USB-C Enclosure

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by nutmac, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    Looking quickly at both the enclosures you posted above, I see the Inateck supports UASP, and DID NOT see any indication that the Anker does.

    I would recommend that you DON'T BUY -any- enclosure UNLESS it is specifically stated that it supports UASP (USB attached SCSI protocol). You need this to achieve the fastest transfer speeds of which USB3 is capable...
  3. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
  4. nutmac thread starter macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    Thanks. Yes, I am basically accepting that's what I have to do. Just buy USB 3.1 UASP enclosure and get a cable.

    I prefer pure USB-C enclosure as principal and one less cable to buy (although I suspect such drive will cost more than USB 3.1 UASP enclosure + cable).

    As for Inateck, I am guessing the company pulled all USB-C products until it figures out how to make them USB-C 3.1 rev 1.1 spec compliant.
  5. nutmac thread starter macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    Just a quick update. I ended up purchasing ORICO 2.5 inch Type-C Hard Drive Enclosure (2588C3) for $12.99 (manufacturer's link).

    The enclosure feels pretty decent quality, gets great throughput with Samsung 850 EVO, and doesn't get hot even after prolonged use (backing up to Backblaze for 12 hours).

    My only quibbles are that (1) 7mm SSD dangles a super tiny bit on the opposite end (I rolled some masking tape for support) and (2) t comes bundled only with USB-C to USB-A cable. Anyway, thanks everyone!
  6. BeatCrazy macrumors 68000

    Jul 20, 2011
    I tried to use an Inatech USB-A 3.0 inclosure with a Anker USB-A to USB-C cable, directly connected to my MacBook. But the drive enclosure does not power on. I don't think the cable is the issue, I'm wondering if a MacBook doesn't send enough power out of the USB-C port to power such an enclosure? Strange.

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