While the Apple tablet hype has been in full force for the past few months, the actual tablet rumor has been going on for years. While the tablet has yet to appear, the Mac|Life staff has been hard at work creating mock-ups of the fabled tablet. Check out some of our favorite and one that still makes us giddy when we see it, the tablet dock.
The Icy Dock MB662US-2S is another dual drive enclosure, and you can
get it in two flavors, depending on whether you use eSATA or FireWire
400/800 connections. Both versions also sport a USB 2.0 port. When you
plug two drives into the Icy Dock, it can treat them as two independent
drives or as either a RAID 0 or RAID 1 drive (you use a dip switch to
set the mode). In RAID 0, the two drives act as a single big, utrafast
volume—but if either drive fails, your data is toast. In RAID 1, the
two drives are automatically mirrored, meaning the Icy copies your data
to both drives. The instant, automatic backup is a protection against
either drive biting the dust. The Icy Dock keeps drives cool thanks to
a fan with selectable speeds, but the fan makes almost as much noise as
the Mac Pro we tested it with.