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 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 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.