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Our rating list of TOP best raid 5 enclosure is based on the most important factors. We took into account such things as the price, build quality, materials, average user score, and many other characteristics of every raid 5 enclosure from the list. Nevertheless, we recommend you to make your own research to make sure that you will buy the most suitable product for you.

Want to know, how we have made our list of the best raid 5 enclosure? We took into account many aspects (such as the price, materials, user score, and many others) and compared raid 5 enclosure to find ones with the highest quality. Let us know if you think that anything is missing, and we may reconsider this list of the best raid 5 enclosure.

Our Pick: Top 10 Raid 5 Enclosure of 2018

Rating Image Name and Features Details
4.8
TerraMaster D5-300 USB3.0 1. TerraMaster D5-300 USB3.0
Compatible with various hard drives including 3.5″ sata hard drives, 2.5″ sata hard drives and ssd.
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4.5
Mediasonic Proraid Hfr7-su3s2 4 Bay 3.5 Sata Hard Drive Enclosure 2. Mediasonic Proraid Hfr7-su3s2 4 Bay 3.5 Sata Hard Drive Enclosure (Most User-Friendly)
Support 3.5″ sata i / ii / iii hard disk drive up to 10tb per drive, support hard drive transfer rate up to sata iii speed.
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4.3
Mediasonic Hfr2-su3s2 Proraid 4 Bay 3.5 Sata Hard Drive Enclosure 3. Mediasonic Hfr2-su3s2 Proraid 4 Bay 3.5 Sata Hard Drive Enclosure (Best Versatility Features)
One button raid control support single drive mode, raid 0 (spanning) jbod, raid 0 (stripping), raid 1 (mirroring), raid 3 (stripped set with dedicated parity), raid 5 (stripped set with distributed parity), raid 10 (mirroring + striping).
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4.3
Terramaster D5 Thunderbolt 3 Professional-grade 5-bay External Hard Drive Enclosure 4. Terramaster D5 Thunderbolt 3 Professional-grade 5-bay External Hard Drive Enclosure (Most Stylish)
Two 40gbps thunderbolt 3 interfaces, transfer speeds up to 1035mb/s.
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4.0
Sisun Tool Free Aluminum Usb 3.0 5 Bay 3.5 Inch Sata Hard Drive Enclosure 5. Sisun Tool Free Aluminum Usb 3.0 5 Bay 3.5 Inch Sata Hard Drive Enclosure
Super speed usb3.0 5gbps connection transfer your files in a breeze.
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3.5
ICY DOCK FatCage MB155SP-B 5 Bay EZ-Tray 3.5 SATA Hard Drive Hot-Swap Backplane Cage in 3 x 5.25 Bay 6. ICY DOCK FatCage MB155SP-B 5 Bay EZ-Tray 3.5 SATA Hard Drive Hot-Swap Backplane Cage in 3 x 5.25 Bay
Fits five 3.5″ sata i / ii / iii (sata 6gbps) hard drives in three 5.25″ device bay & fully supports sata hot-swap function.
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3.3
Vantec Nexstar Gx Usb 3.0 Dual 2.5 Sata Ssd Hdd Raid Enclosure 7. Vantec Nexstar Gx Usb 3.0 Dual 2.5 Sata Ssd Hdd Raid Enclosure (Excellent Warranty Policies)
Usb 3.0 at super speed up to 5gbps.
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3.3
Mediasonic Proraid H8r2-su3s2 8 Bay 3.5 Sata Hard Drive External Hard Drive Enclosure 8. Mediasonic Proraid H8r2-su3s2 8 Bay 3.5 Sata Hard Drive External Hard Drive Enclosure (Best Eco-Friendly)
Switch usb 3.0 or esata interface by pressing one button.
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3.0
OWC Data Doubler 9. OWC Data Doubler
Sata / sata 3g / sata 6g interface 2.5″ drive or ssd (solid state drive) of up to 9.5mm (super slim) height.
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3.0
Mediasonic H8r2-su3s2 Proraid 8 Bay 3.5-inch Hard Drive Enclosure 10. Mediasonic H8r2-su3s2 Proraid 8 Bay 3.5-inch Hard Drive Enclosure
Supports all brands of 3.5″ sata i / ii / iii hard disk drive up to 10tb per drive up to 8 x 10tb.
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№ 1. TerraMaster D5-300 USB3.0 (5gbps) Type C 5-bay External Hard Drive Enclosure Support Raid 5 Hard Disk Raid Storage (diskless)
 

