AK ICR 10U3 g01 Review : Akasa Baymaster S

Akasa is a company with a very wide products range, with most of them focus around computer cases, accessories, power and cooling products. Today we are going to have a look at one of their case accessories, the Baymaster S, which promises to make the 3.5” bay of your computer case useful again.

Akasa is a company with a very wide products range, with most of them focus around computer cases, accessories, power and cooling products. Today we are going to have a look at one of their case accessories, the Baymaster S, which promises to make the 3.5” bay of your computer case useful again.

Akasa is an old and very well known company; their group launched back in 1997 and they have been releasing retail products since 2000. The Baymaster S, which we will review today, is an upgrade of the highly successful Baymaster which was not released more than a year ago. Their only difference is that the new Baymaster S features USB 3.0 support, which makes a world of difference in terms of performance.

 

Manufacturer’s features and specifications

 

  • 2.5” SATA HDD / SSD dock
  • Super speed USB 3.0 connection
  • 4-slots memory card reader
  • Choice of fascia color
  • Hot Swappable for quick HDD docking
  • All capacity HDD supported
  • SDXC supported

 

Application

3.5" PC bay

Memory card slots

4

Memory card types

Memory Stick (MS Pro, MS Pro Duo, Magic Gate, Extreme, Ultra) 
Secure Digital (SDXC, SDHC, SD, Ultra, Extreme, Elite Pro, High Speed, MMC, MMC Mobile) 
Extreme Digital (X card, Type H, Type M) 
M2 (Memory Stick Micro M2) 
microSD (microSDHC, High Capacity)

Interface

HDD Docking: USB 3.0 ( 2.0/1.1/1.0 compatible )
Card reader: USB 2.0 (1.1/1.0 compatible)

Data transfer rate

HDD docking: up to 5Gb/s (USB 3.0) and 480Mb/s (USB 2.0)
Card reader: up to 480 Mb/s

LED indication

Power On, Card In & Data Transfer

Power mode

USB powered

PC connection

Internal USB motherboard header, USB3.0 A male connector

Supported OS

Windows 2000 / XP / VISTA / 7

Plug & Play

Supported

Product code

AK-ICR-10U3