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)||1 - Drive Connectors||SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)|
|1 - Host Connectors||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||1 - LED Indicators||Power & Activity|
|Packaging Information||Package Height||4.2 in [10.6 cm]|
|Package Length||8.7 in [22 cm]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||28.1 oz [797 g]|
|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||7.5 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||1 - Included in Package||3.5” USB 3.0 SATA III HDD Enclosure|
|Universal Power Adapter (NA/JP / UK / EU / ANZ)|
|USB 3.0 Cable (1m)|
Add two USB 3.0 ports to your desktop computer through a PCI Express slot
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
Connect your USB 3.0 devices with this high-quality USB 3.0 certified cable
Turn a 3.5” SATA Hard Drive into a UASP-supported USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
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 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.
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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