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Icy Dock EZConvert 2.5-Inch to 3.5-Inch SATA SSD - Hard Drive Converter by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

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Icy Dock EZConvert 2.5-Inch to 3.5-Inch SATA SSD / Hard Drive Converter
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 396 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.3
Returned or considering to return: 4.5%

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Individual Feature Rating
Screw4.6   exceptional
Installation4.5   average
Adapter4.3   above average
Dock4.3   above average
Case3.8   above average
Price3.8   below average
Connection2.9   below average
Connector2.9   average


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Adapter

Adapter:
"It was very easy to put in my pc and use although there was one problem:I put my ssd in the adapter case then installed it in my pc, closed the pc case and started my pc 5 times and it was not recognizing the hard drive even though the hard drive led was lite showing it was getting power."
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"The problem was that a regular 2.5in to 3.5 adapter wouldn't work because the connectors wouldn't line up right."
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"I purchased an SSD drive for my iMac and I was unable to install it with some older adapters I had off hand, so I did some research and turns out that this product in particular was a good fit and easy enough to install."
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"I spent a couple hours trying all different ways to screw on and screw off the SSD and the bracket adapter only to get more and more frustrated."
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"Buy an mSATA SSD to 2.5 Sata adapter, by Syba then as well, and you can actually use an mSATA SSD, along with these Icy Dock's, in an older Sata computer."
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"This adapter worked great for putting 2.5 inch SSDs in 3.5 drive carriers in IBM 3650 M4 servers."
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"Unlike some of the adapters converters out there, this one aligns perfectly with a typical 3.5 drive bay."
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"I had to use this and not those thin metal adapters as I needed something that would fit perfectly in my 3.5 HDD hotswap bay."
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"Installed a Samsung 850 Pro into my 2009 Mac Pro with this adapter with no problems."
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Case

Case:
"I am also using Time Machine to backup to an external drive in case the SSD ever fails."
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"It was very easy to put in my pc and use although there was one problem:I put my ssd in the adapter case then installed it in my pc, closed the pc case and started my pc 5 times and it was not recognizing the hard drive even though the hard drive led was lite showing it was getting power."
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"** I am currently testing the connections of the three bad cases to see where the problem might lie---connector, solder connections, etc."
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"Hard drive would not work in case, the connectors appear to be faulty"
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"The replacement works fine... but it's still the flimsy plastic case."
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"A very nice plastic case with plenty of ventilation."
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"Just ensure you have really good and tight contact connection between the drive and case or it may not register."
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"Best SSD to 3.5 case you can buy."
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"The case is easy to open, the SSD fits well (do make sure you press the drive all the way in or it won't make the connection and the Mac won't see it)."
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"the case makes for a nice fit for a 2.5 drive however not for your fingers."
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Connection

Connection:
"Be wary of other cheaper kits that are availble that relocate the SATA connection making it useless when you need to slide it in a server."
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"My conclusion is that the adapter top cover was in some way causing the sata connection to be broken."
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"** I am currently testing the connections of the three bad cases to see where the problem might lie---connector, solder connections, etc."
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"Cons:- The Pass through adapter mounted in the housing, which allows the SATA connection placement, has a high 'out of the box' failure rate."
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"The only thing I am not sure of is if this units connectivity of the sata drive degrades the speed or not since you are basically adding an extension to the actual drive."
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"Just ensure you have really good and tight contact connection between the drive and case or it may not register."
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"3.5 SATA connections lined up perfectly."
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"The connector in offset and on the edge, which make it easy to connect the SATA cable or plug into a hot swap unit."
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"Leaving the top cover off most likely will not work for a regular hard drive, but my ssd has no moving parts and no vibration to break the connection, and is currently working great."
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"It fits perfectly in my Mac Pro and has no connectivity issues whatsoever."
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Connector

