EZConvert Air MB382IP-3B
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SSD MOUNTING BRACKETS / UPGRADE KITS
SAS interface has been widely used for server applications and is considered an enterprise solution in the storage industry. The enterprise 2.5” SSD/HDD represents one of the fastest growing segments because of its faster IOPS, low power consumption and better shockproof rating. The EZConvert Air MB382IP-3B provides a quick and cost-effective method for server upgrades; it converts any 2.5” SAS HDD/SSDs into 3.5” SAS hard drives, while maintaining the exact 3.5” SAS HDD specifications and it fully support SAS dual channel function. The EZConvert Air features an extremely robust stainless-steel exterior with a cleverly designed locking mechanism to keep your drives immobile. The open air design, ventilated slots, and metal construction all work simultaneously to maintain your drives as cool as possible.
Enterprise Design With Impressive Features
 
The MB382IP-B puts an emphasis on industrial level SAS storage applications --designed using the dimensions, connection locations, and mounting positions making it an exact replica of a 3.5” SAS drive. This particular converter is intended specifically to be used for 2.5” SAS drives that are required in 3.5” SAS internal hard drive bays of tower and rack mount chassis, as well as with SAS backplanes or hot swap modules. The MB382IP-3B is backwards compatible with SATA HDD/SSDs and fully supports SAS dual channel daisy-chain function which is perfect for iSCSI SAN server and data center applications.
The MB382IP-3B utilizes a full stainless steel exterior combined with an open air design, thus creating an exceptional environment to cool any 10K, 15K RPM 2.5” SAS mechanical or enterprise 2.5” SAS solid state drive. It’s invaluable for enterprise because it simplifies upgrading file servers without paying a tremendous amount for an entire system upgrade. Additionally, the rock solid construction is ideal for industrial and enterprise level applications where equipment robustness is a necessity.
For maximum compatibility, we’ve included our new self-adjusting mechanism to support of all drive heights ranging from a slim 7mm to a thick 15mm. With the optional bottom screw holes, you can securely lock in 2.5” drives into the EZConvert Air allowing extra drive security. The added security feature is a must have for rugged system builds that require drives to be completely immobile yet easily accessible. It’s the small details we consider that make Icydock your go-to brand.
Convenience Meets Practicality
 
It’s never been easier to install your 2.5” HDD/SSD. Simply press on the latch to open the locking mechanism, insert your SSD or hard drive into the SAS/SATA connector, and close the latch and you’re ready to go. The EZ-Convert Air does not require any tools for SSD or drive installation, effectively decreasing installation time and labor of maintenance. The open design of this converter gives you quick access to your drives when the situation arises. If you need to swap drives, you can do so with ease.
For customers that swap their drives a lot, the built in SAS/SATA PCB bridge protects your HDD/SSD connector from wearing out during the insertion and removal cycle, and it delivers the full speed of SAS up to 6Gb/s per channel without any speed reduction.
Advanced Cooling Design
 
There’s a reason we coined the name “EZConvert Air”–because of how much airflow this converter allows. With its open air design, heat can rapidly escape from your drives during your most intensive applications. This in turn can lead to better performance since excessive heat may slow down your system. Strategically placed ventilated slots surround the converter allowing heat to escape from all sides and angles, while the metal frame acts as a giant heat sink to quickly cool your hard drives. The open air design, ventilated slots, and metal frame combine to produce an advanced cooling system to put your mind at ease.
Key Features
 
* Converts 2.5” SAS HDD or SSD to 3.5” SAS hard drive
* Support SAS dual channel function
* Backwards compatible with 2.5” SATA HDD or SSD (SAS host required)
* Designed for iSCSI SAN server and data center upgrade
* Heavy duty stain-less steel exterior with easy access to drives
* Open air design for rapid heat dissipation
* Ventilated slots allow air to flow through converter
* Drive stabilizing & self-adjusting mechanism
* Universal 3.5” HDD mounting holes
* Tool-less design for quick & easy HDD/SSD installation
* Fits all 2.5” SAS/SATA drive heights from 7mm to 15mm
* Supports SATA and SATA power cables with locking latch design
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ICY DOCK EZConvert Air MB382IP-3B Open Air 2.5” to 3.5” SAS (SFF-8482) HDD & SSD Converter / Mounting Kit for Internal 3.5" SAS Drive Bay
Model Number :
MB382IP-3B
Color :
Chrome chassis with black lid
Compatible Drive Type :
2.5" SAS/SATA (7mm, 9.5mm, 12.5mm &15mm)
Device Interface :
14 pin SAS (Dual Channel)
Power Input :
15 pin SATA power connector
Device Fit :
3.5" SAS drive bay
Transfer Rate :
Up to 6 Gb/sec per channel (depending on hard drive speed)
Material :
Stainless steel chassis with plastic lid
Dimension (L x W x H) :
146.6 x 25.4 x 101.6mm
Weight :
240.4g
Package Contentst :
Device, user manual, screws
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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
 
 

 

Frequently Asked Questions
 
Q.
What is the difference between the MB382IP-3B and the MB382SP-3B?
   
A.
The difference is the MB382IP-3B supports 2.5" SAS and SATA hard drives or SSD with SAS dual channel support , while the MB382SP-3B supports 2.5" SATA hard drives or SSD only.
 
Q.
What is the difference between MB382IP-3B and MB982IP-1S-1?
   
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 2.5" SATA hard drives or SSD into a 3.5" bay?
   
A.
The MB382SP-3B is a 2.5" to 3.5" hard drive or SSD converter. It will fit any standard 2.5" SATA or SAS hard drive or SSD into any standard 3.5" hard drive bay (SAS host required).
 
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 MB382IP-3B support Samsung 840 series SSDs?
   
A.
Yes, this converter will support all 7-15mm 2.5" SAS or SATA hard drive or SSD.
 
Q.
Does the MB382IP-3B support SATA III hard drive or SSD with SATA III interface?
   
A.
The MB382IP-3B support SATA I / II / III hard drive or SSD with a SATA I / II / III interface. But it require SAS host (motherboard or controller).
Product Reviews
NOVEMBER 28TH, 2014

by Tucker Mindrum


"EZConvert Air converter/mounting kit offers a pretty good way to do so. Icy Dock's tool-less installation makes for quick and painless mounting and its self-adjusting mechanism allows the device to support a range of drive heights: from a slim 7mm to a thick 15mm. In addition, Icy Dock's EZConvert air even has extra screw holes for those paranoid users who need that extra drive security peace-of-mind.

We were also pretty impressed with Icy Dock's focus on cooling with the EZConvert Air kit, as it as it has ventilated slots that all around the converter and the top is completely uncovered."

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