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.
Check their webpages at www.raidsonic.de for information about the company.
Specifications & features:
|HDD size (inch):||3.5”|
|HDD size (cm):||8.89 cm|
|HDD interface:||2x 3.5” SATA|
|HDD capacity:||2x up to 3 TB|
|Plug & Play:||No|
|External data interface/Host interface:||1x USB 3.0|
|RAID Level:||RAID 0, 1, JBOD|
|Processor:||SIL5923 + AS Media ASM1051|
|LED:||Power, HDD presence, HDD access, HDD failure (by RAID 1 and RAID 0 mode), rebuilding|
|Alarm:||Visual by LED|
|Operating system:||Windows, Mac and Linux|
|Transfer rate:||USB 3.0 up to 5 Gbit/s|
|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|
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 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.
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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