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?