Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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ICY DOCK ICYCube MB561U3S-4S 4 Bay External HDD Enclosure Review

Storage, it always seems like we need more of it, especially with file sizes increasing for media and more importantly games. While some of you may have cases that give you ample space to load them up with hard drives there are others who have small form factor system or even work from a laptop where storage space is limited. There is where external hard drive enclosures come into place. Today we are taking a look at a pretty awesome 4-bay external hard drive enclosure that supports 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA hard drives and has both USB 3.0 and eSATA connections. The enclosure I am talking about is ICY DOCK’s ICYCube MB561U3S-4S. Let’s load it up with drives and see what we can do with it.

Special thanks to ICY DOCK for providing the ICYCube MB561U3S-4S 4 Bay External HDD Enclosure to review.

Specifications
specs

Packaging
The ICYCube MB561U3S-4S comes in ICY DOCK’s typical retail packaging. On the front there is a photo of both black and white versions of the unit as well as a listing of some of the main features.

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One one side there is an overview of the rear of the unit showing all of the connections and the detachable 80 mm fan.

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The opposite side shows the front of the unit and the removable hard drive trays.

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The back of the package has a full listing of specifications that we also have listed above for you.

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Opening the package up inside you will find the ICYCube MB561U3S-4S unit, USB 3.0 cable, eSATA cable, mounting screws for both 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch hard drives, power cable and a user’s guide.

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For a full unboxing and overview of the ICYCube MB561U3S-4S check out the video below.

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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