External hard drive enclosure with USB-C for 3,5 and 2,5 inch hard drives

External hard drive enclosures with USB-C for 3,5 and 2,5 inch hard drives are particularly well suited to external use of an HDD or SSD that would otherwise be built into the housing of a computer. By connecting via USB-C or Thunderbolt 3, not only is data exchanged faster, but also compatibility with the Apple MacBook Pro late 2016 as well as with other modern computers and laptops.

External hard drive enclosure USB Type C 3.1 2,5 or 3,5 inch
External hard drive enclosures with USB-C for 3,5 and 2,5 inch hard drives are available from various brands and manufacturers. You can find bestsellers here.

Why USB-C?

USB-C or Thunderbolt 3, as Apple calls it, has many advantages for fast data exchange and for powering external hard drives. With Thunderbolt 3, among other things, data rates of up to 40 Gbit / s are possible! However, since most hard drives and hard drive housings are safely recognized and operated as third-party devices for USB-C 3.1, a maximum rate of 10 GBit / s is preferable. You can find out what Thunderbolt 3 or USB Type C 3.1 can do here in the blog in the extensive article Thunderbolt 3: Apple interface for USB C, video, data, power and all kinds of gadgets.

External hard drive enclosures with USB Type C 3.1

Not only that MacBook Pro late 2016, but also upcoming Apple devices in 2017 and 2018 as well as PCs, laptops and notebooks with Windows are increasingly being equipped with USB Type C. Sooner or later, this interface standard will replace the previous connections.

So if you want to arm yourself for the future and want to install and use hard drives externally in a housing, then external hard drive housings with USB-C are exactly the right thing for you. These are available for 2,5 inch models as well as for 3,5 inch hard drives - HDD and SSD. The good thing about the small versions: 2,5 inch hard drives do not need an additional power supply.

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Best seller: USB-C hard drive enclosure 2,5 inch

Here I have picked out the bestsellers in the field of USB-C hard drive enclosures for 2,5 inch hard drives. The list updates itself automatically. So if you can't find the right one for you today, check back in the future;)

# Preview Products Rating Price
1 UGREEN hard drive enclosure 2,5 inch USB C 3.2 Gen 2 to SATA III up to 6 Gbps External enclosure... UGREEN hard drive enclosure 2,5 inch USB C 3.2 Gen 2 to SATA III up to 6 Gbps External enclosure... Currently no reviews 19,99 EUR 14,77 EURAmazon Prime
2 BENFEI Hard Drive Enclosure 2,5 Inch, USB C 3.2 Gen 2 / USB Type-A to SATA III up to 6 Gbps External... BENFEI hard drive enclosure 2,5 inch, USB C 3.2 Gen 2 / USB Type-A to SATA III up to 6 Gbps... Currently no reviews 9,99 EUR 8,49 EURAmazon Prime
3 Hard disk enclosure 2,5 inch, ORICO 6Gbps USB C 3.1 Gen 1 hard disk enclosure for 9.5mm 7mm 2.5... Hard disk enclosure 2,5 inch, ORICO 6Gbps USB C 3.1 Gen 1 hard disk enclosure for 9.5mm 7mm 2.5... Currently no reviews 9,99 EURAmazon Prime
4 UGREEN 2 5 inch hard drive enclosure USB C 3.1 Gen 2 to SATA III up to 6Gbps Enclosure for 2,5 inch... UGREEN 2 5 inch hard drive enclosure USB C 3.1 Gen 2 to SATA III up to 6Gbps enclosure for 2,5... Currently no reviews 19,99 EURAmazon Prime
5 POSUGEAR Hard Drive Enclosure 2,5 Inch, 6Gbps USB C 3.1 Gen 2 External Hard Drive Enclosure for... POSUGEAR Hard Drive Enclosure 2,5 Inch, 6Gbps USB C 3.1 Gen 2 External Hard Drive Enclosure for... Currently no reviews 10,99 EURAmazon Prime
6 SSK Aluminum 2,5 Inch Hard Drive Enclosure USB C 3.1/3.2 Gen2 6 Gbit/s External HDD Caddy Adapter... SSK Aluminum 2,5 Inch Hard Drive Enclosure USB C 3.1/3.2 Gen2 6 Gbit/s External HDD Caddy Adapter... Currently no reviews 16,99 EURAmazon Prime
7 iDsonix 2,5 inch hard disk enclosure 6Gbps USB C 3.1 hard disk enclosure for 7mm/9.5mm SATA III SSD... iDsonix 2,5 inch hard disk enclosure 6Gbps USB C 3.1 hard disk enclosure for 7mm/9.5mm SATA III... Currently no reviews 7,59 EURAmazon Prime
8 POSUGEAR Hard Drive Enclosure 2,5 Inch, 6Gbps USB C 3.1 Gen 2 External Hard Drive Enclosure for... POSUGEAR Hard Drive Enclosure 2,5 Inch, 6Gbps USB C 3.1 Gen 2 External Hard Drive Enclosure for... 5.161 reviews 10,99 EURAmazon Prime
9 ORICO hard drive enclosure 2,5 inch USB C, 5Gbps tool-free external hard drive enclosure for... ORICO hard drive enclosure 2,5 inch USB C, 5Gbps tool-free external hard drive enclosure for... Currently no reviews 7,99 EURAmazon Prime
10 ElecGear USB C 3.1 Gen2 external hard drive enclosure for 2,5 inch hard drives from 7mm to 15mm,... ElecGear USB C 3.1 Gen2 external hard drive enclosure for 2,5 inch hard drives from 7mm to 15mm,... Currently no reviews 24,96 EURAmazon Prime

Bestseller: USB Type C enclosure for 3,5 inch hard drives

There isn't that much choice for the larger hard drives. The trend is towards small, mobile devices that don't need an additional power supply anyway. So here are just five products that Amazon is proposing as bestsellers. If there are other products among them, it is because there are not enough choices for five ads. (2,5 inches is just cooler ...)

