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

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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.

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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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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

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.