RAID enclosure for 2x HDD/SSD
with USB 3.1 (Gen 2) Type-C® and Type-A interface
Aluminium enclosure for 2x 2.5" SATA HDDs or SSDs
USB 3.1 up to 10 Gbit/s - Backwards compatible to USB 3.0/2.0/1.1
RAID level: 0, 1, SINGLE, LARGE
HotSwap and Plug & Play
LEDs for power, HDD in use, access and error
Small and functional
The IB-2253RD-U31 is a RAID system for two 2.5" SATA III hard drives or SSDs. The RAID modes 0, 1, single, and LARGE are supported and can be set up easily using the switch on the back.
The USB port has become a standard for PC hardware and the new USB 3.1 standard brings some improvements, such as a transfer speeds of up to 10 Gbit/s. However, the known USB interfaces type-A and Type-B remain with us still and they will be able to reach the USB 3.1 speed with the proper support. The RAID system includes both a USB Type-C™ and USB Type-A cable for maximum compatability with different devices.
The aluminum grid helps in dissipating the heat generated and so the case keeps the HDDs cool even wihtout the use of a fan. Additionally the LEDs indicate operation, use, access and errors of the installed hard disks.
|HDD size (cm)||6,35 cm|
|HDD size (inch)||2.5"|
|Number of HDD||2x 2,5" HDD/SSD|
|Hard disk connector||SATA I/II/III|
|Hot & Swap||Yes|
|Plug & Play||Yes|
|HDD height||7 - 9,5 mm|
|OS||Windows 7 or higher, MAC OS X 10.5 or higher|
|External data interface||1x USB 3.1 (Gen 2) Type-B with UASP support|
|RAID Level||RAID 0, 1, SINGLE, LARGE|
|Datenueber||USB 3.1 up to 10 Gbit/s|
|Power connector||External wall power supply, Input: AC 100~240 V, 0.3 A Output: 5 V / 1.5 A, 7.5 W|
|LED||Power, HDD in use, access and error|
|Packing unit||20 pcs./carton|
|Total weight||9.4 kg/carton|
|Gross weight (incl. packing)||0.435 kg|
|Net weight||0.178 kg|
|Dimension of packing box||195x145x65 mm|
|Dimension of article||132x92x32 mm|
|Country of origin||China|
Compatibility with the host computer
Are cables included in the package content?
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?
Can a HDD be removed from an external HDD and installed into an ICY BOX?
Are special drivers required?
Can the enclosure also be connected to USB 2.0 ports?
Do I need a power supply for my external 2.5" enclosure?
Why is the HDD/SSD not recognized?
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 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?
Why is the built-in fan so noisy? (Not all devices do have a fan.)
Can I install another fan?
Why is the SOHO/RAID system not recognised?
Check if the power supply is connected and the SOHO/RAID enclosure is switched on with the on/off switch.
Check if the SOHO/RAID enclosure works on another USB port or connect it with another USB cable.
Update the USB 3.0 / USB 3.1 drivers of your PC or mainboard. Current USB drivers can be found on the website of your mainboard manufacturer.
Update the SATA host drivers of your mainboard.
Can I connect my device via the USB and eSATA interfaces at the same time?
Where do I find drivers for my device?
Can hard disks with a capacity of more than 2 TB be used?
Mac® user can only use hard disks with more than 2 TB from the Tiger 10.4.11 operating system or higher.
Why does the device switch to stand-by mode automatically?
Why is the built-in fan so loud? (Not all units have a fan)
Can I install a different fan in my SOHO/RAID system?
Which functions do the different RAID levels offer?
Spanning connects several drives to one large virtual drive and thus bypasses the physical limitation of individually connected drives. The data is written continuously from drive 1 to drive 2. This is not a SINGLE JBOD.
Configuration of a RAID controller with several drives that do not form a group. This makes the connected drives available to the operating system individually.
RAID 0 (RAID 0 Striping)
Striping combines several drives into one large virtual drive as one logical unit. The data is written to all drives in parallel, which leads to an increase in the data transfer rate. However, if one drive fails, all data is lost.
RAID 1 (RAID 1 Mirroring)
Mirroring is the automatic mirroring of data on several drives. This ensures a high level of data security. If one drive fails, access is still possible and after replacing the defective drive, the data mirror is restored. The usable memory corresponds to the capacity of the smallest drive used.
A RAID 5 is a group consisting of at least three drives. Data is distributed to all drives and these are additionally equipped with parity information. Thus, even in the event of a failure, all data can be accessed and the defective drive can be replaced. RAID 5 therefore offers increased fail-safety.