ICY DOCK MB991IK-B 2.5-inch SATA Bay Enclosure Review

The market has been flooded with a lot of 2.5-inch drives.  There are so many different enclosures being released to fit all of our 2.5-inch drive needs for those older cases without the 2.5-inch hard drive mounting brackets for the more current solid state drives (SSD’s).  The Icy Dock MB991IK-B offers a lot of features jammed packed into this little 3.5” front bay enclosure.  So let’s put the Icy Dock MB991IK-B to the test and see how it handles all of our benchmarks.

Thanks to ICY DOCK for providing us with the MB991IK-B 2.5-inch SATA Bay Enclosure to review.


Item Number: MB991IK-B
Host Interface 7 pin SATA x 2
Drive Fit 2.5″ SAS or SATA I /II HDD / SSD x 1
Device Bay 3.25″ Bay x 1
Transfer Rate Up to 300 MB/sec
Insert & Extract connection Via 15 pin direct hard drive connection
Structure SECC
Drive Cooling Metal heat dispersion
LED Indication Device Power & Drive Activity
LED Display Color Green : Device Power ; Amber : Drive Activity
Dimension (L x W x H) 5.32″ x 4.00″ x 1.01″
Weight 0.88 lbs

* For 2.5″ SATA I / II and SAS HDD/SSD
* Accommodates Drives with up to 15mm Height
* Fits 3.5″ Device Bay
* Status LED on Front
* Full Metal EZ Slide Mini Tray System with full cage design
* Small form factor perfect for IPC and mobile DVR systems.
* Front, Rear, Top, and Bottom Ventilation Slots
* Heavy Duty Full Metal Construction
* Support SATA 6Gbps
* Top cover for the tray adds extra drive protection

The Icy Dock comes in a very nice glossy finished retail box.  You’ll see a full color picture of the product on the front of the box along with some of the basic information. There is more detailed information on the back of the box describing the Icy Dock and what HDD’s and SSD’s it will support.

ICY DOCK MB991IK-B 2.5-inch SATA Bay Enclosure ICY DOCK MB991IK-B 2.5-inch SATA Bay Enclosure

Upon removing the Icy Dock from the bubble wrap you will see that there is an instruction manual in the enclosure along with a bag containing the keys and mounting screws for the product.

ICY DOCK MB991IK-B 2.5-inch SATA Bay Enclosure ICY DOCK MB991IK-B 2.5-inch SATA Bay Enclosure