RaidSonic Icy Box IB-272StU-OT 2.5'' HDD Enclosure
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During the last year alone we have reviewed quite a large number of 2.5 inch external HDD enclosures from most manufacturers in the field. We have even received quite a few which never made it on our front page due to controller malfunctions that made it impossible to us to get valid speed readings. Now as you all know lately we have been focusing on USB 3.0 HDD enclosures which is quite natural considering that this is the latest technology in external storage devices. Still as i have pointed out some companies continue to manufacture USB 2.0 solutions mainly because not all people have USB 3.0 compatible systems and in some occasions certain USB 3.0 controllers on 2.5 inch enclosures are incompatible with some systems (quite rare however). Today we are taking a look at the latest USB 2.0 2.5" External HDD Enclosure by RaidSonic the Icy Box IB-272StU-OT.
RaidSonic Technology GmbH was founded in Hamburg 1999. To realize our future visions and the rising requirements, RaidSonic moved to Ahrensburg (20 min. away from Hamburg) in May 2004.The capacity of our new warehouse, our permanent improving logistic and the expanded technical support lets us look into the future very optimistically. Our vision in a constantly growing IT market is to develop products, which will become your future dreams. Our extensive product portfolio, which we distribute Europe-wide, combines all internal and external solutions for the application of mass storage, for industrial and professional applications as well as for the private sphere, too. Through our all along increasing know-how, good results in research and development and our good cooperation with our long-time customers we could achieve a dynamic growth.
USB 2.0 takes quite a few points off the Icy Box IB-272StU-OT, fortunately however the enclosure is made by aluminum and features a nice sleek design (unlike most 2.5" HDD enclosures in the market) paired with a nice blue LED that surrounds the entire unit. That aside however RaidSonic skipped on having a carrying pouch/case included in the bundle and because scratching aluminum is not very hard i really think they should had included one. Speed-Wise the unit did extremely well with speeds surpassing the 40MB/s barrier something i don't think i have ever seen with any USB 2.0 enclosure.