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• Heavy duty full metal construction with commercially designed for: Medical & Military systems, Media servers, and IPCs, approved & used by Tier 1 companies

 

 
Not all devices are created equal, and this can be seen with the ToughArmor M998SP-B which skews the realm of possibilities. It boasts the ability to house an unprecedented 8 x 2.5” SATA drives with 7mm height into a single 5.25” drive bay, making it the ultimate solution for storage dense applications. Our unique hot-swappable 2.5” EZ Slide Nano trays let you painlessly and quickly swap out drives. Dual 40mm fans keep your drives nice and cool while ventilated openings located on the front and sides maximize airflow. The MB998SP-B features a heavy duty full metal housing which is commercially designed for Medical & Military systems, IPC, enterprise, and industrial settings.
 
Countless Options in a Single Bay
 
Utilizing the standard 5.25” bay form factor, the compact design allows the cage to be used in various applications such as advanced RAID. With the MB998SP-B it’s possible to build dual RAID 5 or RAID 10 arrays or use 4 drives in a high performance RAID 0 array plus two RAID 1 arrays for backups. The MB998SP-B is extremely useful for workstations, compact servers, gaming rigs, home servers or HTPC’s due to its high capacity and space saving design. It is also perfect for users that need non-RAID JBOD storage to save different content in different drive locations. It supports a wide-range of applications which makes the MB998SP-B invaluable.
 
 
Using the EZ Slide Nano trays makes drive interchangeability and maintenance completely hassle free. For drive security, the Eagle-hook lock system on the tray makes sure your hard drives will not eject when not needed. The trays are designed to accommodate 7mm height hard drive and SSD, creating a 2.5" hot swap bay for any standard SATA hard drives and SSDs.
 
 
Heavy-duty
 
Ensuring the safety of your valuable data is the foundation to any good system build or design. The MB998SP-B is capable of holding up to the most demanding environments with its heavy duty full metal construction in the entirety of the body and its smaller components. The ToughArmor's full metal design is also perfect for industrial and medical devices that may require a flammability rating as the full metal material is considered to already comply with flammability requirements. An all metal design also dissipates heat from the hard drives to the backplane cage resulting in cooler drives. Lastly, Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT) and EMI grounding are used to ensure a stable environment for the hard drives or SSD’s used, dramatically improving reliability.
 
 
Packed with Features
 
Bringing more utility your hard drives or SSDs, LED’s are installed into the front of the mobile rack to provide individual drive status information at all times. Active Power Technology (APT) allows each LED and the cooling fan to be active only when a hard drive is inserted into the enclosure. When the unit does power up, two 40mm cooling fan placed strategically behind the rear panel provide airflow throughout the entire cage cooling all 8 bays effectively and efficiently.
 
 
Never forget which drives belong in what bays. With our individual drive ID labels you’ll always know which drive tray belongs in your RAID array or which drive contains certain files. Freely unplug and rearrange them to better suit your configuration or simply remove them for a more simplified look.
 
 
The ToughArmor MB998SP-B supports both 7pin SATA and 15pin SATA power cables with locking latches so you’ll never need to worry about cables unintentionally disconnecting from your enclosure. Once these cables are connected, they’ll lock into place and stay that way.
 
Make ToughArmor On-The-GO!
With MB991U3-1SB

 
To access your data outside of your system or in a remote location, ToughArmor MB991U3-1SB is the way to go about. The drive tray slot of MB991U3-1SB is compatible with a variety of ToughArmor drive trays including the ToughArmor MB991, MB992, MB994, MB996 and MB998 series. This allows existing ToughArmor users to access their internal drive externally without opening up the case. It is a great tool for an individual drive diagnostic test. If you need to do a safe data erase or just simply expending system storage capacity, just remove the tray from the internal ToughArmor unit and insert it in the MB991U3-1SB to perform individual tasks externally with USB 3.0 interface. Best of all, the MB991U3-1SB uses USB bus-powered and it does not require a power adapter to operate. Simply connect the USB cable to any system and you are ready to go.
 
Drive Tray
 
EZ Slide Nano Tray MB998TP-B DriveTray for ToughArmor MB998 Series

 

 

 

Key Features
 
• Heavy duty full metal construction with commercially designed for: Medical & Military systems,
  Media servers, and IPCs, approved & used by Tier 1 companies
• Perfect for rugged applications and complies to flammability requirements
• Fits 8 x 7mm 2.5” SATA hard drives or SSD’s in a single 5.25” bay for high performance
  RAID applications
• Dual 40mm fans keep your drives from overheating
• Requires only 2 x 15pin power connectors to power all 8 bays
• Drive label plugs to keep track of your RAID drives
• Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT) - creates a safe environment for hard drives or SSDs
• Active Power Technology (APT) - individual led & cooling fan only powers up if there is a drive
  installed in the bay
• Eagle-hook lock system keeps drives secured within the enclosure
• Removable tray system for easy maintenance
• Supports SATA 6Gbps and hot swap
• Supports SATA and SATA power cables with locking latch design
• Industry leading 3 year warranty with exceptional customer support
 

