ICY TIP: Expand your Macbook Air Storage Capacity with ICY DOCK Enclosures

December 29, 2010 | 07:15

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ICY TIP: Expand your Macbook Air Storage Capacity with ICY DOCK Enclosures
Expand your Macbook Air Storage Capacity with ICY DOCK Enclosures

MB561US-4S-1 Removable 4 Bay 3.5" SATA Hard Drive Enclosure eSATA (Port Multiplier) & USB 2.0 Interface

MB663UB-1S-1 - Portable 2.5" SATA Hard Drive Enclosure with Ultra Slim design & Built-in USB 2.0 Cable

With Apple leading the way in making laptops smaller, thinner, lighter, and more powerful the world of laptop manufactures now must keep up with them. Apples new Mac Book Air is evidence of Apples advances in laptop technology as well as keeping the new power sleek and thin. The new Mac Book Air has a very thin body of only 0.68" with the laptop closed. The Air besides being one of the thinnest laptops on the market it also has some other features that no other laptop has. The built in Solid State Drive or SSD has not only replaced the normal hard drive but has also been imbedded into the mother board for even more space reduction. The SSD has very fast read/write speed opposed to the traditional hard drive. It can allow the laptop to start up almost instantly. What the SSD makes up for in speed, performance, and durability it lacks in storage capacity. With only three models being released of only 64Gb, 126Gb, or 256Gb it can be a problem when you need to store your big picture files or video files or what ever else you may need to store that would fill up your precious SSD capacity.

A storage solution that can be used with the Mac Book Air that will keep the sleek thin look but not sacrificing capacity is the combination of the Icy Dock MB663UB-1S-1 and a 2.5" SATA hard drive. With the prices of 2.5" SATA hard drives going down a 500 GB portable external hard drive can be achieved for a very reasonable price. The MB663UB-1S-1 is a very smart solution to the storage dilemma of the Mac Book Air. The MB663UB-1S-1 has a built in USB cord that can supply the unit with power as well as transferring data. No more carrying around a USB cable for your external hard drive. With one simple USB cord plugged into your Air you can view or edit your large data with out using space on your Air's SSD. Besides being very useful the MB663UB-1S-1 also looks as well as it works. The MB663UB-1S-1 has very similar look to the Mac Book Air being thin, light weight and sleek. The enclosure is made with an aluminum shell to protect the drive where ever it may go. Installing the hard drive is a snap; it includes the required tool and has a screw-less design to install the hard drive. The enclosure fits any standard 2.5" SATA hard drive with 9.5mm drive height. Backed with a 3 year warranty the MB663UB-1S-1 is the ultimate portable hard drive enclosure for your Mac Book Air.

If you need something more than just a portable hard drive enclosure then the MB561US-4S-1 is the perfect solution for you. The MB561US-4S-1 will allow any Mac weather it be your new Mac Book Air or your home iMac or Mac Pro this will be your ultimate storage system. The MB561US-4S-1 has the capability of holding up to 8Tb of data. The unit has four trays to house up to 2Tb drives each. The MB561US-4S-1 has two different interfaces to choose from. Each can be used for different applications for your specific needs. If you have a Mac Pro with a port multiplier card you can use the eSATA interface to see each individual drive. If you are using your Mac Book Air you can use the USB interface to see each drive individually. The unit features a back fan to keep the entire unit cool. You also have the option of controlling the fan speed easily on the back of the unit. Installing the drives into the unit is easily done using the included screws. In each tray, four screws hold the hard drives securely to the units hard drive trays. With the hard drives installed on the trays you can take advantage of the Hot Swap features on the MB561US-4S-1. You can remove and replaces hard drives as you please with the system running without a hitch. Following along the same stylistic lines of Apples products the MB561US-4S-1 looks good as well as works good. The case on the unit is made from sturdy aluminum which keeps the unit rugged to protect your hard drives with in. The MB561US-4S-1 has a 3 year warranty backing this quality unit. If you need to share the data on the MB561US-4S-1 with your entire network do not worry, it can adapt to your Apple Airport extreme, Time capsule, Router and wireless NAS storage so any system on the same network can share its data.

If you need an external hard drive for your new Mac Book Air than the MB663UB-1S-1 is the device for you. With its sleek look and its storage capabilities the MB663UB-1S-1 is the ultimate solution for storage on the go. If you need something with more capacity with out compromising looks then the MB561US-4S-1 is the storage solution for you.

Please check the following link for more product information.

MB663UB-1SB-1:
www.icydock.com/goods.php?id=66

MB561US-4S-1:
www.icydock.com/goods.php?id=33
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