Pros

  • Reasonably cheap way to vastly improve performance of Mac Pro;
  • Double the number of hard drive slots;
  • Built in hardware RAID; sturdy construction;
  • Easy to insert drives to Mac Pro

Cons

  • Requires software setup due to difficult position of reset button;
  • Software program crashed a couple of times;

Manufacturer’s Description

Icy Dock is a household name for its high quality storage products for RAID applications SSDs and functional design. Now all of those will be combined into one ground breaking product: the MB982SPR-2S. This little device packs a huge punch with features and performance allowing 2 x 2.5 inch SATA SSD/HDD to be converted to a 3.5 inch SATA form factor for use in most internal drive bays backplanes external enclosures and server racks. It transforms the 2 drives into a 3.5 inch SATA drive with exact dimensions mounting holes and connection locations as a normal 3.5 inch drive. The device uses a full metal construction for durability and drive protection especially for use in industrial computers and servers as well as military systems deployment. Inside the case there is room for 2 x 2.5 inch SATA SSD or HDD fitting the standard 9.5mm drive heights. Like our previous converters the door mechanism moves a tray to connect and disconnect the drives as the door is closed and opened respectively. This provides the user with peace of mind that the connection is solid. Also similar to the previous converters the installation process is completely screw-less and tool-less saving the user time when first installing the drives as well as any necessary maintenance throughout the product s lifetime. On all sides of the box are airflow vents to provide adequate ventilation to the 2 drives inside ensuring they operate in an optimal environment. On the door latch are 2 blue status LEDs which provide the user with drive activity power and RAID status. The RAID controller gives users the option to choose RAID 0 RAID 1 BIG and Port Multiplier mode and it can be configured via software that is compatible with both PC and Mac systems. This allows the unit to be configured for blazing fast speed system drive mirroring extra storage or just an easy way to dual boot a computer. Complete Metal Construction. Built in RAID featuring RAID 0 RAID 1 BIG and Port Multiplier. Universal Mounting Hole

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.icydock.com/

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number MB982SPR2S