Best Cheap External Multiple Hard Drive Enclosure: Our Top Picks!

Getting an external hard drive that is not only cheap enough to fit into your PC peripherals budget but also offers multiple drive bays is a perfect way to add more storage to your computer without opening the computer case.

The enclosure should either have the hard drives open to the air or have a fan built into the enclosure to ensure that the installed hard drives don’t overheat during heavy workloads.

Some enclosures offer support for multiple hard drives ranging from two up to five drives and hard drives with various sizes, including 2.5″ or 3.5″ drives.

Let’s look at some budget-friendly external multiple hard drive enclosures!

Sabrent USB 3.0 to SATA Dual Bay External Hard Drive Docking Station

Dual-Bays at a Reduced Cost

This hard drive docking station connects through a single USB 3.0 port, allowing for fast data transfer, which allows for widespread compatibility for both desktops and laptops.

This docking station can support up to 10 TB, which allows for a significantly large amount of storage to be easily installed on the computer, easily and efficiently.

It supports offline cloning for up to 60 MBps and supports Plug and play, meaning no drivers are needed.

Sabrent USB 3.0 4 Bay Hard Drive Docking Station

Four-Bays with a Cooling Fan, But only supports 2.5" drives

Expanded storage for your PC, allowing for up to four different drives to be easily installed and cooled by the top of the enclosure, which features a large cooling fan.

It allows for reading and writing four hard drives while allowing transfer speed up to 5 GB per second.

The enclosure features a stylish black design and a LED indicators for both power and HDD access.

ORICO 5 Bay USB 3.0 to SATA External Hard Drive Enclosure

Five Bays In a Professional Enclosure

A premium design that can fit into a home office, gaming room, or even the office! This docking station offers up to five HDD bays which supports up to 80 TB.

It features a Unibody Aluminum-Alloy body with Double Heat Dissipation, and this enclosure features a 4mm thickness which allows the enclosure to be firm and reliable.

This enclosure supports plug-and-play and hot-swapping the hard drives ensuring that PC builders can quickly replace your hard drives should one fail.



Evan Federowicz