ToughArmor MB699VP-B V2
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Note: 03/17/2022 - The MB699VP-B V2 is designed to be compatible with NVMe host cards only. Therefore, due to circuit board's design differences, the recently introduced Tri-mode NVMe/SAS/SATA host cards are not compatible with the MB699VP-B V2. If you have purchased the enclosure and are experiencing connectivity issues with Tri-mode cards, please contact us at for further assistance.
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The ToughArmor MB699VP-B V2 is a Ruggedized Quad Bay Removable U.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure supporting PCIe 4.0 and fetching up to 64Gb/s data transfer rates through OCuLink (SFF-8612) interface. It is made out of heavy-duty full-metal construction and equipped with removable U.2 drive trays that simplify the time-consuming drive installation/removal process for easy drive maintenance. As PCIe 4.0 NVMe U.2 SSDs are prone to high temperatures under heavy load, the built-in dual 40x20mm cooling fans keep the drives at optimal temperatures and let you adjust the fan speed through the 3-speed fan control located in the rear of the enclosure.

Superior PCIe 4.0 Performance

To unlock the full potential of the PCIe 4.0 U.2 NVMe SSD, each drive bay uses a dedicated OCuLink (SFF-8612) connector to achieve the bandwidth rate of 64Gb/s, which is two times faster than PCIe 3.0 and 10 times faster than SATA standards. The extremely fast IOPS (Input/output operations per second) makes it an ideal solution for data-intensive applications such as autonomous driving, mobile automation, real-time forecast, film editing, and military computing.

Removable Drive Tray Design

Typically, NVMe U.2 SSDs are installed inside the computer case, which can be tough to reach when it requires maintenance. With the ToughArmor MB699VP-B V2, your drives are brought to the frontal 5.25" optical drive bay, where the U.2 SSDs can be easily accessed, making drive maintenance more efficient and straightforward process. The removable drive trays support any standard U.2 SSD from 5mm to 15mm drive height.

Maximizing Cooling Performance

Built-in with the dual 40x20mm cooling fans, the heat generates by U.2 SSD is further dispersed through the intelligently place ventilation holes throughout the entire enclosure. The dual cooling fans come with three fan speed settings: High, Low, and off. The user can choose the appropriate fan speed option to keep the drives at optimal operating temperatures.

EMI Grounding Technology

Grounding your drives are essential as swapping drives without the proper grounding may lead to hardware damage due to static shocks. With our innovative EMI Grounding Technology, once the drive is screwed onto the drive tray, the drive will be in a constant grounded state throughout the tray, housing, and computer system to ensure your drives are protected from static electrical surges safe during swapping.

ToughArmor Protection

Ensuring the enclosure can be relied upon for many years, the ToughArmor MB699VP-B V2 is capable of holding up in the harshest environment. It comes equipped with rugged, heavy-duty full-metal protection throughout the entire device and tray, making it perfect for industrial devices that may require a flammability rating. The outstanding build quality is suitable for various enterprise systems such as military and law enforcement industries, in-vehicle computers, and manufacturing conditions such as embedded control and factory automation systems.

Packed with Features

An LED status light built into the tray lets you know your drive is powered up and in use. The LED will shut off when no drives are installed to save power.


Never forget which drives belong in what bays. With included individual drive ID labels, 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 MB699VP-B V2 supports 15-pin SATA power cables with locking latches. 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.

(Optional) M.2 NVMe SSD to U.2 NVMe SSD Adapter

Converting your M.2 NVMe SSD into U.2 NVMe SSD with EZConvert MB705M2P-B adapter offers tool-less SSD installation and comes with a large heatsink designed explicitly for high-speed M.2 NVMe SSDs.

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
Supports 4x PCIe NVMe U.2 SSD, up to 15mm drive height
Installs into any standard external 5.25" optical drive bay
Uses 4x OCuLink (SFF-8612) to connect, pin-out defined by SFF-9402 Rev 1.1
Supports PCIe 4.0 specification with transfer rates up to 64Gb/s per drive bay
Ruggedized full-metal enclosure meeting flammability requirements
Removable tray system for easy maintenance
Dual high-performance 40x20mm cooling fan with three fan speed setting (High, Low, Off)
The Eagle-hook tray latch securely holds the drive tray inside the enclosure
EMI Grounding – protects SSDs from electrical damage
Industry-leading 3-year warranty against all defects
Complimentary support from professionally trained technical support agents
3 Years Warranty


Model Number :
MB699VP-B V2
Color :
Support Drive Size :
2.5” (up to 15mm height)
Compatible Drive Type :
Number of Drives :
Drive Bay :
5.25” half height bay
Host Interface :
4 x SFF-8612, pin-out defined by SFF-9402 Rev 1.1
(Tri-mode incompatible)
Power Input :
2 x 15pin SATA power connector
Transfer Rate :
Up to 64Gbps (Depending on SSD Speed)
Support SSD Capacity :
No Limitation
Drive Cooling :
2 x 40x40x20mm fan 
Structure / Material :
Full Metal
Hot Plug :
Product Dimension (L x W x H) :
146 x 41.3 x 149.9mm
Product Net Weight :
Package Gross Weight :
Drive Activity LED Indication :
Drive power: solid green; Drive access: flashing green
Package contents :
Device, user manual, drive ID plugs, screws
U.2 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


Frequent Asked Questions
Q: Can you recommend an add-on card that works with MB699VP-B V2?

A: The following add-on cards are compatible with MB699VP-B V2. We highly recommend using the official cable for the best compatibility.


Brand Add-on Cards / Motherboards Compatible Cables
HighPoint SSD7580 A   Slimline SAS 8-Lane to 2 x OCulink 4-Lane Connector Cable
(SFF-8654 8i to 2 x SFF-8611 4i)
Download pinout diagram

Send us the pinout diagram of the cable you
desire to use for the compatibility check

Known compatible cables:
Serial Cable SLSP-8X-11X2-0.5M
Serial Cable SLSP-8X-11X2-1M
Micro SATA Cables MIC74-8401
Supermicro CBL-SAST-0816
HighPoint 8654-8611-205

Known incompatible cables:
Broadcom 05-60001-00

Note : Websites listed above are not affiliated with ICY DOCK and solely responsible for their products and services.
Supermicro X12SPM-TF
Micro SATA
(M.2 to SlimSAS)
  Slimline SAS 4-Lane to OCulink 4-Lane Connector Cable
(SFF-8654 4i to SFF-8611 4i)
Download pinout diagram

Send us the pinout diagram of the cable you
desire to use for the compatibility check

Known compatible cables:
Micro SATA Cables RML42-0503

Note: Websites listed above are not affiliated with ICY DOCK and solely responsible for their products and services


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.

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.

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 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.


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


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

A: For computer cases that have a thick metal sheet, the included mounting screws (M3*2.5L) may not fully secure the device. Please use longer screws (M3*4L) to secure the device or contact us at for replacement screws.

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 MB699VP-B V2


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 (Not Included)  Phillips Flat Head - M3 x 25mm – Steel (Came with stock fan) 


Compatible fan models


(without test, use it at your own risk)


Noctua NF-A4x10 FLX NF-A4x20 FLX    
Sunon MF40101VX-
Sanyo Denki 109P0412H901 109P0412M901 9GA0412P6F001 109P0412H601
109P0412F601 109P0412M601 9WP0412H6001  
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