Best Drive enclosure

  • Tool free design, easy to install,Transfer Rates Up to 480...
  • Suitable for 2.5” SATA/SSD;Supports Standard Notebook...
  • Optimized for SSD, Supports UASP SATA...
  • Supports all 2.5 and 3.5-inch SATA drives
  • Connects via SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (up to 10x as fast as USB...
  • UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) support for even faster...
  • Supports all 2.5 and 3.5-inch SATA drives
  • Connects via SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (up to 10x as fast as USB...
  • UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) support for even faster...
  • Design for 5. 25" Blu-ray/CD/DVD drive
  • Super speed USB 3. 0 transfer rate
  • Plug and play: add your optical Drive to the case, No...
  • Portable External Storage -- UGREEN 2.5" hard drive...
  • 6Gbps UASP Super Speed -- The SATA interface of this...
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 Port -- The USB port of this encloure is...
  • Supports: Most 3.5 inch SATA I, II, III HDD or SSD up to...
  • Featuring: Tool free installation; Plug and Play; No Reboot...
  • Technical: Material: ABS plastic + Metal; Data transfer...

Our Top Drive enclosure Pick

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-Free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized for SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP)
  • Tool free design, easy to install,Transfer Rates Up to 480 Mbps when connected to a USB 2.0 port,Transfer Rates Up to 5 Gbps when connected to a USB 3.0 port.
  • Suitable for 2.5” SATA/SSD;Supports Standard Notebook 2.5″ SATA and SATA II Hard drives
  • Optimized for SSD, Supports UASP SATA III,Backwards-Compatible with USB 2.0 or 1.1
  • Hot-swappable, plug and play, no drivers needed
  • Operating System:Supported Operating Systems:Mac,Windows;Supported Windows Versions :Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP;Supported Mac Versions:Mac OS X and Higher

Computer, Notebooks & Tablets: Drive enclosure Video Guide

A personalized computer composed of freely chosen components is not only important for players, but also in business. If you want to configure your PC yourself and equip it with the desired components, it’s best to buy an empty drive case and use the graphics and sound card, the hard disk and all other components independently. Drive or computer housings are available in different designs and versions, can be equipped with different fans and individually equipped with technology. It is practically an empty case, which makes it possible to build your own computer and which is bought in the desired colour from the preferred manufacturer and in the preferred version. The drive case itself is not yet a computer, but merely the cover for all technical components and thus the storage space in which the hard disk and other components are installed by the user himself. Thanks to a drive housing, individualized computers can be easily assembled without the user having to have a sound knowledge of the technology. Only the coordination of the components with each other has to be considered, so that the PC runs faultlessly and flawlessly and enables the focused work.

A high-quality drive case protects the technical components of a computer from external influences and humidity, from damage by shocks and cold. It serves for the installation of the hard disk, the ventilation and the graphics card, a drive for a playback and recording device as well as the installation of various external modules. Depending on your needs, you can equip a drive case with various connectors and connect an external hard drive, music or home cinema system and other technical devices to it. The primary function of drive housings is based on the installation of the drive and all necessary components for a functional and stable computer. Here it is possible to set up a stand computer or a desktop computer, to design your PC for the use of powerful graphics online games or to design a work computer with corresponding memory and all necessary modules. If you assemble your PC yourself and freely select the components for the function, you can tailor all the details to your needs and be sure that you are installing a tailor-made computer in the drive housing that meets your requirements.

Commercially available computers have a basic configuration and increase in price, separate modules or very powerful components are required. If you buy a drive case and assemble the modules yourself, you can personalize a PC and align it to your own requirements. In terms of cost, a drive enclosure is also very inexpensive, even if you choose a model with a trendy design and focus on a specific brand. There is no real disadvantage if you have the technical understanding and tune the components of the computer to each other and correctly install them in the recesses provided. In terms of stability and robustness, drive or computer cases are of convincing quality and thus the optimal basis for configuring your own computer and setting it up according to your own needs.

Due to the variety of offers, there are no limits to the purchase of drive housings. You can choose different colors and designs, choose your favorite manufacturer and be sure that each drive case in its size and design is suitable for the installation of the commercially available components of a computer. The standardized connections and compartment sizes support the construction of your own PC. In reviews by other buyers you can learn more about the durability and quality, as well as the price/performance ratio of the individual drive cases. A price comparison can also be worthwhile and can help you save money if you carry it out comprehensively at the end of your research.

