Hard Drive Enclosure for 3.5in SATA Drives - USB 3.0

Turn a 3.5” SATA Hard Drive into a UASP-supported USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

Product ID: S3510SMU33

3.2 stars (5 reviews) |
  • Compliant with USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP) Transport Specifications
  • Lightweight and durable aluminum enclosure
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compliant host interface supporting data transfer rates up to 5Gbps
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$52.99USD

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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.

Improved Performance with UASP

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.

UASP Speed Diagram

At the same peak in testing UASP also shows an 80% reduction in required processor resources.

UASP Speed Diagram

Testing results were obtained using an Intel® Ivy Bridge system, a UASP enabled StarTech.com Enclosure, and a SATA III solid state drive.

Applications

  • Take advantage of new laptops and desktops with USB 3.0 (UASP) connectivity
  • Turn a high capacity SATA hard drive into portable, external storage
  • Create a fast, portable external storage solution for desktops, laptops or ultrabooks
  • Upgrade from a USB 2.0 drive enclosure to faster USB 3.0
  • Add on extra storage to almost any USB-enabled computer system
  • Share large files between computers quickly and securely without a network
  • Retrieve data from an old SATA drive, or turn the unused drive into additional external storage space

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Save time, with file transfers up to 70% faster than traditional USB 3.0 when used with a UASP-supported host
  • Maximum durability, with aluminum housing

Partner Numbers

  • Tech Data 11209665
  • ASI 142105
  • D&H S3510SMU33
  • Ingram Micro USA RZ4059
  • SYNNEX US STA-S3510SMU33
  • UPC 065030852241

Compatibility

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

Specifications

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
Hardware Interface USB 3.0
Number of Drives 1
Drive Size 3.5in
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Drive Installation Fixed
Fan(s) No
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
UASP Support Yes
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]
Color Silver
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

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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

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.

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.

Compliance and safety

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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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This product is awesome!

By: John - 01/15/2014
This product is awesome! I would recomment the enclosure to all my friends! A great toolkit for any IT professionals!
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Heavy

By: Aeschylus - 11/15/2018
It is very heavy and big, needs 2 cables to connect to a computer (one power cable and one data cable)
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(1 Stars)

No support for linux users

By: unhappyLinuxUser - 09/20/2019
There is no support for Linux users although the description states "3510SMU33 supports all of the leading operating systems, including: Windows, OSX, Linux and Google Chrome". The manual also complete dismisses Linux...
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Matt, Customer Support on 9/23/2019 5:14:11 PM
We understand your disappointment with our S3510SMU33 and we'd like to provide assistance. This is a standard USB 3.0 enclosure and is compatible with all standard operating systems. If you require assistance in Linux, please feel free to contact us at www.startech.com/support where our Technical Advisors are available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week to provide support.
(4 Stars)

Great enclosure but ejection problem

By: richardL - 08/13/2020
Old computer motherboard died and removed hard drive and enclosed in this. 500GB successfully saved. But blue light is always blinking even with everything closed and attempt to eject results in "Problem Ejecting USB Attached SCSI USB Mass Storage Device. Device is currently in use." But I see nothing using it.
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(3 Stars)

Keeps discs from sleeping upon inactivity

By: XVIII - 09/23/2020
Please be aware, that if you connect this device permanently, the disc inside never spins down on it's own, when there's no activity on the USB bus. If you spin it down manually (e.g. by using Linux' hdparm) the status LED is flashing permanently until you spin it up again. Besides that, it's a great product, but the lack if the spin down feature is a big issue for me.
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Stacey, Customer Support on 10/8/2020 10:57:32 AM
Hello, Thank you for your review. We do offer a product that has a spin down feature. We would recommend S351BU313. If you need any additional assistance or have any other questions please feel free to reach out to one of our Technical Advisors.
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