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Icy Dock MB080U3S-1SB Blizzard & MB559U3S-1S Ultra Slim External Hard Drive Enclosure Review





MB080U3S-1SB Blizzard

MB559U3S-1S Professional Ultra Slim

Model Number :



Color :


Pearl White / Black

Drive Fit :

Single 3.5" SATA I / II / III hard drive

Single 3.5" SATA I / II / III hard drive

Drive Capacity :



Host Interface :

1 x eSATA 3Gb/s port

1 x USB 3.0 port (USB 2.0 compatible)

1 x eSATA 3Gb/s port

1 x USB 3.0 port (USB 2.0 compatible)

Transfer Rate (max. bus speed):

Up to 3Gb/s via eSATA

Up to 5Gb/s via USB 3.0

Up to 480Mb/s via USB 2.0

Up to 3Gb/s via eSATA

Up to 5Gb/s via USB 3.0

Up to 480Mb/s via USB 2.0

Drive Cooling :

80mm fan

Aluminum heat dispersion w/ top ventilation panel

Fan Speed Control :

High/ Low/ Auto


Insert & Extract connection Via :

Direct SATA hard drive connection

Direct SATA hard drive connection

HDD Access Indication :

Flashing orange LED

Device Power: White LED

Drive Activity: Flashing White LED

Power Indication :

Green LED

Over Heat Indicator :

Red ambient LED light (when temperature reach 50° C)


OS Requirement :

Windows XP/ 2003/ VISTA/ 7

Mac OS 10.22.8 and higher

Windows 98/SE/ME/2000/XP/VISTA/7

Mac OS 9.0 or higher

Power Supply :

12V/2A power adapter

12V/2A power adapter

Structure :

ABS shell with metal frame

Aluminum and ABS Plastic

Dimension (L x W x H) :

237.5 x 126 x 146 mm

191 x 142.6 x 31.2 mm

Weight :





Icy Dock MB080U3S-1SB Blizzard

  • Unique & Elegant design.
  • Massive 80mm fan for optimal cooling.
  • Direct airflow design to completely cool all sides of the hard drive.
  • Completely screw-less / tool-less design for any 3.5” SATA I/II/III HDD.
  • USB 3.0 & eSATA interface for the fastest connections anywhere.
  • Backward compatible with USB 2.0 for wide-ranging use.
  • 3 Speed Adjustable Cooling Fan, including auto setting featuring.
  • Smart Cooling technology. Smart Cooling Technology is active in auto mode and accuratel 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 over 50° C.
  • Supports SATA 6Gbit hard drive up to 3TB capacity.
  • Great for Media and IT Professionals.
  • Designed for PC & Mac systems.


All information courtsey of Icy Dock @ http://www.icydock.com/goods.php?id=147



Icy Dock MB080U3S-1SB Blizzard

  • For single 3.5" SATA I / II / III hard drive.
  • Plug & Play USB 3.0 + eSATA combo for PC/Mac compatibility.
  • Removable & Interchangeable drive tray with MB876, MB45X and MB561 Series for multi-drive exchangeability & maintenance capabilities.
  • Fan-less operation with aluminum body cooling & protection.
  • Built-in expandable foot stands and supports vertical position to save space.
  • Built in security slot for security cable kit.
  • 3 years limited manufacture warranty.
  • Takes 2.5” SATA I / II / III HDD & SSD with optional ICY DOCK 2.5” to 3.5” SATA HDD converter.


All information courtsey of Icy Dock @ http://www.icydock.com/goods.php?id=145

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
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  3. Specifications & Features
  4. Testing
  5. Conclusion
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