Introducing the Icy Dock ToughArmor Series MB994SP-4S Quad Bay 2.5" SAS / SATA SSD & Hard Drive Hot Swap Mobile Rack Cage for use in a single external 5.25" bay. This product is constructed of heavy duty metal to hold up in the toughest of conditions. It includes ventilation slots on the front & back for maximum airflow to keep both SATA and SAS drives running cool, and an LED is placed on the front of each drive tray to give the user drive status at all times. Dual 4-pin power connectors are used to ensure a consistent power supply to all 4 drives, whether they are low power SSD’s or power hungry 15000 RPM SAS drives. Also included are dual 40mm cooling fans to keep the drives running in at optimal temperatures in even the most intense applications. This is a device commercially designed for: Medical & Military systems, Media servers, IPCs, HTPC, and All-In-One computers, approved & used by Tier 1 companies.
The MB994SP-4S is constructed of full metal to hold up in the toughest of conditions. It includes ventilation slots on the front and back for maximum airflow to keep your drives running cool, and an LED is placed on the front of each drive tray to give the user drive status at all times. 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.
The MB994SP-4S utilizes our brand new EZ Slide Mini Trays, making drive interchangeability and maintenance completely hassle free. The trays are built using full metal so that they are durable for many lifetimes, but will not weigh you down when transporting your data from system to system. And featuring a full cage design, the added top drive cover provides added protection while moving the drive. The trays are also designed to accommodate 7mm, 9.5mm, 12.5mm, and 15mm drives giving you the ultimate universal 2.5" hot swap bay.
Utilizing its small form factor, The MB994SP-4S is perfect for use in industrial PCs, servers, or any small form factor case where 5.25” bays are limited and large drive capacity is needed, especially compact RAID 5 systems. It is built to function in the most demanding environments including military and law enforcement deployment, as well as manufacturing conditions such as embedded control systems and factory automation systems. The heavy metal design makes it ideal for placement in rugged environments.
Make ToughArmor On-The-GO!
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.
ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB994SP-4S 4 x 2.5" SATA 6Gbps/SAS HDD/SSD Mobile Rack / Cage in 1 x external 5.25" bay
Model Number :
Host Interface :
4 x 7pin SATA
Drive Fit :
4 x 2.5" SAS or SATA I/ II/ III HDD/ SSD
Drive Bay :
Single external half height 5.25" bay
Transfer Rate :
Up to 6 Gb/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 & SECC
Drive Cooling :
40mm rear cooling fan x 2 & metal heat dispersion
LED Indication :
Device Power & Drive Activity
LED Display Color :
Green : Device Power ; Amber : Drive Activity
Dimension (L x W x H) :
6.70" x 5.75 " x 1.63 "
Prevent Server Drive Ejection From User Error with ToughArmor MB994SK-1B
When working with workstations, databases, and/or servers that requires front-loading, sometimes hard drives may be accidentally ejected by an inadvertent push of the eject button. This can cause failures to the system. With the ToughArmor MB994SK-1B 4 x 2.5" SATA/SAS HDD/SSD Full Metal Mobile Rack with Key Lock, the additional security lock on each drive tray not only protects the hard drive from being easily stolen, it also prevents accidental drive ejections that lead to system crashes. But you already have a MB994SP-4S, MB994SP-4SB-1, or MB994IPO-3SB and want a lock for preventative measures? Simply obtain the EZ Slide Mini Tray MB994TK-B and slide it into your MB994 series products and you now have extra protection for your hard drives!
By: Chris Ramseyer
Posted: May 14 2014
"Getting the right drive configuration is rarely possible with off-the-shelf cases. The ToughArmor series allows you to configure a new server for your specific use"
"The MB994SP has many things going for it. Not only is a sleek looking solution to keeping all your 2.5” drives in one convenient location, but it also cools them (if they’re mechanical) and keeps them safe."
"The MB994SP-4S has excellent build quality, is easy to install and swap drives, and has good cooling. Other than the fact that drives cannot be locked in for security, it is a no-compromises device and I give it my full recommendation."
"There is no doubt that Icy Dock MB994SP-4S is a unique and exciting product since it can accommodate up to four 2.5" SATA/SDD/SAS HDD at the same time with only consuming a single slot of 5.25" external drive bay of a chassis. 2.5" HDD is seldom being used in desktop system due to higher cost than 3.5" HDD and its limited supportability by most of the desktop chassis. However Icy Dock MB994SP-4S has just broken the impossibility by supporting quad 2.5" HDD at the same with; ideal for those are looking for frequent & complicated data transferring, data back up."