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Icy Dock MB561US-4S-1 4 Bay eSATA PM - Pearl White

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  • 4 Bay 3.5 inch SATA I / II removable external hard drive enclosure support SATA hot-swap
  • 3 Speed Adjustable Cooling Fan, including auto setting featuring Smart Cooling Technology
  • Shock absorption HDD tray design making the HDD stable while in operations
  • Multi-drive exchangeability and maintenance capabilities with simple removal of drive tray.
  • Plug and Play USB 2.0 quick connection for any computer system
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Technical Details
BrandIcy Dock
Item Weight3.3 Kg
Package Dimensions30.6 x 26.8 x 20.6 cm
Item model numberMB561US-4S-1
  
Additional Information
ASINB0037XLVPK
Best Sellers Rank 164,613 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.3 Kg
Date First Available14 April 2011
  
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Introducing the MB561US-4S-1 Quad Bay SATA External Enclosure featuring USB and eSATA Port Multiplier (eSATA Port Multiplier Card Required), and newly added, User Defined Fan Settings with Smart Cooling Technology. We have taken our tried and true multibay product and added new features to further enhance your complete storage experience. Using all the features that you know and love, we have upgraded the 80mm cooling fan to allow the user to choose the speed of the fan, or to select “auto” so that the fan adjusts its speed using our Smart Cooling Technology. Our auto function determines the temperature of your drives, and changes its RPM according to the airflow and cooling demand. This results in decreased power consumption, an increased lifespan for your fan, and unnecessary excess noise. Along with the auto function, the user can also choose a high setting, best used for intense applications such as home server use, or a low setting, best used with lighter work loads such as hourly back ups or network attached storage (NAS). The MB561US-4S-1 still includes all the standard features. A single e-SATA port provides a direct, single connection and flexible options for advanced users. With a port multiplier e-SATA connection, you can either connect to a port multiplier JBOD adapter to access four drives via one e-SATA connection, or connect to a port multiplier RAID controller card. This is convenient for those who do video editing through Mac or PC and wants configurations of RAID 5 settings for increased storage capacities and blazing fast transfer speeds. The additional USB connection is for quick hook up to any computer system (especially laptops), which allow users to access up to four drives at the same time, and best of all there’s no driver installation required. This allows users to organize their music, photos, and work data under one enclosure, making it perfect for backup applications. The enclosure takes up to four SATA drives. To power the enclosure, it uses a direct AC outlet, perfect to use it anywhere without having to deal with any adapters. The lightweight construction design protects hard drives with a layer of solid aluminum. It has a detachable 80mm ball bearing rear fan with 3 speed settings, and uses a built-in fan-less power supply, making it a quiet device. The four hot-swappable drive trays offer great freedom of choice in expanding your storage solution and multi-drive exchangeability for easy maintenance.


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I love ICYDOCK enclosures - they look decent, are well made and often have thick aluminium cases to dissipate the heat. The problem for me, however, is that all the good and affordable ones are eSATA but Apple laptops and desktops don't have eSATA. I could attach one of these things using the alternative USB2 socket but it's incredibly slow - about 1/10th the speed eSATA/USB3/Firewire. With that in mind I've stuck with Firewire enclosures and looked longingly at super-expensive Thunderbolt versions. The new ones do, however, have USB3... and then I it hit me; I'd look to see if a USB3-eSATA converter exists. Well, it turns out they do exist and there's a great one made by Addonics for about £26. I bought it, fired up my group of 2 independent drives and one Raid1 pair and it worked right out of the box. The setup can transfer a 10GB file (both read and write) from a HD in about 140s which is the max speed of the drive and marginally faster than Firewire 800.

TL;DR: if you have USB3 but not eSATA buy this, get an Addonics USB3-eSATA converter and you'll not only be able to see all your drives but it will transfer at the max USB3 rates.
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Having run this Icy Dock array for over a year now I can say that it does the job for which it was intended very well. My only gripe is that one by one the four (data channel) white light LEDs died until now I have none left working. This doesn't prevent the unit from functioning, but as this is an obvious design fault it should have been caught well before this appeared on the market.Icy Dock MB561US-4S-1 4 Bay eSATA PM - Pearl White
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This enclosure works well with an esata connection. I have two 2tb and two 1.5tb drives in this enclosure for the moment and four individual drives are shown in Windows Explorer. The port replicator seems to work well. I have not tried the hot swap function so cannot comment. The enclosure looks nice sitting on the desk and the drives seems to remain cool with or without the fan running. The enclosure is quite quiet with the fan set to low, but is reasonably noisy when set to max. I bought this to rationalise a number of separate enclosures and disks I had connected to my computer and take advantage of esata data rates and in both of these things it does a great job.
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The Icy Dock MB561US-4S-1 4 Bay is a very simple and very good product from Amazon. It is small, durable and easy to set up and easy to use also. It holds upto 4 x 3.5 inch hard drives, that can be changed fast and easily. It only takes a few minutes to install a hard drive into each bay. This product got all 5 stars because it really deserved them. And i would suggest to everyone else who is looking for a hard drive bay to consider buying this one.
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