FatCage MB153SP-B
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Introducing the FatCage MB153SP-B, a 3-in-2 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 MB153SP-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 3 x 3.5” SATA III hard drives, while only consuming two external 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 MB153SP-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 MB153SP-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.
Interchangeable EZ-Tray System
The MB153SP-B uses an interchangeable EZ-Tray drive tray that is compatible with FatCage and DataCage enclosures include DataCage MB876SK-B (1x Drive), FatCage MB901SPR (2x Drive w/ HW RAID 1), and MB155SP-B (5x Drive). This allows you to continue using the same trays from these enclosures and exchange drives between systems without unmounting the drive from the tray.

Install *EZConvert 2.5" to 3.5" drive adapter on the EZ-Tray allows you quickly swap out 2.5" SSD/HDD without using a tool or unscrewing drives. This allows for convenience and versatility and will save you time and money from having to buy a separate 2.5" drive enclosures or trays. (*EZConvert adapter needs to purchase separately)

Drive Tray
Key Features
* 3 in 2 RAID backplane module.
* Fits three 3.5” SATA I / II / III (SATA 6Gbps) hard drives in two external 5.25” bay.
  & fully supports SATA Hot-Swap function.
* Supports SATA 3.0 up to 6Gbps / SAS 3.0 up to 12Gbps
* 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 MB153SP-B 3 x 2.5”/3.5” SATA/SAS Hard Drive Backplane Cage in 2x External 5.25" Bay
Model Number :
Color :
Support Drive Size :
3.5" HDD
Compatible Drive Type :
SATA / Single Channel SAS (SAS hot required)
Number of Drives :
Max Drive Height :
Drive Bay :
2 x 5.25" Device bay
Host Interface :
3 x 7pin SATA
Power Input :
2 x 15 pin SATA power connector
Transfer Rate :
Up to 6Gbps (Depending on hard drive speed)
Support HDD Capacity :
No Limitation
Drive Cooling :
80 x 80 x 25mm Fan
RAID Function :
Structure / Material :
Metal body with partial plastic
Support Hot-Swap :
Drive Security :
Product Dimension (L x W x H) :
200.4 x 146.4 x 85.8mm
Product Net Weight :
Package Gross Weight :
RAID Status LED Indicator :
Drive Activity LED Indication :
Drive power: solid green; HDD access: flashing amber
Package contents :
1 - Device, 1 - user manual, 32 - screw
Product Name :
3 x 3.5” HDD in 2 x 5.25” Bay Hot Swap SATA 6Gbps HDD Rack/ Cage/ Module
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
Product Review
Published on May 22, 2015
By HomeLab
ICY DOCK FatCage - 4 Drive Hot Swap Bay | Unboxing
Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1_tqmh8A2s

Published on Aug 19, 2013


Posted April 2, 2013

by Patrick Kennedy

"Overall the Icy Dock MB153SP-B is a strong unit that is relatively inexpensive. Icy Dock provides an EZ-Tray based enclosure to fit three 3.5″ hard drives into two 5.25″ expansion bay slots. Adding hot swap capabilities always helps as it lowers the chance of accidentally disengaging a drive from a running system. For 7,200rpm drives one is unlikely to want to swap the fan. For slower, cooler drives this may be a strong option."




March 7th, 2013

by Josh Shaman

"The Icy Dock Hot-Swap 3.5" SATA HDD Backplane Module is a solid space-saver that allows users to squeeze three 3.5" SATA HDDs into two 5.25" bays. The unit has some compelling features including indicator lights for each drive and capability for users to easily remove a HDD for maintenance or an upgrade. The street price is reasonable at $65, especially given the included three year warranty. The Icy Dock Hot-Swap 3.5" SATA HDD Backplane Module allows for simple enough installation. Noted above, the build feels tough and the unit has a good practical design for users who are looking to add storage and/or flexibility to their machine."



Tony Walker

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

"A device like the Icy Dock FatCage is great to have around if you are in need of more drive space than you currently have. It only takes you a couple of 5.25" drive bays, which many of us don't use and if we do it's only to employ a single optical drive. And that leaves us with two or more in many mid-size chassis."

Written by George Cella -Cella-

Published on Tuesday, 20 November 2012 00:00

"The Icy Dock “FatCage” MB153SP-B is a 3-in-2 internal SATA HDD cage that was designed to save space inside a chassis. The Icy Dock FatCage 3-in-2 SATA device is also designed to save time through a simplified mounting mechanism which is interchangeable with ten other Icy Dock internal and external storage items. To keep temperature levels optimal, Icy Dock has outfitted the FatCage series backplane modules with an 80mm cooling fan which actively cools the drives inside. The durable metal frame of the MB153SP FatCage is not only designed for durability, it also dissipates the heat emitted by the drives installed. The Icy Dock MB153SP FatCage only requires two 15-pin SATA power connectors to fully operate three drives and the active cooling fan, saving overall power. For those worried about thermal conditions, especially when installing inside compared to typical HDD cages."



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