Icy Dock MB982SPR-2S Review

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  1. Dude says:

    Good review thanks. I am considering using the icy Dock for Raid 0 with 2 SSD drives, so would be interested in the benefits of using the dock over just using the native Jmicron Raid on the MOBO, in particular whether the trim command works with the Icy Dock in-built controller. Are you planning on testing a couple of SSD drives.

  2. enclosure specialist says:

    Can you please do the performance tests again with SSD's to see if the integrated raid controller can indeed handle SATA-III (SATA 6GBit/s)? Can the adapter be used as a replacement for a 3.5" HDD, i.e. are the connectors located at the exactly same position as they are on a 3.5" hdd? This is important for housings with backplanes/hot swap systems (no cables are directly connected to the adapter).

    Can you please tell us something about the pm (port multiplier) mode? How does the SATA tree of connected devices look? Sata and SAS know enclosures, STP, port multiplier, …

    How is the data organized on the hdds in raid 0/1 mode? Commercial raid controllers write some key data to special locations on the hdds. That's why one can swap the connectors/ports for all the hdds and the raid is still recognized. Have you tried to swap both drives in raid0 mode? Was your data still available or did the drive loose the raid0-setup?
    SATA is hot swap capable. Did you try hot swapping the drives with sata extension cables?
    When a drive fails in raid 1 mode, the system should not require a reboot. Have you tried this situation, too?

    What about fault indication? Does the adapter support ses/ses2 inband or sgpio out-of-band fault indication?