Introducing the FlexCage MB975SP-B, a 5-in-3 Tray-less SATA 6Gbps HDD Cage for 3.5" SATA hard drives. The FlexCage focuses on maximizing storage density, while using the least amount of external 5.25" bays possible. To complement the device, the FlexCage uses features such as: Elegant plug & play Tray-less design, replaceable 80mm cooling fan, 3 speed fan control with Smart Cooling Technology, and full control of your drive with individual power buttons. With a large density of drive storage, it can be used in consumer, enthusiast, and system integrator systems that hot swap drives frequently. The FlexCage is compatible with most gaming / media / server computer cases, and it is perfect for file server application such as unRAID, Windows home server and others.
Space Saving & Tray-less Design
The MB975SP-B is designed to maximize space use by allowing up to 5 x 3.5" SATA III hard drives, while only consuming 3 x external 5.25" bays. The FlexCage also only requires three 15-pin power ports to power up to five 3.5" hard drives. Last but not least, the FlexCage is equipped with our proven tray-less technology - no screws or tools are necessary to insert or eject the drives, making hot swapping a completely hassle free experience.
The FlexCage MB975SP-B uses a large 80mm rear cooling fan to pull cool air from the front ventilation slots, over the drives, and exhaust the warm air out through the rear ventilation slots.
The MB975SP-B gives the user freedom to choose the speed of the fan, or to select "auto" so that the fan adjusts its speed using our Smart Cooling Technology. The auto function determines the temperature of your drives, and changes its RPM accordingly. This results in decreased power consumption, an increased lifespan for your fan, and unnecessary excess noise. Along with the auto function, the user can also choose a high setting, best used for intense applications such as home server use, or a low setting, best used with lighter work loads or silent operation, such as hourly back ups or audio recording / editing.
The included 80mm cooling fan is easily replaceable and maintainable, as it is compatible with most aftermarket cooling fans of the same size. To expand the range of compatible fans, both 2 and 3 pin standard fan power ports are available and can be easily accessed. To support the cooling system in place, the FlexCage body is built using full aluminum to help dissipate heat even further.
Elegantly Built for Enthusiasts
The FlexCage MB975SP-B features full aluminum housing and an all matte black exterior finish. With its minimally intrusive front design the FlexCage fits in seamlessly with premium enthusiast PC cases.
The MB975SP-B uses the popular Active Power Technology+ power system, giving you full control of your hard drive environment. To power up your hard drive, the front of the device includes individual power button for each drive and double as an LED indicator showing drive power and activity status. When one drive is turned on, the 80mm cooling fan will also turn on to start cooling your hard drive.
Similarly, each drive door has a multi-locking latch mechanism in order to prevent a door from being opened easily. Each door uses a metal latch assembly and strike plate in order to keep your drive secured and reliable while in operation. Anti-vibration technology is included on each of the doors and internally to help prevent reduction in drive performance. Lastly, to ensure a peace of mind, the FlexCage is backed with our 3 year warranty, equivalent to a hard drive's warranty.
* Fits 5 x 3.5" SATA III HDD into 3 x external 5.25" bays.
* Compact and space saving design to fit multiple drives.
* Designed for consumers & enthusiasts gaming / media / server computer
cases and servers.
* Tray-less design for genuine plug & play and hot swap use.
* Front and rear ventilation slots.
* 80mm cooling fan for maximum air flow.
* 3 speed fan control, including auto setting featuring Smart Cooling
* Elegant full aluminum housing for durability and heat dissipation.
* Fan is replaceable with aftermarket fans that use standard 2-pin or 3-pin connectors.
* Individual power switches and LEDs for each drive.
* Active Power Technology+ – cooling fan and drive only powers up when the child proof power buttons
* Multi-locking aluminum door latches to prevent accidental drive ejection.
* ICY DOCK 3 year warranty equivalent to hard drive manufacturer warranty to ensure maximum reliability
and long life.
3 Years Warranty
ICY DOCK FlexCage MB975SP-B Tray-less 5x3.5" HDD in 3x5.25" Bay SATA Hot Swap Rack / Cage / Module
Model Number :
Drive Fit :
3.5“ SATA 1.5 / 3 / 6 Gbit/s hard drive x 5
Drive Bay :
external half height 5.25" bay x 3
Host Interface :
7 pin SATA port x 5
Power Input :
15 pin power port x 3
Transfer Rate :
Up to 6Gb/sec. (depending on hard drive speed)
Insert& Extract connection via :
Direct SATA hard drive connection
Front Panel Contents :
LED power button (Indicator) x 5
Aluminum body w/ partial plastic
Drive Cooling :
Removable rear outtake fan w/ aluminum heat dispersion
Adjustable fan speed control (High/Low/Auto)
Cooling Fan Type :
80mm ball bearing fan with 2 or 3 pin connector
Power Indicator :
HDD Access Indicator :
Flashing blue LED
Dimension (L x W x H) :
8.27” x 5.75” x 4.96”
"I currently work in the digital video security sector, I recommend ICY DOCK products to customers when they ask if there is an easier way to remove the hard drives in their NVR equipment. I simply let them know that I can install an ICY DOCK product in the 2 bays they have open and they can have 3 hotswapable drives that they can rotate drive with out a tool."
- JASON R.
Published on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 00:00
Written by Ron Perillo -crowTrobot-
"The Icy Dock FlexCage MB975SP-B is able to fit five 3.5" SATA HDDs in three 5.25" drive bays using a trayless design. The FlexCage MB975SP-B is powered by three SATA power connectors and is cooled by an 80mm fan with Icy Dock Smart Cooling technology. This 80mm cooling fan can automatically detect whether a drive is installed inside the FlexCage MB975SP-B and can also shut down by itself when not needed. The FlexCage MB975SP-B’s 80mm fan can easily be removed and replaced with any 80mm fan using a 2-pin or a 3-pin connector. Just like other Icy Dock FlexCage devices, the MB975SP-B’s body is built from aluminum which helps dissipate heat while providing excellent protection and durability."
"We want one for every server we have and we don't even want to stop there - we want enough bays to cover all of our HDD's. Hey, I review this stuff, I have quite a few HDD's, and after working with two FlexCage products, hot swapping HDD's with the cable and sitting on the desk just doesn't cut it anymore."