The S3520WU33ER 2-Bay RAID Enclosure with UASP enables you to build a secure external RAID array with two 3.5" SATA hard drives, connected to your computer through an available USB 3.0 or eSATA port.
For fast performance and efficient data transfers the enclosure supports SATA III transfer speeds -- up to 6 Gbps when connected through eSATA. The versatile RAID enclosure can also be connected through USB 3.0, with support for UASP, performing up to 70% faster than conventional USB 3.0 when paired with a UASP-enabled host controller. See our UASP testing results below for further details.
This versatile external RAID enclosure features a built-in hardware RAID controller, supporting JBOD, Spanning, RAID 0, and RAID 1 -- to achieve greater drive capacity, or secure data redundancy.
To maximize both durability and reliability, the enclosure features high-quality aluminum construction with a built-in fan for better ventilation.
To ensure compatibility with your computer system, the S3520WU33ER supports all of the leading operating systems, including: Microsoft Windows® (8/7/Vista/XP/Server 2008/Server 2003), Apple® OSX (10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6), Linux, and Google Chrome OST.
With a stylish white design and silver trim the S3520WU33ER looks great with Apple® computers is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
UASP is supported in Windows 8, Mac OSX (10.8 or above), and Linux. In testing UASP performs with a 70% faster read speed and 40% faster write speed over traditional USB 3.0 at peak performance.
At the same peak in testing UASP also shows an 80% reduction in required processor resources.
Testing results were obtained using an Intel® Ivy Bridge system, a UASP enabled StarTech.com Enclosure, and a SATA III solid state drive.
Benefits and Features:
|Drive Connectors||SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)|
|Host Connectors||eSATA (7 pin; Data)|
|USB 3.0 B (9 pin; SuperSpeed)|
|Humidity||20%RH ~ 80%RH|
|Operating Temperature||5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C to 50°C (-4°F to 122°F)|
|Compatible Drive Types (Type and Rate)||SATA|
|Fan Bearing Type||Ball Bearing|
|Number of Drives||2|
|Number of internal 3.5 inch bays||2|
|LED Indicators||Drive 1 Activity LED|
|Drive 2 Activity LED|
|Enclosure Power LED|
|Included in Package||eSATA Cable|
|Regional power cords (NA/UK/EU)|
|Rubber foot set|
|Universal Power Adapter|
|USB 3.0 Cable|
|USB 3.0/eSATA HDD RAID Enclosure|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||1355 g [47.8 oz]|
|Hot Swap Capability||Yes|
|Max Drive Capacity||Currently tested with up to 4TB 7200 RPM hard drive|
|Supported RAID Modes||BIG (Spanning or Concatenation)|
|JBOD - (Just a Bunch of Disks)|
|RAID 0 (Striped Disks)|
|RAID 1 (Mirrored Disks)|
|Type and Rate||SATA III (6 Gbps)|
|USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s|
|Enclosure Type||Aluminum and Plastic|
|Product Height||85 mm [3.3 in]|
|Product Length||176 mm [6.9 in]|
|Product Weight||620 g [21.9 oz]|
|Product Width||113 mm [4.4 in]|
|Center Tip Polarity||Positive|
|Input Voltage||100 ~ 240 AC|
|Output Current||3 A|
|Output Voltage||12 DC|
|Power Source||AC Adapter Included|
|Microsoft WHQL Certified||Yes|
|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)
Google ChromeT OS