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How to Hot-Swap your SSD Media with your
External JBOD HDD Enclosure or Enterprise Computers?
 
If you are a video editor or audio editor who has external JBOD HDD enclosure, this article will teach you how to quickly upgrade your existing 3.5” external JBOD HDD enclosure or enterprise computers to a hot-swappable 2.5” SSD enclosure with minimum cost (average $15 per drive bay).
 

   What do you need?
 

 

   How does it work?

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Why EZConvert is so useful to video or audio editors?
 

 

First of all, the EZConvert lets you turn your legacy 3.5” HDD enclosure into a lighting fast SSD enclosure. On top of that the EZConvert patented tool-less design allows media professionals hot-swap their 2.5” SSD drive without dismounting the EZConvert from the drive caddy or drive bay which could save video editor / audio editor significant time and cost.

 
Which EZConvert series is most suitable for you?


Every EZConvert series does the same main function, which is to convert a 2.5” HDD or SSD into a 3.5” HDD. However, each EZConvert series has its unique features that are specifically designed to meet the needs of the media professionals:

 


                     Recommend for Tray Type External Enclosure
                         
Tool-less drive swap from the top of the drive caddy

 

    EZConvert (MB882SP-1S-1B & MB882SP-1S-2B)

Screw-less SSD installation for quick SSD Swapping
Approved and used by first-tier companies
Ideal for entry-level enterprise system upgrades
 


 

 


                 Recommend for Tray-less Type External Enclosure
                          
Tool-less drive swap from the front of the converter

 

    EZConvert Lite (MB882SP-1S-3B)

Screw-less SSD installation for quick SSD Swapping
Lightweight and sturdy
Ideal for personal data storage system upgrades
 


 

 


                          Recommend for System That Runs 24/7
                                 
Open top design for maximum air flow

 

    EZConvert Air (MB382SP-3B & MB482SP-3B)

Screw-less SSD installation for quick SSD swapping (MB382SP-3B only)
Stainless-steel construction
Open-air design for maximum cooling
Ideal for any system that runs hot
 


 

 


                          Recommend for Enterprise Computers
           
Fully enclosed metal drive casing specially made for high-end computers

 

    EZConvert Pro (MB982SP-1S)

Screw-less SSD installation for quick SSD Swapping
Supports SAS dual channel (MB982IP-1S-1 only)
Full metal design for maximum drive protection
Ideal for enterprise system upgrade
 


 

 
 
 

Still not convinced?

We have gather some information about the benefit of SSD over HDD and a list of compatible external 3.5" drive enclosures below for your reference.
 

What could SSD bring to you?

Here are some videos that explain why SSD is important to the media professionals
SSD vs Hard Drive Torture Test
What an SSD can do for your video editing
 
 

Is it compatible with my external HDD enclosure?

The EZConvert 2.5” to 3.5” drive converter is compatible with any external enclosure or system that takes 3.5” SATA HDD. However, we have listed the most popular ones here:
 
Areca
ARC-4038
ARC-5026
ARC-4038
ARC-5028T2
ARC-4020
ARC-8040
ARC-4036
ARC-8050/ARC -8050T2
ARC-4038/ARC-4038ML
 
Akitio
AKiTiO Thunder2 Duo Pro
AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad
AKiTiO Thunder3 Duo Pro
AKiTiO Thunder3 Quad
NT2 U3
NT2 U3e
NT2 U3.1
SK-3501 Super-S3
SK-3501 U3
Cloud Hybrid
Cloud Hybrid Duo
MyCloud ONE
 
Drobo
B810n
B810i
B1200i
5C, 5D, 5Dt, 5N
 
G-technology
G-RAID series
G- Rack Series
ARC-4020
 
HighPoint
RS6318A
NA381TB
6418S
6418TS
6618A
NA333TB
NA460C
6314A
6324AS
6324LS
6328LS
6414AS
6414S
6414TS
6414VS
6418AS
642AS
6424TS
6422TS
6422AS
6421TS
6421VS
6618T
 
 
LaCie
LAC 9000473U
LACSTEY
8000100
LAC 9000437U
LA 9000495
LA 9000504U
STEY 6000100
LAC
9000354
LAC 
9000510U
LAC
9000317
LAC 9000503U
STFC 40000400
STFK
24000400
STFJ 120000400
STFJ 48000400
STFJ 72000400
STFJ
96000400
STFK 
36000400
STFK 
60000400
 
OWC
ThunderBay series, 3.5” drives
Mercury Elite Pro series excluding mini series
 
Oyen
ARC-4038/ARC-4038ML
ARC-8050/ARC -8050T2
ARC-4020
 
Proavio
DS316 series
EB800MS
V2
DS320 series
UltraStor RS16JS
DS460 series
E500 series
EB400 series
STUDIORACK S8MS
 
 
 
 
Promise
Pegasus2 Series
Pegasus3 PC Edition Series
Pegasus3 Symply Edition Series
VTrak Jx30 Series
VTrak Jx10 Series
VTrak Ex10 Series
VTrak A-Class Series
Vess J2000 Series
Vess R2000 Series
Vess R2000 PRO Series
VTrak x30 Series
VTrak E310 Series
VTrak E610 Series
VTrak J610, J630, J830 series
 
Rocstor
Rocpro T24
Accustor
series
Enteroc series,
excl. PM1300
Rocsecure
DE51 NE52
 
Sonnet
Fusion Series excluding flash drive versions
 
Stardom
SOHOTANK series
DECK series
iTANK series
SOHORAID series, excluding MR2-WB3
 
Western Digital
WD My Book Duo
WD My Book Pro
WD My Cloud Series (dual bay and up versions)
 
 
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us by email at tech@icydock.com or through our Live Chat (M-F 9-5pm PST)
 
 
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