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Icy Box IB-AC642 Adapter for 2.5 inch SSD/HDD Laptop Extension for Slim DVD Bay and Slim DVD External Enclosure

by Icy Box
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
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  • Laptop solution for standard 12.7 mm DVD slot to 2.5" SSD or HDD
  • Replace with SSD to increase OS speed
  • Replace with HDD for notebook expansion
  • Hot Swap SATA interface – removable backup solution
  • For external solution the device or removed DVD drive can be installed into the slim DVD enclosure
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Icy Box IB-AC642 Adapter for 2.5 inch SSD/HDD Laptop Extension for Slim DVD Bay and Slim DVD External Enclosure + Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5 inch Basic SATA Solid State Drive
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BrandIcy Box
Item Weight231 g
Product Dimensions12.9 x 12.8 x 1.3 cm
Item model numberIB-AC642
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 10,118 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight281 g
Date First Available14 Mar 2012
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Expand Your Opportunities! - By putting an IB-AC642 in your optical bay, you can add a SSD or second hard drive to your computer.Adding a solid state drive to your system can make it significantly faster, from decimating the boot times to speeding up application launch and data access or storing all of your large files on a 2nd regular hard drive. Laptops rarely have a second HDD bay though. Fortunately, with an IB-AC642, you can add a second drive to your computer easily. With flash drives, online streaming video, and downloadable software installs becoming more popular, many users find themselves using the CD/DVD drive less and less, so replacing it with an SSD or 2nd HDD can be a good investment. Furthermore, in the rare cases that you do need access to optical media; you can always plug in your old DVD drive externally by using the enclosed external aluminium DVD-Enclosure via USB 2.0 with your computer.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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How to use this for 2 drives in one laptop:
- Put the faster HDD/SSD into the hard drive bay of the laptop, and install the slower one in the bay. Remove the optical disk drive (ODD), put it into the external case and install the hard drive case inside the laptop's ODD bay. Voilà, now you have two drives and can still use the DVD or Bluray drive via USB 2.0.

At the time of writing this review the best consumer SSD (that makes a significant speed difference when booting, starting programs and opening files (such as RAW images, 1080p movies etc.) is the SAMSUNG 830 SSD.
The 128GB version sells for around GBP70 and the faster 256GB one for roughly GBP140.

I recommend using HDDs with a max speed of 5400rpm in the ODD bay if your laptop is a cheap consumer grade one. This will reduce annoying vibration transmitted through the chassis and will keep the laptop quiet. My Dell Vostro 3560 runs with a 128GB Samsung 830 SSD (SATA3, 7mm height, Windows 7 64Bit with all programs) in the HDD port and a 1000GB Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 (SATA3, 9.5mm height, personal data such as documents, music, books, videos, pictures etc.) in the ODD bay.

+ Excellent value
+ Matte finish of the external drive case
+ Easy of use
+ Solid build quality
+ Supports SSDs/HDDs up to 12.7mm height
+ ODD cover can be attached to the bay and thus does not ruin the aesthetics
+ Works with most laptops

- Not USB 3.0
- Does not fit in my older Dreamcom 10 laptop (which has a unibody with a non-standard slot-in ODD)

- Cable relatively short
- ODD ports still only run max at SATA2 speed (~300MB/s)

Alternatives: SilverStone TS06 (SST-TS06) (more expensive, prone to scratches)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, very good upgrade for laptop. 17 Dec 2012
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This is a brilliant invention and one that is a must have for laptops. My laptop comes with one hard drive bay (like most non custom laptops) and I had upgraded it to a solid state drive (120gb) and I was just getting annoyed plugging an external drive in and out all the time and seeing as I never used my optical drive, it made sense to install this. It works flawlessly and has very good build quality, so even though it is a bit expensive, it is well worth the price. I love the usb caddy for the optical drive is brushed aluminum and works perfect. Can't recommend this enough!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD 2 Nov 2012
By Yu Wang
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This inculdes two devices, so after intall HDD, I can also use my ODD. The only thing that I don't like is it is not suitable for my original front panel, but I found the solution. Overall, I recommend this product, and it can show S.M.A.R.T. information.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I now consider these a MUST buy for all laptops! 21 April 2014
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Why these things aren't being sold by EVERY company that sells laptops as suggested upgrades is beyond my comprehension.

