Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Introducing the ICY DOCK TurboSwap MB171SP-B Tray-Less 3.5” SATA Hard Drive Mobile Rack with 80mm Cooling Fan

Tray-less designs have always been a trade-off between convenience and security, but that’s not the case for TurboSwap MB171SP-B. The ICYDOCK TurboSwap MB171SP-B keeps all the benefits of the tray-less design with superior build quality, improved cooling efficiency and its unique shock absorbing design for maximum stability. It fits any standard 5.25” bay and is built rugged with all metal design to take a beating. This lockable mobile rack is designed for rugged applications such as medical & military systems, industrial PCs and servers. It includes features such as drive power button, ultra-slim 80mm cooling fan, fan speed control and optional screw holes for an add-on 120mm cooling fan which can be great for gamers and power users seeking a hot-swap bay built in to their system with SATA III support.
The benefits of tray-less combined with stability

There are many benefits to having a tray-less design; it allows you to quickly swap the drives without the fuss of rewiring or installing trays onto your drives. Reliability and stability of tray-less mechanisms are always a concern as it’s necessary to add moving parts. The TurboSwap MB171SP-B takes this into consideration and allows you to hot-swap drives within seconds, while maintaining outstanding drive stability and overall reliability. The Ultra-Flex shock absorbing kit provides excellent drive support whether it’s a half-height drive or a full size drive; it stabilizes the drive and absorbs vibrations. For increased reliability, we’ve simplified and reengineered the ejection mechanism with all metal arms to create a strong product that’s built to last. Setup is incredibly simple: just insert this unit into a single 5.25” bay, secure the unit in with screws, plug a 15pin power cable + 7 pin SATA cable, and you’re good to go.
Increase the lifespan of your drives

Both performance and drive life expectancy decrease when heat increases so it’s best to keep your drive cool. Our included ultra slim 80mm fan is mounted beneath the rack to allow sufficient cooling for all types of applications. Whether you’re running a server that’s constantly under heavy load or media system that’s running 24/7, you’ll be able to rest at ease knowing your drives aren’t overheating. We’ve also added fan control to allow user management, so controlling drive temperatures will be as easy as pressing a button. If you have a need to customize the units by adding an aftermarket 80mm or larger 120mm fan, go right on ahead --we’ve added the necessary screw hole spacing for this purpose. Individual power control allows you to turn off your HDD with the touch of a button which can help you preserve the life of your drives.
Security Matters

If your environment demands the toughest and most robust parts, then you’ll be more than satisfied with our MB171SP-B TurboSwap. There are other benefits to having all metal design, besides the obvious sturdiness. The unit acts as a giant heat sink to disperse heat from the drive to keep your drives cool. The TurboSwap is also perfect for industries that require a certain flammability rating since its all metal design abides to these requirements. It’s a great choice for military or medical servers.
With standard hot swappable drive racks, you run the risk of an unauthorized personnel being able to quickly swipe crucial data within the blink of an eye. Using our MB171SP-B TurboSwap allows you to lock your drive in place to prevent theft or tampering to your drives. We’re one of the few companies that integrate barrel locks and keys in our devices which further increase security. This barrel locking mechanism along with the all metal tough design allows you to add an extra layer to your data protection –which is required for most businesses.
Compatible with our lineup of SSD converters

It wouldn’t be labeled ICYDOCK if it wasn’t well thought out, would it? Our MB171SP-B goes hand-in-hand with our 2.5” to 3.5” converters to allow compatibility with 2.5” SATA HDD/SSDs. Check out our converters below:

EZConvert MB882SP-1S-1B 2.5" to 3.5" SATA SSD / Hard Drive Converter

EZConvert MB882SP-1S-2B 2.5" to 3.5" SATA SSD / Hard Drive Converter

EZConvert Pro MB982SP-1S Enterprise Full Metal 2.5" to 3.5" SATA Hard Drive/SSD Converter
Key Features

