USB3.0 Desktop Quick Port for SATA or PATA/IDE from ICYDOCK MB981U3-1SA

Icy Dock MB981U3-1SA 2.5”/3.5” USB 3.0 SATA Docking Station with IDE Adapter

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Product Overview Icy Dock is proud to introduce a brand new item to its innovative product line, the MB981U3-1SA 2.5”/3.5” SATA & IDE Hard Drive Docking Station with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface. This product is packed with features and gives the term docking station a whole new meaning.

The first feature of the device is a direct connection through the top slot for 2.5” and 3.5” SATA hard disk and solid state drives, allowing a user to access their drive via SuperSpeed USB 3.0. 2.5” drives can be used on the go being powered by the USB bus, while 3.5” drives utilize a small form factor wall power supply that can be easily stowed away in a laptop bag or briefcase. The anti-dust cover on the top is divided into 2 pieces, so that if a 2.5” drive is inserted, only the smaller portion of the cover opens up, leaving the electronics inside safe from dust and debris.

The second feature of the MB981U3-1SA is the detachable adapter that releases from the bottom of the dock via 2 small lockable switches. Once the adapter is removed, IDE drives can then be used, as well as both types of SATA drives. 3.5” IDE drives connect to the labeled input, and is powered using the 4-pin power jumper cable. 2.5” IDE drives connect to the labeled input, and can be powered using only USB power. Using SATA drives with the disconnected adapter is the same as when they are directly docked through the top slot.

Features • Completely screw-less / tool-less design for any type of drive.
• Allows docking of 2.5”/3.5” SATA HDD & SSD connected via USB 3.0
• Connects 2.5”/3.5” IDE HDD connected via USB 3.0 using the removable adapter.
• Able to run 2.5"/3.5" IDE & SATA hard drive Simultaneously.
• 2 part anti-dust cover protects internals even when small 2.5” SATA drive is used.
• 2 locking switches hold the detachable adapter in place when used as a dock.
• Easy access On/off button allows hard drive life expendability and energy conservation.
• Plug & Play USB 3.0 with backwards capabilities to USB 2.0 for quick connection for any computer system.
• Exposed working HDD stands in the air vertically for fast heat radiation.
• USB 3.0 connectivity with up to 5 Gb/sec transfer rates.
• Large eject button for hassle free drive removal.
• Included 4-pin power jumper cabled provided for use with 3.5” IDE drive.
• Built in compartment to hold 4-pin jumper.
• Low profile power adapter for 3.5” drives.
• USB bus power for 2.5” drives.
• Great for DIY users and IT Professionals.
• Designed for PC & Mac systems.

PLEASE NOTE: Note: For most of the IDE (ATA) hard drive, the drive jumper settings should be configured to “Master” mode. If the docking fails to detect the IDE hard drive in Master mode, please try different jumper settings, i.e. Slave, CS.
Edition None
Colour Black
Material Plastic
HDD Form-Factor 3.5"/2.5"
HDD Interface IDE, SATA
Total HDD Bays  
HDD Included No
Max. Capacity HDD Supported (Individual Drive)  
Max. Potential Storage  
External Interface  
RAID Support No
RAID Modes N/A
USB Powered No
Card Reader No
Cooling Fan No
Desktop stand No
Operating System Support  

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36 months
Return to base
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
36 months
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Icy Dock MB981U3-1SA 2.5”/3.5” USB 3.0 SATA Docking Station with IDE Adapter is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what's required Solid easy to use device. Effectively used for several SATA disks both HDD and SSD. Very easy to use with robust feel. Not used for IDE and be aware Icydock support have warning that IDE and WIN10 are not compatible. They are working on a solution. If IDE is your need check before buying.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product An excellent product with complete flexibility for SATA and IDE drives. USB 3.0 speeds up data transfer dramatically over my Sharkoon USB 2.0 version. Well made & designed. Smart & quality packaging.
Date published: 2014-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I think the previous reviewer must of had a faulty product as mine has been fine and the USB port hasn't been flimsy and hasn't broken. Great Dock and would recommend.
Date published: 2013-09-10
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Questions & Answers

Can I use a 2TB (3.5 SATA) HD in this product ?

Asked by: Waller
Hello, This would be fine to use a 2TB HD drive. Regards,
Answered by: LizN
Date published: 2016-07-01
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USB3.0 Desktop Quick Port for SATA or PATA/IDE from ICYDOCK MB981U3-1SA
USB3.0 Desktop Quick Port for SATA or PATA/IDE from ICYDOCK MB981U3-1SA