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The Console Cradle, one of the components of the Console Drive kit, turns a standard 5 1/4" drive bay into a drive bay for a wide range of storage devices. When couples of different Console Tray, the Addonics Console ExDrive and Pocket Series of optical drive can become a removable storage devices. The Console Cradle is designed with work with all Addonics I/O interface converters and USIB interface cables to provide interface connection to partically any storage interface standards - IDE, USB, Firewie, SATA, SCSI.

Console Drive with 3.5" IDE hard drive
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Model and Price

Console Drive USIB35
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Description and Package content
Console Cradle
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HDD Console Tray - enable any 3.5" IDE hdd installed inside Console ExDrive to be used as removable hard drive via the Console Cradle
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DVD Console Tray - enable Pocket DVD, DVD+/-R/RW, DVD/CDRW, CDRW or CD to be used as removable ATAPI device via the Console Cradle
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Supported device:
Addonics Console ExDrive, Pocket DVD+/-R/RW, Pocket DVD/CDRW, Pocket DVD, Pocket CDRW and Pocket CD.
Interface support :

IDE, USB2.0/1.1, Firewire, SCSI, SATA

Power source:

PC power supply
Directly from USIB interface cable - limited to 5V device only. Cannot used for Console ExDrive

Lock: Keyless slide switch on drive enclosure
Dimensions: drive cradle: 8.125 x 5.75 x 1.625 (208 x 146 x 41 mm)
Weight: 8 oz
Warranty: One Year

All specifications are subject to change without notice

System Requirements

  • PC/AT or Compatible System
  • One of the following interface:
    • IDE (ATA 33/66/100/133)
    • USB 2.0/1.1
    • Firewire / iLink
    • Serial ATA
    • SCSI
  • Pentium II 350 MHz or Greater
  • Minimum hard disk space 50 MB
  • Minimum 64 MB RAM
  • One of the Following Operating System: Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Mac OS 10 and above, Linux (Kernel 2.4 and above), Solaris 8 (10/00 or later release)

  Other Hard Drive solutions
Serial ATA hard drive solution
3.5" IDE hard drive solution
2.5" IDE hard drive solution

Product Review

1/13/04 - Addonics has truly come up with an ingenious solution. From mounting the enclosure inside of a normal 5¼” drive bay to just leaving it outside you case, you’ll be happy with the ease of simplicity of both models - by Colin Quarello,