Date: February 3rd, 2009
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Icy Dock
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
The body of the enclosure is made of steel, so it is nice and sturdy and has some weight to it. It is roughly the size of an internal optical drive and has plenty of mounting holes to accommodate just about any case.
The front bezel is constructed out of aluminum and plastic. It can be locked to prevent removal of the drive and also features a green LED for power and an amber LED for activity at the bottom.
At the back we have a 4-pin Molex connector for power, 7-pin SATA connector, and an exhaust fan for cooling. If you are using a SATA I drive, then an optional HDD access cable must be attached to the power LED and HDD access pins in order for the LEDs to be functional.
Anti-vibration features on the inside of the latch help keep noise to a minimum, and there is even a diagram on the inside that shows the direction to insert the drive.
PRODUCT INSTALLATION AND TESTING
It doesn't really matter if you install the drive before or after the enclosure is inside the chassis. It's a simple process either way and only requires sliding the drive inside until it clicks into place.
Fitting the enclosure inside the case is as easy as installing any other 5.25” drive. Secure it with the four screws provided, plug in the power and SATA cables, and you're ready to go.