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ICY DOCK MB455SPF-B 5 in 3 SATA I, II & III Hot-Swap Internal Backplane Raid Cage Module
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: - Good quality

Cons: - small and loud fan

Other Thoughts: Works as advertised and an easy way to squeeze 5 internal (3.5" or 2.5") HDD's into three 5 1/4" external bays. Many cases may require slight modification for the dock to fit as they often have guides for a standard 5 1/4" to slide into place. The guides will block the dock from sliding into place.

Dock uses three molex connectors to supply power, plus the obvious SATA cable for each drive.

I'm seen mention in other reviews that the trays are "cheap" or "flimsy" and I will agree that they are flimsy when they are empty. The trays ship with a plastic cross brace which is removed when installing a drive. The drive attaches to the tray using the standard 4 screws. So after the tray has the drive attached it is not flimsy at all, and it's only purpose is as a guide for the drive to line up and to lock the drive into the dock.

Also, the cooling fan on the back is kinda loud, and eats up even more room inside the case behind a dock which is already rather deep (drives slide in long ways). I simply removed it and rely on my case cooling which was modified anyway to support this type of use, to also keep the drive bays cool.

I should also note that there appear to be two versions of this dock. The older version was noted as supporting drives "up to" 4GB. The newer version supports drives "up to" 6GB. Having said that, the two docks that I'm currently using were purchased in 2011 and are the "old" version. But both docks recognize and function properly with a 6GB drive. So there seems to be some misinformation floating about.

ASUS ROG GeForce GTX 1070 STRIX-GTX1070-O8G-GAMING 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: - The usual top notch quality of Asus hardware

Cons: - The size. This is the first card that I wasn't sure would actually fit into my case. I'm using a Cooler Master CM690 II, which is an above average mid tower, and this card barely clears the drive cages. There is less than 1/4" clearance, more like 1/8". Just something to keep in mind.

Acer XB270HU bprz Black 27'' 144 Hz WQHD G-SYNC Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor IPS 350 cd/m2 1,000:1
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: - 1440P
- G-Sync
- Overall a nice monitor. I'm very impressed with the viewing angles of an IPS panel and can't believe I waited this long to use one. Image is crisp and clear and I've found no defects yet. There is minor light bleed in the lower right corner (seems to be very common), but nothing obnoxious, and nothing that I haven't seen in many of my previous TN panels.

Cons: The front bezel is a bit flimsy and not the quality I expect from Acer. But there are no issues with the panel and function.

Other Thoughts: For those wanting image quality and better viewing angles, IPS is the way to go, even if you don't pay a premium for a large g-sync model.


JAMES E.'s Profile

Display Name: JAMES E.

Date Joined: 06/05/02

  • Reviews: 26
  • Helpfulness: 10
  • First Review: 01/18/05
  • Last Review: 08/08/16
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