Wednesday, October 31, 2012

MB971SP-B review - posted by

In preparation for the 2nd Annual Home Server Show Meet-Up this year I was asked to review the Icy Dock 5.25” Hot Swap Drive Caddy for a 2.5” and a 3.5” SATA Hard Drive or SSD — DuoSwap MB971SP-B (“DuoSwap”). Details of the DuoSwap can also be found at Icy Dock’s the full review

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Introducing the ICY DOCK MB981U3N-1SA USB 3.0 2.5” / 3.5” SATA & IDE Hard Drive & SSD Adapter

Icy Dock is proud to introduce the MB981U3N-1SA USB 3.0 2.5” / 3.5” SATA & IDE Hard Drive Adapter. This adapter is an ultra portable yet space saving solution for users who require high transfer speed with multiple hard drives to swap, whether it is IDE / SATA or a 2.5” / 3.5” form factor.
Adaptable USB 3.0 SuperSpeed
The MB981U3N-1SA accepts almost all kinds of drives including ATA (IDE), SATA, 2.5”, 3.5” hard drives and SSDs. It allows universal adaptability with modern PCs or Macs via SuperSpeed USB 3.0. With a theoretical maximum of 5Gb/s, you get the lightning fast transfer performance you need to finish your tasks fast. With USB 3.0 capable of backwards compatibility, the adapter can be used in older systems that only have USB 2.0. This is the best interface to date with reliable compatibility for many different systems.
Minimal Footprint Design
The minimalistic design of the MB981U3N-1SA allows for a significant space reduction, leaving a small footprint when using the device in several positions for your SATA hard drive can be used in. With this ability, accommodating to different surfaces makes it easy to use almost anywhere. The SATA & IDE ports are also built to fully secure your inserted hard drive and help prevents data loss or damage to your hard drive connectors. Lastly, the exposed hard drive allows full passive heat dissipation to optimize cooling and performance.
Readily Accessible
Strategically placed ports and the screw-less / tool-less design make using the MB981U3N-1SA quick to swap multiple hard drives in seconds for everyday use. An individual power button which doubles as a status LED is also included to allow users to increase drive life and conserves electricity when not in use. Whether it is 2.5”/3.5” or IDE/SATA HDD, each type of hard drive is compatible and can be accessed in three easy steps – insert the hard drive, plug in necessary cables, and press the power button. Also, most 2.5” hard drives or SSDs can be power by a single USB connection. Meanwhile, a slim power adapter is included for 3.5” SATA hard drive, and a 4-pin power jumper cable for 3.5” IDE hard drive to ensure enough power is provided.
Key Features
* Completely screw-less / tool-less design for any type of drive.
* Connects 2.5”/3.5” ATA (IDE) & SATA Hard Drive & SSD.
* Secured port connectors to prevent data loss or damage to hard drives.
* Able to run 2.5"/3.5" ATA (IDE) & SATA hard drive simultaneously.
* Plug & Play USB 3.0 with backwards capabilities to USB 2.0 for quick connection for any computer system.
* Easy access On/off button allows hard drive life expendability and energy conservation.
* Exposed working HDD stands in the air vertically for fast heat radiation.
* Included convenient 4-pin power jumper cabled provided for use with 3.5” IDE drive.
* Low profile power adapter for 3.5” drives.
* USB bus power for 2.5” drives.
* Great for DIY users and IT Professionals.
* Designed for PC & Mac systems.

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MB981U3N-1SA Datasheet


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Friday, October 19, 2012

MB559U3S-1S review - posted by

When it comes to external hard drive enclosures ICY DOCK is a name you should know.  They have been making enclosures for quite some time now.  Their enclosures are always the full review

Monday, October 15, 2012

MB994IPO-3SB review - posted by

The Icy Dock MB994IPO-3SB is a really cool product. Here’s the basic idea – take a standard 5.25″ optical drive bay and make it more useful. Useful in the sense that it the full review

MB982IP-1S-1 review - posted by

The MB982IP-1S-1 is part of Icy Dock’s MB982 enterprise series, which is designed for large-scale storage applications. Like the MB982IP-1S, reviewed as part of the full review

MB559U3S-1S review - posted by


Icy Dock’s new MB559U3S-1S portable USB 3.0 and eSATA enclosure is as much about how you use storage when you’re not on the go as is about providing a safe, thermally efficient housing for drives operating in the field. The MB559U3S-1S the full review