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Icy Dock eSATA MB561S-4S 4-drive external bay
Written by Gizmo   
Sunday, 08 April 2007 19:24


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Thomas Soderstrom 

SysOpt users typically demand far more from their systems than the average user: More speed for multitasking and games, more RAM for hungry applications, and more storage to handle it all -- especially when archiving video in HTPC scenarios. But even as drives get bigger, so do games, applications and media. One way out is to add an external enclosure, for which a number of vendors offers solutions.

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While you're sticking an extra drive in a box outside the system, why not add three more? And perhaps you'd like them to be hot swappable? Maybe you'd even like to swap your mounted drive into portable enclosure? And do this using an ultra-fast SATA interface?

Icy Dock believes it can fill all your storage needs in its MB561S-4S four-bay eSATA enclosure, but does it succeed? And can it do so while still meeting the exacting demands that SysOpt readers expect from their high-quality components?

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