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M.2 SATA SSD
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The ToughArmor MB872MP-B supports 12 x M.2 SATA SSDs from 30mm to 110mm (2230 / 2242 / 2260 / 2280 / 22110) in just a single 5.25" optical drive bay. It uses 3 x high-speed OCuLink (SFF-8612) connectors in the rear to support twelve M.2 SATA SSD with 6Gb/s transfer speed per drive while reducing the amount of cable clutter for optimal system airflow and easy cable management. The removable drive tray design with an innovative adjustable M.2 locker allows you to interchange M.2 drives without using tools or screws.

The 40mm fan with 3-Mode fan speed control working along with intelligently placed ventilation holes keeps your drives in optimal temperatures. The device and trays are made out of heavy-duty metal to ensure long-lasting durability.

 
 
High Storage Density for High-Performance PCs

The ToughArmor MB872MP-B's high storage density design makes it suitable for high-performance systems with limited storage space, such as high-performance PCs, home servers, workstation PCs, and data centers. It's designed for systems that require high IOPS, high capacity, and low latency storage access.

 

MB872MP-B connects 12 x M.2 SATA SSD with only 3 x OCuLink (SFF-8612) data connector and 2 x SATA 15pin power connector for easy cable management and better system airflow. These are essential for high-performance PC builds.

 
 
Innovative Removable M.2 SATA SSD Tray

A typical M.2 drive is installed on the motherboard or adapter card with tiny screws, which can be a troublesome and time-consuming process. However, with the MB872MP-B, the frontal removable drive tray design makes the M.2 SSD installation and removal a straightforward process without using any tools.

 
 
Effortless Tool-Less M.2 Drive Installation

The ToughArmor MB872MP-B is equipped with a patent-pending M.2 adjustable locker for tool-less drive installation/removal. Simply insert the M.2 SATA SSD (2230, 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110), move the adjustable M.2 locker until it firmly secures the SSD and closes the lid. The whole process takes less than 10 seconds to complete, saving your valuable time and resources.

 
 
 
Optimal Cooling Efficiency

The specialized slimline tray is made with thick aluminum and acts as a heatsink to dissipate heat generated by the M.2 SATA SSD. Additionally, using 3 x OCuLink cables instead of 12 x SATA cables reduces cable clutter and improves the system airflow.

 

The included thermal pad fills the contact surfaces gap and transfers heat away from the M.2 SSD to the huge heatsink tray, allowing airflow to dissipate the heat away efficiently.

 

Powering up the twelve drives at once can accumulate heat. Therefore, we have included a 40mm cooling fan with adjustable 3-Mode fan speed control, providing airflow throughout the entire cage. Depending on your requirement, select the proper fan speed to keep the drives at optimal operating temperatures, even under heavy load.

 
Tough Protection for the Harshest Environment

Ensuring the enclosure can be relied upon for many years, the ToughArmor MB872MP-B can hold up in the harshest environment. It comes equipped with rugged full-metal protection throughout the entire device and tray, making it perfect for industrial devices that may require a flammability rating. The high build quality is suitable for various enterprise systems, including the medical, military, law enforcement industries, and manufacturing conditions such as embedded control and factory automation systems.

 
 
EMI Grounding Technology

Grounding your M.2 SSD is essential as swapping drives without proper grounding may lead to hardware damages due to static shocks. With our innovative EMI Grounding Technology, once the M.2 locker clips into the SSD screw hole, the SSD will be in a grounded state throughout the enclosure's tray and housing. After the enclosure is installed in the system with four screws on its' side, it will ground itself throughout the computer system.

 
 
Packed with features

The LED status light in each of the trays gives you the current status information with a glance. With Active Power Technology, the enclosure turns on when the drives are inserted and automatically shuts off when all drives are removed.

 

Never forget which drives belong in which bays. With drive ID plugs, you'll always know which drive tray belongs in your RAID array or which drives contains specific files. Freely unplug and rearrange them to better suit your configurations or remove them for a simplified look.

 

The ToughArmor MB872MP-B supports 15 pins 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 will lock and stay in place.

 
Accessories
 
Compatible Drive Tray (Caddy)
 
 
Interchangeable Drive Tray (Caddy) with:
 
 
Key Features
 
Fits 12 x M.2 SATA SSD of all lengths, 30mm (2230), 42mm (2242), 60mm (2260), 80mm (2280), and 110mm (22110).
Installs into 1 x standard external 5.25" device bay
Powers 12 x M.2 SSD through 2 x 15-pin SATA power connector
Connects 12 x M.2 SSD through 3 x OCuLink (SFF-8612) connector
Transfer speed up to 64Gb/s per drive and support hot-swap feature
40mm cooling fan with three-mode fan speed control (high/low/off)
Removable drive tray with tool-less drive installation for easy drive maintenance
Huge heatsink tray with thermal pad included dispersing heat from the drive
Anti-Vibration Technology – Creates a safe environment for SSDs
Active Power Technology – Saves power by shutting off the device when no drive is installed
Drive ID plugs are included to keep track of your drives
Eagle-hook tray latch securely holds the tray inside the enclosure
EMI Grounding – Protects SSDs from electrical damage
Supports SATA power cables with locking latch design
Industry-leading 3-year warranty with exceptional customer support

   

