Monday, April 21, 2014

Increase the performance of your intelligent surveillance system with ICY DOCK SSD/HDD cage storage solutions

Increase the performance of your intelligent surveillance system with ICY DOCK SSD/HDD cage storage solutions
Intelligent Video Surveillance
With security concerns rising globally, improved video surveillance has become a priority for both public and private sectors, and an essential tool in fighting crime and protecting assets. With the increased use of surveillance digital video recorder (SDVR) systems, video surveillance now provides higher image quality, increased data storage archiving, and advanced intelligent video recognition.

Conventional surveillance systems aren’t sophisticated enough to differentiate a cat from a burglar, but with intelligent video surveillance (IVS) systems, such limitations are overcome. IVS software enables video equipment manufacturers and system integrators to create intelligent video solutions to see and process visual information as if by a human. Such video analytics systems can be programmed to track license plate numbers, recognize humans from animals, and send alerts for pre-defined parameters such as a person climbing over a fence.
The Storage Demands
Abundant storage is integral to surveillance systems since a week’s worth of recording at 1280x1024 resolution and 30 frames per second will fill up a 500 GB storage capacity. IVS systems typically perform their data analysis on the recorded data and not live stream, so sufficient storage space must be available until the data can be analyzed.

Using multiple inexpensive, low-capacity hard drives seems like a great idea, but it may prove to be more costly in the long run since it will produce more heat, and reduce system reliability. It is recommended to use higher-capacity, specialized surveillance hard drive in a safe and cool environment for the best performance.
Surveillance HDD
Recently, Seagate and Western Digital have both announced the release of their line of surveillance HDD which they have specifically engineered for surveillance and video analytics applications. Seagate offers their ST1000VX000, ST2000VX000, ST3000VX000, and ST4000VX000 models while Western Digital offers their WD10PURX, WD20PURX, WD30PURX, WD40PURX models. Both the Seagate Surveillance HDD and Western Digital Purple HDD are optimized to withstand the rigors of 24x7 multiple video streaming by offering greater storage capacity, reduced power consumption, and increased reliability. Reduced wattage (shown in table below) directly translates to decreased temperatures which lead to increased drive reliability as heat is a leading culprit for system failure. And a 3TB surveillance drive can store a massive amount of data. (roughly 42 days of high-quality video streaming @ 1290x1024 resolution, 30fps)
Drives needed for 3TB capacity
Power used per operating drive, watts
Total power used,
idle drives, watts
GB per watt
3TB surveillance drive
500GB desktop-class drive
* Comparison between a 3TB SeagateR Surveillance HDD and an average 500GB standard desktop drive.
Maximize your surveillance storage performance with ICY DOCK hard drive cages
Why ICY DOCK Cages?
Better power management using fewer cables from your power supply
Superior cooling performance with 80-120mm cooling fans
Drive protection using robust aluminum body
Advanced Environment Monitoring System (DataCage Classic)
Optional Tray design or Tray-less design depending on your application
High Storage density – fit up to five 3.5” drives in 3 x 5.25” device bays or six 2.5” drives in 1 x 5.25” device bays
Hot-swappable - effortless drive installation reducing the labor cost from assembly and maintenance
3 year warranty with free global customer support via phone, email and Live Chat
3.5” HDD cage selections:
Advanced Environment Monitoring System (overheat, fan fail, HDD fail indication with overheat temperature setting)
EZ-tray system, interchangeable with ICYBento, ICYCube, FatCage & DataCage Basic series
Slimmed down design with maximum cooling efficient
EZ-tray system, interchangeable with ICYBento, ICYCube, FatCage, DataCage Classic & DataCage Basic
Tray-less design for plug & play and hot swap use
Built-in SuperSpeed USB 3.0 hubs on each device for easy access
Individual power switches and LEDs for each drive
2.5” HDD cage selections:
Full Metal construction, perfect for rugged applications and complies with flammability requirements
Ultra high-density system fits up to 6 x SSD/HDD in a single 5.25” bay
Approved & used by top tier companies such as HP, GE & Google

