10 Best Drive Enclosures with Fans
for May 2022

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Vantec NexStar HX, 3.5

Vantec NexStar HX

3.5" SATA III Hard Drive Enclosure USB 3.0 with Fan (NST-387S3-BK)

by Vantec Thermal Technologies
What We like

Large 60mm Fan with On & Off/Variable Switch; Easily Add Storage to Any System with USB 3. 0, 2. 0, or 1. 1

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Product Features

  • Design For Large Capacity Drive; SATA III specification max 6Gbps (Backwards Compatible With SATA II/I)
  • Vents To Exhaust Hot Air To Let In Cool Air; Maximum Transfer Rates Up to 5 Gbps w/USB 3. 0
  • Hi-Quality Shielded USB 3. 0 Cable Ensures Data Integrity and Speed; Hot-Swappable: Plug & Play Without Rebooting; No Drivers Needed (NDN) for Windows OS and OSX
  • Adopt UASP to Enhance Maximum Performance of Hard Drive for Windows 10; Aluminum Casing Cools Down Your Hard Drive

Vents to exhaust hot air to let in cool air; maximum transfer rates up to 5 gbps w/usb 3. 0 Design for large capacity drive; sata iii specification max 6gbps (backwards compatible with sata ii/i) Hi-quality shielded usb 3. 0 cable ensures data integrity and speed; hot-swappable: plug & play without rebooting; no drivers needed (ndn) for windows os and osx Adopt uasp to enhance maximum performance of hard drive for windows 10; aluminum casing cools down your hard drive

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ORICO M.2 Enclosure NVME SSD Adapter with LED Tempreture and Cooling Fan PCIe Drive Case Aluminum USB3.1 Gen2 Type-C Solid State Storage for M-Key B+M Key SSD Up to 2TB Grey - M2PX

ORICO M.2 Enclosure NVME SSD Adapter with LED Tempreture and Cooling Fan PCIe Drive Case Aluminum USB3.1 Gen2 Type-C Solid State Storage for M-Key B+M Key SSD Up to 2TB Grey

M2PX

by ORICO Technologies Co.,Ltd
What We like

[Excellent Heat Dissipation Performance] -- The pcie nvme enclosure designed a built-in silent fan and large area exhaust holes around the output port, which can greatly and effectively conduct the heat when ssd working. Adopted high thermal conductivity aluminum case and the PCBA board is processed with copper strips of the m.2 external enclosure can further improve the heat dissipation effect.

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Product Features

  • [10Gbps Fast Transmission] -- The nvme external enclosure with pcie and type c usb3.1 gen2 port, adopted master chip, can helps the ssd working data transmission rate up to 10Gbps(theoretical value), also supports the UASP. Note: If you want to use the high-speed data transmission performance of UASP, please make sure that your PC has UASP funtion in advance.
  • [Special Design] -- ORICO designed a temperature monitoring LED display in the m.2 enclosure for users to monitor the SSD status when working and have a better use experience, also ensure the ssd in a suitable working, more convenient and more reliable.
  • [Wide Capatibility] -- The nvme usb enclosure can support 2230/2242/2260/2280 NVME M.2 M-Key/B+M-Key solid state drives. Also compatible with Mac OS, Windows 7/8/10 and Linux system. Note: B Key/B+M-Key SATA SSD is not supported.
  • [Large Capacity] -- The m.2 external hard drive enclosure can support up to 2TB nvme ssd. And the pcie enclosure adopt superior quality master chip to ensure a stable and fast data transmission. 103*57*13mm size, very easy to carry. An intelligent sleep mode can save energy and prolong the ssd service life.

[large capacity] -- the m.2 external hard drive enclosure can support up to 2tb nvme ssd. and the pcie enclosure adopt superior quality master chip to ensure a stable and fast data transmission. 103*57*13mm size, very easy to carry. an intelligent sleep mode can save energy and prolong the ssd service life. [wide capatibility] -- the nvme usb enclosure can support 2230/2242/2260/2280 nvme m.2 m-key/b+m-key solid state drives. also compatible with mac os, windows 7/8/10 and linux system. note: b key/b+m-key sata ssd is not supported. [10gbps fast transmission] -- the nvme external enclosure with pcie and type c usb3.1 gen2 port, adopted master chip, can helps the ssd working data transmission rate up to 10gbps(theoretical value), also supports the uasp. note: if you want to use the high-speed data transmission performance of uasp, please make sure that your pc has uasp funtion in advance. [special design] -- orico designed a temperature monitoring led display in the m.2 enclosure for users to monitor the ssd status when working and have a better use experience, also ensure the ssd in a suitable working, more convenient and more reliable.