3 Years Warranty
Model Number :
MB872MP-B
Color :
Black
Support Drive Size :
12 x M.2 SATA SSD 2230/2242/2260/2280/22110
Compatible Drive Type :
SATA M.2
Number of Drives :
12
Drive Bay :
1 x external 5.25” device bay
Host Interface :
3 x OCuLink (SFF-8612)
Power Input :
2 x 15pin SATA power connector
Transfer Rate :
Up to 64Gbps (Depending on SSD Speed)
Support SSD Capacity :
No Limitation
Drive Cooling (Active) :
1 x 40mm Fan
Drive Cooling (Passive) :
Aluminum heat sink with thermal pad
Structure / Material :
Full Metal
Support Hot-Swap :
Yes (host must support hot-swap function)
Dimension (L x W x H) :
157.8 x 146 x 41.3mm
Product Net Weight :
1680.8g
Package Gross Weight :
1878.3g
Drive Activity LED Indication :
Drive power: solid green; Drive access: flashing green
Package contents :
1 - Device, 1 - user manual, 2 - ID plug, 6 - screw
M.2 Connector Insertion Rate :
5,000
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: Can I replace the cooling fan attached to the device? Will doing that void the warranty?
A: The cooling fan we used has been thoroughly tested with the drive enclosure to ensure it functions properly and supports the fan speed control (for select models). Therefore, we suggest our customers keep the original fan for the best result. However, we understand the stock fan may not be suitable for all the applications, so we elected to honor the warranty when 3rd party fan is using. The warranty may void if the 3rd party fan causes electrical damage to the device, though.

Q:  Which specification should I check before buying the 3rd party cooling fan?

A:The following information is the fan specification requirement and compatible fan models for MB872MP-B

 

Fan Dimension (LxWxH) 40 x 40 x 10mm 40 x 40 x 20mm 
Connector Type 3 Pin Wafer
Rated Voltage (VDC) 12V DC
Rated Current (A) < 0.12A (127mA)
Screw Specification Phillips Flat Head - M3 x 15mm - Steel (Came with stock fan) Phillips Flat Head - M3 x 25mm – Steel (Not Included)

 

Compatible fan models

 

(without test, use it at your own risk)

 

Noctua NF-A4x10 FLX NF-A4x20 FLX    
Sunon MF40101VX-
1000U-A99
MF40101V1-
1000U-A99
MF40101V2-
1000U-A99
HA40101V4-
1000U-A99
EE40101S1-
1000U-999
EE40101S2-
-999
EF40101BX-
1000U-A99
EF40101B1-
1000U-A99
EF40101B2-
1000U-A99
EE40201SX-
1000U-999
EE40201S1-
1000U-999
EE40201S2-
1000U-999
EE40201S3-
1000U-999
EF40201BX-
000U-A99
EF40201B1-
000U-A99
EF40201B2-
000U-A99
EF40201B3-
000U-A99
MF40201VX-
1000U-A99
MF40201V1-
1000U-A99
MF40201V2-
1000U-A99
MF40201V3-
1000U-A99
HA40201V4-
1000U-A99
   
Sanyo Denki 109P0412H901 109P0412M901 9GA0412P6F001 109P0412H601
109P0412F601 109P0412M601 9WP0412H6001  

 


Q: I'm having the difficulties closing the lid of the drive tray and unable to insert the drive tray all the way to the drive enclosure after placing the M.2 SSD onto the drive tray.

A: Make sure to lock the M.2 SSD with the adjustable M.2 locker. The tray lid will not close properly if the M.2 locker is not fully secured. If you are having difficulty secure the M.2 locker or close the cover, the M.2 SSD you are using may not follow the standard M.2 SSD thickness, which is less than 1.5mm height for each side with a total height that does not exceed 3.8mm. Using the M.2 SSD with non-standard thickness will cause improper tension on the M.2 locker and tray lid and make the M.2 connector misaligned. If you are having issues inserting the drive tray to the enclosure, please stop the operation immediately and check the drive thickness to ensure it follows the standard M.2 SSD thickness - less than 1.5mm height for each side and less than 3.8mm for total height.

Metal heat dissipation sticker

 

Note: Some M.2 SSD uses a metal heat dissipation sticker that causes each side's thickness more than the 1.5mm. Remove the sticker will solve the problem, but do it at your own risk (might void the warranty of SSD)

 

ICY DOCK enclosure is design to be compatible with M.2 SSD that has standard thickness. We highly recommend checking the drive thickness before purchase, and please refer to the incompatible M.2 SSD list below for further information:

 

M.2 NVMe SSDs known to be incompatible with ICY DOCK enclosure:


 

M.2 SATA SSDs known to be incompatible with ICY DOCK enclosure:


 

Please contact tech@icydock.com if the problem persists so we can resolve the issue as soon as possible.

Click here to report a compatible/incompatible M.2 SSD.


Q: Can you recommend an add-on card that works with MB872MP-B?

A: The following add-on cards are compatible with MB872MP-B. We highly recommend using the official cable for the best compatibility.

 

 

Brand Add-on Cards Official Cables
Broadcom
(HBA)
9500-8i
(8 Ports)
9500-16i Please refer to another brand below
Serial Cable - SLSP-8X-11X2-0.5M (50cm)
Micro SATA Cable - MIC74-8401 (50cm)

WHERE TO BUY
 
SLSP-8X-11X2 RML42-0503
Serial Cable Micro SATA Cables


NOT compatible with Broadcom official
U.2 Enabled Cable 05-60001-00
Broadcom
(MegaRAID)
9560-8i
(8 Ports)
9560-16i
9580-8i8e
(8 Ports)
 

 

Note:We highly recommend purchasing the cable from a local reseller that you trust.

 

We are currently certifying our SATA enclosure with the major add-on card manufacturers. We will be adding compatible add-on cards to the list.
 

You can click here to report a compatible add-on card/cable. If you want to check the compatibility of add-on card(s) that are not on the list, please click here.

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Product Reviews

By Will Taillac

June 24, 2021


"ICY DOCK clearly had the impetus to build this product. It is extremely well built, with excellent thermal results and a very sturdy feeling to it. It does exactly what it intends to do and it does it well.."



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