TOP 5 Drive enclosure Bestseller

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-Free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized for SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP)
  • Tool free design, easy to install,Transfer Rates Up to 480 Mbps when connected to a USB 2.0 port,Transfer Rates Up to 5 Gbps when connected to a USB 3.0 port.
  • Suitable for 2.5” SATA/SSD;Supports Standard Notebook 2.5″ SATA and SATA II Hard drives
  • Optimized for SSD, Supports UASP SATA III,Backwards-Compatible with USB 2.0 or 1.1
  • Hot-swappable, plug and play, no drivers needed
  • Operating System:Supported Operating Systems:Mac,Windows;Supported Windows Versions :Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP;Supported Mac Versions:Mac OS X and Higher
Sabrent USB 3.0 to SATA External Hard Drive Lay-Flat Docking Station for 2.5 or 3.5in HDD, SSD [Support UASP] (EC-DFLT)
  • Supports all 2.5 and 3.5-inch SATA drives
  • Connects via SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (up to 10x as fast as USB 2.0).
  • UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) support for even faster performance. UASP requires UASP capable host system.
  • Serial ATA bus up to 6Gbps Signal bandwidth for fast storage backups
  • This Docking station comes with a free download of Acronis True Image for Sabrent software for easy cloning.
OWC Mercury Pro 5.25" Optical Drive External Enclosure (NO Drive)
  • Enclosure kit for 5.25" Blu-ray, DVD, and CD Reader/Writers-Add Plug and Play CD, DVD, and/or Blu-ray disc burning to any USB equipped computer
  • Supports 5.25" SATA I/II optical drives (all CD & DVD devices and Blu-ray drives 6.77 inches (17.2 cm)) and shorter
  • High-Speed USB 3.0 Interface in a Sleek, Durable Aluminum Chassis
  • External Enclosure ONLY, Optical Drive NOT included
  • 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty; Includes: OWC Mercury Pro External Optical Enclosure, 0.6 meter (24") USB 3.0 (Standard-A to Standard-B), External power supply and power cable
Vantec NST-536S3-BK NexStar DX USB 3.0 External Enclosure for SATA Blu-Ray/CD/DVD Drive All Black
  • Design for 5. 25" Blu-ray/CD/DVD drive
  • Super speed USB 3. 0 transfer rate
  • Plug and play: add your optical Drive to the case, No drivers needed
  • Hot swappable for system equipped with USB port
  • Aluminum case for reduced noise and vibration
UGREEN 2.5" Hard Drive Enclosure, USB C 3.1 Gen 2 to SATA III 6Gbps for SSD HDD 9.5/7mm External Hard Drive Disk Case w/UASP Compatible with WD, Seagate, Toshiba, Samsung, Hitachi, PS4, Xbox, Router
  • Portable External Storage -- UGREEN 2.5" hard drive enclosure can easily connect your 2.5 Inch SSD&HDD to a PC, laptop, game consoles, router for data transfer. It protects the hard disk from outside scratches and makes sata hard drive portable for data storage. Maximize the use of your 2.5" HDD and SSD again, perfectly protecting what you love and cherish.
  • 6Gbps UASP Super Speed -- The SATA interface of this enclosure supports 6Gbps max transfer speed and UASP accelerated transmission protocol, 70% Faster than traditional USB 3.0, backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 ports.
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 Port -- The USB port of this encloure is standard USB C 3.1 Gen 2 which provides ultra fast data transfer speed up to 10Gbps. The (7+15)Pin SATA III supports max 6Gbps. Therefore the max speed of this enclosure is 6Gbps. 【Only USB-A to UAB-C Cable included】
  • Universal Compatibility -- UGREEN Hard Drive Enclosure supports Windows, LINUX, Mac OS 8.0 and above systems. Specially designed for 2.5 inch HDD and SSD up to 6TB with the thickness of 7mm/9.5mm. Compatible with Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba, Samsung, Kingston, SanDisk, Crucial, Hitachi, etc. 2.5" SATA SSD HDD.
  • Easy Installation, Friendly Design -- Plug and play with tool-free installation, no driver needed. The LED indicator lets you know the working status easily. Attached soft EVA foams inside protects your hard disks from improper shaking and scratches. With the detachable USB-A to USB-C cable (50cm), it is quite flexible to connect and take along. 【USB-C to USB-C cableis Not Included】