10 Best Raid 5 Enclosures 2021

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Yottamaster Aluminum Alloy 5 Bay USB3.0 2.5"/3.5" External Hard Drive – ⭐ Best Overall Raid 5 Enclosure

PS500RU3 by Yottamaster

  • Color: 5 Bay/80TB
Yottamaster Aluminum Alloy 5 Bay USB3.0 2.5"/3.5" External Hard Drive
  • 【Reliable External Storage System for Individuals】This 5 bay hdd enclosure support up to 80TB 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 5 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 five 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. Five indicator lights help you to monitor the working status of your hard drives whenever.
  • 【5Gbps Transfer Rate】This 5 bay hdd enclosure adopt USB3.0 protocol, transfer rate up to 5Gbps (MAX). Equipped with a versatile USB3.0 Type-B interface to connect other peripheral devices. Compatible with most Windows, Mac and Linux systems.

QNAP TR-004 4 Bay Hard Drive Enclosure Direct Attached Storage

TR-004 by QNAP

  • Release date: 12/07/2018
  • Color: black
  • Weight: 4.08 pounds
  • Dimensions: 8.6 x 6.3 x 6.6 inches
  • Warranty: 2 year warranty
QNAP TR-004 4 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-004 As external storage for NAS backup
  • Expand the capacity of your QNAP NAS
  • 4 x 3.5-inch SATA 3Gb/s (Diskless)
  • Hardware RAID supports RAID 0, 1, 5, JBOD, and individual disks
  • Includes a USB Type-C to Type-A connector cable
  • Lockable drive Bays

Mediasonic HFR2-SU3S2 PRORAID 4 Bay 3.5" SATA Hard Drive Enclosure

HFR2-SU3S2 by Mediasonic

  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 1 pounds
  • Dimensions: 5 x 6.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Warranty: 1 year
Mediasonic HFR2-SU3S2 PRORAID 4 Bay 3.5" SATA Hard Drive Enclosure
  • Support 3.5" SATA I / II / III hard disk drive up to 16TB per drive, Support Hard Drive Transfer Rate up to SATA III Speed. Hardware Raid controller built-in on board with one-button control.
  • One Button Raid Control support Single Drive Mode, Raid 0 (Spanning) JBOD, Raid 0 (Stripping), Raid 1 (Mirroring), Raid 3 (Stripped set with dedicated parity), Raid 5 (Stripped set with distributed parity), Raid 10 (Mirroring + Striping)
  • Transfer rate up to 5.0Gbps via USB 3.0, up to 3.0Gbps via eSATA.
  • Smart Fan with built-in thermal-sensor, Auto & Manual modes, and 3 speed levels
  • Compatible with Mac OSX 10.8 or later and Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7

ORICO 5 Bay Hard Drive Enclosure 3.5inch Raid USB3.0 to

by ORICO

  • Color: 5bay raid usb3.0
  • Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.5 x 5.5 inches
ORICO 5 Bay Hard Drive Enclosure 3.5inch Raid USB3.0 to
  • [Screw Installation] - You need to loosen the cover screws and the bracket screws when install your hard drive in the drive bay enclosure. Multi protection for the hard drive and the data safety, flexible the open and install way of the 5 bay external hard drive enclosure, ensure the data in a safe environment.
  • [Support RAID Mode] - The 5 bay external hard drive raid enclosure support RAID 0/1/3/5/10/JBOD/ClONE/Normal RAID Mode which can meets different work requirements, and enlarge the ways of working habits. With back cover RAID Set and built-in RAID software management, you can choose the way you convenient. Please operation follow the page description and user manual of the 5 raid bay enclosure.
  • [16TB Larger Capacity] - WS series drive bay enclosure can support all 3.5inch sata hard disks under less than or equal to 16TB HDD, altogether 80TB large capacity for hard drive expansion, maximize to meet your data storage and backup demand. The 3.5inch drive enclosure also a good choice for nas expansion or the data protector in big enterprise.
  • [Fast Transmission Rate] - The external hard drive enclosure adopts JMS567+JMB394 master control scheme, and set with SATA3.0 interface also support UASP acceleration protocol, the data transfer rate of the sata 3 enclosure can reach up to 5Gbps with the A to C data cable, which can effectively improve the rate by about 20% than USB2.0.
  • [Great Heat Dissipation Performance] - Designed with a built-in cooling fan and honeycomb heat dissipation holes on the front and back cover of the 5 bay usb external hard drive enclosure, made by all aluminum alloy enclosure and allows the heat generated in the use to be accelerated by the flowing wind for the great ventilation performance.

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.

