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ICY DOCK MB671SK-BB Tray-less 3.5" SATA I, II & III Internal Hard Drive Mobile Rack - Matt Black

  • Color: Black
  • Host Interface: 7 pin SATA
  • Drive Fit: 1 x 3.5" SATA 1.5 / 3 / 6 Gbit/s hard drive
  • Drive Bay: 1 x 5.25"
  • Transfer Rate: Up to 6Gb/sec. (depending on hard drive speed)
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The MB671SK series is the first and many of Icy Dock’s internal screwless enclosure. It provides you with tray-less, easy hard drive access and hot-swap capabilities without having to screw in a tray. The enclosure is built spacious enough to fit any 3.5” SATA brand hard drive, and firm enough to prevent the hard drive from coming loose with the connectors.

With its stylish faceplate exterior and elegant trigger door-handle design, the series brings convenience and fashion to hard drive peripherals. The body is built by a steel metal finish to create a perfect cooling environment for the hard drive. The built-in fan and front ventilation system further prevents the hard drive from overheating. An access key lock is installed to prevent any hard drive thefts. With this new enclosure, exchanging data and information can be done with ease and buying new hard drive doesn’t have to mean going through an exhaustive process with a screwdriver.

  • newegg Easy Data Access for 3.5" Drive Capable of fitting into any standard 5.25" drive bay, the MB671SK-BB holds single 3.5" SATA I or II drive and user friendly tray-less design allows you to just plug in the hard drive and play. Removable Design & hot swap capability offers convenient solution for multi-drive exchangeability & maintenance.
  • newegg Key Lock Safeguard key lock function keeps data secure within the enclosure.
  • newegg Smart-Fit Design The smart-fit design secures your drive in the enclosure-supporting both standard & slim type 3.5” SATA drive, to prevent vibration for a more reliable, stable operation.
  • newegg Efficient Ventilation Aluminum body construction provides superior heat dissipation, and 40mm rear warm air outtake fan ensures an optimal cooling environment.

Learn more about the ICY DOCK MB671SK-BB

Model

Brand
ICY DOCK
Model
MB671SK-BB

Spec

Specifications
Color: Black

Host Interface: 7 pin SATA

Drive Fit: 1 x 3.5" SATA 1.5 / 3 / 6 Gbit/s hard drive

Drive Bay: 1 x 5.25"

Transfer Rate: Up to 6Gb/sec. (depending on hard drive speed)

Insert& Extract conection Via: Direct SATA hard drive connection

Structure: Steel body w/ partial plastic & aluminum face panel

Drive Cooling: Metal heat dispersion w/ 1 x rear outtake fan

LED Indication: Device Power & Drive Activity

LED Display Color: Device Power: Green, HDD Access: Orange

Dimension (L x W x H): 7.48" x 5.84" x 1.70"

Weight: 1.82 lbs

Features

Features
Device holds single 3.5" SATA I or II drive and fits any standard 5.25" device bay.

User friendly Tray-less design just plug in the hard drive and play.

Removable Design & hot swap capability offers convenient solution for multi-drive exchangeability & maintenance.

Stylish aluminum faceplate with heavy duty steel body construction provides superior heat dissipation.

Safeguard key lock function keeps data secure within the enclosure.

40mm rear warm air outtake fan ensures an optimal cooling environment.

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  • Ron G.
  • 8/30/2012 4:22:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBig with a loud fan

Pros: Works. Seems to be robust. Power and activity lights work. Might be fine in a server room -- but then a proper server hot-swap bay would be a better choice.

Cons: Very, very tight fit. Had to push *very hard* to get it into a 5.25 bay. Molex power connector is annoying in a stack of drives, but I knew that going in. 40mm server fan is now the loudest thing in my build; louder than the combined noise from a PSU fan, a GPU fan, 4x fans on my rad and three case fans. One 40mm fan is louder than NINE 120mm fans! And it runs at full rpm even when there is NO DISK. Naturally there is no way to reduce the rpm. Returning for a Rosewill RX-C525.

Other Thoughts: I put a hot-swap bay into almost all of the machines I build. They make file transfer, OS testing, dual-boot, system replication and many other things easier. After suffering through failures of a variety of low-cost units, I bought this specifically for its apparent robustness. I even made a custom SATA/Molex power cable to run it.

But once it was in and powered up, there is no way I can leave it whining away with a 40mm server fan spinning madly at 12v all the time. I could case-mod the thing to either (a) reduce voltage to the fan, (b) replace the fan with a quieter one, (c) add a thermal control or even an ON/OFF switch.

Or I can RMA it as soon as yet another inexpensive-but-quiet replacement arrives.

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  • Daniel H.
  • 7/29/2012 10:20:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs* Wish I could give six eggs *

Pros: Sturdy case, clean, solid design, and works exactly as intended. Quiet fan. Best tech support I've run into on the consumer side in at least ten years.

Cons: Door latch problem on first unit, but the support experience was so good I'm almost glad it happened. Yeah, seriously.

Other Thoughts: Had a problem with the first unit - drive wasn't recognized. Found out I needed AHCI mode and the reg. hack for Win7 to autodetect AHCI vs. IDE again, and boot in AHCI mode properly. Still no luck, so I filled out the little support form on the page. Later *that night*, maybe 8:30pm, I got a call from ICYDOCK. Support guy I talked to chatted me up like a normal peer, went back and forth over some troubleshooting thoughts - no script-reading, no first-line crud, no poor accents, just a very sharp engineer treating me like a fellow human being solving a problem. At a loss for words how refreshing that is. I'd forgotten that companies even used to do that. Long-story short, RMA and they actually repaired the unit I sent and provided the cause on the receipt! Turns out the door-close lever in back was just subtly bent and was allowing the door to close, but preventing the drive from seating fully. Anyway, I'll be recommending them far and wide...