Style
4/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.8
TerraMaster D5-300-US 8.9 x 8.9 x 5.3 inches 7.49 pounds
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Great for video editing, photo backup, storage of r&d technical documents, archival backup, music libraries, financial records, storage of video surveillance recordings and corporate data storage. Featuring an aluminum-alloy shell and low-noise fans, d5-300 is extremely solid and reliable with good heat dissipation capabilities and low noise production. It has passed multiple certifications, including fcc, ce, ul, gs and rohs. D5-300 can support five sata hard drives, is compatible with 12tb 3.5 inch sata hard drive, and has a total storage capacity up to 48tb ( in raid 5). (note: users need to purchase their own hard drives. ) d5-300 is equipped with brand new usb type-c high-speed interface and compatible with mac and windows computers. Compatible with various hard drives including 3.5″ sata hard drives.2.5″ sata hard drives and ssd. The product might not be able to detect the newly installed hard drives that had been used on other devices before. For the security of the data, please format the hard drives on the d5-300 before use.

Real super speed with usb3.0 (5gbps) transport protocol. D5-300 adopts usb3.0 (5gbps) superspeed protocol. The speed is up to 235mb/s (read, max), and 210mb/s (write, max) with sshd. Raid 5 is recommended as the best option for d5-300, which balances between data security and storage capacity. Please use hard drives in the same brand, model and capacity to build raid. Raid 5 in five hard drives guarantees the best performance. D5-300 comes with terramaster official software raid manager for building raid and checking hdd info. Please do not use 3rd party softwares.

 

 
Top Pros
Raid 5 is recommended as
Real super speed
Various applications
Top Cons
It does not have any disadvantages.
 

How to receive a refund for a raid 5 enclosure?

You can contact a customer support agent of marketplace and ask about a refund for your raid 5 enclosure. If you received a broken or wrong raid 5 enclosure, you should not have any problems with getting a replacement or refund. To avoid such situations, we recommend you to thoroughly read the description of a raid 5 enclosure before making a purchase.

 

 
№ 2. Mediasonic Proraid Hfr7-su3s2 4 Bay 3.5 Sata Hard Drive Enclosure Usb 3.0 and Esata Certified Refurbished
 

Style
5/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Durability
3/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
Mediasonic HFR7-SU3S2-CR 8.9 x 6.8 x 5 inches 6 pounds
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This certified refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, a 180-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box. Only select sellers who maintain a high performance bar may offer certified refurbished product on amazon. Smart fan with built-in thermal-sensor, auto & manual modes, and 3 speed levels. Transfer rate up to 5.0gbps via usb 3.0, up to 3.0gbps via esata. One button raid control support single drive mode, raid 0 (spanning) jbod, raid 0 (stripping), raid 1 (mirroring), raid 3 (stripped set with dedicated parity), raid 5 (stripped set with distributed parity), raid 10 (mirroring + striping).

Support 3.5″ sata i / ii / iii hard disk drive up to 10tb per drive, support hard drive transfer rate up to sata iii speed. Hardware raid controller is built-in on board with one-button control.

 

 
Top Pros
This certified refurbished product is tested
One button raid control support single drive mode
Transfer rate up
Support 3.5″ sata i / ii / iii hard disk drive up
Top Cons
The built quality is terrible.
 

 

 
 

Style
5/5
 

Materials
4/5
 

Durability
4/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
Mediasonic HFR2-SU3S2 5 x 6.5 x 8.5 inches 5.75 pounds
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Transfer rate up to 5.0gbps via usb 3.0, up to 3.0gbps via esata. Compatible with mac osx 10.8 or later and windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7. Support 3.5″ sata i / ii / iii hard disk drive up to 10tb per drive, support hard drive transfer rate up to sata iii speed. Hardware raid controller built-in on board with one-button control. Smart fan with built-in thermal-sensor, auto & manual modes, and 3 speed levels. One button raid control support single drive mode, raid 0 (spanning) jbod, raid 0 (stripping), raid 1 (mirroring), raid 3 (stripped set with dedicated parity), raid 5 (stripped set with distributed parity), raid 10 (mirroring + striping).

 

 
Top Pros
Transfer rate up
Support 3.5″ sata i / ii / iii hard disk drive up
One button raid control support single drive mode
Top Cons
Not suitable for short people due to the enormous size.
 

