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Icy Box IB-RD3620SU3 External 2 Bay RAID System for 3.5 inch SATA I/II/III HDD

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  • External 2 bay RAID system for 3.5" SATA I/II/III HDDs
  • Silent operation by thermal controlled fan
  • Energy saving by supporting sleep modus!
  • Raid modes: RAID 0, 1, JBOD (Spanning/Single)
  • Easy assembling by trayless design!
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandIcy Box
Item Weight1.1 Kg
Product Dimensions24 x 10 x 15 cm
Item model numberIB-RD3620SU3
SeriesIB-RD3620SU3
  
Additional Information
ASINB00I3M72HG
Best Sellers Rank 38,698 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.9 Kg
Date First Available28 Jan. 2014
  
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Product Description

Product Description

The ICY BOX IB-RD3620 is a 2-bay RAID system for fast working with great amounts of data. The high grade aluminum housing holds up to two SATA HDD, the installation is completely tool-less. The fast interfaces (eSATA, USB 3.0) provide high performances with PC and MAC. Thanks to the thermal controlled fan, the IB-3620S's operation is silent and the HDD are always cooled Detailed description for RAID modes of IB-RD3620SU3 JBOD (RAID 0 Spanning) Spanning concatenates multiple hard drives as a single large volume; resulting in a seamless expansion of virtual volumes beyond the physical limitations of separately connected hard drives. The data are written from HDD1 to HDD2. JBOD (Single) Hard drives are being handled independently as separate logical volumes where files are stored. RAID 0 (RAID 0 Striping) Striping is a method of concatenating multiple hard drives into one logical storage unit. It is the automated process of writing data across multiple drives simultaneously. Striping is used to increase the performance of disk reads. The multiple hard drives will write data in "column" effect. If one drive in a striped set fails, all of the data in the stripe set is lost. RAID 1 (RAID1 Mirroring) Mirroring is the automated process of writing data to multiple drives simultaneously. Mirroring is used to provide redundancy. If one drive fails, the redundant drive will continue to

Box Contains

1x device
1x external power supply and cable
1x USB cable
1x eSATA cable (RAID Version only)
2x handles
1x set of screws
1x quick installation guide

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3.9 out of 5 stars

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J P Hang on 23 May 2014
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Very well-made enclosure whose quality is one notch above the other Icy Box products I have come across.

It is admittedly not the most compact USB 3.0 RAID enclosure on the market, but it has several nice features which make it worth the premium we pay for it:

1. front door with a latch hiding the HDD's with plastic handles
2. useful and discrete LED indicators in front - power, RAID mode and fan speed etc
3. adjustable (or automatic) fan and controlled from the front

Speed-wise it is quite a nifty little machine in RAID 0 - with 2 WD 2TB's I saw steady write speeds of 145+ MB/s in USB 3.0 during 1TB+ backups... and I am sure it could have been even faster with SSD sources. More importantly it is well insulated and silent and runs cool even in auto-fan mode.

Highly recommended if you want a premium product as opposed to other £40 RAID enclosures currently on the market.
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By Tim Towers on 17 Mar. 2015
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I've owned this device for about a year now, and whilst it is a cheap and useful desktop RAID where you're sat in front of it and can interact it's somewhat poor if you intend to put it somewhere out of sight.
I had a little problem with the door sometimes popping open, ensure that your disks are properly seated and don't rely on the door to ensure they have a good connection.
The vendor did not provide an approved way of resizing a RAID1, though I did discover a way that seemed to work by changing the disks, letting it resync and whilst disconnected from the computer triggering the RAID0 and then RAID1 configuration processes in quick succession. gparted (or equivalent partition resizing software) recognises the small partition and fixes it.
When the unit is powered up it does not start until you press the power button. This means the unit cannot be used as a semi-offline backup and switched on via smart power plugs (e.g. lightwaverf) when backups are due. This means backups might be susceptible to ransomware like cryptolocker.
Reliability of data transfer seems poor, backups from my QNAP TS-451 connected over USB3 often fail randomly and inexplicably, repeating the process may work or may fail at a different place.
The vendor didn't respond to a query about reading SMART data from the disks to monitor their health.
The vendor responses on the forum seem to have stopped, (but from my comments above they weren't particularly helpful).
If you have a disk failure, the documentation infers that replacement is more complex than just popping a similar or larger disk into place but I think the simple solution of just putting another disk into place does seem to work.
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Long story short, I originally purchased an Orico RAID enclosure from Amazon (9528RU3) which I was pretty happy with, although it was a touch on the large side and a bit noisier than I'd expected. I didn't plan on returning it but then noticed this Icy Box version that seemed to be more suited to what I was originally looking for.

I've had it in place for a few days now and despite a rather inauspicious start, it's working well. I couldn't actually get this working straight out of the box and even fired off an e-mail to Raidsonic support a couple of days ago (which has yet to be responded to), asking for help...more on that later.

So, it's a neat and fairly small unit but doesn't feel especially well built. The entire casing feels very plasticky and doesn't seem like it would handle a lot of rough and tumble...fine if you (like me) plan on simply leaving it in one place. There's a downside to its diminutive nature; the drives are placed vertically with not a massive amount of space between them, so I'd expect them to run warmer than if they were in a bigger enclosure. I guess you can't have everything. The drives have to be fitted with a plastic 'handle' before inserted into the unit, as without these, they'd be impossible to remove (well, maybe with some struggling and a pair of pliers or monkey wrench). It's not ideal that you have to fit these beforehand but they're supplied with the appropriate screws and a small screwdriver, which is a nice touch. The drives are slotted into the housing after clicking open a small plastic door and pushing each one into its slot is easy.

On the front of the unit are a couple of buttons and several LEDs, indicating power, HDD activity, RAID mode, etc. On the back is a USB3.
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By elkay on 1 Feb. 2015
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This seemed like just what I was looking for to utilise the many spare hard drives I have knocking around. Unfortunately, the one I received refused to configure to any of the RAID settings. After selecting the mode I required, pressing the 'confirmation' button at the back every which way just didn't have any effect at all, reverting the unit back to 'Single' mode, which somewhat defeats the object of a RAID system. Mind you, the item I received came in a box with a broken seal, suggesting prior use/return. Don't you just hate it when this happens? Needless to say, it has gone straight back to Amazon, who, with their peerless returns policy, is the only positive aspect of this matter. I opted for a refund rather than a replacement as I have somewhat lost confidence in this product and manufacturer.
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