Icy Dock FatCage MB155SP-B SATA Backplane Module Review

AIDA 64 Extreme Edition

AIDA64 Extreme Edition is a streamlined Windows diagnostic and benchmarking software for home users. AIDA64 Extreme Edition provides a wide range of features to assist in overclocking, hardware error diagnosis, stress testing, and sensor monitoring. It has unique capabilities to assess the performance of the processor, system memory, and disk drives. AIDA64 is compatible with all current 32-bit and 64-bit Microsoft Windows operating systems, including Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

In order to see if Icy Docks FatCage hinders the performance of the Western Digital Se drives, a baseline performance test with the drive directly connected to the test bench is made.

Placing the same drive into one of the five bays and performing the same test within AIDA once more, we can see that there is a very tiny amount of performance loss which is to be expected from adding in the back-plane. By all accounts though the drive still performs to a very high level as we would want.