Icy Dock is proud to introduce the EZ-Dock MB981U3S-1S 2.5”/3.5” SATA Hard Drive Docking Station with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 & eSATA interface. This product emphasizes the performance and accessibility of your 2.5” & 3.5” SATA hard drive or SSD, a versatile tool for gamers, IT professionals, home, or office users.
Everything is Covered
The MB981U3S-1S multi interface allows universal adaptability with various PCs or Macs, whether they are newest Macbook with lighting fast USB 3.0 interface, or your 2 year old desktop PC with eSATA interface or even with a 90s computer with a USB 2.0 interface, they are all covered by MB981U3S-1S. The MB981U3S-1S uses tool-less plug & play design for both 2.5” & 3.5” SATA hard disk and solid state drives – simply slide in the drive and power on the device and play. This is an excellent solution for using a hard drive without the hassle of installation and allows you quickly swap drives just seconds.
The Finer Details Matter
2.5” drives can be used on the go being powered by the USB bus, while 3.5” drives utilize a small form factor wall power supply that can be easily stowed away in a laptop bag or briefcase. The 2 part anti-dust cover on the top is divided into 2 pieces, so that if a 2.5” drive is inserted, only the smaller portion of the cover opens up, leaving the electronics inside safe from dust and debris. Other useful elements include a power button on the dock that double as status LEDs, a easy to press, large drive eject button, and as always, a ICY DOCK 3 year warranty.
* Completely screw-less / tool-less design for any type of SATA drive.
* Allows docking of 2.5”/3.5” SATA HDD & SSD connected via USB 3.0, USB 2.0 or eSATA.
* 2 part anti-dust cover protects internals even when small 2.5” SATA drive is used.
* Easy access On/off button allows hard drive life expendability and energy conservation.
* Plug & Play USB 3.0 with backwards capabilities to USB 2.0 for quick connection for
any computer system.
* Exposed working HDD stands in the air vertically for fast heat dissipation.
* USB 3.0 connectivity with up to 5 Gb/sec transfer rates.
* eSATA connectivity with up to 3 Gb/sec transfer rates.
* Large eject button for hassle free drive removal.
* Low profile power adapter for 3.5” drives.
* USB bus power for 2.5” drives.
* Great for DIY users and IT Professionals.
* Compatible with Macbook Air & Macbook Pro.
* Designed for PC & Mac systems.
3 Years Warranty
ICY DOCK EZ-Dock MB981U3S-1S 2.5” & 3.5” SATA USB 3.0 & eSATA Hard Drive & SSD Docking Station
Model Number :
Drive Fit :
2.5" / 3.5" SATA 1.5 / 3 / 6 Gbps hard drive or SSD x 1
Connection Interface :
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 & eSATA
Transfer Rate :
Up to 5 Gbps via USB 3.0
Up to 480 Mbps via USB 2.0
Up to 3 Gbps via eSATA
LED Indication :
Device Power & Drive Activity
LED Display Color :
Power: Amber; Drive Activity: Amber flashing
Power ON / Off :
Dimension (L x W x H) :
150 x 79.7 x 92mm
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"Overall a decent device which offers a simple to use alternative to internal storage. Ideal for backing up files on a drive which can then be removed easily and stored elsewhere" http://www.hardwareheaven.com
By Jim Clark
November 10, 2012
"The Icy Dock MB981U3S-1S Docking Station is one versatile performer. You can go USB 2.0, USB 3.0, or eSATA. You can dock 2.5” or 3.5” SATA drives. Once set up, you can easily use the MB981U3S-1S to cycle on-site and off-site backups of your server, or for use as a convenient data transfer device for other purposes.
To put it in simpler terms, I found the Icy Dock MB981U3S-1S Docking Station a very capable device for transferring data to drives on a rotating basis." http://www.wegotserved.com
Written by George Cella -Cella-
Published on Thursday, 01 November 2012 00:00
"Time after time Icy Dock has delivered products that are rock solid in every aspect, and the MB981U3S-1S HDD Docking Station is no exception. While docking stations are not an item that would be “feature rich”, the Icy Dock MB981U3S-1S covers all of the functions one could ask for and does it in typical excellent fashion. The MB981U3S is capable of both 2.5” and 3.5” drive compatibility with a simple drop in. Connectivity features 5Gbps USB 3.0 SuperSpeed, as well as 3Gbps eSATA. Backwards compatibility to USB 2.0 assures that usage with older computers will not be an issue. The MB981U3E features a rugged ABS outer shell, with dual opening dust cover for easy drive insertion. An oversized eject button makes drive removal as easy as a simple button push. The On/Off button has a built in LED with power and drive activity indicators. Included with the MB981U3E-1S are USB 3.0 and eSATA cables as well as power adapter." http://www.hitechlegion.com
ESATA - Initially SATA was designed as an internal or inside-the-box interface technology, bringing improved performance and new features to internal PC or consumer storage. Designers quickly realized the new interface could reliably be expanded outside the PC, bringing the same performance and features to external storage needs instead of relying on USB or FireWire (IEEE 1394) interfaces.
Hi-Speed USB - Provide a Hi-Speed rate of 480 Mbit/s about 40X faster than USB 1.1