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Icy Dock MB122SKGF-1B and MB722SKGF-B Drive Enclosures
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Icy Dock MB122SKGF-1B and MB722SKGF-B Drive Enclosures
July 31, 2006

For the most part, hard drives are installed into a case in the spaces provided by the case manufacturer. Usually they provide three dedicated slots for hard drive installation which to some people is two more than enough, but some enthusiasts use more than the standard three slots. Extra drives can be stuffed into an extra 3.5" bay that is normally for floppy drive but they never seem to fit like into a normal hard drive cage. For that reason, and also for hot swap capabilities, users will like to use an internal hard drive enclosure that uses a 5.25" drive bay.

Icy Dock makes many variations of hard drive enclosures, both internal and external. They cover many technologies that include IDE, SATA 1&2, SCSI, and RAID devices which enhance expandability, security, portability, and functionality.


Icy Dock sent us over two of their internal SATA enclosures for us to take a look at. The models we received are from the MB122 and MB722 series; models MB122SKGF-1B and MB722SKGF-B. Both of these enclosures mount into any available 5.25" device bays of any computer case.

Before taking a look at the actual enclosures, let's take a quick look at some published data from the Icy Dock website.

Features - MB122:

» Drive Fit: 1 x 3.5" ATA 133 / Hot Swappable SATA I or II
» Device Fit: 1 x 5.25" device bay
» Internal drive security, exchangeability, expandability and maintenance capabilities
» Advanced drive monitoring system built internally w/ LCD visual & audio indicators
» Stylish faceplate with aluminum cooling body
» Warm air outtake fan cooling of drive
» Safeguard key lock capable of power control to disable data accessibility from others
» Accessible Master/Slave setting thru the drive tray without having to physically remove the drive
» Compact size version in SATA is available for limited depth integration

Features - MB722:

» Drive Fit: 1 x 3.5" ATA 133 / Hot Swappable SATA I or II
» Device Fit: 1 x 5.25" device bay
» Internal drive security, exchangeability, expandability and maintenance capabilities
» Advanced drive monitoring system built internally w/ LCD visual & audio indicators
» Stylish faceplate with aluminum cooling body
» Warm air outtake fan cooling of drive
» Safeguard key lock capable of power control to disable data accessibility from others
» Accessible Master/Slave setting thru the drive tray without having to physically remove the drive
» Compact size version in SATA is available for limited depth integration

Specifications - MB122:

» Item Number: Black MB122SKGF-1B
» Internal Host: 7 pin SATA
» Drive Fit: 1 x 3.5" SATA I / II
» Drive Bay: 1 x 5.25"
» Transfer Rate: 1.5Gb/sec.
» Insert & Extract Connection Via: 15 pin direct hard drive connection
» Structure: Aluminum body w/ partial plastic
» Drive Cooling: Aluminum heat dispersion w/ 1 x rear outtake fan
» Alarm Indication: Audio & Visual
» LED Indication: Real-time drive temp., Drive activity, overheat, MASTER/SLAVE status, Fan working/failure status, Device usage time record
» LED Display Color: Cool blue
» Drive Security: 3 segment key lock
» Dimension (LxWxH): 198.0 x 148.0 x 42.0 mm
» Weight: 1.50 lbs.
» Compatible Drive Tray: Black MB122SRCK-1B

Specifications - MB722:

» Item Number: Black MB722SKGF-B
» Internal Host: 7 pin SATA
» Drive Fit: 1 x 3.5" SATA I / II
» Transfer Rate: 1.5Gb/sec.
» Insert & Extract connection Via: 64 pin industrial DIN converter
» Structure: Aluminum body w/ partial plastic
» Drive Cooling: Aluminum heat dispersion w/ 1 x rear outtake fan
» Alarm Indication: Audio & Visual
» LED Indication: Real-time drive temp., Drive activity, overheat, MASTER/SLAVE status, Fan working/failure status, Device usage time record
» LED Display Color: Cool blue
» Drive Security: 3 segment key lock
» Dimension (LxWxH): 235.5 x 148.0 x 42.0 mm
» Weight: 2.10 lbs.

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