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Rosewill RX35-AT-SU BLK 3.5" Black SATA USB 2.0 External Enclosure
  • 3.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 2TB
$19.99
Vantec NexStar TX 2.5" SATA to USB 2.0 External Hard Drive/SSD Enclosure - Model NST-210S2-BK
  • 2.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 750GB
from $7.99
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Rosewill RX-358 U3C BLK 3.5" Black SATA I/II USB3.0 & eSATA External Enclosure
  • 3.5"
  • USB3.0 & eSATA
  • Up to 4TB (WinXP Not sup...
$59.99
$34.99
Rosewill RX-DU101 2.5" & 3.5" Black SATA USB 2.0 Docking Station
  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Support up to 2TB HDD
$39.99
$29.99
SYBA SuperSpeed 2.5" & 3.5" SATA I/II/III USB 3.0 Hard Disk Docking Station - Retail
  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Plastic
from $26.99
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Rosewill RX-358 V2 BLK (Black) 3.5" SATA to USB & eSATA Ext. Enclosure w/Int.80mm fan
  • 3.5"
  • USB2.0 & eSATA
  • Up to 3TB
$49.99
$27.99
StarTech SATDOCK2REU3 2.5" & 3.5" Black SATA II USB 3.0 Hard Drive Docking Station and Standalone HDD / SSD Duplicator
  • Standalone Sector-by-Sec...
  • USB 3.0 Host Interface
  • Supports SATA revision I...
from $64.99
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Rosewill Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5"/3.5" SATA Hard Drive. USB 3.0 Connection to Computer. HDD Dock Model: RX301-PU3-35B
  • USB 3.0 2.5”/3.5” dock
  • Support Sata I/II Hot sw...
  • LED indication
$49.99
$24.99
ORICO 2588US-BK Tool Free 2.5” SATA to USB 2.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure
  • • USB2.0
  • Fits 7mm - 9.5mm Slim 2....
  • Tool Free, Allow to Acce...
$19.99
$9.99
Transcend TS0GSJ25S3 2.5" SATA USB 3.0 External Enclosure
  • 2.5"
  • USB 3.0
$24.99
$19.99
VANTEC ST-530S3-BK 5.25" SATA USB 3.0 External 5.25" Optical Drive Enclosure USB 3.0 External Interface
  • 5.25"
  • USB 3.0
  • Aluminum
from $44.99
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Rosewill Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5"/3.5" SATA Hard Drive. USB 3.0 Connection to Computer. SD/MS/MMC Memory Card Reader and 2 x USB 3.0 Ports (USB Hub). Model: hDock RX303-PU3-35B
  • USB 3.0 2.5”/3.5” HDD do...
  • High Speed SD/MS/MMC Car...
  • 2 Port USB 3.0 Hub
$49.99
$39.99
SYBA CL-ENC50060 2.5" & 3.5" Black SATA III USB 2.0 HD Docking Station for Easy Clone and Backup
  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • USB 2.0
from $27.99
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Archgon MH-2231-U3 USB 3.0 Aluminum Enclosure for 2.5 inches SATA HDD/SSD
  • 2.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Up to 1TB
$25.99
$19.99
Sold by: Archgon USA
Vantec NexStar CX SuperSpeed 2.5" SATA to USB 3.0 External Hard Drive/SSD Enclosure (Supports 7mm, 9.5mm, 12.5mm HDD/SSD) - Model NST-200S3-BK
  • 2.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Up to 1TB
from $15.99
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Thermaltake BlacX N0028USU External Hard Drive SATA Enclosure Docking Station 2.5" & 3.5" USB 2.0
  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 2TB
from $26.99
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Thermaltake BlacX Duet (ST0014U) 2.5" & 3.5" Black SATA I/II/III USB2.0 & eSATA Dual Hard Drives Docking Station
  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • USB2.0 & eSATA
  • Up to 2TB per bay
from $44.99
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Rosewill RDDO-13002 2.5" & 3.5" Black SATA USB2.0 & eSATA Dual Bay Docking Station
  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • USB2.0 & eSATA
  • Up to 4TB
$59.99
$34.99
Rosewill RX25-AT-SC-BLK 2.5" Black SATA USB2.0 & eSATA External Enclosure
  • 2.5"
  • USB2.0 & eSATA
  • Up to 1TB
$19.99
$14.99
Rosewill RX35-AT-SU SLV 3.5" Silver SATA USB 2.0 External Enclosure
  • 3.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 2TB
$19.99
Thermaltake BlacX ST0005U External Hard Drive SATA Enclosure Docking Station 2.5" & 3.5" USB 2.0 & eSATA
  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • USB2.0 & eSATA
  • Up to 2TB
from $35.99
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SYBA CL-ENC35008 3.5" Silver IDE / SATA USB 2.0 External Enclosure
  • 3.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 3TB
from $19.99
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MASSCOOL UHB-330U 3.5" IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure
  • 3.5"
  • USB 2.0 ...
from $18.99
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Rosewill RDDO-12002 2.5" & 3.5" SATA USB2.0 & eSATA Docking Station
  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • USB2.0 & eSATA
  • Up to 4TB
$59.99
$24.99
Zalman ZM-VE300-SE 2.5" White SATA I/II USB 3.0 ZM-VE300 HDD External Enclosure with Virtualization and One Touch Back-up
  • 2.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Aluminum Alloy, Acryl, P...
from $46.46
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VANTEC NST-366S3-SV 3.5" Silver SATA USB 3.0 ( Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 & 1.1 ) External Enclosure
  • 3.5"
  • USB 3.0 ( Backwards comp...
  • Up to 4TB
from $29.99
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Rosewill Hard Drive External Enclosure, Dual Slots for 2 x 2.5" SATA SSD/HDD with RAID 0/1 & JBOD/2LUN, USB 3.0 connection, 100% Screw-less, Aluminum Body, Model: Transclosure RX200R-APU3-25B
  • USB 3.0 Dual Slot 9.5mm ...
  • Support ...
  • 100% Screw less
$49.99
$39.99
Thermaltake BlacX 5G ST0019U 2.5" & 3.5" Black SATA I/II/III USB 3.0 Docking Station
  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Up to 3TB
from $46.00
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Archgon MH-3621-U3 USB 3.0 Aluminum Dual Bay Hard Drive Docking Station with Clone Function
  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Up To 6TB
$59.99
$49.99
Sold by: Archgon USA
ORICO 6629US3-C USB 3.0 Dual Bay 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA Hard Drive Docking Station with Stand Alone Clone Function
  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Up to 4TB
$44.99
$34.99
Archgon USB 3.0 to SATA I/II/II Hard Drive Docking Station Plus 3 Ports Hub Support UASP Mode
  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Up To 6TB
$59.99
$49.99
Sold by: Archgon USA
Vantec NexStar CX 2.5" SATA to USB 2.0 External Hard Drive/SSD Enclosure (Supports 7mm, 9.5mm, 12.5mm HDD/SSD) - Model NST-200S2-BK
  • 2.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 1TB (9.5 mm width)...
from $15.99
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Rosewill Hard Drive External Enclosure for 3.5" SATA HDD. USB 3.0 & eSATA Connection, Aluminum Body, 80mm variable speed fan with ON/OFF Switch, LED Display Panel, Model: Armer RX304-APU3-35B
  • USB 3.0 3.5” Aluminum Bo...
  • Temperature controlled V...
  • LED Display of power and...
$49.99
$44.99
ICY DOCK EZ-Dock MB981U3-1S 2.5" & 3.5" SATA USB 3.0 Hard Drive & SSD Docking Station
  • 2.5" & 3.5" & SSD
  • USB 3.0
  • ABS
from $29.99
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Mushkin FLUX AT-ENCKIT 1.8" Black mSATA III USB 3.0 External Enclosure
  • 1.8"
  • USB 3.0
  • Aircraft Grade Aluminum
$22.99
StarTech S2510U33USM 2.5" Black SATA III USB 3.0 USM Enclosure for S2510U33RUSM USM Bay with External USB 3.0 Adapter
  • 2.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Aluminum / Plastic
from $43.99
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How to Buy a Hard Drive Enclosure

