|Icy Dock MB664US-1SB Screwless eSATA Hard Drive Enclosure
Icy Dock has been manufacturing high quality storage enclosures for over 10 years, and you can count on them to release innovative new products to keep up with the times. One of Icy Dock's latest products is an external SATA hard drive enclosure with USB 2.0 and eSATA connections. In addition to using the latest SATA hard drives and data connections, this enclosure offers a tool-less installation, anti-vibration strips, and integrated feet.
Before taking a look at the MB664US-1SB Screwless eSATA Hard Drive Enclosure provided for review, let's look at some published data taken from the Icy Dock website...
» Host: Plug & Play USB 2.0 + eSATA combo
» Drive Fit: Hot Swappable 1 x 3.5" SATA I or II
» User friendly Screw-less design just plug in the hard drive and play
» Multi-drive exchangeability, hot swap capability & maintenance capabilities
» Fan-less operation with aluminum body cooling & protection plus fine mirror finish exterior
» Horizontal/Vertical positioning options with extendable foot stands for vertical lay
» Built in security slot for security cable kit
» Item Number: MB664US-1SB
» Host Interface: eSATA + USB2.0 combo
» Drive Fit: 1 x 3.5” SATA I / II
» Drive Type: Standalone with horizontal or vertical positioning
» Transfer Rate: Up to 3 Gb/sec. via eSATA, up to 480 Mb/sec. via USB2.0
» Insert & Extract connection Via: 15 pin direct hard drive connection
» Structure: Aluminum body w/ partial plastic
» Drive Cooling: Aluminum heat dispersion w/ top heat release
» Indication: Device Power & Drive Activity
» LED Display Color: Mini White
» OS Requirement: Windows 98/SE/ME/2000/XP ; Mac OS 9.0 or higher
» Dimension (L x W x H): 134 x 32 x 190 mm
While most Icy Dock drive enclosures that we have reviewed were packaged in cardboard, this one came in a clear plastic box. This enables the user to see the actual drive, not a picture representing it. There is a cardboard box inside the plastic box which houses the enclosure's accessories, and along the edge of the box there is a little information about the features of the enclosure.