An HDD Enclosure is an enclosure that allows the internal hard drive (SSD or HDD) to be connected to a computer through USB or other interfaces. Here are the factors to consider when choosing a hard drive enclosure:
Interface type: Depending on your Mac model, it is very important to choose the appropriate interface type. Considering that your Mac may be equipped with a Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C interface, it is recommended that you choose a hard drive enclosure that supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 or USB-C interface for higher transfer speeds.
Heat dissipation performance: Since mechanical hard drives may generate a lot of heat during use, it is very important to choose a hard drive box with good heat dissipation performance. It is recommended to choose a hard disk enclosure with a metal casing, heat dissipation holes or fan cooling.
Brand and quality: To ensure the stability and reliability of the hard drive enclosure, it is recommended that you choose products from well-known brands. Some well-known brands, such as Orrick, Greenlink, etc., provide high-quality hard drive enclosures.
Function and scalability: Some hard disk enclosures support RAID function. If you are likely to expand multiple hard drives in the future, you may consider a hard drive enclosure that supports RAID. In addition, some hard disk enclosures also have additional expansion interfaces, such as USB interfaces, SD card slots, etc. You can choose the appropriate function according to your needs.
Based on the above factors, here are some recommended hard drive enclosure brands and models:
Orico 3.5-inch USB-C hard drive enclosure 3588C3: This hard drive enclosure supports USB-C interface and has good transmission speed and compatibility. The metal shell and heat dissipation hole design help dissipate heat.
Ugreen 3.5-inch USB 3.1 Gen 2 hard drive enclosure CM301: supports type-c interface and the transmission speed can reach 5Gbps. The metal casing and cooling vents help keep the drive cool. In addition, this hard drive box has a one-click backup function to facilitate your data backup.