Date: December 12th, 2003
Article by: Tristan E. Kay (Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: CREMAX
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PRODUCT COMPOSITION & SETUP (cont'd)
You can see the ADDA ball bearing fan here which consumes
12V of electricity alone. This connects directly to the JP2 connector
on the circuit board. In the bottom right of the picture is the speaker
that is used for the menu sounds on the LCD as well as the warning sirens
for overheating and the fan stopping.
The chipset that controls the ICY Dock, lady's and gentlemen,
mounted on a circuit-board no larger than a credit card, this chipset
monitors fan speed, temperature, date, and slave/master settings.
These colourful wires are the key to a successful installation.
The wires plug into the back of the hard-drive in place of the jumpers.
Depending on the hard-drive model, each connector goes on a certain
pin combination, and with the help of the switch box on the back of
the dock, the master and slave settings of the hard-drive can be controlled.
The inside of the dock features the 4-pin molex connector
that will give your drive hard-drive the juice it needs to run efficiently.