The S2510BPU33 USB 3.0 Hard Drive Enclosure with UASP lets you connect a 2.5in SATA III hard drive (HDD) or solid state drive (SSD) through an available USB port. The enclosure delivers optimal performance with a USB 3.0 connection, but is backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1 host connections as well.
Enhanced with UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol), this 2.5" SATA III enclosure performs up to 70% faster than conventional USB 3.0 when paired with a UASP-enabled host controller. Using a more efficient protocol than the traditional USB BOT (Bulk-Only Transport), UASP reduces latency, significantly increasing transfer speeds and reducing processor usage to utilize the full potential of your SATA III hard drives. See our UASP testing results below for further details.
With support for SATA I/II/III, and large capacity drives (tested up to 1TB) this HDD enclosure is compatible with virtually any 2.5in SATA hard drive, and greatly increases the storage/backup capabilities of your computer.
For added portability the USB 3.0/SATA III enclosure features tool-less HDD installation, and requires no external power adapter.
To ensure compatibility with your computer system, the S2510BPU33 supports all of the leading operating systems, including: Microsoft Windows(R), (8/7/Vista/XP/Server 2008/Server 2003), Apple(R), OSX (10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6), Linux, and Google Chrome OS(TM),.
Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
Improved Performance with UASP
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(R), Ivy Bridge system, a UASP enabled StarTech.com Enclosure, and a SATA III solid state drive.
Connector(s) Drive Connectors SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin) Host Connectors USB 3.0 Micro-B (10 pin, SuperSpeed) Environmental Humidity Operation Humidity: 10% ~ 90% RH
Storage Humidity: 5% ~ 95% RH Hardware Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM1053 Compatible Drive Types SATA Drive Installation Fixed Drive Size 2.5in Fan(s) No Interface USB 3.0 Number of Drives 1 Indicators LED Indicators Power & Activity Packaging Information Shipping (Package) Weight 0.2 kg [0.4 lb] Performance Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with up to 1TB 5400 RPM hard drives RAID No Type and Rate SATA III (6 Gbps) USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s UASP Support Yes Physical Characteristics Color Black Enclosure Type Plastic Max Drive Height 9.5 mm [0.4 in] Product Height 15 mm [0.6 in] Product Length 131.9 mm [5.2 in] Product Weight 70.1 g [2.5 oz] Product Width 88 mm [3.5 in] Power Power Source USB-Powered Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements Available USB port What's in the Box Included in Package 18" USB 3.0 Cable 2.5" USB 3.0 to SATA III HDD Enclosure HDD Pad Product Manual