Where to buy a Thunderbolt 3 SSD enclosure? (2.5", mSata, or m.2)

EugW

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It seems very few companies are selling Thunderbolt 3 enclosures, and a lot of TB solutions out there in general are multi-bay solutions which I don't want or need.

I just want to get a USBC TB3 SSD that's small. I would prefer the option of having it bus powered or AC powered.

What's out there?
 

FireWire2

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Thunderbolt 3 enclosures with M.2, Mac disable the M.2 drivers for the third party (typical Mac OS). But for 2.5", 3.5" these are every where ranges from JBOD, Hardware RAID a 4 drives to 256 drives (SAS Option)
Akitio, LaCie, DATOptic
https://www.akitio.com/expansion/thunder3-pcie-ssd
http://www.lacie.com/
http://www.datoptic.com/ec/jbod-raid-data-storage-solutions/thunderbolt-3.html

Or you can use the US B3.1 pocket drive
http://www.datoptic.com/ec/usb-3-1-to-dual-msata-ssd-supports-raid-0-1-or-jbod.html
With 2x mSATA you can get over 400MB/s, and it's powered from the bus
 

Fishrrman

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One can buy Tbolt 3 enclosures, IF one is willing to pay.
Whether you want to spend that much, is up to you.

Actually, the DAT Optic 2-drive USB3.1 enclosure that FireWire2 posted above looks interesting...