Building an external HD with a SSD question!

The last I checked, USB 3 external SSD HDs were expensive and newegg only lists two. The ASUS motherboard that I used in this PC I built has a USB 3 boost feature for speeding up data transfer rates (yes case has USB 3 ports). Also the PC's lone HD is a SSD. Couldn't I purchase a SSD and an external enclosure featuring SATA III and USB 3 (they are around $25 at newegg) and make one or am I missing something? This would be used for imaging weekly or whatever. Thank you!
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  1. Though the interface might work on USB3 I dont know of an enclosure that can actually acheive SSD speeds. The best I have personally seen is about 290mb/s which is not bad but still a far cry from 500+ some of these drives can hit.

    If you find an enclosure that does the job be sure to come back and post a link or review of it. I'm sure I cant be the only one interested.
  2. popatim said:
    Though the interface might work on USB3 I dont know of an enclosure that can actually acheive SSD speeds. The best I have personally seen is about 290mb/s which is not bad but still a far cry from 500+ some of these drives can hit.

    If you find an enclosure that does the job be sure to come back and post a link or review of it. I'm sure I cant be the only one interested.

    So when I drill down (SATA III) at newegg I end up here but can't confirm speeds.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007705%20600006255%20600079351&IsNodeId=1&name=SATA%20I%2fII%2fIII
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