Date: November 24th, 2010
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Icy Dock
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PRODUCT FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
Fits 3 x 3.5” SATA HDD into 2 x 5.25” Device Bays
Screw-less, tool-less design for genuine plug & play and hot swap use
Compatible with SATA 6 Gb/sec
Stylish aluminum construction for durability and heat dissipation
80mm cooling fan for maximum air flow
On-demand power system - Fan power only when a drive is powered on
Fan is replaceable with aftermarket fans that use 2-pin or 3-pin connectors
3 speed fan control including Smart Cooling Technology providing temperature
Front and rear ventilation slots
Front side USB and eSATA ports for convenient external storage connections
Individual power switches and LEDs for each drive
Child-proof power buttons to avoid accidental power shut down
Multi-locking door latches to prevent accidental drive ejection
Internal SATA cable and USB header cable built into rear of device
A couple things really stand out when looking at the specs. SATA 6Gbps support makes this a future proof product, and having the ability to swap out the cooling fan with an aftermarket one is a feature that potential buyers will appreciate. So far, things are looking good.
Icy Dock packages their stuff quite well using thick foam to protect the product during shipment. The front of the box features a large photo of the product, while the back lists out features and specifications. I was able to find it from online retailers for an average price of approximately $100US.
With all the packaging gone we are left with the enclosure, a bag of installation screws, and an instruction manual in multiple languages.