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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 V2 BLK - Black, 3.5" SATA to USB & eSATA External Enclosure with Internal 80 mm Fan
  • 3.5"
  • USB 2.0 & eSATA
  • Up to 3TB
$49.99
$35.99
Thermaltake BlacX N0028USU External Hard Drive SATA Enclosure Docking Station 2.5" & 3.5" USB 2.0
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  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 2TB
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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
$29.99
$19.99
External 2.5" SATA I / II 9.5 mm 1 TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive Enclosure with LED Indicator, 100% Screw-Less from Rosewill
  • USB 3.0
  • 9.5 mm, 2.5” up to SATA ...
  • Black Exterior with Whit...
$24.99
$12.99
Rosewill RX200-APU3-25B 2.5" SATA III Slot USB 3.0 External Enclosure
  • 2.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Up to 1.5TB
$24.99
$8.99
Rosewill RX301-PU3-35B SATA II Port USB 3.0 Type-B External Enclosure
  • USB 3.0 Type-B
  • Plastic
$49.99
$29.99
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
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Rosewill RX35-AT-IU SLV 3.5" Silver IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure
  • 3.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 320GB
$23.99
$19.99
ICY DOCK MB981U3-1S 2.5" & 3.5" & SSD Black SATA I/II/III USB 3.0 Hard Drive & SSD Docking Station
  • 2.5" & 3.5" & SSD
  • USB 3.0
  • ABS
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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
Mediasonic ProBox K32-SU3 3.5" Black SATA I/II/III USB 3.0 SuperSpeed SATA HDD External Enclosure
  • 3.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Up to 4TB
$39.99
$19.99
Rosewill RX307-PU3-35B - 3.5” Hard Drive Enclosure - SATA III, USB 3.0, Energy Saving, UASP, Black Aluminum & ABS Plastic
  • Supports UASP Function
  • Auto Power On / Off
  • Energy Saving Design
$39.99
$24.99
Insten 1042813 2.5" Blue SATA USB 2.0 SATA External Enclosure Version 2
  • 2.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 500GB
$11.99
$7.99
Rosewill RX35-AT-IU BLK 3.5" Black IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure
  • 3.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 320GB
$23.99
$19.99
KINGWIN KM-U3MSATA Black mSATA USB 3.0 SSD Enclosure Adapter
  • USB 3.0
  • Aluminum
from $22.95
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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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StarTech SAT3510BU3 3.5" Black SuperSpeed USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive Enclosure w/ Fan
  • 3.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Up to 2TB
from $38.99
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StarTech SDOCK2U33RE 2.5" & 3.5" Black SATA USB3.0 & eSATA External Enclosure
  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • USB3.0 & eSATA
  • Currently tested with up...
from $89.99
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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
VANTEC NST-366S3-BK Black External Enclosure - Retail
  • 3.5"
  • USB 3.0 ( Backwards comp...
  • Up to 4TB
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Rosewill RX35-AT-SU SLV 3.5" Silver SATA USB 2.0 External Enclosure
  • 3.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 2TB
$29.99
$19.99
VANTEC EZ Swap EX MRK-253ST-BK 2.5" Black SATA I/II/III USB 3.0 2.5" SATA III SSD/HDD Mobile Rack (Full Kit)
  • 2.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Aluminum / Plastic
$29.99
$24.99
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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Thermaltake BlacX Duet 5G ST0022U 2.5" & 3.5" Black SATA I/II/III USB 3.0 HDD Docking Station
  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Up to 3TB
from $69.00
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Rosewill RX302-PU3-35B 2 x SATA II USB 3.0 Type-B External Enclosure
  • USB 3.0 Type-B
  • Plastic
$69.99
$49.99
Transcend TS0GSJ25S3 2.5" SATA USB 3.0 External Enclosure
  • 2.5"
  • USB 3.0
$24.99
$19.99
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)...
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SABRENT SBT-EKU25 2.5" IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure
  • 2.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 1TB (9.5mm thickne...
from $11.66
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StarTech.com Universal docking station for 2.5/3.5in SATA and IDE hard drives - USB 3.0 UASP
  • USB 3.0
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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...
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Orico 6619US3-BK 5Gbps Super Speed USB3.0 to 2.5" & 3.5" SATA Hard Drive SSD / HDD Docking Station (Black)
  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • Tool Free USB 3.0, up to...
  • Power adapter included
$24.99
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
Insten 1042834 2.5" Black SATA USB 2.0 SATA External Enclosure
  • 2.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 500GB
$14.99
$8.99
MASSCOOL UHB-3231 3.5" Black SATA I/II USB 3.0 External Enclosure
  • 3.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Up to 2TB
from $28.99
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Rosewill R2-JBOD 3.5" SATA I/II USB 2.0 DUAL-BAY External Enclosure
  • 3.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 2TB Per Bay
$59.99
$34.99

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.