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ToughTech Q
Hard drive enclosure for your desktop
    • Easy-to-use portable data storage
    • Rugged aluminum construction
    • FlexMount™ shock protection
    • Multiple connection types

ToughTech Q

Professional photographers and musicians rely on the CRU® ToughTech® Q enclosure for safe, secure storage of their images, recording sessions, and other important data. Its rugged aluminum construction makes the ToughTech Q great for storing data on the set or on the stage—and then protecting your drive for travel back to the studio. 

The ToughTech Q drive enclosure provides FlexMount™ shock absorption to protect your drive from bumps and vibrations.

The ToughTech Q has fast connection options, including USB 2.0, Firewire 800, Firewire 400, and eSATA for speedy data transfer. All cables and adapters are included.

Additional features:

  • Data storage up to 4 TB with a 3.5" drive 
  • Free US-based customer support
  • Kensington security slot
  • Optional vertical stand
  • Status LEDs

Anyone who needs an easy-to-use data storage enclosure for 3.5-inch SATA hard drives or SSDs will find the ToughTech Q a convenient device. Find a reseller near you or buy online.


Product name ToughTech Q
Host (I/O) Ports (1) pair of FireWire 800: up to 800 Mbps
(1) USB 2.0: up to 480 Mbps
(1) eSATA: up to 3 Gbps
Drive Types Supported
  • SATA 3.5" drives
SATA Speed 3G
Number of LEDs 5
Description of LEDs (Front) Power Indicator/Access dual purpose LED (Back) FireWire access; USB 2.0 access; eSATA access; DC Input
Operating system compatibility Windows XP or later
Windows Server 2003 or later
Mac OS X
Linux distributions that support the desired connection
Fan(s) Passive cooling - no fan needed
Construction material(s) Aluminum alloy case
Ambient humidity range 5% to 95%, noncondensing
Power switch 2 position: On / Off
Power input 100-240VAC
Power output 12V/3A (included)
Dimensions 9.02" x 5.24" x 1.46" (229mm x 133mm x 37mm)
Weight 1.50 lbs. (0.68 kg)
Populated Weight 3.00 lbs. (1.36 kg)
Kensington Slot Yes
Compliancy FCC, CE, RoHS
Warranty CRU provides a 2-year limited warranty for this product.
Technical Support Your investment in CRU products is backed up by our free technical support for the lifetime of the product. If you need to contact us for any reason, visit or call us at 1-800-260-9800 or +1-360-816-1800.

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May 18, 2012 - 1.45 MB
User Manual for ToughTech Q (includes Secure models, models with WriteLock, and models with WriteProtect)
Nov 23, 2013 - 644.95 KB
Quick Start Guide for ToughTech Q (includes Secure models, models with WriteLock, and models with WriteProtect)


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