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3.5in Silver USB 2.0 to SATA External Hard Drive Enclosure

Turn a 3.5in SATA drive into an external storage device with USB 2.0 connectivity

Product ID: SAT3510U2V

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  • High Speed USB 2.0 host interface, with supported transfer rates up to 480 Mbps
  • Power/Activity LED indicator
  • Light-weight and durable aluminum chassis

This External Hard Drive Enclosure lets you install a 3.5in SATA hard drive for connection to a computer using USB 2.0 - a cost-effective storage solution for a wide variety of applications including file and application sharing between desktop and laptop computers, data archiving, or simply backing up existing hard drives to preserve data security. Large capacity drives (tested with up to 4TB) can be used to greatly enhance your computer's storage/backup capabilities.

Designed with modern computer systems in mind, the USB 2.0 SATA hard drive enclosure is compatible with the IT industry's newest 3.5in SATA (SATA, SATA II, SATA III) drives and features a sleek, sturdy aluminum casing that looks terrific next to any MAC or PC system.

The enclosure is compatible with a broad range of Windows operating systems, Mac OS 9.0 and up and Linux, as well as Apple's Mac OS X Leopard operating system - including its breakthrough automatic "Time Machine" backup feature.

Applications

  • Create a fast, portable external storage solution for desktops, laptops or netbooks
  • Add-on extra storage to almost any USB enabled computer system
  • Backup important data to an external storage device
  • Share large files between computers quickly and securely without a network
  • Retrieve data from old SATA drive, or turn the unused drive into additional external storage space

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Hassle-free installation, with simple SATA to high speed USB 2.0 conversion
  • Maximum durability, with aluminum housing

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030831512

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 B (4 pin)
Hardware Interface USB 2.0
Number of Drives 1
Drive Size 3.5in
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Drive Installation Fixed
Fan(s) No
Chipset ID SunplusIT - SPIF215A
Indicators LED Indicators 1 - Solid Green -Power status
Blinking Green - Read/Write Drive Activity
Packaging Information Package Length 10.3 in [26.2 cm]
Package Width 3.5 in [8.9 cm]
Package Height 7.6 in [194 mm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 1.8 lb [0.8 kg]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 480 Mbps
Type and Rate USB 2.0 - 480 Mbit/s
UASP Support No
Type and Rate SATA II (3 Gbps)
Hardware Raid Supported No
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with up to 4TB 5400 RPM hard drives
Physical Characteristics Color Silver
Material Aluminum
Product Length 7.6 in [19.3 cm]
Product Width 1.2 in [31 mm]
Product Height 4.4 in [11.3 cm]
Weight of Product 11.5 oz [325 g]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Input Voltage 115V AC
Output Voltage 12V DC
Output Current 2A
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Plug Type M
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - 3.5in SATA HDD Enclosure
1 - Plastic Stand
1 - USB Cable
1 - Screw Kit
1 - Power Adapter
1 - Instruction 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.

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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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