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  •  2.5" SATA HDD External E...
  •  Black Aluminum-Plated Pl...
  •  100% Screw-less
  • AC Adapter: No
  • Material: Aluminum-Plated Plastic Exterior
  • Dimensions: 0.63" x 5.20" x 3.15"
  • Fan: No
  • Model #: RX200-APU3-25B
  • Item #: N82E16817182313
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $24.99
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Vantec Vantec Vantec VANTEC NST-366S3-BK 3.5-Inch SATA 6GB/s to USB 3.0 HDD Enclosure, Black
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  •  SATA III specification m...
  •  Adopt UASP to enhance ma...
  •  Aluminum Casing Cools Do...
  • Material: Aluminum / Plastic
  • Specifications: The NST-366S3 enclosure is one enclosure that will stand tall in performance. It is design to be very fast when linked to your HDD using the latest UASP protocol for Windows 8 to shuttle data around in high speed. This NexStar follow the tradition of using the latest Aluminum Casing designs to protect the Hard Drive and effectively draws the heat away from the drive. Couple it with USB 3.0 technology to give you an establish interface that is widely available with unsurpassed performance. The light weight and small form factor goes very well everywhere you go. This NST-366S3 enclosure offers good design, speed and portability.
  • Type: Enclosure
  • Maximum Capacity (per Bay): Up to 4TB
  • Model #: NST-366S3-BK
  • Item #: N82E16817392075
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Rosewill Rosewill Rosewill Rosewill 2.5" SATA III Stylish and Screwless HDD / SSD Enclosure RX203
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  •  2.5" HDD / SSD (7mm / 9....
  •  Slim & Stylish & Screwle...
  •  LED Indicates Power and ...
  • AC Adapter: No
  • Material: Plastic
  • Dimensions: 0.66" x 3.15" x 5.31"
  • Fan: No
  • Model #: RX203
  • Item #: N82E16817182367
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $24.99
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Vantec Vantec Vantec VANTEC NST-225MX-S3 2.5" Black Dual 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s to USB 3.0 HDD/SSD RAID Enclosure
  •  Support Dual 2.5" SATAI/...
  •  Fitting for universal 2....
  •  HDD configuration suppor...
  • Material: Aluminum / Plastic
  • Dimensions: 3.54" x 2.05" x 5.24"
  • Fan: Yes
  • Specifications: Device Support: SATA I/II/III Hard Drives / Solid State Drives Device Size: 2 Bay for 2/5” HDD/SSDs Internal Interface: Standard SATA External Interface: USB 3.0 HDD Capacity: 2TB per bay*, for a combined total of 4TB. Power Supply: AC Adapter 5V, 2A, 3.5mm, center pin positive Fan: 40mm
  • Model #: NST-225MX-S3
  • Item #: N82E16817392090
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $59.99
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Rosewill Rosewill Rosewill External 3.5" SATA USB 3.0 & eSATA Hard Drive Enclosure - 80 mm Variable Speed Fan On / Off Switch LED Display, Aluminum from Rosewill
  (39)
  •  USB 3.0 3.5” Aluminum Bo...
  •  Temperature controlled V...
  •  LED Display of power and...
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Dimensions: 4.69" x 2.13" x 7.66"
  • Fan: Yes
  • Number of Bay: 1
  • Model #: RX304-APU3-35B
  • Item #: N82E16817182316
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $59.99
  • $35.99 
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Orico Orico Orico ORICO 6619US3-BK SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to SATA Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5" and 3.5" HDD, SSD [8TB Support]
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  •  Fit with 2.5 & 3.5 inch ...
  •  SuperSpeed USB3.0 connec...
  •  Plug and play
  • AC Adapter: Yes
  • Material: Plastic
  • Dimensions: 2.83" x 5.39" x 2.56"
  • Fan: No
  • Model #: ORICO 6619US3
  • Item #: 0VN-0003-000H5
  • $49.99
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STARTECH STARTECH STARTECH StarTech SATDOCK2REU3 2.5" & 3.5" Black SATA II Hard Drive Docking Station and Standalone HDD / SSD Duplicator
