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Icy Dock Announces MB662U3-2S 2 Bay USB 3.0 External 3.5" SATA HDD RAID Enclosure

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  1. btarunr

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    Icy Dock introduced the Icy RAID Hard drive failure is the reality to prepare for. In the long run, you will have to face the certainty that all hard drives fail no matter how cautious you have been. Imagine what would happen if the drive fails and you lost all of your family photos, critical office data, and your work portfolio? To prevent the data loss from a hard drive failure, our response is the ICYRaid enclosure to make the user experience of creating a physical backup (RAID array) a very pleasant one. The ICYRaid series MB662U3-2S packs the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, tray-less drive installation design, easy to setup process, and an advanced cooling system - all these great features in a small, yet elegant enclosure that can be taken where you go as a professional media storage device.

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    User Friendly Design
    The ICYRaid is a self contained hardware dual bay RAID enclosure that operates independent of your computer. Along with an easy to use control panel, setting up the device is a simple thing to do. By using the rear control panel, the MB662U3-2S can be used to create various RAID arrays such as: RAID 1(SAFE), RAID 0 (FAST), BIG, and JBOD for different use cases.

    Installing and maintaining the MB662U3-2S requires no extra tools, as everything you will need is included. The ICYRaid uses our convenient tray-less design to simply make any install 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 RAID process on its own. If a failure of a drive occurs, easy to read front LED indicators will indicate when a drive is ejected, accessed, or has failed. The ICYRaid MB662U3-2S adds two convenient features, LED and power control. The front LED indicators can be disabled when needed. This is perfect for people who set the enclosure in their bedroom and prefer turn the LED off at night. The second feature is the power saving mode that follows your systems behavior. When your system is powered off or put to sleep, the ICYRaid will activate its sleep mode to conserve power. Both these functions can be changed via dip switches on the rear panel.

    SuperSpeed Performance
    Taking advantage of the new ultra quick USB 3.0 interface, users will be able to transfer at high speeds at a maximum of 5 Gbps. The USB 3.0 interface is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0, so using the MB662U3-2S 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 uses solid aluminum body construction, adding heat dissipation, strength, and protection of your hard drives. The ICYRaid MB662U3-2S 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 Sunon MagLev 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.

    Key Feature:
    • Supports 2 x 3.5" SATA I / II / III hard drives for maximum storage.
    • Supports 4TB in each slot for all 4 RAID modes for up to 8TB of storage.
    • Front LED indicator light to monitor disk function in RAID.
    • Designed for media users in any professional field.
    • Power saver mode that follows your systems behavior to conserve power.
    • The front LED can be disabled when needed.
    • Plug & Play SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface (Up to 5Gbps).
    • Built-in hardware RAID controller allows four different RAID configurations:
      RAID 0 (FAST), RAID 1 (SAFE), JBOD, & BIG.
    • No additional software and hardware required to use.
    • High performance 40 mm Sunon MAGLev cooling fan with adjustable speed control
      for ultra-quiet operation.
    • Tool-Less design for easy hard drive upgrade or replacement.
    • Solid aluminum body construction for portability, heat dissipation and extra protection.
    • Built in security slot for security cable kit.
    • Compatible with Mac OS X Time Machine.
    • Designed for both Mac and PC systems.
    • Limited 3 year warranty to complement the typical warranty of a hard drive.
    For more information, visit the product page.
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    Some price information would make this article/press release less useless.
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    As long as it's priced sub $100 I would be in the market for one.

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