The black 2.5" SATA Hard Disk Drive Enclosure with USB and Wi-Fi from StarTech turns a 2.5" SATA hard drive into a portable storage device that can connect over Wi-Fi or USB 2.0. Once you install your drive inside, the enclosure will support 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and features an Ethernet port as well as a USB 2.0 port. Using its Ethernet port, you can establish a wired connection to your computer or to a router or modem. When connected to your computer via Ethernet, the drive can wirelessly connect to your Wi-Fi router and provide your computer with wireless Internet access. In addition, you will still be able to access the drive's contents.
When connected via Ethernet to your Wi-Fi modem or router, the enclosure and drive will act as an Access Point and connect to all Wi-Fi devices within range. These devices will be able to access the drive's contents and connect to the Internet. The USB 2.0 port on the enclosure allows you to connect the drive to your computer's USB port.
This enclosure allows you use a SATA 2.5" drive up to 1TB in capacity as a way to increase storage on your network and to share files simultaneously with multiple computers over FTP, SMB or a dedicated web interface. It comes with Ethernet and USB cables as well as a power adapter.
2.5" SATA HDD/SSD enclosure with a built-in Wireless N router/access point
Supports dual mode Wi-Fi operation; Wireless AP/router or wireless client
Support for FTP, SMB, UPnP media server
Built-in BitTorrent client for standalone operation
Supports Wireless IEEE 802.11b/g/n and USB 2.0 compliant interface with up to 300 Mbps and 480 Mbps of bandwidth, respectively
Fits 2.5" form factor SATA drives up to 0.4" (9.5mm) in height
No drivers or software required
Designed for users who want to centrally store files and share them between multiple computers/laptops/tablets/smartphones wirelessly
Ideal for travelers staying in a hotel, who want to connect to their room's wired Internet connection wirelessly and share the connection with multiple laptops/tablets/smartphones
Suits business travelers who want to set up a private WLAN to securely share centrally stored files between computers/laptops/tablets/smartphones when away from home/office
Acts as a small, energy efficient NAS for a home/office network
Connects older laptops without built-in (or broken) wireless through the Ethernet port
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StarTech 2.5" SATA Hard Disk Drive Enclosure with USB and Wi-Fi (Black)