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Icy Dock EZConvert Series Overview Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | Accessories in Storage | Posted: May 10, 2014 2:00 pm

MB882SP-1S-1B

 

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The MB882SP-1S-1B is our first non-Pro model, and as you can see, the non-Pro EZConvert products use plastic instead of metal for the structure. Although plastic, this model is still tool-less like the EZConvert Pro adapters. The substitution to plastic from metal helps with the cost. We found this model online for as low as $14.50.

 

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The non-Pro models are a bit different in a couple of ways besides the plastic construction. This first model, SATA only, has air flow louvers on the front and back as well as under the drive.

 

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The mounting points are brass inserts installed at the factory.

 

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The MB882SP-1S-1B is SATA only. This is the same model I use for my reviews. I pair an MB882SP-1S-1B with an Icy Dock FlexCage MB975SP-B, a 3.5-inch HDD tool-less dock.

 

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The top cover on this model is not spring loaded like on the Pro models. The two indentions on the top offer grip to slide the top cover back a bit, and then the cover opens on a hinge.

 

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Inside, it is not very different from the Pro models. The spring tension mechanism is smaller but the slide system is close.

 

 

MB882SP-1S-2B

 

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The EZConvert non-Pro budget model is the MB882SP-1S-2B. This is also a plastic based model, but instead of using the same hinged-door mechanism, this model has a removable cover. We found the MB882SP-1S-2B online for $14.50, the same price as the non-Pro model above, which caught us by surprise. Designed for 9.5mm SSDs, 7mm drives work as well but require you to manually position the small z-height drive into place.

 

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Cooling louvers in the front, back, and on the bottom keep the drive cool by allowing warm air to escape.

 

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The same mounting points on the side and bottom are located in the same positions as standard 3.5-inch HDDs.

 

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Like the three other EZConvert enclosures we've looked at so far, the SATA power and data connectors are in the same place as HDDs.

 

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This model differs from the previous non-Pro in this area. The top cover appears the same from the outside, but it's removable on the MB882SP-1S-2B.

 

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You can still drop a drive in and have it slide into place on the SATA connector bridge when the cover goes back in place.

 

 

PRICING: You can find the Icy Dock MB882SP-1S-1B and MB882SP-1S-2B for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.

 

United States: The Icy Dock MB882SP-1S-1B retails for $24.50 at Amazon.

 

Canada: The Icy Dock MB882SP-1S-1B retails for CDN$30.85 at Amazon Canada.

 

 

United States: The Icy Dock MB882SP-1S-2B retails for $14.50 at Amazon.

 

Canada: The Icy Dock MB882SP-1S-2B retails for CDN$21.98 at Amazon Canada.

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