Icy Dock TurboSwap MB171SP-B Tray-Less 3.5" SATA Hard Drive Mobile Rack Review

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Welcome to the wonderful world of an office job! You will be enjoying such perks as: Regular 9 to 5 hours, your own 6x6 cubicle workspace, plenty of TPS reports, and the 15 year old company owned PC. This PC will be the only way you are allowed to access the corporate network and comes fully equipped with 1GB of DDR2 RAM, an Intel Pentium 3 CPU, and enough dust inside the tower to choke a wildebeest. You want to be the model of a good employee, getting those TPS reports done in a timely manner, but you spend 40% of your day waiting for things to load! It is in this time of desperation that you hatch a plan.

Icy Dock TurboSwap MB171SP-B 


Finishing your work at home sounds foolproof in theory! You can finish up all your short term jobs and even get a great deal of progress on those long term projects with your speedy i7 processor. You won’t have to waste precious minutes waiting for documents and webpages to load and you can finally show up your smug coworker Gary...There’s only one problem , you need access to the secure company intranet. You don’t want to take the whole tower home since that is exactly the thing you are attempting to sidestep in the first place, but if you just take the HDD it should solve all your problems. You realize shortly that opening and closing the tower twice daily is taking up quite a bit of your precious time each day, if only there was a quick and clean way to easily manipulate your HDD without the tediousness of opening and closing your tower on a daily basis…

Icy Dock TurboSwap MB171SP-B


The Icy Dock TurboSwap MB171SP-B Tray-Less 3.5" SATA Hard Drive Mobile Rack makes physical access to your HDD as easy as pop, lock, and drop. The MB171SP-B features a full-metal design that, along with passing industrial grade flammability ratings, acts as a heat sink to distribute heat evenly across the 5.25” drive bay you have it installed into. If the passive cooling of the Icy Dock TurboSwap wasn’t enough, it also features an 80mm fan integrated into the bottom of the TurboSwap with four additional screw holes to add a 120mm fan, if you deem it necessary. The MB171SP-B can fit a 3.5” full or half size HDD with a SATA I, II, or III connection and synergizes with the Icy Dock EZ Convert 2.5” to 3.5” SATA SSD / HDD Converter. The tray less design combined with hot swap capability means that you have easy access to any SATA HDD on the fly. The included barrel lock makes sure that any sensitive information is kept secure from sticky fingers and the anti-shock/vibration feet ensure a longer lifespan for HDD platters.