Saturday, March 24, 2018

ICY DOCK MB662US-2S External RAID Dual Hard Drive Enclosure Review

External hard drive enclosures are very common these days, especially with large file sizes of HD movies and other content. A single-drive external hard drive enclosure works for most people, but people who want to protect their data and want faster speeds opt for a dual hard drive enclosure with RAID capabilities. Today we will be looking at one such enclosure from ICY DOCK called the MB662US-2S, which features RAID 0, RAID 1, BIG, and JBOD configurations. Let’s see if this is the perfect external enclosure for you.

Special thanks to ICY DOCK for providing us with the MB662US-2S External RAID Dual Hard Drive Enclosure to review.

– MB662 Series fits 2x 3.5” SATA I/II hard drives for maximum storage.
– Plug & Play USB 2.0 + eSATA with Silicon Image 5744 chipset for versatile connectivity.
– Built-in hardware RAID controller allows six different RAID configurations:
– No additional software and hardware required for RAID capabilities.
– User friendly Screw-less design just plug in the hard drive and play.
– 40 mm cooling fan with adjustable speed control.
– Multi-drive exchangeability & maintenance capabilities.
– Built with Solid Aluminum Construction for body.
– Built in security slot for security cable kit.
– Compatible for both Windows and Mac.


Item Number: Pearl White MB662US-2S
Host Interface 1x USB2.0 + 1x eSATA (Port Multiplier)
Drive Fit 2 x 3.5” SATA I / II
Chipset Silicon Image 5744
Drive Type Standalone with horizontal or vertical positioning
Transfer Rate Up to 480 Mb/sec. via USB2.0
Up to 3 Gb/sec. via eSATA
Insert & Extract connection Via 15 pin direct hard drive connection
RAID Setting DIP Switch 3 Port
Structure Aluminum body w/ partial plastic
Drive Cooling Quiet Cooling Fan w/ Adjustable fan speed VR control
Aluminum body heat dispersion
Indication Mini LED located on front panel
HDD Idling Indication Blue LED
HDD Access Indication Flashing Purple LED
No HDD in Position Indication LED blinking in Blue & Red
HDD Failure Indication LED blinking in Blue & Red
Rebuilding Indication Flashing Purple LED (Source Drive)
LED blinking in Red & Purple (Target Drive)
Rebuilding Verifying Indication Blue LED (Source Drive)
Purple LED (Target Drive)
OS Requirement Windows 98/SE/ME/2000/XP/VISTA ; Mac OS 9.0 or higher
Dimension (L x W x H) 8.1 x 5.3 x 2.4 in
Weight 1.77 lbs

ICY DOCK usually always does a great job with their packaging and the packaging on the MB662US-2S is no different. On the front there are a couple pictures of the enclosure and on the back there is a specifications listing.

ICY DOCK MB662US-2S External RAID Dual Hard Drive Enclosure ICY DOCK MB662US-2S External RAID Dual Hard Drive Enclosure

Opening the box up everything inside is nicely protected with large pieces of Styrofoam. Inside we find the MB662US-2S enclosure, power adapter, power cable, eSATA cable, USB cable, and a user’s guide.

ICY DOCK MB662US-2S External RAID Dual Hard Drive Enclosure ICY DOCK MB662US-2S External RAID Dual Hard Drive Enclosure

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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