Syba 5 Bay Tool Less Tray Hot Swappable 2.5" 3.5" – 💲 Best Budget Raid 5 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

Oyen Digital Mobius 5-Bay FireWire 800

3R5-EB3-M by Oyen Digital

  • Release date: 04/22/2013
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 9.5 pounds
  • Dimensions: 10.3 x 7.4 x 5.4 inches
  • Warranty: This product includes a two (2) year repair/replacement warranty provided by Oyen Digital. This warranty is nontransferable and is limited to the original purchaser.
Oyen Digital Mobius 5-Bay FireWire 800
  • Interface: USB 3.0, eSATA, and FireWire 800
  • Simple RAID configuration via switch settings, no software required
  • RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 3, RAID 5, SPAN, JBOD
  • Backed by a 2 Year Warranty
  • Note: We recommend using only Enterprise or NAS drives (512e only). The Mobius is not compatible with 4Kn hard drives.

Mediasonic Raid USB 3.1 Type C 4 Bay 3.5” SATA

HFR7-SU31CH by Mediasonic

  • Weight: 3.84 pounds
  • Dimensions: 6.8 x 5 x 8.9 inches
Mediasonic Raid USB 3.1 Type C 4 Bay 3.5” SATA
  • Hardware embedded raid controller built-in on board with one-button control, support Single Drive Mode, Raid 0 / 1. NO Raid 5 Support
  • Built-In USB Hub provides easy access to additional USB Type A and USB Type C connection for expansion
  • Transfer rate up to 10Gbps via USB 3.1 Gen 2. USB-C to USB -C with E-Mark IC cable is included. (3.3ft)
  • Support 3.5” SATA I / II / III hard disk drive up to 16TB per drive, and 2.5” SATA SSD / HDD
  • Support UASP, S.M.A.R.T, Smart Fan, and Power On / Off in synchronization with computer (Does not support auto Power-On due to power failure)

TerraMaster D5-300 USB3.1 (Gen1) Type C 5-Bay External Hard Drive

D5-300-US by TerraMaster

  • Color: 5-bay USB3.1 (Gen1)
  • Weight: 6.8 pounds
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 8.9 x 5.4 inches
TerraMaster D5-300 USB3.1 (Gen1) Type C 5-Bay External Hard Drive
  • D5-300 is equipped with brand new USB 3.1(Gen1) type-C high-speed interface and compatible with Mac, Windows and Linux computers, and also works with the computers possessing the Thunderbolt 3 interface.
  • Up to 90TB storage capacity. D5-300 can support five (5) SATA hard drives, is compatible with 18TB 3.5 inch SATA hard drive, and has a total storage capacity up to 90TB ( in RAID0). Compatible with various hard drives including 3.5" SATA hard drives, 2.5" SATA hard drives and SSD. (Note: users need to purchase their own hard drives. HDD's are not included.)
  • Relying on the USB 3.1 Gen1 super speed protocol, the D5-300’s transmission speeds can reach up to 220MB/s (Tested with Seagate IronWolf 4TB RAID 0).
  • Supports multiple RAID modes: RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, CLONE, JBOD, and Single Disk. RAID 5 is recommended as the best option for D5-300, which balances between data security and storage capacity. (For stable performance, the WD Reds and the Seagate IronWolfs are recommended.)
  • Various applications. Great for video editing, photo backup, storage of R&D technical documents, archival backup, music libraries, financial records, storage of video surveillance recordings and corporate data storage. Featuring an aluminum-alloy shell and low-noise fans, D5-300 is extremely solid and reliable with good heat dissipation capabilities and low noise production.

OWC 4-Bay Storage Enclosure with Dual Thunderbolt 3 Ports

OWCTB3SRKIT0GB by OWC

  • Weight: 8.6 pounds
  • Dimensions: 13.1 x 10.3 x 8.5 inches
OWC 4-Bay Storage Enclosure with Dual Thunderbolt 3 Ports
  • 4-Bay Storage 4.0TB 4-Drive SSD Storage Solution with Dual Thunderbolt 3 Ports
  • Up to 1527MB/s sustained performance; Two Thunderbolt 3 ports, Dedicated DisplayPort 1.2 port
  • Works with 3.5" or 2.5" drives — no adapter needed; Intelligent drive monitoring with desktop and email notifications
  • User configurable in RAID 0, 1, 4, 5 & 1+0; Ultra quiet, heat dissipating aluminum chassis; Rigorously pre-tested with multi-hour burn-in
  • Featuring SoftRAID XT, RAID-5 Pre-configured. Thunderbolt 3 cable included, 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty

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