Icy Dock Black Vortex 4-Bay USB 3.0 JBOD Enclosure

Icy Dock Black Vortex 4-Bay USB 3.0 JBOD Enclosure

Icy Dock Black Vortex 4-Bay USB 3.0 JBOD Enclosure

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Product Highlights

  • 4 x 3.5" SATA III Drive Bays
  • USB 3.0 & eSATA Interfaces
  • 120mm Cooling Fan with Selectable Speeds
  • LED Indicators for Each Drive Bay
  • Supports UASP
  • eSATA Port Multiplier
  • USB 2.0 Compatible
  • 2.5" Drive Compatible via Converters
  • Blue LED & Metal Mesh Open Frame Design
  • Windows & Mac Compatible
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  • 1Description

Designed for Windows & Mac computer enthusiasts and gamers who need large amounts of storage, the Black Vortex 4-Bay USB 3.0 JBOD Enclosure from Icy Dock supports up to four 3.5" SATA III 6 Gb/s drive bays and connects to your host system using either its USB 3.0 port at speeds up to 5 Gb/s, or its eSATA port at speeds up to 3 Gb/s. Using the 2.5" to 3.5" HDD/SSD EZ-Convert converters, this JBOD enclosure is also able to support 2.5" hard drives and SSDs.

A built-in 120mm fan helps keep the enclosure cool and is also illuminated with a blue LED, while integrated fan and LED brightness controls allow users to configure the fan speed and LED brightness to their liking. Available fan speed and LED brightness controls include high, low, and off, and the fan can also be replaced with an aftermarket 120mm fan so long as it has a 3-pin connector. A removable dust filter helps keep things clean and may be removed for cleaning. When it comes time to replace or swap out a drive, the included EZ-Grip handles allow quick removal of drives from the Black Vortex, after which they may be inserted into a compatible docking station, without needing to remove the EZ-Grip handles.

The Black Vortex 4-Bay USB 3.0 JBOD Enclosure includes six EZ-Grip HDD handles, screws, a power cord & adapter, an eSATA cable, and a USB 3.0 cable. It is protected by a limited 3-year warranty.

General Features

Fits 4 x 3.5" SATA III / II / I HDDs
Easy access LED brightness and Fan speed control (High/Low/off)
Hard drive activity light for each individual bay
Plug-and-Play USB 3.0 up to 5 Gb/s speed and backward compatible with USB 2.0
Supports UASP function for even faster performance
eSATA port multiplier up to 3 Gb/s speed (eSATA port multiplier required for the host)
Front access with removable HDD design to easily install/remove drives
EZ-Grip handles allow easy installation and compatibility with HDD docking stations
Includes two bonus EZ-Grip handles that allow you to swap between a total of six drives
Compatible with ICY DOCK 2.5" to 3.5" HDD/SSD EZ-Convert converters
120 mm cooling fan helps effectively keep the drives cool
Fan is replaceable with aftermarket fans
Metal mesh open frame design helps to allow maximum airflow
Removable dust filters help prevent dust from entering your system
Ambient blue LED fan glow
UPC: 884826002154
In the Box
Icy Dock Black Vortex 4-Bay USB 3.0 JBOD Enclosure
  • 6 x EZ-Grip HDD Handles
  • Screws
  • Power Cord & Adapter
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • eSATA Cable
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Drive Bays 4 x 3.5" SATA III / II / I HDDs
    I/O Ports 1 x USB 3.0 Port
    1 x eSATA Port (port multiplier)
    Transfer Rates USB 3.0: up to 5 Gb/s
    USB 2.0: up to 480 Mb/s
    eSATA: up to 3 Gb/s
    Cooling System 120 mm fan with a blue LED and metal mesh open frame design
    Fan Speed Control High / Low / Off
    Fan LED Brightness Control High / Low / Off
    LED Indicators HDD access (flashing blue)
    Power (solid blue)
    Material Metal body with partial plastic
    Hardware Requirements A system with a USB 3.0, USB 2.0, or eSATA interface. The eSATA port multiplier function is required for the eSATA interface
    OS Requirements Windows 8, 7, Vista, or XP
    Mac OS X 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6, or 10.5
    Dimensions 5.7 x 5.1 x 9.3" / 144.8 x 130.0 x 235.5 mm
    Weight 46.0 oz / 1,303.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.6 x 8.7 x 7.6"

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