01-15-2018 09:03 AM
I recently purchased a 1TB MX500 SSD and the Sata to USB cable. It's plugged into the back of my iMac
and works very well so far. So what purpose does an enclosure serve? There is no heat being generated
by the drive, is an enclosure for extra protection or? What am I missing?
Thx for any feedback!
01-15-2018 11:01 AM
A USB enclosure? Probably not much actually if you're not transporting it about. It would as you say provide protection. Which would be more of an issue for a HDD as they tend to have exposed circuitry.
01-16-2018 10:20 AM
If you are using the Crucial SATA to USB cable, then an enclosure would provide better cable connections with just USB, Thunderbolt or Firewire. The Crucial adapters I have do not fit very snugly and can easily come loose while traditional cables usually take more to pull loose.
An enclosure is more important for traditional hard drives since they have exposed circuit boards you don't want to short out.