Scan code: LN47690 Manufacturer code: IB-3640SU3

External 4x JBOD enclosure with eSATA and USB 3.0 from IcyBox IB-3640SU3

ICY BOX IB-3640 External JBOD system for 3.5" SATA HDDs with USB 3.0 & eSATA Host

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Scan code: LN47690 Manufacturer code: IB-3640SU3
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Product Overview The Icybox IB-3640SU3 is an external 4-bay JBOD enclosure for 4x 3.5” SATA l/ll/lll HDDs easy assembling by tray less design. Features • Silent operation by thermal controlled fan
• Energy saving by supporting sleep modus
• Easy assembling by trayless design
• HDD capacity unlimited
• Supports: Windows XP/Vista/Win7, MAC OS X
• Plug&Play and Hot Swap
• Please note that a port multiplier is required for correct E-SATA functionality
NAS Form Factor  
Total Storage Included N/A
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Drive Interface Support 4 x SATA II - 3Gb/s
Drive Form Factor Support 4 x 3.5"
Internal Flash Memory No
Internal Flash Memory Capacity  
DOM Module No
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RAM Memory Included  
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LAN Type N/A
Expansion Slots  
External Connectivity
  • 1 x eSATA
  • 1 x USB 3.0/2.0
Cooling Fan
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PSU Type  
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Dimensions 126 x 166 x 215 (WxHxD mm)
Weight 1.9 kg
Additional Information
Scan Code LN47690
Model Number IB-3640SU3
GTIN 4250078186328

