EZConvert Pro MB982IP-1S-1
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In order to provide a pure 2.5” to 3.5” SAS conversion, Icy Dock is proud to introduce the new EZConvert Pro MB982IP-1S-1 2.5” SAS/SATA to 3.5” SAS Hard Drive / SSD Converter. The MB982IP-1S-1 is an addition to the already popular MB982 enterprise series, with an emphasis on industrial level SAS storage applications. This product is designed using the dimensions, connection locations, and mounting hole positions of a standard 3.5” SAS or SSD drive. The converter is designed specifically to be used for 2.5” SAS/SATA drives that are required in 3.5” SAS internal hard drive bays of tower and rackmount chassis, as well as with SAS backplanes or hot swap modules.

The MB982IP-1S-1 utilizes a full metal design, thus creating the best environment to cool any 10K, 15K RPM SAS mechanical or enterprise SAS solid state drive, meanwhile, the rock solid construction is ideal for industrial, enterprise, and military related applications. Improving upon the MB982IP-1S, the MB982IP-1S-1 uses a completely standardized SAS connection in order to be fully compatible with various SAS backplanes. To accommodate various hard drive heights, we have included our Smart-Fit Technology, allowing security of the drive whether it is a thinner 7mm or a thicker 15mm.

The MB982IP-1S-1 also includes most of the features that you already expect from an Icy Dock product: an effortless installation process without any tools or screws, plenty of ventilation slots to keep any drive used running cool and efficient, and a unique and stylish design. The top, front and rear allow exceptional airflow, and a special vent on the bottom gives the user visual confirmation that the drive has made a secure connection.
Note: For potential enterprise applications with SATA controllers and backplanes, please see the MB982SP-1S.
Key Features
* Converts your 2.5” SATA/SAS HDD or SSD to a 3.5” SAS HDD or SSD, for 3.5” SAS drive bay usage.
* Compatible with Most 3.5” SAS HDD Backplanes, Rackmounts and Hot Swap Devices.
* Designed for System Integrators and IT Professionals.
* Screw-less Design For Quick & Easy Installation.
* Full Metal and Heavy Duty with Easy Access to Drives.
* Compatible with 7, 9.5, 12.5 & 15mm height drives.
* Airflow Vents for Heat Dissipation with Anti-vibration Design.
* Supports SAS 3.0 12Gbps (Dual channel) and SATA 6Gbps
* Supports SATA and SATA power cables with locking latch design
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ICY DOCK EZConvert PRO MB982IP-1S-1 Enterprise Full Metal 2.5" to 3.5" SAS (SFF-8482) HDD & SSD Converter / Mounting kit for Internal 3.5" Drive Bay
Product Name :
Full Metal 2.5" to 3.5" SATA HDD & SSD Converter
Model Number :
Color :
Support Drive Size :
2.5" SSD & HDD
Compatible Drive Type :
SAS (Dual channel)  / SATA
Number of Drives :
Max Drive Height :
Drive Bay :
1 x 3.5" device bay
Host Interface :
1 x x SAS 14pin (Support SAS dual channel)
Power Input :
1 x 15 pin SATA power connector
Transfer Rate :
SAS 3.0 12Gbps / SATA 6Gbps
Support HDD Capacity :
No Limitation
Structure / Material :
Product Dimension (L x W x H) :
146.6 x 101.6 x 25.4mm
Product Weight :
Shipping (Package) Weight :
Package contents :
1 - Device, 1 - user manual, 4 - screws
SATA Connector Insertion Rate :
Humidity :
5%~65% RH
Operating Temperature :
0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)
Storage Temperature :
-35°C to 70°C (-31°F to 158°F)
Compliance :
Warranty :
3 years


ICY Concepts
Upgrade your 3.5” HDD enclosure to a 2.5” HDD/SSD enclosure with EZConvert tool-Less 2.5" to 3.5" SSD Converters
The demand of 2.5” drive is steady growing as the cost of the 2.5” SSD declines, and the capacity of 2.5” HDD increases. Now you can easily upgrade you 3.5” HDD enclosure, cage or mobile rack to a 2.5” HDD/SSD enclosure with our EZConvert SSD converters. Simply install the EZConvert into your 3.5” HDD tray and it is ready to go. Our unique tool-less drive installation design allows you to hot-swap your 2.5” drives without using any tools. For tray-less 3.5” HDD enclosures, we recommended the MB882SP-1S-3B. Complete EZConvert Lineup l EZConvert Comparison Chart


Frequent Asked Questions
Q: What is the difference between the MB982SP-1S and the MB982IP-1S-1 model?
A: The difference is the MB982IP-1S-1 supports SAS and SATA hard drives, while the MB982SP-1S supports SATA hard drives only.

