ICY Dock Blizzard MB080U3S-1SB 3.5” USB 3.0/eSATA External Enclosure Review

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Today we are looking at an enclosure by ICY Dock, the Blizzard (MB080U3S-1SB), a creatively designed single 3.5″ bay featuring both USB 3.0 and eSATA connectivity.

ICY Dock have built this new enclosure from the ground-up to have an elegant appearance but yet incorporate a large 80mm cooling fan. The advantages of this design? With the fan positioned at the front and the vents at the rear it can create a tunnel of fast moving air … much like a turbine engine, allowing all sides of the hard drive to be cooled very efficiently.

ICY Dock have also managed to create an enclosure which can house a 3.5″ drive securely without the use of any tools – great if you want to switch drives at any point.

Specifications

Model Number :
MB080U3S-1SB
Color :
Black
Drive Fit :
Single 3.5″ SATA I / II / III hard drive
Drive Capacity :
3TB+
Host Interface :
1 x eSATA 3Gb/s port
1 x USB 3.0 port (USB 2.0 compatible)
Transfer Rate (max. bus speed):
Up to 3Gb/s via eSATA
Up to 5Gb/s via USB 3.0
Up to 480Mb/s via USB 2.0
Drive Cooling :
80mm fan
Fan Speed Control :
High/ Low/ Auto
HDD Access Indication :
Flashing orange LED
Power Indication :
Green LED
Over Heat Indicatior :
Red ambient LED light (when temperature reach 50° C)
OS Requirement :
Windows XP/ 2003/ VISTA/ 7
Mac OS 10.22.8 and higher
Power Supply :
12V/2A power adapter
Structure :
ABS shell with metal frame
Dimension (L x W x H) :
237.5 x 126 x 146 mm
Weight :
646g
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  • ET
    November 5, 2012
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    Interesting product but I wonder where the market is. The only market I see for 3.5″ enclosures is for reusing old drives you’ve replaced with bigger ones, and I’m not going to spend a lot of money on that.

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