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ICY BOX

IB-256WP
USB 3.0 enclosure for 2.5" HDD or SSD with write-protection-switch


Features

• USB 3.0 host interface 5 Gbit/s
• Aluminum enclosure with silicone protection sleeve
• Support SATA III 6 Gbit/s and USB 3.0 UASP
• LED Display for power and HDD access
• HDD up to 15 mm height, capacity not limited
• Supports: PC & Mac
• USB 3.0 micro-B on the enclosure and USB 3.0 Type-A to the PC
• Switch for write protection - against data loss / virus infection


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Features
IB-256WP

USB 3.0 enclosure for 2.5" HDD or SSD with write-protection-switch

External Aluminium enclosure for a 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD

USB 3.0 host interface - up to 5 Gbit/s

Plug & Play and Hot Swap

LED for power and access

Switch for write protection

Including silicon protection cover












A silent partner

Thanks to the fanless design and the aluminium enclosure, a silent cooling is possible. Thus, making the IB-256WP a silent companion through the daily work. The silicone sleeve protects the enclosure from accidentally slipping off the table or, in a worst case scenario, from damage.








Well protected

The second line of defense is the write-protection. It can be enabled via switch so the data is protected from accidental editing or even virus infection.








Well connected

The enclosure is equipped with a USB 3.0 interface so it works with most common PCs and Laptops. It can transfer data with transfer rates of up to 5 Gbit/s to the host device and supplies power to the enclosure.







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External Enclosures

 

What do I have to know before buying?

Compatibility with the host computer

For USB 3.0 and 3.1 enclosures of 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 contents?

• 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 what 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 in 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. 

 


 

Starting up

 

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 3.0 or 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 still have a 5 V connection to which you can connect an external power supply if required. An external power supply is not included.

 


 

Troubleshooting

 

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 - HDD/SSD - 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 in the Download Center in the Download / FAQ / Support category. The category Download / FAQ / Support can be found for each product directly above the product description under the main features. However, if you are using a current operating system, it will rarely be necessary to install drivers at a later date.

 

How do I activate write protection?

• Disconnect the enclosure from the host computer.

• Slide the write protect switch in the direction of the closed lock.

• Then connect the enclosure to your host computer.

• The write protection is now activated.


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Specifications

Below you can find general information regarding the product.



Model:

IB-256WP

Article No:

60231

EAN Code:

4250078165705

Brand:

ICY BOX

Category:

External enclosure

Material:

Aluminium

Colour:

Black

HDD size (Zoll):

2,5"

HDD interface:

1x 2.5" SATA I/II/III 6 Gbit/s

HDD height:

7 - 15 mm

HDD capacity:

No limit

HotSwap:

Yes

Plug & Play:

Yes

External data interface:

1x USB 3.0

Transfer rate:

USB 3.0 up to 5 Gbit/s

LED:

Power: continuous blue lighting, Access: Blue light flashing

Operating system:

OS independent

Power connector:

USB powered


Box content:

1x IB-256WP, 1x USB 3.0 data cable, 1x bag with screws, 1x Manual, Silicone sleeve





Packing unit:

20 pcs./carton

Total weight:

5.5 kg/carton

Gross weight (incl. packing):

0.243 kg

Net weight:

0.152 kg

Dimension/carton:

500x220x220 mm

Dimension of packing box:

206x130x38 mm

Dimension of article:

115x80x23 mm

Country of origin:

China