OCZ has been one of the big players in the solid state drive market since the first consumer drives were available. We have seen them really push the technology to the limit over the past year, but they are also still concerned about you the customer. That is why they have released 3.5-inch versions of both their Vertex 2 and Agility 2 solid state drives. The 3.5-inch form factor means you do not need an adapter and OCZ claims this design is a lower cost per GB. Let’s take a look at this newly designed 3.5-inch version of the Vertex 2.
Icy Dock has changed the game yet again with the new MB982IP-1S 2.5″ to 3.5″ SATA/SAS SSD & HDD Converter. The MB982 is predicated off the incredibly popular MB882SP-1S-1B device, taking its general concept and improving it tenfold. This product is designed using the dimensions, connection locations, and mounting hole positions of a standard 3.5″ drive, so that it can be used in any internal hard drive bay, as well as with backplane and hot swap modules.
Hot-swappable hard drive bays have been around for quite a while now. Many people use them because they need to transfer large files between computers or they need to take hard drives with them from location to location. The thing that was a big pain when it came to hot-swappable devices is that you needed to have the same one installed on each system so that the trays would work on both systems. ICY DOCK who has been making devices like this for a long time has now eliminated the tray design so all you have to do is just slide your drive right in. Let’s take a look at one of their latest internal enclosures the MB672.
These days I find myself using my laptop more than ever. Focusing on mobility, plug-and-play media is fast becoming a staple for me to keep my information within reach, and nothing does that better than an external hard drive. In order to take advantage of high-capacity external drives, one must find an enclosure that matches form with function: easy to use while keeping your drive cool and safe. Today I will be testing out the Sunbeamtech 3.5″ Airbox eSATA/USB External Enclosure.