I tried to find a external hard drive (SSD/HDD) that can be connected via a docking station using USB 3.0 and have a drive enclosure so that the drive is well protected. I was primarily interested in 2.5 inch drives.

Seagate once offered the good "Free Agent" 2.5" model together with the "Free Agent Go Dock" docking station. But that's in the past.

It seem we won't get lucky currently if we're not a bit flexible. So here is the list of devices I found. I highlighted the bad properties - and there is always one. Only looked for devices that are available on the european market.

• Seagate GoFlex Desk
1x 3.5", USB 3.0
• Seagate GoFlex Home
1x 3.5", USB 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet
• Seagate GoFlex Net
2x 2.5", USB 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet