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ICY DOCK Announces the DuoSwap MB971SP-B 5.25" Hot Swap 2.5" & 3.5" Drive Caddy

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External docking stations are popular because of its flexibility and compatibility. However, because it is for external use, the interface limits the transfer speed of your hard drive while only allowing one to be use at a time. In a standard computer case, there are several 5.25" bays usually reserved for your DVD ROM drive, however, will not naturally fit with your 2.5" or 3.5" hard drives without some assistance. Using the MB971SP-B DuoSwap, you will save precious desktop space by integrating both 3.5" & 2.5" slots into a single 5.25" bay. This gives you the ability to expand and easily go from your external docking station to your computer in just seconds.

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Looks like a car radio/cassette
 

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Looks like a car radio/cassette
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was thinking the same thing myself and was gonna post it if no one already said it but you beat me to the crunch :p

even though it looks butt ugly I would actually consider getting one as im always constantly messing with mine and other peoples hard drives. Having one of these means I dont need to f**k about with external docking solutions and slow USB 2.0 speeds which takes forever to clone a boot drive.
 
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I thought it was an 8 track tape player! :roll:
 
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Dang, this is exactly what I was looking for yesterday for a customer. Any idea when/where they will be available?
hot swappable drive bays have been around for a while. the only thing is you need to put the hard drive into a small caddy before loading it into the drive bay
 
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Looks like it has shown up at Newegg.

I also find the following item nice as well (though I don think it's available in the US yet): Thermaltake Max 5 Duo.

The later doesn't have eject buttons, but it does have USB 3.0 headers, and looks a little less like a cassette deck.

Think I would still go with the IcyDock.
 
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