USB 3.1 Dual Bay External Enclosure for 2.5 inch SSD/HDD with RAID from ICYBOX IB-RD2253-U31

ICY BOX B-RD2253-U31 USB 3.1 External RAID system for 2x 2.5" SATA I/II/III SSD and HDD

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Scan code: LN72455 Manufacturer code: IB-RD2253-U31 Request call
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Product Overview Pretty performance package
Compact and space-saving. Nevertheless, there is enough space for two 2.5" HDDs or SSDs with a height of up to 9.5 mm. the brand new USB 3.1 port provides data transfer rates of up to 10 Gbit/s and it's backwards compatible with USB 3.0/2.0/1.1.

Small and functional
The IB-2253RD-U31 is a RAID system for two 2.5" SATA III hard drives or SSDs. The RAID modes 0, 1, single, and LARGE are supported and can be set up easily using the switch on the back.

USB 3.1
The USB port has become a standard for PC hardware and the new USB 3.1 standard brings some improvements, such as a transfer speeds of up to 10 Gbit/s. However, the known USB interfaces type-A and Type-B remain with us still and they will be able to reach the USB 3.1 speed with the proper support.

Cool passion
The aluminum grid helps in dissipating the heat generated and so the case keeps the HDDs cool even wihtout the use of a fan. Additionally the LEDs indicate operation, use, access and errors of the installed hard disks. Features • Aluminium enclosure for 2x 2.5" SATA HDDs or SSDs
• USB 3.1 up to 10 Gbit/s - Backwards compatible to USB 3.0/2.0/1.1
• RAID level: 0, 1, SINGLE, LARGE
• Fanless
• HotSwap and Plug & Play
• LEDs for power, HDD in use, access and error
Edition None
Colour Black
Material Aluminium / Plastic
HDD Form-Factor 2.5"
HDD Interface SATA III - 6Gb/s
Total HDD Bays 2
HDD Included No
Max. Capacity HDD Supported (Individual Drive)  
Max. Potential Storage  
External Interface 1 x USB 3.1 (Type-B)
RAID Support Yes
RAID Modes
  • BIG (Non RAID)
  • JBOD (Non RAID)
  • RAID 0 (Stripe)
  • RAID 1 (Mirror)
USB Powered No
Card Reader No
Cooling Fan No
Desktop stand No
Operating System Support  

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ICY BOX B-RD2253-U31 USB 3.1 External RAID system for 2x 2.5" SATA I/II/III SSD and HDD is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Neat I bought the Icy Box case for two reasons firstly I needed a cheap external raid device to back up my ever growing ISO. files from my video productions, and secondly I had two spare 1Tb 2½ inch HDDs spare, so this was a very cheap solution indeed. The Case is well constructed and is very neat on the desk top. It can be set up as Large, Raid 0, Raid 1 or JBOD (two separate discs) just with the set of external switches that are neatly semi concealed and very positive, hence no accidental change can be made – If you decide to change the mode check with the short but very precise instructions supplied. My only quibble is the length of USB 3.1 cable supplied, great for a laptop, but not much good for a desk top feeding the setup from the rear of the pc, so after purchasing a new 1 mtr. Lead from a local supplier (type “C” not type “A” as supplied – I selected a type “C” as I had more USB3.1 connections on my PC than Type ”A”) everything is just fine. Speed with the two HDDs is not sparkling but relatively fast compared to using them on other USB types, I’m very satisfied indeed.
Date published: 2016-09-19
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Questions & Answers

USB bus powered operation? Power Supply?

Will this allow a USB bus powered operation (without external power supply) Also does it come with a UK power supply?
Asked by: LicenseToBlah
Hello, This should come with a UK power supply however it would require the external power supply to function and does not have USB power options. Regards,
Answered by: LizN
Date published: 2017-05-15
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USB 3.1 Dual Bay External Enclosure for 2.5 inch SSD/HDD with RAID from ICYBOX IB-RD2253-U31
USB 3.1 Dual Bay External Enclosure for 2.5 inch SSD/HDD with RAID from ICYBOX IB-RD2253-U31