13 Best Computer Hard Drive Bags & Cases

List Updated June 2020

Bestselling Computer Hard Drive Bags & Cases in 2020


AmazonBasics External Hard Drive Case

AmazonBasics External Hard Drive Case
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Max compatible dimensions (outside): 5.8 x 4.2 x 1.2 inches
  • Compact case to store or transport medium and larger portable hard drives
  • Slimline design allows case to easily fit into any backpack or briefcase
  • Interior strap and zippered closure secures portable hard drive in place
  • Internal mesh pocket conveniently stores power cords
  • Drive case inside size is 5"x 3.25"x0.4

BOVKE Protective Case for Seagate Expansion Desktop,Western Digital WD My Book/Elements Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0,2TB 3TB 4TB 5TB 6TB 8TB Carrying Case Storage Travel Bag, Black

BOVKE Protective Case for Seagate Expansion Desktop,Western Digital WD My Book/Elements Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0,2TB 3TB 4TB 5TB 6TB 8TB Carrying Case Storage Travel Bag, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Fluffy fabric lining and shockproof bubble lining extra soft,The anti-static, shockproof layer and fluffy fabric inner layer, the product can effectively absorb impacts and reduce damages caused by accidentally bumping, and protects your External Hard Drive.All around protection for your device, create a unique case just for you.
  • Ultra-Portable External Hard Drive Case is made of premium hard EVA to provide durability and a long-lasting performance.Built-in Accessories Pocket and Holding Belt,Easy to Place The Devices,Cables,SD card and Accessories.
  • Case is shockproof dustproof, it have a very comfortable handle that allows for convenient portability on the go. Double zipper convenience for easy in Opening and Closing.
  • External dimension: 8.11 x 6.69 x 4.72 inch, Internal dimension:7.48 x 5.9 x 3.81 inch. This Case Travel Bag will fit Seagate Expansion Desktop 2TB 3TB 4TB 5TB 8TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0, Western Digital WD My Book Desktop 3TB 4TB 6TB 8TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive.
  • Case Only! (device and accessories are not included). Not applicable:Seagate Backup Plus External Desktop Hard Drive Storage.

Lacdo USB CD DVD Writer Blu-Ray & External Hard Drive Protective Storage Carrying Case Bag for Apple USB Superdrive, SAMSUNG SE-208GB SE-218CB LG GP65NB60 GP60NB50 Dell ASUS External DVD Drives, Black

Lacdo USB CD DVD Writer Blu-Ray & External Hard Drive Protective Storage Carrying Case Bag for Apple USB Superdrive, SAMSUNG SE-208GB SE-218CB LG GP65NB60 GP60NB50 Dell ASUS External DVD Drives, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • WATER RESISTANT & MOISTURE PROOFING - Made of waterproof PU Material, which obstructs water and vapor effectively. Don't worry about getting your DVD & hard drive and accessories wet from splashing water or rain.
  • SHOCKPROOF BUBBLE LINING - Extra soft, The anti-static, shock absorbing, the product can effectively absorb impacts. Reduce damages caused by accidentally bumping, protects your DVD & hard drive from bumps, scratches, and dents.
  • TRIPLE LAYER DESIGN STRING BAG STORAGE & BUILT-IN HOLDING BELT - Enough space to store USB cables, dvd, and have Extra pocket to store memory cards,etc. each practical accessories you may use. Devices will be fastened with the inside security strap that can hold devices tightly
  • EVA HIGH-GRADE & WITH LANYARD AND METAL HOOK - which creats a hard texture and play a protection with the items that you have place in it. Perfect with lanyard, you can just carrying the lanyard, makes it easy to carry and very compatible for travelling.
  • ABOUT THE SIZE AND COMPATIBLE - Size: Exterior: 7.48" x 7.48" x 2.16" inchs & Interior: 6.29" x 6.29" x 0.86" inchs. Universal case for DVD drive & hard drive, and more. Fit Dell DW316 / LG Electronics GP60NB50 GP60NS50 GP65NB60 GP65NW60 / SAMSUNG SE-208GB SE-208DB SE-218GN SE-218CB / Asus SDRW-08D2S-U / Dell DW316 / Pioneer Electronics / WD My Passport Wireless Pro, and more

Electronics Universal Organizer Bag by Winrock for Accessories and Portable Device Kit, Durable Waterproof Travel Pouch-Fashionable Compact Portable Gear Organizer/Carry Case For Phone, Charger

Electronics Universal Organizer Bag by Winrock for Accessories and Portable Device Kit, Durable Waterproof Travel Pouch-Fashionable Compact Portable Gear Organizer/Carry Case For Phone, Charger
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020

Elvoes Electronics Accessories Case, Waterproof Portable Cable Organizer Bag, Multifunctional Travel Digital Accessories Storage Bag for Pen Hard Cables Earphone Ipad iPhone

