Except for the annoying fan there is nothing that we can complain about the StarTech Thunderbolt Dual SSD Enclosure S252SMTB3. It offers excellent performance via Thunderbolt and allows you to daisy chain more products so it does not have to be at the end of the chain (like bus-powered thunderbolt enclosures have to be). While it of course works to use it with regular hard drives, especially in RAID, we do think it is perfect when using SSD’s as you basically get storage that can be accessed just as it would be if it was inside the computer/laptop without any compromise in speed.
While the list-price is around 325$ is quite high the enclosure can actually be had for much less. Both Amazon and New Egg has it for 225$ (although the listing on Amazon is very confusing as you find the same enclosure for prices between 225 and 340$) which still might sound a lot but is among the same or a bit cheaper than other dual-drive Thunderbolt enclosures.