Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Product Announcement: ICY DOCK MB561US-4SB-1 Quad Bay 3.5" eSATA (PM) and USB HDD Enclosure now available in black with 3TB support
ICY TIP: Cost Effective Alternative to an SSD for Mac Pro Users: Use 2 x Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid Drives in RAID 0 with the Icy Dock MB982SPR-2S
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
ICY TIP: Best Screw-less 2.5" to 3.5" SATA SSD/HDD Mounting Bracket for Computer Maker and System Integrator - MB990SP-B
With a very tight economy and the demand for cheaper and faster computers on the rise cost needs to be saved where ever it can. One of the major contributors to cost is labor. To cut cost and labor the MB990SP-B is a perfect and affordable way for, computer manufactures, computer makers, Industrial PC makers, or system builders to ease computer assembly.
With the major advances in computer storage devices, drives are becoming smaller and the 2.5" form factor is becoming the new standard for storage devices. When using 2.5" drives with generic PC cases most of the time you need to use a 2.5" to 3.5" bracket to property mount the drive in the case. The problem with traditional style brackets are the amount of screws needed and most importantly the time spent installing all of the screws. With most brackets on the market using about 12 screws to install 2 x 2.5" drive into a 3.5" bay, time can add up especially on a major production line.
The benefits to using the MB990SP-B on a production line can help reduce cost on labor in assembling computers. The MB990SP-B easily installs into a standard 3.5" bay with no screws to attach. Another feature that can be utilized in computer assembly is the ability to mount 2 x 2.5" drives in a single 3.5" bay with no screws. When using the older screw type brackets 12 screws would need to be used to mount 2 x 2.5" drives in an ATX tower case. The MB990SP-B also makes installing additional drives to your system or regular maintenance a snap with the screw-less design. Also upgrading to the new popular SSD is as easy as sliding in the new drive. The MB990SP-B uses absolutely no screws and is tool less, cutting time down more than 30 seconds per installation in a production line opposed to the traditional bracket style system. The time saved can add up in a production line environment. Cutting time can increase productivity equating to more units produced. Most importantly, the labor and maintenance cost.
The MB990SP-B is the affordable and quick way to cut labor cost in a production line environment with out sacrificing rigidity. Please click on following link to learn more about MB990SP-B EZ-FIT Dual 2.5" to 3.5" SATA & IDE SSD / HDD Bracket.
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Tuesday, March 01, 2011
New Product Announcement - MB974SP-B Tray-less 4 in 3 SATA 3 Hot-Swap RAID Backplane Module with eSATA & USB 2.0 Port
Introducing the new face of Icy Dock screw-less technology, the MB974SP-B 4-in-3 SATA Backplane. This product allows the user to install 4 x 3.5” SATA hard drives into a computer case’s 3 available 5.25” device bays. Using our world renowned screw-less technology, no screws or tools are required to insert or eject the drives making hot swapping a completely hassle free experience.
The front of the device includes childproof power buttons for each and they also act as an LED indicator showing drive power and activity. Similarly, each drive door has a multi-locking latch mechanism to prevent a door from being opened easily. Also on the front are USB and eSATA ports to quickly and easily connect external storage peripherals.
On the rear of the MB974SP-B is a monster 80mm cooling fan to pull cool air from the front ventilation slots, over the drives, and exhaust the warm air out through the rear ventilation slots. The fan also features an “on-demand” power system, so that the fan is only powered on if a drive’s power is on. So even if all 4 slots are filled, the fan will only spin if one of the drives is powered on. And if the included fan is not enough, it can be upgraded to use most aftermarket 80mm case fans that use a 2 or 3 pin connector. A 3 speed fan control is built in letting the user choose between high, low, or auto which uses our Smart Cooling Technology to adjust fan speed according to the cooling requirements of the drives.
* Fits 4 x 3.5" SATA HDD into 3 x 5.25" Device Bays
* Screw-less, tool-less design for genuine plug & play and hot swap use
* Compatible with SATA 6 Gb/sec
* Stylish aluminum construction for durability and heat dissipation
* 80mm cooling fan for maximum air flow
* On-demand power system - Fan power only when a drive is powered on
* Fan is replaceable with aftermarket fans that use 2-pin or 3-pin connectors
* 3 speed fan control including Smart Cooling Technology providing temperature
* Front and rear ventilation slots
* Front side USB and eSATA ports for convenient external storage connections
* Individual power switches and LEDs for each drive
* Child-proof power buttons to avoid accidental power shut down
* Multi-locking door latches to prevent accidental drive ejection
* Internal SATA cable and USB header cable built into rear of device