USB 3.0 / 2.0 & 1.1 Backwards compatible port.
ASMedia 1051e USB 3.0 chipset
Drive Mechanisms Supported
Any 2.5" SATA hard drive or SSD up to 2.2TB in capacity and up to 12.5mm in size. Use of 12.5mm size drives requires Installation Support Kit.
Max Data Transfer Rate
USB 3.0 - 5.0 Gbit/s (or 500 MB/sec)
Can I use this solution as external startup drive?
USB 3.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements.
USB 2.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements.