10 Best External Raid Enclosures 2021

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Syba 5 Bay Tool Less Tray Hot Swappable 2.5" 3.5" – ⭐ Best Overall External Raid Enclosure

SY-ENC50118 by Syba

  • Release date: 12/01/2018
  • Weight: 6 pounds
  • Dimensions: 6 x 10 x 7 inches
  • Warranty: 1 Year Warranty
Syba 5 Bay Tool Less Tray Hot Swappable 2.5" 3.5"
  • Supports all brands of 2.5" And 3.5" Sate I/II/III hard disk Drive up to 10TB per drive up to 5 x 10TB. Support hard drive transfer rate up to SATA III
  • Raid support: RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 3, RAID 5, RAID 10, span, and JBOD
  • East interface requires port Multiplier w/FIS-based switching on main computer to enable access to multiple HDDs simultaneously

QNAP TR-002 2 Bay Hard Drive Enclosure Direct Attached Storage

TR-002 by QNAP

  • Release date: 03/01/2019
  • Weight: 3.02 pounds
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 4 x 6.6 inches
  • Warranty: 2 year warranty
QNAP TR-002 2 Bay Hard Drive Enclosure Direct Attached Storage
  • High-speed direct-attached storage Device via USB Type-C for Windows, macOS and Linux
  • Use the TR-002 as external storage for NAS backup
  • Expand the capacity of your QNAP NAS
  • Supports up to 2 2. 5/3. 5 inch SATA drives at Gbps
  • Hardware RAID supports RAID 0, 1, JBOD, and individual disks
  • Includes a USB Type-C to USB 3. 0 cable
  • Lockable drive Bays

TERRAMASTER D5-330 Thunderbolt 3 Professional-Grade 5-Bay External Hard Drive Enclosure – 👑 Premium Pick

D5-330-US by TerraMaster

  • Color: 5-bay (D5 Thunderbolt 3)
  • Weight: 0 pounds
  • Dimensions: 10.5 x 9.9 x 6.4 inches
TERRAMASTER D5-330 Thunderbolt 3 Professional-Grade 5-Bay External Hard Drive Enclosure
  • Ideal Thunderbolt 3 storage solution for professionals especially those with strict speed and safety requirements, including 4K video editing. Note: Apple new M1 system is not supported.
  • Two 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 interfaces, transfer speeds up to 1035MB/s (with SSHD in RAID 0). Compatible with 3.5" and 2.5" SATA HDD, 2.5" SATA SSD. For better and stable peroformance, the Seagte IronWolf hard drives or the WD red ones (except for the 8TB) are recommended.
  • Capitalising on the Thunderbolt 3 and DP interfaces, the D5 Thunderbolt 3 supports multi-screen display with up to 3 screens.
  • Daisy-chain up to 6 devices; Support up to 80TB storage capacity (16TB x 5, in RAID 0); Multiple hardware RAID: RAID0, RAID1, RAID5, RAID10, JBOD, Single.
  • Power delivery provides up to 15W of power to recharge compatible laptops (Mac only, Windows not supported). Aluminum-alloy shell, 2*80mm fans ensure great heat dispersion.

Mediasonic ProBox HF2-SU3S2 4 Bay 3.5” SATA HDD Enclosure

HF2-SU3S2 by Mediasonic

  • Weight: 4 pounds
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5 x 6.5 inches
  • Warranty: 1 year
Mediasonic ProBox HF2-SU3S2 4 Bay 3.5” SATA HDD Enclosure
  • Support all brand of 3.5" SATA I / II / III* hard disk drive up to 16TB per drive, and up to 4 x 16TB
  • Support SATA 3 6.0Gbps hard drive transfer rate
  • Transfer Rate up to 5.0Gbps via USB 3.0, and 6.0Gbps vis eSATA
  • Support Power Sync, S.M.A.R.T. and Smart Fan function with built-in Thermal-Sensor, auto & manual modes, and 3 speed levels
  • One Button Interface selection to switch USB 3.0 or eSATA Interface. Note: Only ONE interface can be used at a time. Compatible with PC and Mac.

MiniPro RAID V3 USB-C External Dual Bay Drive Enclosure

CB3R3-SL by Oyen Digital

  • Release date: 06/10/2016
  • Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Dimensions: 6.5 x 5.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Warranty: 2 year warranty
MiniPro RAID V3 USB-C External Dual Bay Drive Enclosure
  • Interface: USB-C (Compatible with USB 3.1 and Thunderbolt 3). It is not compatible with Thunderbolt 2 or earlier.
  • Bus-powered or external adapter power (included)
  • Configurable for JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, & BIG modes. No software required.
  • Supports two 2.5-inch SATA drives (HDD or SSD) up to 15mm height
  • 2 Year Warranty

Vantec Dual 3.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 and eSATA with – 💲 Best Budget External Raid Enclosure

