ICY DOCK 2.5/3.5 Inch SATA/IDE USB Dock

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About this product


  • Perfect hard drive adapter with docking station functionality in USB 3.0 speeds.
  • USB bus power for 2.5" drives.
  • Low profile power adapter for 3.5" drives.

Product overview

• Perfect hard drive adapter with docking station functionality in USB 3.0 speeds.
• USB bus power for 2.5" drives.
• Low profile power adapter for 3.5" drives.
• Able to run 2.5"/3.5" IDE & SATA hard drive Simultaneously.
• Detachable docking platform to use while on the go.
• Great for DIY users and IT Professionals.
• Compatible with both 2.5" & 3.5" SATA hard drives and supports hot swap.
• Compatible with both 2.5" & 3.5" IDE hard drives.
• Supports USB 3.0 connection for maximum performance.
• Plug & Play USB 3.0 with backwards capabilities to USB 2.0 for quick connection for any computer system.
• User friendly screw-less and tool-less design just plug in the hard drive and play.
• 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.
• Durable metal stand is detachable for portable use.
• Designed for PC & Mac systems.

Icy Dock has taken another one of its tried and true products and taught it some new tricks! Introducing the MB881U3-1SA 2.5" & 3.5" SATA and IDE hard drive adapter with docking station functionality.

It features the new USB 3.0 interface for up to a 5 Gb/sec transfer rate but still backwards compatible to USB 2.0 transfer speeds. The MB881U3-1SA is perfect for any DIY user or IT Professional in need of a quality hard drive adapter. This adapter will work with both SATA drives and IDE drives and use them on a USB 3.0 interface. The 2.5" SATA/IDE drives can be powered with the USB cable alone. A power adapter is included for faster or bigger 2.5" hard drives or 3.5" hard drives. Using the USB 3.0 interface will maximize the IDE drives read/write speeds not found on other USB 2.0 products.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only hard disk adapter you will ever need. I was a little sceptical about this small device but took the plunge and bought one after watching this guys review on YouTube. I am currently working my way through over 30 hard disks of various technologies and physical as well as storage sizes that I have taken out of my PCs over the years. I have found so many pictures and other useful documents that I would have lost otherwise. Treat yourself and buy one of these and you will wonder how you managed without it before.
Date published: 2015-12-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Partially worked There were no security seals or cellophane on the delivered package, but appeared all complete. Perfect on SATA drives. Spent hours trying to read IDE drives. Remembered an old IDE enclosure in the attic which read them instantly. This product returned to Maplin. Believe it was a demo or return that was shipped.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Extremely useful. A great purchase that helped me to recover documents and pictures from friends had out of their defunct laptops.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Be Aware I bought this to read disks that I pulled from old retired PC's and use them as ad hoc backup disks. The SATA ones seem to work correctly but be aware : IDE drives will not function on USB 3 in Windows 10 / Win 8 (there is a small note hidden on the icy dock support site about USB 3 issues and they recommend using USB 2). However even using USB 2 I found reading IDE drives troublesome.
Date published: 2017-02-10
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can this unit be used for storage / back ups, i.e. can it read and write to various hard drives

Asked by: Roys
Yes, I am pleased to advise this will be suitable for your needs.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2017-05-28

Could I use this dock to securely wipe a PC IDE 3.5'' Hard Drive before I give it away after restoring it to PC casing? If it is possible, could you recommend a program I could use in conjunction with the dock to wipe a hard drive?

Asked by: Jay4
This would allow for the drive to be connected to an active computer to be erased prior to re-install, unfortunately we do not have any programs we can recommend. However, many computer protection suites contain some form of secure deletion feature and there are a number of free applications available for download.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-04-22

Does anyone know if you can read two 3.5 sata hard drives at once

Asked by: Fox7
This will only work with one at a time.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-03-02

would this work on laptop harddrives 2.5

Asked by: fred
Yes this item support 2.5" drives.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-02-20
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