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Icy Dock FlexCage MB973SP-2B 5.25-inch HDD Bay Adapter Review (Page 3)

Chris Ramseyer | Mar 18, 2013 at 11:08 am CDT - 1 min, 1 sec time to read this page
Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Icy Dock

Desktop Test System

VIEW GALLERY - 21 IMAGES

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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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