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Enclosure for 1x HDD/SSD
with integrated USB 3.1 (Gen 2)
Type-C® interface


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External enclosure for 2.5" SATA HDDs/SSDs up to 9.5 mm high.


USB 3.1 (Gen 2) Type-C™, up to 10 Gbit/s


HotSwap and Plug & Play


LED indicator for power and HDD activity

IP66 (splash water/ dust tight)

IP66 (splash water/ dust tight)

The IB-287-C31 has many talents, most of which cannot be identified at first sight. This also applies to protection class IP66, which prevents incoming dust or splash water. The IB-287-C31 achieves this with extra protection lips and reinforced holes for the screws.

Always at the ready

Always at the ready

A data transfer is only one connection away with the integrated cable. But the IB-287-C31 also sticks out on the desk, with its over 35 cm cable there is enough room for flexibility. While not needed the cable can be clipped around the case for comfortable carry.

USB 3.1 (Gen 2) with Type-C™

USB 3.1 (Gen 2) with Type-C™

With the technology of USB 3.1, even higher data transfer rates are now achieved. Also USB 3.1 is downwards compatible, with the corresponding cables. The data rate of up to 10 Gbit/s is supported by the included USB 3.1 Type-C™ cable and only needs a suitable end piece in the form of a PC, tablet or the like.



Technical Data
Model IB-287-C31
Article No. 60380
EAN Code 4250078167013
Material Silicone, aluminum, plastic
Color Black + Silver
HDD size 2,5"
HDD interface 1 x 2,5" SATA I, II, III
HDD height Up to 9.5 mm
HDD capacity Unlimited
HotSwap Yes
Plug & Play Yes
Transfer rate Up to 10 Gbit/s
External data interface USB 3.1 (Gen) 2 Type-C™
Operating system Windows®, macOS®
Power connector via USB
Logistical Data
Packing unit 60 pcs./carton
Total weight 12.9 kg/carton
Gross weight (incl. packing) 0,20 kg
Net weight 0,129 kg
Dimension/carton 440x295x335 mm
Dimension of packing box 100x25x200 mm
Dimension of article 145x85x16 mm
Country of origin China


Data Sheet


Compatibility with the host computer
For USB 3.0 and 3.1 enclosures from ICY BOX, make sure that the corresponding USB port is available on your host computer. Although our enclosures are always USB downward compatible, please note that the specified data transfer rates cannot be achieved with an older USB version.
Are cables included in the package content?
All our ICY BOX enclosures are supplied with cables. Whether integrated in the enclosure or included, the cables are always part of the ICY BOX enclosure.
If you want to connect a USB Type-C® enclosure to a USB Type-A connector, it is possible to use an adapter from ICY BOX (IB-CB015). The same works in the other direction from USB Type-A to USB Type-C® (IB-CB003).
Up to which hard disk capacity can I equip the ICY BOX?
The capacity of all our enclosures is unlimited.
Can a HDD be removed from an external HDD and installed into an ICY BOX?
Only conditionally. It is possible that HDDs purchased in combination with enclosures have special firmware that prohibits operation in other external enclosures (e.g. ICY BOX) or only allows operation in special enclosures. We recommend to equip our external ICY BOX enclosures with conventional drives, which can be purchased separately on the market.
Are special drivers required?
No, only the standard USB drivers are required, which are already pre-installed on your system by default. Please make sure that the USB drivers are up to date.
Can the enclosure also be connected to USB 2.0 ports?
Yes, this is possible. Please note, that the data transfer rates are much lower in this case.
Do I need a power supply for my external 2.5" enclosure?
An additional power supply for your 2.5" enclosure is usually not required. However, some of our external cases do have a 5 V connection to which you can connect an external power supply if required. An external power supply is not included.
Why is the HDD/SSD not recognized?
Make sure your HDD/SSD is correctly connected to the external enclosure and its connectors.
If the HDD/SSD is new, it must first be correctly formatted and partitioned before it is displayed in the system.
Use a different USB port on your notebook or PC.
Check if the power supply is connected and the external enclosure is switched on with the on/off switch (only for 3.5" enclosures).
Update the USB 3.0 / USB 3.1 drivers of your notebook/PC or mainboard. Current USB drivers can be found on the website of your mainboard manufacturer.
Everything is connected, but no function.
To avoid possible problems, there are some quick tests that you can perform. You can test if the following components work correctly and are not the source of the problem:
- Cables
- Enclosure
To test your components, proceed as follows:
- Use the cables, hard drives, and enclosures on another system to see if your system is the source of the problem.
- Use a different cable, HDD/SSD, and hard disk enclosure one after the other to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in a different setup.
Where can I find drivers for my device?
If drivers or firmware updates are available for your device, you can find them on the ICY BOX website by clicking on the download button below the corresponding product picture.Alternatively, you can also search for the desired product via the support tab in the search field and then click on the firmware button. However, if you are using a current operating system, it will rarely be necessary to install drivers at a later date.
Why is the built-in fan so noisy? (Not all devices do have a fan.)
The built-in fan is automatically controlled by a thermal sensor. However, you can also control the fan manually.
Can I install another fan?
Yes, you can replace the existing fan with an identical fan. For the exact specifications of the fan, please refer to the data sheet of the product.

SKU: IB-287-C31