Raidsonic IcyBox IB-RD3219StU3

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Published: October 13, 2011
Author: Ville Ilonen
Editor: Amber Lupala
Provider: Raidsonic

It’s been a while since we’ve taken a look at hard disk enclosures. Today we will review new USB3 enclosure for two hard disks. Raidsonic IcyBox IB-RD3219StU3 is capable of RAIDing the disks in both RAID0 and RAID1. Let’s see how well it performs and what other nice features it has.

About Raidsonic:

Check their webpages at www.raidsonic.de for information about the company.

Specifications & features:

Technical Data
 Model: IB-RD3219StU3-B
 Article No.: 23323
 EAN Code: 4250078185482
 Brand: ICY BOX
 Category: SoHoRAID
 Colour: Black
 Material: Aluminium
 HDD size (inch): 3.5”
 HDD size (cm): 8.89 cm
 HDD interface: 2x 3.5” SATA
 HDD capacity: 2x up to 3 TB
 Hot Swap: No
 Plug & Play: No
 External data interface/Host interface: 1x USB 3.0
 RAID Level: RAID 0, 1, JBOD
 Processor: SIL5923 + AS Media ASM1051
 Display/Front panel: No
 LED: Power, HDD presence, HDD access, HDD failure (by RAID 1 and RAID 0 mode), rebuilding
 Alarm: Visual by LED
 User interface: No
 Operating system: Windows, Mac and Linux
 Transfer rate: USB 3.0 up to 5 Gbit/s
 Power switch: Yes
 Auto rebuilding: Yes (only by RAID 1 Mode)
 Power connector: Wall power supply: 100-240 V / DC: 12 V/4 A, 48 W
 Packing content: 1x IB-RD3219StU3-B, 1x wall power supply, 1x USB 3.0 cable, 1x manual

The Product:

Raidsonic IcyBox IB-RD3219StU3

Raidsonic IcyBox comes in white and blue cardboard box. You’ll see on the front side an image of the actual product along with the main specifications and a smaller picture of the backpanel. According to the box it will support RAID0, RAID1 and JBOD modes. IB-RD3219-StU3 is also based on fanless design and therefore it should be very quiet (depending on the hard disks you use of course). IB-RD3219-StU3 is priced around 65€ so while it isn’t the cheapest HDD enclosure in the market, however considering its specifications (RAID, SATA3, Capability for two drtives) it is well within the reasonable price-range for such a product.

Raidsonic IcyBox IB-RD3219StU3

Raidsonic has kept the accessories provided with the product plain and simple. You get power supply, USB cable, small bag of screws and the actual enclosure.

Raidsonic IcyBox IB-RD3219StU3

IR-RD3219StU3:s enclosure is made from black painted metal. The casing seems very solid and should act like a heatsink providing some cooling for your hard disks. During our test period we noticed that the case will heat up a bit but that is the result of fanless design. IB-RD3219StU3′s dimensions are 11cm x 8cm x 19cmand it weighs 620grams.

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