10 Best Ssd External Enclosures 2021

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SABRENT 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-Free External Hard Drive – ⭐ Best Overall Ssd External Enclosure

EC-UASP by Sabrent

  • Release date: 09/01/2018
  • Color: SATA Black
  • Weight: 0.13 pounds
  • Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.6 x 2.9 inches
  • Warranty: 1 Year
SABRENT 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-Free External Hard Drive
  • 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

UGREEN 2.5" Hard Drive Enclosure USB C 3.1 Gen 2

50743 by UGREEN

  • Color: Black
  • Dimensions: 7.2 x 4.5 x 0.7 inches
UGREEN 2.5" Hard Drive Enclosure USB C 3.1 Gen 2
  • 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, 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】

SSK Aluminum M.2 NVME SSD Enclosure Adapter

SHE-C325 by Kuwugi

  • Weight: 0.22 pounds
  • Dimensions: 4.5 x 1.5 x 0.4 inches
SSK Aluminum M.2 NVME SSD Enclosure Adapter
  • 【Applicable SSD 】- This M.2 SSD Enclosure only for NVMe M-Key M.2 SSD (PCIE-based). Applicable to sizes 2242 / 2260 / 2280 solid state drivers. Does not support M.2 SATA based SSDs, M.2 PCIe AHCI SSDs, M.2 PCIe devices such as WiFi and capture cards, mSATA SSDs, and non-M.2 form factor SSDs.
  • 【Type C interface】- Both side can be inserted; USB-C Gen 2 10Gbps or Thunderbolt 3 are recommended for extreme speed performance. One HD movie transfer only takes 2 seconds; Backward compatible with USB 3.1 Gen1 and USB 3.0 up to 5Gbps.
  • 【Aluminum Alloy Shell】- Adopts aluminum alloy shell, slim design, durable and excellent heat dissipation, be portable and easy to carry;
  • 【Blue Indicator】- Blue Indicator shows the data transfer status, easy and clear;
  • 【High Quality Master Chip】- Adopts high performance controller IC, Complies with UASP, Trim which can effectively improve the speed and exteend the lifetime of SSD. Compatible Multi OS, Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10/ Linux/ MAC.

Cable Matters Premium Aluminum 10Gbps Gen 2 USB C Hard

201079-BLK by Cable Matters

  • Warranty: Limited One-Year Warranty
Cable Matters Premium Aluminum 10Gbps Gen 2 USB C Hard
  • USB C 2.5 External SSD Enclosure supports a 2.5" SATA SSD or HDD drive; portable external hard drive in a sturdy aluminum housing protects the SSD drive and assists with heat dissipation
  • Portable USB 3.1 SSD enclosure offers convenient and fast data back-up for temporary or long-term use; Diagnose internal SATA SSD drives for replacement or repair with this SATA HDD adapter
  • Tool free SATA hard drive enclosure offers a data transfer rate up to 10Gbps with a compatible computer; 10Gbps data transfer rate is 2x faster than USB 3.0; Thunderbolt 3 computer compatible with the included USB C cable; Supports the maximum SATA III 6Gbps data transfer rate
  • SSD hard drive USB C to SATA storage solution is compatible with Windows or Mac computers as a Thunderbolt 3 hard drive enclosure; USB C SSD enclosure provides a cost-effective solution for adding additional memory without opening up your laptop; UASP, TRIM and S.M.A.R.T support with compatible computers, drives and OS for increased data transfer speeds, improved CPU utilization and failure detection
  • 10 Gbps USB C hard drive ENCLOSURE is compatible with SATA SSD or HDD drives up to 9.5mm, including 7mm; SATA to Thunderbolt 3 hard drive enclosure is compatible with SATA drives such as the Samsung 860 EVO, Kingston A400 SSD, SSD Plus, Crucial MX500, WD Blue 3D NAND PC SSD

SSK Aluminum USB 3.1 to M.2 NGFF SSD Enclosure Adapter

SHE-C320 by SSK

  • Weight: 0.22 pounds
  • Dimensions: 4.5 x 1.5 x 0.4 inches
SSK Aluminum USB 3.1 to M.2 NGFF SSD Enclosure Adapter
  • 【Applicable SSD】– This M.2 SSD Enclosure supports SATA-based M.2/NGFF(B Key&B+M Key) SSD 2242 2260 2280mm solid state drivers, Not supports NVMe/PCIe M.2 M Key SSD;
  • 【Type C interface】- Both side can be inserted; USB 3.1 Gen 1 5Gbps high speed transmission,Type c Adapter meets all of your type c computer and mobile needs
  • 【Aluminum Alloy Shell】- Adopts aluminum alloy shell, slim design, durable and excellent heat dissipation, be portable and easy to carry;
  • 【Blue Indicator】- Blue Indicator shows the data transfer status, easy and clear;
  • 【High Quality Master Chip】- Adopts high performance controller IC, compatible Multi OS, Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10/ Linux/ MAC.

