Startech UNI251BMU33

USB 3.0 Enclosure with Universal UASP for 2.5 Inch SATA III or IDE PATA Hard Drive

The 2.5 “Universal Drive Enclosure, model UNI251BMU33, lets you convert a 2.5” SATA or IDE hard disk drive (HDD) or SSD (solid state) disk into a portable USB 3.0 storage device.

This versatile enclosure offers a simple solution to reuse HDD or SSD hard drives that are no longer in use, and use them as external storage. Since the box is compatible with previous generation IDE or SATA drives, it is guaranteed that you can have the right option when it comes to swapping a drive, without having to worry about compatibility.

To take full advantage of SATA III drives and ensure both maximum performance and speed, the UNI251BMU33 cage supports UASP. Delivers up to 70% faster performance than conventional USB 3.0 when paired with a UASP-equipped host controller. For more details, see the UASP test results below.

The perfect solution as an external drive accessory for a laptop, the UNI251BMU33 is USB powered and does not require the use of an external power adapter. In addition, the case has a compact size design, which makes it an ideal solution for mobile desktop or laptop users who want to add storage to their PC that doesn’t take up too much space.

The UNI251BMU33 enclosure is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Improved performance with UASP
UASP support on Windows 8, Mac OSX (10.8 or higher) and Linux. In tests, UASP performed with 70% faster read speed and 40% faster write speed, in contrast to the peak performance of conventional USB 3.0.

UASP Speed ​​Diagram

At the same full performance capabilities, UASP tests also show an 80% reduction in required processor resources.

UASP Speed ​​Diagram

Test results were obtained using an Intel® Ivy Bridge system, a StarTech.com box with available UASP, as well as a SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD).

Ideal for converting an idle IDE (PATA) or SATA hard drive into additional external storage
Access a wide range of disk drives
Reuse an unused SATA or IDE drive as an external hard drive

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