ToughArmor Dual Intel/AMD Triple 2560×1440 Display 5Ft High PC System Built By

Occasionally at TSSDR, a number of things fall in place where we think that a new build might be best to highlight new hardware. Such is the case with our receipt and significant testing with the latest and greatest from ASRock, the ASRock Z87 Intel based Extreme11/ac and AM3 based Fatal1ty 990FX Killer AM3+/AM motherboards. Their sheer design is a huge step forward as the Extreme11/ac is chock full of storage possibilities with its 6 Intel ports, dual mSATA slots, dual ThunderBolt 2.0 ports, 12 USB 3.0 ports, in addition to 16 SAS SATA ports that are tied into a LSI SAS 3008 controller and 3x24R SAS/SATA Expander that make high volume SAS/SATA connections quick and easy. Don’t believe us? Check out our testing of HGST SSD800MM SAS 12Gbps 400GB enterprise SSDs where we reached an amazing 6.1GB/s transfer speed and 850K IOPS.........Read full article

The look of both the Icy Dock ToughArmor MB996SP-6SB and MB994SP-4S on the front of each chassis is a natural fit.

ToughArmor MB994SP-4S:
ToughArmor MB996SP-6SB:

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

BLIZZARD MB080U3S-1SB review - posted by

Icy Dock Blizzard 3.5" SATA Enclosure Review

External enclosures have always been useful in turning veteran hard drives from old machines back into useful storage mediums but lately they have been making a comeback with more and more focus being placed on mobility and flexibility. Today we take a look at a new form of external enclosure with performance on its mind. The Blizzard series external enclosure from Icy Dock promises to give use the mobility we desire with not swap and plug-n-play functionality with the ability to keep our drives icy cool during operation.........Read More

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

ToughArmor MB996SP-6SB review - posted by

Icy Dock ToughArmor 6 HDD Hot Swap Mobile Rack Review

If you’re like me you like to back up files, install every game in your Steam library just because and record your favorite TV shows to your hard drive to enjoy them on your own time. This unfortunately takes up a lot of space and more often than not means you need more and more hard drives to sate your unhealthy obsession with storage but what happens when you run out of space to put your drives or even worse, your media PC is in a small mATX case? Icy Dock looks to come to the data hogs rescue with their ToughArmor 6x2.5" SATA HDD Hot Swap Mobile Rack which promises to give us a place to put 6 2.5” drives in a single 5.25” external bay. We’ll find out if this increase in storage is worth your time.........Read More

Friday, March 07, 2014

TurboSwap MB171SP-B Product review - posted by

 Icy Dock TurboSwap MB171SP-B Tray-Less 3.5" SATA Hard Drive Mobile Rack Review

The Icy Dock TurboSwap MB171SP-B Tray-Less 3.5" SATA Hard Drive Mobile Rack makes physical access to your HDD as easy as pop, lock, and drop. The MB171SP-B features a full-metal design that, along with passing industrial grade flammability ratings, acts as a heat sink to distribute heat evenly across the 5.25” drive bay you have it installed into. If the passive cooling of the Icy Dock TurboSwap wasn’t enough, it also features an 80mm fan integrated into the bottom of the TurboSwap with four additional screw holes to add a 120mm fan, if you deem it necessary. The MB171SP-B can fit a 3.5” full or half size HDD with a SATA I, II, or III connection and synergizes with the Icy Dock EZ Convert 2.5” to 3.5” SATA SSD / HDD Converter. The tray less design combined with hot swap capability means that you have easy access to any SATA HDD on the fly. The included barrel lock makes sure that any sensitive information is kept secure from sticky fingers and the anti-shock/vibration feet ensure a longer lifespan for HDD platters..........Read More

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Monday, March 03, 2014

ICY Tip: How to Affordably Maximize Time Efficiency for Media Professionals with USB 3.0 Interface

