Icy Dock has changed the game yet again with the new EZConvert Pro MB982SP-1S Enterprise Full Metal 2.5” to 3.5” SATA SSD & HDD Converter. The MB982SP-1S is predicated off the incredibly popular MB882SP-1S-1B device, taking its general concept and improving it tenfold. This product is designed using the dimensions, connection locations, and mounting hole positions of a standard 3.5” SATA drive, so that it can be used in any internal hard drive bay, as well as with backplane and hot swap modules.
The MB982SP-1S utilizes a full metal design, creating a better environment for cooling, as well as giving it a rock solid construction, ideal for industrial, enterprise, and military applications. The MB982 can handle almost any type of 2.5” SATA drives, including the 2.5” SSD, Western Digital VelociRaptor 10K RPM drives and high-capacity 1TB hard drives. To allow for 12.5mm and 15mm drive heights, we have included our Smart-Fit Technology, which secures the drive in its place whether it is a thin 7mm or thick 15mm.
The MB982 also includes most of the features that you already expect from an Icy Dock product: an effortless installation process without any tools or screws, plenty of ventilation slots to keep any drive used running cool and efficient, and a unique and stylish design. The top, front and rear allow air to flow through, and a special vent on the bottom gives the user visual confirmation that the drive has made a secure connection.
Note: For potential enterprise applications with SAS dual channel controllers and backplanes, please see the MB982IP-1S-1.
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.
* Converts your 2.5” SATA HDD or SSD to a 3.5” SATA HDD or SSD, for 3.5” SATA drive bay usage.
* Compatible with Most 3.5” SATA HDD Backplanes, Rackmounts and Hot Swap Devices.
* Designed for System Integrators and IT Professionals.
* Screw-less Design For Quick & Easy Installation.
* Full Metal and Heavy Duty with Easy Access to Drives.
* Compatible with 7, 9.5, 12.5 & 15mm height drives.
* Airflow Vents for Heat Dissipation with Anti-vibration Design.
* Supports SATA data and power cables with locking latch design.
* Supports SATA 6Gbps.
Upgrade your 3.5” HDD enclosure to a 2.5” HDD/SSD enclosure with EZConvert tool-Less 2.5" to 3.5" SSD Converters
The demand of 2.5” drive is steady growing as the cost of the 2.5” SSD declines, and the capacity of 2.5” HDD increases. Now you can easily upgrade you 3.5” HDD enclosure, cage or mobile rack to a 2.5” HDD/SSD enclosure with our EZConvert SSD converters. Simply install the EZConvert into your 3.5” HDD tray and it is ready to go. Our unique tool-less drive installation design allows you to hot-swap your 2.5” drives without using any tools. For tray-less 3.5” HDD enclosures, we recommended the MB882SP-1S-3B. Complete EZConvert Lineup l EZConvert Comparison Chart
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between the MB982SP-1S and the MB982IP-1S-1 model?
The difference is the MB982SP-1S supports SATA hard drive or SSD only, while the MB982IP-1S-1 supports SATA and SAS hard drive or SSD with SAS dual channel support.
What is the difference between MB982SP-1S & MB382SP-3B and MB882SP-1S-1B(2B)?
The MB882SP-1S-1B(2B) is the first 2.5" to 3.5" hard drive or SSD converter with an overall sturdy, reliable construction with easy access to the drive perfect for system integrators and IT professionals.
The MB982SP-1S is based off the MB882 series design but utilizes a full metal design creating a better environment for cooling, as well as giving it a rock solid construction ideal for industrial, enterprise, and military applications.
The MB382SP-3B is a new design based off the MB982SP-1S but with added open air design with exceptional cooling.
Will this converter allow me to fit my SSD or 2.5" HDD into a 3.5"ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ bay?
The MB982SP-1S is a 2.5"ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ to 3.5"ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ hard drive converter. It will fit any standard 2.5"ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ SATA hard drive or SSD into any standard 3.5"ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ hard drive bay.
Will using this converter affect performance in any way?
This converter will not affect performance in any way because the device interface is essentially a bypass. It will be like the hard drive is directly connected to the motherboard.
Does the MB982SP-1S support Samsung 840 series SSDs?
Yes, this converter will support all 7-15mm 2.5" SATA hard drive or SSD.
Does the MB982SP-1S support SATA III hard drives or SSD with SATA III interface?
The MB982SP-1S support SATA I / II / III hard drives or SSD with a SATA I / II / III interface.
By: Chris Ramseyer
Posted: May 10 2014
"Icy Dock EZConvert and EZConvert Pro products simplify the integration of 2.5-inch storage products in what is still a 3.5-inch world"
"The MB982SP-1S takes these generic adapters and provides you with unprecedented strength and durability from it's 1mm thick SECC steel body and strong construction. There's no doubt in my mind that the MB982SP-1S should be the number one choice for business, enterprise and even military applications. It's strong chassis will not only stand up to constant hot-swap, drive in, drive out use but will also take more abuse than you can likely throw at it"