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3.5in Black External USB IDE Hard Drive Enclosure

Turn a 3.5" IDE hard drive into an external hard drive connected through USB 2.0

Product ID: IDE3510U2

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  • Plug and play for USB 2.0 - can be setup in minutes, designed for easy installation
  • Aluminum design cools and protects hard drive
  • Saves time - Hot-swap capability allows you to connect and disconnect drives without having to shut down computer

The IDE3510U2 USB IDE Hard Drive Enclosure provides cost-effective external storage, letting you connect a 3.5in IDE hard drive to a computer through USB 2.0 - perfect for extending the useful life of older IDE hard drives.

Compatible with USB 2.0-enabled Mac and PC computers, the hard drive enclosure features an attractive aluminum and steel chassis that provides maximum durability and heat dissipation.

Applications

  • Easy add-on storage for business or personal use
  • Archive or make backups to existing data for added security
  • Share important files and applications between computers
  • Ideal for storing data from digital cameras, DV camcorders, MP3 files, computer games or for backing up personal and work documents

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Thumbscrew features simplifies hard drive installation
  • Sturdy aluminum enclosure is designed to maximize heat dissipation, optimizing performance by keeping the drive running cooler
  • A fast, easy way to store data for both desktop and notebook computers

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030837095

Compatibility

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

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Drive Connectors IDE (40 Pin, EIDE/PATA)
LP4 (4 pin; Large Drive Power)
1 - Host Connectors USB B (4 pin)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Storage Temperature 10~90%RH
Humidity -20°C to 75°C (-4°F to 167°F)
Hardware Interface USB 2.0
Number of Drives 1
Drive Size 3.5in
Compatible Drive Types IDE (ATA)
Drive Installation Fixed
Fan(s) No
Chipset ID Initio - INIC-151
Indicators 1 - LED Indicators Red - Drive Activity
Green - Power Indicator
Packaging Information Package Length 9.5 in [24.1 cm]
Package Width 4.0 in [10.2 cm]
Package Height 5.2 in [13.2 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 35.3 oz [1000 g]
Performance Type and Rate USB 2.0 - 480 Mbit/s
UASP Support No
Hardware Raid Supported No
Max Drive Capacity 750Gb
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Material Aluminum and Steel
Product Length 8.7 in [22.2 cm]
Product Width 1.3 in [33 mm]
Product Height 4.9 in [12.4 cm]
Weight of Product 17.6 oz [499 g]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Input Voltage 115V AC
Output Voltage 12V DC
Output Current 2A
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Plug Type N
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package 3.5" USB 2.0 IDE Hard Drive Enclosure
Black Enclosure Stand
USB 2.0 Cable
Power Adapter
Instruction Manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

Troubleshooting

Note: If you are using an IDE hard drive 1 Gigabyte in size or smaller, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/hard_drive_accessories_minimum_ide_hard_drive_size

If you are unable to detect your IDE (PATA) drive using a StarTech.com product, you may need to change the jumper settings on your drive. The jumpers switch the drive between Master, Slave, and Cable Select for most drives. A jumper is a small plastic piece that slides on top of two pins to electrically short them together.

When it does not mention what IDE drive configuration is required or if there is only one drive in the setup, the drive should be configured as Master. If Master is not working, try using the drive in Cable Select.

There is no standard position for the jumpers on IDE drives. On some drives, the jumper diagram is on the label that is on the top of the drive. On other drives, there are markings on the circuit board for CS, MA, and SL, which means a jumper shorts the pins vertically in that position. For more information, refer to the documentation provided by the manufacturer.

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.

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.

Before You Buy

Note: For more information on how to detect an IDE hard drive, visit http://www.startech.com/faq/hard_drive_accessories_ide_detection.

Older IDE drives are not supported by current StarTech.com products. Typically, these drives were made earlier than the mid-to-late 1990s and are smaller than 1 Gigabyte in size.

There are a number of reasons that older IDE drives may not be detected, including the following:

  • The drive uses PIO (Programmed Input/Output) mode and not DMA (Direct Memory Access).

  • The drive is non-ATA or is using an ATA mode that predates the chipset's compatibility (usually older than ATA-4).

  • The sector size is not 512 bytes.

Unfortunately there is no workaround in these situations. An older system or an older IDE controller card must be used to access older IDE drives.

Compliance and safety

Compliance letters

  • RoHS
    • Language: English
  • WEEE
    • Language: English

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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