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FIDECO SATA Hard Drive Enclosure Case with Fan, USB 3.0 SATA hdd enclosure for 2.5/3.5 inch SATA HDD/SSD, External Hard Drive Case,Support Up to 16TB

FIDECO SATA Hard Drive Enclosure Case with Fan

USB 3.0 SATA hdd enclosure for 2.5/3.5 inch SATA HDD/SSD, External Hard Drive Case, Support Up to 16TB

by FIDECO
What We like

Excellent Heat Dissipation PerformanceBuilt-in Cooling Fan, turn on the fan switch, cooling fan will start to work and speed up heat dissipation for your drive, protect your hard drive from trouble caused by high temperatures, lengthen hard drive's life. This hdd enclosure case made with premium aluminium and plastic material, slim and durable

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Product Features

  • Easy To InstallPlug and play, hot-swappable, installation no need driver or software. Hard drive stand hold the hard drive and conserve desk space. The LED indicator light will turn red and be always on when the hdd working; the red indicator light will flash when the hdd read data
  • 5Gbps Supper SpeedRapid data transfer rates up to 5Gbps through USB 3.0 port with UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol), provides 70% faster transfer performance and 40% faster write speeds. Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1
  • Universal External SATA HDD Enclosure FIDECO hard drive enclosure supports SATA 2.5/3.5 inch drive. It turn 3.5''/2.5'' SATA hard drive or 2.5 '' solid state drive into an external hard drive for your PC and laptop for data transfer, support up to 16TB hard drive

5gbps supper speedrapid data transfer rates up to 5gbps through usb 3.0 port with uasp (usb attached scsi protocol), provides 70% faster transfer performance and 40% faster write speeds. backwards compatible with usb 2.0 and 1.1 Universal external sata hdd enclosure FIDECO hard drive enclosure supports sata 2.5/3.5 inch drive. it turn 3.5''/2.5'' sata hard drive or 2.5 '' solid state drive into an external hard drive for your pc and laptop for data transfer, support up to 16tb hard drive Easy to installplug and play, hot-swappable, installation no need driver or software. hard drive stand hold the hard drive and conserve desk space. the led indicator light will turn red and be always on when the hdd working; the red indicator light will flash when the hdd read data

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Yottamaster 20Gbps M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure with Cooling Fan Inside, USB3.2 GEN2X2 Aluminum Gaming M.2 Enclosure Adapter for 2230/2242/2260/2280 M.2 NVMe M-Key & B&M-Key SSD, Support Smart & Trim [MS4]

Yottamaster 20Gbps M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure with Cooling Fan Inside

USB3.2 GEN2X2 Aluminum Gaming M.2 Enclosure Adapter for 2230/2242/2260/2280 M.2 NVMe M-Key & B&M-Key SSD, Support Smart & Trim [MS4]

by Yottamaster
What We like

Cooler Than EverQuadruple cooling design - A turbo cooling fan is located under the unique Logo-shaped heat dissipation holes, which ensures that the waste heat is released into the ambient air. The venting holes on the both side optimized the ventilation system. The heat fins largely increase the effective heat dissipation area. The internal silicone pad continuously conducts heat to the shell. Make your SSD stay cool even in most intense games.

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Product Features

  • SSD and System CompatibilityThe USB3.2 type-C m.2 enclosure can support M-Key & B&M-Key 2230/2242/2260/2280 NVMe SSDs. Support up to 4TB. Compatible with Mac, Windows and Linux system. Plug and play, no driver needed, no extra power needed. You can monitor the working status of your SSD by the LED indicator light whenever.
  • USB3.2X2 Port - Up to 2000MB/s This 20Gbps m.2 nvme adapter adopt USB3.2 GEN2X2 protocol - test with Samsung 970 EVO working on the computer equipped with a USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 interface, the read/write speed is up to 2000/1980 MB/s. It's a great solution for faster game loading, responsiveness and saving times, or handling multi-stream video editing, VR/AR/MR environments, and extreme gaming.
  • Pay AttentionTo achieve the best performance, the USB3.2 20Gbps nvme enclosure must be connected to your device that equipped with USB3.2 GEN2X2 port. If the computer lacks such a USB3.2X2 port, it can usually be retrofitted using a PCIe expansion card. Warning! Thunderbolt 3 is not supported, you will only get 10Gbps speed if you connect TB3 port.

