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ICY DOCK MB981U3N-1SA Plastic 2.5" & 3.5" Black USB 3.0 USB 3.0 2.5" / 3.5" SATA & IDE Hard Drive & SSD Adapter

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EZ-Adapter - MB981U3N-1SA
USB 3.0 2.5" / 3.5" SATA & IDE HDD Adapter

Overview

Icy Dock is proud to introduce the EZ-Adapter MB981U3N-1SA - a USB 3.0 2.5" / 3.5" SATA & IDE hard drive adapter. This adapter is an ultra portable yet space-saving solution for users who require high transfer speed with multiple hard drives to swap, whether it is IDE / SATA or a 2.5" / 3.5" form factor.

Adaptable USB 3.0 SuperSpeed

The MB981U3N-1SA accepts almost all kinds of drives including ATA (IDE), SATA, 2.5", 3.5" hard drives and SSDs. It allows universal adaptability with modern PCs or Macs via SuperSpeed USB 3.0. With a theoretical maximum of 5Gbps, you get the lightning fast transfer performance you need to finish your tasks fast. With USB 3.0 capable of backwards compatibility, the adapter can be used in older systems that only have USB 2.0. This is the best interface to date with reliable compatibility for many different systems.

MB981U3N-1SA

Minimal Footprint Design

The minimalistic design of the MB981U3N-1SA allows for a significant space reduction, leaving a small footprint when using the device in several positions for your SATA hard drive can be used in. With this ability, accommodating to different surfaces makes it easy to use almost anywhere. The SATA & IDE ports are also built to fully secure your inserted hard drive and help prevents data loss or damage to your hard drive connectors. Lastly, the exposed hard drive allows full passive heat dissipation to optimize cooling and performance.

MB981U3N-1SA

Readily Accessible

Strategically placed ports and the screw-less / tool-less design make using the MB981U3N-1SA quick to swap multiple hard drives in seconds for everyday use. An individual power button which doubles as a status LED is also included to allow users to increase drive life and conserves electricity when not in use. Whether it is 2.5"/3.5" or IDE/SATA HDD, each type of hard drive is compatible and can be accessed in three easy steps – insert the hard drive, plug in necessary cables, and press the power button. Also, most 2.5" hard drives or SSDs can be power by a single USB connection. Meanwhile, a slim power adapter is included for 3.5" SATA hard drive, and a 4-pin power jumper cable for 3.5" IDE hard drive to ensure enough power is provided.

MB981U3N-1SA

Key Features

  • Completely screw-less / tool-less design for any type of drive.
  • Connects 2.5"/3.5" ATA (IDE) & SATA Hard Drive & SSD.
  • Secured port connectors to prevent data loss or damage to hard drives.
  • Plug & Play USB 3.0 with backwards capabilities to USB 2.0 for quick connection for any computer system.
  • Easy access On/off button allows hard drive life expandability and energy conservation.
  • Exposed working HDD stands in the air vertically for fast heat radiation.
  • Included convenient 4-pin power jumper cabled provided for use with 3.5" IDE drive.
  • Low profile power adapter for 3.5" drives.
  • USB bus power for 2.5" drives.
  • Great for DIY users and IT Professionals.
  • Designed for PC & Mac systems.
Specifications
Model Number: MB981U3N-1SA
Color: Black
Drive Fit: 2.5" / 3.5" SATA 1.5 / 3 / 6Gbps hard drive or SSD
2.5" / 3.5" IDE hard drive
Connection Interface: SuperSpeed USB 3.0
Transfer Rate: Up to 5Gbps (depending on hard drive speed)
Structure: Plastic
LED Indication: Device Power & Drive Activity
LED Display Color: Power: Amber; Drive Activity: Amber flashing
Power ON / Off: Power Button
Dimensions
(L x W x H):
3.3 x 3.1 x 0.8 inches (86 x 79.5 x 21mm)
Weight: 2.3oz (67g)

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Jhonson W.
  • 8/10/2015 6:28:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

Pros: Pros: Been using it for years now and it is very convenient. It has both IDE and SATA interfaces in one and I have tested multiple drives throughout the years with no issues so far. The USB 3.0 was the main selling point, it helped me transfer my files from my older IDE drives with 1GB per 15~20 seconds! Performed way beyond my expectation since it was an old drive!

Cons: Cons: USB cables are blue not black since both the unit and power adapters are black. It would've been nice if all the colors matched. Its not really a big deal, I still love it!

Other Thoughts: Other Thoughts: This is a must have item in your life!

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  • Charles K.
  • 7/2/2015 11:19:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFailed after 8 months

Pros: For a while it worked pretty well with several different 2.5 and 3.5" SATA drives.

Cons: A few weeks ago it started unmounting itself intermittently. Now the adapter only shows up in the OS X device tree for a few seconds before disappearing. Different cables, USB ports, computers. No joy in Mudville, Icy Dock(y) has struck out.

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  • ROY L.
  • 5/12/2015 10:21:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsGood stuff

Pros: This unit is well built and does what it is described as.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I was a bit concern when I was going to purchase this unit, but after I contacted Icy Duck tech support about the IDE drive support, they told me that they had a revision on this unit. So they told me that it should not be a problem so I just gave it a go. Well, what I can say now is that I am pleased. IDE 2.5 or 3.5, they work like a charm! Highly recommend!

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  • Tracy F.
  • 10/30/2014 1:19:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPoor product

Pros: Work with sata drives.

Cons: Hit or miss with IDE. Most IDE drives wont mount

Other Thoughts: This is the second unit i received because of failure to mount IDE drives and it might be going back for a refund as they are 40 bucks, IDE drives don't play well with this product so be warned now if that's your intention. Out of 10 IDE drives it mounted only 1. My other IDE external devices mounted all 10. Poor product

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  • Tracy F.
  • 10/20/2014 5:11:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDefective PATA 3.5 dock

Pros: Sata works IDE don't.

Cons: IDE dock defective

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  • Antonio M.
  • 9/2/2014 9:33:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Portable external connection of a harddrive to a USB port. Did I mention that it allow you to connect a(any) harddrive to another computer?

Cons: None yet

Other Thoughts: As a computer tech I often travel to customers locations to resolve problems. The ability to remove their harddrive and connect it to my computer can not be over stated.

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  • Cedric C.
  • 7/31/2014 4:53:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat tool

Pros: everything

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: it does exactly what it's supposed too, and does it well.

if you need one, get it, it's great

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  • Michael C.
  • 7/31/2014 9:24:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorked - for about a day

Pros: The product does what it says. I could connect to older IDE HDDs and SATA HDDs of both 2.5 and 3.5 dimensions.

Cons: * The product stopped working after about 4 hours of use.
- Windows sees the ICY DOCK, but any drive connected to it just clicks and windows is unable to see the drives.
- Does it for multiple drives, so i know its the Dock, not the drives themselves.
* Easily blows away File Allocation Table (fixable, but time consuming)

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  • Jacob R.
  • 7/29/2014 11:34:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent!

Pros: Simply works. Had another dock from a diff manuf that never worked. Have tested 6 drives without issue. Nice to have a power button on the dock too.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Keep in mind the transfer speed for your usb.

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  • Jonathan S.
  • 7/4/2014 5:56:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: It works great and does the job. Plug and play.

Cons: The molex connector is a little cheap, pins are a little tricky to line up on insertion. Not a big deal though.

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