DataCage Classic MB454SPF-B
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Introducing the DataCage Classic MB454SPF-B, a 4-in-3 SATA internal RAID backplane for 3.5” SATA hard drives. The DataCage Classic series focuses on the tradition of industrial systems' needs for stability, durability, toughness for mass storage operating conditions. Some of the key features includes: Standalone advanced drive monitoring system, 3 year warranty, and a core tray system for hot swapping and maintenance.
Space Saving Design
The MB454SPF-B DataCage Classic has been designed to same level of quality, build, and service you’d expect from an Icy Dock product. The backplane module allows up to 4 x 3.5” SATA III hard drives, while only consuming three external 5.25” bays. The module requires only two 4 pin power to power the entire device.
Advanced Environment Monitoring System
The advanced environment monitoring function of the DataCage Classic provides detailed information visually for quick access. Drive power, access, hard drive* and fan failure status are all indicated via LED indicators on the front of the DataCage Classic unit. On the rear of the unit, a user selectable temperature alarm is used in order to let the user know when the unit becomes over a particular threshold. When this occurs, an alarm will sound to notify the user as a warning.
*the hard drive fail signal is provided by external host such as a RAID controller card or a motherboard. Please make sure your controller card / motherboard can provide hard drive fail signal via voltage pin in order to use this function.
Efficient Cooling
The DataCage Classic uses an aluminum body for efficient heat dissipation for various types of applications. An active cooling solution is required as passively cooling your drives may not be enough, so an removable modular 80mm cooling fan is installed that can be easily detached and maintained if needed without the removal of the entire unit.
Interchangeable Storage
The MB454SPF-B has kept the same interchangeable EZ-Tray used in MB45X, MB15X, MB876, MB559, and MB561 series. This allows you to continue to use the same trays from these series, or our compatible external 3.5” models without any issues regarding switching to new designs. The EZ-Tray accepts most 3.5” SATA hard drives and is very easy to install / remove to the device in two steps – press the release button and pull / push the lever. This allows for easy replacement in case of RAID failure, storage, or transporting of data.
Interchangeable hard drive tray with:
Drive Tray
Recommended RAID Cards & Certifications
Adaptec: 48300, 2820SA, 4805SAS
Areca: 1110, 1120, 1210, 1220
Highpoint RocketRAID: 1700 Series, 2300 Series, 3500 Series
Promise: EX8350, SX8300
Tekram: TR-834A
Key Features
Ideal for use in server environments, such as tower or rackmounts.
Fits four 3.5” SATA I / II / III (SATA 6Gbps) hard drives in just three external 5.25” bay & supports SATA Hot-Swap function.
Full aluminum body for excellent heat dissipation for the most intense applications.
Removable modular 80mm cooling fan for quick maintenance without removing the entire device.
Removable EZ-Tray design for internal drive security, exchangeability, expandability and maintenance capabilities. Interchangeable with DataCage Basic MB876, DataCage Classic MB45X, FatCage MB15X, ICYBento MB559 & ICYCube MB561 series.
Standalone advanced environment monitoring system built internally w/ visual LED & audio indicators for power, access, hard drive & fan failure and selectable overheat alert.
3 level temperature threshold settings of 45° C, 55° C, and 65° C.
ICY DOCK 3 year warranty equivalent to hard drive manufacturer warranty to ensure maximum reliability and long life.
3 Years Warranty
ICY DOCK DataCage Classic MB454SPF-B 4 x 3.5” HDD in 3 x 5.25” Bay SATA 6Gbps HDD Rack/ Cage/ Module
Model Number :
Color :
Host Interface :
4 x 7pin SATA
Drive Fit :
4 x 3.5 “ SATA 1.5/ 3/ 6 Gbit/s hard drive
Drive Bay :
3 x external half height 5.25" bay
Transfer Rate :
Up to 6Gb/sec. (depending on hard drive speed)
Power Input :
2 x 4pin Molex power port
Insert& Extract connection Via :
Direct SATA hard drive connection
Structure :
Aluminum body w/ partial plastic
Drive Cooling :
Detachable rear outtake fan w/ aluminum heat dispersion
Alarm Indication :
Audio & Visual
LED Indication :
Drive power (green), activity (amber), failure (red) for each bay
Individual (red) LED for both fan failure and overheat
Dimension (L x W x H) :
( w/ fan) 220.0 x 147.0 x 127.0 mm
(w/o fan) 180.0 x 147.0 x 127.0 mm
Weight :
3.50 lbs.
Product Reviews
March 04, 2009

Author: Jim Clark

“Would I recommend this hot swap module? Well, it looks great in my case! I was rather apprehensive about the proprietary fan at first, but it was dead silent! Connection placement makes it a snap to install cables. So, the answer is a resounding YES! "
September 27, 2008

Author: M. Page

"ICY DOCK MB454SPF-B has one of the most convenient form factors we've worked with. Most importantly, it packs a lot of hard drive into a very compact space."
October 16, 2006

Author: Diceman

"The construction is high quality, with a very slick operation for removing and installing the sleds.”
September 30, 2006

Author: Dean Barker

"In operation the Icy Dock MB454 proved itself worthy and sleek. Easy access to drives that can be hot swapped at will is enough of a selling point in itself."


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