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

  • 2.5"
  • USB2.0 & eSATA
  • Up to 500GB
  • Aluminum
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This eSATA/USB External Hard Drive Enclosure transforms virtually any 2.5" SATA hard drive into a cost-effective portable storage solution.

Ideal for storing digital multimedia and other demanding applications, the 2.5" SATA hard drive enclosure connects to a host computer using USB 2.0 or eSATA with support for data transfer rates of up to 3Gbps (using eSATA) or 480Mbps (through USB 2.0). The enclosure supports up to 500GB maximum hard drive capacity.

A truly portable solution, the compact hard drive enclosure features lightweight yet durable aluminum construction, as well as a small form factor design that fits perfectly into your pocket or notebook bag when not in use. To eliminate the hassle of having to find a power outlet when you are ready to back up data or load your stored files, the USB/eSATA enclosure offers USB-powered operation, requiring no external power supply.

  • newegg Compatible with 3.5" SATA Hard Drives The StarTech SAT2510BU2E is compatible with 2.5", up to 500GB SATA I/II hard drives, offering an ideal solution for your portable storage needs.
  • newegg USB Powered The USB 2.0 interface enables high data transfer speeds of up to 480Mbps and plug-and-play connectivity while powering the StarTech SAT2510BU2E.
  • newegg eSATA Interface The StarTech SAT2510BU2E boasts an eSATA interface for an ultra-fast data transfer speed of up to 3Gb/s.
  • newegg Aluminum Enclosure The solid aluminum casing delivers excellent heat dissipation and provides tough, reliable hard drive protection. In addition, it gives the enclosure lightweight and portable characteristics.

Learn more about the STARTECH SAT2510BU2E

Model

Brand
StarTech
Model
SAT2510BU2E

Spec

Color
Black
Size
2.5"
Material
Aluminum
Internal Interface
SATA
External Interface
USB2.0 & eSATA
Maximum Capacity (per Bay)
Up to 500GB
Specifications
Drive Type: Supports 2.5" SATA & SATA II hard drives (9.5mm height only)

Chipset: JMicron JM20316

Max. HD Capacity: 500 GB

OS Compatibility: Windows 2000/ XP(32/64bit)/ Vista(32/64bit)/ 7(32/64bit)/ Server 2008 R2, Linux, and Mac OS X and up
Features
•eSATA or USB 2.0 connectivity to host computer
•LED Indicators (drive power/status)
•The maximum supported hard drive capacity is 500GB
•USB-Powered operation
•Compact, lightweight design
•Includes protective carrying pouch
•Durable, yet attractive black aluminum enclosure
•Drive power and activity LED indicator

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
5.24 "x 0.51" x2.83"

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day


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  • Allen K.
  • 3/16/2011 3:07:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • 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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