Product ID: S251BRU31C3
This USB 3.1 external hard drive enclosure keeps your data protected in harsh environments. With data transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps, the enclosure gives you quick access to your data when you’re out in the field.
The 2.5" SATA hard drive enclosure supports both solid-state drives (SSD) and hard drives (HDD). It comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable and a USB-A to USB-C cable to support both USB-C and USB-A laptops and tablets.
Be prepared for the unexpected. The SSD and HDD enclosure comes with an IP65 rating, which means that it’s both dustproof and water resistant.
It’s the perfect solution for people who work outside. Or, for people who work in environments with a lot of dust, like: construction sites, factories, or manufacturing facilities.
The rugged hard drive enclosure is military rated (MIL-STD-810G) to protect your drive against drops, shock, and vibration.
The exterior casing provides shock resistance, while the flexible silicone sleeve provides extra protection, absorbing the impact of bumps, rough baggage handling or drops. Inside, an extra layer of silicone provides drive stability.
The enclosure delivers USB 3.1 performance with data transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps. It lets you leverage the high performance of the latest drives and alleviates bottlenecks while transferring data.
S251BRU31C3 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 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (24 pin, 10Gbps)|
|1 - Other Interface(s)||USB 3.1 USB Type-A (9 pin, Gen 2, 10 Gbps)|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||-40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)|
|Humidity||20% ~ 95% RH|
|Interface||USB 3.1 Gen 2|
|Bus Type||USB 3.1 Gen 2|
|Industry Standards||MIL-STD-810G, Method 503.5 (Thermal Shock)
MIL-STD-810G, Method 514.6 (Vibration)
MIL-STD-810G, Method 516.6 (Shock)
MIL-STD-810G, Method 507.5 (Humidity)
MIL-STD-810G, Method 509.5 (Salt Spray)
MIL-STD-810G, Method 510.5, Procedure I (Sand and Dust)
MIL-STD-810G, Method 508.6 (Fungus)
|Number of Drives||1|
|Compatible Drive Types||SATA|
|Number of 2.5 inch bays||1|
|Supported Drive Height(s)||7mm|
|Chipset ID||ASMedia - ASM235CM|
|Indicators||1 - LED Indicators||Diagnostic LED (Drive Power and Activity)|
|Packaging Information||Shipping (Package) Weight||16.8 oz [475 g]|
|Package Length||5.3 in [13.5 cm]|
|Package Width||7.1 in [18 cm]|
|Package Height||2.5 in [63 mm]|
|Performance||Maximum Data Transfer Rate||10 Gbps|
|Type and Rate||USB 3.1 Gen 2 - 10 Gbit/s|
|Type and Rate||SATA III (6 Gbps)|
|Max Drive Capacity||Tested up to 2TB at 7200 RPM|
|Hot Swap Capability||No|
|Max Drive Height||0.4 in [9.5 mm]|
|Product Length||5.7 in [14.6 cm]|
|Product Width||4.4 in [11.2 cm]|
|Product Height||1.2 in [3 cm]|
|Weight of Product||10.7 oz [304 g]|
|Software||OS Compatibility||OS independent; No software or drivers required|
|Special Notes / Requirements||Note||Windows 7 and earlier Windows versions do not support TRIM with USB to SATA devices.|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||drive enclosure|
|USB-C to USB-C cable|
|USB-C to USB-A cable|
|foam drive pad|
USB-A to USB-C™ Cable | USB-IF Certified | USB 3.1 (10Gbps)
Connect your USB Type-C devices, with reduced clutter
Power your USB Type-C devices
Connect your USB Type-C devices
Connect a USB Type-C device to your laptop or desktop computer with reduced clutter
Add an external USB Type-C and two external USB Type-A ports to your computer, plus an IDC header port that can provide two internal USB 3.0 ports
Add one USB Type-C and one USB Type-A port (10Gbps) to your computer, through a PCI Express slot
Add two 10Gbps USB Type-C ports to your computer, through a PCI Express slot
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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