 

 

ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB998SP-B 8 x 2.5” SATA 6Gbps HDD / SSD Mobile Rack / Cage in 1 x 5.25” bay
Model Number :
MB998SP-B
Color :
Matt black
Host Interface :
8 x 7pin SATA
Drive Fit :
8 x 2.5" SATA I / II / III SSD or HDD (7mm thickness)
Device Fit :
Single 5.25" half height device bay
Transfer Rate :
Up to 6 Gb/sec. (Depending on hard drive speed)
Power Input :
2 x 15pin SATA power port
Insert& Extract connection Via :
Direct SATA hard drive connection
Structure :
Aluminum & SECC
Drive Cooling :
Dual 40mm rear cooling fan
Metal heat dispersion
Power Indicator :
Solid green LED
HDD Access Indicator :
Flashing green LED
Dimension (L x W x H) :
142.4*146*41.3mm
Weight :
1.93 lbs

 

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ICY Concepts
 
Maximizing Storage Performance in Limited Space with ICY DOCK ToughArmor 2.5" SSD/HDD Drive Cages
 
By using a high HDD density media workstation, media professions can perform highly intensive tasks while minimizing physical space displacement in their workstation such as HP Z820/Z840 and Dell 7810/7910. This concept can be achieved by using ICY DOCK’s MB998SP-B and MB996SP-6SB; they can accommodate up to 8 or 6 SSDs/HDDs in a single 5.25” device bay, respectively. This means maximum performance can be reached if RAID 0 is utilized for rendering media files in 3ds Max or Unity Pro 4. On the other hand, maximum storage capacity is also possible if each drive acted as a single volume. Limitless application can be configured with up to 8 bays of possibilities! On top of that, all of ICY DOCK’s ToughArmor come with hot swap capability. This means for individuals that need to transfer large media files from workstation to workstation, they can simply swap out the hard drive caddies or simply utilize Thunderbolt II/ III interface to transfer data off the workstation. It is quiet a handy tool!
 
 
 

 

Product Reviews
By: Tyler Bernath

Posted: Aug 8, 2015 2:10 am




http://www.tweaktown.com/
 
MAY 11TH, 2015

by Tucker Mindrum


"The Icy Dock ToughArmor Series Backplane Cage provides a an easy way to combine 8 drives in a small form factor."

http://www.storagereview.com/
 

 

5.25 Device Bay
Hightlights
3.5" Device Bay
Hightlights

MB998SP-B

MB992SK-B

* 8 x 2.5" SSD/HDD

* SATA 6Gbps

* Fits 7mm Drives

* Drive ID Plugs

* Dual Cooling Fans

* 2 x 2.5" SSD/HDD
* Fits 7-9mm Drives
* Safeguard Key Lock

MB996SP-6SB

MB991SK-B

* 6 x 2.5" SSD/HDD
* SATA 6Gbps
* Fits 7-9.5mm Drives
* Fan Speed Control
* 2 x 2.5" SSD/HDD
* Fits 7-15mm Drives
* Safeguard Key Lock
* Anti-Dust Flap

MB994SK-1B

MB991IK-B

* 4 x 2.5" SSD/HDD
* SAS / SATA 6Gbps
* Fits 7-15mm Drives
* Safeguard Key Lock
* Dual Cooling Fans
* 2 x 2.5" SSD/HDD
* Fits 7-15mm Drives
* SAS 12Gbps / SATA
* Safeguard key Lock
* Anti-Dust Flap

MB994SP-4SB-1

MB492SKL-B
* 4 x 2.5" SSD/HDD
* SATA 6Gbps
* Fits 7-15mm Drives
* Fan On/Off Switch
* Safeguard Key Lock
* Dual Cooling Fans
* 2 x 2.5" SSD/HDD
* Fits 7-9.5mm Drives
* SAS / SATA 6Gbps
* Safeguard Key Lock
* Thumb Screw Lock
* Drive ID Plugs

MB994SP-4S

MB491SKL-B

* 4 x 2.5" SSD/HDD
* SAS / SATA 6Gbps
* Fits 7-15mm Drives
* Dual Cooling Fans
* UL Listed

* 1 x 2.5" SSD/HDD
* Fits 7-15mm Drives
* SAS / SATA 6Gbps
* Safeguard Key Lock
* Thumb Screw Lock
* Anti-Dust Flap
* Drive ID Plugs

MB994IPO-3SB

* 2 x 2.5" SSD/HDD
* SAS 12Gbps / SATA
* Fits 7-15mm Drives
* 1 x SATA Slim ODD
* Fan On/Off Switch
* UL Listed
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