NST-400MX-S3R by Vantec

  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 3.85 pounds
  • Dimensions: 10 x 6 x 7 inches
Vantec Dual 3.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 and eSATA with
  • Easily Add Storage to Any System with USB 2.0, 3.0 or eSATA
  • Supports Individual, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1 Modes.
  • 40mm Rear Heat Exhaust Fan
  • Aluminum Casing Cools Down Your Hard Drive
  • Hot-Swappable: Plug & Play Without Rebooting

Vantec Nexstar GX USB 3.0 Dual 2.5" SATA SSD/HDD RAID

NST-272S3-BK by Vantec

  • Release date: 11/21/2017
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 0.66 pounds
  • Dimensions: 5.1 x 3.2 x 1 inches
  • Warranty: 1 year parts and labor
Vantec Nexstar GX USB 3.0 Dual 2.5" SATA SSD/HDD RAID
  • Support Dual 2. 5" SATA I/II/III SSD/HDD/SD HD (hard drive not included)
  • Usb 3. 0 at super speed up to 5Gbps; Support Individual)/RAID 0/RAID 1; Auto RAID 1 rebuild; support UASP
  • Support SATAIII at 6Gbps; capacity support over 2TB per drive*; USB Micro-B connector for additional power; LED for power on/standby/activities/RAID configuration
  • Aluminum housing with front vents for maximum heat dissipation; power input with DC 5V/2a adapter; support 7/8. 1/10, Mac OS X 10. 6 or above, Linux Ubuntu 10. Kernel 2. 6. 38) or above
  • Perfect for SSD for ultra fast speed
  • Provided AC adapter Require If you are not sure your installed drive(s) power requirements

G-Technology 8TB G-RAID with Thunderbolt 3

0G05748-1 by G-Technology

  • Release date: 01/01/2011
  • Weight: 6.58 pounds
  • Dimensions: 9.9 x 5.1 x 3.6 inches
  • Warranty: 5-Year limited warranty
G-Technology 8TB G-RAID with Thunderbolt 3
  • Dual Thunderbolt 3 and a single USB-C port
  • Dual, Ultrastar 7200RPM hard drives
  • Daisy chaining for up to 5 additional devices
  • RAID 0, 1 or JBOD configurable
  • Stackable all-aluminium enclosure
  • 5-Year limited manufacturer's warranty

OWC 0GB Mercury Elite Pro Dual RAID USB 3.1 /

OWCMED3ER0GB by OWC

OWC 0GB Mercury Elite Pro Dual RAID USB 3.1 /
  • 0 GB Dual bay USB 3.1 Gen 1 and eSATA equipped performance RAID enclosure
  • Hardware RAID 0, 1, span, and independent modes
  • Fast USB 3.1 Gen 1 & eSATA connectivity-Accelerate your workflow with transfer speeds up to 407MB/s
  • Supports 2 x SATA HDDs. All Cables included
  • 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty

Yottamaster Aluminum Alloy 4 Bay 2.5/3.5 Inch Type C External

PS400RC3 by Yottamaster

  • Color: 4 Bay/64TB
Yottamaster Aluminum Alloy 4 Bay 2.5/3.5 Inch Type C External
  • 【Reliable External Storage System for Individuals】This 4 bay hdd enclosure support up to 64TB external expanded storage. The front door adopt user-friendly PUSH Design for easy install and replacement of hard drives. It is an ideal choice for personal storage at home and office. It can support different drive type(s)-2,5"/3,5" HDD/SSDs, so you can take advantage of your hard drives' potential fully.
  • 【Flexible RAID for Customized Work Need】It supports RAID 0/1/3/5/10/JBOD(SPAN)/CLONE RAID modes. You can optimize/simplify your workflow by chosing suitable RAID configuration. You can choose hardware RAID for easy set without downloading application, or you can use Software RAID to set/manage RAID modes. It is the ultimate storage solution for demanding video workflows on location and in the studio.
  • 【80mm Silent Fan Inside】The 4 bay enclosure built with rugged heat-dissipating aluminum shell, front and rear with cooling holes, a 80mm silent fan inside can effectively accelerate air convection and rapid cooling. It is ideal for noise-sensitive environments.
  • 【For 2,5/3,5-inch Hard Drives】It comes with four removeable trays, allowing for easy installation and replacement of either the large desktop hard disk drives or the portable laptop drives and SSD's. Note: Spare trays are sold separately in a set of six trays, extra screws are provided, Get it at ASIN:B083S8VDQK. Four indicator lights help you to monitor the working status of your hard drives whenever.
  • 【5Gbps Transfer Rate】This 4 bay hdd enclosure adopt USB3.1 protocol, transfer rate up to 5Gbps (MAX). Equipped with a versatile USB3.1 Type-C interface to connect other peripheral devices. Compatible with most Windows, Mac and Linux systems.

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