Icy Dock MB830SP-B and MB882SP-1S-3B Review

Today at OCinside.de we take a detailed look at the 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch HDD/SSD converter Icy Dock EZConvert Lite MB882SP-1S-3B as well as the 3.5-inch Drive Bay Icy Dock flexiDOCK MB830SP-B for up to three drives for installation in two 5.25-inch bays.

Digital data storage is also increasing more and more in the private environment. Not only higher resolution photos are stored on home servers, but also the fast development of mobile phone cameras provides us with videos in up to 4K quality huge amounts of data, which have to be archived. The data often ends up on a home server or HTPC, which is located in the living room and should be as inconspicuous as possible, i.e. small. Small computer chassis often have the disadvantage that they can only hold a few hard disks, but mainboards have many connection options for hard disks and the chassis can often hold optical drives, the importance of which has declined considerably in recent years. This is exactly where the Icy Dock 3.5″ Drive Bay MB830SP-B is used for installation in two 5.25″ drive bays, which can accommodate up to three 3.5″ HDDs.

However, if you prefer to use smaller 2.5″ hard drives or SSDs, you can also use Icy Dock 2.5″ to 3.5″ HDD/SSD Converter MB882SP-1S-3B to safely install 2.5″ drives instead of large 3.5″ hard drives.

Thanks for the support …

Many thanks for the support to Daniel und den Manufacturer Icy Dock.

The Icy Dock MB830SP-B Drive Bay has at review date a price of approx. 60 Euro.

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The Icy Dock HDD/SSD Converter MB882SP-1S-3B has at review date a price of approx. 10 Euro.

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The delivery of the Icy Dock Drive Bay MB830SP-B …

The Icy Dock Drive Bay MB830SP-B is packed in a sturdy cardboard box. In addition to the product image, there is a QR code on the front of the package that leads to the manufacturer’s online product page, where detailed installation information can be found. The Drive Bay belongs to the flexiDOCK product series.

Here we see the packaging of the Drive Bay MB830SP-B from the front.

When we open the packaging, we see that the Drive Bay is additionally wrapped in foam.

The hard disk port is taken out of the packaging and we see it in full size for the first time.

In addition to the actual product, there are a few screws and an instruction manual in the packaging.

In addition 3 pieces of SATA data cables with a length of 50cm each are included, which is very exemplary. Mostly only two SATA cables are included even with expensive mainboards, although the mainboard has six or more SATA connections. Due to the black color, the cables can be integrated into most PC builds without creating an unpleasant color contrast to other components. All cables have straight connectors at both ends. This is what the included SATA cables of the flexiDOCK Drive Bay MB830SP-B look like in detail.

The delivery of the Icy Dock HDD/SSD Converter MB882SP-1S-3B …

The product packaging of the Icy Dock HDD/SSD converter MB882SP-1S-3B also shows a large product image and the QR code to Icy Dock’s online product page on the front.

The HDD converter is, contrary to the Drive Bay, only packed in foil.

The assembly instructions can also be seen through the film.

Also included are an instruction manual and a few screws, although the converter is advertised as “tool-less”.

Let’s have a look at the technical data now.

Icy Dock HDD/SSD converter MB882SP-1S-3B and Drive Bay MB830SP-B technical specifications …