USB 3.1 External Hard Drive Enclosure - 10Gbps - IP65 Rated
Rugged Hard Drive Enclosure | SATA III 6Gbps | 2.5" SSD or HDD | Military Rated
Product ID: S251BRU31C3
- Keep your data protected in harsh environments -- IP65-rated for dustproof and water-resistant protection
- Protect your drive against drops, shock and vibration with a military-rated SSD and HDD enclosure
- Experience fast data transfers with a USB 3.1 external hard drive enclosure that supports 10Gbps
This USB 3.1 external hard drive enclosure keeps your data protected in harsh environments. With data transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps, the enclosure gives you quick access to your data when you’re out in the field.
The 2.5" SATA hard drive enclosure supports both solid-state drives (SSD) and hard drives (HDD). It comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable and a USB-A to USB-C cable to support both USB-C and USB-A laptops and tablets.
Dustproof and Water Resistant
Be prepared for the unexpected. The SSD and HDD enclosure comes with an IP65 rating, which means that it’s both dustproof and water resistant.
It’s the perfect solution for people who work outside. Or, for people who work in environments with a lot of dust, like: construction sites, factories, or manufacturing facilities.
The rugged hard drive enclosure is military rated (MIL-STD-810G) to protect your drive against drops, shock, and vibration.
The exterior casing provides shock resistance, while the flexible silicone sleeve provides extra protection, absorbing the impact of bumps, rough baggage handling or drops. Inside, an extra layer of silicone provides drive stability.
Faster Transfer Speeds with USB 3.1
The enclosure delivers USB 3.1 performance with data transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps. It lets you leverage the high performance of the latest drives and alleviates bottlenecks while transferring data.
S251BRU31C3 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
- Keep your data protected - ideal for the outdoors or for use in industrial environments
- Edit your photos and videos while you’re away from your desk
- Back up important data to an external storage device
|Bus Type||USB 3.1 Gen 2|
|Chipset ID||ASMedia - ASM235CM|
|Compatible Drive Types||SATA|
|Industry Standards||MIL-STD-810G, Method 503.5 (Thermal Shock)
MIL-STD-810G, Method 514.6 (Vibration)
MIL-STD-810G, Method 516.6 (Shock)
MIL-STD-810G, Method 507.5 (Humidity)
MIL-STD-810G, Method 509.5 (Salt Spray)
MIL-STD-810G, Method 510.5, Procedure I (Sand and Dust)
MIL-STD-810G, Method 508.6 (Fungus)
|Interface||USB 3.1 Gen 2|
|Number of 2.5 inch bays||1|
|Number of Drives||1|
|Supported Drive Height(s)||7mm|
|Hot Swap Capability||No|
|Max Drive Capacity||Tested up to 2TB at 7200 RPM|
|Maximum Data Transfer Rate||10 Gbps|
|Type and Rate||USB 3.1 Gen 2 - 10 Gbit/s|
|SATA III (6 Gbps)|
|Drive Connectors||1 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin) Receptacle|
|Host Connectors||1 - USB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.1 (10Gbps)|
|Other Interface(s)||1 - USB 3.1 USB Type-A (9 pin, Gen 2, 10 Gbps) Female|
|OS Compatibility||OS independent; No software or drivers required|
|Special Notes / Requirements|
|Note||Windows 7 and earlier Windows versions do not support TRIM with USB to SATA devices.|
|LED Indicators||1 - Diagnostic LED (Drive Power and Activity)|
|Humidity||20% ~ 95% RH|
|Operating Temperature||-40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)|
|Max Drive Height||0.4 in [9.5 mm]|
|Product Height||1.2 in [3 cm]|
|Product Length||5.7 in [14.6 cm]|
|Product Width||4.4 in [11.2 cm]|
|Weight of Product||10.7 oz [304 g]|
|Package Height||2.5 in [63 mm]|
|Package Length||5.3 in [13.5 cm]|
|Package Width||7.1 in [18 cm]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||16.8 oz [475 g]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - drive enclosure|
|1 - USB-C to USB-C cable|
|1 - USB-C to USB-A cable|
|1 - foam drive pad|
|1 - hex key|
|1 - quick-install guide|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Before you can access a new or formatted drive in your operating system, you need to initialize it first and then create a partition on the drive. A partition defines an area of the drive to use for storing data. The partition uses a file system (for example, ex-FAT, NTFS, and so on).
Initialize a drive
Note: You typically only need to initialize a drive if the drive is new. If you cannot find an uninitialized drive in Disk Management, skip the following steps and try to partition your device.
Press the Windows key + R, type compmgmt.msc, and click Run to open Computer Management.
Navigate to Disk Management.
When prompted to, initialize your disk(s). If you are running Windows® 7 or later and are using a drive larger than 2TB, initialize the disk(s) with GPT. If you are running an earlier version of Windows, initialize the disk(s) with MBR. For more information, visit the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/support/faqs/technical-support?topic=hard-drives#mbr-vs-gpt.
Create a partition in a drive
Note: The following steps create an NTFS partition that uses the entire drive space. To use a different file system, select a different option in step 6.
Right-click Unallocated or RAW volume, and select New Simple Volume.
In the New Partition Wizard, click Next.
Select Primary partition.
Leave the partition size set to default, and click Next.
Assign a drive letter or leave it set to the default, and click Next.
Enter the following settings to format the partition:
- In the File System field, enter NTFS.
- Set the Allocation unit size to Default.
- In the Volume label field, enter <your name/reference>.
- Select the Perform a quick format check box.
- Clear the Enable file and folder compression check box.
- Click Next > Finish.
The new drive should appear in Windows Explorer.
Before you can access a new or formatted drive in your operating system, you need to initialize it first and then create a partition on the drive. A partition defines an area of the drive to use for storing data. The partition uses a file system (for example, HFS+, ex-FAT, NTFS, and so on).
Initialize a drive
Mac OSX detects a drive that needs to be initialized and automatically prompts you to initialize the drive. If you are prompted to initialize the drive, click Initialize. If you are not prompted to initialize the drive and you cannot find the drive in Finder, you will need to create a partition on the drive.
Create a partition on a drive
Note: The following steps create an HFS+ (Mac OS Extended (Journaled)) partition that uses the entire drive space.
To create a partition on a new drive, complete the following:
Navigate to Applications and click Utilities.
Open Disk Utility.
Select the new drive and click the Partition tab.
Click Options and verify that it is set to GUID Partition Table.
Enter a name for the partition.
The drive should now be accessible in Finder.
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Compliance and Safety
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- Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
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