* Tray less hot swappable drive cage
* Fits full sized and half height 3.5” SATA drives into a single 5.25” bay
* Supports up to 6Gb transfer speeds (depending on host configuration)
* Heavy Duty all metal construction
* Locking mechanism to protect your data
* Ultra slim 80mm fan to keep your drives cool
* Front panel fan speed control with drive power button
* Optional spacing available for aftermarket 120mm fans
* 2 pin and 3 pin fan connections available
* Shock absorbing anti vibration features

Quick links:

MB171SP-B Product Page

MB171SP-B Product images
MB171SP-B Datasheet


Tel: 626.956.8800
Fax: 626.956.8811
11740 Clark St.
Arcadia, California 91006
Sales e-mail: sales01@cremax.com
Support e-mail: tech@icydock.com

Introducing the ICY DOCK EZ-Dock MB981U3-1S 2.5” & 3.5” SATA USB 3.0 Hard Drive & SSD Docking Station

Icy Dock is proud to introduce the new member of the EZ-Dock series - The EZ-Dock MB981U3-1S 2.5”/3.5” SATA Hard Drive Docking Station which boasts a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface. The MB981U3-1S enhances the USB 3.0 performance by adding the UASP support and allows you to quickly swap any standard 2.5” and 3.5” SATA HDD/SSD. It’s a perfect tool for gamers, designers, IT professionals and even average users.
Performance Meets Flexibility

The MB981U3-1S USB 3.0 interface featuring UASP support, which delivers higher transfer speeds to supporting devices. It’s also backward compatible with the USB 2.0 interface, allowing the device to be used with any system that has USB 2.0 interface. The MB981U3-1S covers the latest systems from hosts with USB 3.0 interface and UASP support, to older generation computers still using USB 2.0 interface. The MB981U3-1S uses tool-less plug & play design for both 2.5” and 3.5” SATA hard disk and solid state drives – simply plug in the HDD/SSD and hit the power button to get started. This is an excellent solution for using a drive without the hassle of installation and allows you quickly swap drives in just seconds.
Diligently Engineered to Exceed Expectations

2.5” drives can be used on the go being powered by the USB bus, while 3.5” drives utilize a small form factor wall power supply that can be easily stowed away in a laptop bag or briefcase. The 2 part anti-dust cover on the top is divided into 2 pieces, so that if a 2.5” drive is inserted, only the smaller portion of the cover opens up, leaving the electronics inside safe from dust and debris. Other useful elements include a power button on the dock that double as status LEDs, a easy to press, large drive eject button, and as always, a ICY DOCK 3 year warranty.
Key Features

* Completely screw-less / tool-less design for any type of SATA drive.
* Allows docking of 2.5”/3.5” SATA HDD & SSD connected via USB 3.0 or USB 2.0.
* 2 part anti-dust cover protects internals even when small 2.5” SATA drive is used.
* Easy access On/off button allows hard drive life expendability and energy conservation.
* Plug & Play USB 3.0 with backwards capabilities to USB 2.0 for quick connection for any computer system.
* Exposed working HDD stands in the air vertically for fast heat dissipation.
* USB 3.0 connectivity with up to 5 Gb/sec transfer rates.
* Large eject button for hassle free drive removal.
* 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.
* Support UASP for even faster transfer speed.

Quick links:

MB981U3-1S Product Page

MB981U3-1S Product images
MB981U3-1S Datasheet


Tel: 626.956.8800
Fax: 626.956.8811
11740 Clark St.
Arcadia, California 91006
Sales e-mail: sales01@cremax.com
Support e-mail: tech@icydock.com

Thursday, February 20, 2014

ICYBento MB559U3S-1SB review - posted by tweaktown.com

ICY DOCK ICYBento MB559U3S External HDD Enclosure Review
Whether you use them for backups or transferring data between devices, external enclosures are one of the must-have solutions for every user. With advances in technology, enclosures in today's market feature very quick eSATA and USB 3.0 options, and at times they even feature Thunderbolt.

