Drive enclosures and drive bay adapters, for the most part, are designed for a specific function.  Most enclosures are designed for portability and external usage, while drive bay adapters are made so that smaller drives can be mounted inside either a 3.5" or 5.25" drive bay.  Icy Dock has a new 2.5" to 3.5" SATA Converter that is essentially a combination of both. Want a ruggedly tough enclosure that will protect your 2.5" SATA drive but also give you the functional flexibility of a full-size 3.5" HDD? This product just might be what you are looking for.

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With over 10 years devoted to designing, creating and distributing storage enclosure peripherals, Icy Dock continues their tradition of convenient, highly functional and uniquely designed enclosures with the MB882SP-1S-1B.  Unlike other enclosures, the MB882SP-1S-1B only has an internal SATA interface and is recommended for internal use and, unlike other drive bay adapters, the MB882SP-1S-1B has 2mm thick durable plastic encasing that makes it durable enough for transport, if need be.

 

The Icy Dock MB882SP-1S-1B's function is simple, it converts any standard 2.5" HDD or SSD into a 3.5" drive. The MB882SP-1S-1B was also designed to fit the 3.5" form factor and emulate an actual 3.5" drive, including rear connector and mounting hole alignment.  This means that the MB882SP-1S-1B can be placed inside another enclosure or a network attached storage or any hot swap bays that accept a standard 3.5"HDD. This unique flexibility in application separates it from other enclosures in the market.