 

 
№ 4. Terramaster D5 Thunderbolt 3 Professional-grade 5-bay External Hard Drive Enclosure Raid 0 Raid1 Raid5 Raid10 Jbod Hard Disk Raid Storage (diskless)
 

Style
4/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Durability
4/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
TerraMaster D5-330 9 x 8.9 x 5.5 inches 8.25 pounds
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Capitalising on the thunderbolt 3 and dp interfaces, the d5 thunderbolt 3 supports multi-screen display with up to 3 screens. Daisy-chain up to 6 devices; support up to 60tb storage capacity (12tb x 5, in raid 0); multiple hardware raid: raid0, raid1, raid5, raid10, jbod. Ideal thunderbolt 3 storage solution for professionals especially those with strict speed and safety requirements, including 4k video editing. Two 40gbps thunderbolt 3 interfaces, transfer speeds up to 1035mb/s. Power delivery provides up to 15w of power to recharge compatible laptops. Aluminum-alloy shell.2.80mm fans ensure great heat dispersion.

 

 
Top Pros
Ideal thunderbolt 3 storage solution
Daisy-chain up
Power delivery provides up
Two 40gbps thunderbolt 3 interfaces
Capitalising on
Top Cons
May be uncomfortable for people with excessive weight.
 

Should I overpay for a raid 5 enclosure with a lifetime warranty?

Raid 5 Enclosure manufacturers offer all kinds of guarantee plans for any taste. The cheapest models usually come without any warranty. Decent raid 5 enclosure with the average price have a one-year or two-year long protection. Finally, the most expensive products are offered with the lifetime warranty. We believe that the five-year warranty is more than enough for any raid 5 enclosure. You can consider buying good raid 5 enclosure with a lifetime warranty, but such models are usually overpriced.

 

 
№ 5. Sisun Tool Free Aluminum Usb 3.0 5 Bay 3.5 Inch Sata Hard Drive Enclosure Support 5x 8tb Drive (usb 3.0 5 Bay Hard Drive Enclosure-black)
 

Style
4/5
 

Materials
3/5
 

Durability
4/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
Sisun LYSB01FGZDJPQ-ELECTRNCS 7.55 pounds
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Equip 2 ports of usb 3.0 hub for external hard drive, card readers and other usb devices. Independent control switch for each drive allows drives to be powered off individually. Dissipates heat efficiently with aluminum housing & quiet fan. Super speed usb3.0 5gbps connection transfer your files in a breeze. Supports sata i/ii/iii(6gb/s), uasp and usb 3.0(5gb/s). Activity led indicator shows power and disk access status. 5 bay enclosure fit 5x 3.5inch sata hard drive up to 5x 10tb. (not support raid and nas function). Tool free design mounts drives without tools and screws in seconds, protect your drive with hdd care lock.

 

 
Top Pros
Tool free design mounts drives without tools
Equip 2 ports
5 bay enclosure fit 5x 3.5inch sata hard drive up
Independent control switch
Top Cons
It is easy to damage.
 

 

 
 

Style
5/5
 

Materials
3/5
 

Durability
2/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.5
ICY DOCK MB155SP-B 5.8 x 7.9 x 4.9 inches 4.2 pounds
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Compact and space saving to fit multiple drives. Large 92mm cooling fan with full metal body for excellent heat dissipation for the most intense applications. Fits five 3.5″ sata i / ii / iii (sata 6gbps) hard drives in three 5.25″ device bay & fully supports sata hot-swap function. Interchangeable ez-tray tray design for internal drive security, exchangeability, expandability and maintenance capabilities. Compatible with datacage classic mb45x, icybento mb559 & icycube mb561 series.

 

 
Top Pros
Large 92mm cooling fan
Interchangeable ez-tray tray design
5 in 3 raid backplane module
Fits five 3.5″ sata i / ii / iii
Top Cons
Requires professional maintenance.
It is too easy to scratch.
 

 

 
 

Style
5/5
 

Materials
2/5
 

Durability
3/5
 

Value
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.3
Vantec NST-272S3-BK 5.1 x 3.1 x 1 inches 10.6 ounces
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Support dual 2.5″ sata i/ii/iii ssd/hdd/sdhd (hard drive not included). Support sataiii at 6gbps; capacity support over 2tb per drive, ; usb micro-b connector for additional power; led for power on/standby/activities/raid configuration. Perfect for ssd for ultra fast speed. Usb 3.0 at super speed up to 5gbps; support jbod(individual)/raid 0/raid 1; auto raid 1 rebuild; support uasp. Aluminum housing with front vents for maximum heat dissipation; power input with dc 5v/2a adapter; support 7/8.1/10, mac os x 10.6 or above, linux ubuntu 10.4(kernel 2.6.38) or above.

 

 
Top Pros
Support sataiii at 6gbps
Support dual 2.5″ sata i/ii/iii ssd/hdd/sdhd
Aluminum housing
Usb 3.0 at super speed up
Top Cons
The material is not flexible, so it is easy to break.
 

