Recommended USB-C RAID DAS Storage

The Top USB 3.1 DAS RAID Storage featuring USB-C

Here are several of the best Direct Attached Storage (DAS) devices that feature USB 3.1 and USB-C in 1-Bay, 2-Bay, 4-Bay and 5-Bay. Hope this helps!

The Best 1-Bay USB 3.1 Gen 2 USB-C Case

AKiTiO
USB3.1 Gen2 Pocket Case
SK-2500 U3.1 MP-SK2-UC
For 2.5″ SATA HD (up to 12.5mm) USB-C

 

AKiTiO USB3.1 Gen2 Pocket Case SK-2500 U3.1 MP-SK2-UC For 2.5" SATA HD (up to 12.5mm) USB-C

SK-2500 U3.1
Experience the speed, power and versatility of SuperSpeed USB 3.1 with the AKiTiO SK-2500 U3.1 storage enclosure for 2.5″ laptop drives and SSD’s. The incorporation of the latest USB 3.1 Gen 2 technology provides users with super fast transfer rates of up to 10Gbps, twice as fast as USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps). Running on bus power alone and featuring the reversible USB Type-C connector, this external storage device is more portable and easier to use than ever.Features
SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps (USB 3.1 Gen 2) interface
Reversible USB Type-C connector
Designed for 2.5″ drives up to 12.5mm
Supports SATA 6Gb/s (SATA-III) drives
Large heatsink for passive cooling
Durable, compact and portable
Bus powered
SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps (USB 3.1 Gen 2)
By incorporating the latest SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps (USB 3.1 Gen 2) technology, the AKiTiO SK-2500 U3.1 is able to deliver up to twice the speed of the USB 3.1 Gen 1 connection which runs at 5Gbps. At the same time, with a corresponding USB-C to USB adapter cable, the device is still backwards compatible with the widely used USB 3.0 and even USB 2.0 technology.

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The Best 2-Bay RAID 0 and RAID 1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 USB-C Case

AKiTiO
USB3.1 Gen2 Pocket Case
SK-2520 U3.1 SK25-U31AS-AKT
For 2x 2.5″ SATA HD (up to 15mm) JBOD/RAID-0/1 USB-C

 

AKiTiO USB3.1 Gen2 Pocket Case SK-2520 U3.1 SK25-U31AS-AKT For 2x 2.5" SATA HD (up to 15mm) JBOD/RAID-0/1 USB-C

SK-2520 U3.1

The SK-2520 U3.1 is a dual-bay storage enclosure with hardware RAID, designed for two 2.5-inch SATA drives. In combination with two striped SSDs and its fast SuperSpeed USB 3.1 10Gbps (USB 3.1 Gen 2) interface, this bus powered storage drive can deliver speeds up to around 800-900 MB/s.

Features

  • Configurable hardware RAID controller (Non-RAID, RAID 0, RAID 1, SPAN)
  • SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps (USB 3.1 Gen 2) interface
  • Supports Universal Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP)
  • USB power delivery provides 15W of power to compatible laptops
  • Bus powered when external power supply is not connected
  • Designed for two 2.5″ SATA drives up to 15mm
  • Supports SATA 6Gb/s (SATA-III) drives
  • Reversible USB Type-C connector
  • Durable all aluminum enclosure
  • Fanless

SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps (USB 3.1 Gen 2)
By incorporating the latest SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps (USB 3.1 Gen 2) technology, the SK-2520 U3.1 is able to deliver up to twice the speed of the USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface which runs at only 5Gbps. At the same time, with a corresponding USB-C to USB adapter cable, the device is still backwards compatible with the widely used USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 technology.

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The Best 4-Bay RAID 0, 1, 5 USB 3.1 USB-C Case

Drobo
Drobo 5C
DDR4A31
5-Bay RAID Enclosure for SATA HD; USB3 USB-C

Drobo Drobo 5C DDR4A31 5-Bay RAID Enclosure for SATA HD; USB3 USB-C

Specifications

Connectivity

  • 1 x USB 3.0 port, Type-C

Drives and Expansion

  • Up to five (5) 3.5″ SATA II/III hard disk drives (sold separately).
  • Drives of any manufacturer, capacity, spindle speed, and/or cache can be used. No carriers or tools required. Click here for drive recommendations.
  • Expandable by adding drives or hot-swapping drives with larger ones. Use the Capacity Calculator to estimate available storage in various configurations.

BeyondRAID Features

  • Thin Provisioning
  • Instant Expansion
  • Mixed Drive Size Utilization
  • Automatic Protection Levels
  • Single or Dual-Disk Redundancy
  • Virtual Hot Spare
  • Data Aware
  • Drive Re-ordering

Management

  • Drive bay indicator lights, capacity gauge, status lights
  • Drobo Dashboard version 2.8.3 or later

Operating System Support

  • Apple® Macintosh® macOS 10.10 and higher
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7
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The Best 5-Bay RAID USB 3.1 USB-C DAS Tower

TerraMaster D5-300C USB3.0(5Gbps) Type C 5-Bay RAID Enclosure Support RAID 0/1/Single Exclusive 2+3 RAID Mode Hard Drive RAID Storage (Diskless)

TerraMaster D5-300C USB3.0(5Gbps) Type C 5-Bay RAID Enclosure Support RAID 0/1/Single Exclusive 2+3 RAID Mode Hard Drive RAID Storage (Diskless)

  • 5-bay RAID storage, compatible with 2.5″/3.5″ SATA hard drive or SSD, supports 10TB hard drive, total capacity up to 50TB. (Note: users need to purchase their own hard drives. These are not included.)
  • Unique 2+3 RAID: hard drive #1 & #2 can be configured as RAID 0, RAID 1 or Single disk. The remaining drives #3-5 work as single, independent drives.
  • Adopts real SUPERSPEED USB3.0(5Gbps) Type-C interface, the read/write speed is up to 410MB/s.
  • Compatible with Mac, Windows and Linux computers.
  • D5-300C adopts aluminum enclosure and low-noise fan, which is firm and reliable, of good heat dissipation, and low noise.

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The Best 4-Bay RAID 5 USB 3.1 Gen 2 USB-C DAS Tower

HighPoint RocketStor 6114V 4-Bay Raid 5 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Storage Enclosure

RocketStor 6114V – The Industry 1st 4-Bay USB 3.1 Gen 2 RAID 5 Storage Enclosure

The Fastest USB RAID 5 Storage in its Class

HighPoint’s RocketStor 6114V is the industry’s first 4-Bay USB-C RAID Storage Enclosure. It is the only USB 3.1 RAID enclosure in today’s marketplace capable of delivering high-speed, redundant RAID 5 storage for both Windows and Mac platforms.

Unlike other USB 3.0 RAID 5 enclosures, the RocketStor 6114V is powered by the latest USB 3.1 Gen.2 connectivity and our industry-proven Value RAID Technology, which leverages the powerful system resources of today’s modern computing platforms to deliver highly affordable RAID storage solutions. This unique combination delivers up to 450MB/s of real-world transfer performance, and up to 40TB of storage, all from a single cable connection!

  • Industry’s 1st USB 3.1 Gen-2 10Gb/s Connectivity RAID 5 Enclosure
  • RAID 5 Performance 2x faster than other USB 3.0 Storage Solutions
  • Supports Massive Storage configurations over 40TB
  • Add RAID 5 Storage to any system with a USB Type-C or USB Type-A port
  • Rocket Manager Solution; Designed for all levels of Professions
  • Optional Accessory: USB-C31-1MC (1 Meter USB-C to USB-C cable)
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