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.
Connector(s) Drive Connectors SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin) Receptacle Host Connectors SATA (7 pin, Data) Plug SP4 (4 pin, Small Drive Power) Male USB 3.1 USB Type Micro-B (10 pin, Gen 2, 10 Gbps) Female 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) 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 Indicators LED Indicators Activity(Red) Power(Green) Packaging Information Shipping (Package) Weight 140 g [4.9 oz] 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 SATA III (6 Gbps) USB 3.1 Gen 2 - 10 Gbit/s UASP Support Yes Physical Characteristics Color Black Enclosure Type Aluminum and Plastic Max Drive Height 9.5 mm [0.4 in] Product Height 15.9 mm [0.6 in] Product Length 132.8 mm [5.2 in] Product Weight 120 g [4.2 oz] Product Width 79.1 mm [3.1 in] Power Power Source USB-Powered 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 What's in the Box Included in Package 2.5? SATA enclosure 3.5? front-panel drive bay 3.5? to 5.25? front bay adapter bracket bay-mounting screws bracket-mounting screws Molex power cable quick-start guide SATA data cable SATA power cable set of drive-mounting hardware USB-A to Micro-B cable USB-C to Micro-B cable