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Glossary of Technical Terms

Removable Hard Drive Enclosure (SATA, FireWire and USB)

 

 

A removable hard drive enclosure is a device that houses a hard drive, to facilitate the installation and removal of the drive. This device provides an easy way to make backups or transfer the entire contents of a hard drive to another computer equipped with a removable hard drive bay, without having to spend the time required to uninstall the hard drive through conventional methods. Removable hard drive enclosures are also referred to as Mobile Racks.