Ssd and system compatibilitythe usb3.2 type-c m.2 enclosure can support m-key & b&m-key 2230/2242/2260/2280 nvme ssds. support up to 4tb. compatible with mac, windows and linux system. plug and play, no driver needed, no extra power needed. you can monitor the working status of your ssd by the led indicator light whenever. Usb3.2x2 port - up to 2000mb/s this 20gbps m.2 nvme adapter adopt usb3.2 gen2x2 protocol - test with samsung 970 evo working on the computer equipped with a usb 3.2 gen 2x2 interface, the read/write speed is up to 2000/1980 mb/s. it's a great solution for faster game loading, responsiveness and saving times, or handling multi-stream video editing, vr/ar/mr environments, and extreme gaming. Pay attentionto achieve the best performance, the usb3.2 20gbps nvme enclosure must be connected to your device that equipped with usb3.2 gen2x2 port. if the computer lacks such a usb3.2x2 port, it can usually be retrofitted using a pcie expansion card. warning! thunderbolt 3 is not supported, you will only get 10gbps speed if you connect tb3 port.

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Inateck M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure with Fan, 10G Transmission Speed, M Key/B&M Key Supported, Aluminum Shell, Tool Free, Applicable Sizes 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280, FE2022

Inateck M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure with Fan

10G Transmission Speed, M Key/B&M Key Supported, Aluminum Shell, Tool Free, Applicable Sizes 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280, FE2022

by Inateck
What We like

What You Get: 1 x FE2022 Hard Drive Case, 1 x USB C to USB C Data Cable, 4 x Snap Settings, 1 x Silicone Heat Dissipation Chock 1 x Instruction Manual

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Product Features

  • NO TOOLS - No tools needed to mount your hard drive into the case, just plug and play!
  • Fast Data Transmission: Equipped with a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, the FE2022 has a theoretical transmission rate of 10Gbps. For the SSD that supports M.2 NVMe protocol, the data transfer rate can reach 900+ MB/s.
  • WIDE COMPATIBILITY - The hard drive case is widely compatible with M Key SSD and B&M Key M.2 NVMe. Compatible hard drive sizes include 2230, 2242, 2260 and 2280. Compatible with Windows 7/8/10, Mac OS and Linux No driver needed, hot swap can be done

Wide compatibility - the hard drive case is widely compatible with m key ssd and b&m key m.2 nvme. compatible hard drive sizes include 2230, 2242, 2260 and 2280. compatible with windows 7/8/10, mac os and linux no driver needed, hot swap can be done Fast data transmission: equipped with a usb 3.2 gen 2 type-c port, the fe2022 has a theoretical transmission rate of 10gbps. for the ssd that supports m.2 nvme protocol, the data transfer rate can reach 900+ mb/s. No tools - no tools needed to mount your hard drive into the case, just plug and play!

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ORICO 20Gbps M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure Adapter, USB3.2 Gen2 X2 Type-C to NVMe PCI-E M-Key Solid State Drive Built-in Fan Aluminum External Case for SSD Size 2230/2242/2260/2280(M2PVC3-G20, Grey)

ORICO 20Gbps M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure Adapter

USB3.2 Gen2 X2 Type-C to NVMe PCI-E M-Key Solid State Drive Built-in Fan Aluminum External Case for SSD Size 2230/2242/2260/2280(M2PVC3-G20, Grey)

by ORICO Technologies Co., Ltd
What We like

[Your ideal choice] The M.2 enclosure can be used to connect to PCs, laptops, smart TVs, smart routers, PS4 and other devices. The surface drawing process injects fashion vitality into the product, suitable for business people / DIY players / 4K video editing. Having 12 months of worry-free service and lifetime technical service support.

