External hard drive enclosures are great. Â Many people use them because they are simple and easy to use, allow you to take your data with you and look pretty damn cool sitting on your desk. Â ICY DOCK has been making enclosures for as long as I can remember and they have always done it right and the MB559U3S-1S is no exception.
Starting off with looks like silver metal chassis looks awesome and the white accent gives a very cool effect. Â This is all set off by the white power and activity LED. Â The style of the enclosure is definitely up to date and did I mention it also comes in all black! Â The enclosure is also very small, not much larger than the actual hard drive you will be installing inside. Â This means it is going to take up less space on your desk. Â The drive can be positioned either vertically or horizontally with its â€śpop outâ€ť feet, which is one of my favorite features.
As far as connections go ICY DOCK has loaded this drive with two of the fastest connections available in eSATA and USB 3.0. Â Both are very fast and will provide you with great transfer speeds. Â Donâ€™t have a USB 3.0 connection? Â No need to worry the enclosure is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 so if your system has a USB port then you are fine. Â Also the tray system that ICY DOCK uses is compatible with many of their other devices. Â This means you could have one of their bay devices at home and the MB559U3S-1S at work and you could easily take your work home with you.
Right now you can pick up this enclosure at my favorite online retailer for $69.99, which for the quality and ease of use seems about right. Â Overall ThinkComputers gives the ICY DOCK MB559U3S-1S Ultra Slim USB 3.0 & eSATA External HDD Enclosure a 10 out of 10 score.
– Sleek and slim design
– USB 3.0 and eSATA
– Easy installation
– Tray is compatible with other ICY DOCK devices
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