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Icy Dock MB559U3S External 3.5″ SATA Hard Drive Enclosure Review

Rating: 8.0.

ICY Dock are continually improving their line-up of Hard Drive Enclosures, hoping to find the perfect solution for a wide audience. Today, we are looking at an External Bay enclosure which holds a 3.5″ SATA hard disk drive.

The MB559U3S features an ultra-slim design which offers great portability and reduced footprint. In fact, it is only 3 centimeters wide, meaning it can sit in the corner of a desk without demanding space.

The MB559U3S uses a passive cooling system and is built around an aluminium body with a ventilation grill on top. It is available in two colours, and both feature USB 3.0 and eSATA connections.


Model Number :
Color :
Matt Black
Drive Fit :
Single 3.5″ SATA I / II / III hard drive
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
Insert & Extract connection Via :
Direct SATA hard drive connection
Structure :
Aluminum body w/ partial plastic
Drive Cooling :
Aluminum heat dispersion w/ top ventilation panel
LED Indication :
Device Power: White LED
Drive Activity: Flashing White LED
OS Requirement :
Windows 98/SE/ME/2000/XP/VISTA/7
Mac OS 9.0 or higher
Dimension (L x W x H) :
191 x 142.6 x 31.2 mm
Weight :
1.16 lbs.

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