The ICY DOCK ICYBento is a slim form factor 3.5" external enclosure, with USB 3.0 and eSATA connectivity. The ICYBento enjoys an aluminium design to aid in heat dissipation, while being fan-less to minimize noise. Compatibility extends to modern Windows operating systems and Mac OS 9+.........Read More

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Introducing the ICY DOCK FLEX-FIT Trio MB343SP 3.5” to 5.25” Front Bay Conversion Kit with Additional 2 x 2.5” HDD/SSD Bay

The FLEX-FIT Trio MB343SP is a very unique 3.5” to 5.25” front bay adapter. At first glance is of what looks like a simple 3.5” to 5.25 device bay adapter, but there is more than meets the eye. We’ve created a device that utilizes a single 5.25” bay and converts it into 2 x 2.5” HDD/SSD slots and a 3.5” device or hard drive bay designed for tool-less drive installation. The FLEX-FIT Trio MB343SP pushes the envelope with its unique features and brilliant engineering. As a result, you get a beautifully crafted adapter that is sturdy, flexible and multifunctional.

One of the most unique features of the FLEX-FIT Trio MB343SP is the FLEX-FIT system, which provides users a higher level of flexibility for a 5.25” adapter that only an Icy Dock product can deliver. The FLEX-FIT Trio can store a 3.5” device or hard drive and an additional 2 x 2.5” HDD/SSD, IDE or SATA hard drives from 7mm – 9.5mm height. It’s both space efficient and cost effective since you won’t be required to buy multiple brackets.
Screw-less Drive Installation

Thanks to our screw-less drive installation design, the device / drive installation process is very easy – simply slide in your 3.5” device until you heard a clicking sound, which means the Smart-Tip locks the 3.5” device into place. For extra security, the optional side screws can be added. For the 2.5” HDD/SSD slots, it takes any 2.5” SSD or hard drive without using any tools or screws, and the built-in self adjusting tab locks in 7mm-9.5mm 2.5” drives in place.
The 3.5” bay can also take any standard 3.5” hard drive or SSD bracket, just slide in your 3.5” HDD or bracket and secure the drive with the side screw holes. Additionally, if you decided to install a 3.5” hard drive or device that doesn’t have a front Input/output interface, you won’t be left with an exposed slot. We’ve thoughtfully designed the rear plate to snap off so you can insert it in the front panel slot to blend in with your system
Beautifully Crafted Design

The FLEX-FIT Trio MB343SP is engineered with the utmost dedication to building the most efficient and reliable product possible. Using a single, sturdy plastic open frame design provides excellent durability and passive cooling factor which as a result, reduces the chances of mechanical failures while using the device. Because the adapter is a single piece design, it is using absolutely zero moving parts as possible while retaining all core functionalities of the adapter.
Build Flexible

Since the 3.5” bay takes both 3.5” hard drive and 3.5” device, there are many build options to choose from. For example, adding the ToughArmor MB992SK-B would give you two internal 2.5” slots with two external hot-swap 2.5” bays. Adding the EZ-Fit Lite MB290SP-B will give you four total 2.5” slots. The FLEX-FIT Trio is also compatible with USB 3.0 hubs, multimedia card readers and fan speed controllers in 3.5” form factor.
Suggested Applications

Any system with 5.25” device bay
Compatible 3.5” Products

3.5” hard drives, 3.5” USB 3.0 hub, 3.5” multimedia card readers, 3.5” HDD/SSD mobile racks & 3.5” HDD/SSD brackets
Key Features

* Compatible with any standard 5.25” device bay
* Fits 1 x 3.5” device / hard drive & 2 x 2.5” HDD/SSD
* Durable one piece, lightweight construction
* Snap-off front panel dust cover
* Smart-Tip locking mechanism for screwless 3.5” device installation
* Screw-less installation design for 2.5” HDD/SSD slots
* Side screw holes for 3.5” hard drive installation
* Compatible with our 3.5” mobile racks and brackets

Quick links:

MB343SP Product Page

MB343SP Product images
MB343SP Datasheet


Tel: 626.956.8800
Fax: 626.956.8811
11740 Clark St.
Arcadia, California 91006
Sales e-mail: sales01@cremax.com
Support e-mail: tech@icydock.com