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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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EZ-Adapter - MB981U3N-1SA
USB 3.0 2.5" / 3.5" SATA & IDE HDD Adapter

Overview

Icy Dock is proud to introduce the EZ-Adapter MB981U3N-1SA - a 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 5Gbps, 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.

MB981U3N-1SA

Minimal Footprint Design

The minimalistic design of the MB981U3N-1SA allows for a significant space reduction, leaving a small footprint when using the device in several positions for your SATA hard drive can be used in. With this ability, accommodating to different surfaces makes it easy to use almost anywhere. The SATA & IDE ports are also built to fully secure your inserted hard drive and help prevents data loss or damage to your hard drive connectors. Lastly, the exposed hard drive allows full passive heat dissipation to optimize cooling and performance.

MB981U3N-1SA

Readily Accessible

Strategically placed ports and the screw-less / tool-less design make using the MB981U3N-1SA quick to swap multiple hard drives in seconds for everyday use. An individual power button which doubles as a status LED is also included to allow users to increase drive life and conserves electricity when not in use. Whether it is 2.5"/3.5" or IDE/SATA HDD, each type of hard drive is compatible and can be accessed in three easy steps – insert the hard drive, plug in necessary cables, and press the power button. Also, most 2.5" hard drives or SSDs can be power by a single USB connection. Meanwhile, a slim power adapter is included for 3.5" SATA hard drive, and a 4-pin power jumper cable for 3.5" IDE hard drive to ensure enough power is provided.

MB981U3N-1SA

Key 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.
  • 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 expandability 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.
Specifications
Model Number: MB981U3N-1SA
Color: Black
Drive Fit: 2.5" / 3.5" SATA 1.5 / 3 / 6Gbps hard drive or SSD
2.5" / 3.5" IDE hard drive
Connection Interface: SuperSpeed USB 3.0
Transfer Rate: Up to 5Gbps (depending on hard drive speed)
Structure: Plastic
LED Indication: Device Power & Drive Activity
LED Display Color: Power: Amber; Drive Activity: Amber flashing
Power ON / Off: Power Button
Dimensions
(L x W x H):
3.3 x 3.1 x 0.8 inches (86 x 79.5 x 21mm)
Weight: 2.3oz (67g)

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.

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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  • Antonio M.
  • 9/2/2014 9:33:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Portable external connection of a harddrive to a USB port. Did I mention that it allow you to connect a(any) harddrive to another computer?

Cons: None yet

Other Thoughts: As a computer tech I often travel to customers locations to resolve problems. The ability to remove their harddrive and connect it to my computer can not be over stated.

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  • Cedric C.
  • 7/31/2014 4:53:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat tool

Pros: everything

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: it does exactly what it's supposed too, and does it well.

if you need one, get it, it's great

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  • Michael C.
  • 7/31/2014 9:24:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorked - for about a day

Pros: The product does what it says. I could connect to older IDE HDDs and SATA HDDs of both 2.5 and 3.5 dimensions.

Cons: * The product stopped working after about 4 hours of use.
- Windows sees the ICY DOCK, but any drive connected to it just clicks and windows is unable to see the drives.
- Does it for multiple drives, so i know its the Dock, not the drives themselves.
* Easily blows away File Allocation Table (fixable, but time consuming)

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  • Jacob R.
  • 7/29/2014 11:34:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent!

Pros: Simply works. Had another dock from a diff manuf that never worked. Have tested 6 drives without issue. Nice to have a power button on the dock too.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Keep in mind the transfer speed for your usb.

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  • Jonathan S.
  • 7/4/2014 5:56:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: It works great and does the job. Plug and play.

Cons: The molex connector is a little cheap, pins are a little tricky to line up on insertion. Not a big deal though.

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  • Ging L.
  • 5/1/2014 2:47:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks

Pros: It works, it connects, I like it.

Cons: Its not one piece.

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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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