Sapphire USB or Optical Drive Enclosure


This new Addonics Sapphire USB or drive enclosure is a compact size drive enclosure designed to support full height SATA optical drive or 5.25" storage device such as the Mobile Rack. Made with a rugged brushed anodized aluminum body, this Sapphire drive enclosure is built for durability and to provide effective heat dissipation in various operation environment. Come with choice of high-speed USB 3.1, USB 3.0 or interface, this Sapphire enclosure is great for building your own custom external optical drive or drive cartridge system for hard drive or SSD.

Since storage device connected to port appears as an internal drive to the OS, the interface with an optical drive or hard drive can be used to boot up a computer, a great solution for system rescue operation or computer sharing or applications that need an external boot drive.

Front view


Illustration on disassembling the enclosure to slide out the inner tray for drive installation


inner tray for Model: SESCS, SESSIU3CS or SESU3CS


inner tray for Model: SU3CS


Rear View


Rear View

Can convert to USB 3.0 interface using optional mini USB 3.0 - adapter (ADU3ESAM). Model SESU3CS comes bundled with this adapter

Illustration of full height Blu-ray burner mounted onto the inner tray


List of 5 1/4" devices that can be installed into the Sapphire enclosure: 



  • Connect SATA optical drive or Mobile Rack to computer via USB 3.1, USB 3.0 or port
  • Supported following SATA devices:
  • Choice of model with , USB 3.1 or USB 3.0 connection
  • Maximum transfer rate:
    • 10 Gbps - USB 3.1 SuperSpeed+
    • 5 Gbps - USB 3.0 super speed
    • 480 Mbps - USB 2.0 high speed
    • 12 Mbps - USB 1.1
    • 6 Gbps -
  • Support IDE and ATAPI devices when install with the optional IDE-SATA converter (part # ADIDESA)
  • Simple installation
  • Sturdy light weight brushed anodized aluminum construction
  • Compact size for convenient transportation
  • Rear mount 40 x 40 mm cooling fan
  • Plug and play
  • Can be used as an external bootable device using connection
  • OS Compatibility:
    • USB - DOS, Windows XP or newer release, Mac OS X, Linux Kernel 2.4 and above, Solaris 8 10/00 or later release.
    • - DOS, all Windows, Mac OS X, Linux Kernel 2.4 and above



Support drive type
  • full height 5.25" SATA Blu-Ray, DVD-RRW drive
  • ATATPI optical drive by adding optional Addonics IDE-SATA adapter (ADIDESA)
  • Addonics Snap-In Mobile Rack, Mobile Rack II or Mobile Rack III
Interface Type:

Choice of USB 3.1, USB 3.0

Construction material:
Brushed anodized black aluminum body
Power (blue)
Supported OS
  • USB - DOS, Windows XP or newer release, Mac OS X, Linux Kernel 2.4 and above, Solaris 8 10/00 or later release.
  • DOS, all Windows, Mac OS X, Linux Kernel 2.4 and above
Power Supply:
100 / 240V AC/DC 12V 36 watts Power Adapter (model: AAP12V3A)
Connectors inside:
4P Molex male or 15P SATA power (via a included 4P female to 15P SATA adapter cable, AA4PSAPCBL)
SATA connecting cable for attaching to standard SATA storage device 
Cooling system:
Rear mount 40x40 mm cooling fan
Dimensions (L x W x H):
~ 9.88 x 6.88 x 2.00 in ( 251 x 175 x 50.8 mm)
~ 1.8 lbs. (814 g)
Storage Temperature:
Range: -30 C to +60 C
Operating Temperature and humidity:
+5 C to +40 C, 5% to 95% RH
Storage Temperature
and Humidity:
30 C to +60 C, 5% to 90% RH
One Year

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Warranty: 1 year return to base

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