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Introducing the ToughArmor MB839SP-B rugged removable drive bay for 2.5” SATA hard drives and SSDs (9.5mm height). Utilizing the standard PCIe 2.0 interface and taking only a single PCIe expansion slot, the MB839SP-B gives you an additional hot-swappable drive bay for hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs) even when your computer does not have an open SATA port or empty drive bay. Because the single PCIe port handles both power and data, there’s no additional clutter from SATA data and power cables. Fully supports hot-swapping drives with its removable drive tray.

Convenient Hot Swap Support
 
 

MB839SP-B adds full hot-swap support over the PCIe 2.0/3.0 interface, allowing you to add or remove drives in seconds without having to shut down the computer or open the case. Hot-swap supports prevents downtime when upgrading storage or replacing a failed drive, and allows a technician to work more efficiently. Hot-Swap ready connector rated for 10,000 insertion / removal cycles allows drives to be installed, removed, and replaced without shutting down the system.

 
Efficient Storage Solution
 
 

Add an additional HDD or SSD to your desktop computer by utilizing your unused PCIe expansion slots. Using the PCIe interface lets you exceed your computers usual drive limitations by giving you an extra removable SSD/HDD drive bay.

 
 

ToughArmor MB839SP-B is designed for the PCIe 2.0 and 3.0 single-channel (x1) interface, and for maximum compatibility, it’s also compatible with PCIe x4, x8, and x16 full-length PCIe slots.

 

The Protection You Need

 
 

Ruggedized full-metal chassis, tray, and mounting bracket help to ensure a long product life, and further aid in heat dissipation. An anti-vibration mechanism built into the chassis reduces noise and protects against environmental damage.

 

Large ventilation holes on both sides of the enclosure work with your systems cooling system to keep your drives cool under load. The single-slot width is narrow enough to enable cooling even when multiple bays are installed side-by-side.

 
 

MB839SP-B is equipped with a built-in LED on the tray which can show drive power/access LED light.

 

For easier drive status monitoring, connect your computers/server drive power/access LED light to the 2-pin HDD status header (cable not included), to easily see when your drive is in use from the front of the computer.

 

Packed with Features

 

Utilizing the PCIe 2.0 interface allows for a huge speed improvement over older PCs and Mac Pro 2008-2012 models which only natively support SATA II speeds, allowing you to take advantage on the huge speed improvements of modern SSDs.

 

Utilizing the PCIe 2.0 interface provides power and data transfer at the same location which ultimately reduce cable clutter in a PC case.

 
Key Features
 
Compatible with Mac Pro 2008-2012 models with no driver required
Fits 1x SATA hard drive or SSD from 7mm to 9.5mm in height
Uses PCIe 2.0 x1 interface, also supports installation into PCIe 2.0 and PCIe 3.0 x1, x4, x8, and x16 slots
Installs into single-width PCIe expansion slot
PCIe interface provides both power and data transfer which ultimately reduce cable clutter
Narrow design allows for multiple bays to be installed side-by-side in a modular design
Includes full-height PCIe faceplate to protect against buildup of dust
Strong hot-swap connector rated for a minimum of 10,000 insertion/removal cycles
Eagle-hook lock system keeps the drive secure in the enclosure
EMI Grounding – protects hard drives from electrical damage
Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT) reduces noise and protects against environmental damage
Active Power Technology (APT) saves power by shutting the device down when no drive is installed.
Industry leading 3-year warranty against all defects
Complimentary support from professionally trained US-based technical support agents
Accessories
 
Compatible Drive Tray (Caddy)
 
 
Compatible HDD/SSD Adapter:
 
 
Interchangeable Drive Tray (Caddy) with:
 
 
 
3 Years Warranty
Model Number :
MB839SP-B
Color :
Black
Support Drive Size :
1 x 2.5" SSD / HDD
Compatible Drive Type :
SATA
Number of Drives :
1
Max Drive Height :
9.5mm
Drive Bay :
1 x PCIe 2.0 expansion slot
Host Interface :
PCIe 2.0 x1 or above
Power Input :
PCIe 2.0
Transfer Rate :
Up to 500MB/s (Depending on hard drive speed)
Support HDD Capacity :
No Limitation
Drive Cooling :
Metal heat dispersion with passive cooling
Structure / Material :
Metal with partial ABS plastic
Support Hot-Swap :
Yes
Product Dimension (W x H x D) :
154 x 122 x 22mm
Product Net Weight :
195g
Package Net Weight :
277g
Drive Activity LED Indication :
Drive power: solid green; HDD access: flashing green
Package contents :
Device, user manual, screws
SATA Connector Insertion Rate :
10,000
Humidity :
5%~65% RH
Opertating 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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Frequent Asked Questions
Q: Does MB839SP-B support the new SATA 3.3 Power Disable feature (PWDIS)?

A: The MB839SP-B does not support the SATA 3.3 PWDIS feature. If you install the SATA HDD/SSD with PWDIS in MB839SP-B, 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
MZ7LH240HAHQ MZ7LH1T9HMLT
MZ7LH3T8HMLT MZ7LH480HAHQ
MZ7LH7T6HMLA MZ7LH960HAJR
 

 

Note: the SAS hard drive or SSD does not use the Pin 3 of SATA power connector for PWDIS feature and compatible with MB839SP-B.

 

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.

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