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Icy Dock FlexCage MB973SP-2B 5.25-inch HDD Bay Adapter Review - Benchmarks

Icy Dock FlexCage MB973SP-2B 5.25-inch HDD Bay Adapter Review

Icy Dock shipped us a very high quality three HDD into two 5.25" bay adapter that looks amazing and is very functional. The dual USB 3.0 ports on the front are just the icing on the Icy Dock.

| Enclosures/Externals in Storage | Posted: Mar 18, 2013 4:08 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%      Manufacturer: Icy Dock

Desktop Test System

 

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ATTO Baseline Performance

 

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Seagate 3TB HDD attached directly to the system

 

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Seagate 3TB HDD with the Icy Dock FlexCage MB973SP-2B

 

In our first test the Icy Dock FlexCage doesn't adversely affect the performance of the Seagate drive used in our test.

 

 

Crystal Disk Mark

 

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Seagate 3TB HDD attached directly to the system

 

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Seagate 3TB HDD with the Icy Dock FlexCage MB973SP-2B

 

If I didn't see it, twice, I wouldn't believe it. Even though we used the same SATA port for this test and there is little study why it should be, the Seagate drive when used in the Icy Dock FlexCage actually performs a little better.

 

I can think of only one reason why this happened, vibration. We used a 7,200 RPM drive and when outside of the Icy Dock system it was setting on a table. HDDs slow when introduced to vibration.

 

 

I've never been able to use that video in a review, but the time was finally right. So, the Icy Dock FlexCage MB973SP-2B can actually increase the performance of your HDD. Who saw that coming?

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