The Adapter in Action
As you might imagine, there isn't much I can do to benchmark the ICY DOCK MB990SP-B dual 2.5" to 3.5" adapter. I guess I could have taken several products and got out the stop watch to test how long it would take me to install the adapter in a computer. Given that I am the reining SYX PC Race for Charity Champion, those scores might be a little misleading, too.
Here we see the adapter with a standard 2.5" SSD installed. This is pretty much as standard as it gets. The drive is 9 mm tall.
The 2.5" standard is a little misleading. First of all, the drive is not really 2.5 inches wide and there are several heights of drives. On the left we see an Intel SSD that is 7mm tall. We are going to start seeing more 7mm drives in both SSD and platter designs. Seagate released a 7mm platter drive designed for the low cost netbook market at CES 2010.
Many enterprise class drives are either 12 or 15mm tall. On the right is a 15mm height drive from Seagate. The current 300GB Western Digital Raptor is also a 15mm tall drive and many enthusiasts and power users have a few of these sitting around. The ICY DOCK MB990SP-B dual 2.5" to 3.5" adapter WILL NOT accept these drives. If you are using these drives in your desktop then I am sure you will be able to mod the adapter to accept this standard, but out of the box the 12 and 15mm height is not supported.
In the middle we see the standard 9mm height drive that dominates the market, be it platter or solid state. Nearly all notebooks use 9mm drives and that is why we see nearly all SSDs follow this model.
Here we see the 7mm height Intel SSD in the adapter and the fit is secure and snug. With the drive installed I couldn't shake the adapter and hear the SSD jiggling around. At the top you can see how the metal strip pressed in the adapter.
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- Page 3 [The Packaging]
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