ToughArmor MB699VP-B
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Note: There is a known issue regarding compatibility with Oculink connection. Please refer to FAQ.

 
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ICYDOCK’s latest product for NVMe U.2 SSD brings the next level of ultra high speed storage in a compact package with the ToughArmor MB699VP-B. The ToughArmor MB699VP-B is a ruggedized full metal SSD cage with removable drive caddies, supporting up to 4x NVMe U.2 SSD in a single 5.25” device bay.
Countless Options in a Single Bay
 
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To fully use the speeds of NVMe SSDs, each drive bay uses its own miniSAS HD (SFF-8643) connector, maximizing NVMe U.2 SSD 's potential transfer bandwidth rate of 32Gb/s.
The MB699VP-B features removable EZ slide trays found throughout the ToughArmor series, allowing for easy swaps of U.2 drives and utilizing the hot-plug function that U.2 SSD natively supports.
 

Note: the host system has to support NVMe hot-plug function in order for the OS to detect the swapped drive while the system is powered on. If you are having trouble detecting your U.2 NVMe SSD, please refer to FAQ.

For extra protection, the EZ-slide trays are fully constructed with metal provided maximum protection to your valuable SSD inside and outside of the unit.
Not just the EZ-slide trays are made out of durable metals, the entire unit is also full metal construction, ensuring that the drives are safe and secure while inside the unit.
To bring more utility to your SSDs and SSDs, a LED is installed into the front of the mobile rack to provide drive status information at all time when the drive is powered on, off and accessed.
With two ball-bearing fans attached and three fan speed settings: high, low and off, depending on the drive usage, user can manually select the proper cooling option accordingly.
Never forget which drives belong in what bays. With our individual drive ID labels you’ll always know which drive tray belongs in your RAID array or which drive contains certain files. Freely unplug and rearrange them to better suit your configuration or simply remove them for a more simplified look.
The ToughArmor MB699VP-B supports 15pin SATA power cables with locking latches so you’ll never need to worry about cables unintentionally disconnecting from your enclosure. Once these cables are connected, they’ll lock into place and stay that way.
 

Optional M.2 to U.2 SSD Converter Adapter

 

If you have M.2 NVMe SSD, an optional ICY DOCK EZConvert MB705M2P-B M.2 NVMe SSD to U.2 NVMe SSD converter adapter can be used as an alternative inexpensive solution to transform your M.2 to U.2 form factor without the need to purchase another U.2 SSD.

 
Compatible Drive Trays
 
EZ Slide Mini Tray MB991TRAY-B Drive Tray for ToughArmor MB607, MB699, MB991, MB994 Series
   
EZ Slide Mini Tray MB994TK-B Drive Tray with 2-Segment Lock for ToughArmor MB607, MB699, MB991, MB994 Series
 
Key Features
 
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Rugged Heavy duty full metal construction with commercially designed for Medical & Military systems, Media servers, and IPCs, approved & used by Tier 1 companies
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Perfect for rugged applications and complies to flammability requirements
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Fits 4 x 2.5” U.2 NVMe SSD
(NVMe U.2 host is required to accept NVMe SSD)
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Supports NVMe 32Gb/s transfer rate
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Fits any external 5.25” drive bay
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Dual 40mm fans keep your drives from overheating
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Requires only 2 x 15pin power connectors to power all 4 bays
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Drive label plugs to keep track of your RAID drives
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Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT) - creates a safe environment for SSDs
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Eagle-hook lock system keeps drives secured within the enclosure
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Removable tray system for easy maintenance
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Supports NVMe U.2 and hot plug
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Industry leading 3 year warranty with exceptional customer support
 
3 Years Warranty
Product Name :
Full Metal 4 Bay 2.5" U.2 NVMe SSD Backplane Cage
Model Number :
MB699VP-B
Color :
Black
Support Drive Size :
4 x 2.5" U.2 SSD
Compatible Drive Type :
U.2 NVMe
Number of Drives :
4
Max Drive Height :
15mm
Drive Bay :
1 x external 5.25" drive bay
Host Interface :
4 x miniSAS HD (SFF-8643)
Power Input :
2 x 15 pin SATA power connector
Transfer Rate :
Up to 32 Gbps
Support HDD Capacity :
No Limitation
Drive Cooling :
2 x 40mm fan
Structure / Material :
Full Metal
Support Hot-Swap :
Yes
Product Dimension (L x W x H) :
140.3 x 146 x 41.3mm
Product Net Weight :
851g
Package Gross Weight :
939.4g
Drive Activity LED Indication :
Drive power: solid green; HDD access: flashing green
Package contents :
1 - Device, 1 - user manual, 1 - ID Plug, 28 - screw
U.2 Connector Insertion Rate :
10,000
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 :
CE, RoHS, REACH
Warranty :
3 years
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By: TomsHardWare - Chris Ramseyer

Posted: April 29, 2018



 

"We used a hot-swappable IcyDock drive cage to house the U.2 drives. The MB699VP-B 4-bay 2.5" U.2 makes working with 15mm Z-height SSDs easy.

