10 Best Gen Hard Drive Enclosures
for December 2021

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Mediasonic USB 3.1 4 Bay 3.5” SATA Hard Drive Enclosure – USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps Type C/USB-C (HF2-SU31C) - (Renewed)

Mediasonic USB 3.1 4 Bay 3.5” SATA Hard Drive Enclosure – USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps Type C/USB-C (HF2-SU31C)

(Renewed)

by Mediasonic
What We like

Support S.M.A.R.T / Power Sync Features

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Product Features

  • Support all brand of 3.5 SATA I / II / III hard disk drive up to 16TB per drive, and up to 4 x 16TB
  • Support SATA 3 6.0Gbps hard drive transfer rate
  • Support UASP and Smart Fan with built-in thermal sensor
  • Transfer rate up to 10Gbps via USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C (USB-C to USB-C Cable included)

Support uasp and smart fan with built-in thermal sensor Support sata 3 6.0gbps hard drive transfer rate Support all brand of 3.5 sata i / ii / iii hard disk drive up to 16tb per drive, and up to 4 x 16tb Transfer rate up to 10gbps via usb 3.1 gen 2 type c (usb-c to usb-c cable included)

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Mediasonic USB 3.1 4 Bay 3.5” SATA Hard Drive Enclosure – USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps Type C/USB-C (HF7-SU31C)

Mediasonic USB 3.1 4 Bay 3.5” SATA Hard Drive Enclosure – USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps Type C/USB-C (HF7-SU31C)

by Mediasonic
What We like

Support S.M.A.R.T / Power Sync Features

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Product Features

  • Support all brand of 3.5 SATA I / II / III hard disk drive up to 16TB per drive, and up to 4 x 16TB. Support SATA 3 6.0Gbps hard drive transfer rate
  • Transfer rate up to 10Gbps via USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C (USB-C Cable included)
  • Newly revised front door with Air In-Take feature
  • Support UASP, Smart Fan with built-in temperature sensor

Support all brand of 3.5 sata i / ii / iii hard disk drive up to 16tb per drive, and up to 4 x 16tb. support sata 3 6.0gbps hard drive transfer rate Transfer rate up to 10gbps via usb 3.1 gen 2 type c (usb-c cable included) Newly revised front door with air in-take feature Support uasp, smart fan with built-in temperature sensor

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StarTech.com USB 3.1 Gen 2 External Hard Drive Enclosure for 3.5” SATA Drives - Fan-less UASP Enhanced Single Drive Enclosure (S351BU313)

StarTech.com USB 3.1 Gen 2 External Hard Drive Enclosure for 3.5” SATA Drives

Fan-less UASP Enhanced Single Drive Enclosure (S351BU313)

by STARTECH.COM
What We like

STYLISH DESIGN: The HDD enclosure for 3.5 SATA drives is made of durable aluminum with a fan-less design that ensures quiet operation. It comes with a vertical stand that occupies minimal space.

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Product Features

  • FASTER SPEEDS: The USB 3.1 Gen 2 external hard drive enclosure gives you greater bandwidth and speed with file transfer rates of up to 10 Gbps
  • twice the speed of USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1) technology.
  • INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY: The 3.5" SATA external hard drive enclosure lets you leverage the high performance of the latest SSHDs and hard drives, while alleviating bottlenecks in your data transfers.
  • MAXIMUM COMPATIBILITY: This fan-less hard drive enclosure comes with a USB A-to-B cable, providing backward compatibility with existing USB ports or hardware. It also provides UASP support.

