What is an external hard drive case?
External hard drive cases, hard drive docks, and mobile racks are tools for using HDDs and SSDs for storage without needing to install them permanently into your PC. We've got external enclosures for 3.5 inch and 2.5 inch hard drives, mobile racks for easily installing a hard drive into a front 5.25 inch drive bay, hard drive docks that allow for using HDDs as hot-swappable storage devices and that are tools that make duplicating a hard drive a simple task.
How to safely store a hard drive?
There are also hard drive cases that are strictly for safe storage, protecting the hard drive from static electricity, dust, and other external damage. We've got a large selection of 2.5 inch and 3.5 hard inch drive storage cases that will help you store your data safely and securely.
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 typically come in two main sizes: 2.5" drive enclosures for laptop drives and 3.5" drive enclosures for desktop size hard drives.
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.