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  •  Standalone Sector-by-Sec...
  •  USB 3.0 Host Interface
  •  Supports SATA revision I...
  • Dimensions: 2.4" x 5" x 4.1" (H x L x W)
  • Fan: No
  • Specifications: Drive Connectors: 2 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin) Host Connectors: 1 - USB 3.0 B (9 pin; SuperSpeed) Type and Rate: SATA II (3 Gbps) Type and Rate: USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
  • Type: Drive Dock
  • Model #: SATDOCK2REU3
  • Item #: N82E16817707323
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Rosewill Rosewill Rosewill Rosewill RX100-PU3-25B - Armer External 2.5" Hard Drive Enclosure - 9.5 mm HDDs Up to 1 TB, USB 3.0, SATA I / II, White LED Indicator, 100% Screw-Less
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Orico Orico Orico ORICO Portable Tool Free 2.5 inch SATA to USB2.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure-Black(2588US)
  (64)
  •  2.5 inch HDD enclosure, ...
  •  Fit with 7 & 9.5mm SATA2...
  •  Tool Free, Plug and Play...
  • AC Adapter: No
  • Material: Metal / Plastic
  • Dimensions: 5.12" x 3.27" x 0.51"
  • Fan: No
  • Model #: ORICO 2588US
  • Item #: 0VN-0003-000H3
  • $29.99
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Rosewill Rosewill Rosewill External 2.5" SATA SSDs / HDDs USB 3.0 100% Screw-less Aluminum Enclosure from Rosewill
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  •  2.5" SATA HDD External E...
  •  Black Aluminum-Plated Pl...
  •  100% Screw-less
  • AC Adapter: No
  • Material: Aluminum-Plated Plastic Exterior
  • Dimensions: 0.63" x 5.20" x 3.15"
  • Fan: No
  • Model #: RX200-APU3-25B
  • Item #: N82E16817182313
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $24.99
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Thermaltake Thermaltake Thermaltake 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
  • AC Adapter: Input: 100-240V / 50-60Hz / 1A; Output: 12V / 2A
  • Material: ABS Plastic
  • Dimensions: 5.12" x 3.55" x 2.56"
  • Fan: No
  • Model #: BlacX (N0028USU)
  • Item #: N82E16817153066
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Vantec Vantec Vantec VANTEC ST-530S3-BK 5.25" SATA USB 3.0 External 5.25" Optical Drive Enclosure USB 3.0 External Interface
  (19)
  •  5.25"
  •  USB 3.0
  •  Aluminum
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Dimensions: 252 x 172 x 49mm
  • Specifications: Device Support: CD+ROM/R/RW, DVD+ROM/RW Blu-Ray
  • Type: Office Products
  • Model #: ST-530S3-BK
  • Item #: N82E16827993013
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Sabrent Sabrent Sabrent SABRENT SBT-ESU25 2.5" IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure
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  •  2.5"
  •  USB 2.0
  •  Up to 1TB (9.5mm thickne...
  • AC Adapter: No
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Type: Office Products
  • Maximum Capacity (per Bay): Up to 1TB (9.5mm thickness)
  • Model #: SBT-ESU25
  • Item #: N82E16817155701
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Syba Syba Syba SYBA CL-ENC50038 2.5" & 3.5" White SATA I / II / III USB 3.0 Dual Mode SATA III HDD Duplicator + Docking Station
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  •  2.5" & 3.5"
  •  USB 3.0
  •  Up to 4TB
  • AC Adapter: Yes
  • Dimensions: 6.25" x 9.00" x 3.00"
  • Specifications: SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Connection Perfect for SATA III HD Supports both 3.5" and 2.5" SATA I, II, III HDs Two Hard Disk Drives can be Accessed at the Same Time Built-in Hard Disk Drives Duplication Function (Copy Two HDs Without Connect to a PC) One Touch backup (OTB) Button with Windows Software (Bundled) Free Turbo USB Utility Bundled for Faster Data Transfer Under Windows (Up to 25% Faster) Powered by External Power Supply: Input: 100 - 240V, 50 / 60Hz 1.5A Output: AC / DC 12V, 4.0A Center is Positive ON/OFF Power Switch Compliant with USB 2.0 / 1.1
  • Maximum Capacity (per Bay): Up to 4TB
  • Model #: CL-ENC50038
  • Item #: N82E16817801093
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

