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-1SB, 3.5” SATA III USB 3.0 slim aluminum external hard drive enclosure.
The MB559U3S-1SB 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-1SB 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-1SB 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-1SB 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 3.5" SATA I / II / III hard drive.
* Plug & Play USB 3.0 + eSATA combo for PC/Mac compatibility.
* Removable & Interchangeable drive tray with MB876, MB45X and 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
* Built in security slot for security cable kit.
* 3 years limited manufacture warranty.
* Takes 2.5” SATA I / II / III HDD & SSD with optional ICY DOCK 2.5” to 3.5” SATA HDD converter.
Interchangeable tray with:
3 Years Warranty
ICY DOCK ICYBento MB559U3S-1SB Enterprise USB 3.0 & eSATA External 3.5" SATA HDD Enclosure - Black
Model Number :
Drive Fit :
Single 3.5" SATA I / II / III hard drive
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
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The units have an excellent fit and finish and would be an excellent way to house a high-performance RAID SSD setup, or act as a convenient component for off-site backup."
"Icy Dock’s line of 5.25” backplanes retains its emphasis on usability, durability, and interoperability with the latest MB994SP-4SB-1. This cage builds on the previous generation of Icy Dock cages and enclosures by focusing on utility and offering small enhancements like its fan power switch and the reduction to one power connection." http://www.storagereview.com
Published on May 21, 2012 at 11:46 am
By Chris Hadley
“On the whole I am very impressed with the MB994SP-4SB-1 and would certainly recommend it along with any other Icy Dock product if its suits the needs of any particular user and for around £45/$70, its build quality and functionality is well worth every penny /cent.” http://www.eteknix.com
Author: Max Page
"The IcyDock MB994SP-4SB-1 looks well made and is a compact and convenient way to mount four 2.5" SATA hard drives/solid state drives in one spare 5.25" bay. Given that optical drives are going the way of the Dodo, it's good to know older PC cases can be upgraded to keep up with technologies advances. The IcyDock MB994SP-4SB-1 four-bay 2.5-inch SATA hard drive rack is well worth considering" http://www.pcstats.com
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Wednesday, 04 April 2012 01:00
"Icy Dock comes through once again with a high-quality storage solution. HDD prices have started to normalize closer to pre-flood levels and SSD prices are becoming more and more affordable as the 4th generation offerings are about to come in, so users looking for extra storage will have plenty of options available to them. The MB994SP-4SB-1 could simplify things even further, especially for system builders who need to swap out multiple drives constantly." >>>> Click to view the video review <<<< http://www.hitechlegion.com