Date: March 17th, 2009
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: IcyDock
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
There are two main parts to this product – the unit itself, and a detachable stand made out of aluminum alloy. Using the stand is completely optional and functionality is not affected either way. Only one drive can be mounted at a time but hot-swapping is supported.
The docking station is made out of plastic, but it is a strong plastic that will be able to withstand normal everyday use. Here on the front is an Icy Dock logo, a power button, and an amber power/activity LED.
On one side of the unit are an eSATA port and the power port. External power is required unless you are docking a 2.5” drive and using the USB interface.
And speaking of USB, the port is located on the opposite side of the unit. It accepts a Mini-B type USB connector and in case you don't already have a cable, Icy Dock provides one with this product.
At the back of the unit is a white circular tab. Pressing this tab releases the stand so it can be removed. The only other feature to speak of on the back is four rubber feet to keep the unit in place if it is resting in a horizontal position.