Caution: When setting up a pair of SSD & HDD in a RAID array, please be sure that the drives support RAID functionality.
Icy Dock is a household name for its high quality storage products for RAID applications, SSDs, and functional design. Now, all of those will be combined into one ground breaking product: the EZConvert Pro MB982SPR-2S. This little device packs a huge punch with features and performance, allowing 2 x 2.5” SATA SSD/HDD to be converted to a 3.5” SATA form factor for use in most internal drive bays, backplanes, external enclosures, and server racks. It transforms the 2 drives into a 3.5” SATA drive with exact dimensions, mounting holes, and connection locations as a normal 3.5” drive.
The device uses a full metal construction for durability and drive protection, especially for use in industrial computers and servers, as well as military systems deployment. Inside the case there is room for 2 x 2.5” SATA SSD or HDD fitting the standard 9.5mm drive heights. Like our previous converters, the door mechanism moves a tray to connect and disconnect the drives as the door is closed and opened, respectively. This provides the user with peace of mind that the connection is solid. Also, similar to the previous converters, the installation process is completely screw-less and tool-less, saving the user time when first installing the drives, as well as any necessary maintenance throughout the product’s lifetime. On all sides of the box are airflow vents to provide adequate ventilation to the 2 drives inside, ensuring they operate in an optimal environment. On the door latch are 2 blue status LEDs which provide the user with drive activity, power, and RAID status.
The RAID controller gives users the option to choose RAID 0, RAID 1, BIG, and Port Multiplier mode, and it can be configured via software that is compatible with both PC and Mac systems. This allows the unit to be configured for blazing fast speed, system drive mirroring, extra storage, or just an easy way to dual boot a computer.
* Converts your 2 x 2.5” SATA HDD or SSD to a 3.5” SATA HDD,
for 3.5” SATA Drive Bay and Backplane usage.
* Full Metal and Heavy Duty with Easy Access to Drives.
* Screw-less and Tool-less Design Saves Tons of Time For Installation and Maintenance.
* Built in RAID featuring RAID 0, RAID 1, BIG, and Port Multiplier. (Port Multiplier mode requires a SATA
Port Multiplier card in order to see 2 drives. Without a Port Multiplier card, only 1 drive will be seen)
* Blue Status LEDs on Release Latch.
* Airflow Vents For Heat Dissipation With Anti-vibration Design.
* Universal Mounting Holes For Most Common PC Cases.
* Windows and Mac Software for RAID Set Up.
* Compatible With Most 3.5” HDD Backplanes and Hot Swap Devices.
* Compatible With Mac Pro.
* Screw-less Design For Quick & Easy Installation.
* Perfect For Power Users, System Integrators and IT Professionals.
Performance comparison between Non-RAID & RAID 0 in MB982SPR-2S (with Intel X25-M 80GB SSD):Performance comparison between Non-RAID & RAID 0 in MB982SPR-2S (with Intel X25-M 80GB SSD)
Performance comparison between Non-RAID & RAID 0 in MB982SPR-2S (with Hitachi 2.5" Travelstar 7K500 500GB SATA HDD)
SSD Compatibility and Perfomance tests: The tests show that there is no compatiblity issue with SSDs, and no performance loss when using SSDs with our converters.
3 Years Warranty
ICY DOCK EZConvert PRO MB982SPR-2S Dual 2.5" to 3.5" Bay SATA SSD & HDD RAID Converter Kit / Adapter
"The Icy Dock MB982SPR-2S SATA HDD/SSD Converter is a space saving, cost effective and hassle free solution for those who are looking to increase storage capacity and benefit from its multiple RAID functions."
"For the price, this product is worth the modest outlay. It is very well constructed and feels as if it could withstand considerable abuse over the years. " http://www.kitguru.net
Editor: James Clewer (gt_junkie)
"for what it offers in terms of features, build quality and ease of both install and usage it's a very good product indeed... add to that a solid 3 year warranty period and it really is a little star! " http://www.vortez.net
May 30, 2011
"There was certainly no performance penalty to pay with the use of this controller. Once configured, this module was recognized by WHS 2011 without the need for additional drivers or configuration. The MB982SPR-2S is simply a self-contained module, once configured." http://www.wegotserved.com
Tue, 11 Jan 2011
" Setting up two SSD drives in a Mac Pro using the Icy Dock MB982SPR-2S wasn’t exactly child’s play, but it was massively rewarding and a superb performance upgrade for the price. For that reason it comes highly recommended." http://www.macworld.co.uk
November 7, 2010
quot;There is no denying how handy this little device is. Housing two drives in a single drive slot is golden for Home Server use when space and ports are hard to come by. Forget about using spindle drives though. I think this Icy Dock is destined to house a couple of SSD’s. Beyond Home Server configurations the Icy Dock would be really great as a desktop RAID solution." http://homeservershow.com