The 10 Best Hard Drive Enclosures

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Thanks to the huge file sizes of big-budget games and 4K movies, it's awfully easy to fill up your computer's internal storage, and dedicated, portable options can be overpriced and unreliable. We've ranked the best hard drive enclosures, based on reliability, capacity, and connectivity, so you can select your own HDD or SSD and record more shows or capture more data. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best hard drive enclosure on Amazon.

10. Sabrent Lay-Flat

9. Mediasonic ProRaid

8. Unitek Hub

7. Thunder3 Quad X

6. Ineo Rugged

5. Mediasonic HF2

4. Inateck FE3001

3. Synology DiskStation

2. Ineo C2561

1. Inateck FE2010

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Last updated on May 11, 2018 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.

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