StarTech Dual-Bay 3.5” Drive Enclosure offers multiple RAID functions

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This dual-bay 3.5″ drive enclosure offers users an easy way to add high-performance external data storage to their laptop or desktop computer.

There are many portable and external hard drive solutions out there, however, not all have USB 3.1 support or RAID functionality. The StarTech Dual-Bay 3.5″ Drive Enclosure features both, including support for USB Type-C connections. The dual-drive enclosure features multiple RAID modes which can help increase performance add redundancy or combine volumes. The RAID modes supported are: RAID 0, RAID 1, SPAN(BIG) and JBOD. The dual-drive enclosure comes with a USB-C cable and a USB-A cable for connecting the enclosure to a laptop.

“This dual-bay 3.5″ drive enclosure offers users an easy way to add high-performance external data storage to their laptop or desktop computer. With the enclosure’s hardware RAID support, users can configure their drives to best suit their application and performance requirements,” said Scott Burton, Product Manager, StarTech.com.

Additional features and benefits of the dual-bay drive enclosure are:

  • Supports up to two (2) 3.5” hard disk drives (HDDs)
  • Compatible with all laptops, Ultrabooks, and desktops that support USB 3.1 (10 Gbps)/3.0/2.0/1.1 with a USB Type-A or Type-C port
  • Maintain an optimum operating environment for drive protection and dissipate heat with the built-in fan
  • Plug-and-play functionality; no driver or software installation required
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StarTech Dual-Drive Enclosure (front view).

Full specifications include:

  • Bus Type: USB 3.1 Gen 2
  • Chipset ID: ASMedia – ASM1352R
  • Compatible Drive: Types SATA
  • Drive Installation: Fixed
  • Drive Size: 3.5in
  • Fan Bearing Type: Sleeve Bearing
  • Fan(s): Yes
  • Fans: 1x 50 mm
  • Interface: USB 3.1 Gen 2
  • Number of Drives: 2
  • 4Kn Support: Yes
  • Max Drive Capacity: Tested up to 10TB
  • Maximum Data Transfer Rate: 10 Gbps
  • MTBF: 100,000 hours
  • RAID: Yes
  • Supported RAID Modes: RAID 0 (Striped Disks), RAID 1 (Mirrored Disks), JBOD – (Just a Bunch of Disks), BIG (Spanning or Concatenation)
  • TRIM Support: Yes
  • Type and Rate: USB 3.1 Gen 2 – 10 Gbit/s; SATA III (6 Gbps)
  • UASP Support: Yes
  • Drive Connectors: 2x SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)
  • Host Connectors: 1x USB 3.1 USB Type-B (9 pin, Gen 2, 10 Gbps)
  • OS Compatibility: OS independent; No software or drivers required
  • Center Tip Polarity: Positive
  • Input Current: 1.0A
  • Input Voltage: 100 ~ 240 AC
  • Output Current: 3.0A
  • Output Voltage: 12 DC
  • Plug Type: M
  • Power Consumption (In Watts): 36W
  • Power Source: AC Adapter Included
  • Enclosure Type: Aluminum and Plastic
  • Dimensions: 0.8 x 4.7 x 3″ (21.5 x 120 x 77mm)
  • Weight: 21.9oz (620g)
  • Included in Package: dual-bay enclosure, universal power adapter (NA/JP, UK, EU, AU), USB-A to USB-B cable, USB-C to USB-B cable1, enclosure stand, 8x drive screws, quick-start guide
  • Warranty: 2 years

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