STARTECH STARTECH STARTECH StarTech.com USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Dual-Bay Dock for 2.5"/3.5" SATA SSD/HDDs (SDOCK2U313)
  (4)
  •  Dock two 2.5" & 3.5" SAT...
  •  Dual-drive docking stati...
  •  Large drive capacity of ...
  • Dimensions: Height:2.8" x Width:5.8" x Depth:5.2"
  • Type: Office Products
  • Weight: 1.17 lb
  • Package Contents: USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Dual-Bay Dock for 2.5"/3.5" SATA SSD/HDDs with UASP 1 x USB Cable 1 x Universal Power Adapter 1 x Quick Install Guide 4 x Power Adapter Plugs (NA/EU/UK/AUS)
  • Model #: SDOCK2U313
  • Item #: N82E16817707398
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Mediasonic Mediasonic Mediasonic Mediasonic HF2-SU3S2 3.5" Black SATA I/II/III USB 3.0 & eSATA 4 Bay External Enclosure
  (167)
  •  3.5"
  •  USB 3.0 & eSATA
  •  Up to 8TB
  • AC Adapter: Yes
  • Dimensions: 6.53" x 4.96" x 8.47"
  • Fan: Yes
  • Specifications: Supporting OS: Windows 2000 / XP / VISTA / Windows 7, Mac OS 10.3 or later Power Adapter: 100V to 240V Safety Specification: CE / FCC / Rohs
  • Model #: HF2-SU3S2
  • Item #: N82E16817576009
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

