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Icydock mb877sk-b
6.7 out of 10

Icydock mb877sk-b

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Overall 2


Roger R., Newegg
19 January 2014
  • Summary: I have a Icy Dock external HD dock that has worked fine for several years.
  • Pros: Looks nice.
  • Cons: Would not fit into my Silverstone SST-PS07B case. The front of this will not go in flush with the case front therefore the screw holes don't line up. Others mentioned grinding off the edges so it will slide back where it is supposed to go or drilling new mounting holes but I decided to send it back.
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Overall 4

Defective Unit

Kelly G., Newegg
11 July 2013
  • Summary: The rack makes Windows read your drive as a USB SCSI device not an actual mounted drive. This is good because you can then go down to the system tray and choose to "Safely Remove Drive" just like you would for a USB thumb drive and you won't get write errors on the drive.
  • Pros: It's ergonomics are appealing. It's ease of use is awesome, just open the front panel and slide the HDD in the tray-less unit until the front panel closes behind it and your HDD is mounted. It's that simple.
  • Cons: For some reason when copying over large media files (1.5MB - 4.5MB) mp4 files at first it starts to copy over at around 75MB/s, when it gets to around 1/3 of the way it starts tapering down until it gets around 1.5MB/s and continues to go for around 30 seconds and then knocks the mounted drive of...
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Overall 8

Seems OK

Jeff B., Newegg
24 October 2012
  • Summary: Real test will be over time, as I write this, Ive swapped 30 hard drives, no issues mechanically. Great way to make use of 5.25 bays. Just hope I can get a couple of years out of this unit.
  • Pros: It works...so far.
  • Cons: None that really matter too much. Was a snug fit (have Rosewell case & not thrilled with fit/finish), fan may be an issue, can fix that easily enough.
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Overall 2


Brandon D., Newegg
18 October 2012
  • Summary: Have always used NewEgg, and probably always will, but I am disappointed in this particular purchase. If I am going to RMA b/c it doesn't work, why do they need the box? Not like they are going to sell it.
  • Pros: Installs easy, seems well built. Fan is quiet
  • Cons: Eject button does not work. Did not attempt to eject drive until well after I discarded packaging (after all, it transferred data just fine). NewEgg will not RMA this because of the lack of box. Very Disappointed.
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Overall 8

A good product that vibrates loudly

D B., Newegg
29 May 2012
  • Summary: I've had bad luck with rebates. Hopefully this one will be honored.
  • Pros: Works, looks nice. Very convenient way to swap drives.
  • Cons: Construction allows for a couple pieces to rattle and vibrate. Though it is less of a problem when you have a 3.5 inch drive in it.
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Overall 2


Michael U., Newegg
31 March 2012
  • Summary: The springs intended to push the hard drive into the connectors seem to be too weak to do the job.
  • Pros: Clever design.
  • Cons: It doesn't work most of the time. Initially, it was possible to get a hard drive to connect to the power and SATA connector after three or four tries, but that only lasted 24 hours. Now it doesn't seem to be able to connect any of my Western Digital (not Raptors) or Seagate SATA drivers.
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Overall 4


Ralph M., Newegg
27 February 2012
  • Summary: I gave it 2 eggs cause it did work at first. The ejection mechanism should be re-engineered.
  • Pros: Installed it and inserted a SATA drive. The results were good. I swapped the dirve with another SATA and it worked good.
  • Cons: Went to take out the scecond drived I installed, but couldn't get it to eject. Forced the latch, and of course it broke. Used a hook to remove the drive.
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Overall 8

Internal guides can jam.

William W., Newegg
5 February 2012
  • Summary: Don't force the lever or you will break it. I had to shut down the server and physically remove the dock. Once out of the server remove the four screws which hold on the front face plate and you can remove the drive. From the front there are two metal guides which are held in place with screws.
  • Pros: Sata 3, disk activity lights function, tray less.
  • Cons: Of the three docks purchased two of them had problems with disks jamming inside. The latch mechanism is plastic and will break if forced.
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Overall 4

Broke within 5 days.

Anthony T., Newegg
30 October 2011
  • Summary: After opening the door ~12 times the door broke and 'locked' the hard drive in. After physically removing the drive and some serious persuasion, e.g. hacksaw, I was able to remove the door and get the hard drive out.
  • Pros: Even broken works.
  • Cons: Broke way too soon
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Overall 10

MUCH better than previous Icy Docks

Brandon C., Newegg
13 July 2011
  • Summary: Make sure your SATA controller has the correct drivers for hot-plugging and/or AHCI. No hot-plug = likely BSOD. Silicon Image chipsets are usually best for this, but I don't think they have SATAIII/SATA6 controllers out yet.
  • Pros: 1) SATAIII (or SATA6, depending on naming convention) 2) MUCH better engineering for pulling the drive out when the door is pulled open. Previous Icy Docks had a small arm that was subject to getting bent or broken--our company has RMA'd a few of the older models for that reason.
  • Cons: The packaging doesn't indicate SATAIII or SATA6 compatibility--only "Screw-Less 3.5" SAS / SATA I & II Mobile Rack." I haven't run any tests as of yet to see if I can get anywhere near SATAIII speeds (and even then, almost anything that's not a SSD will probably be bottlenecked anyway).
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