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ICY DOCK MB881U3-1SA 2.5" & 3.5" SATA & IDE to USB Adapter with Hard Drive Dock Stand

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Icy Dock has taken another one of its tried and true products and taught it some new tricks! Introducing the MB881U3-1SA 2.5" & 3.5" SATA and IDE hard drive adapter with docking station functionality.

It features the new USB 3.0 interface for up to a 5 Gb/sec transfer rate but still backwards compatible to USB 2.0 transfer speeds. The MB881U3-1SA is perfect for any DIY user or IT Professional in need of a quality hard drive adapter. This adapter will work with both SATA drives and IDE drives and use them on a USB 3.0 interface. The 2.5" SATA/IDE drives can be powered with the USB cable alone. A power adapter is included for faster or bigger 2.5" hard drives or 3.5" hard drives. Using the USB 3.0 interface will maximize the IDE drives read/write speeds not found on other USB 2.0 products.

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Changer Type
Color: hite & Green

Drive Fit: 2.5" / 3.5" SATA 1.5 / 3 / 6 Gbps hard drive; 2.5" / 3.5" IDE hard drive

Connection Interface: SuperSpeed USB 3.0

Transfer Rate: Up to 5 Gbps (depending on hard drive speed)

Structure: Plastic & Stainless Steel

LED Indication: Device Power & Drive Activity

LED Display Color: Power: Amber; Drive Activity: Amber flashing

Power ON / Off: Power Button

Dimension (L x W x H): 112 x 92 x 125mm

Weight: 300g


Perfect hard drive adapter with docking station functionality in USB 3.0 speeds.

USB bus power for 2.5" drives.

Low profile power adapter for 3.5" drives.

Detachable docking platform to use while on the go.

Great for DIY users and IT Professionals.

Compatible with both 2.5" & 3.5" SATA hard drives and supports hot swap.

Compatible with both 2.5" & 3.5" IDE hard drives.

Supports USB 3.0 connection for maximum performance.

Plug & Play USB 3.0 with backwards capabilities to USB 2.0 for quick connection for any computer system.

User friendly screw-less and tool-less design just plug in the hard drive and play.

Easy access On/off button allows hard drive life expendability and energy conservation.

Exposed working HDD stands in the air vertically for fast heat radiation.

Aluminum alloy stand is detachable for portable use.

Designed for PC & Mac systems.
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Chelisse S.
  • 4/9/2015 7:45:43 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat product!

Pros: Easy to use. Worked with both my IDE and SATA drives with no problem.

Cons: Took longer than I thought to backup but that was because I only had a 2.0 USB on my computer.

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  • david o.
  • 1/24/2015 11:37:14 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreat Device, Until it isn't

Pros: IDE and SATA support. Stylish with being bare bones.

Cons: USB 3 connector on the dock side is VERY finicky. Broke waaayy too easy. Used it very infrequently but apparently the couple of times I had to move it from one computer to the next was too much for the connector. Internal parts became loose causing intermittent connections which as you know are a nightmare for data transfer. Wouldn't recommend this device based on my experience.

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  • Jay H.
  • 1/20/2015 5:07:10 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect

Pros: perfect size for the desk, can connect any hdd and sdd, comes with a power adaptor, which is not needed for 2.5 inch hdd or sdd, only needed for large hdd. usb 3.0, very fast, plug and play. fantastic price.

Cons: none at all

Other Thoughts: this item is perfect and works just as described.

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  • Charles A.
  • 10/19/2013 11:20:47 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAlmost perfect!!

Pros: Does exactly what it says... very high quality, simultaneously connect all 3 device types to transfer information as needed and all in one small package.

Cons: If they had included a high quality bag that everything would fit into, along with an adapter cable that would allow you to plug an optical drive into the SATA connector (because the spacing of the connector from the frame does not allow enough space to plug in a 5.25" device) and then to the back of an optical drive this would be THE PERFECT product. Those adapters can be purchased separately here on newegg so it's easily overcome.

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  • Collin M.
  • 10/17/2013 4:12:36 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorks great while it works

Pros: Does exactly what it says it should straight out of the box...for a little while

Cons: After using this product for about 6-8 months, windows will not recognize drives when connected. Windows chimes to acknowledge a USB device being plugged in, but explorer and Disk management both show nothing new.

Other Thoughts: After using for less than a year I have no interest in owning another. I want a product that outlasts the warranty.

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  • Amber B.
  • 1/7/2013 10:19:12 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: Pretty slick little device that lets me check both SATA and IDE drives. Easy to use, didn't even have to read the instructions.

Cons: For me it's not a big deal, but no, if you have the IDE plugged in (it plugs into the side) it will not stay upright. You can't really expect it to, it's not like people regularly mount drives on their side in mid-air. Lay it down, hold it up, or get a cable.

Other Thoughts: I was on a Macbook Pro running OSX 10.6 and it worked fine. Not that I expected anything different, but some people are weird and want to know these things.

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  • SEAN P.
  • 11/11/2012 7:18:10 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorth the price, but not perfect.

Pros: First off, it doesn't need "the ritual" (you guys who've had the cheap ones know what I'm talking about). You can leave it plugged in and just use the power button between drives.

I read all the reviews about this thing falling over, I honestly don't know, because the first thing I did was take the base off and just laid everything down during use.

The speed seems to be as advertised, though I haven't actually clocked it.

The drives all fit flush against the unit, didn't have to fight with it.

I've used it to wipe and format five drives now after making full backups (one was a terabyte and completely full) and I haven't had a lick of trouble. :)

Cons: The only thing I have to complain about, and I'm still debating whether or not this is worth an egg.. Is the molex power cable. It's short for obvious reasons, but so short that it's a pain to bend and get plugged up.

Other Thoughts: If you get this, go ahead and get/make a four or so inch molex cable of your own. You'll understand why when you hook up your first 3.5" PATA drive.

I saw three other complaints here:

1. The colours.
2. The price.
3. It won't stand up and hold a hard drive at the same time.

Here's what you need to know about all that:

1. Does it not match your purse?
2. You get what you pay for. If you want something that actually works, you're going to have to pay the tab.
3. Who cares? Lay it down.

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  • Amy E.
  • 8/23/2012 9:14:23 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPretty Cool

Pros: Works and is pretty quick

Cons: Kind of awkward connecting things
Likes to tip over, double sided tape FTW.

Other Thoughts: Much better than others I've tried.

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  • Jack B.
  • 8/21/2012 6:59:47 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsHeadache saver

Pros: Saved me a lot of hassles rebuilding 3 systems in the first week alone. I just backed everything up to a spare HDD. It also made upgrading to a bigger storage drive really easy.

Cons: The IDE connector is smaller than standard, so you have to watch that. It would be nice if it had a place to store the molex adapter other than leaving it plugged in and hanging or tossing it in a drawer.

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  • Luke L.
  • 8/6/2012 8:51:57 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsZero Problems

Pros: I have used this for over 1 year since I purchased it in June of '11. I have pushed several terabytes of data through it (in and out both). I used it to perform sustained writes of 38 MB/s via USB 2 (no 3 on my computer) which ran uninterrupted and without error over the course of 3 plus hours (500 GB at 38 MB/s).

IDE and SATA both work perfectly. No faults or failure to report.

The OS used was almost exclusively Arch Linux x86_64, but I have also used it successfully with Windows XP.

Cons: No cons.

Other Thoughts: I recycled the stand. It very compact when flat on the desk.

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