Icy Dock ICYRaid 2-Bay USB 3.1 Gen 1 RAID Enclosure

Icy Dock ICYRaid 2-Bay USB 3.1 Gen 1 RAID Enclosure

Icy Dock ICYRaid 2-Bay USB 3.1 Gen 1 RAID Enclosure

B&H # ICMB662U32SR MFR # MB662U3-2S R1
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Product Highlights

  • 2 x 3.5" Tool-Less SATA III Drive Bays
  • USB 3.0 Interface with UASP Support
  • RAID 1, 0, BIG, and JBOD
  • Hardware RAID Controller
  • 40mm Adjustable Cooling Fan
  • Windows, Mac, and Linux Compatible
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  • 1Description

The Icy Dock ICYRaid 2-Bay USB 3.0 RAID Enclosure connects to your computer via an included USB 3.0 cable to provide it with two 3.5" bays, so you can build a storage pool of data with optional drives. The bays can accommodate hard drives with a SATA III, II, or I interface as well as 2.5" drives by using a sold separately adapter. Aside from drive support, Icy Dock has outfitted the ICYRaid with a hardware RAID controller that lets you configure your drives in RAID 0, 1, BIG, or JBOD, utilizing a horizontal RAID switch located on the back of the enclosure. To keep up with the fast delivery of data, the enclosure supports UASP technology, which enhances the 5 Gb/s speeds of USB 3.0. Furthermore, a 40mm adjustable fan and aluminum design are on board to cool the drives as well as internal components.

RAID Performance
The ICYRaid MB662U3-2S R1 is a self-contained hardware dual-bay RAID HDD enclosure that operates independent of your computer. That means it won't share your system resource like a software RAID, and you can connect it to any system that has a USB port to access your data on the go without changing your storage configurations. The MB662U3-2S R1 gives you the flexibility to choose between RAID 0 (FAST - Performance), RAID 1 (SAFE - Protect), BIG, and JBOD mode.
  • RAID 0 - you can merge two drives into a single large storage and double the sequential read and write speed up to 420 MB/s in UASP mode (up to 320 MB/s without UASP)
  • RAID 1 - is a suitable setting for preventing the loss of data when a single drive fails. Simply remove the faulty hard drive and insert a replacement drive and watch it rebuild via an indicator LED in the rear
  • BIG - allows you to combine two drives with different capacities into a single large volume to maximize your storage capacity
  • JBOD - saves your data into different drives and reads them independently
The ICYRaid MB662U3-2S R1 features a tray-less design that makes any installation a seamless transition. Once you have your hard drives ready, simply open each door, slide in your hard drives, and select a RAID setting. After that, turning on the device will automatically start the process on its own.

