Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Mirror Finish or Pure Black Version for MB559?

The new ICY DOCK MB559 has two different versions. Mirror finish or pure black version.

Mirror Finish version has glassier looking and it has nice coiling on the enclosure. But you will get your finger prints on the enclosure.

Pure Black version it's just plain pure black without worrying about finger prints on the enclosure.

Both of two models made by black anodized aluminum

ICY DOCK would like to know which version of black the general consumer would prefer.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Pro or Con to have Build-in Power Adapter into Single/Four bay External Enclosure?

ICY DOCK is researching and thinking to have a Build-in Power Adapter into the External single-bay or four-bay Enclosure. Of course by having Power supply build-into the External single bay or four bay enclosure will make it much more heavier, but you will NOT need to carry the power adapter.

For the opposite argument, some people would prefer to have Power supply NOT build-in, by doing so it will make the external enclosure much lighter in weight and not as travel friendly.

What do you think about having a build-in Power adapter onto ICY DOCK External single bay/four bay Enclosures?

Monday, November 06, 2006

Black or Sliver/White color of MB559?

ICY DOCK is ready to launch Black color series of MB559 at end of this year, in the retail store in early 2007. Do you think the user would prefer Sliver/White or Black color of MB559? Would General consumer pay a little extra for Black color of MB559?

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

How big are the 2.5 IDE HDD Market?

ICY DOCK is ready to launch MB448UR that is perfect replacement for floppy drive and targeting 2.5 IDE HDD Market. The outlook of MB448UR looks similar to MB448AR (http://www.icydock.com/product/mb448ar.html)

In the beginning, my point of view on 2.5 HDD market was not great. Because most of 2.5 HDD are already build into laptop, but slowly I found out there is a lot of 2.5 HDD users such as doctors, lawyers and college students that need something that is portable, light weight and compact size.

Other then the Market that I mention above, who else you think needs a 2.5 HDD compact version of external enclosure with a internal housing that replace floppy drive?

ICY DOCK MB448UR is an internal device that replaces floppy drive, with a push of a bottom it will pop out a tray in which become a portable 2.5 HDD drive with USB 2.0 build-in interface connection.

What does the general consumer think about this new item that is ready to be launch by ICY DOCK?

Monday, October 23, 2006

New ICY DOCK MB556AH-T6 HDD Duplicater

ICY DOCK has launched a new MB556AH-T6 IDE Hard Drive Duplicator.

It contains the following:
- One Tower IDE Hard Drive system
- ICY DOCK 1 to 6 target IDE HDD controller card
- All Removable screw-less IDE HDD trays.

What do you think about this new IDE HDD Duplication system by ICY DOCK?

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

New MB559 eSATA Bracket

A. HDD LED connector to chassis LED (Remove)
B. HDD LED connector to Motherboard (Remove)
C. Power connector
D. SATA Port
E. Power Port
F. eSATA port
G. Power cable

Right now, ICY DOCK is thinking to replace the current MB559 eSATA Bracket to the new version of eSATA Bracket.

What do you think about this new design bracket that can connect to MB559 without AC Power Adapter? Of course, we will also include the AC Power Adapter for portable usage.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Firewire 400 or Firewire 800

Right now we are in discussion on which FireWire interface we should use for the next ICY DOCK MAC enclosure.

Should ICY DOCK choose FireWire 400 (IEEE 1394a) or FireWire 800 (IEEE 1394b)?

IC Y DOCK would like to know what does Mac user think about what would be the best interface for Mac and what is the Mac user working habit and preference on enclosure interface?

