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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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Icy Dock is proud to introduce the EZ-Adapater MB981U3N-1SA 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 5Gb/s, 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.


Learn more about the ICY DOCK MB981U3N-1SA

Model

Brand
ICY DOCK
Model
MB981U3N-1SA

Spec

Color
Black
Size
2.5" & 3.5"
AC Adapter
Yes
Material
Plastic
External Interface
USB 3.0
Fan
No
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.

Able to run 2.5"/3.5" ATA (IDE) & SATA hard drive simultaneously.

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 expendability 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.

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
6.3" x 3.44" x 1.58"
Weight
0.86 lbs.

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Ryne S.
  • 4/16/2014 10:15:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes exactly what you want

Pros: Small and easy to manage.

Cons: None as of yet.

Other Thoughts: I think it was a great purchase.

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  • Christopher M.
  • 3/28/2014 8:24:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat tool

Pros: It connects easily and detects all the drives I have tried so far.

Cons: It is a little unstable to have the SATA drives standing on end.

Other Thoughts: This will be in my kit for all my repair call from now on. Wish I had this years ago.

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  • Franklin G.
  • 1/8/2014 3:13:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggswrong adapter

Pros: none yet

Cons: They included a 220V power adapter instead of a 110V adapter so I can't use it in the United States without another adapter of some sort. I am very impatient so now I am wanting to kick my own rear end for not reading the reviews first. Let's hope their support is top notch. I will be more cautious when ordering in the future...

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  • Roger L.
  • 1/7/2014 8:41:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great. Speed is very good.

Pros: When I buy products all I care about is speed. So sick of buying usb 3.0 stuff and getting a usb 3.0 connector and no speed.

That was not the case with this device:

Read/Write SATA 94-138mb/sec.
Read/Write IDE 35-55mb/sec.

The age of the drive will determine performance.
Newer drives will perform better.

A modern 1TB 2.5" SATA drive gave 138mb/sec max performance.
WOW!

I have an MSI GT 660 Quad Core gaming laptop with 6gb ram and a 1TB boot drive.

Cons: So far none.

Other Thoughts: Buy it.

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  • David T.
  • 1/6/2014 10:25:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsAnyone get European Adapter By Mistake?

Pros: Versatile Connectivity SATA I, II, II , IDE
USB-3 High Speed Transfer
Compact Size
Good Quality
GREAT Support from ICY DOCK

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: For any of you who got the European Adapter by mistake, join the club. But good news for all of us. After speaking with ICY DOCK, if you want them to send you the correct adapter, they will do so at no charge and they do not ask for the return of the wrong one. Here is the letter they wrote me:

_________________________________________

Hi David,



Like Loc mentioned in his email, this is a very rare case that our factory shipped us the wrong power adapters (European type). However, there’s only small amount of the MB981U3N-1SA have been affected and we will send you the US version power adapter once we got the address from you.



If you could, please post a review on Newegg for us so other customers know that once they contact us, we will provide the replace power adapter immediately on our expense.



We are sorry for all the inconvenience that we have caused you.



Thank you,



TECH TEAM J

ICY DOCK USA

11740 Clark St.

Arcadia, CA 91006

Please note our new address, we have recently moved!

T: 626.956.8800

F: 626.956.8811
_________________________________________

Just give them a call or go to their website like I did and you can send a message to the tech team. Good Luck and Have a good New Year

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  • Rick D.
  • 1/6/2014 6:42:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsComes with Euro power supply

Pros: Great, all-in-one adapter for IDE & Sata drives. Makes transferring data quick and easy during PC upgrades/refreshes.

Cons: COMES WITH EUROPEAN POWER SUPPLY. NOT the North American plug that is pictured.

This wasn't an issue for me, as I travel a lot and have plug adapters aplenty, but other consumers may need to spend another $10-$20 to be able to use this.

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  • Victor O.
  • 12/20/2013 10:29:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent choice

Pros: It has the IDE and SATA interface in the same dock; better yet, IDE in 2.5" and 3.5" w/ Molex. Works flawless.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: This is all you need to dock any kind of SATA and IDE drives.

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  • John S.
  • 12/11/2013 8:48:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Very reliable and fast. I've used IDE and SATA and this thing works great.

Cons: It can be damaged by swapping drives with power applied. I shut it off (Now) before attaching or removing drives.

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  • Allen C.
  • 12/7/2013 12:02:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTerrific Product! Buy it!!

Pros: Extremely easy to use. Boots up in both XP and Win7 immediately. I mounted both IDE and SATA drives without a hitch (except getting the jumper settings on the IDE drives set.) Performs beyond expectation.

Cons: I believe I read here that you could use both IDE and SATA drives simultaneously - that is have two drives recognized at the same time. This is not so. It only works with one drive at a time.
Also, even though a mildly tech-savvy person can figure this out fairly quickly, there is practically no detailed instruction for operation, just diagrams and brief description for set-up. I did not, however find that this kept me from setting it up. Someone with lesser tech knowledge might have though.

Other Thoughts: This is a terrific product that I recommend wholeheartedly.

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  • Adam T.
  • 10/2/2013 7:02:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for troubleshooting!

Pros: Versatility, ease of use, Everything you need is Included. Can use as a bootable drive.

Cons: Length of USB cable. A little unstable if using as SATA external drive.

Other Thoughts: I should have bought something like this years ago! I troubleshoot all of my friends computers and this adapter is a time saver. I really bought this to test older hard drives. I tested all the ports (2.5, 3.5, SATA) and everything works great. It also includes a molex for 3.5" drives. The SATA port has the drive sticking straight up in the air, which is rather unstable, but since I only use it for trouble shooting, I don't mind. I was also able to use the adapter with a bootable hard drive. I do wish the USB cable was a bit longer, but it's really a minor issue.

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