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ORICO 2588US3-BK Tool Free USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure for 2.5" SATA HDD and SSD – Black
  • 2.5 inch HDD enclosure, ...
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Conne...
  • Fit with 7 & 9.5mm SATA ...
$29.99
$9.99
ORICO Portable Tool Free 2.5 inch SATA to USB2.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure-Black(2588US)
  • 2.5 inch HDD enclosure, ...
  • Fit with 7 & 9.5mm SATA2...
  • Tool Free, Plug and Play...
$29.99
$6.99
Rosewill Armer RX308 3.5" Black SATA USB 3.0 External Enclosure
  • 3.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Up to 4TB
$39.99
$21.99
External 3.5" SATA USB 3.0 & eSATA Hard Drive Enclosure - 80 mm Variable Speed Fan On / Off Switch LED Display, Aluminum from Rosewill
  • USB 3.0 3.5” Aluminum Bo...
  • Temperature controlled V...
  • LED Display of power and...
$59.99
$35.99
ORICO 6619US3-BK SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to SATA Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5" and 3.5" HDD, SSD [8TB Support]
  • Fit with 2.5 & 3.5 inch ...
  • SuperSpeed USB3.0 connec...
  • Plug and play
$49.99
$22.99
ORICO USB 3.0 to SATA Dual Bay External Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5 or 3.5 inch HDD, SSD with Clone Function (8TB Support) - Black (6629US3-C-V1-US-BK)
  • Easy accessing with 2.5 ...
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 inter...
  • Support hard disk cloner...
$32.99
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ORICO 2588US3 2.5in. SATA to USB 3.0 Hard Drive Disk HDD External Enclosure Case for 9.5mm 7mm SATA HDD and SSD up to 2TB - Silver
  • Tool Free
  • Support UASP 2TB Max
  • Plug and Play Portable D...
from $7.49
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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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VANTEC NexStar TX NST-228S3-BK 7mm or 9.5mm 2.5" SSD/HDD Black Standard SATA USB 3.0 Micro B External Enclosure
  • 7mm or 9.5mm 2.5" SSD/HD...
  • USB 3.0 Micro B
  • Up to 2TB
from $11.99
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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
Rosewill Armer RX202 2.5" SATA USB 3.0 External Enclosure
  • 2.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Up to 2TB
$27.99
$13.99
ORICO 3569S3-BK 3.5 inch SATAIII to USB3.0 Hard Drive Enclosure Tool Free Hard Drive Enclosure - Black
  • SuperSpeed USB3.0 suppor...
  • Fit with 3.5 inch SATAI,...
  • Tool free installation; ...
$49.99
$19.99
VANTEC NST-366S3-BK 3.5-Inch SATA 6GB/s to USB 3.0 HDD Enclosure, Black
  • SATA III specification m...
  • Adopt UASP to enhance ma...
  • Aluminum Casing Cools Do...
from $24.99
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Mediasonic HF2-SU3S2 3.5" Black SATA I/II/III USB 3.0 & eSATA 4 Bay External Enclosure
  • 3.5"
  • USB 3.0 & eSATA
  • Up to 8TB
from $97.99
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StarTech.com M.2 SATA External SSD Enclosure USB 3.0 with UASP USB 3.0 to SATA III M.2 Solid State Drive (SM2NGFFMBU33)
  • USB 3.0
from $27.84
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VANTEC NST-266S3-BK 2.5" Black SATA I/II/III USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure
  • 2.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Up to 1.5TB
from $15.99
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Rosewill RX-358 U3C BLK – External 3.5" Hard Drive Enclosure – Aluminum & Plastic, Black, SATA I / II, USB 3.0 & eSATA
  • 3.5"
  • USB 3.0 & eSATA
  • Up to 6TB
from $35.99
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Rosewill RX35-AT-IU BLK - Aluminum 3.5" Black IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure
  • 3.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Support HDD Up to 25.4 m...