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

LCD trays or NOT for MB452 Platinum

As of right now, MB452 Platinum Edition includes:

- Two Trays (both SATA/IDE, non-LCD)
- One SATA Bracket
- One eSATA Cable
- One MB452 Platinum housing (use for both IDE/SATA tray)
- One AC Power Adapter

I was wondering if general consumer prefer LCD tray? Is it only for IDE or SATA tray only or both IDE and SATA? Please view image for detail LCD display.(Click to enlarge)

MB452 Platinum will be coming out winter, 2006 and it will be in store spring, 2007.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Purchase an extra tray from ICY DOCK that which included protection case for MB559, MB561, MB453, MB454, MB455

Since ICY DOCK is specialize in Internal and External IDE/eSATA/Hot Swap Removal Hard Drive enclosure. I had an idea and I was wondering if ICY DOCK should included a protection tray cover that fit into our MB559 and MB561 ( in White tray), also our other multi-bay such as MB453, 454, 455 (in blue tray) (Please view picture)

This idea came out because I had lots of HDD around my working bench and I have no protection cover on extra trays for my enclosure such as MB453, 454, 455 and MB559/561.

Maybe there is a need for protection cover for all trays for MB559, MB561 and MB453, 454, 455. I wonder what does general consumer thinks about this idea, when purchase an extra tray from ICY DOCK that which included protection cover and what will be the good price point for it. (MSRP 24.99 USD or MSRP 29.99 USD)

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Is it a good idea to have build-in Wireless NAS for 3.5 HDD Enclosures?

Now day, NAS (Network-Attached Storage) enclosure is getting popular.

Do you think it would be a good idea for ICY DOCK enclosure to have build-in WIRELESS NAS and do you prefer to have it build-in for multi-bay or single bay enclosure?

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Do you perfer with or without buldin fan enclosure?

Does today enclosures consumer market prefer with or without build-in fan? The fan function for enclosure will cool down the device, but the noise level is annoyed at times. If you obtain a enclosure without a build-in fan the consumer might think the HDD is under massive of heat and might damage the date that cause HDD malfunction.

What do you prefer as consumer? Should modern day "ENCLOSURE" have or shouldn’t have building fan?

Monday, August 28, 2006

External single unit that can read either IDE or SATA HDD and use eSATA or USB2.0 Output

Many of you already know, ICY DOCK are currently planning to launching a brand new external single bay removal enclsoure that use either SATA I/II or IDE Hard Drive and make it compatible to eSATA/USB 2.0 outputs using MB452 housing design.

Would do you think about this idea and product? Do you think the there is a similar product like this out in the market now? What would be a sweet spot on MSRP or reseller price?

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Brand new release for MB452

Right now, we are currently planning to put SATA I/II or IDE Hard Drive and make it compatible to eSATA/USB 2.0 outputs under single unit using MB452 housing design.

What do you guys think about this idea?

Monday, August 07, 2006

Just for general information, There is two models of MB337 (http://www.icydock.com/product/mb337.htm), The Different is MB337 is IDE version and MB722 (http://www.icydock.com/product/mb722.html ) is SATA Version. Even though the manual said MB337SKGF-B it is still MB722 (SATA Version). All faceplate are interchangeable but for all of our MB722 has Black faceplate as standard to less confused consumer, also the consumer will be receiving a free MB337 faceplate insert that is current inside the MB722 box (Limited supply). Please go by the MB722 webpage on our website for more information.


There is lots of review on MB452 and MB122


You can buy it at newegg.com!

Friday, August 04, 2006

Welcome to ICY DOCK Community Blogs

ICY DOCK is very pleased to introduce this very valuable resource. With the experience of our customers in mind, we have created a community which we believe will allow you to get the most out of your ICY DOCK product. As well as providing the most efficient means of obtaining product information, suggestions and support.

As with many other community forums, these discussion boards are intended for ICY DOCK customers to discuss products and assist each other with issues that may arise when using ICY DOCK products and services. As well as sharing ideas, discussing newer technologies and offering usability suggestions. ICY DOCK hopes that you enter into the spirit of the community by assisting each other and maintaining a friendly and open environment. While using these discussion boards, you can expect to encounter many other users of varying technical levels and by sharing knowledge; you can gain a broader range of experience in using ICY DOCK products and services. ICY DOCK asks that you keep in mind the differing expertise of the members of this community and maintain a courteous and friendly demeanor at all times.

We would like to conclude by thanking you for choosing ICY DOCK products, and we hope you enjoy our new community blogs.