Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5 out of 5 by Headteacher Good product
Did some research before deciding on the Icy Box, glad I did as it was easy to set up, I would recommend that if anyone is going to buy this item to download the manual as it does make installation & set up relatively easy. Once setup then it is easy to connect to it. It is a fairly quiet unit, takes a few minutes to start up and get ready for use but there is a fairly loud "beep" to tell you it's ready to go.
05 December 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by EasyOver Nice to look at but runs hot and constant!
Looks really nice. Quite solid but badly designed front panel means that when it is shut the fan can't draw much air over the disks so they run at a higher temperature than I'd like.
The biggest thing is the lack of support for spindown. The debate on whether it is better to keep hard disks running constantly or spinning down is irrelevant and should be a choice for the consumer. An option to turn on or off spin down is essential in my eyes.
Unfortunately I only realised after it was too late to return, so this unit is now sitting redundant. I'm not leaving my data disks in an enclosure that runs hot and constant.
The fan is also too loud at it's lowest setting.
07 April 2014