I'm looking for a ruggedized enclosure for 3.5" hard drives. These exist for 2.5" drives (like this one), but I haven't seen one for 3.5" drives.

My requirements:

  • Disk enclosure for one 3.5" form-factor SATA disk
  • Compatible with large discs, i.e. 8TB++ (electronically and mechanically)
  • Good passive cooling
  • USB 3.x data interface
  • Externally powered with a switch to turn it off
  • Available in Germany

Wanted, but not required:

  • eSATA data interface

My use case is intermittent backup where the disks and enclosure are only on and spinning during the backups and then transported off-site for use in disaster recovery.

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