 

 
 

Style
3/5
 

Materials
3/5
 

Durability
3/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.3
Mediasonic H8R2-SU3S2 10 x 6.5 x 14 inches 14 pounds
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Smart fan comes with auto and manual modes, and three levels of speed for best convention. Power off in synchronization with pc. Supports all brands of 3.5″ sata i/ii/iii hard disk drive up to 10tb per drive up to 8 x 10tb. Support hard drive transfer rate up to sata iii. Raid support: raid 0 (spanning) jbod, raid 0, raid 50.2 x raid 0 (spanning) jbod.2 x raid 5 (striped set with distributed parity).2 x raid 10 (mirroring + striping). Switch usb 3.0 or esata interface by pressing one button; transfer rate of up to 5.0gbps via usb 3.0, up to 3.0gbps via esata. Esata interface requires port multiplier w/fis-based switching on main computer to enable access to multiple hdds simultaneously.

 

 
Top Pros
Switch usb 3.0 or esata interface by pressing one button
Smart fan comes
Supports all brands
Raid support
Top Cons
The design is rather boring.
 

 

 
№ 9. OWC Data Doubler, Optical to Sata Hd Converter Bracket Solution for Mac Laptops
 

Style
2/5
 

Materials
3/5
 

Durability
3/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.0
OWC FBA_OWCDDAMBS0GB 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.3 inches 8 ounces
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Optical to sata drive converter bracket solution. Supports: sata / sata 3g / sata 6g interface 2.5″ drive or ssd (solid state drive) of up to 9.5mm (super slim) height. Includes: owc data doubler bracket, interposer board, screws (3 x phillips 00.2 x phillips 1), owc 5 piece toolkit. Dimensions: 5″(d) x 5″(w) x 03″(h) (12.7 x 12.7 x 7.6mm). Manufacturer warranty may not apply.

 

 
Top Pros
1 year owc limited warranty
Manufacturer warranty may not apply
Top Cons
Professionals will not find it useful.
 

 

 
№ 10. Mediasonic H8r2-su3s2 Proraid 8 Bay 3.5-inch Hard Drive Enclosure Usb 3.0 and Esata Certified Refurbished
 

Style
2/5
 

Materials
2/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Value
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.0
Mediasonic H8R2-SU3S2-CR 13.9 x 6.1 x 10 inches 22.1 pounds
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Smart fan function with built-in thermal sensor support auto & manual mode with 3 level of fan speed. Power off in synchronization with pc. This certified refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, a 180-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box. Only select sellers who maintain a high-performance bar may offer certified refurbished product on amazon. The product may be packed in white box or original color box in like-new condition. Hardware embedded raid controller built onboard.

Switch usb 3.0 or esata interface by pressing one button; transfer rate of up to 5.0gbps via usb 3.0, up to 3.0gbps via esata. Supports all brands of 3.5″ sata i / ii / iii hard disk drive up to 10tb per drive up to 8 x 10tb. Support hard drive transfer rate up to 6.0gbps.

 

 
Top Pros
Switch usb 3.0 or esata interface by pressing one button
Smart fan function
This certified refurbished product is tested
Hardware embedded raid controller built onboard
Supports all brands
Top Cons
It gets dirty very fast.
 

For how long does the warranty period lasts for a good raid 5 enclosure?

Usually, the two-year long warranty period is more than enough for a good raid 5 enclosure. Even the best raid 5 enclosure lose their quality with time. We think that replacing them with a new product is much better than paying extra money for the lifetime warranty.

How expensive a new raid 5 enclosure should be?

Decent raid 5 enclosure are rarely cheap. Remember, that there ain't no such thing as a free lunch. A good raid 5 enclosure will serve you a lot of time and it is better to not save money on it. Spend more, but get the best raid 5 enclosure to enjoy your purchase and have no regrets afterwards.

What is the determining factor that I should consider when choosing the best raid 5 enclosure?

People who are buying the very first raid 5 enclosure in their life and do not have enough experience should carefully read user reviews. Many buyers from marketplace leave their impressions about various products, including raid 5 enclosure. Thanks to the reviews, you will be able to see all the nuances of any raid 5 enclosure on the marketplace and find a raid 5 enclosure with the best materials and price.

What happens if I get a wrong item instead of the chosen raid 5 enclosure?

Receiving your money back or replacing the wrong item is very simple. Do not be afraid to buy raid 5 enclosure from this marketplace — most of its users never had any problems with the website. The support team of marketplace is very friendly towards the clients, so you will not lose your money even if something wrong happens with your order.

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