Maximum compatibility: this fan-less hard drive enclosure comes with a usb a-to-b cable, providing backward compatibility with existing usb ports or hardware. it also provides uasp support. Twice the speed of usb 3.0 (usb 3.1 gen 1) technology. Increased productivity: the 3.5" sata external hard drive enclosure lets you leverage the high performance of the latest sshds and hard drives, while alleviating bottlenecks in your data transfers. Faster speeds: the usb 3.1 gen 2 external hard drive enclosure gives you greater bandwidth and speed with file transfer rates of up to 10 gbps

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Mediasonic ProRaid USB 3.1 10Gbps 2 Bay 2.5” & 3.5” SATA Hard Drive Enclosure – USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps / USB-C/USB Type C (HUR5-SU31C)

Mediasonic ProRaid USB 3.1 10Gbps 2 Bay 2.5” & 3.5” SATA Hard Drive Enclosure – USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps

USB-C, USB Type C (HUR5-SU31C)

by Mediasonic
What We like

S.M.A.R.T function with built-in temperature sensor control. Please Note: 4Kn hard drive is supported. However, Power Disabled Feature hard drive is NOT supported. For example: WD Enterprise HDD and HGST HDD.

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Product Features

  • Hardware embedded Raid controller ensure data integrity with redundant back up capability, support Single Mode, JBOD Mode, Raid 0 Mode, and Raid 1 Mode
  • Support all brand of 2.5-inch & 3.5-inch SATA SSD / HDD up to 16TB per drive, and support SATA III 6.0Gbps speed.
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 transfer rate up to 10Gbps. USB-C / USB Type C Interface.
  • Support UASP for faster transfer rate, LED light indicator for system status monitoring.

Support uasp for faster transfer rate, led light indicator for system status monitoring. Usb 3.1 gen 2 transfer rate up to 10gbps. usb-c / usb type c interface. Support all brand of 2.5-inch & 3.5-inch sata ssd / hdd up to 16tb per drive, and support sata iii 6.0gbps speed. Hardware embedded raid controller ensure data integrity with redundant back up capability, support single mode, jbod mode, raid 0 mode, and raid 1 mode

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Mediasonic ProRaid USB Type C 2 Bay Raid 2.5” SATA SSD/Hard Drive Enclosure – USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps Speed/USB Type C (HUR6-SU31C Grey)

Mediasonic ProRaid USB Type C 2 Bay Raid 2.5” SATA SSD/Hard Drive Enclosure – USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps Speed/USB Type C (HUR6-SU31C Grey)

by Mediasonic
What We like

Smart Power Sync support PC and Mac, LED light indicator for system status monitoring.

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Product Features

  • Support all brand of 2.5" SATA I / II / III SSD / HDD (7mm / 9.5mm) up to 2 x 10TB per drive.
  • This enclosure can also support 12.5mm / 15mm 2.5-inch hard drive (additional parts required, sold separately, search ASIN: B07ZJVQML2)
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps Transfer Rate, Support UASP, and backward compatible with USB 3.1 Gen 1 / USB 3.0 / USB 2.0
  • Hardware Embedded Raid Controller to ensure data integrity with redundant back up capability (Raid 1), Support Raid 0 / 1 Mode, JBOD Mode, and Single Disk Mode

Usb 3.1 gen 2 10gbps transfer rate, support uasp, and backward compatible with usb 3.1 gen 1 / usb 3.0 / usb 2.0 Support all brand of 2.5" sata i / ii / iii ssd / hdd (7mm / 9.5mm) up to 2 x 10tb per drive. Hardware embedded raid controller to ensure data integrity with redundant back up capability (raid 1), support raid 0 / 1 mode, jbod mode, and single disk mode This enclosure can also support 12.5mm / 15mm 2.5-inch hard drive (additional parts required, sold separately, search asin: b07zjvqml2)

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StarTech.com 2.5

StarTech.com 2.5" SATA USB 3.1 Gen 2 Hard Drive Enclosure

w/ USB Type C and Type A Cables, USB 3.0 backwards compatible (S251BU31315)

by STARTECH.COM
What We like

STURDY CONSTRUCTION: The laptop to external hard drive is made with a durable aluminum housing and venting, that help to passively cool the drive, in order to prevent drive failure and data loss.

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Product Features

  • MAXIMUM COMPATIBILITY: A USB Type-C to Micro-B cable helps connect newer USB-C enabled devices. A USB Type-A to Micro-B cable ensures backward compatibility with your existing USB 3.0/2.0 devices.
  • INCREASED FUNCTIONALITY: The USB 3.1 Gen 2 2.5 SATA hard drive enclosure supports 10 Gbps but current SATA hard drives are limited to 6 Gbps.
  • EASY TO USE: The laptop HDD enclosure is powered directly from the USB port, which means no external power is required. For portable storage, you can tuck it away inside your laptop bag.

