To assemble your own external storage device, whether it is a solid-state drive (SSD) or a traditional mechanical hard disk drive (HDD) you must get an enclosure for this purpose. An enclosure can do the following for your external storage plan: (1). It helps to transfer data from and to your external drive through a USB port by using a data bridge between the USB interface of the enclosure and the SATA interface of the storage drive. (2). It protects your involved storage drive from any harm that can happen to it, such as accidental fall, water drops and dust. (3). It keeps it clean and delivers a neat and beautiful look.
The items laid out below are all USB 3.0 (backward compatible) interfaced which provides a high data transfer rate up to 5Gbps (10x faster than speed of USB 2.0) without the need of an external power cable to operate. Those enclosures are our personal collection and may be the best of their category as we base our verdict on user experience in the first place.
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ORICO USB 3.0 2.5 inch SATA Hard Drive External Enclosure Adapter Case
ORICO 2588US3 build-in Super Speed USB3.0 Controller with 2 Foot USB3.0 Cable offer an Easy and Reliable Connectivity up to 5Gbps,10x Faster than USB2.0 and compatible with USB2.0,USB1.1 & USB1.0.Plug and Play Compatible,All you need is put you Drive in and plug it to your Computer,No Reboot and Additional Driver is needed.Allow to enjoy a Lightning Speed Accessing for your Video,Photo,Music and files regardless at Home,Office or Studio with any Desktop or Laptop via USB Host.
ORICO 2588US3 is a Super Compact and Slim Enclosure easy to slip into your bag or pocket for Carrying & Travelling.If you are looking for something to make your Internal Drive to External,ORICO 2588US3 will be the Key Solution for you.
• Exclusive Tool – Free design from ORICO allow to mount Drive in 3 second without Tools and Screws , Allow to Access Multi Drives External Easily
• Super – Speed USB3.0 offer Transfer Rates Up To 5Gbps , 10x Faster than USB2.0
• Fit for 7mm to 9.5mm Slim 2.5 inch SATA I , SATA II and SATA III Hard Disk Drive or Solid State Disk
• Compatible with any USB3.0 or USB2.0 Host of any Windows , Macintosh , Linux or Unix Desktop or Laptop
• Plug and Play Compatible , USB Self-Powered , No Reboot and Additional Power Adapter or Driver is needed
Sabrent Ultra Slim 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 External Aluminum Screwless Hard Drive Enclosure
• Supports Standard Notebook 2.5″ SATA and SATA II Hard drives.
• Transfer Rates Up to 5 Gbps when connected to a USB 3.0 port.
• Transfer Rates Up to 480 Mbps when connected to a USB 2.0 port.
• Hot-swappable, plug and play, no drivers needed.
• Backwards-Compatible with USB 2.0 or 1.1
Anker® USB 3.0 & eSATA Hard Drive Enclosure for 2.5-Inch SATA 9.5mm & 12.5mm HDD and SSD
• Easy tool-free installation for Windows and Mac systems; supports hot-swapping
• Protects your invaluable data from scratches and damage with durable yet lightweight 2mm thick aluminum alloy casing
• Converts any 9.5mm & 12.5mm 2.5” SATA HDD/SSD into an external hard drive for ultimate mobility and convenience; USB 3.0 and eSATA interfaces for flexible data transfer
• Transfer rates: SuperSpeed USB 3.0 transfer rates up to 5Gbps, backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1 for transfer rates up to 480Mbps, eSATA Transfer rates up to 3Gbps
• Package includes: Anker® Uspeed USB 3.0 HDD External Enclosure, Y-shaped USB power wire with two USB plugs, eSATA cable, instruction manual; 24 x 7 email support; 18-month hassle-free warranty
That’s it. If you want to get a branded external solid state drive you can visit this page where we make our recommendations of that type of devices.