Good SSD hard drives with a size of 2,5 inches

If you are not only looking for the right case, but also for a good or very good SSD hard drive for external use, then take a look at this overview. Again, it is a self-updating list - so you can always see the current bestsellers, which are not only bought often, but are also rated good or very good.

# Preview Products Rating Price
1 Intenso Internal 2,5" SSD SATA III High, 240GB, 520MB/Second, Black, Solid State Drive Intenso Internal 2,5" SSD SATA III High, 240GB, 520MB/Second, Black, Solid State Drive Currently no reviews 19,29 EUR 18,79 EURAmazon Prime
2 Intenso Internal 2,5' SSD SATA III Performance, 250GB, 550MB/Seconds, Solid State Drive Black Intenso Internal 2,5" SSD SATA III Performance, 250 GB, 550 MB/seconds, Solid State Drive Black Currently no reviews 19,99 EURAmazon Prime
3 Samsung 870 EVO SATA III 2,5 inch SSD, 500 GB, 560 MB/s read, 530 MB/s write, internal SSD,... Samsung 870 EVO SATA III 2,5 inch SSD, 500 GB, 560 MB/s read, 530 MB/s write, internal SSD,... Currently no reviews 59,99 EURAmazon Prime
4 Verbatim Vi550 S3 SSD, internal SSD drive with 512 GB of data storage, solid state drive with 2,5''... Verbatim Vi550 S3 SSD, internal SSD drive with 512 GB of data storage, solid state drive with... Currently no reviews 33,90 EUR 31,90 EURAmazon Prime
5 Kingston A400 SSD Internal SSD 2.5' SATA Rev 3.0, 480GB - SA400S37/480G, Solid State Drive Kingston A400 SSD Internal SSD 2.5" SATA Rev 3.0, 480GB - SA400S37/480G, Solid State Drive Currently no reviews 49,99 EUR 35,50 EURAmazon Prime
6 Crucial MX500 500GB 3D NAND SATA 2,5 Inch Internal SSD, Up to 560MB/s - CT500MX500SSD1 Crucial MX500 500GB 3D NAND SATA 2,5 Inch Internal SSD, Up to 560MB/s - CT500MX500SSD1 Currently no reviews 67,99 EUR 51,90 EURAmazon Prime
7 SanDisk SSD Plus internal SSD hard drive 240 GB (faster startup, shutdown and loading,... SanDisk SSD Plus internal SSD hard drive 240 GB (faster startup, shutdown and loading,... Currently no reviews 41,99 EUR 32,99 EURAmazon Prime
8 Crucial BX500 SATA SSD 2TB, 2,5' internal SSD hard drive, up to 540MB/s, 2TB SSD compatible with... Crucial BX500 SATA SSD 2TB, 2,5" internal SSD hard drive, up to 540MB/s, 2TB SSD compatible with... Currently no reviews 124,99 EURAmazon Prime
9 Silicon Power SSD 512GB 3D NAND A55 SLC Cache Performance Boost 2,5 inch SATA III 7mm (0,28')... Silicon Power SSD 512GB 3D NAND A55 SLC Cache Performance Boost 2,5 inch SATA III 7mm (0,28")... Currently no reviews 32,99 EURAmazon Prime
10 Vansuny Internal SSD 256GB 2.5 inch SATA III 6 Gb/s SSD internal 256GB 3D TLC NAND technology for... Vansuny Internal SSD 256GB 2.5 inch SATA III 6 Gb/s SSD internal 256GB 3D TLC NAND technology for... Currently no reviews 19,99 EURAmazon Prime

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3 comments on “External hard drive enclosures with USB-C for 3,5 and 2,5 inch hard drives”

  1. Hallo,

    I'm looking for an external hard drive enclosure for my old Mac Book Pro hard drive.
    According to the packaging, there is a 250GB Serial Ata hard drive in my Mac Book Pro.

    How can I find out whether it is 2,5 "or 3,5" and which connections must the external hard drive housing have?
    Often the descriptions of the external hard drives also include the information 9,5mm or 12,5mm.
    How can I find out the dimensions of my hard drive?

    gruß

    Paul

    1. Hello Paul! In the MacBook models, only 2,5 inch hard drives have ever been installed. These hard drive sizes are used because of the lower power consumption and the smaller space requirement for mobile devices. You don't have to worry about the overall height. The 2,5-inch panels actually only have 7mm and 9,5mm. I think the 12,5 mm can only be found on the 3,5 inch hard drives. That means, this case from Inatek should fit your case:
      https://amzn.to/2E8KI9G
      If your new Mac is one with USB-C sockets, you will also need an adapter. I would recommend this cable adapter from Amazon Basics:
      https://amzn.to/2yqMOLZ
      So you should actually have everything to use the old hard drive on the new Mac. If you have any further questions, I'll be happy to help.
      Greetings!

  2. 12,5 mm height is also available for 2,5″ hard drives and I am currently looking for a suitable housing with USB-C. Turns out to be really difficult.

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