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Icy Dock MB981U3N-1SA

Icy Dock MB981U3N-1SA
alaScore 84

14 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Icy Dock MB981U3N-1SA. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the usability. Many are negative about the reliability and size.

usability

price, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Icy Dock MB981U3N-1SA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Product

 

Other Thoughts: This is a must have item in your life!

Pros: Been using it for years now and it is very convenient. It has both IDE and SATA interfaces in one and I have tested multiple drives throughout the years with no issues so far. The USB 3.0 was the main selling point, it helped me transfer my files...

Cons: USB cables are blue not black since both the unit and power adapters are black. It would've been nice if all the colors matched. Its not really a big deal, I still love it

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Failed after 8 months

 

For a while it worked pretty well with several different 2.5 and 3.5" SATA drives

A few weeks ago it started unmounting itself intermittently. Now the adapter only shows up in the OS X device tree for a few seconds before disappearing. Different cables, USB ports, computers. No joy in Mudville, Icy Dock(y) has struck out

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Freezes - Must be hard reset often.

 

For a while it worked pretty well with several different 2.5 and 3.5" SATA drives

A few weeks ago it started unmounting itself intermittently. Now the adapter only shows up in the OS X device tree for a few seconds before disappearing. Different cables, USB ports, computers. No joy in Mudville, Icy Dock(y) has struck out

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good stuff

 

I was a bit concern when I was going to purchase this unit, but after I contacted Icy Duck tech support about the IDE drive support, they told me that they had a revision on this unit. So they told me that it should not be a problem so I just gave it a...

This unit is well built and does what it is described as

none

May, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Poor product

 

This is the second unit i received because of failure to mount IDE drives and it might be going back for a refund as they are 40 bucks, IDE drives don't play well with this product so be warned now if that's your intention. Out of 10 IDE drives it...

Work with sata drives

Hit or miss with IDE. Most IDE drives wont mount

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Defective PATA 3.5 dock

 

Sata works IDE don't

IDE dock defective

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

ICY DOCK MB981U3N-1SA

 

As a computer tech I often travel to customers locations to resolve problems. The ability to remove their harddrive and connect it to my computer can not be over stated.

Portable external connection of a harddrive to a USB port. Did I mention that it allow you to connect a(any) harddrive to another computer

None yet

Sep, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great tool

 

it does exactly what it's supposed too, and does it well. if you need one, get it, it's great

everything

none

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Worked - for about a day

 

The product does what it says. I could connect to older IDE HDDs and SATA HDDs of both 2.5 and 3.5 dimensions

The product stopped working after about 4 hours of use ; Windows sees the ICY DOCK, but any drive connected to it just clicks and windows is unable to see the drives ; Does it for multiple drives, so i know its the Dock, not the drives themselves ;...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Excellent!

 

Keep in mind the transfer speed for your usb.

Simply works. Had another dock from a diff manuf that never worked. Have tested 6 drives without issue. Nice to have a power button on the dock too

none

Jul, 2014
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