Icy Dock MB604SPO-B and MB411SPO-1B ToughArmor Review

Practical testing …

The following PC setup was used as the test system:

Intel Mainboard ASRock Z790 Riptide WiFi
CPU Intel Core i9-14900K
Cooler Arctic Liquid Freezer II 420
Thermal paste Arctic MX-6
Graphics card ASRock Radeon RX 5700 Challenger D 8G OC PCIe 4.0 Grafikkarte
SSD Crucial MX500 2TB SSD
Optical drive Sony Optiarc BC-5500S 4X Blu-ray Combo, BD-ROM, DVD-ROM with 12.7 mm height
PSU Cooler Master Silent Pro M 600W
Case Cooler Master Testbench v1.0
Operating system Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit

After inserting the Crucial MX500 2TB SSD and the optical drive, both devices are immediately recognized and displayed in the Windows 11 Device Manager as if they were directly connected.

Of course, we also wanted to test whether the SATA connection really works without any losses. To do this, we first removed the Crucial MX500 2TB SSD from the tray and connected it directly to the SATA port of the ASRock Z790 Riptide WiFi motherboard. Now, in addition to a few file transfers, we ran the AS SSD benchmark and measured the following result.

We have now reinserted the SATA SSD together with the EZ tray into the ODD frame and thus into the removable frame. The measurements using AS SSD Benchmark prove beyond doubt that there are no losses as a result. As with all other tests that we subsequently carried out, the results were almost identical. AS SSD Benchmark even measured slightly higher values here, but these are of course only slight differences that vary slightly with each benchmark.

We also found it interesting that not only the performance was almost identical, but also the drive temperature remained constantly low even without an active fan. Of course, this can look a little different with other cases, but the ToughArmor removable frames basically offer extremely good heat dissipation thanks to the full metal construction, which can then be dissipated across the entire server or PC case.

Now we come to our conclusion.

Icy Dock MB411SPO-1B and Icy Dock MB604SPO-B Result and general impression …