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StarTech SAT2510B12U3 Aluminum / Plastic 2.5" Black SATA II USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Hard Drive Enclosure

  • Plug-and-Play / Hot-Swapable
  • Supports USB 3.0/20/1.1
  • Support 9.5mm and 12.5mm drive height
  • LED indicators
  • Light-weight and durable
  • USB Powered
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Turn a 2.5" SATA Hard Drive (9.5mm or 12.5mm) into a Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive through a simple USB 3.0 connection. With the latest USB 3.0 technology, performance is increased by 10 fold, compared to USB 2.0 offering maximum speed of up to 5 Gbps. Quickly store and back-up your data. 

  • newegg 3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD Compatible This enclosure supports both 9.5mm and 12.5mm height 2.5in SATA I/II/III hard drives and SSD, offering an ideal solution for your external storage needs. Plus, a large capacity drive (tested with up to 1TB) can be used to greatly enhance your computer storage/backup capabilities.
  • newegg SuperSpeed USB3.0 technology The StarTech SAT2510B12U3 external HDD Enclosure delivers data transfer rates up to 5Gbps with new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, while remaining backward compatible with older USB 2.0/USB 1.1 systems, for a versatile external storage solution.

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AC Adapter
Aluminum / Plastic
Internal Interface
External Interface
USB 3.0
Chipset ID: ASMedia - ASM1051
Color: Black
Compatible Drive Types (Type and Rate): SATA
Drive Connectors: SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin) Receptacle
Drive Installation: Fixed
Drive Size: 2.5in
Enclosure Type: Aluminum and Plastic
Fan(s): No
Host Connectors: USB 3.0 Micro-B (10 pin ; SuperSpeed) Female
Humidity: 10% ~ 90% RH
Included in Package: 2.5in USB 3.0 Hard Drive Enclosure
Instruction Manual
Package of screws
Screw Driver
USB 3.0 cable
Interface: USB 3.0
LED Indicators: Green - Power & Activity
Max Drive Capacity: Currently tested with up to 1TB 5400 RPM hard drives
Max Drive Height: 12.5 mm [0.5 in]
Number of Drives: 1

OS Compatibility: Windows® 8/8.1 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64bit), Server 2008 (32/64), Vista(32/64), Server 2003 (32/64) XP(32/64), 2000
Apple® Mavericks (10.9) OSX Mountain Lion (10.8), Lion (10.7), Snow Leopard (10.6)
Power Adapter Included: USB-Powered
Product Height: 15 mm [0.6 in]
Product Length: 140 mm [5.5 in]
Product Weight: 190 g [6.7 oz]
Product Width: 75 mm [3 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight: 331 g [11.7 oz]

System and Cable Requirements: Available USB port
Type and Rate: SATA III (6 Gbps)
USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
UASP Support: No
Turn a 2.5in SATA Hard Drive (9.5mm or 12.5mm) into a Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive. The SAT2510B12U3 USB 3.0 External SATA Hard Drive Enclosure lets you connect a 2.5in (SATA, SATA II, SATA III) hard drive or solid state drive (SSD) through USB 3.0. Uniquely designed to be able to fit both 9.5mm and high capacity 12.5mm height hard drives for compatibility with virtually any available SATA hard drive. Large capacity drives (tested with up to 1TB) can be used to greatly enhance your computer''s storage/backup capabilities.

Supporting data transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps, this external HDD enclosure delivers access to files at lightning fast speeds - 10x that of USB 2.0, and 60% faster than SATA II eSATA. Plus, the USB 3.0 interface is backward compatible with USB revisions 2.0 and 1.1, so the enclosure can be used with older systems that don''t support the newest USB standard (at speeds of 480Mbps and 12 Mbps, respectively).

Dimensions & Weight

5.51" x 2.95" x 0.59"
6.71 oz.

Quick Info


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

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  • Allen D.
  • 9/14/2012 3:13:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Enclosure

Pros: Nice build quality - brushed black aluminum finish.

Fast transfer speeds - 40-50MB/s sustained transfer speeds over USB 3.0 with a standard Western Digital drive from an old external. (was only getting about 20MB/s)

Very nice case.

Cons: A little pricey - but you get what you pay for. No plastic parts here!

Other Thoughts: I don't think the connection is loose at all - the drive does not move in the enclosure once sealed tight (whilst just sitting on your desk). The screws are small so give them a good twist. If you shake the drive vigorously, it will move around in there (could use a rubber bumper or something) but it doesn't lose the data connection.

I think the larger external connection is actually more reliable the the mini-USB connection for these USB 3.0 drives...

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  • James R.
  • 12/21/2011 3:13:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLoose Cable

Pros: very fast read/write speeds, only needs one cable.

Cons: super loose cable, wiggles in the encloser and connection is lost 75% of the time and not on just one but I had bought two and both have the same problem.

Other Thoughts: This item is very pricy to have such a defect. Not worth the money in my book. Look at the end of the cables and if its not in the shape of either a mini usb or a full usb use caution.

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