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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 ...
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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
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 ...
$29.99
$19.99
Rosewill RX81U-ES-25A 2.5" SATA to USB 2.0 External Enclosure
  • 2.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 1.5TB
$19.99
$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
$13.99
Rosewill RX-358 V2 SLV (Silver) 3.5" SATA to USB & eSATA External Enclosure w/Int.80mm Fan
  • 3.5"
  • USB 2.0 & eSATA
  • Up to 3TB (WinXP Not sup...
$49.99
$26.99
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
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 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
$16.99
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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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
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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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
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-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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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 $21.99
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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 $34.99
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StarTech SATDOCK2REU3 2.5" & 3.5" Black SATA II USB 3.0 Hard Drive Docking Station and Standalone HDD / SSD Duplicator
  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Currently tested with up...
from $64.99
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Rosewill RX234 2.5" IDE to USB 2.0 External Enclosure
  • 2.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 320GB ...
$14.99
$11.99
Rosewill RX25-AT-SC-SLV 2.5" Silver SATA USB2.0 & eSATA External Enclosure
  • 2.5"
  • USB2.0 & eSATA
  • Up to 1TB
$19.99
$15.00
Rosewill RX35-AT-IU BLK 3.5" Black IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure
  • 3.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 320GB
$23.99
$17.99
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 $24.99
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Rosewill RDDO-13001 2.5" & 3.5" Black SATA USB3.0 & eSATA Dual Bay Docking Station
  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • USB3.0 & eSATA
  • Up to 4TB
$69.99
$29.99
StarTech SATDOCKU3SEF 2.5" & 3.5" Black SATA II USB3.0 & eSATA SuperSpeed USB 3.0 eSATA Hard Drive Docking Station with Cooling Fan
  • USB 3.0/2.0/1.1
  • Supports 2.5/3.5" HDD/SS...
  • Supports 2.5/3.5" HDD/SS...
from $43.99
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Anker 68UPSHDDS-BU 2.5" & 3.5" Black SATA I/II/III USB3.0 & eSATA External Enclosure
  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • USB3.0 & eSATA
  • Internal Interface: SATA...
$49.99
$39.99
SYBA CL-ENC35008 3.5" Silver IDE / SATA USB 2.0 External Enclosure
  • 3.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 3TB
from $16.99
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Tek Republic TUE-310 2.5" Black USB 3.0 Hard Drve External Enclosure for 9.5mm 7mm 2.5" SATA HDD and SSD, Tool-Free Installation
  • 2.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Classic Plastic
from $14.99
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MASSCOOL UHB-3231 3.5" Black SATA I/II USB 3.0 External Enclosure
  • 3.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Up to 2TB
from $19.99
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VANTEC NexStar HX4R NST-640S3R-BK 3.5" Black SATA I/II/III USB3.0 & eSATA Quad Bay RAID HDD Enclosure
  • 3.5"
  • USB3.0 & eSATA
  • Aluminum / Plastic
from $119.99
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Zalman ZM-VE300-B 2.5" Black 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 $41.99
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StarTech UNIDOCK3U 2.5" & 3.5" Black IDE / SATA USB 3.0 2.5in or 3.5in SATA and IDE HDD Docking Station
  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Plastic ...
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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 S2510BMU33CB 2.5" USB 3.0 Aluminum SATA III Hard Drive Enclosure w/ UASP and Built-in Cable
  • 5 Gbps transfer speed wi...
  • UASP Support for optimal...
  • Built-in USB 3.0 cable f...
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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
$29.99
VANTEC NST-366S3-BK Black External Enclosure - Retail
  • 3.5"
  • USB 3.0 ( Backwards comp...
  • Up to 4TB
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StarTech S2510BPU33 2.5" Black SATA III USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure with UASP
  • 2.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Up to 1TB
from $21.99
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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.