Introducing the FatCage MB153SP-B, a 3-in-2 SATA internal RAID backplane for 3.5” SATA hard drives. This is a lite version of the MB45X series by removing the monitoring features and reducing the overall cost, while keeping the same 3 year warranty and the core tray system for hot swapping and maintenance are kept for the best reliability in the market.
Slimmed Down Design
The MB153SP-B has been redesigned to be a lighter module, while maintaining the same level of quality, build, and service you’d expect from an Icy Dock product. While the design has gone through some changes, the space saving design is still established. The backplane module allows up to 3 x 3.5” SATA III hard drives, while only consuming two external 5.25” bays. The module has also been redesigned for the type of power connector accepted. 15 pin SATA power is used to provide better accessibility for various host systems.
Along with being a lighter package, the cooling has been improved to provide better air flow to your hard drives. The MB153SP-B uses a full metal body that allows for the best heat dissipation possible in various types of applications. In addition, our enhanced direct air flow design allows the included cooling fan to raise its efficiency to cool down your hard drives, by closing and rerouting any side vents to route incoming air directly to the cooling fan, as well as sealing any vents around the fan for better cooling efficiency. In addition, the backplane logic PCB has larger vents in key areas to allow more air to flow into and exit the MB153SP-B, making it an ideal system to store and cool your hard drives.
The included 80mm cooling fan also can be easily replaced and maintained, as the unit it can be fully removed and replaced with aftermarket cooling fans of the same size. To expand the range of compatible fans, both 2 and 3 pin fan power ports are available and can be easily accessed.
No Hassle Maintenance
The MB153SP-B has kept the same interchangeable EZ-Tray used in MB45X, MB559 and MB561 series. This 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. The EZ-Tray accepts most 3.5” SATA hard drives and is very easy to install / remove to the device in two steps – press the release button and pull / push the lever. This allows for easy replacement in case of RAID failure or transporting of data.
* 3 in 2 RAID backplane module.
* Fits three 3.5” SATA I / II / III (SATA 6Gbps) hard drives in two external 5.25” bay.
& fully supports SATA Hot-Swap function.
* 80mm cooling fan with full metal body for excellent heat dissipation for the
most intense applications.
* Compact and space saving to fit multiple drives.
* Interchangeable tray design with DataCage Basic MB876, DataCage Classic
MB453/ 454/ 455, ICYBento MB559 & ICYCube MB561 series.
* Enhanced Direct Air Flow Design – Shuts off vents while adding larger
ventilation on the backplane PCB.
* Uses SATA 15 power ports for best compatibility with the newest power supplies.
* LED hard drive status notification.
* Active Power Technology (APT) - individual led & cooling fan only powers up if
there is a drive installed in the bay.
* Removable EZ-Tray design for internal drive security, exchangeability, expandability
and maintenance capabilities.
* Replaceable rear cooling fan for easy maintenance or aftermarket replacement with 2 and 3 pin
power ports available.
* ICY DOCK 3 year warranty equivalent to hard drive manufacturer warranty to ensure maximum
reliability and long life.
3 Years Warranty
ICY DOCK FatCage MB153SP-B 3 x 3.5” HDD in 2 x 5.25” Bay Hot Swap SATA 6Gbps HDD Rack/ Cage/ Module
Model Number :
Drive Fit :
3 x 3.5” SATA 1.5 / 3 / 6 Gbit/s hard drives
Drive Bay :
2 x external half height 5.25" bay
Host Interface :
3 x 7pin SATA port
Power Input :
2 x 15pin SATA Power
Transfer Rate :
Up to 6Gb/sec. (depending on hard drive speed)
Insert& Extract connection via :
Direct SATA hard drive connection
Metal body w/ partial plastic
Drive Cooling :
Replaceable 80 x 80 x 25mm cooling fan Compatible with most 80mm fans with 2pin/ 3pin connector
Metal chassis heat dispersion
"Overall the Icy Dock MB153SP-B is a strong unit that is relatively inexpensive. Icy Dock provides an EZ-Tray based enclosure to fit three 3.5″ hard drives into two 5.25″ expansion bay slots. Adding hot swap capabilities always helps as it lowers the chance of accidentally disengaging a drive from a running system. For 7,200rpm drives one is unlikely to want to swap the fan. For slower, cooler drives this may be a strong option."
"The Icy Dock Hot-Swap 3.5" SATA HDD Backplane Module is a solid space-saver that allows users to squeeze three 3.5" SATA HDDs into two 5.25" bays. The unit has some compelling features including indicator lights for each drive and capability for users to easily remove a HDD for maintenance or an upgrade. The street price is reasonable at $65, especially given the included three year warranty. The Icy Dock Hot-Swap 3.5" SATA HDD Backplane Module allows for simple enough installation. Noted above, the build feels tough and the unit has a good practical design for users who are looking to add storage and/or flexibility to their machine."
"A device like the Icy Dock FatCage is great to have around if you are in need of more drive space than you currently have. It only takes you a couple of 5.25" drive bays, which many of us don't use and if we do it's only to employ a single optical drive. And that leaves us with two or more in many mid-size chassis."
"The Icy Dock “FatCage” MB153SP-B is a 3-in-2 internal SATA HDD cage that was designed to save space inside a chassis. The Icy Dock FatCage 3-in-2 SATA device is also designed to save time through a simplified mounting mechanism which is interchangeable with ten other Icy Dock internal and external storage items. To keep temperature levels optimal, Icy Dock has outfitted the FatCage series backplane modules with an 80mm cooling fan which actively cools the drives inside. The durable metal frame of the MB153SP FatCage is not only designed for durability, it also dissipates the heat emitted by the drives installed. The Icy Dock MB153SP FatCage only requires two 15-pin SATA power connectors to fully operate three drives and the active cooling fan, saving overall power. For those worried about thermal conditions, especially when installing inside compared to typical HDD cages."