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ICY DOCK Black Vortex Quad-Bay USB 3.0 & eSATA External 3.5″ SATA HDD Enclosure Review

ICY DOCK Black Vortex Quad-Bay USB 3.0 & eSATA External 3.5″ SATA HDD Enclosure Review Single external 3.5″ desktop drives may be extremely popular especially among casual consumers due to their somewhat affordable prices (in many cases they are even cheaper compared to what you’d have to pay to get the drive inside alone) but …

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ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB991U3-1SB 2.5 Inch USB 3.0 Enclosure Review

ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB991U3-1SB 2.5 Inch USB 3.0 Enclosure Review The ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB991U3-1SB is not quite your typical USB 3.0 enclosure, and I like it. I can see plenty of applications for a tougher, ‘enterprise-grade’ device that could benefit people at work and at home. At home, I think I would much rather …

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ICY DOCK MB492SKL-B, MB491SKL-B, and MB973SP-2B Drive Bay Review

ICY DOCK MB492SKL-B, MB491SKL-B, and MB973SP-2B Drive Bay Review This review is going to cover 3 newer offerings from ICY DOCK that provide convenient, hot swap access to drives installed in your PC’s case. We will look at the ToughArmor EX MB492SKL-B which lets you install two 2.5″ drives in a single 3.5″ external bay, …

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Icy Dock MB998SP-B ToughArmor Cage Review

Icy Dock MB998SP-B ToughArmor Cage Review Today we want to introduce you to the third part of our Icy Dock caddy review hattrick. This time we have tested the Icy Dock MB998SP-B ToughArmor cage. The special thing about this caddy is that it can accommodate up to eight SSDs or HDDs. How, and especially if …

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Icy Dock MB324SP-B ExpressCage Review

Icy Dock MB324SP-B ExpressCage Review We have recently tested the Icy Dock Turbo Swap hard drive caddy. For owners of a SATA hard drive, the frame turned out to be a useful extension. Today we want to present another hot swap cage of the brand Icy Dock, the Icy Dock MB324SP-B ExpressCage. This mobile rack …

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Icy Dock MB171SP-B TurboSwap Drive Cage Review

Icy Dock MB171SP-B TurboSwap Drive Cage Review Originally hot swap mobile racks were used in large servers to rapidly respond to hard drive failures and to be able to replace the affected hardware easily. But quickly the hard drive caddy found its way into home user computer cases. Be it for testing various hard drives …

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ICY DOCK ICYRaid 2-Bay USB 3.0 Drive Enclosure Review

ICY DOCK ICYRaid 2-Bay USB 3.0 Drive Enclosure Review The performance of the ICY DOCK ICYRaid 2-bay USB 3.0 drive enclosure is quite impressive. While the transfer rates while in a RAID 0 configuration were very fast, the rates achieved in RAID 1, Big, or JBOD were not far behind. Connected to your PC for …

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Icy Dock ICYCube 4-Bay External Enclosure Review

Icy Dock ICYCube 4-Bay External Enclosure Review The Icy Dock ICYCube is a 4-bay enclosure that has support for both 2.5” and 3.5” drives, so you can mix different drive sizes. The ICYCube uses high quality aluminum for housing the drive and has a variable speed 80mm fan on the rear of the casing. The …

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Icy Dock Black Vortex MB074SP-B Hard Drive Cage Review

Icy Dock Black Vortex MB074SP-B Hard Drive Cage Review The Icy Dock Black Vortex MB074SP-B is appropriately named for its aesthetics. The front of the Black Vortex features an intertwined metal fan grill, fan filter, and a 120mm blue LED fan installed to cool the drives. This hard drive cage is targeted at the power …

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Icy Dock ToughArmor MB992SK-B 3.5″ SATA Mobile Rack Review

Icy Dock ToughArmor MB992SK-B 3.5″ SATA Mobile Rack Review The ICY DOCK MB992SK-B is a SATA backplane cage offers solid aluminum construction that not only protects the hard drives but provides passive cooling. The MB992SK-B is setup with two locking drive bays that will fit 2.5” SSDs or HDDs. The case fits into the space …

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ICY DOCK MB992SK-B Dual 2.5in Enclosure Review

ICY DOCK MB992SK-B Dual 2.5in Enclosure Review Almost all of us have spare drive bays on the front of our PCs and a fair number of us have either got spare parts kicking about or have run out of space inside our system for hard drives. Icy Dock are looking to problems like these with …

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Icy Dock FlexCage 2 Bay and 3 Bay Hard Drive Enclosure Review

Icy Dock FlexCage 2 Bay and 3 Bay Hard Drive Enclosure Review The Icy Dock MB973SP-1B and the MB974SP-2B are very similar to each other in that they both sport an aluminum chassis with an 80mm cooling fan. The Icy Dock FlexCage MB973SP-1B is able to fit three 3.5″ SATA HDDs in two 5.25″ drive bays …

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