NEW from ICY BOX – here external drives feel at home

Two new external HDD enclosures: ICY BOX IB-318StUS2-B and ICY BOX IB-318StUS2-B

(PresseBox) (Ahrensburg, ) Let's start with the commonalities. Both enclosures take in one 3.5” SATA HDD. Both have fast USB and eSATA external connections to the computer or network. That means transfer rates of up to 480 MBit/s (USB) and 3 GBit/s with eSATA are possible. Both have Hot Plug & Play as well as Hot Swap. That, too, means speed. Namely when you have to change the hard drive. This is when the easy handling pays off.

• Easy Plug & Play: the hard drive is recognized autonomously as soon as it is connected.
• Hot Swap: you can cut the connection even with the system running. That should be the general standard today.
So much concerning the basic commonalities.

Which are the differences? The ICY BOX IB-318StUS2-B has a high-class aluminium case providing the solid structure and the effective heat conduction. Matt finished black and a perforated front panel with two LEDs for power (blue) and HDD access (red) – the ICY BOX looks cool.

The ICY BOX IB-362StUS2-B offers the EasySwap mechanism. That means changes of the HDD without turning a screw, as easy as the change of a CD. Outwardly the ICY BOX IB-362StUS2-B presents two sides. You can use in vertical position as well as in horizontal. The good side of the IB-362StU2-B shows off in a nice leatherette cover.

The evaluation of the differences will depend on the range of use. Frequent changes of the hard drive call for EasySwap®. Accordingly the price of the IB-362StU-B is a bit higher. Anything else is a matter of taste. In any case, you have an ICY BOX what means that not only the hard drive feels good.


Key features ICY BOX IB-318StUS2-B
• Premium aluminium case
• Supports 3.5" SATA HDD (I & II)
• HDD capacity up to 1.5 TB
• External data interface: USB 2.0 & eSATA
• Transfer rates: USB 2.0 up to 480 Mbit/s, eSATA up to 3 Gbit/s.
• Hot Plug & Play and Hot Swap
• Low noise, fanless design
• Supports PC & Mac (Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista, OS >9.1)

Recommended retail price incl. VAT:
ICY BOX IB-318StUS2-B – Euro 29.90


Key features ICY BOX IB-362StUS2-B
• Alloy and leather optic
• Supports 3.5" SATA HDD (I & II)
• EasySwap® – HDD installation without screws
• Vertical and horizontal settable
• HDD capacity up to 1.5 TB
• External data interface: USB 2.0 & eSATA
• Transfer rates: USB 2.0 up to 480 Mbit/s, eSATA up to 3 Gbit/s.
• Hot Plug & Play and Hot Swap
• Low noise, fanless design
• Supports PC & Mac (Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista, OS >9.1)

Recommended retail price incl. VAT:
ICY BOX IB-362StUS2-B – Euro 41.00

Raidsonic Technology GmbH

Versatile and innovative

In 2003 ICY BOX®, RaidSonic’s popular own brand had been introduced into the market with a wide clientele for storage and communication solutions as well as multimedia accessories. Internal and external enclosures were the basis of ICY BOX’s good reputation! This brand is trend setter with its constantly innovative ideas and technologies in this field.

When it comes to storage solutions ICY BOX offers a wide-ranging selection of external enclosures and DockingStations, RAID systems, backplane systems and mounting racks.

The extensive ICY BOX portfolio around adapters, cables, chargers and multiple hubs upgrade your PCs and notebooks by lots of connection possibilities.

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