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USB3.1 Gen2 Pocket Case
S251BRU31C3
For 2.5" SATA HD (9.5mm) + UASP (Rugged)




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USB 3.1 (10Gbps) External Hard Drive Enclosure - For 2.5" SATA SSD/HDD - Rugged
S251BRU31C3

Overview
Access data quickly on your 2.5 in. SATA SSD/HDD, even in harsh environments, with this IP-65 rated portable drive enclosure


Features
IP65 rating, providing outstanding water and dust resistance Military Rated (MIL-STD-810G) drive enclosure provides exceptional shock resistance TRIM support SMART support 4Kn support Supports SATA I, II, and III (up to 6Gbps) Works in extreme temperatures of -40° to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F) Includes both USB-C to C and USB-C to A cables for wide port compatibility Plug-and-play functionality

Description
This USB 3.1 external hard drive enclosure offers a rugged, high-performance solution for accessing and backing up your important files, while protecting your drive in harsh environments. It comes with two cables, to support both USB-C and USB-A enabled laptops and tablets.
Maximize the performance of your 2.5" SATA drives
The drive enclosure delivers USB 3.1 Gen 2 performance with data transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps, letting you leverage the high performance of the latest drives while alleviating bottlenecks in your data transfers. With support for SATA I, II, and III, and high-capacity drives, this USB-C enclosure is compatible with virtually any 2.5" SATA SSD or HDD.
IP65 rated for water and dust resistance
Be prepared for the unexpected when you're out in the field, in outdoor or industrial environments. The rugged hard drive enclosure provides superior water and dust resistance with an IP65 rating, to keep your data safe and secure, even in sudden downpours or dust storms.
Military-rated protection
The rugged enclosure is military rated (MIL-STD-810G) to protect your drive against environmental hazards such as drops, shock and vibration.
The tough-wearing exterior casing provides shock resistance, while the flexible silicone sleeve provides extra protection, absorbing the impact of bumps, rough baggage handling or drops. Inside, an extra layer of silicone provides drive stability.
The S251BRU31C3 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.


The StarTech.com Advantage
Keep your data safe in the toughest field conditions Provides portable external storage for 2.5" SATA SSDs/HDDs Get ultra-fast data transfer rates through USB 3.1 (10Gbps)

Applications
Protect your data with this military-grade portable external storage solution - ideal in rugged outdoor or industrial environments such as construction, agriculture, mining, forest, manufacturing Ideal for creative professionals who need to access important data and files while out working in the field Take advantage of laptops and tablets that feature ultra-fast USB 3.1 (10Gbps) connectivity Share large files between computers quickly and securely without a network Back up important data to an external storage device

Specifications
Drive ConnectorsSATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin) Receptacle Host ConnectorsUSB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.1 (10Gbps) Other Interface(s)USB 3.1 USB Type-A (9 pin, Gen 2, 10 Gbps) FemaleHumidity20% ~ 95% RH Operating Temperature-40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F) Storage Temperature-40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F) Bus TypeUSB 3.1 Gen 2 Chipset IDASMedia - ASM235CM Compatible Drive TypesSATA Drive InstallationFixed Drive Size2.5in Fan(s)No Industry StandardsMIL-STD-810G, Method 503.5 (Thermal Shock)Industry StandardsMIL-STD-810G, Method 514.6 (Vibration)Industry StandardsMIL-STD-810G, Method 516.6 (Shock)Industry StandardsMIL-STD-810G, Method 507.5 (Humidity)Industry StandardsMIL-STD-810G, Method 509.5 (Salt Spray)Industry StandardsMIL-STD-810G, Method 510.5, Procedure I (Sand and Dust)Industry StandardsMIL-STD-810G, Method 508.6 (Fungus) InterfaceUSB 3.1 Gen 2 Number of 2.5 inch bays1 Number of Drives1 Supported Drive Height(s)7mm ''9.5mm LED IndicatorsDiagnostic LED (Drive Power and Activity) Shipping (Package) Weight475 g [16.8 oz] 4Kn SupportYes Hot Swap CapabilityNo Max Drive CapacityTested up to 2TB at 7200 RPM Maximum Data Transfer Rate10 Gbps MTBF48000 S.M.A.R.T. SupportYes TRIM SupportYes Type and RateSATA III (6 Gbps) ''USB 3.1 Gen 2 - 10 Gbit/s UASP SupportYes ColorBlack Enclosure TypePlastic Max Drive Height9.5 mm [0.4 in] Product Height30 mm [1.2 in] Product Length146 mm [5.7 in] Product Weight304 g [10.7 oz] Product Width112 mm [4.4 in] Power SourceUSB-Powered OS CompatibilityOS independent; No software or drivers required Included in Packagedrive enclosure ''foam drive pad ''hex key ''quick-install guide ''USB-C to USB-A cable ''USB-C to USB-C cable