Connector:
"** I am currently testing the connections of the three bad cases to see where the problem might lie---connector, solder connections, etc."
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"Hard drive would not work in case, the connectors appear to be faulty"
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"The problem was that a regular 2.5in to 3.5 adapter wouldn't work because the connectors wouldn't line up right."
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"Well, this solves that problem as it places connectors in the exact location they would be on a 3.5in drive."
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"The plastic connectors of the dock broke, ruining my SATA cable with it."
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"I once broke the SATA connector of the converter and ICY DOCK is kind enough to provide the replacement, even it is not their fault."
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"The connector in offset and on the edge, which make it easy to connect the SATA cable or plug into a hot swap unit."
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"This enclosure worked perfectly to line up the connector where it should be for the 3.5 drive."
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"The SATA and power connectors on this match perfectly with my backplane."
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"Holes matched up perfectly as did the SATA and power connectors."
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"This worked perfectly, all the screw holes and SATA connectors lined up as expected."
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Dock

Dock:
"I read all the reviews on here and elsewhere, several of which said that the icy dock does not play well with the Samsung SSDs."
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"The plastic connectors of the dock broke, ruining my SATA cable with it."
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"I once broke the SATA connector of the converter and ICY DOCK is kind enough to provide the replacement, even it is not their fault."
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"4 hours of web browsing into using the Icy Dock and my computer becomes unresponsive and then blue screens."
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"This Icy Dock adapter works great for installing a 2.5 inch disk drive into a 3.5 inch spot."
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"These Icy Docks work perfectly and allow me to easily install or remove 2.5 inch drives from my desktop system."
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"First off, the quality of build is great with this dock, and the design is awesome."
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"Maybe they have changed the design since people had trouble with this combo, but as long as you be sure the male parts o the SSD line up with the female parts of the icy dock, you should be good to go."
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"Placed my 2.5 SSD into the Icy Dock EZConvert and helped me place it easily in my MacPro workstation!"
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Installation

Installation:
"The instructions for installing are simple to a fault where I didn't quite understand the process at first glance."
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"Installation couldn't be any easier, snap the drive in place and the enclosure snaps to close again without any tools."
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"Installation was dead simple."
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"Very easy installation."
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"This Icy Dock adapter works great for installing a 2.5 inch disk drive into a 3.5 inch spot."
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"Installation was painless and was completed within 5 minutes of unboxing the products."
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"I haven't had any fail after installation so this may just be a manufacturing issue but that is an awfully high number of failures."
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"For most of us, who install a drive and then think nothing more until the next time we need to upgrade, this is a good solution at a good price and ease of installation."
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Price

Price:
"I wasted a lot of time and money dealing with this crappy item I would rather not have wasted."
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"For the price worth the hassle."
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"My only complaint is I would like to see the prices come down a little."
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"The construction is cheap and flimsy; the brass inserts that you attach the Mac Pro drive sled guide to pulled out upon installation."
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"Mac pro is hard to trick into taking in any cheap converter out there and I have been trough a few."
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"The only downside to SSD drives are the price."
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"But as it was a good price and works for what I wanted I am somewhat satisfied."
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"Know Icy Dock makes a metal version for more money that probably are easier to manage."
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"Great solution at the right price."
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"For most of us, who install a drive and then think nothing more until the next time we need to upgrade, this is a good solution at a good price and ease of installation."
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"Cheap and good for what it is."
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Screw

Screw:
"I spent a couple hours trying all different ways to screw on and screw off the SSD and the bracket adapter only to get more and more frustrated."
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"Metal reinforced screw holes lined up perfectly with carriers."
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"This worked perfectly, all the screw holes and SATA connectors lined up as expected."
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"The temperature registers at 31 degree C. The bracket and screws that were transferred off the original Mac HD lined up perfectly and the assembly snapped back into place."
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"With a screw in drive you might be able to move the drive with spacers or by selectively tightening them, however in a toolless tray it does not work."
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"Screw holes are perfectly aligned."
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