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SuperSpeed USB 3.0 External 2.5" SATA Hard Drive Enclosure

Model Number: U357-025-R

  • Transfers data at up to 5Gbps
  • Lightweight, compact design, ideal for portable storage
  • Windows and MAC compatible, Plug and Play
  • Accepts most Manufacturers 2.5" SATA Hard Drives ( see "Features" tab, "System Requirements" )

Tripp Lites U357-025-R is an inexpensive way to create an external USB storage drive, ideal for laptop / notebook users. Simply insert any manufacturers SATA 2.5" hard drive ( not supplied ) into the rugged ABS case, and plug the included USB 3.0 cable into a computer or hub USB port. Unit is Plug-n-Play...no software to load. At only 5.25"L x 3.25"W x .5"H, the U357-025-R travels easily...great for storing large files like photos, music, movies, etc. Compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Win7, and Mac OS 9.2 and above. Supports USB 3.0 data transfer rates up to 5Gbps, provided the USB source is USB 3.0.

Key Features

  • USB 3.0 Transfer rates up to 5Gbps, 10X faster than USB 2.0
  • Create a portable, high volume storage device for Laptop / Netbook
  • Fits all manufacturers 2.5" SATA drives
  • SATA I, II, and III compliant
  • Backwards compatible with USB 2.0
  • Plug-and-Play
  • No Power Supply required
  • Power / Activity LED Lights

Typical Applications

Ideal for Laptop / Notebook / Netbook users as an external USB storage device

System Requirements

  • Available USB 3.0 "A" ( or USB 2.0 / 1.1 ) Computer or Hub port
  • WIN 2000, XP, Vista, 7, and 8; MAC OS 9.2 and above
  • Enclosure dimensions: 69mm W x 100mm D x 9.5mm H...check your drive measurement before ordering

Package Includes

  • U357-025-R External Enclosure ( no hard drive supplied )
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • User Manual


Drives Supported 2.5" SATA
Input Plug Type USB A (Male)
Model Type Hard Drive Enclosures


Unit Dimensions (HWD/in) 5.25"L x 3.25"W x .5"H
Unit Dimensions (HWD/cm) 13.34 x 8.26 x 1.27
Unit weight (lbs) .15
Unit weight (kg) 0.07
Material of construction ABS Plastic
Housing Color Black


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Product Warranty Period (Worldwide) Lifetime limited warranty

† Tripp Lite uses primary and third-party agencies to test its products for compliance with standards. See a list of Tripp Lite's testing agencies.

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Doesn't fit my SATA Drive The drive that I have is a Seagate ST9500530NS 500GB Drive and it is too thick to fit in the enclosure. There is nothing that says you have to have a certain thickness drive. Trip Lite, Please update specs. November 13, 2012
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What USB 3.0 Chipset

Which USB 3.0 Chipset does this use?
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The chip set used in the U357-025-R is the VIA VL 700.
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[FAQ-1133] What is the chipset on the U357-025-R?

The chip set used in the U357-025-R is the VIA VL 700.[Last Updated: Nov 1, 2013]

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