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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 (33 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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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandIcy Box
Item Weight231 g
Product Dimensions12.9 x 12.8 x 1.3 cm
Item model numberIB-AC642
  
Additional Information
ASINB007IXPQMY
Best Sellers Rank 28,205 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight281 g
Date First Available14 Mar 2012
  
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Product Description

Product Description

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.

Product Description

HDD & slimline CD/DVDRW/BLURAY


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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.

PROs
+ 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

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

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

VERDICT: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Alternatives: SilverStone TS06 (SST-TS06) (more expensive, prone to scratches)
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By ViK
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This comes with full description as to how to take an existing DVD drive out of a laptop and with supplied external caddie make it an external drive. This I then attached to my laptop and it was immediately recognised by the lap top and drivers installed to run it. The now empty hole in my laptop is soon to be filled with the supplied caddie to take either another HDD (which is what I will do) or a SSD to put your operating system etc.on. In the instructions you have details as to how to take the end of your existing DVD off(as I did) so that you can put it onto what ever you are replacing it with. I found this missing with other similar conversions but with this one your new additional caddie will blend into your laptop. The instructions read with pictures on the installation sheet provided are clear and make sense of cables and screws provided. Some of your original screws are to be replaced with longer ones provided,this will become clearer when you come to use the original ones. A brilliant conversion to use with a laptop and what ever you want to add. You just have to decide how to use it to then purchase the appropriate drive and software.
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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 Great, but not well documented. 6 Jun 2014
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I bought this product so I could keep my hard drive in my computer when I updated to an SSD, and was concerned about whether or not it would be compatible with my laptop.

After opening the package and looking at the adapter, it was clear that there was enough screw-holes and screws to fit this to pretty much any laptop on the market. You will need a small electronics screwdriver to remove the mounting bracket, or tab, from your optical drive and attach it to the adapter.

The plastic faceplate that comes with the drive is meant to be used with the external enclosure, and you should remove the faceplate from your optical drive and attach it to the adapter if you don't want a noticeable divot in the side of your computer.
Faceplates are a challenge to attach, since they use plastic clips to attach to the the front of the drive or adapter and you must flex them pretty hard to get all of the holes to line up. This isn't specific to this product though.

The adapter has a single incredibly bright blue/green LED. It's green while receiving power and blinks blue whenever there's activity.

I would recommend this adapter/enclosure combo if you plan on adding a second drive to your computer, especially if you don't have another external DVD drive laying around.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quality Product 20 May 2014
A quality product (at a price!) but was totally compatible with my ASUS laptop. As a bonus it came with a free disk caddy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I now consider these a MUST buy for all laptops!
Why these things aren't being sold by EVERY company that sells laptops as suggested upgrades is beyond my comprehension. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mr. G. Dow
5.0 out of 5 stars Best I found and worth the wait...
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. Read more
Published 6 months ago by GadgetBoyz
5.0 out of 5 stars should be 3.0 but works great.
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.
Published 6 months ago by Joćo Sousa
5.0 out of 5 stars Good internal HDD mount for a DVD/CD slot
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. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Amaz Addict
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 10 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 10 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 months ago by Fonteyn
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