March 11th, 2012 by Brian Beeler
Icy Dock DuoSwap 2.5"/3.5" SATA Hot Swap Drive Caddy Released
Icy Dock has added another drive adaptor to their extensive lineup of hard drive and SSD kits, the DuoSwap 2.5"/3.5" SATA Hot Swap Drive Caddy (MB971SP-B). The DuoSwap gives users the flexibility to mount both a 2.5" and 3.5" drive simultaneously in a 5.25" bay within a desktop.
Many desktops have an extra 5.25" bay generally reserved for optical drives, with the DuoSwap users can gain access to the native drive connections without giving up ease of access. The DuoSwap supports hot swapping drives, providing flexible access to drive for backup, cloning and the like, without having to use a slower USB-based external enclosure.
Other highlights include dual dust flaps to protect the PC, individual drive LED’s, power and eject buttons and two SATA 6 Gb/s connectors with a single power connection. Icy Dock also uses what they call an “Eagle-Hook” mechanism to lock and secure the 3.5" hard drive in place, to prevent it from coming loose if the PC is moved around.
The Icy Dock DuoSwap 2.5"/3.5" SATA Hot Swap Drive Caddy is due to start shipping soon and comes with a three year warranty. No pricing information was released.
Update - The Icy Dock DuoSwap Review has been posted