Product ID: S3510SMU33
The S3510SMU33 USB 3.0 hard drive enclosure enables you to connect a 3.5in SATA hard drive through an available USB port.
With support for UASP, the enclosure performs up to 70% faster than conventional USB 3.0, when paired with a UASP-enabled host controller to utilize the full potential of your SATA III hard drives. See our UASP testing results below for further details.
The HDD enclosure offers a versatile solution for increasing the storage/backup capabilities of your computer, with support for SATA I/II/III hard drives at capacities of up to 4TB. Plus, the enclosure features high-quality aluminum construction and a stylish silver design that looks great in any application.
To ensure compatibility with your computer system, the S3510SMU33 supports all of the leading operating systems, including: Windows, OSX, Linux and Google Chrome.
The S3510SMU33 USB 3.0 HDD enclosure is backed by a 2-year StarTech.com warranty and free lifetime technical support.
UASP is supported in Windows 8, Mac OSX (10.8 or above), and Linux. In testing UASP performs with a 70% faster read speed and 40% faster write speed over traditional USB 3.0 at peak performance.
At the same peak in testing UASP also shows an 80% reduction in required processor resources.
Testing results were obtained using an Intel® Ivy Bridge system, a UASP enabled StarTech.com Enclosure, and a SATA III solid state drive.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||Drive Connectors||1 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)|
|Host Connectors||1 - USB Type-B (9 pin) USB 3.0|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-10°C to 65°C (14°F to 149°F)|
|Humidity||Operation Humidity: 10% ~ 90% RH
Storage Humidity: 5% ~ 95% RH
|Number of Drives||1|
|Compatible Drive Types||SATA|
|Chipset ID||ASMedia - ASM1153E|
|Indicators||LED Indicators||1 - Power & Activity|
|Packaging Information||Package Height||4.2 in [106 mm]|
|Package Length||8.7 in [22 cm]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||1.8 lb [0.8 kg]|
|Package Width||5.3 in [13.5 cm]|
|Performance||Type and Rate||USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s|
|Type and Rate||SATA III (6 Gbps)|
|Hardware Raid Supported||No|
|Max Drive Capacity||No maximum currently known; tested with up to 14TB 7200 RPM hard drive.|
|Physical Characteristics||Weight of Product||11.3 oz [321 g]|
|Material||Aluminum and Plastic|
|Product Length||7.6 in [19.2 cm]|
|Product Width||1.2 in [31.4 mm]|
|Product Height||4.5 in [11.5 cm]|
|Power||Power Source||AC Adapter Included|
|Input Voltage||100 - 240 AC|
|Input Current||0.6 A|
|Output Voltage||12V DC|
|Output Current||2 A|
|Center Tip Polarity||Positive|
|Power Consumption (In Watts)||24|
|Software||OS Compatibility||OS independent; No software or drivers required|
|Special Notes / Requirements||System and Cable Requirements||Available USB port|
|What's in the Box||Included in Package||1 - 3.5” USB 3.0 SATA III HDD Enclosure|
|1 - Screw Kit|
|1 - Universal Power Adapter (NA/JP / UK / EU / ANZ)|
|1 - USB 3.0 Cable (1m)|
|1 - HDD Stand|
|1 - Product Manual|
Add two flushmount USB 3.0 ports to your ExpressCard-enabled laptop
Add 4 external USB 3.0 ports to a low profile or standard computer, through PCI Express
Connect your USB 3.0 devices, with this high-quality USB 3.0 certified cable
Add 2 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports to a computer through a PCI slot
Turn a 3.5” SATA Hard Drive into a UASP-supported USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
Replace your lost or failed power adapter
Add two USB 3.0 ports to your desktop computer through a PCI Express slot
Add 4 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports to a computer through a PCI slot
Connect your USB 3.0 devices with this high-quality USB 3.0 certified cable
Replace your lost or failed power adapter
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 determine if your hard drive will work in this enclosure, on the product page, click the Technical Specifications tab, and do the following:
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.
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