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ICY DOCK MB662USEB-2S-1 Aluminum body w/ partial plastic 3.5" Pearl White USB & 1394 & eSATA Dual bay 1394b, eSATA & USB 2.0 RAID Enclosure

  • 3.5"
  • USB & 1394 & eSATA
  • Up to 3TB
  • Aluminum body w/ partial plastic
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Icy Dock is proud to introduce the upgraded version of its dual bay MB662USEB-2S FireWire 800, eSATA & USB 2.0 3.5" RAID enclosure that set the standard for media professionals and home users alike. The new MB662USEB-2S-1 offers all of the features from the previous MB662USEB Series, and further builds upon it with increased functionality, while at the same time, offering a perfect combination of reliability and performance.


Learn more about the ICY DOCK MB662USEB-2S-1

Model

Brand
ICY DOCK
Model
MB662USEB-2S-1

Spec

Color
Pearl White
Size
3.5"
Material
Aluminum body w/ partial plastic
Internal Interface
SATA I/II/III
External Interface
USB & 1394 & eSATA
Maximum Capacity (per Bay)
Up to 3TB
Fan
Yes
Specifications
Chipset: Oxford946

Drive Type: Standalone with horizontal or vertical positioning

Transfer Rate:
Up to 480 Mb/sec. via USB2.0
Up to 3 Gbit/sec. via eSATA
Up to 800 Mb/sec. via FireWire 800

Insert& Extract connection Via: Direct SATA hard drive connection

RAID Modes: JBOD, BIG (SPANNED), RAID0 (FAST), RAID1 (SAFE)

RAID Setting: Rotray Switch

Drive Cooling:
Quiet Sunon MAGLev Cooling Fan w/ Adjustable fan speed VR control
Aluminum body heat dispersion

Indication:
Mini LED located on front panel
HDD Idling Indicatio: LED off
HDD Access Indication: Flashing White LED
No HDD In Position Indication: Red LED
HDD Failure Indication: Flashing Red LED
Rebuilding & Verifying Indication: Solid White LED
RAID setup confirmation: Flashing White LED then turn off
Features
Support 3TB in each slot for all 4 RAID modes for up to 6TB of storage.

Built-in hardware RAID controller allows four different RAID configurations:
RAID 0 (FAST), RAID 1 (SAFE), JBOD, & BIG. Exception: JBOD mode via eSATA needs an eSATA portmulitplier to recognize both drives.

No additional software and hardware required.

High performance 40 mm Sunon MAGLev cooling fan with adjustable speed control for ultra-quiet operation.

Tool-Less design for easy hard drive upgrade or replacement.

Solid aluminum body construction for portability, heat dissipation and extra protection.

Built in security slot for security cable kit.

Compatible with Mac OS X Time Machine.

Designed for media professionals using Mac or PC systems.

* Note: Due to the chipset designs, swapping hard drives in JBOD mode regardless of the interface used must be done while the enclosure is powered off. If this is not done, the enclosure will not refresh and properly recognize the inserted hard drive.

Compatibility

Operating Systems Supported
Windows XP/2003/Vista/7; Mac OS 10.2.8 & higher

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
8.1" x 5.3" x 2.4"
Weight
1.83 lbs.

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Melinda W.
  • 6/27/2014 9:57:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied within a year

Pros: Worked great for a few months

Cons: Stopped reading drives multiple times, and now it won't read them at all. Have to buy a new enclosure.

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  • Peter B.
  • 3/25/2014 3:50:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsRAID enclosure for Macs

Pros: This is a solid, nicely designed dual drive enclosure with the Apple Mac user in mind. the 1394 connection works with the MacBook Pro firewire rectangular connection. The enclosure is easy to add bare drives to.

Cons: The only issue I have with this enclosure is the back. The fan looks like it was added on to the design at the last minute and protrudes from the rear. As a consequence, it is noisy. The upside to the noise is that it is cooling the drives and if you ever hear it stop, turn off the device!

The other design problem is that the on/off switch is tiny and next to a smaller rotary selector switch. My fear when turning the enclosure on or off is that I'll hit the selector switch with determines the mode the drives will run: RAID, JBOD, etc. If this happens, there will probably be data integrity consequences from my past experiences.

Other Thoughts: The enclosure is very nice. Once you determine the mode you are going to use the enclosure, put a piece of tape over the selector knob so that it won't change accidentally.

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  • kurt m.
  • 2/7/2013 10:21:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsit works as advertised

Pros: Several options for storage configuration. RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD and Big. The 1394b allows me to use this with my Mac or PC and get good speeds for data transfers.

Will work with 4TB drives to give you 8TB capacity.

Quiet.

Cons: No real Cons but read the Other Thoughts.

Other Thoughts: The metal channels that the drives are inserted into feel flimsy. As do the doors when latching them shut. This does not have any effect on performance but is something a $200 unit should not have. The power switch is mounted low on the back and it is hard for me to access due to the data cable being so close to it. When using it on a Linux system I have to power the enclosure off/on to get it mounted (IE recognized) and this is a hassle (Linux is not a 'supported' OS but it works). I would suggest reading the details on the IcyDock web site to know of the features.

It works as advertised and I rate it as such. I read the Detail/Specification before purchase and feel it works well for my needs.

I have recommended it to other people.

