Icy Box Hard Drive Docking Stations Review
Published: 13th May 2010 | Source: ICYBOX | Price: £24.99 - £34.99 |
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.