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Rugged Hard Drive Enclosure - USB 3.0 to 2.5in SATA 6Gbps HDD or SSD - UASP

Product ID: S251BRU33

Gear up for the field with portable hard drive protection

Features
  • Protect your data even in the toughest field conditions

  • Military Rated (MIL-STD-810G) drive enclosure provides exceptional shock resistance

  • Outstanding water and dust resistance with IP-54 rating

More Features . . .
  • No tools needed to install or replace the hard drive

  • Fast performance with USB 3.0 w/UASP and SATA III (6 Gbps)

  • Works even in extreme temperatures of -40° to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)

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This rugged drive enclosure redefines data protection for on-the-go professionals. The military-grade construction protects your sensitive data from harsh field conditions.  It makes sure you’re equipped for unexpected challenges with a ruggedized water, dust, vibration and shock resistant enclosure.

Industry recognized protection against water and dust, with an IP54 rating

Rugged enclosure sitting outdoors on a rock bed in the rain

Keep your data safe and secure even through sudden downpours or dust storms. The robust enclosure provides superior water and dust resistance with an IP54 rating.

Drop tested for 4 meters (13 feet)

Diagram of 4 meter (13 feet) drop test

The rugged drive enclosure is enveloped in a silicone protective sleeve, and engineered to help protect your drive from accidental and unexpected shock, vibrations, and drops. It’s Military MIL-STD-810G rated and test-proven to withstand drops of up to 4 meters (13 feet). It was drop tested using a solid-state drive in the enclosure.

Data protection inside and out

Photo of rugged enclosure shown open with protective silicone sleeve beside

Wherever you go, the rugged drive enclosure delivers reliable data protection, inside and out.  The tough-wearing exterior casing provides shock-resistance, while the flexible silicone sleeve hugs the entire perimeter to ensure an extra measure of protection, absorbing the impact of accidental bumps, rough baggage handling or drops. Inside, an extra layer of silicone provides added drive stability.

Install your drive with ease, with a tool-less design

Diagram for tool-less design with a no-symbol over a screwdriver

It’s easy to turn your 2.5in SATA III (6Gbps) solid-state drive or hard drive into external storage. Simply remove the silicone sleeve, open the latch to insert your 2.5" drive into the rugged enclosure, and plug the included USB cable into the computer or hub USB port. There are no screws or tools needed.

70% faster than traditional USB 3.0, with UASP

Save time in the field, by storing and transferring content quickly. Enhanced with UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol), this rugged drive enclosure performs with a 70% faster read speed and 40% faster write speed over conventional USB 3.0, when paired with a UASP-enabled host controller.

Speed diagram showing enhanced performance for UASP, 70% faster than traditional USB

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.

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

Testing results were obtained using an Intel® Ivy Bridge system, a UASP enabled StarTech.com enclosure, and a SATA III (6Gbps) solid state drive.

The S251BRU33 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

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Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

Applications
  • Protect your data in harsh field conditions with this military-grade portable external storage solution - ideal for desktops, laptops or netbooks
  • Create an external USB storage drive using your 2.5in SATA III (6Gbps) solid-state drive or hard drive.
  • Add extra storage to any USB-enabled computer system
  • Back up important data to an external storage device
  • Share large files between computers quickly and securely without a network
  • Repurpose your unused 2.5in SATA drive as a rugged external hard drive
Product Numbers
Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type USB 3.0
Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM1153E
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Drive Installation Fixed
Drive Size 2.5in
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 3.0
Number of 2.5 inch bays 1
Number of Drives 1
Supported Drive Height(s) 7mm
9.5mm
Performance
Hot Swap Capability Yes
Max Drive Capacity Tested up to 2TB at 7200 RPM
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 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 3.0 Micro-B (10 pin, SuperSpeed) Female
Software
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Diagnostic LED (Drive Power and Activity)
Power
Power Source USB-Powered
Environmental
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)
Physical Characteristics
Cable Length 103 mm [4.1 in]
Color Black
Product Height 29 mm [1.1 in]
Product Length 143 mm [5.6 in]
Product Weight 265 g [9.4 oz]
Product Width 112 mm [4.4 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 402 g [14.2 oz]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB 3.0 rugged 2.5in enclosure
1 - USB 3.0 cable
1 - Foam pad for 7mm drives
1 - Instruction manual
Connector A 1 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin) Female
Connector B 1 - USB 3.0 Micro-B (10 pin, SuperSpeed) Male
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