Any Cheap Mac SSD Thunderbolt 3 Drive Enclosures?

Apple users looking for a cheap Thunderbolt 3 SSD drive enclosure will find it challenging. Unlike the USB 3.1 product scene where choices abound and costs are low, current external Thunderbolt 3 drive case options are limited and costlier.

Thunderbolt3 PCIe NVMe SSD Enclosure

Single M.2 PCIe SSD Solid-State Drive Case

There's a handful of widely available NVMe PCIe SSD Thunderbolt 3 enclosures available. With portable 40Gbps Thunderbolt enclosure prices hovering in the $110-$130 range, a DIY Thunderbolt 3 enclosure w/SSD costs more than complete off-the-shelf half-terabyte external TB3 backup drives like the 512GB Patriot Evlvr or the 512GB VisionTek do!

By the time you add a DIY M.2 PCIe SSD module - even one of the cheapest NVMe SSD's out there -- to an enclosure, your total cost inches closer to the $200 range. Just doesn't make much economic sense to cobble your own solid-state Mac backup drive until Thunderbolt 3 enclosure prices drop further.