Easy to use: the laptop hdd enclosure is powered directly from the usb port, which means no external power is required. for portable storage, you can tuck it away inside your laptop bag. Increased functionality: the usb 3.1 gen 2 2.5 sata hard drive enclosure supports 10 gbps but current sata hard drives are limited to 6 gbps. Maximum compatibility: a usb type-c to micro-b cable helps connect newer usb-c enabled devices. a usb type-a to micro-b cable ensures backward compatibility with your existing usb 3.0/2.0 devices.

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ineo 2.5 inch USB 3.1 Gen2 Type C Rugged Waterproof & Shockproof External Hard Drive Enclosure for 9.5mm & 7mm SATA HDD SSD [C2580c]

ineo 2.5 inch USB 3.1 Gen2 Type C Rugged Waterproof & Shockproof External Hard Drive Enclosure for 9.5mm & 7mm SATA HDD SSD [C2580c]

by ineo
What We like

Waterproof and Shockproof design with upgraded compact silicon frame and aluminum cover

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Product Features

  • Supports Hot-swapping, plug and play function, instant connection when plugged to PC
  • USB3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) external enclosure with USB Type-C connector providing ultra fast read and write speeds for the latest desktop and laptop
  • Compatible with PS4 & XBOX ONE & multiple OS on PC- WINDOWS XP, 7, 8, 8.1 ,10 or above, MAC OS X 10.6 or above
  • Compatible with SATA 2.5 inch hard drives and SSD, no additional power necessary

Compatible with sata 2.5 inch hard drives and ssd, no additional power necessary Usb3.1 gen 2 (10gbps) external enclosure with usb type-c connector providing ultra fast read and write speeds for the latest desktop and laptop Supports hot-swapping, plug and play function, instant connection when plugged to pc Compatible with ps4 & xbox one & multiple os on pc- windows xp, 7, 8, 8.1 ,10 or above, mac os x 10.6 or above

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Cable Matters Premium Aluminum 10Gbps Gen 2 USB C Hard Drive Enclosure for 2.5

Cable Matters Premium Aluminum 10Gbps Gen 2 USB C Hard Drive Enclosure for 2.5" SSD/HDD with USB-C and USB-A Cables

Thunderbolt 3 Port Compatible with MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and More

by Cable Matters
What We like

SSD HARD DRIVE USB C to SATA storage solution is compatible with Windows or Mac computers as a Thunderbolt 3 hard drive enclosure; USB C SSD enclosure provides a cost-effective solution for adding additional memory without opening up your laptop; UASP, TRIM and S.M.A.R.T support with compatible computers, drives and OS for increased data transfer speeds, improved CPU utilization and failure detection

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Product Features

  • 10 Gbps USB C HARD DRIVE ENCLOSURE is compatible with SATA SSD or HDD drives up to 9.5mm, including 7mm; SATA to Thunderbolt 3 hard drive enclosure is compatible with SATA drives such as the Samsung 860 EVO, Kingston A400 SSD, SanDisk SSD Plus, Crucial MX500, WD Blue 3D NAND PC SSD
  • TOOL-FREE SATA HARD DRIVE ENCLOSURE offers a data transfer rate up to 10Gbps with a compatible computer; 10Gbps data transfer rate is 2x faster than USB 3.0; Thunderbolt 3 computer compatible with the included USB C cable; Supports the maximum SATA III 6Gbps data transfer rate
  • USB C 2.5 External SSD Enclosure supports a 2.5" SATA SSD or HDD drive; Portable external hard drive in a sturdy aluminum housing protects the SSD drive and assists with heat dissipation