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  • Philip L.
  • 10/23/2012 5:36:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsfast and fully operational within 1 hour

Pros: Best 2-drive RAID enclosure available.
Took only seconds to construct.
Fast transfer speeds (though not blazing fast...see "other thoughts" section).
Multiple connection interfaces (eSATA, USB 2.0).
Excellent customer support (I had a question for them about the mail-in-rebate, and they were very responsive and courteous).

Cons: The title of this review would have been "fast and fully operational within 5 minutes" if the instruction manual would have indicated a method for creating the partition and formatting it (probably obvious to most users, but it's been several years since I built an external backup drive and simply forgot about this step).

Other Thoughts: I find it odd that there are so few 2-drive RAID-0 enclosures on the market. I'm apparently in a minority of people who want to build blazing fast external, RAID-0 backup drives. That low demand may explain why there has been little progress in that field. I built an identical system (enclosure + 2 HDs in RAID-0) four years ago capable of transferring 1TB of data in 4 hours via eSATA connection. This new Icy Dock enclosure performs the same in terms of speed. Hopefully when I do this next time in ~5 years, SSD drives will be affordable...RAID-0 SSD drives should push the speed limits up. Based on my very positive experience with this enclosure, I'll look to Icy Dock again at that time.

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  • James C.
  • 9/28/2012 2:30:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsN/A threw a bomb and ran......

Pros: This device is a similar format for ICY DOCK, the maker of some of the best performing, reliable and stylish devices on the market.

The enclosure has an all aluminum body which not only looks good, but is sturdy and helps with heat dissipation. The two doors on the front are white plastic with aluminum accents and are released by latches on top of the enclosure, and while they might seem dainty, or fragile when empty, the internal spring-tension-system inside, keeps the drive firmly connected, and provides a bit of shock absorption, when moving a loaded enclosure. Led's monitor activity, and are not omnipresent.

Setting up raid is as easy as setting your toaster for light medium or dark, just rotate the dial on the back. Simple. Speeds are very good running about 146.0 MB/s reads and/or writes. Device looks and feels great, ICYDOCK support is ALWAYS responsive, (and YES, they actually pick up the phone!) Connections cover everything, SATA, USB, FW. Not a better device on NEWEG

Cons: None. Putting in drives, you need to be careful, but unless you are using this as a DOCKING STATION and constantly inserting and removing drives, I cannot imagine how anyone would be having a problem with build quality. Treat it like a 200.00 device with 400.00 dollars (or more) of drives and let it do it's business. If you need a "DOCK, then order and use a DOCK. They make some pretty cool and pretty Flexible DOCKS as well.

Other Thoughts: ICYDOCK, thinks out of the box all the time. They rarely go inot a market that is already full of clones, or knock-offs. Their external enclosures are unique, their internals are unique, and their Docks are unique. They also make adapters for drives, and mutli-use internal fitments for 2.5, 3.5 and/or any combinations of drives in various housings. They make devices you never knew you needed.

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  • Mike S.
  • 8/9/2012 12:42:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNice idea...horrible execution, poor reliability

Pros: Unit is has a nice concept and form factor. The ability for eSATA, USB and Firewire give lots of options...Liked the ability to used RAID 1. I had high hopes with ICYDOCK reputation....

Cons: Don't buy this unit...as other reviewers have said, the mechanism is easily bent. The metal is flimsy. Drive speed/access is also slow. Using other external eSATA Raid drives (SANS DIGITAL) with the same drive, throughput is faster. Which I could get a refund on this P_O_S.

Other Thoughts: SLOW SLOW SLOW SLOW rebuild times. Other RAID units have much faster RAID rebuild. Unit times out on eSTATA and USB. Will RMA to see if that fixes it. From other comments on ICYDOCK systems regarding timeout issues, I am not optomistic. (reference internal hot swap drive bays). Also tried with enterprises level drives - same issues. Assuming the timeout issue is fixed, this will be relegated to painfully slow offline backup duties via eSATA connection.

System is Win7 Enterprise used as a file server...
8GB RAM, using Highpoint/RR 622 eSTATA card..

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  • John K.
  • 6/19/2012 5:29:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsI think I'm in love!

Pros: It works! The various settings make this enclosure a very good solution for using 3.5" drives that might be lingering around your work space. The best docking system I have used!

Cons: The doors do make me a little nervous as they do seem fragile. Also one thing to consider is that when putting the drives in, they will not go in all they way. The door will push the drive in as you close it. Kind of unexpected, but nothing to lose a star over.

Other Thoughts: The 800, USB and eSATA ports make this thing soar! We were able to do high file size transfers daisy chaining 2 of these docks docks together for a total of 4 workable external drives. We have tried Voyager Q and Thermaltake bays, and all have failed on us in a short amount of time. This thing is a no-brainer if you happen to find yourself with plenty of 3.5" drives lying around.

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  • Timothy B.
  • 1/25/2012 1:00:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood but fragile

Pros: Elegant looking design, flexible choices of interface and drive configuration, generally well behaved.

Cons: Be CAREFUL when inserting drives. When I bought mine, I pushed a little too hard installing the first drive and bent the hinge deep inside the case, which allows the drive to slide out. It's not as bulletproof as it looks. It worked very well for 8 months, but the bent hinge was touching the circuitboard and due to vibration, finally wore and damaged it - so I just had to order a replacement.

Other Thoughts: I bought this almost a year ago for video editing, media playback and portable digital audio recording. It works very well, but as mentioned above, it is easy to damage the enclosure when installing drives, and if you do you will eventually pay (a lot) for that damage.

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