10 Of The Best Raid Enclosure For Every Budget

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The best raid enclosure is the one that works for you. There are a lot of different types of raid enclosure on the market. Some are designed for specific functions while others can do it all.

You might be surprised to learn that a raid enclosure is one of the most useful and affordable pieces of technology for your home office.

raid enclosure prices vary widely depending upon the brand and model. If you plan on using it at home and you have enough space, then a heavy one would be ideal for this purpose. However, if you plan on using it at work or in an office environment, then it may be better to get a portable one so that it does not take up too much space.

If you have an interest in this raid enclosure, then this guide will show you everything you need to know about choosing the best raid enclosure for your needs.

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List of The 10 Best raid enclosure Reviews

One of the most important pieces of equipment in your home office is a good raid enclosure.

It is not a secret that raid enclosure are the most used devices in offices and homes. However, there is a wide variety of raid enclosure on the market and it is not easy to choose one for you. If you are looking for the best raid enclosure for your home or office, this article will help you make a smart choice.

However, there are so many different types of raid enclosure to choose from that it can be difficult to determine which one is best for you. If you’re looking for a new raid enclosure, here are 10 options to consider:

1. Cable Matters 10Gbps Aluminum Dual Bay 2.5 Inch External SSD Enclosure (USB C Enclosure) with USB-C and USB-A Cables Supporting RAID 1 and RAID 0 – Thunderbolt 4 / USB4 / Thunderbolt 3 Port Compatible

Features :

  • 2.5″ USB C SSD raid enclosure supports two 2.5″ SATA SSD drives in JBOD, BIG, RAID0 and RAID1 configurations; USB C SSD Enclosure provides with optional power cable provides stable drive performance to serve as an external RAID enclosure
  • USB C to SATA SSD Enclosure offers convenient and fast data back-up for temporary or long-term use; Diagnose internal SSD drives for replacement or repair with the SATA SSD adapter
  • 2X faster than USB 3.0 data transfer rate support by this SSD dual bay enclosure for computers with USB A or USB C. Supports USB-A, USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 computers with the included cables
  • High speed USBC enclosure storage is compatible with Windows and Mac computers; USB Type C to SATA enclosure in a sturdy metal housing provides a cost-effective solution for adding additional memory without opening up your laptop
  • Dual bay USB-C enclosure for portable hard drive and external SSD is compatible with SATA SSD drives such as the Samsung 860 EVO, Kingston A400 SSD, SSD Plus, Crucial MX500, WD Blue 3D NAND PC SSD

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 1.02
Width 3.27
Length 5.12

2. TERRAMASTER D5-300 USB3.1 (Gen1) Type C 5-Bay External Hard Drive Enclosure Support RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Clone, JBOD, Single Disk Hard Disk RAID Storage (Diskless)

Features :

  • D5-300 is equipped with brand new USB 3.1(Gen1) type-C high-speed interface and compatible with Mac (not compatible with macOS Monterey), Windows and Linux computers, and also works with the computers possessing the Thunderbolt 3 interface.
  • Up to 100TB storage capacity. D5-300 can support five (5) SATA hard drives, is compatible with 20TB 3.5 inch SATA hard drive, and has a total storage capacity up to 100TB ( 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 dedicated NAS drives 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.
  • 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.

Additional Info :

Color 5-bay USB3.1 (Gen1)
Item Dimensions
Height 5.35
Width 8.86
Length 8.94
Weight 6.8

3. OWC 0GB Mercury Elite Pro Dual RAID USB 3.1 / eSATA Enclosure Kit

Features :

  • 0 GB Dual bay USB 3.1 Gen 1 and eSATA equipped performance RAID enclosure
  • Hardware RAID 0, 1, span, and independent modes
  • Fast USB 3.1 Gen 1 & eSATA connectivity-Accelerate your workflow with transfer speeds up to 407MB/s
  • Supports 2 x SATA HDDs. All Cables included
  • 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 5.31495
Width 2.83464
Length 8.89762
Weight 2.866009406

4. Yottamaster Aluminum Alloy 5 Bay USB3.0 2.5″/3.5″ External Hard Drive RAID Enclosure for 2.5/3.5 Inch SATA HDD Support 5 x 16TB & UASP,Ideal for Personal Storage at Home&Office- [PS500RU3]

Features :

  • 【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.