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Stock code IB2-ST-BRU31C3
Brand StarTech
Series USB3.1 Gen2 Pocket Case
Model S251BRU31C3
Type For 2.5" SATA HD (9.5mm) + UASP (Rugged)
UPC 065030872430
ROHS Y
Date added 22/01/2018

S251BRU31C3 Spec Information

Form Factor / Drive Height 146mm x 112mm x 30mm
Guarantee 2yr

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S251BRU31C3 Speed

Physical

Colour Black
Weight (kg) 0.48kg
Weight (bare) 304g
External Length (mm) 135cm
External Width (mm) 180cm
External Height (mm) 63cm
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StarTech USB3.1 Gen2 Pocket Case S251BRU31C3 For 2.5" SATA HD (9.5mm) + UASP (Rugged)
StarTech USB3.1 Gen2 Pocket Case S251BRU31C3 For 2.5" SATA HD (9.5mm) + UASP (Rugged)
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StarTech
USB3.1 Gen2 Pocket Case
S251BRU31C3
For 2.5" SATA HD (9.5mm) + UASP (Rugged)








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StarTech USB3.1 Gen2 Pocket Case S251BRU31C3 For 2.5" SATA HD (9.5mm) + UASP (Rugged)


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USB 3.1 (10Gbps) External Hard Drive Enclosure - For 2.5" SATA SSD/HDD - Rugged
S251BRU31C3


Overview
Access data quickly on your 2.5 in. SATA SSD/HDD, even in harsh environments, with this IP-65 rated portable drive enclosure


Features
  • IP65 rating, providing outstanding water and dust resistance
  • Military Rated (MIL-STD-810G) drive enclosure provides exceptional shock resistance
  • TRIM support
  • SMART support
  • 4Kn support
  • Supports SATA I, II, and III (up to 6Gbps)
  • Works in extreme temperatures of -40° to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)
  • Includes both USB-C to C and USB-C to A cables for wide port compatibility
  • Plug-and-play functionality


  • Description
    This USB 3.1 external hard drive enclosure offers a rugged, high-performance solution for accessing and backing up your important files, while protecting your drive in harsh environments. It comes with two cables, to support both USB-C and USB-A enabled laptops and tablets.
    Maximize the performance of your 2.5" SATA drives
    The drive enclosure delivers USB 3.1 Gen 2 performance with data transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps, letting you leverage the high performance of the latest drives while alleviating bottlenecks in your data transfers. With support for SATA I, II, and III, and high-capacity drives, this USB-C enclosure is compatible with virtually any 2.5" SATA SSD or HDD.
    IP65 rated for water and dust resistance
    Be prepared for the unexpected when you're out in the field, in outdoor or industrial environments. The rugged hard drive enclosure provides superior water and dust resistance with an IP65 rating, to keep your data safe and secure, even in sudden downpours or dust storms.
    Military-rated protection
    The rugged enclosure is military rated (MIL-STD-810G) to protect your drive against environmental hazards such as drops, shock and vibration.
    The tough-wearing exterior casing provides shock resistance, while the flexible silicone sleeve provides extra protection, absorbing the impact of bumps, rough baggage handling or drops. Inside, an extra layer of silicone provides drive stability.
    The S251BRU31C3 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.


