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HDD and SSD Cages and Mobile Racks Reviews

Icy Dock MB840M2P-B ToughArmor Review

Icy Dock has just released another new product from the ToughArmor series, which we are already testing on OCinside.de. Just recently we had a look at the Icy Dock ToughArmor MB839SP-B PCIe card for use with 2.5-inch SATA drives and now there is an interesting solution with the Icy Dock MB840M2P-B PCIe slot card to install an M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD in a PCIe 3.0 x4 slot. We have tested this extraordinary PCIe card with removable M.2 NVMe frame extensively … Continue reading Icy Dock MB840M2P-B ToughArmor Review

Icy Dock MB839SP-B ToughArmor Review

Icy Dock has launched a new product from the ToughArmor series. The Icy Dock MB839SP-B is an useful removable frame for the PCIe slot, which supports a 2.5-inch SATA drive. We put this special hot-swap removable frame through intensive testing at OCinside.de and show all results in the following product review.

Icy Dock MB795SP-B and MB703M2P-B Review

Today we take a look at a 5.25-inch Icy Dock flexiDOCK MB795SP-B removable frame on OCinside.de, which can be equipped with a 3.5-inch HDD and a 2.5-inch SSD as hot-swap. We also test the Icy Dock EZConvert MB703M2P-B, with which you can convert a standard M.2 SATA SSD into a 2.5-inch SSD. In the following test we’ll see if both products from Icy Dock deliver what they promise.

Icy Dock MB601VK-B and MB705M2P-B and ASRock U.2 Review

Today we are looking at a very special combination of different U.2 products on OCinside.de. To be more precise, we test a Crucial P1 1TB M.2 NVMe Gen3 x4 SSD in the Icy Dock EZConvert MB705M2P-B U.2 frame, which was connected in the Icy Dock ToughArmor MB601VK-B U.2 hot-swap removable frame with a Delock SFF 8643 U.2 miniSAS HD cable via the ASRock U.2 Kit on the ASRock X299 Taichi XE Intel LGA 2066 motherboard. Sounds complicated, but is despite … Continue reading Icy Dock MB601VK-B and MB705M2P-B and ASRock U.2 Review

Orico PCM2-C3-GY USB 3.1 Review and Crucial P1 1TB M.2 SSD Review

On OCinside.de we tested an external Orico PCM2-C3-GY USB 3.1 Gen2 case together with a Crucial P1 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD. The external NVMe case supports USB 3.1 Gen2 with up to 10 Gb/s transfer speed and takes full advantage of the USB interfaces of current motherboards. The corresponding USB 3.1 Type-C cable and a USB-C to USB 3.1 Type-A cable are included. Equipped with a new Crucial P1 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe SSD this results in a really fast … Continue reading Orico PCM2-C3-GY USB 3.1 Review and Crucial P1 1TB M.2 SSD Review

Icy Dock MB973SP-1B FlexCage Review

Today we test the Icy Dock FlexCage MB973SP-1B removable frame. Homeserver or self-built or finished NAS solutions are gaining popularity again. Almost all finished network attached storages have so-called hot-swap bays, which makes it easy to change the hard disks. But what if the performance of a NAS is not sufficient, but you don’t want to do without the comfort of the hot-swap bays? Many consumer cases or 19-inch cases in the lower price segment only have internal 3.5-inch and … Continue reading Icy Dock MB973SP-1B FlexCage Review

Icy Dock MB524SP-B FlexiDock Review

Who doesn’t know it? Programs and games are getting bigger and bigger but there is no more room for additional SSDs in the case. The Icy Dock FlexiDock MB524SP-B should help. This is a mobile rack that offers up to four 2.5-inch drives in a 5.25-inch bay. How and if this works well, we show on OCinside.de in the following review.

Icy Dock MB971SP-B DuoSwap Reader Review

Today a new reader review has been published on OCinside.de. This time MisterY takes a closer look at the Icy Dock MB971SP-B DuoSwap Hot Swap frame for 2.5 and 3.5-inch SATA drives and SSDs. Multiboot systems cause some times problems, especially when installing Linux and Windows. Two separate hard drives are already useful, but unplugging and plugging is not an option. What is the most viable option for users who attach importance to multiple hard disks? Dozens external hard drives? … Continue reading Icy Dock MB971SP-B DuoSwap Reader Review

Icy Dock MB998SP-B ToughArmor Review

Today we want to introduce you to the third part of our Icy Dock caddy review hattrick. This time we have tested the Icy Dock MB998SP-B ToughArmor cage. The special thing about this caddy is that it can accommodate up to eight SSDs or HDDs. How, and especially if that can work well, we will show you in the following review.

Icy Dock MB174U3S-4SB Black Vortex Reader Review

OCinside.de today published a new reader review. This time MisterY is testing the Icy Dock MB174U3S-4SB Black Vortex from Cremax. The external drive enclosure with dust filter and fan control offers space for up to 4 hard drives, which can either be connected via USB 3.0 or eSATA. Take a look how this external hard drive enclosure performs in the reader review, that can be operated by the way also internally.

Icy Dock MB324SP-B ExpressCage Review

We have recently tested the Icy Dock Turbo Swap hard drive caddy. For owners of a SATA hard drive, the frame turned out to be a useful extension. Today we want to present another hot swap cage of the brand Icy Dock, the Icy Dock MB324SP-B ExpressCage. This mobile rack is able to accommodate four SSDs. Excited? We also. Therefore, we proceed directly to the Icy Dock MB324SP-B ExpressCage review.

Icy Dock MB171SP-B TurboSwap Review

Originally hot swap mobile racks were used in large servers to rapidly respond to hard drive failures and to be able to replace the affected hardware easily. But quickly the hard drive caddy found its way into home user computer cases. Be it for testing various hard drives or for better hard drive cooling by the integrated fan. Today Icy Dock delivers the mobile rack TurboSwap, a model which we would like to test for you in the following review. … Continue reading Icy Dock MB171SP-B TurboSwap Review