FatCage MB154SP-B
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Introducing the FatCage MB154SP-B, a 4-in-3 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 MB154SP-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 4 x 3.5” SATA III hard drives, while only consuming three 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.
Efficient Cooling
 
Along with being a lighter package, the cooling has been improved to provide better air flow to your hard drives. The MB154SP-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 MB154SP-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 MB154SP-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.
Interchangeable hard drive tray with:
 
Drive Tray
 
Key Features
 
* 4 in 3 RAID backplane module.
* Fits four 3.5” SATA I / II / III (SATA 6Gbps) hard drives in three 5.25” device 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 MB154SP-B 4 x 3.5” HDD in 3 x 5.25” Bay Hot Swap SATA 6Gbps HDD Rack/ Cage/ Module
Model Number :
MB154SP-B
Color :
Black
Drive Fit :
4 x 3.5” SATA 1.5 / 3 / 6 Gbit/s hard drives
Drive Bay :
3 x 5.25" half height device bay
Host Interface :
4 x 7pin SATA port
Power Input :
3 x 15pin SATA Power
Transfer Rate :
Up to 6Gb/sec. (depending on hard drive speed)
Insert& Extract connection via :
Direct SATA hard drive connection
Structure :
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
Power Indicator :
Solid Green LED (Power On)
HDD Access Indicator :
Flashing Amber LED
Dimension (L x W x H) :
146.4 ⅹ 200.4 ⅹ 127mm
Weight :
1115g
Documentss
 
Customer Review

Fantastic - better than expected

We got a new fileserver for work (Lenovo RD430) so I was going to transition our old fileserver to use for backups.


I did lots of research on what to do with the four drives I'm using with our old raid card and I like this one the best. The manufacturer said it is updated for better cooling.


Notes and details:
» The pivot arm and rails are cast aluminum.
» Overall feel of quality.
» 3TB HDDs fit without issue, not like my RD430 server's Lenovo HDD trays.
» Pivot arm is nice, as it pulls the tray out without feeling like you might break something.
» Has 3x sata power connectors from your power supply
» Has 4x sata data connectors. (I wish for SFF-8087 Mini-SAS)
» Does include the fan and has two fan connectors, a 2 pin and a 3 pin.


If you go to overclock.net/t/1477011 there is a write up of the server I put it in with pics.

 

by California Cycleworks on 3/26/2014.

 

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