The easy-to-read front LED indicators will indicate when a drive is ejected, accessed, or has failed. When the unit is in the process of rebuilding the RAID table in RAID 1 mode, a rebuilding indicator light in the rear will display. The ICYRaid MB662U3-2S R1 conveniently adds LED control so the front and rear LED indicators can be disabled when needed. This function can be changed via dip switch on the rear panel. Additionally, RAID monitoring software is included for PC and Mac.
SuperSpeed Performance
Take advantage of USB 3.0 interface with UASP support (PC users require Windows 8 and Host support, Mac supports it natively), which lets users transfer photos, home videos, movies, and music at fast speeds. Moreover, the USB 3.0 interface is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices.
The ball-bearing 40mm fan with variable fan speed control ensures optimal heat dissipation or quiet operation for a range of applications, such as a recording studio or production room.
UPC: 884826002451
In the Box
Icy Dock ICYRaid 2-Bay USB 3.1 Gen 1 RAID Enclosure
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Connections 1 x USB 3.0 (USB Type-B)
    Drives Supported 2 x 3.5"
    Compatible Drive Interface SATA III
    Form Factor Not Specified by Manufacturer
    RAID Modes 0, 1, JBOD
    UASP Support Yes
    Operating System Support Linux, Windows, macOS/OS X
    Power Source Not Specified by Manufacturer
    DC Input Power 12.0 VDC at 4 A
    Encryption Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Security Features Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Cooling 1 x PWM 40 mm Fan
    Status Monitoring LED Indicator
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 8.1 x 5.3 x 2.4" / 20.5 x 13.4 x 6.1 cm
    Weight 1.8 lb / 0.8 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.9 x 8.7 x 3.8"
    ICYRaid 2-Bay USB 3.1 Gen 1 RAID Enclosure is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tool-less RAID enclosure with undocumented mechanical quirks I bought this enclosure along with 2 WD 8 TB Red 5400 rpm SATA III drives to complement my LaCie 8 TB 2big Quadra (LaCie does not yet have a 16 TB version of their 2big Quadra) and instead of considering the (cheaper) WD My Book Duo 16 TB (because it becomes a data retrieval nightmare if the encrypting controller fails e.g. merely due to a twisted USB port). The enclosure makes a decent first impression, featuring a sturdy full size USB 3 port, a variable speed fan that kept the unit cool during a 24 hour data migration, and it has a small foot print. The manual is commendably short (which I prefer) but with unnecessary emphasis on explaining what the supported RAID modes do (which anyone can lookup on Wikipedia) instead of detailing the disk insertion or removal mechanism of this specific enclosure: 1. Have a good look at the mechanical parts that enable the tool-less approach of this enclosure before inserting and removing any drives. 2. Place the enclosure at the edge of the desk to have the opened front door panels overhang the desk; this makes it easier to insert the drives, guided by the guardrails. 3. The front door panels feel a bit flimsy but upon closing them it may take a rather firm push towards the back of the enclosure (at the top of these panels) to make an electrical connection, confirmed by the white LEDs at the front after turning on the enclosure. 4. These same front door panels begin to feel really flimsy upon attempting to remove either of the drives in case of failure, the very reason for using RAID 1 in the first place, but it can be done, just be really very careful and a lot less firm than upon insertion. The rest of the install was smooth and so far the unit works fine and fast enough for archival. Annoying, but not a deal-breaker: every time I turn on the IcyRaid, Windows reports that it's Installing device driver software and eventually Your device is ready to use even after always Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media.
    Date published: 2016-07-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just received it, fine so far I received this enclosure a few days ago. Loading the two disk drives was very easy. I left it in JBOD mode, which is the default. I hooked it up to my Mac and formatted the two drives. Both mounted as they are supposed to. So far, so good. The only reason I gave this four stars instead of five is that I cannot judge longevity yet, although I have no specific concerns. I like the fact that there is a fan-speed adjustment on the back, and it was set to the highest speed when I received it. I would like to lower the speed to reduce the noise (which is not bad at high speed, but I work in a quiet environment, so less is better), but I'm not sure how to evaluate that and make sure my drives don't overheat. Overall, I am pleased with it and like the tool-less setup for installing the drives.
    Date published: 2017-07-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from compact and good looking raid Enclosure it is a compact and good looking raid Enclosure. Performance is ok only, not top. It is good enough to be a back up raid drive.
    Date published: 2016-02-29
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Mac Users - Check on its ability to boot your computer This is an update to my previous four-star review. After I wrote that review, I did further testing on my Mac. I had installed two brand new 6TB drives and set it for JBOD (independent operation of the drives). I formatted each drive into multiple volumes and cloned bootable instances of MacOS (10.11 El Capitan) on several volumes. Long story short - for the most part, the Mac would not boot from these volumes. I did get one volume to boot, but could not figure out why that one booted and others, including another loaded with the identical set of files (both cloned from the same source), would not. I used SuperDuper! for cloning. I contacted Icy Dock support. They were very prompt in responding, but it became clear that they have never tested bootability of drives in this dock on a Mac. They did some tests, claimed theirs worked more reliably than mine, and concluded that my unit was working properly and some other unknown problem was causing mine not to boot. They offered to take mine back on an RMA (I was well past the 30-day B&H return window by this time), but suggested that they would probably find nothing wrong. I declined the offer. I will keep the dock as bootability is only a secondary requirement. If you are depending on drives in this unit to boot your Mac, make sure you test it promptly for your situation.
    Date published: 2017-09-11
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