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Product Features

  • [20Gbps High Speed]M.2 NVMe SSD hard drive enclosure supports USB3.2 20Gbps rate to transfer data faster. External USB3.2 Gen2 X2 Type-C output interface supports front and back Plug.Equipped with two data cables (USB Type-C to Type-C, 0.15m & USB Type-A to Type-C, 0.15m), can be freely matched according to the purpose.Theoretically speed up to 2000MB/s.
  • [Applicable SSD] This M.2 SSD enclosure is compatible with M.2 NVMe M-Key (based on PCI-E) 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280. It does not support M.2 SATA-based SSD, M. 2 PCIe AHCI solid state drives,M.2 SSD from Mac, mSATA SSD and non-M.2 form factor SSDs. Fully compatible with Window / Mac / Linux multi-platform operating systems. Suitable storage is up to 2TB.
  • [Powerful function]Equipped with ORICO's latest USB3.2 Gen2 technology, which supports up to 20Gbps transmission bandwidth,uses PCIe 3.0 x4 interface with a theoretical bandwidth of 4GB/s, fully meets the bandwidth requirements of USB 3.2 20Gbps (2.5GB/s) and support NVMe.
  • [Good heat dissipation]With the upper aluminum and lower plastic design, the built-in cooling fan and double-sided cooling holes have excellent heat dissipation performance, so that the hard drive enclosure is in a cooler operating environment to achieve the best performance and extend the life of the SSD.

[applicable ssd] this m.2 ssd enclosure is compatible with m.2 nvme m-key (based on pci-e) 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280. it does not support m.2 sata-based ssd, m. 2 pcie ahci solid state drives,m.2 ssd from mac, msata ssd and non-m.2 form factor ssds. fully compatible with window / mac / linux multi-platform operating systems. suitable storage is up to 2tb. [powerful function]equipped with orico's latest usb3.2 gen2 technology, which supports up to 20gbps transmission bandwidth,uses pcie 3.0 x4 interface with a theoretical bandwidth of 4gb/s, fully meets the bandwidth requirements of usb 3.2 20gbps (2.5gb/s) and support nvme. [good heat dissipation]with the upper aluminum and lower plastic design, the built-in cooling fan and double-sided cooling holes have excellent heat dissipation performance, so that the hard drive enclosure is in a cooler operating environment to achieve the best performance and extend the life of the ssd. [20gbps high speed]m.2 nvme ssd hard drive enclosure supports usb3.2 20gbps rate to transfer data faster. external usb3.2 gen2 x2 type-c output interface supports front and back plug.equipped with two data cables (usb type-c to type-c, 0.15m & usb type-a to type-c, 0.15m), can be freely matched according to the purpose.theoretically speed up to 2000mb/s.

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ICY BOX M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure with Gaming and Fan and Innovative Heatsink Design with USB 3.1 Gen 2 Transfer Speed for Connecting to Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 Ports

ICY BOX M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure with Gaming and Fan and Innovative Heatsink Design with USB 3.1 Gen 2 Transfer Speed for Connecting to Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 Ports

by Raidsonic
What We like

Maximum Protection: High quality material is a ultimate bodyguard for your hard drive.

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Product Features

  • Bundled with silicone thermal pad for better cooling down during high speed transfer
  • Ultra fast 10Gbps USB 3.1 transfer speed, widely compatible with M.2 NVMe SSD in M Key spec and size of 2280, 2260, 2242, 2230
  • Supports Hot-swapping, plug and play function, instant connection when plugged to PC.

Supports hot-swapping, plug and play function, instant connection when plugged to pc. Ultra fast 10gbps usb 3.1 transfer speed, widely compatible with m.2 nvme ssd in m key spec and size of 2280, 2260, 2242, 2230 Bundled with silicone thermal pad for better cooling down during high speed transfer

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ORICO 2Bay Hard Drive Enclosure USB3.0 to SATA 3.5inch Enclosure Magnetic Tool-Free External HDD SSD Enclosure Storage Case Built-in Fan for Data Backup, NAS Expansion Up to 36TB(2x16) - DS200U3

ORICO 2Bay Hard Drive Enclosure USB3.0 to SATA 3.5inch Enclosure Magnetic Tool-Free External HDD SSD Enclosure Storage Case Built-in Fan for Data Backup, NAS Expansion Up to 36TB(2x16)

DS200U3

by ORICO Technology Co.,Ltd
What We like

Tool-Free Installation -- The orico external hdd enclosure 3.5 designed with magnetic chips on the cover, no screws and tools needed to helps you easily install the hard drives in 3 seconds to saving your time and improving your working efficiency.

