We’re proud to announce our latest creation: The Black Vortex MB074SP-B. Created to exceed the highest level of expectations, the Black Vortex certainly doesn’t disappoint. It includes an impressive array of features and functionality such as 4-in-3 storage bay –meaning you can fit 4 x 3.5” drives in 3 x 5.25” slots. The Black Vortex has front access and EZ-Grip handles to give you the ability to quickly configure your hard drives. Simply remove the side panel from your chassis, insert your hard drives with the EZ-Grips installed through the front panel of the MB074SP-B and plug the connectors.
The Black Vortex MB074SP-B has space saving features that converts 3 x 5.25” slots into 4 x 3.5” bays allowing greater storage density by utilizing unused space. This can be imperative for power users that demand ample storage capacity in their systems. Each bay allows for any type of 3.5” drive whether it’s SATA, SAS, or IDE interface. The Black Vortex is also compatible with our 2.5" to 3.5" SSD / HDD converter - the EZConvert series, so you can mount a 2.5” drive as well, or if you would like to mount two 2.5” drives in a single bay, you can utilize our EZ-Fit series SSD / HDD bracket to incorporate more storage density.
We've created the Black Vortex to be as convenient as possible, requiring very little downtime when swapping out drives. Full front access allows users to quickly and easily install and remove drives, without having to remove the entire cage. Additionally, you can replace drives without the hassle of disassembling your computer chassis. Side panel access to your chassis is required in order to remove and install hard drives.
Installation has never been easier due to our EZ-Grip handles. Installing these to your hard drive only requires two simple screws. Use these to effortlessly slide your drives into our Black Vortex Cage and lock the switch. We’ve designed our locking mechanism to mount your drives firmly so once they’re locked in place, they’re not going anywhere.
Our EZ-Grip handles are also compatible with our portable docks and HDD Adapters such as the EZ-Dock Series and EZ-Adapter. You can quickly remove your drive from the Black Vortex, and insert them into our docking stations without removing the EZ-Grip handles. This is extremely useful when transfer data in between systems.
The Black Vortex MB074SP-B gets its name from the whopping 120mm fan integrated in the unit, which allows it to efficiently cool not just the drives, but the entire system. The included 120mm fan effectively pulls cool air from outside the system resulting in a lower overall temperature which may increase performance. Strategically placed in front of the Black Vortex, having multiple units allows for even greater system cooling along with storage space.
The Black Vortex also features built-in LED on the fan that brilliantly Illuminates your case and provides an ambient blue color. It’s a surefire way to grab the attention of everyone in the room whether you’re at a LAN party or just inviting guests over. It’s a great addition to any computer that demands proper cooling.
The included removable dust filter can easily be removed and cleaned within a matter of seconds. Just open the cage door, pull the filter out the side, shake off the dust, and reinsert it back in. It doesn’t get any easier.
The Black Vortex made by full metal frame that complements any computer chassis. Crafted to be ruggedly stylish and extremely robust, the Black Vortex is meant to endure the harshest conditions. Your drives are guaranteed to be protected when they’re enclosed in a full metal surrounding. The symmetrical web-like pattern adds a dash of flair so you can be confident that your system will turn heads.
Power Users, Computer Enthusiasts, Gamers, Any system that runs 24/7
* Fits 4 x 3.5” HDD into 3 x 5.25” Device Bays
* Fits 3.5” IDE, SATA & SAS HDD including our 2.5” to 3.5” SSD converters
* Front access with EZ-Grip design for easily installing/removing drives without the hassle of
removing the cage.
* EZ-Grip handles allow easy installation and compatible with HDD docking stations
* Huge 120mm cooling fan effectively keep the drives cool and decrease overall system temperature
* Fan is replaceable with aftermarket fans
* Ventilated architecture allows maximum airflow
* Easy to clean dust filters prevent dust from entering your system
* Built with a robust full metal frame that’s made to last
* Beautiful ambient blue LED fan glow illuminates your chassis
3 Years Warranty
ICY DOCK Black Vortex MB074SP-B Removable 3.5” HDD 4 in 3 Module Cooler Cage
Model Number :
Drive Fit :
4 x 3.5” IDE/ SAS/ SATA HDD
Device Fit :
3 x .5.25" half height device bay
Host Interface :
Direct hard drive data connection
Power Input :
Direct hard drive power connection
Metal body with partial plastic
Cooling System :
12cm blue LED fan & metal open frame
Cooling Fan Spec :
120 x 120 x 25mm
Dimension (L x W x H) :
223 x 145 x 126mm
Package Contents :
Device x 1, User Manual x 1, Screw x 18
Please note that the MB074SP-B and MB074SP-1B have handles that protrude outwards by 20mm. This should be considered when installing the unit into a chassis with a front cover.
Ideal HDD Cooling Cage Solution for 24/7 Downtime-intolerant File Server or Data Storage with ICY DOCK Black Vortex Series
Hard drives are like the brains of the computer by keeping track of all the data held and recalling all that data within few clicks. However, like human brains, an overheated hard drive always pose problems and without proper cooling, the drive can degrade over time, create errors in your data and eventually prematurely fail with all the data you put on it*. However, in the MB074SP-1B and MB074SP-B 3.5" drive cage, overheating is never an issue. A constant air flow is provided by its front 120mm LED fan, allowing the heat to dissipate away from the drives easily. Also, the removable, cleanable, fan filter in the front of the unit prevents dust buildup and removes the possibility of overheated hard drives caused by insulating dust. All of this is in a solid metal mesh construction design that helps with conducting and spreading out the heat from the drives while keeping the drives secure. Don’t let heat kill your hard drives; put them in the Black Vortex to keep them nice and cool.
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By: Tyler Bernath
Posted: Aug 31, 2014
" The Black Vortex from ICY DOCK is one of the all around best drive cage designs we have seen, the superb build quality, along with large front mounted fan have the ability to add aesthetic appeal to any PC.
The Icy Dock Black Vortex MB074SP-B drive cage is compatible with many chassis. Whether, you are using it for a simple alternative to your cases hard drive cage, or for modding purposes, you are sure to enjoy the quality and ease of use. The additional cooling that is blowing on the installed drives will ensure that your drives last longer and that your data is safer. We are awarding the Black Vortex MB074SP-B the HiTechLegion.com Editor’s Choice Award for its price, compatibility, build quality, and aesthetics.