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ICY DOCK EZConvert MB882SP-1S-2B 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Fits my crucial M500 perfectly without the adapter
High quality metal screw threads. The plastic mold is well made and precise.
The external case is the exact dimensions of a standard 3.5 so it should work in any application including oddball raid mounts, mac pro, etc.

Cons: Unlikely to get the install right on the first try.

The mechanism for locking the drive into place is a bad design, and puts unnecessary strain on the sata connector on the drive, as well as the adapter. It also fails to make a proper connection without fiddling with it. The drive must be pushed in by hand (without the use of the lever) as shown in the directions in order to work properly.

Other Thoughts: I used this with a crucial M500 in my 2008 mac pro. It took me 3 tries to get it working. The issue seems to be in the cantilever latching design.

I would not recommend it for anyone who needs to take the 2.5" drive in and out frequently, as the latching mechanism pushes the drive up and at an angle which is not good for the sata connectors. Once its in, it works fine and you can't beat the price.

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AMS VENUS DS3R DS-2320SCBK Aluminum, ABS plastic 3.5
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Cooling System
Materials Quality/Fit/Finish
Convenient Handle
Quality power brick with thick cables

Cons: Cooling system design is loud - the fan is quiet when not attached to the enclosure. Power supply connector fits a bit loosely.

Other Thoughts: If you're running two identical drives you'll get a bit of vibration. To solve this, place some shipping foam underneath, preferably the egg crate type. It will negate this totally and help with heat dissipation. I think this is less of a defect and more of a law of physics at work.

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Samuel S.'s Profile

Display Name: Samuel S.

Date Joined: 12/19/05

  • Reviews: 2
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 09/22/07
  • Last Review: 01/30/14
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