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Product Features

  • Built-in double ball bearing fan -- A built-in 60mm double ball bearing fan which has good performance on high rotating speed and long service life, the 2 bay drive enclosure with design of large-area honeycomb holes in the rear panel can helps the heat dissipation.
  • Multi-protection -- Anti-over voltage, over-current, overheat, short-circuit, leakage and other multiple protection designs to ensure the security of data transmission of the usb3 external drive enclosure. Compatible with Supports Windows XP / Vista / 7/8, Mac OS X 10.2 and higher & Linux.
  • Super-Speed Transmission -- Multi bay hard disk external enclosure, internal SATA, with 2.5 inch and 3.5 inch SATA HDD / SSD connect USB 3.0 high-speed and adopted with JMS561U master control chip, the 5 bay 3.5 sata hdd enclosure with the speed transmission reaches up to 5Gbps, about 20% faster than the traditional USB2.0.
  • Up to 36TB Large Capacity -- The usb 3.5 external enclosure can support all 3.5 inch SATA hard disks and up to 36TB for every single 16TB storage disk, convenient for enterprise data backup and exchange, also a good tools for the nas expansion.

Super-speed transmission -- multi bay hard disk external enclosure, internal sata, with 2.5 inch and 3.5 inch sata hdd / ssd connect usb 3.0 high-speed and adopted with jms561u master control chip, the 5 bay 3.5 sata hdd enclosure with the speed transmission reaches up to 5gbps, about 20% faster than the traditional usb2.0. Built-in double ball bearing fan -- a built-in 60mm double ball bearing fan which has good performance on high rotating speed and long service life, the 2 bay drive enclosure with design of large-area honeycomb holes in the rear panel can helps the heat dissipation. Multi-protection -- anti-over voltage, over-current, overheat, short-circuit, leakage and other multiple protection designs to ensure the security of data transmission of the usb3 external drive enclosure. compatible with supports windows xp / vista / 7/8, mac os x 10.2 and higher & linux. Up to 36tb large capacity -- the usb 3.5 external enclosure can support all 3.5 inch sata hard disks and up to 36tb for every single 16tb storage disk, convenient for enterprise data backup and exchange, also a good tools for the nas expansion.

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Sabrent USB 3.0 4 Bay 2.5” Hard Drive/SSD Docking Station with Fan (DS-4SSD)

Sabrent USB 3.0 4 Bay 2.5” Hard Drive/SSD Docking Station with Fan (DS-4SSD)

by Sabrent
What We like

LED indicator for power and HDD access

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Product Features

  • Tool-free installation
  • Transfer speeds up to 5Gbps
  • Read and write four hard drives simultaneously.

Transfer speeds up to 5gbps Read and write four hard drives simultaneously. Tool-free installation

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StarTech.com USB 3.1 Gen 2 External Hard Drive Enclosure for 3.5” SATA Drives - Fan-less UASP Enhanced Single Drive Enclosure (S351BU313)

StarTech.com USB 3.1 Gen 2 External Hard Drive Enclosure for 3.5” SATA Drives

Fan-less UASP Enhanced Single Drive Enclosure (S351BU313)

by STARTECH.COM
What We like

STYLISH DESIGN: The HDD enclosure for 3.5 SATA drives is made of durable aluminum with a fan-less design that ensures quiet operation. It comes with a vertical stand that occupies minimal space.

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Product Features

  • INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY: The 3.5" SATA external hard drive enclosure lets you leverage the high performance of the latest SSHDs and hard drives, while alleviating bottlenecks in your data transfers.
  • MAXIMUM COMPATIBILITY: This fan-less hard drive enclosure comes with a USB A-to-B cable, providing backward compatibility with existing USB ports or hardware. It also provides UASP support.
  • FASTER SPEEDS: The USB 3.1 Gen 2 external hard drive enclosure gives you greater bandwidth and speed with file transfer rates of up to 10 Gbps
  • twice the speed of USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1) technology.

Faster speeds: the usb 3.1 gen 2 external hard drive enclosure gives you greater bandwidth and speed with file transfer rates of up to 10 gbps Increased productivity: the 3.5" sata external hard drive enclosure lets you leverage the high performance of the latest sshds and hard drives, while alleviating bottlenecks in your data transfers. Twice the speed of usb 3.0 (usb 3.1 gen 1) technology. Maximum compatibility: this fan-less hard drive enclosure comes with a usb a-to-b cable, providing backward compatibility with existing usb ports or hardware. it also provides uasp support.

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