Friday, April 20, 2012

MB994SP-4SB-1 review - posted by

It's not easy to install a couple 2.5" notebook hard drives in a desktop computer system since desktop cases are made for 3.5" HDDs and 5.25" optical drives. There are inexpensive 2.5"-to-3.5" metal brackets that solve this problem, but they waste bay space and tend to be overpriced for simple stamped sheet the full review

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

MB082SP review - posted by

Packing more into less is the promise being offered by Icy Dock in the form of the MB082SP hard drive bracket. Designed for internal 3.5” HD bays, the MB082SP will turn a bay that is capable of holding a single 3.5” drive into a bay that can house a pair of 2.5” mechanical or solid state hard the full review

MB971SP-B review - posted by

Icy Dock makes just about anything you might want when it comes to ways to install hard drives in a computer. They also seem to think that 2.5” drives are the wave of the future as I see many products coming from this company for use with these drives. This size of drive may well be the wave of the future, particularly solid state drives, but the 3.5” hard drive is still king in the capacity the full review

Friday, April 13, 2012

Icy News: WD Shipping 7mm 2.5-Inch HDD at 500GB ($100)

WD has claimed to produce the lowest power consumption on the market with their new 7mm height hard drive. In addition to that, the shock resistance of the drive is 400G, which is good. 7mm is the biggest deal, but, will you be using these hard drives as they become more popular? Check out Storagenewsletter for more information on WD's newest hard drive. 

New Product Announcement - Introducing the ICY DOCK Dual Channel MB982IP-1S-1 2.5" SAS SSD/HDD Converter

In order to provide a pure 2.5" to 3.5" SAS conversion, Icy Dock is proud to introduce the new MB982IP-1S-1 2.5" SAS/SATA to 3.5" SAS SSD & HDD Converter. The MB982IP-1S-1 is an addition to the already popular MB982 enterprise series, with an emphasis on industrial level SAS storage applications. The dimensions, connection locations, and mounting hole positions are carefully placed to mimic a standard 3.5" SAS drive or SSD. The MB982IP-1S-1 also utilizes a full metal design, thus creating the best environment to cool any 10K, 15K RPM mechanical or enterprise SAS solid state drive, meanwhile, the rock solid construction is ideal for industrial, enterprise, and military related applications. A completely standardized SAS connection is implemented to be fully compatible with various backplanes that may be used. The converter is designed specifically to be used for 2.5" SAS/SATA drives that are required in 3.5" SAS internal hard drive bays of tower and rack mount chassis, as well as with backplanes or hot swap modules.
Key Feature:

* Converts your 2.5" SATA/SAS HDD or SSD to a 3.5" SAS HDD or SSD, for 3.5" SAS drive bay usage.
* Compatible with Most 3.5" SAS HDD Backplanes, Rackmounts and Hot Swap Devices.
* Designed for System Integrators and IT Professionals.
* Screw-less Design For Quick & Easy Installation.
* Full Metal and Heavy Duty with Easy Access to Drives.
* Compatible with 15mm height drives.
* Airflow Vents for Heat Dissipation with Anti-vibration Design.
* Supports SAS 2.0 and SATA 6Gbps

Quick links:

MB982IP-1S-1 Product Page
MB982IP-1S-1 Data Sheet
MB982IP-1S-1 Product Images

Estimated Release Date: 4/25/2012

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Icy News: HyperX 3K 2.5-Inch 6Gb SATA MLC SSDs From Kingston

So Kingston has released their newest model in the HyperX line. It boasts superior performance with the technology implemented to reduce wear on your SSD. Let us know what you think about this and if you would buy this!

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Friday, April 06, 2012

Icy News: OCZ Introduces 6Gb SATA MLC SSD: Vertex 4

The newest OCZ flagship model dubbed Vertex 4 is another step in the right direction with regards to performance. They claim that the highest performance boost as much as 400 percent in comparison to the Vertex 3. So, many consumers are may be thinking about upgrading or even buying into the SSD technology. While the performance in comparison is great, by no means is the vertex 3 is no slouch that was launched just over a year ago. If you're in the market for the latest and greatest, this may be the right choice but if you need to save some money, look for the previous generation SSD as the price will fall. Let us know what you think!

