What's the best USB 3.0 Enclosure?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Voodoofreak, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. Voodoofreak macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2012
    Over time, I have accumulated up-to 4 different laptop hard-drives (through upgrades). These hard-drives serve me well with my external backup storage. I was throwing around the idea of possibly using a USB 3.0 enclosure to take advantage of high speed transfers. Which USB 3.0 hard-drive enclosure would you guys recommend as the best one (in terms of quality and swapping hard-drives in a jiffy)? Appreciate any guidance.
  2. Mickey8297 macrumors member


    Jun 12, 2009
  3. COrocket macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2012
    I've used this one http://www.amazon.com/Mediasonic-HD...73771241&sr=8-6&keywords=mediasonic+enclosure and I recommend it.

    I asked a similar question a while back and someone recommended this http://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Lay-...d=1373771307&sr=1-10&keywords=hard+drive+dock
    Cool thing is it can take both 2.5 and 3.5 drives, and looks optimal if you want to do a lot of swapping. The one that I got can be taken apart in about 10 seconds with 2 screws, and is a bit more compact if that matters to you
  4. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    Plugable docks work really well, and their customer service is excellent. I use one of their universal docks that takes 3.5" drives, but if you only need to fit 2.5" drives they have a couple of nice options. One is a single-drive dock with a built-in 3-port USB 3.0 hub - or they also have a dual-bay dock that would be handy for transferring files directly from one disk to another.

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