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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
$14.99
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 RX81U-ES-25A 2.5" SATA to USB 2.0 External Enclosure
  • 2.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 1.5TB
$19.99
$10.99
Rosewill RX35-AT-IU BLK 3.5" Black IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure
  • 3.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 320GB
$23.99
$14.99
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
$15.99
StarTech SAT3510BU3 3.5" Black SuperSpeed USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive Enclosure w/ Fan
  • 3.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Up to 2TB
from $34.32
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Rosewill Armer RX100-PU3-25B USB 3.0, 2.5" SATA I/II/III, 9.5mm up to 1 TB External HDD Enclosure with white LED indicator, 100% screw less
  • USB 3.0
  • 9.5mm 2.5” up to SATA II...
  • Black outlook with white...
$24.99
$11.99
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
$29.99
Rosewill RX25-AT-SC-SLV 2.5" Silver SATA USB2.0 & eSATA External Enclosure
  • 2.5"
  • USB2.0 & eSATA
  • Up to 1TB
$19.99
$14.99
SYBA CL-ENC50038 2.5" & 3.5" White SATA I/II/III USB 3.0 Dual Mode SATA III HDD Duplicator + Docking Station
  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Up to 4TB
from $29.99
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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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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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Mediasonic H21-su3 2.5" SATA USB 3.0 External Enclosure
  • 2.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Up to 1TB
$16.99
$12.99
Rosewill RX35-AT-SU SLV 3.5" Silver SATA USB 2.0 External Enclosure
  • 3.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 2TB
$19.99
$16.99
VANTEC NST-DP100S3 2.5" & 3.5" Black SATA I/II/III USB 3.0 External Enclosure
  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Up to 8.0TB
from $47.99
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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
$25.99
Rosewill METAS BLACK Rigid Aluminum Body and ABS plastic top cover 3.5" USB3.0 & eSATA External Enclosure
  • 3.5"
  • USB3.0 & eSATA
  • Up to 3TB (WinXP Not sup...
$59.99
$39.99
USB 3.0 / eSATA to 2.5 / 3.5” SATA HDD / SSD Duplicator Dock – Standalone Hard Drive Cloner – SATA 6Gbps
  • Fast drive duplication a...
  • eSATA & USB 3.0 host int...
  • Support SATA III (6 Gbps...
from $89.99
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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
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StarTech SATADOCKU2 2.5" & 3.5" Black SATA I/II USB 2.0 External HDD Dock
  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Tested to 2TB (3.5") & 1...
from $21.12
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VANTEC NST-366S3-BK Black External Enclosure - Retail
  • 3.5"
  • USB 3.0 ( Backwards comp...
  • Up to 4TB
from $24.99
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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
VANTEC NexStar SuperSpeed NST-D400SU3-BK 2.5" & 3.5" Black SATA USB3.0 & eSATA Dual Bay Hard Drive Dock
  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • USB3.0 & eSATA
  • Up to 6.0 TB
from $54.99
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StarTech UNIDOCK3U USB 3.0 to SATA IDE HDD Docking Station for 2.5in or 3.5in Hard Drive
  • Push button drive ejecti...
  • Compact form factor
  • Plug-and-Play / Hot-Swap...
from $59.99
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Mediasonic HF2-SU3S2 3.5" Black SATA I/II/III USB3.0 & eSATA 4 Bay External Enclosure
  • 3.5"
  • USB3.0 & eSATA
  • Up to 4TB
$139.99
$99.99
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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StarTech SAT2510BU32 2.5" Black SATA USB 3.0 SuperSpeed SSD SATA Hard Drive Enclosure
  • 2.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Currently tested with up...
from $20.63
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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
$32.99
Vantec NexStar CX 3.5" SATA to USB 2.0 & eSATA External Hard Drive Enclosure - Model NST-300SU-BK
  • 3.5"
  • USB & eSATA
  • Up to 3TB
from $22.99
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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
$24.99
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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Tek Republic TUE-300 2.5" Black USB 3.0 Hard Drive External Enclosure for 9.5mm 7mm HDD and SSD (Optimized for SSD, Support UASP)
  • 2.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Aluminum Brash
from $16.99
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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
$19.99
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...
  • Standalone Singe Pass ov...
  • USB 3.0 Host Interface
from $59.99
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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 $46.99
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Vantec NexStar MX Dual Bay 3.5" SATA to USB 3.0 / eSATA RAID Enclosure
  • 3.5"
  • USB3.0 & eSATA
  • Aluminum / Plastic
$82.99
$69.99

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.