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ICY BOX IB-3640 External JBOD system for 3.5" SATA HDDs with USB 3.0 & eSATA Host is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product, well priced. Bought to replace older dated unit. Moved 3 hd's into unit no problem. Found them straight away. Put a brand new 3tb drive in but would not recognise. Took all drives out tried it on its own still not recognised. Put drive into portable case, formatted it and then put it back in unit ok, found straight away. Appears to have problem with unformatted drives. Other than that works great. I use it as a straight hot swap unit, not as a raid array and am very happy with my purchase. Will buy again when need arises.
Date published: 2018-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Had To Read The Other Reviews To Get It Working Not the easiest to get set up but after reading all the previous helpful reviews, I did manage eventually to get it working. Bought the jbod version to use as a backup to my NAS, it certainly does what it says on the tin. Once the problems were sorted, my PC picked it up straight the way. Could not figure out why my Dell Inspiron Laptop wouldn't pick it up. After reading online, I updated all the available updated drivers for my Laptop from the Dell Website and Bingo, I was up and running. Great device for what I need and is only turned on when I need to back something up. Lack of a detailed Instruction Manual shouldn't cause a problem if you read the reviews on here and Amazon if you encounter problems.
Date published: 2018-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed Having just replaced a Mac Pro with an iMac I needed a cheap method of accessing the four hard drives from the old Mac Pro until I decide my storage strategy for the future. From the description and comments on the Scan web site the Icy Box seemed ideal and so it proved. Reasonably priced, easy to set up if you take notice of the comments, reasonable build quality and a small footprint. Worked first time and no problems since.
Date published: 2018-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Think it's money well spent but Manual... What manual? I bought this on the basis that I had a load of old sata discs dotted around which had accumulated as capacities grew and older ones got swapped out, I have a couple of external usb drive caddies that you can insert the bare discs into for access but call me finicky I just did not like the idea of moving bare discs around with exposed circuitboards etc... so got this enclosure to hold them. I've got a number of NAS devices at home but just wanted a just big old disc enclosure. The basics - The drives don't have to be the same capacity or make The enclosure will work on USB 1, 2 and 3 just at relevant transfer speeds You choose if you want to use the e-Sata interface by toggling the relevant button which is labelled Sync, where the enclosure goes to sleep when you turn off the pc/laptop/kit that the enclosure is hooked up to, is controlled by a button and is toggled on or off by pushing the sync button Cooling - yes there is a fan and yes it works - you can rely on the enclosure autosensing temp and fan requirements or by manually setting the fan speed between speed 1 (relatively quiet) to 2 to 3(noticeable) by pushing in turn the fan button. The quirks!! Who thought that a solid front door was a good idea! The fan sucking air out of an enclosure for four hard drives that has no holes might look nice and clean on a design flipchart picture but in reality if could be so much better - how about using the metal grates that are used on the icybox single HD enclosures like IB-550StU3S down the sides and front that's not too much of a stretch - it's not like they don't have access to the materials. I'll probably end up getting out the dremel and doing it myself (but I should not have to) The box seems to be quite partial as to how the drives are inserted, once they are in and recognised it works fine but when you are first setting it up if one of the drives does not appear start over and insert them one at a time powering off and on between insertions - don't immediately assume the box is faulty - just adapt your approach and it will work. (I have a Seagate 750gb, Samsung 500gb, 1tb and 750gb in mine) But it's up and running and doing what I wanted it to do - so far so good. It's lack of a manual means you have to work some aspects out - but you have a brain right? and it's all fairly logical once you engage it..... ;-) Hope this helps you in your deliberations - but that front door - maybe someone living in the Antarctic designed it.....
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Useful box. Beware the manual. Small, simple, convenient, significantly cheaper than multiple single disc enclosures. Beware the dreadful manual and be patient when setting it up. Icy Box supply this enclosure in capacities of 2, 4 and 8 discs, and for each capacity they supply both JBOD and RAID versions. I bought the 4-bay JBOD version for use in a SoHo system where it acts as the container for the backup discs, replacing four single-disc enclosures. The box is smaller than I expected, and it is neat, fairly simple and convenient. The onboard port multiplier means that I only need a single cable (eSATA or USB3) to make each disc separately visible to the host PC. I prefer eSATA for technical reasons, but it is now quite rare, so having USB3 available as well is very useful. Icy Box supply handles which you attach to the discs in order to insert and remove them - these handles don't work particularly well, but unless you expect to change discs frequently, this is no big deal. In operation the box has performed very well and without any dramas. I haven't measured the performance but it seems to me to be quite reasonable. I deplore companies which fail to provide adequate and appropriate documentation for their products. Why ? Firstly, because it suggests they don't care about what they are selling; secondly, because each and every customer has to expend a lot of energy and waste a lot of time figuring out how to make their shiny new box work correctly. In order to avoid stress and the concomitant bad language, you should be aware of the following : 1) The power button works instantaneously when you turn on the power, but to turn the box off you have to press and hold the button for about 4 seconds; with all the other front panel buttons, you must press and hold them for about 4 seconds before they function. I think this makes good sense because it avoids accidental operation of the controls, but a brief note in the manual would prevent many people from thinking that their box is broken. 2) The layout of the front panel could hardly be more misleading because it very easy to associate lights and buttons incorrectly. 3) On the front panel there are a SYNC button and a SYNC light which are not mentioned anywhere in the manual. When you operate the SYNC button, the light cycles round off, amber and blue. The idea is that when SYNC is active the box switches itself on and off in sync with the host - I believe this occurs when the light is amber. The factory default setting meant that each time I turned the box on, it switched itself off after about two seconds.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good, but not perfect The box is sturdily made, with some strong fans inside to keep the drives cool. The 2 different connections (USB and eSATA) work without trouble and I've got it running with the drives in both RAID 1 and JBOD (my drives are different sizes so the spaces leftover after setting up RAID 1 are in JBOD). Despite this weirdness it has run flawlessly. The slight negatives are: -It is a bit fiddley to get the drives into position as you can't guide them inside and the guide-rails don't really guilde them. I was left uncertain if the connection had been made at the back. -For some strange reason the status lights on the front don't line up with related buttons (e.g. the light for eSata or USB doesn't tie up with the button that toggles the connection type). It had me initially a bit confused as the lettering on the buttons and status lights is very small and rather dark. -The eSATA cable doesn't hold very tightly and I've twice pulled it loose whilst moving the box. The second time was a very slight movement as it was a bit squint and that was enough for the cable to pop out.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent storage expansion option I've got the non raid version of this, using an esata connection, and offering up the disks as JBOD, works brilliantly, they are all sat on a storage pool, I'd suggest having pools sitting solely within or without of the device so if there is a 'waking up' issue then it doesn't declare that the pool has failed, it just won't be there and will then be resolved once it restarts. The only minor concern is that the manual doesn't really describe how to get it to wake/sleep with the machine it is connected to, but it can be figured out. Keep the door open else they might get a little warm, hence the 4 point quality score, but a nice big drill will resolve that once you are happy that you aren't returning it. I used the port multiplier below.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works really well, for keeping a few old drives I had knocking about safe and accessible I found the drive went to sleep very quickly when attached directly to my laptop. I have it mounted directly to my nas now which is raid 1 with two drives, and back up to the icybox drive periodically. The drives are simple to remove and replace so I could put one in a fire safe to be quadrupally sure not to loose my data, great product at a great price . Scan at every helpful and delivery is quick
Date published: 2016-05-21
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Questions & Answers

can i use this with 4tb hard drives

Asked by: dee6567
I have 4 x 4TB Drives in Mine. I believe you can put whatever size drives you want in it.
Answered by: Sharkey63rd
Date published: 2018-10-06

I bought this unit - but it does switch off very quickly after only a short time and then you need to press the on button to wake it up

Are there some power management settings ?
Asked by: smartibs
Hiya - you might want to have a look at what you have this hooked up to - if it is a piece of kit that turns off it's usb ports to conserve power and you have the sync feature enabled it might be shutting the enclosure down as a feature of the sync function - try untoggling the sync feature and see if that helps
Answered by: bergy8466
Date published: 2017-11-26

Can I take it that windows 10 would be supported by this enclosure?

Newest os in spec is win 7
Asked by: Raybo
I currently use it in Windows 10 with no problems.
Answered by: bluit
Date published: 2018-12-27

does this show the hard drives as multiple drives or just one when connected

Asked by: blade1972
I do not use it as a raid system, in the format I use it in all 4 drives are shown and can be accessed individually.
Answered by: bluit
Date published: 2018-12-27
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External 4x JBOD enclosure with eSATA and USB 3.0 from IcyBox IB-3640SU3
External 4x JBOD enclosure with eSATA and USB 3.0 from IcyBox IB-3640SU3