STARTECH STARTECH STARTECH StarTech SAT3510BU3 3.5" Black SuperSpeed USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive Enclosure w/ Fan
  (63)
  •  Supports USB 3.0/20/1.1
  •  Compatible with SATA rev...
  •  Supports 3.5" SATA hard ...
  • AC Adapter: Yes
  • Material: Aluminum / Plastic
  • Dimensions: 7.09" x 5.63"x 2.05"
  • Fan: Yes, 1 x 80 mm 2500 RPM Sleeve Bearing fan
  • Model #: SAT3510BU3
  • Item #: N82E16817707227
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy

Rosewill Rosewill Rosewill Rosewill Armer RX308 USB 3.0 Full Aluminum 25mm 3.5" Enclosure with LED indication
  (24)
  •  3.5" HDD support
  •  Powered by 12V/2A
  •  USB 3.0
  • AC Adapter: Yes
  • Material: Aluminum / Plastic
  • Fan: No
  • Number of Bay: 1
  • Model #: Armer RX308
  • Item #: N82E16817182363
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $39.99
  • $21.99 
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Rosewill Rosewill Rosewill Rosewill RX307-PU3-35B - 3.5" Hard Drive Enclosure - SATA III, USB 3.0, Energy Saving, UASP, Black Aluminum & ABS Plastic
  (26)
  •  Supports UASP Function
  •  Auto Power On / Off
  •  Energy Saving Design
  • Material: Aluminum / Plastic
  • Dimensions: 6.97" x 4.33" x 1.22"
  • Fan: No
  • Specifications: SATA to USB 3.0, transfer rate up to 5 Gbps USB 3.0 backwards-compatible with USB 2.0 , transfer rate up to 480 Mbps Power Supply: 100~240V Input, DC 12V/2A Output Chipset : JMS567 Product Size 6.97 x 4.33 x 1.22 inch with net weight o.66 lb.
  • Model #: RX307-PU3-35B
  • Item #: N82E16817182347
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $39.99
  • $20.99 
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Rosewill Rosewill Rosewill Rosewill RX35-AT-SU BLK 3.5" Black SATA USB 2.0 External Enclosure
  (517)
  •  3.5"
  •  USB 2.0
  •  Up to 2TB
  • AC Adapter: Yes
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Dimensions: 7.60" x 4.45" x 1.22"
  • Maximum Capacity (per Bay): Up to 2TB
  • Model #: RX35-AT-SU BLK
  • Item #: N82E16817182155
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Sabrent Sabrent Sabrent SABRENT EC-UEIS7 3.5" IDE / SATA USB & eSATA External Enclosure
  (83)
  •  3.5"
  •  USB & eSATA
  •  Up to 3TB
  • AC Adapter: Yes
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Fan: Yes
  • Type: Enclosure
  • Model #: EC-UEIS7
  • Item #: N82E16817366019
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Rosewill Rosewill Rosewill Rosewill RX35-AT-IU BLK - Aluminum 3.5" Black IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure
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  •  3.5"
  •  USB 2.0
  •  Support HDD Up to 25.4 m...
  • AC Adapter: Yes
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Dimensions: 7.60" x 4.45" x 1.22"
  • Maximum Capacity (per Bay): Up to 320GB
  • Model #: RX35-AT-IU BLK
  • Item #: N82E16817182153
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $29.99
  • $17.99 
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Orico Orico Orico ORICO USB3.0 to SATA3.0 Dual Bay External Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5 & 3.5 inch HDD, SSD with Hard Drive Duplicator/Clone Function [Support 2 x 6TB HDD Not including HDD] -Black (6629S3)
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  •  USB3.0 external interfac...
  •  SATAIII internal interfa...
  •  Fit with 2.5/3.5 inch SA...
  • AC Adapter: 12V4A AC Power Adapter
  • Material: Metal / Plastic
  • Dimensions: 135*125*65mm
  • Specifications: USB3.0 HDD Docking Station 12V4A AC Power Adapter 3.3Ft. USB3.0 Cable
  • Model #: ORICO 6629S3-BK
  • Item #: 9SIA1DS3CG5700
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy
  • $79.99
  • $29.99 
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Rosewill Rosewill Rosewill Rosewill Hard Drive Dock 2.5" / 3.5" SATA III and 3 Charging Ports USB 3.0 Aluminum Docking Station RX309 - Retail
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  •  1 x 2.5" & 3.5" HDD / SS...
  •  3 x USB 3.0 Charging Por...
  •  Supports One Touch Backu...
  • Material: Aluminum / Plastic
  • Dimensions: 2.00" x 4.00" x 6.00"
  • Specifications: SATA III to USB 3.0, transfer rate up to 5 Gbps. USB 3.0 backwards-compatible with USB 2.0, transfer rate up to 480 Mbps. Support 2.5" & 3.5" SATA I / II / III HDD or SSD, max capacity up to 4TB.
  • Maximum Capacity (per Bay): Up to 4TB
  • Model #: RX309
  • Item #: N82E16817182369
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $69.90
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Rosewill Rosewill Rosewill 2.5" & 3.5" SATA USB 3.0 Hard Drive Docking Station from Rosewill
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  •  USB 3.0 2.5” / 3.5” Dock...
  •  Supports SATA I / II Hot...
  •  LED Indicator
  • AC Adapter: Yes
  • Material: Plastic
  • Dimensions: 4.00" x 5.15" x 8.45"
  • Specifications: Backward compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 Support USB 3.0 SuperSpeed (5 Gbps), USB 2.0 High-Speed (480 Mbps), and USB 1.1 Full-Speed (12 Mbps) Operation 2.5" or 3.5" SATA I / II hard disk drive
  • Model #: RX301-PU3-35B
  • Item #: N82E16817182307
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $49.99
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Hard Drive Enclosures

The purpose of a hard drive enclosure is to give an internal hard drive a housing so that it can be used as an external hard drive. This allows the user to give portability to an internal hard drive, saving time on having to move necessary files to a different drive that might be more portable. Furthermore, hard drive enclosures make it easy to create external hard drive backups of data on the user’s primary hard drive.

