Drives & Enclosures are important components for data storage and protection of computer components. Drives are essential for storing and accessing data such as music, films and software. PC enclosures protect components from dust, dirt and other damage and provide good cooling. HDD enclosures allow internal hard drives to be converted into external hard drives and provide an easy way to transfer or back up data. Server enclosures are designed for use in server rooms or data centres and provide safe and orderly storage for server components. 19-inch PC enclosures are designed for use in 19-inch cabinets and provide a space-saving and effective way to store and protect computer components. Card readers allow memory cards to be read and are particularly useful for exchanging data with cameras, smartphones and other devices.

Worth knowing from the area of drives & enclosures

M.2 SSDs - Enclosures - Adapters


The M.2 form factor is becoming more and more popular due to its lower space requirements and higher maximum data rates. M.2 used to be called NGFF (Next Generation Form Factor) - the name had grown historically and was officially changed to M.2 in 2013.

Compared to its "predecessor", mSATA, M.2 differs mainly in its design and the protocols used/supported. In addition to the previously used SATA protocol, M.2 also supports the much faster PCIe interface. This not only ensures higher data rates of up to 2000MB/s, but also makes special slots for M.2 hard disks on mainboards possible - more and more manufacturers are thus providing more space and even more speed in classic tower PCs and notebooks, as a connection no longer has to be made via SATA cables.

Special features

Special M.2 enclosures are available both for internal use in tower PCs and notebooks and for use on the move. With an internal 2.5-inch adapter for up to two M.2 storage disks, SECOMP GmbH has brought a product onto the market that is not only powerful, but also flexible to use and, above all, secure: if required, the enclosure can be configured as RAID 0 and RAID 1 via hardware switches and still ensure that the disks used can be used for booting. If required, the enclosure can still be hidden and used in a suitable 2.5-inch mobile enclosure.

For use on the move, there is a particularly slim, flat housing made of brushed aluminium with the universally applicable and particularly fast USB Type C interface. The M.2 plate is simply plugged onto the included circuit board and fixed in the enclosure with screws. With USB 3.1 Generation 2, nothing stands in the way of state of the art data transfer.

Stationary 19" enclosures

A wide range of hardware is used in the 19" sector, which of course has to be installed efficiently and securely in the server cabinet. Server cabinets are generally becoming more and more important, because in addition to large corporations, telephone companies and operators of data centres, smaller companies from the SME sector are also increasingly relying on their own servers to store sensitive and important data. Mobile studios in server form have also become very popular with event organisers, as they only need to be set up and configured once and the hardware is available centrally at a fixed location.

A 19" rack is a standardised "cage" in width and height that can accommodate several modules. The front panel is 19 inches wide and has a variable height specified in U/UH (units / unit heights). One U comprises 1.752 inches or 44.45 mm.

The SECOMP GmbH range consists of a variety of enclosures between one and four height units, which are suitable for the most diverse usage scenarios - from a hardware firewall in our 1U enclosure to the complete accommodation of your hardware in a 4U enclosure, all options are open to you.

Our enclosures support you with as many slots as possible for hard disks and several pre-installed, ball-bearing fans.

At SECOMP GmbH you will not only find the right enclosure at any time, but also the right network cabinet if required. We offer wall-mounted enclosures from 6U to 18U, as well as professional server cabinets in 42U for you - and always in sufficient quantities to equip even professional data centres.

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