Installation & Testing
Getting your drive installed is actually very easy. ¬†We will be using a Samsung 750GB 3.5-inch SATA drive. ¬†ICY DOCK does have a 3.5-inch to 2.5-inch adapter, but it is not included. ¬†So if you want to install a laptop hard drive or solid state drive you will need to purchase the adapter separately. ¬†To install the drive take out the drive tray and remove the stabilization bar in the middle. ¬†Now line up your drive on each side and secure it with screws. ¬†Then just simply slide the tray back in the enclosure, lock it into place and you are good to go.
To test the speed of the MB559U3S-1S we will be using HD Tune‚Äôs file benchmark. ¬†This will give us the sequential read and write speed for the drive. ¬†We will be testing both the eSATA and USB 3.0 connections. ¬†Keep in mind the enclosure is only as fast as the drive inside. ¬†Here are our results below.
As you can see very good results and definitely much better than USB 2.0. ¬†Talking about USB 2.0 this drive is backwards compatible, so you can connect it to any device that has USB 2.0 as well. ¬†The white LED on the front of the device is on at all times and when you are access the drive it flickers to show activity.