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Icy Dock RD MB508SP-B Full Metal 8X2.5SATA SSD Hard Disk Drive Backplane

Icy Dock MB508SP-B

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ToughArmor Model MB508SP-B

Provantage Code:  ICYD09L

Condition:  Factory New

  • Product Type: Drive Enclosure
  • Form Factor: Internal
  • Number of Total Expansion Bays: 8
  • Product Model: MB508SP-B
  • Product Line: ToughArmor

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Icy Dock MB508SP-B Specifications

    Icy Dock RD MB508SP-B Full Metal 8X2.5SATA SSD Hard Disk Drive Backplane

At a Glance

    • Removable drive tray system for easy maintenance
    • Rugged heavy duty full-metal construction of all internal and external components
    • Perfect for rugged and industrial applications that must meet flammability requirements
    • Fits 8x 5-15mm 2.5" SATA/SAS hard drives or SSDs in 2x 5.25" external CD/DVD drive bays
    • Large 80mm cooling fan with high, low, and off settings for full control
    • The cooling fan is replaceable for maximum expandability
    • Uses 2x Mini-SAS HD port for all 8 drives
    • All 8 drives powered by 2x SATA 15-pin power cables
    • LED status lights give you drive updates at a glance
    • Optional drive ID labels to maintain order when using RAID


    Introducing the ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB508SP-B 8-bay 2.5" drive cage for hard drives and SSDs, designed for high-density storage of 8x 2.5" SAS/SATA HDD/SSD from 5-15mm in 2x 5.25" CD/DVD optical drive bays, making it the densest drive cage available supporting full 15mm drives. Support for 15mm hard drives means enterprise SAS drives and high capacity drives are fully supported, which are used in applications requiring long-term reliable and fast data storage for archival and backup purposes. Two Mini-SAS HD connectors are used to connect all 8 drives, greatly reducing cable clutter over traditional SATA ports and improving reliability due to the interference reducing EMI shielding built into Mini-SAS HD cables. To further improve reliability and security, MB508SP-B uses a ruggedized full-metal construction meeting flammability requirements, as well as a large 80mm user-adjustable cooling fan to protect against drive failure from overheating.

    Dense Enterprise Storage Solution

    ICY DOCK's MB508SP-B packs 8x full-height SATA/SAS HDD/SSDs into just 2x 5.25" CD/DVD optical drive bays. This makes it perfect for applications requiring lots of storage using enterprise SAS hard drives, such as server and data-center PCs storing large amounts of data.

    To protect against environmental damage, your drives are surrounded in a full metal chassis with full-metal trays, meeting the ruggedized flammability requirements of industrial, military, and medical applications.

    Easily Hot Swappable

    Designed for applications where regular drive swap may be required, the MB508SP-B EZ slide mini drive trays are hot-swappable, to allow for drives to be added and replaced easily, without restarting the whole machine. Hot-swap allows failed drives to be replaced in seconds, without any costly downtime to the rest of the system. To ensure a long life, the internal SAS/SATA connectors are rated to support up to 10,000 swapping cycles in each bay.

    Highly Compatible EZ Slide Tray System

    The EZ slide mini tray system supports full-height 2.5" mechanical hard drives and solid state drives, including high capacity SATA and SAS drives. SAS drives are used in enterprise applications such as long-term archival for their long lifespan, higher reliability, and faster rotational speeds up to 15,000 RPM for fast data access. All SAS drives are supported, including Seagate Exos, HGST Ultrastar C series, and Dell, HPE, and Toshiba SAS drives.

    ToughArmor series trays are designed for maximum interoperability; the trays on MB508SP-B can be used with many other ToughArmor models, including the MB991 series and the MB994 series. This means drives can easily be transported and used in other systems, without having to reattach drives to another tray.

    For drive security, the eagle-hook lock system on the tray makes sure your hard drives will not eject when not needed.

    Next Generation Connection Standard

    Two Mini-SAS HD (SFF-8643) ports connect all 8 drives, vastly reducing cable clutter and adding compatibility for a larger selection of RAID controller cards. Compared to SATA, Mini-SAS HD can travel further without signal degradation, keeping your data transfers clear from the static noise that can result in data loss.

    Powerful Cooling

    Featuring a large, powerful 80mm fan with high, low, and off settings that is designed to remove as much heat as possible from your drives rapidly. The fan works together with ventilation holes amply placed throughout the enclosure, ensuring drives run only at their optimal temperatures.

Package Contents

    • Full Metal 8 Bay 2.5" SAS/SATA SSD & HDD Backplane Cage
    • 1 x User Manual
    • 1 x ID Plug
    • 44 x Screws

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Product NameIcy Dock RD MB508SP-B Full Metal 8X2.5SATA SSD Hard Disk Drive Backplane
Product TypeDrive Enclosure
Wireless LANNo
Compatible Drive Bay Width5.25"
Number of Total Expansion Bays8
Number of 2.5" Bays8
Product ColorBlack
Environmental ComplianceRegistration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)

Form FactorInternal
Product LineToughArmor
Host InterfaceMini-SAS HD
Environmentally FriendlyYes
Number of Hard Drives Supported8
Number of Hard Drives InstalledNo
Number of Solid State Drive Supported8
Number of Solid State Drive InstalledNo
Cooling FanYes
Product MaterialMetal
Product ModelMB508SP-B
Packaged Quantity1
Limited Warranty3 Year
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