Elvoes Electronics Accessories Case, Waterproof Portable Cable Organizer Bag, Multifunctional Travel Digital Accessories Storage Bag for Pen Hard Cables Earphone Ipad iPhone
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • SOLVE STORED TROUBLE: Universal Travel Case is made of oxford fabric with double layer, it has a waterproof function. The size is 11.0*7.9*1.7 inches. Tips: This Gear Organizer fits for iPad Mini(7.9-inch) but not enough for iPad Air & Microsoft Surface.
  • GREAT CORD ORGANIZER: Versatile cable organizer bag designed specifically to hold various items like cables, passport, hard drive, adapters, pens and etc.
  • FIRST ZIPPERED COMPARTMENT: Travel carrying case are 3 elastic slots with short elastic topped mesh pockets below and one mesh pocket, great to keep items like cord and cables organized. Across from that there are 6 elastic slots and one mesh pocket. And there is a small pockets for SD cards in the mesh pocket.
  • SECOND ZIPPERED COMPARTMENT: The second zippered compartment has two elastic topped mesh pockets. It is a good size for storing an average sized phone and charge pal. A larger flat pocket behind it. Attached to the neoprene sleeve with the velcro flap closure. The large neoprene sleeve offers extra protection for large tablets like iPads.
  • PERFECT PROTECTION: Well padded semi flexible covers offer excellent protection for your accessories. It can protect your digital accessories from damage.

AmazonBasics Hard Carrying Case for My Passport Essential

AmazonBasics Hard Carrying Case for My Passport Essential
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Max compatible dimensions: 4.72" x 3.66" x 0.63"
  • Compact case to store or transport smaller portable hard drives
  • Slimline design allows case to easily fit into any backpack or briefcase
  • Interior strap and zippered closure secures portable hard drive in place
  • Internal mesh pocket conveniently stores power cords

X-DRAGON Weatherproof Power Bank Bag (Inner Size: 7.08x3.54x0.98inch) Universal Travel Pouch Case External Battery Bag for External Battery Pack, Cell Phone and More

X-DRAGON Weatherproof Power Bank Bag (Inner Size: 7.08x3.54x0.98inch) Universal Travel Pouch Case External Battery Bag for External Battery Pack, Cell Phone and More
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

WD My Passport Carrying Case - Black

WD  My Passport Carrying Case - Black
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Plastic zipper with protective material strip
  • Interior pocket for USB cable
  • Designed for My Passport Essential (model WDBAAAxxx, WDBACYxxx, WDBACXxxx), My Passport for Mac (models WDBAABxxx, WDBABWxxx), and My Passport Elite (model WDBAACxxx) portable drives
  • Drive sold separately

Waterproof Nylon USB Cable Hard Drive Cell Phone Cord Holder Electronics Accessory Shuttle SD Card Reader Organizer Travel Portable Carrying Storage Bag Headphone Charger Clutter Protection Case

Waterproof Nylon USB Cable Hard Drive Cell Phone Cord Holder Electronics Accessory Shuttle SD Card Reader Organizer Travel Portable Carrying Storage Bag Headphone Charger Clutter Protection Case
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Made of durable, lightweight, heavy-duty and waterproof nylon material with well padded semi-flexible covers.
  • Dimension: approx L8.9" (22.5cm) x W6.2" (15.7cm) x H1.4" (3.6cm). Weight: 100g. The bag can be easily packed for fitting in Handbag and Backpack, convenient to carry. It can also be a great Makeup Cosmetic Bag or Baby Healthcare & Grooming Kit. Multifunctional design!
  • Single layer interior, 9 segments elastic loops to hold various gadgets like U disk Flash Drive Battery Headphone Cable Charge; 6 Easy Access Mesh Pockets Expand to Store Multiple Sizes of USB Drive; 1 Small Compartment for the SD Card/ SIM Card storage; 1 zipper mesh pockets for 2.5 inch hard drive, cellphone, power supply, headphones, electrical appliances, etc
  • Well padded semi flexible covers offer excellent protection for your accessories. The bags can effectively prevent them from dust, splash water, scratches and damage. Double zipper closure for more secure anti-lost guarantee! Comes with a handle for easy carrying when go outside.
  • Perfect for businessmen, traveller or homeware use. Well Organize electronics accessory tidy and get easy access to reach. Buying without risk, 100% Satisfaction, 90-day Money back guarantee!

UGREEN External Hard Drive Case Cover 2.5 Inch, for Western Digital WD My Passport Element, Seagate Expansion Backup, Toshiba 500G 1TB 2TB 3TB 4TB and Most 13000 10000mAh Battery Pack Power Bank

UGREEN External Hard Drive Case Cover 2.5 Inch, for Western Digital WD My Passport Element, Seagate Expansion Backup, Toshiba 500G 1TB 2TB 3TB 4TB and Most 13000 10000mAh Battery Pack Power Bank
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020

USB Flash Drive Case Bag / Hard Drive Case Bag - Wolven Portable EVA Waterproof Shockproof Hard Drive Case / USB Flash Drive Case / GPS Case / Digital Camera Case / Game Console Case / Card Case ETC

