External Drive Enclosure for SATA Drives with USB 2.0/1.1 and Firewire 400 Interface

The External Drive Enclosure UF comes with both USB 2.0 and Firewire interface all built into one stylish aluminum housing. You can now turn any IDE, SATA hard drive or half height ATAPI DVD+/-R/RW, DVD/CDRW into an external storage device that can be attached to any computers via either USB 2.0 or Firewire connection. The sturdy aluminum body also ensures durability and tough handling in wide range of computing environments.

  • Sturdy aluminum construction
  • Compact size for convenient transportation
  • Choice of enclosure for 3.5" IDE, or enclosure for both 3.5" IDE and SATA/SATA II/SATA III hard drives and most ATAPI devices
  • Build-in fast USB 2.0 and Firewire connection
  • Connect to USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 ports.
  • Connect to Firewire port or iLink port
  • Support drive over 127 GB as one partition*
  • built-in Firewire daisy chaining port
  • Rear mount cooling fan
  • Plug and play
  • Compatible with Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, DOS, Linux (kernel 2.4 or greater) using USB connection
  • Compatible with Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Mac OS X using Firewire/iLink connection
  • Bootable under DOS with USB connection
  • Simple installation *for the second generation of External Hard Drives with various improvements, click on the link for the Saturn ExDrive

*For Mac OS only, there have been reports of incompatibility with the Firewire connection on G5 and PowerBook running Mac OS 10.2 using SATA hard drive larger than 200G.
For Windows NTFS format, Firewire connection has report of partition limit at 127G in certain hardware. FAT32 format has no such limitation. See FAQ for detail.
You may consider the Saturn ExDrive solution as a substitue to overcome the above mentioned limitation on Firewire connection.

note: SATA optical drives can only be used with the USB connection. The Firewire connection will not support a SATA optical drive.

  • Support drive type:
    • AE5IDECSU2F: 5 1/4" IDE optical drive, 3.5" IDE hard drive or MO drive
    • AE5SACSUF: 3.5" SATA or SATA II or SATA III hard drive, 3.5" IDE hard drive, 5 1/4" IDE optical drive, 3.5" IDE hard drive or MO drive (require removal of SATA-IDE adapter for IDE device)
  • Interface Type: USB 2.0/1.1, Firewire/iLink
  • Construction material: Aluminum body and metal tray
  • LED: power and HDD access
  • Audio jack: Stereo earphone jack
  • Supported OS:
    • USB connection - Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, DOS, Linux (Kernel 2.4 and above), Solaris 8
    • Firewire/iLink connection - Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP and Mac OS X
    • (bundled software works under Windows OS only)
  • Power Supply: 110/220 AC/DC 12V 1.7A power adapter
  • Cooling system: Rear mount 3 cm cooling fan
  • Dimensions: 10.16 x 6.61 x 2.36 inches (258 x 168 x 60 mm)
  • Weight: 2.094 lbs. (.95 kg)
  • Agency approval: FCC class B, CE
  • Storage Temperature: Range: -30C to +60C
  • Operating Temperature: Range: +5C to +40C
  • Storage Humidity: 5% to 90%
  • Operating Humidity: 5% to 95%
  • Warranty: One Year

The compatibility of ATAPI DVD+/-RRW and CDRW drives in the External Drive Enclosure UF depends on several factors: the firmware in the ATAPI drive, the software, OS and the interface electronics. We have tested a number of drives in this enclosure using Nero Express software and Cyberlink PowerDVD. The table below summarizes the list of drives that have been tested to work with this enclosure. It is not possible for us to test all the different models of ATAPI devices out in the market. We will constantly update this list whenever new device has been tested. We cannot guarantee that all ATAPI devices will work in this enclosure. If you are installing a device that is not in the list below, make sure you are using the latest version of software and firmware to ensure better compatibility. We apologize that we cannot offer technical help on devices that are not in our list.

Drive type

Pioneer DVR-104 6x2x1x8x4x24
Pioneer DVR-105 4x2x16x8x32
Pioneer DVR-106D 4x2x4x2.4x12x16x10x32
Pioneer DVR-107D 8x4x8x4x12x24x24x32
TEAC DV-W50D 12x4x2.4x2x16x10x32
LG GSA-4082B, 4120B and 4160B
Toshiba SD-R5372


LG CDRW/DVD GCC-4120B 8x12x8x32
RICOH RW9200A 12x20x10x40
SAMSUNG SM-332B 12x32x10x40
SAMSUNG SM 316 12x16x10x40
SAMSUNG SM-308B 8x8x4x32

AOPEN CRW2440 24x10x40
LG DVRW GCC4320B 16x32x10x40
LG CDRW GCC-4120B 8x12x8x32
LG CDRW GCC-8520B 52x24x52x16
LITE-ON LTR-16102B 16x10x40 CDRW
LITE-ON LTR 24102B 24x10x40 CDRW
LITE-ON LTR 32123s 32x12x40 CDRW
LITE-ON LTR 40125W 40x12x48 CDRW
LITE-ON LTR 48125W 40x12x48 CDRW
LITE-ON LTR 52246S 52x24x52 CDRW
TDK CDRW 241040X
TEAC CD-W516E 16x10x40
TEAC CD-W540E 40x12x48
YAMAHA 2100E 16x10x40

System Requirements

  • PC/AT or Compatible System
  • USB 2.0/1.1 port, Firewire or iLink port
  • Pentium II or Greater
  • Minimum 64 MB RAM
  • One of the Following Operating System:
    Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, DOS, Linux (kernel 2.4 and above), Mac OS


AE5IDECSU2F - (Ext. Drive encl., USB2/Firewire)
Drive enclosure with USB 2.0 and Firewire interface built-in, 110/220V AC/DC 12V power adapter (AAPAC12V1.7A), 3-foot A-B USB 2.0 connecting cable, 3-foot A-B Firewire cable, Firewire to iLink converter cable, driver CD and user guide,
Price: 59.99
AE5SACSUF - (Ext. Enclosure, SATA to USB 2.0/Firewire)
SATA-IDE/ATAPI converter (ADSAIDE), External Drive Enclosure UF (AE5IDECSU2F), user guide,
Price: 75.00


AAFANSD (cooling fan for Diamond / Saturn encl.)
40x40mm fan mountable onto the front of any Diamond or Saturn drive Enclosure,
Price: 3.50
NASU2 (Network Attached Storage adapter)
NAS Adapter, 1 foot CAT5 Ethernet cable, 110/220 5V power adapter (AAPAC5V), User manual, Driver CD,
Price: 39.95
AAPAC12V1.7A (110/220 AC/DC 12V 2A power adapter)
AAPAC12V1.7A Power Adapter for External 5.25" Drive enclsoure with USB 2.0 interface or combo USB 2.0/Firewire interface. Power rating 110/220V AC/DC 12V 2A
Price: 14.99