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

4 Bay Icy Box 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 Request call
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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  
Storage (Included) N/A
Max. Storage Capacity  
HDD Interface 4 x SATA II - 3Gb/s
HDD Form Factor 4 x 3.5"
Internal Flash Memory No
Internal Flash Memory Capacity  
DOM Module No
DOM Capacity  
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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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Dimensions 126 x 166 x 215 (WxHxD mm)
Weight 1.9 kg

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4 Bay Icy Box External JBOD system for 3.5" SATA HDDs with USB 3.0 & eSATA Host is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 7.
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product, but occasional problems with USB 3. I now have 4 of these enclosures and use them connected by eSATA as I had problems with USB3. When I tried using USB3 it would often disconnect in the middle of file transfer for no particular reason. This happened on several different computers with different USB3 leads. USB2 worked without any problem but of course is a lot slower.
Date published: 2014-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic piece of kit !st class product, from a 1st class supplier (Scan)
Date published: 2013-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great if you can fill the blanks While this device works really well for me, the instructions provided couldn't be more confusing. They are really for the RAID version and make no mention of the "sync" button at all. My setup was pulled together after a lot of trial and error trying to find what worked. Now it's all configured, data rates (1gbps network) are almost as fast as on the same machine and it works well.
Date published: 2013-10-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does the job well. Pros. -Can sync with PC to turn on and off with it. -Takes 4 SATA HDDs -USB3 interface plenty fast enough for Media -Each drive appears as a individual HDD Cons. -Found fan too noisy so removed it. -USB cable could have been a bit longer.
Date published: 2013-08-10
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Questions & Answers

can i use this with 4tb hard drives

Asked by: dee6567
I've got a 4tb drive in mine. If it is a standard 3.5 inch drive shape and has a SATA connector then I'd guess it would work.
Answered by: wyd1234
Date published: 2016-12-20

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
There is a 'sync' button, this controls how it wakes and sleeps with the host, I do know when the sync light (far left) is orange it wakes and sleeps with the host (using esata)
Answered by: 13thmonkey
Date published: 2017-02-12
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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