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 phil22 a c 79 G Storage 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. m 0 l 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.... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAny benefit in removing a HDD from an USB 3.0 enclosure and using SATA instead? Forum SolvedHDD external enclosure, disk management not working Forum Solvedwindows 8 HDD enclosure trying to use on windows XP Forum SolvedHow to to make working 3.5"HDD cheap 2.0 USB Chinese SATA enclosure with 1 tb SATA HDD in it. Forum SolvedShould I buy an internal HDD+Enclosure or an External Drive? Benfits? Forum SolvedExternal HDD vs Internal HDD in an enclosure Forum SolvedQuestion about HDD enclosure Forum Solved3.5" HDD Enclosure with a fan Forum SolvedAdvice on HDD enclosure up to 4 GB Forum SolvedInternal hdd and Exernal enclosure Forum SolvedBest RAID enclosure and HDD Forum Solvedusb hdd enclosure Forum SolvedUsing an old pc case as a hdd enclosure Forum SolvedLooking for external HDD enclosure with FAN Forum Are external HDD enclosures as good as external HDDs? Forum SolvedHow to Transfer 4Tb HDD from WD My Book Enclosure to WD Elements Enclosure Forum SolvedExternal HDD/SSD enclosure Forum Solvedexternal USB enclosure - multiple HDD - controller errors Forum USB HDD enclosure Forum SolvedNew HDD enclosure vs. HDD docking station Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !