ICY BOX IB-141CL-U3 4 bay JBOD docking and cloning station with USB 3.0 for SATA hard disks and SSDs
• JBOD - the PC detects 4 independent drives
• HDD-cloning function without PC
• Stylish premium aluminium case
• Support both 2.5" and 3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD
• USB 3.0 host interface up to 5 Gbit/s
• Downwardly compatible with USB 2.0/1.1
USB 2.0: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7, MAC OS >9.1
USB 3.0: Windows XP/Vista/7/8, MAC OS X >10.8
• Hot Plug & Play and Hot Swap
• LEDs for power, HDD access, clone progress
All good things are four
If you have got a closet full of HDDs at home, you will surely appreciate this quadruple dock for 2.5" and 3.5" SATA HDDs/SSDs. Each HDD is recognized as an individual drive and can be easily accessed. The cloning function can run even without a PC, which turns backing up HDD to multiple targets a breeze. The IB-141CL-U3 is not only very practical and efficient, but it is a looker too. Thanks to the fact that where most other manufacturers use only plastic, ICY BOX is using high quality aluminium.
The connection to a PC or laptop is made via a rapid USB 3.0 port. Thanks to the downwards compatibility, even an older USB port (2.0/1.1) could be used. But in their respective transfer rates only, which means 5 Gbit/s is only achievable while using USB 3.0. The device installation is as fast as lightning, thanks to the Plug & Play support as no drivers are necessary. A classy LED indicators provides us with information regarding HDD Access and cloning progress.
A cabinet full of HDDs to work with is a good reason to use this quad docking station. It holds 2.5" as well as for 3.5" SATA HDDs. The aluminium casing provides firm standing and good looks. The 2.5" HDDs might have a height of 9.5 or 12.5 mm, even 15 mm. Due to its power supply the dock also runs HDDs, which need 12 V. USB 3.0 accelerates the transfer of huge data, e. g. movies, enormously. Connecting the PC to four HDDs detects them as four independent drives under JBOD Mode. Without PC you can clone the HDD just by pushing a button. You can even clone a bootable HDD with operating system