Icy Dock is proud to introduce the MB981U3S-1S 2.5"/3.5" SATA Hard Drive Docking Station with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 & eSATA interface. This product emphasizes the performance and accessibility of your 2.5" & 3.5" SATA hard drive or SSD, a versatile tool for gamers, IT professionals, home, or office users.
Everything is Covered
The MB981U3S-1S multi interface allows universal adaptability with various PCs or Macs, whether they are newest Macbook with lighting fast USB 3.0 interface, or your 2 year old desktop PC with eSATA interface or even with a 90s computer with a USB 2.0 interface, they are all covered by MB981U3S-1S. The MB981U3S-1S uses tool-less plug & play design for both 2.5" & 3.5" SATA hard disk and solid state drives - simply slide in the drive and power on the device and play. This is an excellent solution for using a hard drive without the hassle of installation and allows you quickly swap drives just seconds.
Clunky and cheap doors
Pros: It fills a need that I had to allow me to access drives easily by just docking externally for ESATA.
Cons: On my first use the small 2.5" door fall off when removing a 3.5" drive for the first time. I returned for a replacement. The new one did the same thing after only a handful of uses. I will not return this and just leave the small 2.5" door broken. It is a bad design.
Other Thoughts: I think this item is overpriced. I did get use a coupon code to get this for $13 off so it was a bit better. This is not worth the $55 normal price. When it does work it fills the need I have to access whatever drive I need quickly. I use backup software to backup to HDD's I have laying around and it is much quicker than any USB HDD I've used.
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Good so far.
Pros: Just tested the USB3 interface with a SATA2 Corsair SSD loaded in the IcyDock. HD Tune and Sandra Lite benchmark scores were between 170 and 190 MB/s.
Cons: None yet.
Other Thoughts: Haven't tested SATA3 SSD to SATA3 SSD speeds yet.
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“Just tested the USB3 interface with a SATA2 Corsair SSD loaded in the IcyDock. HD Tune and Sandra Lite benchmark scores ...”— 1/9/2013
“It fills a need that I had to allow me to access drives easily by just docking externally for ESATA.”— Jay 4/15/2013