NOTE1: Please do NOT connect more than one drive at a time to this unit. The MB981U3N-1SA is intended to be used one hard drive at a time.
NOTE2: EZ-Dock Flex and EZ-Adapter have IDE to USB 3.0 incompatibility issue when working under Windows 8 and 10. We recommend using USB 2.0 with IDE drives for Windows 8 and 10 users.
Icy Dock is proud to introduce the EZ-Adapater MB981U3N-1SA USB 3.0 2.5” / 3.5” SATA & IDE Hard Drive Adapter. This adapter is an ultra portable yet space saving solution for users who require high transfer speed with multiple hard drives to swap, whether it is IDE / SATA or a 2.5” / 3.5” form factor.
Adaptable USB 3.0 SuperSpeed
The MB981U3N-1SA accepts almost all kinds of drives including ATA (IDE), SATA, 2.5”, 3.5” hard drives and SSDs. It allows universal adaptability with modern PCs or Macs via SuperSpeed USB 3.0. With a theoretical maximum of 5Gb/s, you get the lightning fast transfer performance you need to finish your tasks fast. With USB 3.0 capable of backwards compatibility, the adapter can be used in older systems that only have USB 2.0. This is the best interface to date with reliable compatibility for many different systems. For windows 8 or up, IDE drives can only be recognized through USB 2.0.
Minimal Footprint Design
The minimalistic design of the MB981U3N-1SA allows for a significant space reduction, leaving a small footprint when using the device in several positions for your SATA hard drive can be used in. With this ability, accommodating to different surfaces makes it easy to use almost anywhere. The SATA & IDE ports are also built to fully secure your inserted hard drive and help prevents data loss or damage to your hard drive connectors. Lastly, the exposed hard drive allows full passive heat dissipation to optimize cooling and performance.
Strategically placed ports and the screw-less / tool-less design make using the MB981U3N-1SA quick to swap multiple hard drives in seconds for everyday use. An individual power button which doubles as a status LED is also included to allow users to increase drive life and conserves electricity when not in use. Whether it is 2.5”/3.5” or IDE/SATA HDD, each type of hard drive is compatible and can be accessed in three easy steps – insert the hard drive, plug in necessary cables, and press the power button. Also, most 2.5” hard drives or SSDs can be power by a single USB connection. Meanwhile, a slim power adapter is included for 3.5” SATA hard drive, and a 4-pin power jumper cable for 3.5” IDE hard drive to ensure enough power is provided.
* Completely screw-less / tool-less design for any type of drive.
* Connects 2.5”/3.5” ATA (IDE) & SATA Hard Drive & SSD.
* Secured port connectors to prevent data loss or damage to hard drives.
* Plug & Play USB 3.0 with backwards capabilities to USB 2.0 for
quick connection for any computer system.
* USB 3.0 connectivity with up to 5 Gb/sec transfer rates.
* Supports UASP function for even faster performance aftter revision
(starting from 10/26/13 with serial # 13389551).
* Easy access On/off button allows hard drive life expendability and energy conservation.
* Exposed working HDD stands in the air vertically for fast heat radiation.
* Included convenient 4-pin power jumper cabled provided for use with 3.5” IDE drive.
* Low profile power adapter for 3.5” drives.
* USB bus power for 2.5” drives.
* Great for DIY users and IT Professionals.
* Designed for PC & Mac systems.
3 Years Warranty
ICY DOCK EZ Adapter MB981U3N-1SA 2.5” & 3.5” SATA & IDE Hard Drive & SSD Adapter
Model Number :
Drive Fit :
2.5" / 3.5" SATA 1.5 / 3 / 6 Gbps hard drive or SSD
2.5" / 3.5" IDE hard drive
Connection Interface :
SuperSpeed USB 3.0
(For windows 8 or up, IDE drives can only be recognized through USB 2.0.)
Transfer Rate :
Up to 5 Gbps (depending on hard drive speed)
LED Indication :
Device Power & Drive Activity
LED Display Color :
Power: Amber; Drive Activity: Amber flashing
Power ON / Off :
Dimension (L x W x H) :
86 x 79.5 x 21mm
Published: Jan 08 2013
Author: Max Page
"In all other respects the IcyDock MB981U3N-1SA fills a very handy role and is a worthwhile addition to any IT departments box of tricks."