$29.99
$19.99
ICY DOCK MB174U3S-4SB 3.5" Black SATA I/II/III USB 3.0 & eSATA Black Vortex 4 Bay USB 3.0 & eSATA External HDD Enclosure
  • 3.5"
  • USB 3.0 & eSATA
  • 4 x 10TB
from $114.99
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Rosewill RX203 2.5" SATA III USB 3.0 External Enclosure
  • 2.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Plastic
$24.99
$10.99
ORICO 2.5 & 3.5 inch SATA USB 3.0 General Hard Drive Enclosure External Docking Station with US Plug - Black (6628US3-C)
+ 30% off w/ promo code BLOWSA224, limited offer
  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • USB 3.0, support Up to 4...
  • Tool free with hot-swapp...
$49.99
$37.99
Wavlink 6TB Universal 2.5" 3.5" SATA USB 3.0 5Gb/s HDD/SSD Storage Docking Station, Plug and Play - Black
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  • Fit for 2.5" / 3.5" HDD ...
  • Compatible with SATA I/I...
  • USB 3.0 output
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VANTEC NST-266SU3-BK 2.5" Black SATA I/II/III USB 3.0 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s to USB 3.0/eSATA HDD Enclosure
  • 2.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Up to 2TB
$25.99
VANTEC NexStar TX NST-328S3-BK 3.5" Black Standard SATA USB Type B External Enclosure
  • 3.5"
  • USB Type B
  • Up to 8TB
$19.99
VANTEC NST-270A31-BK 2.5" Black Standard SATA Micro B 2.5” SATA 6 Gb/s to USB 3.1 Gen II Type-A SSD/HDD Enclosure
  • 2.5"
  • Micro B
  • Up to 2TB
from $19.99
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Wavlink WL-ST334U B12TB Universal USB 3.0 Dual Bay Dock 2.5" 3.5" SATA HDD/SSD Storage Docking Station Hard Drive Enclosure, 5Gbps Transmission Rates Offline Clone and One Button Backup - Black
Only February Special, ends 02/28
  • Dual bay, fit for 2.5" /...
  • Supports SATA I/II/III
  • USB 3.0 output
$79.99
$28.99
Wavlink USB 3.1 Dual Bay 12TB HDD/SSD Docking Station w/ 5Gbps USB-C Cable for All SATA 2.5" 3.5" Hard Disk Offline Clone + One Button Backup Multitask External Storage Enclosure - Duplicator Dock
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  • Dual bay
  • fit for 2.5" / 3.5" HDD ...
  • Supports SATA I/II/III
from $36.99
StarTech SATDOCK2REU3 2.5" & 3.5" Black SATA II Hard Drive Docking Station and Standalone HDD / SSD Duplicator
  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • Currently tested with up...
from $64.99
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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 $17.99
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VANTEC NST-366S3-SV 3.5" Silver SATA I/II/III USB 3.0 ( Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 & 1.1 ) 3.5" SATA III 6 Gb/s to USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure
  • 3.5"
  • USB 3.0 ( Backwards comp...
  • Up to 8TB
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StarTech SDOCKU33EF Black External docking station for 2.5in or 3.5in SATA III 6Gbps hard drives - eSATA or USB 3.0 with UASP
  • Replacement for SATDOCKU...
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  • Works with eSATA or USB ...
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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 $28.49
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StarTech.com USB 3.0 Dual Hard Drive Docking Station with UASP for 2.5/3.5-Inch HDD/SSD SATA 6 Gbps (SDOCK2U33)
  • 2.5" & 3.5"
from $67.24
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StarTech.com USB 3.1 (10Gbps) Standalone Duplicator Dock for 2.5" & 3.5" SATA SSD / HDD Drives - with Fast-Speed Duplication up to 28GB/min
  • Duplicate or dock a SATA...
  • USB 3.1 (10Gbps) standal...
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ORICO 3559SUSJ3 -BK Full Aluminum Tool Free 5 - Bay USB 3.0 & eSATA 3.5 " SATA Hard Drive HDD Enclosure (Without RAID)
  • High quality aluminum ca...
  • Tool free to install HDD...
  • USB3.0 hdd enclosure 3.5...
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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.