Icy Dock has released the MB235SPF series, this is an aluminum chassis for three SATA hard drives with Hot-Swap function support. Integrated into the chassis is a 80mm fan for optimal cooling. Full specs at Icy Dock.
The MB235SPF series is a complete metal chassis designed to maintain a low temperature environment. From the body to the tray, the aluminum allows faster dissipation of heat away from the hard drives. The enclosure can also withstand tough environments without damaging your hard drive because it has impact absorbent slides that hold the hard drives sturdy in its place, a metal-plated door handle that snaps the tray tightly onto the enclosure, and push-key lock that prevents the hard drives from ejecting unexpectedly.
One of the key features of the MB235SPF is the detachable fan. It uses a standard 80 x 80 millimeter fan that is easily replaceable without the use of any screws or tools. This allows greater flexibility to use fans from third-party companies for personal preference. Ventilation on the tray and on the circuit board allows constant airflow into the enclosure and vents it out of the fan to prevent any possible overheating.
This enclosure can take three 3.5” hard drives and will fit into most computers because it conveniently stores into two 5.25” bays and has enough screw holes to adjust in any casing, making it compatible with most towers and rack mounts. It has other features such as LED indicators to show hard drive power and access, on-board overheat and fan failure indicators, and a reset switch to disable the alarm.
The enclosure is also backwards compatible to work with both SATA II and SATA I hard drives and is accessible to various aspects of backup. Best of all, the MB235SPF supports hot-swap capabilities, which makes changing hard drives quick and efficient.
This is an ideal enclosure for system integrators looking to protect their hard drives from unforeseen events and audio and video editors looking to expand their hard drive storage.