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StarTech External Hard Drive Enclosure - Black

  • - For 2.5" SATA Hard Drives
  • - eSATA-300 & Hi Speed USB connection
  • - 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty

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Manufacturer ID: SAT2510BU2E

StarTech External Hard Drive Enclosure - Black Product Description

Turn a 2.5in SATA hard drive into a USB2.0 or eSATA external hard drive
  • Choose between eSATA or USB 2.0 connectivity depending on host system configuration/capabilities
  • A compact, aluminum chassis makes for a light-weight and easily portable storage solution with optimal heat dissipation characteristics that's powered over USB
  • Backed by a 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support
This eSATA/USB External Hard Drive Enclosure transforms virtually any 2.5" SATA (SATA, SATA II, SATA III) hard drive or solid state drive (SSD) 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). Large capacity drives (tested with up to 1TB) can be used to greatly enhance your computer''s storage/backup capabilities. 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.

What’s in the box
  • 2.5” SATA Enclosure
  • USB Cable
  • USB to DC Cable
  • eSATA Cable
  • Screws
  • Screw Driver
  • Travel Pouch
  • Instruction Manual

StarTech External Hard Drive Enclosure - Black Product Reviews 2.5in Black eSATA USB External Hard Drive Enclosure for SATA HDD - Storage enclosure - SATA-300 - 300 MBps - Hi-Speed USB / eSATA-300 - black reviews collected by Reevoo

How easy to set-up
Value for money
Overall rating
Scores 9.0 out of 10 based on 50 reviews
10 out of 10


Bristol GB
Well made, nicely finished. Used it to clone operating system on to a SSD Drive, and then used it to use the original drive from the laptop as and external USB drive. Also has the Esata option
None as yet
Confirmed purchase: 25 February 2014
10 out of 10


Woking GB
Works great especially on e-sata connection.
Easy to fit drive into unit. Good quality construction. Worth the extra price over cheap plastic units
would be nice if it had a USB-3 interface
Confirmed purchase: 07 February 2014
10 out of 10


Brighton GB
I am using a 7200rpm 1TB drive with the caddy and it's really fast using the e-SATA connection. I run all of my virtual machines from it and it has really improved their performance. Easy to set up, worked without any problems.Great piece of kit.
Confirmed purchase: 08 January 2014
8 out of 10


Does what it says on the tin: fairly simple to set up, and good for travel. Nice that it has the extra USB power lead, and also that it can work without it so as not to force you to take up two sockets.
Only works through the TV (on the two I have tried at least) if both USB cables are connected. If you only have one socket on the TV, this means plugging the other end into your computer/laptop, or possibly a USB wall plug.
Confirmed purchase: 07 October 2013
10 out of 10


Woking GB
Good quality versatile disk enclosure. eSata connection is great. So far works well
sliding board back in with drive attached can be tricky. You think it would slide into the grooves at the side but it doesn't it had to go in lower down. Take car. That apart no other down points
Confirmed purchase: 02 September 2013
9 out of 10


Peterborough GB
Metal main body, helps cooling. Solid build. Power light changes colour when writing.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 06 August 2013
10 out of 10


Fast - HDD ran at normal hard drive speeds in eSata mode
Different connections depending on what ports you have
You CAN run it with only one USB cable if you want (it is slower that way)
Can't rate reliability yet, only had it for a week or 2. But it's been working fine.
I feel bad for getting such an awesome enclosure and putting a stupid slow hard drive in it.... lol (I had a faster one in it initially for testing, but switched them because I wanted that one in my laptop permanently)
Confirmed purchase: 01 July 2013
9 out of 10


glenrothes GB
a very neat and clever design for its function.
does the business!
included an esata connection cable which was not mentioned in description. I therefor ordered and had to return a cable which I did not need.
Confirmed purchase: 29 April 2013
9 out of 10


Leeds GB
Very, very easy to use and set up. No problems here!
Needs 2 separate USB ports for power and transfer to and from the deveice.
Confirmed purchase: 16 January 2013
9 out of 10


Bristol GB
Reviewer left no comment
Doesn't seem to fit my hard drive inside the case properly, as it's too narrow. Not sure if my drive is unusual or if this is an issue with the product. Still usable with the included fabric case, though, and otherwise excellent
Confirmed purchase: 30 November 2012

Technical Specification

Manufacturer ID: SAT2510BU2E


Device TypeStorage enclosure - external
Hard Drive Form Factor Compatibility2.5"
Interface TypeHi-Speed USB / eSATA-300
Product MaterialAluminium
Width7.2 cm
Depth13.3 cm
Height1.3 cm
Weight90 g
Enclosure ColourBlack

Storage Controller

Controller Interface TypeSerial ATA-300
Data Transfer Rate300 MBps
Supported DevicesHard drive
ProcessorJMicron JM20316

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Bays1 x internal - 2.5"
Interfaces1 x storage - Serial ATA-300 - 7 pin Serial ATA
Connections1 x Hi-Speed USB - mini-USB Type B ¦ 1 x storage - eSATA-300 - 7 pin external Serial ATA


Cables Included1 x USB cable - external ¦ 1 x eSATA cable - external
Compliant StandardsCE, FCC


Power SourceUSB bus

Software / System Requirements

OS RequiredLinux, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition, Apple MacOS X 10.0 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits)

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support2 years warranty
Service & Support DetailsLimited warranty - 2 years

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