Icy Box Hard Drive Docking Stations Review

Introduction

 

Icy Box Hard Drive Docking Stations Review  

Introduction

As ever with the start of a review we have an introduction, we blather on about the company in question products, sexually preference of the board of directors ect. Our first port of call after the closest strip club to the company's HQ is their own website. Sadly the Icy Box website seems to be under construction and  details of the company itself seem somewhat thin on the ground!

If you are anything like any member of the OC3D team Im sure there has been a time when you have been faffing around looking for SATA cables and trying to find that modular cable for your PSU just so you can temporarily put a HDD in your system. Whether it is to transfer some data or even a quick back up it can be a complete pitFa and yes before you ask the 'F' does mean what you think.

That's where the Icy Box docks come in, for those of you always moving hard drives or just looking for something that you can set up in a 'just in case' role. Today we will be testing an E-Sata version and taking a look to see if the new USB3 model really does make much difference.

Yet again details on the website are limited but thanks to our Lara Croft grave robbing skills we managed to find this:

• Premium hard synthetic material
• Support both 2.5" and 3.5" SATA HDD
• USB 2.0 Host Interface up to 480 Mbit/s
• eSATA Host Interface up to 3 Gb/s
• USB3 Host Interface up to 5 Gb/s
• LED for power and HDD access
• Supports: PC & Mac
(Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista, OS> 9.1)
• Hot Plug & Play and Hot Swap

Enough's enough lets head over the page and see how many more random analogies I can make.

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Most Recent Comments

13-05-2010, 05:02:30

tinytomlogan
We take a look at a pair of Icy Box docking stations and compare E-SATA to USB3

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17-05-2010, 06:50:44

LooseNeutral
Hey Folks. This wouldn't happened to be the same crew that puts out Icy Dock would it? I've got one of their products. I like it a lot except for the power connector little mod and all is well

17-05-2010, 07:40:35

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='LooseNeutral'
Hey Folks. This wouldn't happened to be the same crew that puts out Icy Dock would it? I've got one of their products. I like it a lot except for the power connector little mod and all is well
Yes matey its all names under the Raidsonic banner.

17-05-2010, 07:47:45

LooseNeutral
TTL, I got a boy over there I haven't seen in a long time.USAF. I'm of a mind to look you up as well. Cheers to you and thanks, How do you like my avatar! ha

18-05-2010, 16:34:34

hadesan
In terms of cons - how is the heat dissipation for a drive that is in the unit? If you transfer or back up a substantial amount of data - how hot does the unit eventually get?

18-05-2010, 16:56:49

tinytomlogan
not much of it is in the unit so most of it is out in the air. Drives wont need cooling unless there is lots of them in a confined space
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