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3.5in Black USB 2.0 to IDE SATA External Hard Drive Enclosure

Turn an Internal 3.5" SATA or IDE Hard Drive into an External USB Hard Drive

Product ID: UNI3510U2

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  • Accepts either SATA or IDE (PATA) drives
  • High Speed USB 2.0 compliant host interface, with support for transfer rates up to 480 Mbps
  • Compatible with SATA 1.5/3.0/6.0Gbps or IDE 66/100/133 Mbps hard drives

This hybrid, 3.5in USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Hard Drive Enclosure lets you turn almost any 3.5in hard drive into a portable storage device! Compatible with both IDE (66/100/133) or SATA (SATA, SATA II, SATA III) hard drives, the enclosure offers a cost-effective and convenient choice for a variety of uses including data backups, digital image storage, multimedia storage, or simply putting an "outdated" drive to good use. Large capacity drives (tested with up to 4TB) can be used to greatly enhance your computer's storage/backup capabilities.

The UNI3510U2 IDE/SATA hard drive enclosure is designed and built to provide extreme durability and stability, while remaining an attractive addition to any environment with a stylish aluminum casing and fixed luminescent base that glows an eye-catching blue while the enclosure is powered.

Applications

  • Turn an unused IDE (PATA) or SATA hard drive into additional external storage
  • Technicians who work with and need to access a variety of different drives
  • Create a fast, portable external storage solution for desktops, laptops or netbooks
  • Add-on storage to any USB enabled computer system
  • Backup data to an external storage device for archiving or freeing up space

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Broad compatibility, with the option to install IDE or SATA drives

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030827331

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)
SATA (7 pin, Data)
SATA Power (15 pin)
LP4 (4 pin; Large Drive Power)
1 - Host Connectors USB B (4 pin)
Hardware Interface USB 2.0
Number of Drives 1
Drive Size 3.5in
Compatible Drive Types SATA & IDE
Drive Installation Fixed
Number of internal 3.5 inch bays 1
Fan(s) No
Packaging Information Package Length 11.2 in [28.5 cm]
Package Width 4.4 in [11.2 cm]
Package Height 7.0 in [17.8 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 3.0 lb [1.4 kg]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 480 Mbps
UASP Support No
Hardware Raid Supported No
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with up to 4TB 5400 RPM hard drives
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Material Aluminum
Product Length 8.7 in [22.2 cm]
Product Width 1.5 in [38 mm]
Product Height 5.5 in [14.0 cm]
Weight of Product 26.4 oz [748.4 g]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Input Voltage 115V AC
Output Voltage 12V DC
Output Current 2A
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Plug Type L
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 External HDD Enclosure
USB 2.0 Cable
LP4 Power Adapter Cable (Internal)
SATA Power Adapter Cable (Internal)
IDE Cable (Internal)
SATA Data Cable (Internal)
Mounting Screw Kit
AC 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.

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

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  • RoHS
    • 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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