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ICY BOX IB-351StUS-B USB & eSATA 3.5" Enclosure E-mail
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Written by Thompson "Chip" Terrell IV - Edited by Olin Coles   
Monday, 08 October 2007
Table of Contents: Page Index
ICY BOX IB-351StUS-B USB & eSATA 3.5" Enclosure
Closer Look
Detailed Features
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

ICY BOX: Detailed Features


Note the transparency of the side screens allowing the fanless unit to breathe. Also note, extruding from the interior upper edge of the units blue circuit board the SATA interface and SATA power connections. Lastly, in the foreground, is a good view of the superior solid metal thumb screws which secure the top aluminum plate to the enclosure.


Another excellent component, a Western Digital WD2500KS 250GB Caviar HD will grace the interior of the ICY BOX enclosure and serve as our external hard drive as we backup the test system's internal WD1500AHFD 150GB Raptor.


We simply set the WD2500KS in the enclosure and slid it back until it connected with the Icy Box's SATA interface connection and SATA power connector, both located on the interior edge of the enclosure's circuit board.


Here the top aluminum plate has been reattached via the 4 corner thumb screws after the insertion of the test hard drive. This is what the ICY BOX looks like in it's standard prone position. A very durable and stable enclosure in this position.


Flipped upside down, we install the 4 provided screws that secure the hard drive firmly to the enclosure, and we apply the provided rubber foot pads to the bottom recesses of the enclosures lower corner screws as well.


Here's our enclosure, hard drive installed and ready to perform. The entire operation took all of 4 minutes. All we need to do now is install the external eSATA to SATA L-bracket on the back of our system, connect the power adapter to our ICY BOX and we're ready to roll! Total set up time less than 10 minutes.


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