We didn't have many nice things to say when we first heard Intel would bring U.2 form factor SSDs to the consumer SSD market. The cabling is bulky and requires a second cable from the power supply to plug into the data cable. In a world filled with petite M.2 and body builder-like PCIe SSDs, U.2 SSDs feel old fashioned.......Read full article

 

Published on May 29th, 2018 by ServeTheHome - William Harmon

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"The ToughArmor MB699VP-B will only take one 5.25” device bay and handles the bulky cables and extra power cables that U.2 NVMe SSD’s require with ease. Many of our workstation cases and a handful of server cases have 5.25” device bays that often go unused; this makes the MB699VP-B very handy if you are planning on using U.2 NVMe SSD’s in your build......."


Read more: https://www.servethehome.com/icy-dock-tougharmor-mb699vp-b-4-bay-2-5-nvme-u-2-ssd-mobile-rack-review/
 

 

 

 

 

Frequent Asked Questions

Q: The mounting screws for the device seem to be too short to secure the device onto my system, what should I do?


A: The included M3*2.5L screws fit most metal sheets of the computer cases with 0.8~1mm thickness. For cases that have a wider 5.25" bay, make sure you place the device in the center to tighten the screw holes on both sides. Please contact us at tech@icydock.com if you have a problem securing the drive enclosure onto the drive bay.

 

Q: I'm connecting my Oculink NVMe PCIe HBA/RAID card to the MB699VP-B via miniSAS HD (SFF-8643) interface, but the U.2 drives did not show up in my system.

A: The MB699VP-B are not compatible with the Oculink PCIe HBA/RAID cards due to different connector pin assignments used on the device. Please check the compatibility list in the FAQ section for HBA/RAID cards that are compatible with MB699VP-B.

 

We plan to release the Oculink compatible NVMe enclosures in the second quarter of 2020, welcome to sign up ICY DOCK Newsletter to receive product updates.


Q: Can you recommend an add-on card that works with MB699VP-B?

A: The following add-on cards are compatible with MB699VP-B

 

HighPoint SSD7120      
Supermicro AOC-SLG3-4E4R AOC-SLG3-2E4R
(2 PORTS)
   
Broadcom(HBA) *9405W-16i *9400-16i

*9400-8i
(2 Ports)

*9400-8i8e
(2 Ports)

Broadcom(MegaRAID) AOC-SLG3-4E4R AOC-SLG3-2E4R
(2 PORTS)

*9440-8i
(2 Ports)

*9480-8i8e
(2 Ports)

 

*U.2 enabled cable is required for Broadcom/Intel Tri-mode cards. Please refer to the Tri-Mode FAQ.
 

We are currently certifying our NVMe enclosure with the major add-on card manufacturers. We will be adding compatible add-on cards to the list. If you wish to receive an update on compatibility list, please contact us at tech@icydock.com for more info.


Q: I'm using Intel/Broadcom Tri-Mode HBA and RAID cards with the MB699VP-B, but the drives do not show up in my system?


A: The issue is caused by RAID card manufacturers using a different pinout for Tri-Mode cards than is typically used for U.2 connections. When using these cards with U.2 NVMe drives and cables, a U.2 enabler cable must be used for compatibility, which reverts the pinout back to standard U.2 specifications. For more information, please Click here.


Q: My NVMe drive did not detect after inserting it back into the device while powered on?

 

A: For systems that support hot-plug function, while your system is powered on, each drive insertion and removal cycle will require a manual refresh from the operating system in order for the system to recognize the drive. If you are still unable to detect the drive after performing the manual refresh, please contact us at tech@icydock.com for more assistance.

 

Windows 10 / Windows 8 – In the search box on the taskbar, type Device Manager, then select from the menu, right-click on the disk drive and then select scan for hardware changes.

 

Windows 7 – Right-click on computer icon on desktop and select properties, click Device Manager, right-click on the disk drive and then select scan for hardware changes.

 

Image result for disk drive scan for hardware changes

 

If you are still unable to detect the drive after performing the manual refresh, your system might not support hot-plug functions. We suggest you check with the motherboard/add-on card manufacturer to see if it supports the NVMe hot-plug function.


Q: Is the ICY DOCK NVMe enclosure supporting the PCIe 4.0 standard?
A: Yes, all ICY DOCK NVMe enclosures support the PCIe 4.0 standard. However, the bandwidth will be limited to PCIe 3.0 when connecting a PCIe 3.0 device to a PCIe 4.0 host. The PCIe 4.0 enclosures are under development. If you wish to receive product updates, please sign up for the ICY DOCK Newsletter.
 
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