Additional Info :

Color 5 Bay/80TB
Item Dimensions
Height 9.9212598324
Width 5.3543307032
Length 6.63385826095

5. Oyen Digital Mobius Pro 2C 2-Bay USB-C RAID Hard Drive Enclosure (3R2-2C-M)

Features :

  • USB-C (Compatible with all USB & Thunderbolt 3). Not compatible with Thunderbolt 2.
  • Supports two 3. 5-inch SATA hard drives
  • Includes USB-C hub for daisy-chaining or additional USB devices
  • Simple, tray-less drive insertion
  • Aluminum housing and quiet fan provide excellent heat dissipation

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 4.5
Width 5
Length 8.25
Release Date 2019-07-03T00:00:01Z

6. Syba 5 Bay Tool Less Tray Hot Swappable 2.5″ 3.5″ SATA III RAID HDD External USB 3.0 Enclosure Windows MacOS SY-ENC50118

Features :

  • 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

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 7
Width 10
Length 6
Weight 6
Release Date 2018-12-01T00:00:01Z

7. ORICO 4 Bay External Hard Drive Enclosure USB 3.0 to SATA 3.5 inch Support 64TB (4 x 16TB) Aluminum Alloy HDD Enclosure with Fan/150W Disk Data Storage (No RAID)-9548U3

Features :

  • 【4 Bay HDD Enclosure with 64TB Large Capacity】: 4 Bay Hard Drive Storage Enclosure, Compatible 3.5 inch SATA hard drive HDD, Supports up to 4 x 16TB hard drive, Total capacity up to 64TB. (Not support RAID, Not NAS function)
  • 【Super Speed USB3.0 Transfer Speed up to 5Gbps】: This 4 bay hard drive enclosure supports all 3.5″ SATA (I / II / III) hard disks, USB3.0 to SATA3.0 dual high-speed transmission,speed up to 5Gb/s, backward compatible with USB 2.0 / 1.1, Activity LED indicator disk access status
  • 【 Dual-Core Chip & 150W Internal Power Supply】: Built-in SATA3.0 Dual-Core chip, and Upgrade the 150W power supply to support larger capacity hard drives, provide sufficient power to ensure the Data storage and Transferring’s Safety and Stability, Independent safety lock for each drive, Protect your hard drive with care
  • 【Unibody Aluminum-Alloy Body & Double Heat Dissipation】: The 4 Bay Raid Enclosure Features an Unibody Aluminum-Alloy Shell and Fan, good in heat dissipation, up to 4mm thickness which is firm and reliable, The Forced Convection Process helps speed up the air circulation and heat ventilation to effectively cool the drive and whole system for stable operation and an extended lifespan
  • 【Privacy Protection】: Safeguard your important data with a special key; Tool Free design mounts drives without tools and screws in seconds, hot-swapping supported, plug and play; The 3.5” external hard drive enclosure compatible with Windows XP/ VISTA/ Windows 7/ 8 /8.1/ 10/ Linux/ Mac 9.1/10.2 or higher

Additional Info :

8. Yottamaster Aluminum 2 Bay RAID Hard Drive Enclosure for 3.5″ SATA HDD, Support RAID 0/1/SPAN, Up to 32TB – DR2RU3

Features :

  • 【6Gbps Transfer Speed, 32TB Storage Capacity】Yottamaster 2 bay raid hard drive enclosure supports up to 6Gbps transfer rate, and supports UASP which accelarates 20% of transfer speed. Install 2 hard disks into the hard drive case, ensure you a mass storage capacity up to 32TB (16TB for a single disk), which is great for data backup, music library, video and photo editing.
  • 【Support RAID 0/1/SPAN】Yottamaster 2 bay RAID external HDD enclosure supports RAID modes of RAID 0/1/SPAN. With two 3.5 inch SATA hard disks configured in the hard drive enclosure, you can easily set RAID modes with the sticks at the rear end. Set RAID 0 for blazing speed, RAID 1 for data security or SPAN for mass storage capacity, make choices at your needs.
  • 【Better Heat Dissipation】The whole aluminum shell body and meteor radiators at the front and rear help with faster air ventilation and efficient heat dissipation. The dual bay hard drive caddy is made of full aluminum alloy with CNC carving and sandblast anodized surface, featuring a perfect performance against scratches, dust and shock, and providing fully protection to your hard drives.
  • 【Broad Compatibility, Styled for Mac】The 3.5 HDD enclosure is an ideal storage expansion for your Mac computers to store and access photos, movies, music, and documents, which meet the demands of creative enthusiasts. It’s also widely compatible with Windows, Mac OS and Linux systems with no driver needed, hot swapping, plug and play.
  • 【12V/4A Power Supply】The hard drive enclosure is equipped with a 12V/4A external power adapter, ensuring stable operation of data access and transmission. It will automatically enter sleep mode after 10 min of data inactivity for energy saving and hdd life extension.

