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Hot-Swap Hard Drive Bay for 2.5" SATA SSD / HDD - USB 3.1 (10Gbps) Enclosure

Use the front bay of your desktop computer or server as a hot-swap drive bay

Product ID: S251BU31REM

  • Hot-swap your 2.5" SSD and HDD drives
  • Unique enclosure style design provides the option to use as an internal mobile rack or an external USB 3.1 enclosure
  • Access your data offline with a portable USB 3.1 (10Gbps) drive enclosure
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  • One USB-C to Micro-USB cable and one USB-A to Micro-USB cable included for compatibility with your USB-C and USB-A laptop
  • Front-mount drive bay design installs into any standard 3.5" or 5.25" bay
  • Push-button drive ejection from the front-mount bay
  • High-quality vented metal enclosure provides enhanced heat dissipation
  • Compatible with SATA revision 1/2/3 (1.5/3.0/6.0Gbps) drives
  • Supports 2.5" form factor SATA hard drives (HDD) and solid-state drives (SSD)
77,99 € EUR
VAT not included in the price
103+ In stock
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Overview

This hot-swap hard drive bay turns your 2.5" SATA hard drive or solid-state drive into a removable drive that you can use as a regular external USB 3.1 enclosure.

Hot swap your SATA storage

Mount the removable SATA drive bay into any 3.5" or 5.25" front bay, to provide a hot-swappable mobile rack. This makes it easy to install and remove the drive from the computer system without having to open the case every time, and provides a more convenient way to create backups that you can remove for data recovery and archiving.

Make your data portable

If you need access to your data outside of the office, you can use the enclosure portion as a standard USB 3.1 (10Gbps) enclosure -- a powerful external storage solution when you need access to your files while you’re on the road.

Simply eject the enclosure from the bay for portable data storage. Its lightweight, compact design makes it easy to tuck into a laptop bag or carrying case. The enclosure includes a Micro-USB to USB-A and a Micro-USB to USB-C cable, so you can plug the enclosure into your laptop and access your data anywhere you go.

Add scalability to your storage

For even more versatility, StarTech.com offers the S251BU31REMD, an extra 2.5" SATA Drive Enclosure for the S251BU31REM, providing multiple enclosures that can be swapped in and out of the main computer.

The S251BU31REM backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

Add a hot-swap bay to a server or workstation computer, for a removable data backup solution

Switch between fast internal storage and portable external storage

Environments where storage drives need to be replaced and removed regularly

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type USB 3.1 Gen 2
Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM1351
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Drive Installation Removable
Drive Size 2.5in
Front Door Key Lock No
Interface SATA
USB 3.1 Gen 2
Number of Drives 1
Supported Drive Height(s) 5mm
7mm
9.5mm
Performance
4Kn Support Yes
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with hard drives up to 2TB at 7200 RPM.
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 10Gbps
MTBF 100,000 hours
TRIM Support Yes
Type and Rate USB 3.1 Gen 2 - 10 Gbit/s
SATA III (6 Gbps)
UASP Support Yes
Connector(s)
Drive Connectors 1 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin) Receptacle
Host Connectors 1 - USB 3.1 USB Type Micro-B (10 pin, Gen 2, 10 Gbps) Female
1 - SATA (7 pin, Data) Plug
1 - SP4 (4 pin, Small Drive Power) Male
Software
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Special Notes / Requirements
System and Cable Requirements Available 3.5" or 5.25" front bay
Available internal SATA data connector
Available SATA or LP4 Molex internal power connector
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Power(Green)
1 - Activity(Red)
Power
Power Source USB-Powered
Environmental
Humidity Operation Humidity: 10% ~ 90% RH
Storage Humidity: 5% ~ 95% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 65°C (14°F to 149°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Aluminum and Plastic
Max Drive Height 9.5 mm [0.4 in]
Product Height 41.6 mm [1.6 in]
Product Length 154.8 mm [6.1 in]
Product Weight 426 g [15 oz]
Product Width 145.8 mm [5.7 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 715 g [25.2 oz]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - 2.5” SATA enclosure
1 - 3.5” front-panel drive bay
1 - 3.5” to 5.25” front bay adapter bracket
1 - SATA data cable
1 - SATA power cable
1 - Molex power cable
1 - USB-C to Micro-B cable
1 - USB-A to Micro-B cable
1 - set of drive-mounting hardware
4 - bay-mounting screws
4 - bracket-mounting screws
1 - quick-start guide
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

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Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Troubleshooting

When you troubleshoot issues with a hard drive rack, 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:

  • SATA and SAS cables
  • Hard drives
  • Hard drive rack

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the cables, hard drives, and hard drive rack in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.
  • Use a different cable, hard drive, and hard drive rack 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 rack, 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, it needs to be formatted. 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 assigned to it, 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.

Yes, this mobile rack does support hot-swapping of SATA drives. To use this feature, it is required that the SATA port is set to Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) mode and hot-swapping is enabled. On most motherboards, this is performed within the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) or the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). If you are using a SATA controller card, consult the motherboard manufacturer's technical documentation for the correct steps to accomplish this.