    The StarTech.com Advantage
  • Keep your data safe in the toughest field conditions
  • Provides portable external storage for 2.5" SATA SSDs/HDDs
  • Get ultra-fast data transfer rates through USB 3.1 (10Gbps)


  • Applications
  • Protect your data with this military-grade portable external storage solution - ideal in rugged outdoor or industrial environments such as construction, agriculture, mining, forest, manufacturing
  • Ideal for creative professionals who need to access important data and files while out working in the field
  • Take advantage of laptops and tablets that feature ultra-fast USB 3.1 (10Gbps) connectivity
  • Share large files between computers quickly and securely without a network
  • Back up important data to an external storage device


  • Specifications
    Drive ConnectorsSATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin) Receptacle
    Host ConnectorsUSB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.1 (10Gbps)
    Other Interface(s)USB 3.1 USB Type-A (9 pin, Gen 2, 10 Gbps) Female
    Humidity20% ~ 95% RH
    Operating Temperature-40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)
    Storage Temperature-40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)
    Bus TypeUSB 3.1 Gen 2
    Chipset IDASMedia - ASM235CM
    Compatible Drive TypesSATA
    Drive InstallationFixed
    Drive Size2.5in
    Fan(s)No
    Industry StandardsMIL-STD-810G, Method 503.5 (Thermal Shock)
    Industry StandardsMIL-STD-810G, Method 514.6 (Vibration)
    Industry StandardsMIL-STD-810G, Method 516.6 (Shock)
    Industry StandardsMIL-STD-810G, Method 507.5 (Humidity)
    Industry StandardsMIL-STD-810G, Method 509.5 (Salt Spray)
    Industry StandardsMIL-STD-810G, Method 510.5, Procedure I (Sand and Dust)
    Industry StandardsMIL-STD-810G, Method 508.6 (Fungus)
    InterfaceUSB 3.1 Gen 2
    Number of 2.5 inch bays1
    Number of Drives1
    Supported Drive Height(s)7mm
    ''9.5mm
    LED IndicatorsDiagnostic LED (Drive Power and Activity)
    Shipping (Package) Weight475 g [16.8 oz]
    4Kn SupportYes
    Hot Swap CapabilityNo
    Max Drive CapacityTested up to 2TB at 7200 RPM
    Maximum Data Transfer Rate10 Gbps
    MTBF48000
    S.M.A.R.T. SupportYes
    TRIM SupportYes
    Type and RateSATA III (6 Gbps)
    ''USB 3.1 Gen 2 - 10 Gbit/s
    UASP SupportYes
    ColorBlack
    Enclosure TypePlastic
    Max Drive Height9.5 mm [0.4 in]
    Product Height30 mm [1.2 in]
    Product Length146 mm [5.7 in]
    Product Weight304 g [10.7 oz]
    Product Width112 mm [4.4 in]
    Power SourceUSB-Powered
    OS CompatibilityOS independent; No software or drivers required
    Included in Packagedrive enclosure
    ''foam drive pad
    ''hex key
    ''quick-install guide
    ''USB-C to USB-A cable
    ''USB-C to USB-C cable


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    If you buy this StarTech USB3.1 Gen2 Pocket Case and hard drives we do free build and test for the unit and hard drives. So you can use this device straight out of the box. All free of charge in S251BRU31C3 price.
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    Stock code IB2-ST-BRU31C3
    Brand StarTech
    Series USB3.1 Gen2 Pocket Case
    Model S251BRU31C3
    Type For 2.5" SATA HD (9.5mm) + UASP (Rugged)
    UPC 065030872430
    ROHS Y
    Date added 22/01/2018

    S251BRU31C3 Spec Information

    Form Factor / Drive Height 146mm x 112mm x 30mm
    Guarantee 2yr

    Software

    S251BRU31C3 Speed

    Physical

    Colour Black
    Weight (kg) 0.48kg
    Weight (bare) 304g
    External Length (mm) 135cm
    External Width (mm) 180cm
    External Height (mm) 63cm
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    Is there a difference between network drive, backup drive, network hard drive and nas drive?

    There is no physical difference between a network drive, backup drive, network hard drive and NAS drive, the MAIN difference is about the use of the equipment. So:

    A Network Drive is a area on storage that is useable to anyone on the network and will be visible to the device you are using if you have the correct login/password.

    A Backup Drive is a storage device is a area of NAS or DAS storage that is used JUST for backups and only for writing, not reading - it backs up one or multiple devices on a regular basis.


    A Network Hard Drive is the same as a network drive, but instead of a portion of online storage that is network/internet accessible, it is an entire disk drive. Much larger and often includes a RAID drive acting as a fall-back.

    A NAS Drive can do all of the above. It can be set up to be a backup drive for all your devices, it can make either a portion or ALL of the storage available over the internet or network, it can do all of these at the same time and can give you much, much more access options thanks to NAS software from the likes of QNAP, Synology, WD, Asustor, Buffalo and Drobo.


     

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    16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
    What are the different types of RAID?

