Monday, October 22nd 2012

ICY Dock Announces MB981U3N-1SA USB 3.0 to SATA & IDE HDD & SSD Adapter

Icy Dock is proud to introduce the 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.

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.
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.

Readily Accessible
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.
Key Features:
  • 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.
  • Able to run 2.5"/3.5" ATA (IDE) & SATA hard drive simultaneously.
  • Plug & Play USB 3.0 with backwards capabilities to USB 2.0 for
    quick connection for any computer system.
  • 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.
For more information, visit the product page.
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8 Comments on ICY Dock Announces MB981U3N-1SA USB 3.0 to SATA & IDE HDD & SSD Adapter

I've got a USB 2.0 gadget just like this, wonder what the MSRP of this will be...?
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looks good, neat little piece of kit :)
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USB 3.0 to SATA & IDE
Ain't this SATA & IDE to USB 3? :confused:
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I love that it is portable, you don't see many hdd docks like this. I also like the idea of having a sata and ide port on the same unit. I may just have to pick one up if the price is right!
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had a similar one for usb 2.0... the 3.0 version will definitely help when it comes to copying an external drive to an internal drive, or the other way around.
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Both kinds of IDE? I'm sold for when I have to try data recovery on a customers old notebook.
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Nice but putting the sata drive vertically like that doesnt look stable to me, the 2.5" sata hdd is fine but the 3.5" one may fall off :eek:
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Any updates???

Nice but putting the sata drive vertically like that doesnt look stable to me, the 2.5" sata hdd is fine but the 3.5" one may fall off :eek:
Then just lay it on it's side.

By the way, has anyone bought this?? I want to buy it, but searching the net, it feels like I am only the 2nd person in the world to buy this. No rating at the Egg or other certain sites.
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