10 gbps usb c hard drive enclosure is compatible with sata ssd or hdd drives up to 9.5mm, including 7mm; sata to thunderbolt 3 hard drive enclosure is compatible with sata drives such as the samsung 860 evo, kingston a400 ssd, sandisk ssd plus, crucial mx500, wd blue 3d nand pc ssd Usb c 2.5 external ssd enclosure supports a 2.5" sata ssd or hdd drive; portable external hard drive in a sturdy aluminum housing protects the ssd drive and assists with heat dissipation Tool-free sata hard drive enclosure offers a data transfer rate up to 10gbps with a compatible computer; 10gbps data transfer rate is 2x faster than usb 3.0; thunderbolt 3 computer compatible with the included usb c cable; supports the maximum sata iii 6gbps data transfer rate

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Plugable USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps SATA Upright Hard Drive Dock and SSD Dock (Includes Both USB-C and USB 3.0 Cables, Supports 10TB+ Drives).

Plugable USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps SATA Upright Hard Drive Dock and SSD Dock (Includes Both USB-C and USB 3.0 Cables

Supports 10TB+ Drives).

by Plugable
What We like

VERSATILE - Connect 3.5 inch and 2.5 inch SATA hard drives and solid state drives to your USB 3.1 Gen 2 compatible computer

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Product Features

  • FEATURE PACKED - Supports USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP), Bulk-Only Transport (BOT), 512e and 4K sector sizes, and LBA48 addressing
  • IMPORTANT NOTES - Compatible with Windows, macOS, and Linux. Data transfer rates may be limited by USB host controller, drive speed, file system, or method of file transfer
  • FAST - Supports USB-C or USB up to 10Gbps, and SATA III up to 6Gbps

Feature packed - supports usb attached scsi protocol (uasp), bulk-only transport (bot), 512e and 4k sector sizes, and lba48 addressing Important notes - compatible with windows, macos, and linux. data transfer rates may be limited by usb host controller, drive speed, file system, or method of file transfer Fast - supports usb-c or usb up to 10gbps, and sata iii up to 6gbps

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ORICO Hard Drive Docking Station, USB3.1 Gen2 10Gbps to SATA 2.5/3.5 inch SSD HDD Docking Station Laptop External Hard Drive Enclosure, Support 16TB

ORICO Hard Drive Docking Station

USB3.1 Gen2 10Gbps to SATA 2.5/3.5 inch SSD HDD Docking Station Laptop External Hard Drive Enclosure, Support 16TB

by ORICO Technologies Co.,Ltd
What We like

Easy Installation, Plug and pPlay:Portable Tool-free installation allows users to install and unmount within 1 seconds at ease, hot-swapping supported, plug and play. No drivers or applications needed.

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Product Features

  • USB 3.1 Gen 2, Superspeed up to 10 Gbps: SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 2 hard drive enclosure with Type-C Interface, support UASP Protocol. Data transfer rates up to 10 Gbps. The hard drive dock with attractive transparent color, and 360Open-type design brings better heat dissipation function.
  • Compatible Operating System: The hdd docking station compatible with Windows XP/ VISTA/ Windows 7/ 8 /8.1/ 10/ Linux/ Mac 9.1/10.2 or higher.
  • What you get: Our worry-free 18-month and 24h friendly customer service.
  • 16 TB Large Capacity: External hard drive enclosure support up to 16 TB hard drives, Support 2.5 inch / 3.5 inch HDD SSD SATA I/II/III drives, Perfect solution for backup and processing IT data, batch processing data, formatting, file transfers, data recovery, etc.

Compatible operating system: the hdd docking station compatible with windows xp/ vista/ windows 7/ 8 /8.1/ 10/ linux/ mac 9.1/10.2 or higher. What you get: our worry-free 18-month and 24h friendly customer service. 16 tb large capacity: external hard drive enclosure support up to 16 tb hard drives, support 2.5 inch / 3.5 inch hdd ssd sata i/ii/iii drives, perfect solution for backup and processing it data, batch processing data, formatting, file transfers, data recovery, etc. Usb 3.1 gen 2, superspeed up to 10 gbps: superspeed usb 3.1 gen 2 hard drive enclosure with type-c interface, support uasp protocol. data transfer rates up to 10 gbps. the hard drive dock with attractive transparent color, and 360open-type design brings better heat dissipation function.

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