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The black Express 2.5" Portable USB 3.0 Enclosure Kit for SATA HDDs & SSDs from OWC / Other World Computing is designed to house a separately sold SATA III 6 Gb/s, SATA II 3 Gb/s, or SATA I 1.5 Gb/s hard drive or solid state drive so you can store and carry your music, photos, and personal data wherever you go. You simply insert a 2.5" drive up to 9.5mm in height into the ventilated enclosure to build a portable hard drive. This device supports USB 3.0 connectivity and is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 connectivity.
The Express 2.5" Portable USB 3.0 Enclosure Kit includes a USB 3.0 cable and a carrying sleeve, and is compatible with systems running Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. Please be aware that USB bus power is only compatible when a USB 3.0 or 2.0 connection is utilized, and SSDs are only supported via USB 3.0.
ASMedia 1053e USB 3.0 chipset
Drive Mechanisms Supported
Any 2.5" SATA drive up to 9.5 mm in height. Please note that bus power is only supported when a USB 3.0 or 2.0 connection is used, and solid state drives are only supported with USB 3.0
USB 3.0, 2.0, or 1.1 backwards compatible
1 x USB 3.0 mini port
Max Data Transfer Rate
USB 3.0: 500 MB/s
Macintosh: OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, OS X 10.2.x or later, including Mavericks 10.9.x and an available USB port. Time Machine compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 and later
PC: Windows Vista, XP, 2000, NT, 98, and an available USB 3.0 port
Linux: Linux compatible via supported the USB interface
Bus power via USB on all models with USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port