The MB453IPF-B offers an innovative solution to maximizing storage density and reducing downtime. Taking up only 2 x 5.25” bays, the MB453IPF-B offers 3 bays for your SAS and SATA HDD/SSDs and fully supports dual channel SAS. Using our unique EZ-Trays, you’re able to install both 2.5” drives and 3.5” form factor drives with complete ease. The DataCage Classic series focuses on the tradition of industrial systems' needs for stability, durability, and toughness for mass storage operating conditions. Our flagship DataCage Classic truly is an ideal enterprise storage solution made for the most demanding tasks.
Space Saving Design
The MB453IPF-B DataCage Classic has been designed to same level of quality, build, and service you’d expect from an Icy Dock product. The backplane module allows up to 3 x 2.5” and 3.5” SAS/SATA drives, while only consuming two 5.25” bays. The module requires only two 4 pin Molex cables to power the entire device.
Advanced Environment Monitoring System
The advanced environment monitoring function of the DataCage Classic provides detailed information visually for quick access. Drive power, access, overheat, hard drive and fan failure status are all indicated via LED indicators on the front of the DataCage Classic unit. Additionally, the built-in alarm will sound to notify the user when the unit begins to overheat. (temperatures exceeding 65 degrees Celsius)
*the hard drive fail signal is provided by external host such as a RAID controller card or a motherboard. Please make sure your controller card / motherboard can provide hard drive fail signal via voltage pin in order to use this function.
The DataCage Classic uses an aluminum body for efficient heat dissipation for various types of applications. An active cooling solution is required as passively cooling your drives may not be enough, so an removable modular 80mm cooling fan is installed that can be easily detached and maintained if needed without the removal of the entire unit.
The New EZ-Tray accommodates all types of drives ranging from 2.5” to 3.5” form factors. Now you can have the best of both worlds –the blazing fast speeds from SSDs and the large capacity storage from 3.5” drives in a single cage. With support for both dual channel SAS and SATA 3 interface, you can install a vast majority of drives on the market.
Additionally, the MB453IPF-B has kept the same interchangeable EZ-Tray used in MB45X, MB15X, MB876, MB559, and MB561 series which allows you to continue to use the same trays from these series, or our compatible external 3.5” models without any issues regarding switching to new designs. Drives are very easy to install / remove and require almost no downtime at all. This allows for easy replacement in case of RAID failure, storage, or transporting of data.
* 3 in 2 2.5"/3.5" SAS/SATA HDD cage.
* Fits three 2.5" or 3.5” SAS or SATA I/II/III hard drive.
* Supports SATA 6Gbps and SAS 12Gbps.
* Fully supports SAS dual channel and Hot-Swap function.
* Compact and space saving for multiple drives fit (three drives within two 5.25” bay fitting).
* Internal drive security, exchangeability, expandability and maintenance capabilities.
* Durable aluminum body for excellent heat dissipation with stylish outlook.
* Detachable 80mm ball bearing rear cooling fan for easy maintenance.
* Advanced drive monitoring system built internally w/ visual & audio indicators.
3 Years Warranty
ICY DOCK DataCage Classic MB453IPF-B 3 x 2.5"/3.5” HDD/SSD in 2 x 5.25” Bay SAS/SATA HDD Rack / Cage / Module
Model Number :
Host Interface :
Three 2 x 7pin SATA for each drive bay (SAS dual channel)
Drive Fit :
3 x 3.5" SAS or SATA I/ II/ III HDD
3 x 2.5” SAS or SATA I/ II/ III HDD/SSD
Drive Bay :
2 x 5.25" half height device bay
Transfer Rate :
Up to 12Gb/sec via SAS dual channel
Up to 6Gb/sec.
(depending on hard drive speed)
Power Input :
2 x 4pin Molex power port
Insert& Extract connection Via :
Direct SAS/ SATA hard drive connection
Aluminum body w/ partial plastic
Drive Cooling :
Detachable rear outtake fan w/ aluminum heat dispersion
Alarm Indication :
Temperature over heat
Fan failure: Fan out of line
Alarm Sound Disable :
Reset switch in front panel
LED Indication :
When using with SAS HDD:
Power: Solid red light, Activity: Blinking amber light
When using with SATA HDD:
Power: Solid green light, Activity: Blinking amber light
Fan failure and overheat indicator: Individual red light
Signal Out :
Overheat signal out
Failure Indicator :
HDD Fail signal in
HDD access signal in
Dimension (L x W x H) :
( w/ fan) 220.0 x 146.0 x 86.0 mm
(w/o fan) 180.0 x 146.0 x 86.0 mm
Created on 15 March 2013
Written by Alex Lusakhpuryan
"Building budget storage solutions for today's IT world, featuring a 26TB RAID 5 server using 4TB enterprise SAS hard drives. "