DockCase Smart SSD Enclosure REVIEW The Ultimate Option For Portable Digital Storage — MacSources

MacSources
5 min readMar 4, 2022

DockCase provides a one-of-a-kind SSD storage option with this smart case.

Storage is always at a premium when you are working with digital clutter for a living. Sometimes that’s how I classify myself — a digital clutter wrangler. With that in mind, I try to keep extra external drives close at hand and one of the easiest ways to do that is to add drives to enclosures. I happened to have an extra NVMe SSD laying around from an old laptop that went by the wayside, but I needed an enclosure to make it a workable storage option. The best device for the job was the DockCase Smart SSD Enclosure.

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DockCase was founded in 2016 by a team of engineers and designers who wanted to USB-C easier to use for consumers. Since August 2017, they have successfully launched and run three Kickstarter campaigns to get their products off the ground. This time around, the DockCase Smart SSD Enclosure is the product on the table. The campaign started on March 1, 2022, and while it still has 27 days to go (at the time of writing this article), the campaign already has 279 backers and has surpassed its $5,000 goal by more than six times.

The DockCase Smart SSD Enclosure is designed to provide safe, reliable protection for large amounts of data. It features Power Loss Protection (PLP), smart SSD health info detection, and dual-heat dissipation. PLP is built-in to reduce the risk of data loss when a drive is unexpectedly disconnected from power. It uses onboard supercapacitors to sustain power to the SSD long enough for data to be written to Flash memory. The main features of the DockCase enclosure are:

  • Hardware power loss protection — The DockCase enclosure provides around 10 seconds of writing time after power failure.
  • SSD health detection — DockCase can detect and display the SSD health status after power-on, disk life, disk power-on times, and remaining capacity at a glance.
  • SSD info display — Exclusive D-Key control can switch between different pages to check SSD detailed info and select multiple functions.
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (10 Gbps) — Transfer…

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