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Thursday, April 05, 2012

MB994SP-4SB-1 review - posted by

was not always a cynical man and I can't exactly pinpoint the moment the malaise fell on me but it most like happened in a circus. The poster succinctly said "man in a bottle", straightforward and to the point. Being three years old and oblivious to the laws of biology and physics, I thought it was going to be a diminutive man inside an empty whisky the full review

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Icy News: First HDD at Record 4TB by Hitachi GST

Hitachi has broken the 3TB hard drive barrier with the release of their new 4TB hard drive. This new enterprise class hard drive features better Capacity, Reliability, Performance and Lower power consumption. This new hard drive is perfect for a large data center since it is enterprise level and more importantly has a capacity of 4TB. Let us know what you think about Hitachi's new 4TB hard drive.  

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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Icy News: New Name Discovered in SSDs: CA-Based Centon Electronics

"While SSD has become a standard specification for enthusiast PC gamers owing to its features including read/write performance and shock resistance that can break through the performance bottleneck of PC systems, the introduction of SATA III SSDs further highlights the advantage of SSD's read/write performance. 

Twice as fast as the SATA II, Centon's new line of SATA III will take advantage of the bandwidth and provide fast data transfer rates that reach as high as 400 MB/s read speed and 300 MB/s write speed." -via Storagenewsletter

There's a new brand in town of the already many SSD products. The specifications seem to be okay, we will have to see how the pricing from Centon fairs against other brands specifically priced to meet end users and perform similarly. If this is a brand you recognize, let us know your thoughts!

Monday, April 02, 2012

New Product Announcement - Introducing the ICY DOCK MB994SP-4SB-1 Quad Bay SATA 6Gbps Backplane

Introducing the Icy Dock MB994SP-4SB-1 Full Metal Quad Bay 2.5" SATA 6Gbps backplane for use in a single 5.25" device bay. This new model uses a SATA 6Gbps interface and adds a fan power switch to control when you need it. The dual 40mm cooling fans in addition to the power switch for the fans allow for the best flexibility - Turn off when using SSD's and on when using mechanical SATA hard drives. The single 4 pin power connector reduces the amount of cables required and making installation simpler. The MB994SP-4SB-1 utilizes our EZ Slide Mini Trays that accommodate 9.5mm & 12.5mm drives which makes drive interchangeability and maintenance completely hassle free. The MB994SP-4SB-1 is made completely of metal to ensure protection of your drives as well as reliability. With it's small form factor, the MB994SP-4SB-1 is perfect for use in gaming PCs, RAID systems, and in small form factor cases where 5.25" bays are limited and large drive capacity or SSD's are needed.
Key Feature:

* Fits 4 x 2.5" SATA I / II / III HDD/SSD.
* Accommodates Drives with up to 12.5mm Height.
* Fits 4 Drives into a Single 5.25" Device Bay.
* 1 x 4 pin power connector to reduce cable connections.
* Status LED on Front for Each Drive.
* Full Metal EZ Slide Mini Tray System with Full Cage Design.
* Small Form Factor Perfect for IPC, Servers, and Small Form Factor Cases.
* Fan Power Switch Allow User to turn off the fans when using SSD.
* Front, Rear, Top, and Bottom Ventilation Slots.
* Dual 40mm Cooling Fans.
* Heavy Duty Full Metal Construction.
* Support SATA 6Gbps.
* Top Cover for the Tray Adds Extra Drive Protection.
* Active Power Technology - Device only power up if there are drive installed.

Quick links:

MB994SP-4SB-1 Product Page
MB994SP-4SB-1 Data Sheet
MB994SP-4SB-1 Product Images

Tel: 626.956.8800
Fax: 626.956.8811
1307 John Reed Ct.
City of Industry, California 91745
Sales e-mail:
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