IcyDock's MB559 Happily Marries eSATA and USB 2.0

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Conclusion

At $60, the IcyDock MB559US-1S is not as cheap as many other drive enclosures, but it certainly isn't unaffordable. Let's not forget that it offers dual interfaces: eSATA for high-performance and USB 2.0 for travel use so you can connect lots of different systems.

Pros:

  • eSATA provides sufficient bandwidth for any hard drive (no performance bottleneck)
  • USB 2.0 available as a secondary interface
  • has built-in stand
  • quick installation
  • option to buy multiple drive frames to swap several hard drives
  • supports eSATA hot swap if supported by your SATA controller
  • Sleek design

Cons:

  • No shock or impact protection whatsoever, so make sure you pick a safe location when using the built-in stand
  • No backup software included
  • External power supply

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