Hard drive enclosures & docks. We carry different drive enclosures to match the specifications of your drive and let you convert your internal drive into an external. We carry drive cases for 2.5", 3.5", and 5.25" drives. Our enclosures typically offer USB, FireWire, or eSATA interfaces and vary from IDE, SATA, or combined IDE/SATA support.
What is an external hard drive case?
A hard drive enclosure, also known as a hard drive case, hard drive cage, or external hard drive enclosure, allows you to mount an internal drive into an external casing. This new external device will interface with your system through a port. The most common interface types are USB 2.0, USB 3.0, and Firewire (IEEE1394) , however eSATA (External Serial ATA) and thunderbolt connectors have made their way onto the scene in the past few years.
Drive enclosures are a great way to externally retrieve data or access data on a hard drive when you don't have the ability to mount the drive in a system. This is particularly usefully when you're trying to run a virus scan on a drive that won't boot, trying to pull off pictures or files from a dead computer, or trying to transfer files from one hard drive to another.