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StarTech SAT2510BU2E Aluminum 2.5" Black SATA USB2.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

  • 2.5"
  • USB2.0 & eSATA
  • Up to 500GB
  • Aluminum

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • Anonymous
  • 4/7/2015 7:34:47 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggseSATA does not work

Pros: Nice design. Comes with all cables (seriously, this is a big deal these days). USB works like a charm. Case does a good job if dissipating heat from hard drive by acting like a heat sink. .

Cons: eSATA just does not work. Do some Googling on this and you will see what I am talking about. The drive just kind of goes offline temporarily, and it will take the OS about a minute to re establish a connection. The power cable is a USB connector as well.

Other Thoughts: I bought this for the eSATA capability. Unfortunately,y I just ended up with a nice USB enclosure. It still works very well, but I cannot help but be disappointed.

Manufacturer Response:


Thank you for taking time to provide feedback regarding our SAT2510BU2E enclosure. We wish to apologize for the issues you've experienced, and we would like to help.

There is a possibility that the unit you received is faulty. However, there are a couple of other things to consider.

As you mentioned, for maximum portability this unit is powered via a USB port using the included cable. It is possible that the Power Management settings on the USB port are causing the drive to lose power after a certain period of time, resulting in the disconnection. Please check that the computer is not set to turn off the USB port to save power.

Have you been able to test the enclosure via eSATA with another computer? How about with another hard drive? If so, does the issue persist?

If the above steps do not help, please get in touch with us and reference case number 303-215801 so we can assist further. In the event the enclosure is faulty, the product is backed by a two year warranty, and replacing your unit would not be a problem.

You can also reply here and we will sure to follow up.

Thank You,

Customer Support

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  • Anthony W.
  • 3/16/2011 3:07:10 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSpeedy and reads my drive.

Pros: 2.5" meaning smaller so you can take it on the go of course. Come with all cables necessary to run even includes a travel pouch. eSATA speed are quite noticeable over USB. Good construction. The aluminum feels strong able to withstand some beatings. No screw issues as mentioned below. Case gets warm with the drive meaning plenty of heat dissipation.

Cons: No power with eSATA cable. requires another USB port to power the device. minor in my case since most of my computers have over 3 USBs.

Other Thoughts: Never know when you need an enclosure. I am going to get another one for a 3.5. Just wish I coughed up more for some of the 2.5 and 3.5 hybrid enclosures. Knocked off an egg because I only owned it for less than a day.

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  • Kevin B.
  • 5/7/2010 8:36:59 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood enclosure

Pros: The body of the case is aluminum with plastic end caps. The enclosure feels solid I can't flex the case with the drive enclosed. This enclosure comes with all the cables that are needed. You get 3 cables, an eSATA 3 foot, an USB-A to USB mini-B, and an USB-A to power for eSATA operation. There is a soft vinyl? slipcase that will store the drive and all the cables.

Setup is simple remove the plastic end connector from the enclosure, attach the drive to the end connector, reinsert the drive and connector into the enclosure body and tighten the screws with the included screwdriver.

Two LEDs show drive operation, green LED shows that the device is powered on, red LED shows when it is writing data.

Cons: A bit pricey, especially when including the shipping.

eSATA not including data and power in one cable is really a shame; I know is a specification issue but makes connecting eSATA devices a pain. On the go I'll tend to just grab just the USB mini-B cable as the enclosure runs fine, though noticeably slower on USB.

Other Thoughts: The silver version of this sells for a couple dollars cheaper, searching Newegg for SAT2510U2E should turn it up.

When looking for an enclosure make sure it has cables, buying your own can run $5-$10 per cable.

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  • David G.
  • 12/18/2009 12:46:47 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I found the unit worked well using either USB or the eSata connection.

Cons: The screws that hold the unit together are way too tiny and strip out very easy. They do give you four when only two is needed but I think the screw holes are not threaded properly. I even thried the 1/4 back back turn before going clockwise and the screws still stripped. Thses units should be plulled from the store shelf.

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