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ICY DOCK Blizzard MB080U3S-1SB ABS shell with metal frame 3.5" Black USB3.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

  • 3.5"
  • USB3.0 & eSATA
  • 3TB+
  • ABS shell with metal frame
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Learn more about the ICY DOCK MB080U3S-1SB




AC Adapter
12V/2A power adapter
ABS shell with metal frame
Internal Interface
External Interface
USB3.0 & eSATA
Maximum Capacity (per Bay)
Fan Speed Control: High/ Low/ Auto

HDD Access Indication: Flashing orange LED

Power Indication: Green LED

Over Heat Indicatior: Red ambient LED light (when temperature reach 50 Degrees C)
Unique & Elegant design.

Massive 80mm fan for optimal cooling.

Direct airflow design to completely cool all sides of the hard drive.

Completely screw-less / tool-less design for any 3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD.

USB 3.0 & eSATA interface for the fastest connections anywhere.

Backward compatible with USB 2.0 for wide-ranging use.

3 Speed Adjustable Cooling Fan, including auto setting featuring.

Smart Cooling technology. Smart Cooling Technology is active in auto mode and accurately adjusts the fan speed according to your hard drive's needs.

Cool blue ambient LED with adjustable brightness control.

Smart-Temp functionality - Front LED changes from blue to red when over 50 Degrees C.

Supports SATA 6Gbit hard drive up to 3TB capacity.

Great for Media and IT Professionals.

Designed for PC & Mac systems.


Operating Systems Supported
Windows XP / 2003 / VISTA / 7
Mac OS 10.22.8 and higher

Dimensions & Weight

9.35" x 4.96" x 5.75"
1.42 lbs.

Quick Info


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

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  • Douglas M.
  • 3/24/2014 7:00:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood device, poor rebate policy

Pros: This really is a very good device. Its two huge pros are it keeps the hard drive cool over extended periods (such as cloning a disk) and, hard drives can be inserted and removed effortlessly in seconds. I would rate it 5 stars if the company did not have a poor rebate policy.

Cons: It is unconscionable for any company to tell it's own customers, who have bought an item with a promotion/rebate to: "allow 12 - 14 weeks from receipt of your rebate". That is 1/4 of a year !!!!

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  • Jack B.
  • 3/5/2014 12:33:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUPDATE: It's garbage.

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: Works with some drives, doesn't work with others.

Other Thoughts: After RMAing for a replacement, apparently it didn't want to seat a WD 2TB drive correctly. Drive would initialize, partition, but it would not format. This was consistant using different eSATA ports and cables. Drive was tested to operate fine in a different enclosure. I put this down to the Icy Dock's vertical design and lack of a hard mount. Roll the dice if you must, but I would avoid it.

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  • Jack B.
  • 2/27/2014 4:37:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCould be good, but got a lemon.

Pros: Awesome tooless design, just pop the front off, put the drive in, pop the front back on and your good to go. Great speeds from USB 3.0 with USAP.

Cons: Not exactly a compact footprint, no option to lay it out horizontally. While made with sturdy plastic, there isn't any metal heatsink inside (at least as far as I can tell) so the fan is pretty much your only cooling option, and if I'm really nitpicking the power and disk activity LEDs are kind of tiny.

Other Thoughts: Unfortunately I got a lemon. While everything works pretty flawlessly with USB 3.0 the eSATA connector definately doesn't work. Afraid I'll have to RMA and hope I have better luck with the next one.

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  • Jay S.
  • 2/21/2014 1:03:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsBuy It!

Pros: Works via USB 3.0 in Ubuntu 13.10, cool and quiet, nice design, easy to use.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I have tried several USB 3.0 docks and external enclosures, and this is the first one to work consistently using USB 3.0 in Ubuntu 13.10. The fan in mine is very quiet, contrary to what I read in some other reviews. The design is great, it's easy to swap drives, and it sits very stably on the desk. The included USB 3.0 cable is plenty long.

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  • Kenneth J.
  • 1/8/2014 10:09:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsnice HDD enclosure

Pros: Using this for external storage for a low power and very small form factor HTPC, looks nice and like the design for an always running 2TB hybrid drive. Very quiet and have the peace of mind the drive will stay as cool as possible.

Cons: No cons, just wish all these enclosure manufacturers were better detailed about max HDD capacity. Just the facts about the device limitations, not the operating system its attached to.

Other Thoughts: Have used different brand enclosures before with success, picked this one because it has a fan to keep an always running drive cool. Am no interior designer but I like how its looks in my home theater area.

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  • Bradley G.
  • 12/15/2013 9:35:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPERFECT enclosure

Pros: Quiet, reliable, and perfect for a single drive enclosure.

Cons: None yet

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  • Harold H.
  • 11/28/2013 9:23:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Enclosure

Pros: Quite, fast, very accessible, easy to change drives, blue lighting matched my system. I have had this docking enclosure for a while now, without any problems whatsoever. Worked from the moment I hooked up to the system, and has never failed to read any drive I put in it, All my drives are WD or Seagate. I run a 1TB Seagate drive in it continuously, without problem. My system reads the drive's three sectors just as if they were in the case. I also have two other drives, 250gb WD that I store some information on. All I have to do is turn off the enclosure take off the face, pull one drive out, push the other in, reinstall the front and turn it on.

I considered several such systems before deciding on the Icy Dock. After doing some research, and checking reviews from several different sites, I chose this one. Don't regret the choice. Would buy this one again if I needed another.

Cons: None whatsoever. Has filled all my needs.

Other Thoughts: If you are looking for an external drive enclosure, this is the one you want. It works as advertised.

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  • Alan W.
  • 10/7/2013 3:31:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome looking and functioning

Pros: This enclosure works perfectly and is well designed. The eSATA and USB 2.0 interfaces work perfectly (I was getting 200-350 MB/s on eSATA transferring a large file).
Also, installing/swapping hard drives on this is unbelievably easy and requires no tools.
Finally, this drive enclosure just looks super cool. I feel that I have a miniature jet engine sitting on my shelf.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I haven't tested the USB 3.0 interface.
This enclosure is not a small one. If you want a very portable one, the diamond shaped front end would probably not be appropriate for you.

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  • Gregory P.
  • 9/23/2013 1:06:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Service

Pros: Service from Icy Dock was absolutely OUTSTANDING!!

Cons: None at this time.

Other Thoughts: USB 2 worked great, but Had trouble with the USB 3 staying connected. Emailed Icy Dock and they responded almost immediately. After several attempts to fix the problem with Emails they had me ship it back to them to get fixed

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  • Joel A.
  • 9/3/2013 11:02:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBEAUTIFUL DESIGN!

Pros: Wow! I've had many external enclosures but this one is impressive! Definitely spend the extra dollars on this one. It is WELL worth it! You can tell the engineers/designers behind this really did their homework and made good decisions! Drive slides in smooth and easy with no screws needed! Large fan with fan controller keeps it cool! Sexy blue leds with brightness adjustment! USB 3.0, SATA I/II/III, eSata! Nice feet, small and silent! Looks great!

Cons: That is isn't a full blown NAS like a Synology? Great for a backup drive, simple NAS setup controlled via a simple NAS capable router, or even external system drive!

Other Thoughts: Keep up the great engineering ICY DOCK! Beautiful and worth the money! 3 year warranty! If you are on the fence vs. a typical $30 enclosure but you have the money to spend, spend the extra $30 for this because you won't regret it. There is a big difference in quality and ease of use and your drive should last longer with the cooling design of this. This is one of the very best single drive enclosures I have ever seen.

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