Jalcide wrote:Yup, that's the one. The Icydock, exact model. It works great. The all metal design is nice. However, they do tend to "stick" a bit, sometimes, when both popping out and inserting. No biggie.
Good, I'll get one.
The sticking is an occupational hazard with such compact drive bays, given the fine tolerances, and the tendency for some variation in dimensions between drives. I think that even ambient temperature adds into their temperamental nature, as with my 3.5", I am never sure that when I open the lever whether the drive will just pop out or I will need the pliers!
Several reviews of the Icy Dock/Sharkoon 6-way cited issues with their short mounting bolts. At least that is only an issue for installation. Presumably with SSDs you have the fan switched off?
Luckily, it's never come to pliers. When it sticks, coming out, it's just the spring-loaded release bar that might need a tug. Going in, it'd be the release bar closing before the tray is seated.
If it ever happens, it's usually with one of my thicker 9mm magnetic drives.
I never had an issue with its shorter mounting screws.
I leave the fan on because it's very quiet, I have some magnetic drives and any help with airflow I can get, I'll take.
Several of my PCs are in only 2U high rackmounts and are stacked with no gaps in the rack. And these are all off-the-shelf motherboards and CPUs which aren't optimized for airflow and running cool in racks (but still work fine even with stock cooling).
The Icydocks are really perfect for digital audio. It's amazing we can get 6 drives in one 5.25" bay.
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