Advantages of Hard Drive Enclosures

Hard drive enclosures offer several benefits in a number of different use cases. Primarily, they offer a quick and easy way to add storage to any system, whether it is a desktop, laptop and any sealed embedded system that can recognize the hard drive in the enclosure. Hard drive enclosures are also a convenient way to add storage to a PC that has run out of drive bays. Users can also transfer files between non-networked computers very quickly with a hard drive enclosure simply by taking out the internal hard drive in one system, placing it in the enclosure, and then attaching it to the new system. Finally, a hard drive enclosure allows users to keep important data safe in a detachable location when a virus or other catastrophe strikes the main system.

Top hard drive enclosure manufacturers from around the world have partnered with Newegg, allowing Newegg to offer its customers the widest selection of hard drive enclosures and accessories. Brands include: Orico, Rosewill, STARTECH, ICY DOCK, Vantec, Thermaltake and more! Whether you need to accommodate a 2.5” SSD or a 3.5” mechanical hard drive, Newegg has the enclosure you’re looking for.

Hard drive enclosures are almost completely self-contained units, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t invest in a few extra parts.

Cables: Hard drive enclosures typically connect to a system via USB, whether that system is a desktop PC or a laptop. Most enclosures will come with a connector cable, but in case it doesn’t, you will need to provide one. Make sure you get the proper cable that supports the desired transfer speed. There is a difference between USB 2.0 and 3.0.

Docking Station: Sometimes hard drive enclosures can be cumbersome when you are working with several drives. You can save yourself the hassle of swapping hard drives in and out of a hard drive enclosure by purchasing a docking station. If all you need is to transfer files without having to transfer the drive itself, then a docking station is the fastest solution. These units allow you to swap drives in and out with the press of a button.

When choosing your hard drive enclosure there are a few important factors to consider. The most important one is to ensure that the enclosure can accommodate your hard drive. Just because a hard drive enclosure accommodates a full-size mechanical hard drive does not necessarily mean it will work with a laptop hard drive. Also make sure that the enclosure has the proper connections to interface with your hard drive. Most internal hard drives will use either IDE or SATA.

You will also want to consider how permanent of a solution the hard drive enclosure will be. If you intend to swap drives in and out a lot, then you should consider getting a docking bay instead. If the drive will remain in the enclosure for an extended period, then consider a multi-drive hard drive enclosure so that you can expand your storage later.

Finally, decide if you will need active or passive cooling for your hard drive enclosure. If your enclosure will be located in a room with poor airflow, then a hard drive enclosure with a built-in fan may be necessary. You should also consider this if you plan on reading and writing to these drives constantly. Excessive heat can degrade performance and also damage your data.

What are LaCie Hard Drives?

LaCie is a storage solution manufacturer. Among many of its product offerings are portable storage devices like hard drives and USB keys. While they do not offer standalone hard drive enclosures, LaCie does provide hard drives that are permanently enclosed in a number of housings; some of them are very rugged and durable. Check out Newegg’s selection of LaCie products here.

What is a SATA Hard Drive?

Any hard drive that uses a SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) is a SATA hard drive. SATA replaced the older interface, IDE, in 2009, but some IDE hard drives still exist. SATA offers better performance than IDE and also uses special SATA cables that take less space inside PCs. SATA technology can also be found in some external hard drives and accessories in the form of eSATA, which connects to PCs and laptops via a special eSATA port.

How Do You Create an External Hard Drive Backup?

There are two ways to create an external hard drive backup. The first is to purchase an external hard drive or USB drive. The second is to purchase or use an existing internal hard drive and install it in an external hard drive enclosure. In either case, when you cannot the drive to your PC or Mac, you will be prompted to specify if you want to use the external drive for backups. Simply select the affirmative and follow the on-screen prompts.

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