ORICO USB3.0 to SATA III 2.5" External Hard Drive Enclosure – 💲 Best Budget Ssd External Enclosure

FBA_ORICO 2189U3-BK-US by ORICO

  • Color: USB 3.0
  • Dimensions: 4.9 x 3.1 x 0.6 inches
ORICO USB3.0 to SATA III 2.5" External Hard Drive Enclosure
  • Portable Data Storage - ORICO SATA drive enclosure support most 2.5 inch 7mm/9.5mm SATA I/II/III HDD and SSD up to 4TB (Max). You can easily connect the old drive to transfer files to PC, laptop, router, PS4 or as a USB external hard drive.
  • Ultra-fast USB 3.0 & UASP - This 2.5 HDD enclosure has a USB3.0 interface, which can reach a data transmission rate of 5Gbps, 20% faster than USB 2.0. If both your drive and output device support UASP, it will increase the transfer speed by 20% compared to ordinary USB3.0.
  • Easy to Use - Tool-free installation. The internal HDD can be easily removed in about 3 seconds. Just slide the cover off, insert the drive and slide the cover up to use. Hot-swappable. You can check the the working status through the LED indicator.
  • Wide Compatibility - The SSD enclosure support Windows 2000/Windows 98/XP/Vista/ 7/8/10, Lunix, Mac OS 9.1/10.8.4 and above. No need to install a drive, plug & play. Ideal for booting up old hdd/ssd and recovering important files of broken PC.
  • Friendly Design - This external enclosure is made of high-quality ABS plastic, compact size (4.9x3x0.5in), easy to carry. Brushed surface design prevents fingerprints. The build-in shockproof sponge pad can well protect your hard drive and precious data.

FIDECO NVME Enclosure NVME M.2 SDD Enclosure Adapter USB 3.1 – 👑 Premium Pick

FD-M204CP-JP2 by FIDECO

  • Color: Grey
  • Dimensions: 4.7 x 1.3 x 0.4 inches
FIDECO NVME Enclosure NVME M.2 SDD Enclosure Adapter USB 3.1
  • Applicable SSD: This M.2 SSD Enclosure is only for NVMe M-Key M.2 SSD (PCIE-based), applicable to sizes 2280(80mm) / 2260(60mm)/ 2242(42mm)/ 2230(30mm) solid state drivers, M.2 PCIe AHCI SSDs, M.2 PCIe devices such as WiFi and capture cards. NOT support any SATA based SSD.
  • 10Gbps High Speed: USB-C Gen 2 offers data transfer speeds up to 10Gbps extreme speed performance, double the transfer rate of USB 3.1 Gen 1. One HD movie transfer only takes 2 seconds; Backward compatible with USB 3.1 Gen1 and USB 3.0. Support both of BOT and UASP. Item comes with USB Type-C and USB 3.0 (Type-A) cables.
  • Thermal Design: Adopts premium aluminum alloy shell, slim design and durable. Ventilation holes on both sides and thermal pad featuring excellent heat dissipation which provide a optimal performance and longer life span for SSD.
  • High Quality Master Chip: Advanced JMS583 chip greatly ensures steady and speedy transfer, maximizes the performance of any PCIe NVMe SSD. Compatible Multi OS, Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10/ Linux/ MAC.
  • Please note: as with all SSDs, new media must be formatted before use. Any problem, please contact our 24/7 technical support team. We promise to replace new one or refund for any quality issue.