    The most popular and recommended RAID levels for a 2-Bay NAS and 4-Bay NAS from Synology and QNAP are:

    RAID 0 - Meaning all drive storage is pooled together into 1 big drive - MOST UNSAFE
    RAID 1 - Drives are duplicated so you lose half the available storage, but have a complete, up to the second copy of your data
    RAID 5 - You lose 1 drive of data storage space, but data is spread across all the available drives and a small piece of information called PARITY is created each wave/stripe that makes a blueprint of all the data
    RAID 6 - Same as above, but it removes two drives worth of space and protects you against the loss of two Hard Drives

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    A RAID Hard drive is a Hard Disk Drive that is designed to be used in a RAID configuration - in simple terms it is a drive that can be installed with multiple other drives of the same type (such as WD Red RAID Drives, WD Purples Surveillance RAID Drives and Seagate Ironwolf NAS RAID Drives). These are designed to be on for long periods of time and for handling data that is shared and/or duplicated across multiple drives at once - constructed with better vibration, head and access controls). Most other drives are designed to work on their own.

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    What is raid on a NAS?

    RAID on a NAS is a means to protect yourself from losing your data due to hard drive failure. Hard Drives are the 2nd most vulnerable area of a NAS device and if a drive fails and you do not have a copy of the data elsewhere, you will most likely lose it all. RAID gives you a safety net (called REDUNDANCY) which means you can afford to lose 1, 2 or even 3 hard drives with the right configuration. The most common options are:

    RAID 0 - Meaning all drive storage is pooled together into 1 big drive - MOST UNSAFE
    RAID 1 - Drives are duplicated so you lose half the available storage, but have a complete, up to the second copy of your data
    RAID 5 - You lose 1 drive of data storage space, but data is spread across all the available drives and a small piece of information called PARITY is created each wave/stripe that makes a blueprint of all the data
    RAID 6 - Same as above, but it removes two drives worth of space and protects you against the loss of two Hard Drives

    16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
    What is a personal cloud storage device?

    A personal Cloud storage device is a piece of Hardware, Like a NAS, that gives you the access, freedom, speed and utility of popular 3rd party cloud providers such as Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, Amazon S3 and more. However unlike those providers that hold your data on a server farm hundreds or thousands of miles away, where you it can be broken into, a Personal Cloud (NAS) lives in your home/office and can be protected with both bespoke AES-256bit encryption, individual login credentials and if the worst case scenario, can be simply unplugged from the network/internet.


    It is also considerably cheaper in the long term.


     

    16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
    How do you connect to a NAS?

    You can connect to a device in several ways:


    - You can connect to a NAS via your home network as long as it is connected to the same router/switch that your other devices are connected to, via cable or over Wi-Fi (the devices, not the NAS)


    - You can connect over the internet using the NAS manufacturer’s respective software on desktop or mobile platforms for Mac, Windows and Android devices


    - You can also access the data as a network drive (where the location of the drive with be an IP - 192.168. etc.) and then the drive can be read and written to as needed


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    16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
    How does a NAS device work?

    Excellent Question. A NAS devices like a computer that is dedicated to storing data that is made accessible across all your internet enabled devices. It connects to your home network (in simple terms, the internet connected network in your home or office) and makes the data that is store on it accessible. You can also access the data from outside the phone via WiFi at hotspots and other buildings, or via your mobile 3G or 4G internet connection.

    16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
    Do you really need a NAS?

    If you have data spread across multiple devices without a single backup location, then YES, you really do need a NAS drive. As it will make backing up with multiple devices easier, more automated and reliable.


    If you are a business with large amounts of data that needs to be accessible quickly, across multiple machines or outside your office environment for off-site staff or clients, then YES you needs a NAS.


    If you want your internet accessible data to be 100% inaccessible when needed (for security) and are considering a Cloud provider or a NAS, BUY A NAS!!! It is cheaper in the long run and can have individual and bespoke security measures. 


     

    16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
    What is a NAS drives for home?

    A NAS drive for Home is the means of storing your data in a central location that can be used for more home and entertainment based applications. Often these are 2-Bay or 4-Bay NAS Devices that support applications such as Plex, DLNA Server support, Backups like Apple Time Machine and Surveillance over IP cameras from companies such as Edimax and Reolink. The Hard drives in a NAS Drive for Home are recommended to be WD Red NAS Drives or Seagate Ironwolf NAS drives.


     



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