StarTech 3.5in Silver USB 3.0 External SATA III Hard Drive Enclosure


Key features

  • Compliant with USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP) Transport Specifications
  • Lightweight and durable aluminum enclosure
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compliant host interface supporting data transfer rates up to 5Gbps
  • Backward compatible with high Speed USB 2.0 host interface, with transfer rates up to 480Mbps
  • Power/Activity LED indicator
  • Compatible with SATA revision I/II/III (1.5/3.0/6.0 Gbps) drives
  • Plug-and-Play and Hot-Swap compatible
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP)
  • 3.5" SATA Hot-Swappable Drive
  • 6 Gb/s Data Transfer Rate
  • Plug and Play
  • LED Indicators for Power and Activity
  • Aluminum and Plastic Housing
  • Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux Compatible
  • Portable External Storage

Number of Bays 1 x 3.5"
Connections 1 x USB Type-B (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
Compatible Drive Interface SATA, SATA II, SATA III
UASP Support Yes
OS Compatibility Windows
AC Input Power 100 to 240VAC, 50 / 60Hz at 0.6A
DC Input Power 12VDC at 2A
Operating Temperature 32 to 104F / 0 to 40C
Operating Humidity 10 to 90%
Storage Temperature 14 to 149F / -10 to 65C
Storage Humidity 5 to 95%
Material of Construction Aluminum, Plastic
Bridge Chipset ASMedia, ASM1053E
Status Monitoring LED Indicator
Dimensions (W x H x D) 7.5 x 1.2 x 4.5" / 191.5 x 31.4 x 115.4mm
Weight 11.2oz / 317.0g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.8 x 5.3 x 4.1"

The silver 3.5" USB 3.0 SATA III External Hard Drive Enclosure with UASP from StarTech lets you connect a 3.5" SATA III hard drive (HDD) through an available USB port. The enclosure delivers optimal performance with a USB 3.0 connection and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0/1.1 host connections.

Enhanced with USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP), this 3.5" 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 and significantly increases transfer speeds while reducing processor usage to utilize the full potential of the SATA III hard drives.

With support for SATA I/II/III, and large capacity drives (tested up to 4TB), this HDD enclosure is compatible with virtually any 3.5" SATA hard drive and can greatly increase the storage/backup capabilities of your computer.

The 3.5" USB 3.0/SATA III enclosure features high-quality aluminum construction, ensuring durability. UASP is supported in Windows 8, Mac OS X (10.8 or above), and Linux. Moreover, UASP delivers 70% faster read speed and 40% faster write speed over traditional USB 3.0 at peak performance.

The external drive is compliant with USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP) transport specifications
Lightweight and durable aluminum enclosure
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compliant host interface supporting data transfer rates up to 5 Gb/s
High-speed USB 2.0 compliant host interface with transfer rates up to 480 Mb/s
LED indicator for power and activity
Compatible with SATA revision I/II/III (1.5/3.0/6.0 Gb/s) drives
Plug-and-play and hot-swap compatible
Vented drive tray
-Take advantage of laptops and desktops with USB 3.0 (UASP) connectivity

-Turn a high-capacity SATA hard drive into a portable external storage solution

-Create a fast, portable external storage solution for desktops, laptops, or netbooks

-Upgrade the USB 2.0 drive enclosure to the SuperSpeed USB 3.0

-Add extra storage to almost any USB-enabled computer system

-Back up important data to an external storage device

-Share large files between computers quickly and securely without a network

-Retrieve data from an old SATA drive, or turn the unused drive into an additional external storage device

Material of ConstructionAluminum, Plastic
Storage2TB (4 x 500GB)
Noise CancelingYes
Operating Requirements
Operating Humidity10 to 90%
Storage Temperature14 to 149F -10 to 65C
Size and Weight
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.8 x 5.3 x 4.1"
In the Box
Box Contents
  • StarTech 3.5" USB 3.0 SATA III External Hard Drive Enclosure with UASP (Silver)
  • Screw Kit
  • Universal Power Adapter
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • HDD Stand
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
Operating System
OS CompatibilityWindowsmacOSLinux
Connections1 x USB Type-B (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
UASP SupportYes
Lock SlotYes
Form FactorExternal
Beamforming SupportYes
WarrantyLimited 2-Year Warranty


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