ICYRaid MB662U3-2S R1
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EXTERNAL HDD ENCLOSURES
If you’re a professional in the media industry then you likely need reliable data storage with features that support your mission critical projects. The ICYRaid MB662U3-2S R1 features a built-in hardware RAID controller, heavy-duty aluminum case, quiet cooling fan with speed control and removable HDD design making it perfect solution for storage-intensive applications such as digital photography, music libraries, high-speed data backup, audio and video editing.

The MB662U3-2S R1 has USB 3.0 with UASP support to increase speed when transferring or rendering large files. The ICYRaid allows you to choose between RAID 0 (Fast), RAID 1 (Safe), Big and JBOD mode to see two individual drives. The MB662U3-2S R1 version adds an individual rebuild indicator LED to warn you when any drive is defective in RAID 1 mode. You can also download the RAID monitoring software from our site if you prefer to see detailed information about your drive(s).
HDD enclosure made by professionals, for Professionals
 
The ICYRaid MB662U3-2S R1 is a self contained hardware dual bay RAID HDD enclosure that operates independent of your computer. Which means it won’t share you system resource like a software RAID, and you can connect it to any system that has a USB port to access your data on the go without changing your storage configurations. The MB662U3-2S R1 gives you the flexibility to choose between RAID 0 (FAST – Performance), RAID 1 (SAFE – Protect), BIG and JBOD mode.
RAID 0 (FAST – Performance) you can merge two drives into a single large storage and double the sequential read and write speed up to 420MB/sec in UASP mode (up to 320MB/sec without UASP). This is extremely useful for large data transfer, or playback of multiple HD video streams.
 
RAID 1 (SAFE – Protect) configuration is the perfect setting for professionals that cannot afford to lose their hard work over a drive failure such as engineers or photographers. Never worry about losing all your data should one of your hard drives inevitably fail. Simply remove the faulty hard drive and insert a replacement drive and watch it rebuild via indicator LED in the rear.

Note: In RAID 1 mode even if the enclosure is malfunctioning, your data can still be accessed with other HDD enclosures, or directly connected via SATA connection on your desktop PC.
 
BIG - allows you to combine two drives with different capacities into a single large volume to maximize your storage capacity.
 
JBOD - You can save your data into different drives and read them independently. This is a great way to catalog your data into separate drives which is highly beneficial for anyone that likes to assign different drives for different projects. They can simply swap out drives with the removable HDD design depending on which project they’re working on.
User Friendly Design
Installing and maintaining the MB662U3-2S R1 requires no extra tools, as everything you will need is included. The ICYRaid MB662U3-2S R1 uses our convenient tray-less design to simply make any installation a seamless transition to getting your configuration started. Once you have your hard drives ready, simply open each door, slide in your hard drives, and select the RAID setting you like. After that, turning on the device will automatically start the process on its own.
The easy to read front LED indicators will indicate when a drive is ejected, accessed, or has failed. When the unit is in the process of rebuilding the RAID table in RAID 1 mode, a rebuilding indicator light in the rear will display. The ICYRaid MB662U3-2S R1 conveniently adds LED control so the front and rear LED indicators can be disabled when needed. This is perfect for people who set the enclosure in their bedroom and prefer to turn the LEDs off at night; this function can be changed via dip switch on the rear panel. Additionally, the easy-to-use RAID monitoring software lets you easily monitoring the RAID status with both PC and Mac.
SuperSpeed Performance
Take advantage of USB 3.0 interface with UASP support (PC users require Windows 8 and Host support, Mac supports it natively). Users will be able to transfer photos, home videos, movies, and music at blazing fast speeds. The USB 3.0 interface is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0, so using the MB662U3-2S R1 on your legacy PC or Mac is not a problem. If the system supports USB 3.0, you will be able to take advantage of the superior performance capabilities – which is crucial for professionals who want tools that perform their jobs quickly and efficiently.
Supreme Build Quality for Maximum Reliability
It is known that the most common causes of disk failure are poor heat management and mechanical agitation. Taking this into consideration, the build of the MB662U3-2S R1 uses a solid aluminum body construction which adds heat dissipation, strength, and protection to your hard drives. The ICYRaid MB662U3-2S R1 in addition reduces external vibrations from reaching the sensitive hard disks by enclosing the drive within a vibration reducing cage, minimizing the possibility of disk damage.
Effective Cooling
Protecting your data also requires that it is constantly maintained to perform at its best. Because hard drives are susceptible to heat failure, it is important to have an active cooling solution. Using the ultra-quiet ball bearing 40mm fan with variable fan speed control ensures optimal heat dissipation or quiet operation for a range of applications such as a recording studio or production room.
Optional EZConvert for 2.5” SSD support
Use our lineup of EZConvert 2.5” to 3.5” SSD converter to install a 2.5” SSD and take advantage of the blazing fast speed of SSDs for the ultimate video editing experience achieve up to 420 MB/s sequential transfer speed.
Key Features
 
