Overall and Final Verdict

Most external enclosures choose to focus on smaller, space saving designs but with the Blizzard, Icy Dock has chosen to instead focus on a solution with superior cooling potential. The addition of an 80mm fan where you would normally see a 40mm fan is noticeable in not only the temperature of the drive but in the noise the unit produces as well. This, accompanied by the extremely easy install and plug-n-play connectivity means the Blizzard enclosure preforms exactly how you want it too without anything in the way of hassle.

The size of the Blizzard enclosure is sure to give it knocks in a few peoples’ eyes, however. With the addition of the 80mm fan the overall design bows out to a rather large size at the front and, of course, where you place the enclosure has to then be taken into account with this fan being the only intake. This intake also lacks a fan filter so dust buildup needs to be monitored.

Still, if your desk is not cramped on space but your case is and you find yourself in need of a performance external enclosure, the Blizzard 3.5” enclosure from Icy Dock is one of the most user and hardware friendly choices available.

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Deb0 replied the topic: #34537 24 Mar 2014 19:28
Start the week off right with some storage storage.

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