oz [326.0 g]
Package Width 5.9 in [15.1 cm]
Performance Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
UASP Support No
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
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Material Steel
Max Drive Height 0.4 in [9.5 mm]
Product Length 4.8 in [12.3 cm]
Product Width 3.0 in [77.0 mm]
Product Height 0.6 in [14.0 mm]
Weight of Product 3.3 oz [94.0 g]
Power Power Source USB-Powered
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
Drive case
2 - Included in Package Drive installation screws
1 - Included in Package Mini screw driver
Instruction manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

Troubleshooting

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

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:

  • 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.

Hard Drives

Windows 10 

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).

Initialize a drive

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.

  1. Press the Windows key + R, type compmgmt.msc, and click Run to open Computer Management.

  2. Navigate to Disk Management.

  3. 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.

  4. Click OK.

Create a partition in a drive

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.

  1. Right-click Unallocated or RAW volume, and select New Simple Volume.

  2. In the New Partition Wizard, click Next.

  3. Select Primary partition.

  4. Leave the partition size set to default, and click Next.

  5. Assign a drive letter or leave it set to the default, and click Next.

  6. Enter the following settings to format the partition:

  • In the File System field, enter NTFS.
  • Set the Allocation unit size to Default.
  • In the Volume label field, enter <your name/reference>.
  • Select the Perform a quick format check box.
  • Clear the Enable file and folder compression check box.
  1. Click Next > Finish.

The new drive should appear in Windows Explorer.

Mac OS

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).

Initialize a drive

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.

Create a partition on a 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:

  1. Open Finder.

  2. Navigate to Applications and click Utilities.

  3. Open Disk Utility.

  4. Select the new drive and click the Partition tab.

  5. Click Options and verify that it is set to GUID Partition Table.

  6. Enter a name for the partition.

  7. Click Partition.

The drive should now be accessible in Finder.

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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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very good device

By: Jude - 01/08/2020
Nice look compared to traditional drives, a must buy for techs to secure data easy to use very fast data transfer rate with usb 3.0 well built
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