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Built-in hardware RAID controller allows four different configurations:
RAID 0 (FAST), RAID 1 (SAFE), JBOD, & BIG.
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Tool-Less design for easy hard drive upgrade or replacement.
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Plug & Play SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface with UASP support.
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Supports 2 x 3.5” SATA I / II / III hard drives.
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Supports the latest 8TB HDD per bay in all 4 RAID modes for up to 16TB of storage.
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Front LED indicator light to monitor disk status in RAID.
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Rear LED indicator light for RAID rebuilds status.
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Designed for professional users in any industry.
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The front & rear LED can be disabled when needed.
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Solid aluminum body construction for portability, heat dissipation and extra protection.
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Built in security slot for security cable kit.
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Compatible with Mac OS X Time Machine.
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Designed for both Mac and PC systems.
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Limited 3 year warranty to complement the typical warranty of a hard drive.
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3 Years Warranty
Model Number :
MB662U3-2S R1
Color :
White with silver aluminum body
Drive Fit :
2 x 3.5”SATA I, II & III HDD
Host Interface :
USB3.0 support UASP
(Backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
Transfer Rate :
Up to 5Gb/sec via USB 3.0
Up to 480Mb/sec via USB 2.0
Power Supply :
DC 12V/4A Power Adapter
RAID Modes :
RAID 1 (SAFE), RAID 0 (FAST), BIG & JBOD (Non RAID)
RAID Setting :
Horizontal slide switch
Drive Cooling :
40mm Cooling Fan with Adjustable Fan Speed Control & Aluminum Body Heat Dispersion
HDD LED Indicator :
Empty bay - LED off

HDD idle - solid white

HDD fail - solid red
HDD access/ RAID rebuilding - flashing white
Rebuilding LED Indicator :
When RAID rebuild - flashing white
When RAID rebuild finished - LED off
LED Indicator Switch :
On & off
OS Requirement :
Windows XP and up, Linux, Mac OS 10.2.8 and higher
Structure :
Aluminum Body with Partial plastic
Dimension (L x W x H) :
8.07 x 5.28 x 2.4 in
Weight :
1.83 lbs.
Package Contents :
Device, user manual, USB 3.0 cable, power adapter, power cord
Documents
 

 

ICY Concepts
 
Add Drive Failure Protection to your NAS or Home Server System and Increase your Storage Capacity with the MB662U3-2S R1
 
The average home is becoming a digital playground for all types of media; therefore more and more home owners have begun adding Network Attached Storage to their home setup. With Network Attached Storage (NAS) or a home server you can easily share your documents, photos, videos and all types of media with multiple systems, including game consoles, smart TVs, desktop computers, MacBooks, media boxes, mobile devices and more. But what happens if the drive has failed? No worry, the ICY DOCK’s ICYRaid MB662U3-2S R1 is your answer. The ICYRaid MB662U3-2S R1 has a built-in RAID controller that operates independently of your computer. It takes 2 x 3.5” SATA HDD and supports the newest 8TB drives on the market which gives you up to 16TB total capacity in BIG / RAID 0 (FAST) mode, and up to 8TB total capacity in RAID 1 (SAFE) mode. The setup is easy, just simply connect the ICYRaid to your Home Server or NAS system with the USB interface and then you are able to exchange data between your server and ICYRaid.

The JBOD mode allows you to see two individual drives. With a unique tray-less design, you can use the ICYRaid as docking station for quick drive access; allowing you to swap your digital collection as easy as 1, 2, 3. You can also attach the MB662U3-2S R1 to your wireless router that has a USB 2.0 / 3.0 port and supports data share function.

Note: Your NAS, Wireless Router and Home Server need to support USB 2.0 / 3.0 with port-multiplier in order to see two drives in JBOD mode. We highly recommend you verify the specifications with your router manufacturer before you make your purchase.
 
 
 
Product Reviews
Published on July 8, 2016

by Geekanoids





https://youtu.be/z5hUnUZoHs0
 
Published on Jan 15, 2016

by Tyler Bernath


"Performance, as seen in our testing, was quite good, not top notch USB 3.0 performance but solid nonetheless. In RAID 0, I was able to reach 397 MB/s read and 394 MB/s write and switching over to RAID 1 performance was nearly the same at 384 read and 392 write, which is plenty for hard drives."

Read more: http://www.tweaktown.com
 
 
Published on Jan 13, 2016

by Roberto Jorge Tech Reviews


"The Icy Raid is a External Raid Enclosure Solution from Icy Dock, capable of Raid 0, Raid 1, JBOD and Big modes trough hardware Raid and with a USB 3.0 connection.

The built quality is great as its made of a brushed aluminum enclosure all around. The only plastic found is on the front bay doors as the back is also made of white metal."



https://youtu.be/LFFjv1foZTo
 

 

Customer Review

Best 2.5 to 3.5 HD Adapter on market

Great design for securely installing 2.5 HD into adapter to use in my case into 3.5 multibay external disk drive enclosure. Everything was engineered feel and fit perfectly. Looked at virtually every adapter on the market, and this was the best. Customer service response too for questions. Price is a bonus.

Other Thoughts: Wish the rebates were extended.

 

by Dmitriyo. on 4/15/2016.

Best 2 bay enclosure bar none ...

Had a previous IcyDock MB622US-2S USB 2.0 enclosure (discontinued) which lasted me forever which I still use, however this unit had a per drive size ceiling of 2TB ... the active fan keeps the drives about 35C.


Purchased this new enclosure for the same reasons incl. the USB 3.0 interface, 8TB per drive ceiling and active cooling since my Seagate Backup Plus drives keep failing on me every 2 - 3 yrs from overheat failures. The 2 drives in this new unit run 32C idle and about 37C under load ... whereas the Seagate enclosures ran about 45C all the time.


Missing from this new unit are a few RAID modes which I never used anyways, on this new unit is a slider switch between JBOD, RAID0, RAID1 and Big (concat) which IMHO should meet most home consumer needs.


I expect this new unit to last me as long as the previous as I grow my use from 4TB to 8TB over time. Keep up the solid products & build quality. Thanks!

 

by Daniel T. on 12/8/2015.

 

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