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REMOVABLE 2.5" SSD / HDD ENCLOSURES
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Note: 03/17/2022 - The MB021VP-B 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 MB021VP-B. If you have purchased the enclosure and are experiencing connectivity issues with Tri-mode cards, please contact us at tech@icydock.com for further assistance.
   
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The flexiDOCK MB021VP-B is a compact U.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0/4.0 SSD mobile rack enclosure supporting up to 64Gbps data transfer speeds through a Slimline SAS (SFF-8654) connection. It fits into a computer case's external 3.5" drive bay (floppy bay) and allows tray-less & door-less drive installation and removal. Users can access their enterprise U.2 SSD without opening the computer case or using any tools or screws. Simply insert a U.2 SSD and switch on the drive power, you are all set to go.
 
 
 
Tool-less, Removable & Elegant
The open front tray-less design lets users swap their bare U.2 NVMe SSDs within seconds. When a drive is inserted into MB021VP-B, the drive ejection button extends out. To remove the drive, press the ejection button back in and the drive will pop out. The Elegant & Easy-to-read LED drive activity light is built into the ejection button, indicating the drive's status.
 
 
Intelligent Drive Guiding Mechanism

We designed an intelligent drive guiding mechanism for a smooth and steady drive insertion/removal whether you are using a 7mm or 15mm height U.2 SSD. There are two drive guiding pecks on either side of the drive and a metal flap in the rear that adjusts automatically based on the drive height. Each guiding peck clamps the drive tightly while the adjustable metal flap pushes the drive down to improve the drive stability.

 
 
Superior Performance

To unlock the full performance of U.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0x4 SSD, the MB021VP-B uses Slimline SAS (SFF-8654) connector to supports up to 64Gbps transfer rates and is backward compatible with U.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD up to 32Gbps.

 
 
Individual Drive Power Switch
flexiDOCK MB021VP-B is equipped with a slide power switch, allowing users to power off the drives while not in use and achieving reduced power consumption and elongated drive's life expectancy. It also helps against unforeseen malicious cyber attacks.
 
 
Packed with Features

The drive slot is covered by a spring-loaded dust cover to prevent dust and debris from entering the device and system.

 

The heavy-duty metal housing is able to withstand the harshest environments and offers ample heat dissipation for high wattage U.2 NVMe SSD. In addition, the Multi-Flow Technology allows air to move freely through the ventilation holes place on top and bottom of the device and keeps a low drive temperature.

 

The Slimline SAS and SATA power connectors support data and power cables with a locking latch design. Once the cables are connected, they will stay in place to prevent unintentional disconnections.

 
 
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(Optional) 3.5" to 5.25" Drive Bay Bracket
 
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Key Features
 
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Supports 1x 2.5” U.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0/4.0 SSD (up to 15mm drive height)
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Uses 1x Slimline SAS (SFF-8654) connector, pin-out defined by SFF-9402 Rev 1.1
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Fits in 1x external 3.5" drive bay
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Compliant with PCIe 3.0/4.0 up to 64Gbps transfer speeds
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Heavy-Duty full-metal chassis with industrial-grade ABS plastic
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Door-less and tray-less design for a quick bare drive swap
* Large individual drive ejection button built-in with cool blue drive activity LED
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Front accessible drive power switch
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Industry-leading 3-year warranty against all defects
* Complimentary support from professionally trained support agents
Model Number :
MB021VP-B
Color :
Black
Support Drive Size :
2.5'' SSD
Compatible Drive Type :
U.2
Number of Drives :
1
Max Drive Height:
15mm
Drive Bay :
1 x external 3.5" drive bay
Host Interface :
1 x SFF-8654, pin-out defined by SFF-9402 Rev 1.1
(Tri-mode incompatible)
Power Input :
1 x SATA 15pin
Transfer Rate :
Up to 64Gbps (Depending on SSD Speed)
Support SSD Capacity :
No Limitation
Drive Cooling :
Metal heat dispersion with passive cooling
Structure / Material :
Metal with partial plastic
Product Dimension (L x W x H) :
101.6 X 125.3 X 25.4mm
Product Net Weight :
238g
Package Gross Weight :
287.2g
Drive Activity LED Indication :
Drive power: solid blue; SSD access: flashing blue
Package contents :
Device, user manual, 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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Frequent Asked Questions
Q: Can you recommend an add-on card that works with MB021VP-B?

A: The following add-on cards are compatible with MB021VP-B. We highly recommend using the official cable for the best compatibility.

 

Brand Add-on Cards Compatible Cables
Micro SATA Cables SLM-1775-M2
(1 Port)
 

Slimline SAS SFF-8654 4-Lane to Slimline SAS SFF-8654 4-Lane Cable
(SFF-8654 4i to SFF-8654 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 SSFF-1166-50CM

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

 

 

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: 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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