Introducing the DataCage Classic MB455SPF-B, a 5-in-3 SATA internal RAID backplane for 3.5” SATA hard drives. The DataCage Classic series focuses on the tradition of industrial systems' needs for stability, durability, toughness for mass storage operating conditions. Some of the key features includes: Standalone advanced drive monitoring system, 3 year warranty, and a core tray system for hot swapping and maintenance.
Space Saving Design
The MB455SPF-B DataCage Classic has been designed to same level of quality, build, and service you’d expect from an Icy Dock product. The backplane module allows up to 5 x 3.5” SATA III hard drives, while only consuming three 5.25” bays. The module requires only three 4 pin power to power the entire device.
Advanced Environment Monitoring System
The advanced environment monitoring function of the DataCage Classic provides detailed information visually for quick access. Drive power, access, hard drive* and fan failure status are all indicated via LED indicators on the front of the DataCage Classic unit. On the rear of the unit, a user selectable temperature alarm is used in order to let the user know when the unit becomes over a particular threshold. When this occurs, an alarm will sound to notify the user as a warning.
*the hard drive fail signal is provided by external host such as a RAID controller card or a motherboard. Please make sure your controller card / motherboard can provide hard drive fail signal via voltage pin in order to use this function.
The DataCage Classic uses an aluminum body for efficient heat dissipation for various types of applications. An active cooling solution is required as passively cooling your drives may not be enough, so an removable modular 80mm cooling fan is installed that can be easily detached and maintained if needed without the removal of the entire unit.
The MB455SPF-B has kept the same interchangeable EZ-Tray used in MB45X, MB15X, MB876, 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, storage, or transporting of data.
* Ideal for use in server environments, such as tower or rackmounts.
* Fits five 3.5” SATA I / II / III (SATA 6Gbps) hard drives in just three 5.25”
device bay & supports SATA Hot-Swap function.
* Full aluminum body for excellent heat dissipation for the most intense
* Removable modular 80mm cooling fan for quick maintenance without
removing the entire device.
* Removable EZ-Tray design for internal drive security, exchangeability,
expandability and maintenance capabilities. Interchangeable with DataCage
Basic MB876, DataCage Classic MB45X, FatCage MB15X, ICYBento MB559 & ICYCube MB561 series.
* Standalone advanced environment monitoring system built internally w/ visual LED & audio indicators
for power, access, hard drive & fan failure and selectable overheat alert.
* 3 level temperature threshold settings of 45° C, 55° C, and 65° C.
* ICY DOCK 3 year warranty equivalent to hard drive manufacturer warranty to ensure maximum
reliability and long life.
3 Years Warranty
ICY DOCK DataCage Classic MB455SPF-B 5 x 3.5” HDD in 3 x 5.25” Bay SATA 6Gbps HDD Rack/ Cage/ Module
Model Number :
Host Interface :
5 x 7pin SATA
Drive Fit :
5 x 3.5 “ SATA 1.5 / 3 / 6 Gbit/s hard drive
Drive Bay :
3 x 5.25" half height device bay
Transfer Rate :
Up to 6Gb/sec. (depending on hard drive speed)
Power Input :
3 x 4pin Molex power port
Insert& Extract connection Via :
Direct SATA hard drive connection
Aluminum body w/ partial plastic
Drive Cooling :
Detachable rear outtake fan w/ aluminum heat dispersion
Alarm Indication :
Audio & Visual
LED Indication :
Drive power (green), activity (amber), failure (red) for each bay
Individual (red) LED for both fan failure and overheat
Dimension (L x W x H) :
( w/ fan) 220.0 x 147.0 x 127.0 mm
(w/o fan) 180.0 x 147.0 x 127.0 mm
Expand Your Data Storage Capability with ICY DOCK Fatcage and Datacage
Upgrading a system with SSDs has never been easier! ICY DOCK’s 3.5” mobile racks (DataCage and FatCage series) now come with our new MB453TRAY-2B which is compatible with both 3.5” and 2.5” HDD/SSD. This means with the MB455SPF-B/MB155SPF-B, a user can use 2x SSD in RAID 0 for increased OS speed + 3x 8TB HDD for large data storage. Or using an MB453SPF-B/MB153SPF-B with 2x 8TB HDD in RAID 1 for redundancy + 1x SSD for OS speed upgrade. It is a cost effective way to speed up your system by upgrading to SSD while keeping your old drive for storage purposes. In addition, if you already have an older version DataCage or FatCage product, you can easily upgrade your system by obtaining the MB453TRAY-2B.
October 09, 2006
"Given the performance and convenience, the Icy Dock MB455SPF 5-Bay Internal SATA Drive Enclosure earns the final rating of "Highly Recommended".