USB Flash Drive Case Bag / Hard Drive Case Bag - Wolven Portable EVA Waterproof Shockproof Hard Drive Case / USB Flash Drive Case / GPS Case / Digital Camera Case / Game Console Case / Card Case ETC
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • EVA USB Flash Drive Case / Hard Drive Case / Digital Camera (DC) Case / GPS Case / Game Card Case / Card Case / Game Console Case / Cellphone Case etc
  • High Quality Material under the EVA Technique To Make It Durable, Waterproof, Shockproof, Dust-Reject; Inner Soft Material to Make It with More Safety and Protection.
  • Multi-Layers, Multi-Pockets, Multi-Band and the Mesh Design to Ensure the Large Capacity.
  • Being Compatible with USB Flash Drive, Hard Drive, Digital Camera (DC), GPS, Data or Audio Cables, Game Card, Game Console, Credit Cards, Cards, Electronic Accessories, Make-up Accessories OR any Other Personal Accessories.
  • Satisfied Customer Service Warranted. Item Could Be Returned with a Refund within the Warranty Period.

BAGSMART Electronics Travel Organizer Bag Hard Drive Case for Various USB, Phone, Cable, Charger, Black

BAGSMART Electronics Travel Organizer Bag Hard Drive Case for Various USB, Phone, Cable, Charger, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Hand strap for keeping your devices safe and handy
  • Made of durable and water-repellent nylon with well padded semi-flexible covers
  • 2 longer and one shorter Velcro divider allow you to customize the compartment
  • A zip section for the top part has a small SD card pouch with a mesh covering the entire area
  • Offer a neat way of carrying spare adaptors, 3 pin PC power cable, mini volt meter, power supply tester, SATA cables

Lacdo EVA Shockproof Carrying Case for Western Digital My Passport Studio Ultra Slim Essential WD Elements SE Portable 500GB 1TB 2TB USB 3.0 Portable 2.5 inch External Hard Drive Travel Bag, Black

Lacdo EVA Shockproof Carrying Case for Western Digital My Passport Studio Ultra Slim Essential WD Elements SE Portable 500GB 1TB 2TB USB 3.0 Portable 2.5 inch External Hard Drive Travel Bag, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • EVA Shockproof Carrying Travel Case For WD Western Digital My Passport Ultra Slim Studio Elements SE Portable
  • Built-in Soft Sleeve Case and strap,Dual Buffer Layer Protects your HDD,Equipped with a carabiner clip
  • Made of PU Leather Water Resistant Material.
  • Built-in Accessories Pocket and Holding Belt,Easy to Place The Devices,Cables,SD card and Accessories
  • External dimension: 5.6 x 4.4 x 1.5 inches. Internal dimensions: 4.8 x 3.5 x 1 inches.

5 Tips for Using Knoppix to Recover Data from an Unbootable PC

Knoppix is a Linux environment that can be run directly from a CD. This property means Knoppix can be introduced as a PC hard drive data recovery solution for an unbootable PC. Here are some tips to ensure the process goes smoothly.

However, Knoppix is a tool which is best used by the computer-savvy. Even then, problems may arise during the recovery process. These tips address these problems and make the process go smoothly and fast, or (if it is too late for that!) the tips can also be used for troubleshooting purposes.

Tip 1: Get external devices right. Connect the external device on which the recovered data will be stored, for example a USB drive or external hard drive. Remove any unnecessary peripherals such as a printer, internet connection, remote control devices and so on. External devices can interfere with the ability of Knoppix to boot up correctly.

Tip 2: Follow a good tutorial. There are several available online; recommended are "Computer First Aid Using Knoppix" or "How to Recover Data with Linux"

Tip 3: Get Knoppix to boot correctly. This means starting the computer with Knoppix in the CD drive; then watch to see how to enter BIOS (usually F2 or F12), then look for the "Boot Sequence" option, and change the boot disk setting to the CD drive. For some unknown reason, even after this change is made, it may take more than one try for it to boot, so don't despair after one failed attempt.

Tip 4: Beware of power management on notebooks. If your computer is a notebook, power management can mess up Knoppix by causing Knoppix to freeze when you wake up the computer. The best way to deal with this in this particular case is simply to stay one step ahead of power management, so if you are taking any breaks during the data recovery process, move the mouse periodically to avoid putting your notebook into sleep mode.

Tip 5: Make sure you have read-write permission for your data destination disk. Knoppix automatically resets read-write permissions to read-only for external drives. Therefore, you may not have write permission for the USB or external hard drive that is to be used to store recovered data. If that is the case, then right-click on the drive icon in Knoppix and there will be an option there for changing read-write mode.

Summary
In conclusion, booting Knoppix from the CD drive when the hard disk won't boot is an elegant way of recovering data. However, it is important to realize that the process isn't always straightforward. The tips here have prepared the user for problems that may arise, making the process smoother and faster.

Sources:
Colin Robinson "How to Recover Data With Linux" Syracuse University ITS
David Berlind "Drive Failure? Yagotta Try Knoppix First" ZDNet
Carla Schroder "System Recovery With Knoppix" IBM deverloperWorks
Gina Trapani "Geek to Live: Rescue Files With a Boot CD" Lifehacker
Cedric Shock and Susan Sullivan "Computer First Aid Using Knoppix"

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