To provide more accessibility to customer needs, Icy Dock introduces the MB981U3-1SA-1 2.5"/3.5" SATA & IDE Hard Drive Docking Station with a longer power cable for better accessibility to wall outlets.
The first feature of the device is a direct connection through the top slot for 2.5" and 3.5" SATA hard disk and solid state drives, allowing a user to access their drive via SuperSpeed USB 3.0. 2.5" drives can be used on the go being powered by the USB bus, while 3.5" drives utilize a much longer power adapter that can be easily be plug into normally unreachable outlets. The anti-dust cover on the top is divided into 2 pieces, so that if a 2.5" drive is inserted, only the smaller portion of the cover opens up, leaving the electronics inside safe from dust and debris.
The second feature of the MB981U3-1SA-1 is the detachable adapter that releases from the bottom of the dock via 2 small lockable switches. Once the adapter is removed, IDE drives can then be used, as well as both types of SATA drives. 3.5" IDE drives connect to the labeled input, and is powered using the 4-pin power jumper cable. 2.5" IDE drives connect to the labeled input, and can be powered using only USB power. Using SATA drives with the disconnected adapter is the same as when they are directly docked through the top slot.
Other useful elements include power buttons on the dock and adapter that double as status LEDs, a easy to press, large drive eject button, and as always, a standard 3 year warranty.