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USB 3.1 (10Gbps) 2.5" SATA SSD/HDD Enclosure with Integrated USB-C Cable

Create a fast and portable data storage solution for your USB Type-C enabled laptop

Product ID: S251BU31C3CB

  • Turn a 2.5” drive into fast USB 3.1 external storage for your USB-C enabled tablet or laptop
  • Built-in USB-C cable makes it ultra-portable and means one less thing to carry with you
  • Supports SATA I, II, III (up to 6Gbps)
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  • Sleek, durable aluminum housing
  • Supports 5 mm - 9.5 mm drive height
  • Powered directly from the USB port
  • UASP support for enhanced performance
£45.99 GBP exc VAT
£55.19 GBP inc VAT
370+ In stock
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Overview

Here’s a great way to add ultra-fast, ultra-portable data storage to your USB-C™ enabled tablet or laptop, including MacBook, Chromebook Pixel™ and Dell XPS 12. This USB 3.1 Gen 2 drive enclosure features a built-in USB-C cable that makes it easy to connect a 2.5 in. SATA hard drive (HDD) or solid-state drive (SSD) to your computer through its USB-C port.

Portable storage with a built-in USB-C cable

This ultra portable drive enclosure tucks easily into your laptop bag to provide fast access to external data storage.

This portable drive enclosure turns your 2.5 in. SATA solid-state drive or hard drive into external data storage that’s easy to take with you. Its compact, lightweight design makes it convenient to tuck into your laptop bag or carrying case.

To maximize portability, the enclosure features a built-in USB-C cable, so you never have to worry about forgetting to bring your connector cable with you wherever you go. The cable wraps safely around the enclosure while it’s not in use, to prevent damage or tangles and take up less space in your laptop bag. The USB Type-C™ connector is small and reversible, which makes for easier insertions and less risk of port damage. The drive enclosure is USB powered, with no external power adapter required, which means one less thing to carry with you.

Ultra-fast data transfer speeds

The integrated USB-C cable on the the drive enclosure connects easily to the USB-C port on your laptop.

The drive enclosure connects easily to the USB-C port on your laptop or tablet, allowing you to access and store files, faster than ever. This USB 3.1 Gen 2 drive enclosure lets you leverage the high performance of the latest SSDs and hard drives. It supports data transfer rates of up to 10Gbps - twice the speed of USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1) technology.

The drive enclosure supports SATA I, II and III (up to 6Gbps) and also supports UASP for enhanced performance.

Sleek design in durable aluminum

Engineered with a sleek and durable aluminum housing, the enclosure is equipped to keep your data safe and secure wherever you go. The aluminum housing also helps to distribute heat, to assist with dissipation. 

The S251BU31C3CB is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

Add portable external data storage to your USB-C equipped laptop or tablet using a 2.5 in. solid-state drive or hard drive

Use your SATA SSDs/HDDs at maximum speed, by taking advantage of ultra-fast USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) connectivity

Back up your important data to an external storage device

Share large files between computers quickly and securely, without a network

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 Fixed
Drive Size 2.5in
Fan(s) No
Interface 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 10 Gbps
MTBF 100000
TRIM Support Yes
Type and Rate USB 3.1 Gen 2 - 10 Gbit/s
SATA III (6 Gbps)
UASP Support Yes
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - USB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.1 (10Gbps)
Drive Connectors 1 - 22 pin SATA Data + Power (7 + 15 pin) Plug
Host Connectors 1 - USB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.1 (10Gbps)
Software
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Power and Activity
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
Cable Length 273 mm [10.7 in]
Color Black
Enclosure Type Aluminum and Plastic
Max Drive Height 9.5 mm [0.4 in]
Product Height 15.4 mm [0.6 in]
Product Length 138.8 mm [5.5 in]
Product Weight 126 g [4.4 oz]
Product Width 82.8 mm [3.3 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 226 g [8 oz]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB 3.1 2.5" SATA SSD/HDD enclosure with USB-C cable
3 - enclosure assembly screws
3 - drive-mount hardware screws
1 - screwdriver
1 - quick install guide
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

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This comes as a small solid metal case with 16" cable. The performance difference was amazing when testing this with a standard type enclosure. Smaller files (1-4k) seen an increase in speed of 2-3x for both reading and writing. While larger files (8k-16mb) seen around a 15x performance increase. Disclaimer - I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.
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