How to Affordably Maximize Time Efficiency for Media
Professionals with USB 3.0 Interface
The ever-increasing size and quality of media content continues to test the computing capabilities that we have at our disposal. The demand for higher performing components is a never-ending cycle which professionals in the entertainment industry require to produce the fine content we get to see in publications on the web, magazines, or on television. Many of these media creators find themselves in the situation where they cannot spend a fortune on their hobbies/work, but they still wish to maximize their output and efficiency. It shouldn’t cost a fortune to have lightning speed transfers and customizable drive configurations. Here’s why.
USB - The New Standard
Mac OS can be seen as the dominant platform in media and entertainment industries and is becoming increasingly prevalent for end users in everyday computing. Previously Mac Users were limited to Firewire as the only viable interface to quickly transfer files, but as technology advances, new connection-types begin to arise and now we see ourselves in the era of Superspeed USB 3.0. Since USB interface is widely known and accepted as a standard, most devices such as cell phones, external drives, and televisions all support USB. Additionally, USB 3.0 has the added benefits of backwards compatibility where USB 2.0 devices function in USB 3.0 ports (at reduced speeds) and vice versa. This universal design of USB is extremely beneficial for storage devices since there are endless selections of media devices or wireless routers that allow USB expansion storage such as the ROKU 3, Slingbox 500, ASUS RT-AC68U & NETGEAR Nighthawk that you generally don’t see with Firewire and Thunderbolt.
Oftentimes in studios there’s diversity between different platforms; some editors prefer using Windows, and others prefer Mac. The beauty of USB is its cross-platform compatibility as the new standard. USB devices are a dime a dozen and heavily supported whereas Firewire/Thunderbolt devices are scarce and lack integration with many devices, so the obvious choice would be to go with USB.
Blazingly Fast
Higher bandwidth correlates with faster transfer speeds, so the more bandwidth a connection can provide the less you have to wait (and we all know time is our most valuable asset). Nowadays there are many bandwidth intensive programs that are utilized such as Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, and Sony Vegas Pro which require a superfast connection such as USB 3.0 to operate smoothly. Boasting an incredible 5Gb/s, Superspeed USB 3.0 leaves Firewire in the dust. The best way to measure performance is to analyze actual speeds rather than theoretical speeds, so let’s take a look at real world speeds using different interfaces under the same conditions. The chart below compares USB 2.0, USB 3.0, Firewire 800, and Thunderbolt, using a Hitachi 750GB 7200 RPM Drive. We can see that USB 3.0 doubles the speed of Firewire in Write tests and its read speeds greatly surpass Firewire 800 in all categories.