Q: What is the difference between MB982IP-1S-1 & MB382IP-3B?
A:The MB982IP-1S-1 is based off the MB882 series design but added SAS hard drive or SSD support and utilizes a full metal design creating a better environment for cooling, as well as giving it a rock solid construction ideal for industrial, enterprise, and military applications.

The MB382IP-3B is a new design based off the MB982IP-1S-1 but with added open air design with exceptional cooling.

Q: Will this converter allow me to fit my SSD or 2.5" HDD into a 3.5" bay?
A: The MB982IP-1S-1 is a 2.5" to 3.5" hard drive converter. It will fit any standard 2.5" SATA or SAS hard drive or SSD into any standard 3.5" hard drive bay.

Q: Will using this converter affect performance in any way?
A: This converter will not affect performance in any way because the device interface is essentially a bypass. It will be like the hard drive is directly connected to the motherboard.

Q: Does the MB982IP-1S-1 support Samsung 840 series SSDs?
A: Yes, this converter will support all 7-15mm 2.5" SAS or SATA hard drive or SSD (SAS host required).

Q: Does the MB982IP-1S-1 support SATA III hard drives or SSD with SATA III interface?
A: The MB982IP-1S-1 support SATA I / II / III hard drives or SSD with a SATA I / II / III interface. But it require SAS host (motherboard or controller).

Q: Does MB982IP-1S-1 support the new SATA 3.3 Power Disable feature (PWDIS)?

A: The MB982IP-1S-1 does not support the SATA 3.3 PWDIS feature. If you install the SATA HDD/SSD with PWDIS in MB982IP-1S-1, the drive will not spin, and the system won't detect the drive. See the list below for known SATA HDD/SSD with the PWDIS feature.


Known SATA HDD/SSD with Power Disable Feature (PWDIS)

WD Ultrastar DC HC510
HUH721010ALE600 HUH721010ALE604
HUH721010ALE601 HUH721010ALN600
HUH721010ALN604 HUH721010ALN601
Ultrastar DC HC510
HUH721008ALE600 HUH721008ALE604
HUH721008ALE601 HUH721008ALE600
HUH721008ALE604 HUH721008ALE601
Ultrastar DC HC520
HUH721212ALE600 HUH721212ALE604
HUH721212ALN600 HUH721212ALN604
Samsung PM883


Note: the SAS hard drive or SSD does not use the Pin 3 of SATA power connector for PWDIS feature and compatible with MB982IP-1S-1.


While we recommend to avoid using the SATA HDD/SSD with PWDIS, you can use the methods below to disable the PWDIS feature physically if you already purchased the drive:


Method 1 – Using the Molex to SATA adapter or cable to disconnect the power to Pin 3 of the SATA power connector.


Molex to SATA Adapter   Molex to SATA Cable
Molex to SATA Adapter   Molex to SATA Cable


Method 2 – Placing Kapton tape on Pin 1-3 of the SATA power connector to isolate the 3.3V power, as shown below.


Kapton tape SATA power connector


Please contact tech@icydock.com if the problem persists.

Product Review:
Date: Tue, Jul 02, 2013 - 12:00 AM

Written By: Legit Staff

"Icy Dock has a great solution for those wanting to use 2.5” SSD, SAS or Hybrid hard drives in existing hardware that only supports 3.5” hard drives. Purchasing of these converters would be a cheaper solution than swapping out other hardware. With no loss of performance, there is no reason you have to replace your hardware just to take advantage of the latest 2.5” hard drives."

Date: 2012-10-05

Author: Josh Linden

"The MB982IP-1S-1 is clearly designed and manufactured for enterprise applications, and our testing indicates it should hold up well under the rigors of datacenter use."



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