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The black Blizzard USB 3.0 and eSATA External HDD Enclosure from Icy Dock is an external storage enclosure built for maximum cooling performance. It is equipped with user replaceable front cooling fan for easy maintenance or aftermarket replacement with 2 and 3-pin power ports available. It supports a single 3.5" SATA I/II/III hard drive. This enclosure allows you to transfer data with high speeds at a maximum of 5 Gb/s with USB 3.0 and 3 Gb/s with eSATA connectivity. The USB 3.0 interface is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0. With tool-less drive installation, you can easily swap the drives between systems.
The enclosure has a single LED brightness dial to adjust the ambient LED brightness according to your preference. The built-in fan controller allows you to select low, high, and auto fan mode to properly cool the hard drive. It is equipped with Smart-Temp functionality that changes the color of the LED from blue to red when the temperature increases over 122°F. The enclosure is compatible with the windows and Mac operating systems.
The Blizzard has a front panel with an integrated 80mm fan for ventilation. This enclosure cools all the sides of the hard drive and creates only one direction of airflow from the front to the back, where the air exits. This extends the life of the cooling fan as it only intakes cold air and increases the overall cooling efficiency of the hard drive. The fan is integrated into the detachable front panel, which allows swapping your hard drive without any screws or tools easily. On the sides, it includes two concealed button ejectors, which eject the front panel, enabling you to swap the hard drive as needed.
Smarter Cooling Functionality
The enclosure has a single LED brightness dial to adjust the ambient LED brightness according to your preference. To increase the level of functionality, the Blizzard's LED color will turn red when the hard drive temperature is over 122°F. The built-in fan controller allows you to select low, high, and auto fan mode to properly cool the hard drive. The auto mode adjusts according to the hard drive's requirements by increasing or decreasing the fan speed.
Lightning Quick Speed
This enclosure allows you to transfer data at high speeds at a maximum of 5 Gb/s or perhaps use the similarly fast eSATA (3 Gb/s) interface, when there is a lack of USB 3.0 connectivity. The USB 3.0 interface is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0. With tool-less drive installation, you can easily swap the drives in between systems.
Supports SATA 6 Gb hard drive
User replaceable front cooling fan for easy maintenance or aftermarket replacement with 2 and 3-pin power ports available
Direct airflow design to cool all sides of the hard drive
Screw-less/tool-less design for any 3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD
USB 3.0 and eSATA interface for fast connections
Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 for wide-ranging use
Three speed adjustable cooling fan, including auto setting feature
Smart Cooling Technology is active in auto mode and accurately adjusts the fan speed according to your hard drive's needs
Cool blue ambient LED with adjustable brightness control
Smart-Temp functionality - Front LED changes from blue to red when the enclosure heats over 122°F
Designed for PC and Mac systems
In the Box
Icy Dock Blizzard USB 3.0 and eSATA External HDD Enclosure (Black)
USB 3.0 Cable
Limited 3-Year Warranty
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1 x 3.5" SATA I/II/III hard drive
1 x eSATA 3 Gb/s port
1 x USB 3.0 port (USB 2.0 compatible)
Data Transfer Rate
eSATA: Up to 3 Gb/s
USB 3.0: Up to 5 Gb/s
USB 2.0: Up to 480 Mb/s
Drive: 3.1" (80.0 mm)
Speed Control: High/low/auto
HDD Access: Flashing orange
Over Heat: Red ambient (when temperature reaches 122°F (50°C))
Mac OS 10.22.8 and higher