Compared to Thunderbolt, USB 3.0 matches or slightly exceeds Thunderbolt’s speed in all tested categories. Thunderbolt is often glamorized by its ability to provide 10Gb/s transfer speeds per channel, but the truth is that most storage devices cannot saturate Thunderbolt’s bandwidth so the benefits of Thunderbolt go to waste.
(Credits to Macworld)
2 Hard Drive in RAID 0 Comparison Table:
Single hard drive benchmarks caps the real-life speeds of USB 3.0 by the maximum speeds of the hard drives. To really show the power of USB 3.0, we performed benchmark tests with 2 hard drives in RAID 0. With RAID 0, the read/write speeds of the hard drives will combine and almost double the speeds of an individual hard drive. From our test results shown below, you can see that USB 2.0, Firewire 800 and Firewire 400 have all hit their limit with two hard drives in RAID 0. However, USB 3.0 boasts an increased transfer speed that trumps the compared interfaces making USB 3.0 an excellent partner for RAID 0.
MB662U3-2S - 2 x Samsung 1TB ST100DM005 in FAST Mode -
USB 2.0 (AVG 31.0 MB/s)
MB662USEB-2S-1 - 2 x Samsung 1TB ST100DM005 in FAST Mode – FireWire 400 (AVG 36.2 MB/s)
MB662USEB-2S-1 - 2 x Samsung 1TB ST100DM005 in FAST Mode – FireWire 800 (AVG 64.7 MB/s)
MB662U3-2S - 2 x Samsung 1TB ST100DM005 in FAST Mode –
USB 3.0 (AVG 194.8 MB/s)
USB - The Epitome of Affordability and Availability
There’s no reason not to equip your system with Superspeed USB 3.0. It’s widely available, included on almost every motherboard/new computer (including Mac Systems) within the last couple years, and is cheaper than dirt. To be able to contain all these attributes and still be majorly beneficial proves that you don’t need to dish out big bucks for extreme performance. Additionally, Thunderbolt isn’t available in the form of an addon card just yet although Asus does has plans to release it on the market soon. Until Thunderbolt can become more mainstream and less than a niche, it’ll remain geared towards the small percentage of media professionals that plan to utilize Thunderbolt’s high bandwidth for intensive projects like video rendering with multiple SSD RAID systems or 8 drive RAID systems. In terms of affordability and availability, USB just can’t be beat.
Creating more possibilities with the ICYRaid MB662U3-2S
It would be naive to assume that all users have the same requirements for their storage needs, which is why Icydock has designed a multifunctional RAID enclosure best suited for the various needs of our consumers. The ICYRaid MB662U3-2S serves many purposes, providing modes for different applications ranging from: archiving/file transfers between drives (JBOD mode), mission critical data protection (SAFE mode), and advanced graphic & video rendering (FAST mode). These suggested applications are a fraction of the numerous possibilities that the ICYRaid is capable of being utilized for. The ICYRaid is ideal for intensive content creation, data backup, or large file storage. With tool-less drive installation design, Superspeed USB 3.0 and dual bays each supporting up to 4TB+ 3.5” SATA drives, the ICYRaid caters to the most demanding tasks, allowing professionals to quickly and painlessly complete the task at hand.
FAST Mode [RAID 0] – For a blend of capacity and performance boost, you’ll be more than pleased with our FAST mode which utilizes RAID 0 for ultra fast speeds. If you’re a video editor, it’s possible to play back multiple HD video streams simultaneously using either Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere. If you’re a photographer, you can browse large photo libraries and archives and edit them in Apeture or Lightroom 4 with ease.
SAFE Mode [RAID 1] – Hard drives can be engineered to increase reliability and durability, but the truth is they’ll all fail –it’s just a matter of time. Don’t be a victim of the grim consequences resulting from a dead drive that hasn’t been backed up. With SAFE Mode, you’ll always have a mirrored copy of all your crucial data, so all the media projects that you’ve spent countless hours editing will be safe in the event of a hard drive failure.
JBOD Mode – JBOD provides the most flexibility with the capability of transferring data between drive which is perfect for archiving and organizing data. This is critical for multi-tasking as you can utilize Drive A for downloads, and Drive B can be assigned for storage or editing. When the download completes from Drive A, it’s possible to quickly transfer it over to Drive B and begin editing –helping you stay organized and maximizing efficiency.
Other ICY DOCK USB 3.0 Products
BLIZZARD MB080U3S-1SB USB 3.0 & eSATA External HDD Enclosure:
ICYBento MB559U3S Series Slim USB 3.0 & eSATA External HDD Enclosure:
MB559U3S-1S -
MB559U3S-1SB -
EZ-Dock Lite MB881U3-1SA SATA/IDE USB 3.0 Adapter with Docking Stand:
EZ-Dock Flex MB981U3-1SA 2.5”/3.5” USB 3.0 SATA & IDE Docking Station:
EZ-Dock MB981U3S-1S 2.5”/3.5” USB 3.0 & eSATA HDD Docking Station:
EZ-Dock MB981U3-1S 2.5”/3.5” USB 3.0 HDD Docking Station:
EZ-Adapter MB981U3N-1SA USB 3.0 2.5”/3.5” SATA & IDE HDD Adapter:

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Introducing the ICY DOCK EZ-Dock MB981U3-1S 2.5” & 3.5” SATA USB 3.0 Hard Drive & SSD Docking Station

Icy Dock is proud to introduce the new member of the EZ-Dock series - The EZ-Dock MB981U3-1S 2.5”/3.5” SATA Hard Drive Docking Station which boasts a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface. The MB981U3-1S enhances the USB 3.0 performance by adding the UASP support and allows you to quickly swap any standard 2.5” and 3.5” SATA HDD/SSD. It’s a perfect tool for gamers, designers, IT professionals and even average users.
Performance Meets Flexibility

The MB981U3-1S USB 3.0 interface featuring UASP support, which delivers higher transfer speeds to supporting devices. It’s also backward compatible with the USB 2.0 interface, allowing the device to be used with any system that has USB 2.0 interface. The MB981U3-1S covers the latest systems from hosts with USB 3.0 interface and UASP support, to older generation computers still using USB 2.0 interface. The MB981U3-1S uses tool-less plug & play design for both 2.5” and 3.5” SATA hard disk and solid state drives – simply plug in the HDD/SSD and hit the power button to get started. This is an excellent solution for using a drive without the hassle of installation and allows you quickly swap drives in just seconds.
Diligently Engineered to Exceed Expectations

2.5” drives can be used on the go being powered by the USB bus, while 3.5” drives utilize a small form factor wall power supply that can be easily stowed away in a laptop bag or briefcase. The 2 part anti-dust cover on the top is divided into 2 pieces, so that if a 2.5” drive is inserted, only the smaller portion of the cover opens up, leaving the electronics inside safe from dust and debris. Other useful elements include a power button on the dock that double as status LEDs, a easy to press, large drive eject button, and as always, a ICY DOCK 3 year warranty.
Key Features

* Completely screw-less / tool-less design for any type of SATA drive.
* Allows docking of 2.5”/3.5” SATA HDD & SSD connected via USB 3.0 or USB 2.0.
* 2 part anti-dust cover protects internals even when small 2.5” SATA drive is used.
* Easy access On/off button allows hard drive life expendability and energy conservation.
* Plug & Play USB 3.0 with backwards capabilities to USB 2.0 for quick connection for any computer system.
* Exposed working HDD stands in the air vertically for fast heat dissipation.
* USB 3.0 connectivity with up to 5 Gb/sec transfer rates.
* Large eject button for hassle free drive removal.
* Low profile power adapter for 3.5” drives.
* USB bus power for 2.5” drives.
* Great for DIY users and IT Professionals.
* Designed for PC & Mac systems.
* Support UASP for even faster transfer speed.

Quick links:

MB981U3-1S Product Page
MB981U3-1S Product images
MB981U3-1S Datasheet


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Introducing the ICY DOCK TurboSwap MB171SP-B Tray-Less 3.5” SATA Hard Drive Mobile Rack with 80mm Cooling Fan

Tray-less designs have always been a trade-off between convenience and security, but that’s not the case for TurboSwap MB171SP-B. The ICYDOCK TurboSwap MB171SP-B keeps all the benefits of the tray-less design with superior build quality, improved cooling efficiency and its unique shock absorbing design for maximum stability. It fits any standard 5.25” bay and is built rugged with all metal design to take a beating. This lockable mobile rack is designed for rugged applications such as medical & military systems, industrial PCs and servers. It includes features such as drive power button, ultra-slim 80mm cooling fan, fan speed control and optional screw holes for an add-on 120mm cooling fan which can be great for gamers and power users seeking a hot-swap bay built in to their system with SATA III support.
The benefits of tray-less combined with stability