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  • Mr G.
  • 7/22/2012 6:22:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood but......

Pros: Build quality is very good IMO
The flat face allows door panels to be closed on certain cases like mine

Cons: Expensive......
The key lock doesn't actually lock out the hard drive
It just locks it in the case
Big disappointment for me.....
Tight fit in my Coolermaster CM 280 bay

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  • Hadrian T.
  • 5/20/2012 8:22:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNoisy fan

Pros: Convenient trayless, not as flimsy as I thought from other reviews.

Cons: Fan is too noisy. They should have put a switch to turn on/off the fan and allow the drive to be turned off.

Other Thoughts: If run with Vertex 4 SSD, it prevents my PC from sleeping. It's good a improvised an on/off switch so it runs only as needed.

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  • Judge F.
  • 2/25/2012 12:11:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Product, But BAD On Marvell Ports

Pros: This is a fairly well-made tray-less SATA product, BUT be careful if you intended on using it with Marvell Controller ports that are on the motherboard (see below).

Cons: This product will absolutely NOT WORK if you are using onboard Marvell SATA 3 ports (i.e., ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe/GEN3 board). When you place any type of SATA hard drive into the tray and close it, it will indeed "find" the drive in Windows 7, BUT once you try to write to that inserted drive, it will stall and go no further. That will happen no matter what drivers you load. So, if you're going to use this product, ONLY attach it to Intel controller ports on the motherboard, and use the onboard Marvel ports for direct connection to other drives.

Other Thoughts: However, If you have an add-in controller card (i.e. PCIe x1 Rosewill SATA 3) these Icy Dock units work just fine. There is something incompatible with the onboard version of the Marvell SATA 3 ports and these units, and Icy Dock ought to correct in ASAP!!

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  • Evan T.
  • 1/27/2012 8:07:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDoesn't seem to be a SATA III docking bay

Pros: It does seem to work fine with my ASUS Sabertooth X79 motherboard's SATA II ports, which use the chipset controller. I have a previous Icy Dock bay that this was to replace that is SATA II compatable that does as well though.

Cons: It has issues with both the chipset based SATA III ports and the Marvel controller SATA III ports. Also, although the description says SATA I, SATA II & SATA III and also says SATA 6.0 gb/sec, the box this came in says a max of 300 mb/sec. Otherwise SATA II speeds. Anyway, I'll rate this 3 eggs since as a SATA II bay it works fine, but this is adverted as a SATA III bay.

Other Thoughts: This is far from Newegg's fault, but the train that this was being shipped on to get here locally did derail, and thus my package was delayed a day. I only mention this to note that although the shipping box wasn't damaged and the other item I ordered is working fine, it is possible that the item was damaged in shipping and thus why it's not working. Having said that, I do doubt this given that the box was fine, everything was packed well and the box the docking bay came in was perfectly intact.

And YES, for the record ALL of my ports are set for AHCI, all of my ports are set to hot swap in the BIOS (mine even has a setting to turn on and off individual ports for hot swapping) so I know that isn't the issue.

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  • Geoff S.
  • 10/4/2011 1:43:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPretty good

Pros: If you treat it gently it works nicely.

Cons: In my first unit, the ejector mechanism bent the first time I used it. Too late to RMA thought NewEgg, but IcyDock replaced it quickly.
It would be nice if they used a SATA power connector and eliminated all the circuitry (ex. voltage regulation).

Other Thoughts: It's important to use the door closing motion to push the drive the final inch or so into the dock.

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  • Daniel K.
  • 8/31/2011 9:43:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThe cream of the crop, maybe

Pros: It works, did not kill my drive. Keeps idle drives cooler than the BYTECC did. Door and extractor works better too.

Cons: Cooling fan does not shut off when no drive is inserted. The fan would last longer if it did.

Other Thoughts: I wish I could still get the Syba model, those worked very well.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/21/2011 3:57:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMixed.

Pros: - Good build quality
- Works well after an easy 5 minute modification (see other)

Cons: - The tiny fan is not loud but I would not say quiet either. I wish it was a bit easier to disable this fan rather than needing to disassemble the chassis.

Other Thoughts: First I agree with many who have posted that some drives (actually all that I used for testing) do not fit very well. It's hard to get the drives in and even harder to get them out possibly resulting in scratching the side of the drive.

The reason for this is that on either side of the inside of the bay there is a metal lip that acts as a spring to hold the drive in place. These are too tight for one. Also if you look closely these lips are shaped such that there is an exposed sharp edge pointing inward and angled towards the sides of the drive so that by design it gets caught on the drive as you try to slide it out. I just have to ask why anyone thought to implement this...

Very poor design but fortunately a small issue that is easily fixed. I used a C clamp to flatten these lips just a little bit and now all drives (Samsung F4, WD green, WD RE, and a few old drives I tested) slide in smoothly and are all easily pulled out using the door mechanism.

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  • William C.
  • 12/11/2010 11:02:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDefinate must buy

Pros: Refer to my previous 2 comments.

This device has not missed a beat being used as a backup device. Transfer rate using backup exec is about 1300 to 19oo MB depending on the size and type of fle. Restores are about 4 times faster than the backup speed. If you need an inexpensive backup device this is definately a good buy.

Cons: None

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