External enclosures provide a great avenue for many professional & enterprise users in the media field looking for an easy way to store and backup data. The ability to have slim, removable and heat dissipation are all critical features to truly protect and store your data. With that said, Icy Dock is proud to introduce the ICYBento MB559U3S-1S, 2.5"/3.5” SATA III USB 3.0 slim aluminum external hard drive enclosure.
The MB559U3S-1S uses an ultra slim fan-less design, to give the best portability in any professional environment. To achieve this, the height of the enclosure reaches just a bit higher than the standard 3.5” hard drive height under 2 inches, making it easy to place anywhere from your suitcase to your office drawer. The fan-less design choice allows a quiet operation with the least amount of intrusion possible. This is the perfect minimalistic external storage for media editors available on the market.
In addition to the ultra slim design, the enclosure must be lightweight and able to provide efficient heat dissipation. By using an aluminum body, your hard drive is properly protected and also reduces the weight of the external enclosure because the MB559U3S-1S weighs in at just over 1 pound. Unlike other name brand external hard drive products that use plastic bodies, the aluminum material allows your hard drive to receive the best heat dissipation to maintain optimal temperature during operation. What this results in is an external enclosure that is the lightest, slimmest, and fully protects your hard drive.
Last but not least, drive removability adds another dimension by offering great freedom of choice in expanding your storage solution and multi-drive exchangeability for easy maintenance. The MB559U3S-1S presents a simple and easy tray system to swap and transport your hard drive from one location to another Icy Dock series, such as the MB453, MB454, MB455 and MB561 series. Expanding and transporting your drive is simple with the availability of the MB559TRAY(-B) for your hard drive. Small to Medium Business (SMB) users will greatly benefit from the security slot available that will help prevent the enclosure from being stolen. With the tray being easily removable, one can store the hard drive within a safe when not in use. The MB559U3S-1S product is highly recommended to any professional users who require digital information management such as: Audio editors, DJ’s, IT professionals, law enforcement agencies, military, government agencies, and more.
For single 2.5" or 3.5" SATA HDD/SSD
Plug & Play USB 3.0 + eSATA combo for PC/Mac compatibility.
Removable & Interchangeable drive tray with DataCage MB876, MB45X series, Fatcage MB15X series and ICYCube MB561 Series for multi-drive exchangeability & maintenance capabilities.
Fan-less operation with aluminum body cooling & protection.
Built-in expandable foot stands and supports vertical position to save space.
ICY DOCK ICYBento MB559U3S-1S Enterprise USB 3.0 & eSATA Hot Swap Ext 2.5"/3.5" SATA HDD/SSD Enclosure - White
Model Number :
Drive Fit :
Single 2.5"/3.5" SATA HDD/SSD
Host Interface :
1 x eSATA 3Gb/s port
1 x USB 3.0 port (USB 2.0 compatible)
Transfer Rate (max. bus speed):
Up to 3Gb/s via eSATA
Up to 5Gb/s via USB 3.0
Up to 480Mb/s via USB 2.0
Insert & Extract connection Via :
Direct SATA hard drive connection
Aluminum body w/ partial plastic
Drive Cooling :
Aluminum heat dispersion w/ top ventilation panel
LED Indication :
Device Power: White LED
Drive Activity: Flashing White LED
OS Requirement :
Windows 98/ SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP/ VISTA/ 7/ 8
Mac OS 9.0 or higher
Dimension (L x W x H) :
191 x 142.6 x 31.2 mm
Protected Mobile Data Transfers from ICY DOCK ICYBento 2.5"/3.5" SATA SSD/HDD USB 3.0 External Enclosure
An alternative to transferring sensitive data over a network storage is to transfer the hard drive carrying the data. It provides protection against cyber attacks and has advantage in transfer speeds which can be limited to network bandwidth. Also, with slim, single bay external devices, such as our MB559U3S-1S, sensitive data can be easily taken on the go for business trips and be accessed without speed reduction via USB 3.0 connection. On top of that, instead of uploading critical data to a cloud or via internet, users can utilize the drive tray or MB559TRAY-2S by taking out just the HDD/SSD attached to the drive tray and ship to the destination. The tray not only makes it easier to transfer hard drives, but provides drive protection physically and electronically.
Author: Allyn Malventano
Date: April 6, 2015
"These two ICY DOCK products were well made and innovative. The metal housing the trays of the ToughArmor were extremely durable, and the ICYBento is a nice looking and very capable 3.5" external enclosure. We will be looking at more ICY DOCK products soon, so stay tuned!"
"With its alumanium design and eSATA and USB 3.0 connections, it is one the nicest single drive enclosure I have seen in a long while. For anyone in the market for a solid external solution, this is one to consider"
"The MB559U3S-1S brings new value and functionality to the Icy Dock storage ecosystem, allowing customers that need portable access to their drives to simplify workflows and use one interoperable tray system."
"The Icy Dock MB559U3S-1S is an ultra slim HDD enclosure equipped with USB 3.0 and e-SATA connectivity. The Icy Dock MB559U3S-1S has an aluminum frame and comes in pearl white color or matte black design. Compatible with SATA3 6G 3.5-inch hard drives, the MB559U3S-1S measures 141.2 x 31.2 x 191 mm and weights 527 grams. The MB559U3S-1S is designed to be stackable and can also be used vertically, with built-in retractable stabilizers so it stays in place during operation. The MB559U3S-1S comes with USB 3.0, e-SATA cables and a power adapter so it ready to be used right of the box."