There are many benefits to having a tray-less design; it allows you to quickly swap the drives without the fuss of rewiring or installing trays onto your drives. Reliability and stability of tray-less mechanisms are always a concern as it’s necessary to add moving parts. The TurboSwap MB171SP-B takes this into consideration and allows you to hot-swap drives within seconds, while maintaining outstanding drive stability and overall reliability. The Ultra-Flex shock absorbing kit provides excellent drive support whether it’s a half-height drive or a full size drive; it stabilizes the drive and absorbs vibrations. For increased reliability, we’ve simplified and reengineered the ejection mechanism with all metal arms to create a strong product that’s built to last. Setup is incredibly simple: just insert this unit into a single 5.25” bay, secure the unit in with screws, plug a 15pin power cable + 7 pin SATA cable, and you’re good to go.
Increase the lifespan of your drives

Both performance and drive life expectancy decrease when heat increases so it’s best to keep your drive cool. Our included ultra slim 80mm fan is mounted beneath the rack to allow sufficient cooling for all types of applications. Whether you’re running a server that’s constantly under heavy load or media system that’s running 24/7, you’ll be able to rest at ease knowing your drives aren’t overheating. We’ve also added fan control to allow user management, so controlling drive temperatures will be as easy as pressing a button. If you have a need to customize the units by adding an aftermarket 80mm or larger 120mm fan, go right on ahead --we’ve added the necessary screw hole spacing for this purpose. Individual power control allows you to turn off your HDD with the touch of a button which can help you preserve the life of your drives.
Security Matters

If your environment demands the toughest and most robust parts, then you’ll be more than satisfied with ourMB171SP-B TurboSwap. There are other benefits to having all metal design, besides the obvious sturdiness. The unit acts as a giant heat sink to disperse heat from the drive to keep your drives cool. The TurboSwap is also perfect for industries that require a certain flammability rating since its all metal design abides to these requirements. It’s a great choice for military or medical servers.
With standard hot swappable drive racks, you run the risk of an unauthorized personnel being able to quickly swipe crucial data within the blink of an eye. Using our MB171SP-B TurboSwap allows you to lock your drive in place to prevent theft or tampering to your drives. We’re one of the few companies that integrate barrel locks and keys in our devices which further increase security. This barrel locking mechanism along with the all metal tough design allows you to add an extra layer to your data protection –which is required for most businesses.
Compatible with our lineup of SSD converters

It wouldn’t be labeled ICYDOCK if it wasn’t well thought out, would it? Our MB171SP-B goes hand-in-hand with our 2.5” to 3.5” converters to allow compatibility with 2.5” SATA HDD/SSDs. Check out our converters below:

EZConvert MB882SP-1S-1B 2.5" to 3.5" SATA SSD / Hard Drive Converter

EZConvert MB882SP-1S-2B 2.5" to 3.5" SATA SSD / Hard Drive Converter

EZConvert Pro MB982SP-1S Enterprise Full Metal 2.5" to 3.5" SATA Hard Drive/SSD Converter
Key Features

* Tray less hot swappable drive cage
* Fits full sized and half height 3.5” SATA drives into a single 5.25” bay
* Supports up to 6Gb transfer speeds (depending on host configuration)
* Heavy Duty all metal construction
* Locking mechanism to protect your data
* Ultra slim 80mm fan to keep your drives cool
* Front panel fan speed control with drive power button
* Optional spacing available for aftermarket 120mm fans
* 2 pin and 3 pin fan connections available
* Shock absorbing anti vibration features

Quick links:

MB171SP-B Product Page
MB171SP-B Product images
MB171SP-B Datasheet


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Thursday, February 20, 2014

ICYBento MB559U3S-1SB review - posted by

ICY DOCK ICYBento MB559U3S External HDD Enclosure Review
Whether you use them for backups or transferring data between devices, external enclosures are one of the must-have solutions for every user. With advances in technology, enclosures in today's market feature very quick eSATA and USB 3.0 options, and at times they even feature Thunderbolt.

