Installing drives inside a system is not exactly a complicated or difficult task. Simply align the mounting holes and screw in place. The task becomes difficult when you have to deal with multiple systems and multiple drives. Let’s say a single drive takes 60 seconds to install and you have four drives per case, that takes four minutes. If you have a room with 25 systems, installation will take an hour and 40 minutes, and that is if there were no problems encountered. This doesn’t even factor in the time spent shutting down each computer so you can unplug and remove the drive then plug it back in before powering it on again. In this scenario, hot-swap drives really come in handy and save the user a lot of time. Drives can be pulled out without turning off the computer and disconnecting the data and power supply wires at the back.
Icy Dock has over a decade experience in building and designing storage enclosure peripherals which make system building a convenient exercise. They offer a wealth of solutions that fit various price segments and hardware. Since change happens in the computing industry at a very fast pace, Icy Dock updates their product portfolio accordingly and responds to the demands of their user base. Their latest product to get an update is the Icy Dock MB877SK-B single 3.5” to 5.25” drive bay mobile rack.
The Icy Dock MB877SK-B mobile rack is an excellent tool for speeding up system management. The Icy Dock MB877SK-B is compatible with SATA I & II HDDs, but the latest updated version now includes support for SATA III 6Gb/s HDDs. Heat is not an issue for the Icy Dock MB877SK-B, with an aluminum body dissipating heat and a 40mm exhaust fan at the rear pulling out the hot air. Using a tray-less design, the MB877SK-B makes HDD swapping easy and fast, you can even do the entire operation using only one hand!