Additional Info :

Color silver

9. MAIWO 2 Bay RAID Enclosure 2.5-inch Hard Drive Case USB 3.0 Support RAID 0/1/Normal/Large (K25682)

Features :

  • 12TB: MAIWO K25682 2 Bay HDD Enclosure, can support extended capacity of 12TB, support two 2.5-inch SATA interface HDD hard drive, single-board can support 6TB capacity.
  • INTERFACE:USB3.0 transmission interface, data transmission performance is rapidly improved, the theoretical transmission rate can reach 5Gbps.
  • STORAGE MODE: MAIWO K25682 with two hard drives, you can easily switch disks by mode toggle switch, set up JBOD (PM) RAID 0 (FAST) RAID1 (mirrorSAFE) mode. Say goodbye to driver installation and cumbersome software setup.
  • STRUCTURE STABLE:The outer casing is molded with a thick of ABS, which makes the structure more stable, so you can use it with peace of mind.

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 1.06299
Width 3.11023
Length 5.19684

10. StarTech.com Dual-Bay 2.5in to 3.5in SATA Hard Drive Adapter Enclosure with RAID – Supports SATA III & RAID 0, 1, Spanning, JBOD Aluminum (35SAT225S3R)

Features :

  • Install two 2.5” SATA drives into a 3.5” drive bay and get increased performance or data redundancy with RAID
  • Dual-Bay 2.5” to 3.5” SATA Hard Drive Adapter Enclosure
  • 2-Bay adapter enclosure for cost-effective upgrades to legacy desktop PCs and servers
  • Install two 2.5″ SSDs/HDDs into a single internal or external 3.5″ drive bay
  • Supports RAID 0 and RAID 1 plus Spanning and JBOD

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 1.014
Width 3.978
Length 5.694
Weight 0.504
Release Date 2016-11-10T00:00:01Z

Things to Consider Before Buying The Best raid enclosure

The best raid enclosure for you is the one that meets your needs. You may have a different set of requirements than other people, so it’s important to think about what you want to use the raid enclosure for and where you will be using it.

Before you make your purchase, you should consider all the important factors that will affect your decision. The most important consideration is whether or not a product will meet your needs.

However, if you want something that is simple and easy to use, then there are fewer choices.

Here are some things to consider:

Safety features

Some raid enclosure come with safety features while others do not. You should always look into these features before making any purchases so that you can avoid any accidents later on down the road if possible;

Purpose

The second thing that should be considered is the purpose of buying the raid enclosure. What exactly do you want to use it for? If the reason for buying the raid enclosure is for entertainment purposes only then maybe it does not have to have too many features or advanced technology in it. However, if you need a device that can help you in your day-to-day tasks then maybe having better features would be necessary for this purpose.

Cost

This is one of the most important factors that you need to consider when buying any raid enclosure. Before you buy a raid enclosure, you should know how much it will cost you and whether or not it fits into your budget. You can ask for quotes or do some research on the internet about the price of different raid enclosure in order to get an idea about how much they cost.

Durability

You should also consider how long a raid enclosure will last before making your final decision on whether or not to buy it. Some raid enclosure may break after a short period of time while others will last longer than expected. If you want something that is durable, then you should look for one that comes with a warranty so that if anything happens within a certain period of time, then the company would replace or fix it for free without any extra costs involved on your part.

Quality

Before you buy a raid enclosure, you need to make sure that it’s made of quality materials. If the item is going to be exposed to dirt, water or chemicals, then you need to make sure that it can withstand these elements. Also look for items that are made with stainless steel or other alloys that won’t rust when exposed to moisture.

Maintenance

Another thing that should be considered when buying any raid enclosure is how easy or difficult it is to maintain or repair. Some raid enclosure require little maintenance or repairs while others may require regular maintenance checks and repairs every few months or years depending on how often they are used. Choosing a raid enclosure that doesn’t need regular cleaning or repairs will save you money in the long run.

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