The ICY DOCK ICYBento is a slim form factor 3.5" external enclosure, with USB 3.0 and eSATA connectivity. The ICYBento enjoys an aluminium design to aid in heat dissipation, while being fan-less to minimize noise. Compatibility extends to modern Windows operating systems and Mac OS 9+.........Read More

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Introducing the ICY DOCK FLEX-FIT Trio MB343SP 3.5” to 5.25” Front Bay Conversion Kit with Additional 2 x 2.5” HDD/SSD Bay

The FLEX-FIT Trio MB343SP is a very unique 3.5” to 5.25” front bay adapter. At first glance is of what looks like a simple 3.5” to 5.25 device bay adapter, but there is more than meets the eye. We’ve created a device that utilizes a single 5.25” bay and converts it into 2 x 2.5” HDD/SSD slots and a 3.5” device or hard drive bay designed for tool-less drive installation. The FLEX-FIT Trio MB343SP pushes the envelope with its unique features and brilliant engineering. As a result, you get a beautifully crafted adapter that is sturdy, flexible and multifunctional.

One of the most unique features of the FLEX-FIT Trio MB343SP is the FLEX-FIT system, which provides users a higher level of flexibility for a 5.25” adapter that only an Icy Dock product can deliver. The FLEX-FIT Trio can store a 3.5” device or hard drive and an additional 2 x 2.5” HDD/SSD, IDE or SATA hard drives from 7mm – 9.5mm height. It’s both space efficient and cost effective since you won’t be required to buy multiple brackets.
Screw-less Drive Installation

Thanks to our screw-less drive installation design, the device / drive installation process is very easy – simply slide in your 3.5” device until you heard a clicking sound, which means the Smart-Tip locks the 3.5” device into place. For extra security, the optional side screws can be added. For the 2.5” HDD/SSD slots, it takes any 2.5” SSD or hard drive without using any tools or screws, and the built-in self adjusting tab locks in 7mm-9.5mm 2.5” drives in place.
The 3.5” bay can also take any standard 3.5” hard drive or SSD bracket, just slide in your 3.5” HDD or bracket and secure the drive with the side screw holes. Additionally, if you decided to install a 3.5” hard drive or device that doesn’t have a front Input/output interface, you won’t be left with an exposed slot. We’ve thoughtfully designed the rear plate to snap off so you can insert it in the front panel slot to blend in with your system
Beautifully Crafted Design

The FLEX-FIT Trio MB343SP is engineered with the utmost dedication to building the most efficient and reliable product possible. Using a single, sturdy plastic open frame design provides excellent durability and passive cooling factor which as a result, reduces the chances of mechanical failures while using the device. Because the adapter is a single piece design, it is using absolutely zero moving parts as possible while retaining all core functionalities of the adapter.
Build Flexible

Since the 3.5” bay takes both 3.5” hard drive and 3.5” device, there are many build options to choose from. For example, adding the ToughArmor MB992SK-B would give you two internal 2.5” slots with two external hot-swap 2.5” bays. Adding the EZ-Fit Lite MB290SP-B will give you four total 2.5” slots. The FLEX-FIT Trio is also compatible with USB 3.0 hubs, multimedia card readers and fan speed controllers in 3.5” form factor.
Suggested Applications

Any system with 5.25” device bay
Compatible 3.5” Products

3.5” hard drives, 3.5” USB 3.0 hub, 3.5” multimedia card readers, 3.5” HDD/SSD mobile racks & 3.5” HDD/SSD brackets
Key Features

* Compatible with any standard 5.25” device bay
* Fits 1 x 3.5” device / hard drive & 2 x 2.5” HDD/SSD
* Durable one piece, lightweight construction
* Snap-off front panel dust cover
* Smart-Tip locking mechanism for screwless 3.5” device installation
* Screw-less installation design for 2.5” HDD/SSD slots
* Side screw holes for 3.5” hard drive installation
* Compatible with our 3.5” mobile racks and brackets

Quick links:

MB343SP Product Page
MB343SP Product images
MB343SP Datasheet


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