Good HDD Enclosure Tags: Western Digital Hard Drives Enclosure Storage Last response: December 25, 2012 11:50 PM in Storage Share keyguard December 24, 2012 12:31:15 AM Hi....I'm looking for a good HDD enclosure for my 2 TB WD Caviar Black....I'm looking for one having these features : - 3,5" SATA to USB 3.0 - have fan - capable of reading SMART attributes - available in Asia especially Indonesia plus does anyone know whether Rosewill RX-358 U3B is capable of reading SMART or not ? Please help me.....thanks More about : good hdd enclosure | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to keyguard Register or log in to remove phil22 December 24, 2012 11:16:35 AM No enclosure can read a drive's SMART data. Reading such data is a function of drive diagnostic software, not the enclosure it's in. So you can scrub that requirement off your list of must have features because that feature doesn't exist. | Report abuse Reply to phil22 keyguard December 25, 2012 11:50:43 PM I know about the software....example being hdtune or victoria or hdsentinel... What i mean is that to read SMART attribute requires some hardware (USB-ATA bridge chip if i'm not mistaken) Some enclosure support it (ex wd my passport usb 3.0) some don't (ex vantec nextstar dual hdd dock usb 2.0 can't read SMART attribute with any program) thanks.... | Report abuse Reply to keyguard Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Good HDD Enclosure> Related ressources: ForumHDD hot-plug enclosure with programmatic eject mechanism ForumESATA or USB 3 external HDD enclosure ForumHDD not recognized on laptop or External Enclosure Forumbest external HDD enclosure ? ForumLooking for 2TB HDD for Antec MX-1 enclosure ForumDual 2.5" HDD Enclosure Solution? ForumI need a good USB 3.0 JBOD 4 or 5 bay enclosure !!! ForumSATA HDD in a USB 3.0 Enclosure ? ForumWould this RAID 1 enclosure be a good option for data backup? ForumLooking for a external hdd enclosure 3-4 bays ForumSeagate Barracuda HDD from Iomega to new Enclosure Forum2.5 HDD in USB/eSATA enclosure problem Forum4 Sata HDD enclosure to network (how to) ? ForumSelf-contained external HDD or external enclosure ? ForumNoontec Sunlite external HDD enclosure power cable ForumSamsung 840 Pro or OCZ Vertex ForumOS corrupt or bad HDD? Forum[Hard Drives] 3TB HDD unallocated space ForumLaptop HDD Questions ForumHow to use a second HDD? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !