Akitio SK-3501 U3.1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C Hard Drive Enclosure

Akitio SK-3501 U3.1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C Hard Drive Enclosure

Akitio SK-3501 U3.1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C Hard Drive Enclosure

Akitio SK-3501 U3.1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C Hard Drive Enclosure

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  • Supports 3.5"/2.5" SATA III Hard Drives
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C Port
  • USB Power Delivery Provides 15W of Power
  • Large Heatsink for Passive Cooling
  • Durable & Fanless Aluminum Enclosure
  • Supports USB 3.1 Gen 1
  • Supports UASP
  • Windows & Mac Compatible
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Akitio AK-SM3-U31AS-AKTU overview

  • 1Description

Connect a single 3.5" or 2.5" SATA III hard drive to your USB Type-C system using the SK-3501 U3.1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C Hard Drive Enclosure from Akitio. The fanless aluminum enclosure features passive cooling using a large heatsink and can accommodate drives ranging in size from 80GB to 8TB. Furthermore, in addition to providing transfers speeds of up to 10 Gb/s, the USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C interface also supports Power Delivery and provides up to 15W of power to compatible laptops for device charging.

Akitio's SK-3501 U3.1 is compatible with USB 3.1 Gen 1 and may be used on USB Type-A systems via a USB Type-C to Type-A adapter. Supported operating systems include Windows 7 and later, as well as macOS 10.12 and later. Included is a USB Type-C to Type-C cable and a power adapter. Please note that the power adapter must always be used and that this device is not powered by the USB bus. Protection is provided by a limited 2-year warranty.

General Features

10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C interface
Supports the Universal Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP)
USB power delivery provides 15W to compatible laptops
Can house a single 2.5" or 3.5" SATA drive
Supports SATA III 6 Gb/s drives
Reversible USB Type-C connector
Large heatsink for passive cooling
Durable all aluminum enclosure
10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 2
By incorporating 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 technology, the SK-3501 U3.1 is able to deliver up to twice the speed of the USB 3.1 Gen 1 connection, which runs at only 5 Gb/s. However, the SK-3501 U3.1 is compatible with USB 3.1 Gen 1 and may also be used with USB Type-A via an adapter cable.
Reversible USB Type-C Connector with Power Delivery
The reversible USB Type-C connector enhances ease of use for connecting USB devices with a focus on minimizing user confusion for plug and cable orientation. The SK-3501 U3.1 supports power delivery (PD) over USB Type-C, providing 15W of power to laptops like the MacBook Pro (Late 2016) that support charging from a 5V/3A power source. This allows you to work with the external drive without the battery levels of your laptop dropping, even though the laptop is not plugged into any other power source.
UPC: 888038002513
In the Box
Akitio SK-3501 U3.1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C Hard Drive Enclosure
  • USB Type-C to Type-C Cable (3.3')
  • Power Adapter
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Akitio AK-SM3-U31AS-AKTU specs

    Number of Bays 1 x 2.5"/3.5"
    Maximum Filled Capacity 8 TB
    Connections 1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 2)
    Compatible Drive Interface SATA III
    Form Factor Portable
    UASP Support Yes
    Operating System Support Windows, macOS/OS X
    OS Compatibility Windows 7 or Later
    macOS 10.12 or Later
    Power Source AC Adapter
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz at 0.9 A
    Encryption None
    Security Features None
    Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
    Operating Humidity 5 to 95%
    Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
    Material of Construction Aluminum
    Cable Length 3.28' / 1.0 m
    Cooling None
    Status Monitoring None
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.5 x 1.6 x 7.6" / 11.4 x 4.1 x 19.3 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.0 x 8.5 x 3.5"

    Akitio AK-SM3-U31AS-AKTU reviews

    SK-3501 U3.1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C Hard Drive Enclosure is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice Case!! My primary use is for editing 4K video files from my Canon C500 running a Macpro 8 Core 2016 with 64 gigs of ram. I was looking for a drive enclosure for some of my new Hitachi HGST Ultrastar 7K6000 6TB 7200 RBm's. This enclosure is fantastic and it's made in America!! I ran the Black Magic speed test and its writing at 227 MBS and reading at 231. Great option for anyone looking to get away from G-Technology drives. This thing is fast, but a little bit noisey.
    Date published: 2018-07-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy & Thoughtful Design Ridiculously overpriced but about average for a 3.5" USB 3 enclosure. The unit assembled easily & parts machined better than many enclosures I've bought. Well designed & rugged. Includes some thoughtful gewgaws to justify the price.
    Date published: 2018-07-26
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