Introduction

External hard drives are useful for a variety of purposes, why not create your own with a hard drive enclosure? By using an enclosure, you will have the ability to use an internal hard drive or solid state drive of your choice. Alternatively, if you have multiple internal hard drives that you want to use externally, consider a hard drive dock. If the customizability of a hard drive enclosure or dock appeals to you, NeweggBusiness offers some considerations that will help you select the ideal solution.

Special Features

In this section, NeweggBusiness will outline some special features that you will find in some hard drive docks and enclosures.

Hot Swapping

The ability to hot swap a hard drive means that you can remove and replace the drive without the need to restart the computer. To the operating system, the enclosure or dock will still show as being connected even if the hard drive has been removed. It is a feature that makes backing up data to multiple hard drives a more time-efficient process.

Cloning/Duplication

Cloning or duplicating a hard drive means mirroring all the contents to an image file or another hard drive. It is more comprehensive than copying and pasting files, as cloning captures all data on the drive and not just visible files. With some dual-bay docks, cloning can be as simple as inserting two hard drives and pressing a button to begin the process.

Redundant Array of Independent Disks/Drives (RAID)

A RAID array is a method of setting up multiple hard drives so that they appear and function as a single volume. A RAID setup can be used to improve read/write performance and decrease the likelihood of total data loss, depending on how it is configured.

Just a Bunch of Disks/Drives (JBOD)

Similar to a RAID setup, a JBOD array consists of multiple hard drives. But with JBOD, you can choose to have the drives appear as distinct volumes or one volume.

However, when the drives are set up to appear as one to the operating system, data is not striped or mirrored like how it is in a RAID array. Instead, the JBOD writes data to a drive until it is at capacity and then continues on another drive.

Enclosure or Dock

Below, NeweggBusiness details the differences between external hard drive enclosures and docks.

Enclosure

Hard Drive EnclosureAn enclosure is a case that houses an internal hard drive to protect it and adapt the internal connectors for external use. Similar to external hard drives, enclosures come in a variety of sizes and form factors.

Some smaller cases for instance, can convert laptop hard drives into portable solutions. On the other end of the spectrum, there large enclosures that can accommodate multiple hard drives and manage them in RAID and JBOD configurations.

Dock

Hard Drive DockCompared to an enclosure, a hard drive dock fulfills a slightly different role. A dock is ideal if you have multiple hard drives and frequently switch between them. For that reason, many docks support hot swapping. Some dual-bay hard drive docks also have duplication functionality built-in.