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Want to know how we picked the best external raid enclosure on the market? It was not easy: we considered such aspects as price, material, selection of colors, and many more characteristics. We tried to cover every important detail, but if you think we missed something — let us know about it!

On this page, you will find the newest rating list of the best external raid enclosure. Our team has tested over a hundred models and picked top models that money can buy. If you want to get the best value out of your dollars — choose a external raid enclosure from the list below.

Top 3 of External Raid Enclosure of 2018

Rating Image Name and Features Details
4.8
Mediasonic Hfr2-su3s2 Proraid 4 Bay 3.5 Sata Hard Drive Enclosure 1. Mediasonic Hfr2-su3s2 Proraid 4 Bay 3.5 Sata Hard Drive Enclosure (Editor’s Choice)
One button raid control support single drive mode, raid 0 (spanning) jbod, raid 0 (stripping), raid 1 (mirroring), raid 3 (stripped set with dedicated parity), raid 5 (stripped set with distributed parity), raid 10 (mirroring + striping).
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4.5
Uneatop Ut63200u3cs Usb 3.1 Type-c To 2-bay M.2 Ngff Ssd Enclosure 2. Uneatop Ut63200u3cs Usb 3.1 Type-c To 2-bay M.2 Ngff Ssd Enclosure
Professional aluminum case, ultra slim design for a modern appearance.
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4.3
TerraMaster D5 Thunderbolt 3 3. TerraMaster D5 Thunderbolt 3
2 xthunderbolt 3 interfaces support thunderbolt 3 (40gbps), usb type c, and 1 x displayport interface (4k at 60 hz).
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Support 3.5″ sata i / ii / iii hard disk drive up to 10tb per drive, support hard drive transfer rate up to sata iii speed. Hardware raid controller built-in on board with one-button control. Transfer rate up to 5.0gbps via usb 3.0, up to 3.0gbps via esata. One button raid control support single drive mode, raid 0 (spanning) jbod, raid 0 (stripping), raid 1 (mirroring), raid 3 (stripped set with dedicated parity), raid 5 (stripped set with distributed parity), raid 10 (mirroring + striping). Compatible with mac osx 10.8 or later and windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7. Smart fan with built-in thermal-sensor, auto & manual modes, and 3 speed levels.

 

 
PROS
One button raid control support single drive mode
Transfer rate up
Support 3.5″ sata i / ii / iii hard disk drive up
CONS
This product does not have a single defect.
 

 

 
№ 2. Uneatop Ut63200u3cs Usb 3.1 Type-c To 2-bay M.2 Ngff Ssd Enclosure 10gbps External Dual Bay M.2 Ssd Enclosure Raid 0 Raid 1 Jbod Supported Aluminum + Cnc Cutting

Professional aluminum case, ultra slim design for a modern appearance. Provides efficient heat dissipation and data storage for your systems. Usb 3.1 type-c external interface, m.2 ngff internal interface, transfer speed up to 10gbps. Compliable with ngff m.2 drive 2242 / 2260 / 2280; hot-swappable, plug and play, no driver needed. Please note: only for m2 “sata type” ssd b+m key, not support nvme or pcle. Dual ngff ssd supported, raid 0 / raid 1 / jbod supported.

 

 
PROS
Professional aluminum case
Usb 3.1 type-c external interface
Dual ngff ssd supported
CONS
Has an outdated design.
 

Do I need to worry when buying a external raid enclosure online?

Many people use online shopping every day. It is absolutely safe because you are secured by layers of customer protection programs. You are not risking anything by ordering a external raid enclosure since you can easily return it and receive your money back. We see no reason to worry while ordering goods online — it is a convenient, cheap, quick, and, of course, safe method of shopping.

 

 
№ 3. TerraMaster D5 Thunderbolt 3 and Usb Type C 5-bay External Hard Drive Enclosure Supports Raid5 Hard Disk Raid Storage (diskless)

Dedicated displayport for additional 4k monitor to expand the workspace. D5 thunderbolt 3 interface for lightning fast transfer speeds up to 40gbps, incredible transfer speeds up to 1035mb/s. Power delivery provides up to 15w of power to recharge compatible laptops. Aluminum-alloy shell.2.80mm fans ensure great heat dispersion. 2 xthunderbolt 3 interfaces support thunderbolt 3 (40gbps), usb type c, and 1 x displayport interface (4k at 60 hz). The d5 thunderbolt 3 can be used on a mac with the thunderbolt 2 port, which simply requires a thunderbolt 3 to thunderbolt 2 adapter. Hardware raid controller (raid0, raid1, raid5, raid10, jbod, singe disk), up to 60tb storage capacity (12tb x 5, in raid0).

 

 
PROS
Hardware raid controller
2 xthunderbolt 3 interfaces support thunderbolt 3
D5 thunderbolt 3 interface
Dedicated displayport
Power delivery provides up
CONS
In comparison with other options, this one offers the lowest number of features.
 

What exactly did you take into consideration while making the list of the best external raid enclosure?

We considered so many factors that it is nearly impossible to tell you about all of them. Believe us, we did not forget about anything. Price, material, user score, and other characteristics of external raid enclosurewere used to create this TOP list. We tried our best to help you choose the best external raid enclosure!

Should I get a external raid enclosure with a lifetime warranty?

Every manufacturer offer various warranty terms. Some companies sell external raid enclosurewith a lifetime warranty, while the others only offer one-year or two-year protection. The cheapest models usually do not have any warranties at all. We think that five-year warranty is more than enough for the most external raid enclosure.

How expensive should a good external raid enclosure be?

Obviously, a good external raid enclosure cannot be very cheap. If you want to buy a decent product, you should not be trying to save money on it. We recommend you to order the best models from our list of the best external raid enclosureif you can afford it.

What if a receive a wrong item instead of the external raid enclosure I ordered?

There is no need to worry since the support team will help you to return your money or replace the wrong item with the chosen external raid enclosure. Simply contact a support agent and describe your situation to get all the required help.

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