OK slot loaders are not compatible, and certain other types of laptop that don't follow the norm are also not supported, but the caddie is well made, and takes the bezel from your laptops ODD without issue.

The external USB case is also very nicely made and works great.

When fitting mine all the propitiatory additional fixings in my Asus N56VZ transferred without issue to the caddie, and the supplied bezel slotted in nicely to the Blu-Ray drive.

The fit for my Blu-Ray drive into the USB enclosure was tight, and took a little bit of force to get fully seated, but I consider this good sign.

The HDD caddie fits nicely into the ODD bay (as it should being standardised sizes), and once screwed in doesn't give any indication of wanting to move.

Overall a very happy camper and have recommended these to quite a few others.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best I found and worth the wait... 6 Feb 2014
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This wasn't on next day. I had to wait a few more days for this to arrive and glad i did.

There are many around but few had good reviews due to quality. I went with ICY BOX knowing I had been happy with previous purchases.

This is good quality and comes with the parts you need plus I love the addition of the external enclosure so you can still use your newly removed DVD drive.
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5.0 out of 5 stars should be 3.0 but works great. 4 Feb 2014
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Works like a charm. Only "bad" thing is it should be usb 3.0 instead of 2.0. Easy to mount and the metal box for DVD is a nice touch.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good internal HDD mount for a DVD/CD slot 21 Nov 2013
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What a good idea! The best of both worlds for a laptop providing two housings, one for an extra internal HDD and one for an external DVD/CD drive.
Both units are well constructed.
I replaced the DVD/CD drive in an Acer Aspire 5930 machine running Windows 7.
You need to find out how the DVD/CD is mounted for a particular laptop but there is plenty of information available from an internet search. Removal of the DVD/CD drive was easy with the removal of single fixing screw, after removing a panel on the underside of the laptop. A small bracket needed swapping to the Icy Box unit, as did the front panel from the DVD/CD drive. I used a 1Tb Seagate SATA HDD drive mounted in the unit, which then slid into the DVD/CD mounting slot, the fixing screw was replaced, the laptop panel cover was replaced and the laptop was powered up. The drive was immediately recognized.
The DVD/CD drive was then fitted with the front panel supplied by Icy Box, the unit pushed into the housing and two fixing screws (supplied) were fitted. The USB cable was plugged in and the unit was again immediately recognized.
The instructions were clear. An excellent, tidy solution; thanks Icy Box.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Solution
Just took a few minutes to install, and works like a charm. Even the more technologically challenged among us shouldn't have a problem. Read more
Published 6 months ago by A. Chothia
5.0 out of 5 stars Out with the ODD in with the SSD
Perfect to replace the optical drive with an SSD for make my laptop faster.

I bought it because my laptop's dvd drive stopped working as the loading tray wouldn't stay... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Rui Archer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product!
I was doubtful if this product was going to be as everyone had described it but my doubts disappeared as soon as the package arrived. Read more
Published 7 months ago by MarcolinoPT
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent product.. great value!
great item at asking price, exactly what I was looking for to. fits perfectly into Sony Vaio VPC-F22M and does what it's supposed to be doing. Read more
Published 7 months ago by matt
3.0 out of 5 stars Had to return due to size, this is 12.7mm depth, but I was expecting...
Ordered as this stated 'slim line' which my DVD drive is. however bit of a mix up with the sizes, this is a 12.7mm height drive (as it states) but my drive required a 9. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Pierce
3.0 out of 5 stars One slot on your computer
If you've only one slot for your hdd on your laptop, it is perfect for you. Very fast, a little bit difficult to install, and the reader adapter is not working.
Published 7 months ago by Fonteyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Laptop Modification
I had great fun upgrading my Laptop with this and a new Samsung SSD.

I replaced the factory fitted 1TB HDD with my new Samsung SSD and used this to put my 1TB drive in. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Chris Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Compatible with Acer Aspire V3-571G
I purchased a new laptop, the Acer Aspire V3-571G, and swapped the hard drive for a solid state drive, which left me with a very fast machine, but with little storage space, a... Read more
Published 9 months ago by pixiepoison
5.0 out of 5 stars What a wonderful bit of kit
Bought because my laptop Toshiba Satellite L350-171 had 300mb hard drive which was getting used up fast with photographs. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Granddadscott
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