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Introducing the ICY DOCK MB080USEB-1SB Blizzard

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#1
External enclosures are a great way to have high capacity data storage on the go. Data can also be a critical factor for media, backup, or music professionals. Some of the top tier hard drive companies have made their own all in one enclosure with hard drive included. However, one of the known major causes of hard drive failure is due to excessive heat buildup caused by a lack of a proper cooling system. Also, a majority of hard drive manufactures only allow a 1 year warranty on their all in one external hard drives.

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#2
although it looks funny, it works perfectly.
 

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#3
Though it looks different, it doesn't look to bad. Plenty of connectors for anyone's needs. Be nice if you had the option of installing 2x2.5 hdds. You don't see many enclosures that supports 3.5/2.5 hdds.
 
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#5
Idiotic. How hard is it to make a aluminium case that gets attached with thermal pads and works as a case? Smaller, silent, cool and aluminium always looks nice.
 
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#7
They should definitely make a 120mm version for even more optimal cooling! :rolleyes:
 
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#8
yeah, the front looks like it count fit a 120mm fan and in this time and age, still no USB3.0? that's a big no-no if you're gonna get such a spanky HDD enclosure. though, love the LEDs color changing with the hdd temp.
 

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#9
The only reason external enclosures exist is portability. Unless you're a woman, hauling one of those huge luggage-type hand bags with you, this is pointless. Might as well buy a 2 or 4 bay enclosure that makes full use of the space and offers that fan, untilted.
 
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#10
Looks like wasted space IMO. A single bay with a fan that size isn’t an economical use of space. USB 2.0 and FireWire is somewhat antiquated as well. They should have gone with USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt. eSATA is a great option but I would prefer a port multiplyer capable eSATA port which again would be wasted on a single port enclosure.
 

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I would actually like a PC case that looks like this.
 
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#12
I would actually like a PC case that looks like this.
At first glance, I thought it was a PC case.

For mini ITX, it certainly would be, full tower you might was well strap a box fan to the front, lol.