M.2 NVME SSD Enclosure Tool-Free Adapter

by Sokiwi

  • Color: JMS583 NVMe Protocol
  • Warranty: 1 year
M.2 NVME SSD Enclosure Tool-Free Adapter
  • 【HIGH SPEED】M.2 Enclosure Up to 10 Gbps High speed M.2 NVME to USB 3.1 , perfect solution for data transfer and data backup, the actual transfer speed depends on the speed of your SSD, USB Port type, your computer performance, and NVMe media used etc.One HD movie transfer only takes 2 seconds.
  • 【TOOL-FREE DESIGN】Tool-free NVMe enclosure allows quick and easy installation of your M.2 NMVe SSDs. The first time you use m.2 solid state drive SSD, you need to format the disk. It will Safe for your Memory data.
  • 【COMPATIBILITY】Compatible with M.2 NVMe PCIe M key,PCIe B&M key SSD. Note: NVMe SSD is not included. NOT Compatible with M.2 SATA SSDs, M.2 PCIe AHCI SSDs, M.2 PCIe devices such as WiFi and capture cards, mSATA SSDs, and non-M.2 form factor SSDs. Applicable to sizes 2242 / 2260 / 2280 solid state drivers.
  • 【Support System】NVME Enclosure Compatible Multi OS, Windows, Mac OS,Linux ,Android. Support UASP / Trim with ultra fast transmission speed. Supports Plug & Play and Hot-Swapping. Fits storage up to 4TB(no included).
  • 【Thermal Design】M.2 adapter adopts aluminum alloy shell, slim design, durable and excellent heat dissipation, reduced power consumption. Includes both USB Type-C and USB 3.1 (Type-A) cables.

Inateck 2.5 Hard Drive Enclosure

FE2005 by Inateck

  • Release date: 06/14/2019
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 0.19 pounds
  • Dimensions: 5 x 3.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Warranty: 1 year warranty
Inateck 2.5 Hard Drive Enclosure
  • Suitable for 2.5'' SATA HDD and SSD; Converts any 9.5mm and 7mm 2.5'' SATA HDD/SSD into an external hard drive for ultimate mobility and convenience.
  • Automatic sleep and spin down mode, power saving and sustainable, effective protection of your drive.Entering sleep mode after 10 minutes of data access inactivity.
  • USB 3.0 transfer interface, maximum transfer speeds of 5Gbps; Supports hot-swap, plug and play. LED light indicates Power and Activity status.
  • Compatible operating systems with Windows 2000/Windows Me/Windows 98/ XP /Vista/ 7/ 8, Mac OS 9.1/10.8.4 above; Backward compatible with USB 2.0 /1.1 connections.
  • Built-in foam pad, tested ABS plastic material, contemporary and reliable design for the best protection.

UGREEN 2.5" Hard Drive Enclosure USB 3.0 to SATA III

30848 by UGREEN

  • Color: USB 3.0
  • Weight: 0.02 pounds
  • Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.6 x 3.5 inches
UGREEN 2.5" Hard Drive Enclosure USB 3.0 to SATA III
  • 2.5" External Hard Drive Enclousre: Easily connects your 2.5 inch SSD & HDD to PC, laptop, PS4, Xbox for data transfer or expanding storage. It protects the hard disk from outside scratches and makes SATA hard drive portable for data store. It is awsome for booting up old hdd/ssd and recovering important files of broken PC.
  • 5Gbps with UASP Accelerated: The maximum data transfer speed of the USB 3.0 interface is 5Gbps. The SATA interface of this enclosure supports UASP accelerated transmission protocol, 70% Faster than conventional USB 3.0 when connected to a computer that also supports UASP. Backward compatible with USB 2.0 or 1.1 ports.
  • Easy Installation: Tool free installation. Plug & Play, No driver needed for this SATA enclosure. Just push out the cover, plug in the drive, close the cover and go. Hot-swap supported. No request for extra power supply. 【Please click "Safely Remove Hardware" icon on your PC first then unplug it to avoid data loss when complete usage】
  • Secure Hard Drive Friendly: The blue LED indicator let you know the working status easily. Attached EVA foams inside protects your hard disks from improper shaking and scratches. With detachable 30cm cable, it is quite flexible to connect and take along. (Note: If there are screws on your hard drive, you should remove it. Otherwise, it will not fit into our enclosure)
  • Universal Compatibility: Supports Windows, LINUX, Mac OS 8.0 and above systems. Designed for 2.5 inch 7mm/9.5mm SATA HDD & SSD up to 6TB. Compatible with WD, Seagate, Toshiba, Hitachi, Samsung, Crucial, SSD and HDD with sata port and so on.

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