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ToughArmor MB516SP-B

Rugged 16 x 2.5" SAS/SATA HDD/SSD Mobile Rack Enclosure for 2 x 5.25" Bay (4 x Mini-SAS HD)
Product Details
  • Our most dense storage enclosure yet, the ToughArmor MB516SP-B. With space available for 16 x 2.5” SATA / SAS drives up to 7mm in height, it fits in only two 5.25” bays, making it perfect for high density storage applications. It features our unique EZ-Slide Nano trays that make installing drives a snap, and are compatible with several other ToughArmor models such as MB998 series. Its large 80mm user-controllable fan runs quietly, utilizing its many ventilation holes for maximum airflow at minimal RPM ranges. The fan has 3 modes the user can set; high, low, and off. The MB516SP-B features a rugged heavy duty full-metal housing designed to meet high IOPS requirement which are generally found in Enterprise environments, Military systems, Medical systems, high performance computing and industrial settings.
  • Countless Options in a Single Cage
    To maximize its storage density and compatibility, the MB516SP-B supports 16 x 5mm to 7mm 2.5” SATA / SAS SSD or Hard disk drive, and only uses two standard external 5.25” computer bays (DVD-ROM bays).
  • Compatible with Wide Range of PC Chassis
    The MB516SP-B’s compact, dense design makes it perfect for workstations, compact servers, gaming rigs, home servers, and HTPCs that require high IOPS, high capacity, and low latency storage access.
  • It works well in advanced RAID configurations, due to its use of 4x Mini-SAS HD (SFF-8643) connectors, and can be controlled by a single RAID card. Mini-SAS is also preferable to remove cable clutter and clean up your system, 4 cables are easier to manage than 16. It is also perfect for users that need non-RAID JBOD storage to save different content in different drive locations. It supports a wide-range of applications which makes the ToughArmor MB516SP-B invaluable.
  • Using the EZ Slide Nano trays makes drive interchangeability and maintenance completely hassle free. For drive security, the Eagle-hook lock system on the tray makes sure your hard drives will not eject when not needed. The trays are designed to accommodate 5 to 7mm height hard drive and SSD, creating a 2.5" hot swap bay for any standard SATA / SAS hard drives and SSDs.
  • Maximum Reliability and Stability
    Protecting the safety of your most valuable data is the top priority of any data storage system. The MB516SP-B is tough enough to handle the most demanding environments, using heavy duty rugged full-metal components inside and out. Its full-metal design is also perfect for industrial and medical applications, where flammability requirements need to be met. In addition, the Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT) and EMI grounding ensure a stable platform for the drives being used, vastly improving reliability and drive longevity. The full metal construction of MB516SP-B allows for maximum heat dissipation, and combined with the large 80mm cooling fan, keeps your drives at an optimal temperature even under intense accesses.
  • The user replaceable 80mm cooling fan is placed directly at the center of the rear panel, providing equivalent airflow throughout the entire cage. Depending on your needs, you may need the fan to be at a higher speed, or completely off for silent operation, and so a 3-Mode Fan Speed Control has been added to flexible in various situations.
  • Packed with Features
    The ToughArmor MB516SP-B has LED status lights built-in to each tray, giving you current status information for each drive. Active Power Technology (APT) allows each LED to only be on when a drive is inserted, and shuts down the fan automatically when all drives are removed. When a drive is detected, the large 80mm cooling fan starts up, strategically placed in the rear of the unit to maximize airflow.
  • Never lose track of which drive goes where. Individual numbered drive ID labels let you maintain order of your drives in RAID arrays. The drive labels can be easily re-ordered, or removed entirely for a cleaner look.
  • The ToughArmor MB516SP-B supports both Mini-SAS and 15-pin 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’ll lock into place and stay that way.
  • Make ToughArmor On-The-GO! With MB991U3-1SB
    To access your data outside of your system or in a remote location, the ToughArmor MB991U3-1SB is the way to go about. The drive tray slot of MB991U3-1SB is compatible with a variety of ToughArmor drive trays including the ToughArmor MB516, MB607, MB991, MB992, MB994, MB996 and MB998 series. This allows existing ToughArmor users to access their internal drive externally without opening up the case. It is a great tool for an individual drive diagnostic test. If you need to do a safe data erase or just simply expending system storage capacity, just remove the tray from the internal ToughArmor unit and insert it in the MB991U3-1SB to perform individual tasks externally with USB 3.0 interface. Best of all, the MB991U3-1SB uses USB bus-powered and it does not require a power adapter to operate. Simply connect the USB cable to any system and you are ready to go.
Customizable ICY DOCK Drive Enclosures: Tailored to Meet TAA & UL Certification Standards and More!
At ICY DOCK, we understand the paramount importance of adhering to various industry and safety standards. While our standard products are already crafted with the highest quality in mind, we also provide our customers with the option to customize ICY DOCK drive enclosures and mobile racks to meet their specific certification requirements. This includes standards such as TAA and UL to wide temperature tests.

Our dedicated team is fully prepared to adjust product materials and designs to ensure complete compliance. Furthermore, we offer comprehensive guidance to our clients throughout the certification process. Our goal is to not only meet precise specifications but also ensure that our products successfully pass stringent tests. Below, you'll find a detailed table listing all the optional certifications that can be tested with our customizable solutions.
Optional Certifications Available for ToughArmor MB516SP-B
TAA Trade Agreements Act Compliance
UL Safety Standard Certification
UL94 Flammability of Plastic Materials
FCC Federal Communications Commission Compliance
Wide Temperature MIL-STD-810H - Method 501.7 & 502.7
Customizing ICY DOCK products for specific certifications involves fees for the creation of the certificates, including necessary testing. Please note that some certificates may require recurring fees to remain valid. For more details and inquiries,please contact us at tech@icydock.com
Main Features
Rugged heavy duty full-metal construction of all internal and external components, commercially designed for Medical & Military systems, media servers, and IPCs, and approved and used by Tier 1 companies 
   
Perfect for rugged applications that must meet flammability requirements 
   
Fits 16 x 5mm to 7mm 2.5” SATA/SAS hard drives or SSDs in 2x external 5.25” bays for high performance RAID applications 
   
Supports SATA 6Gbps or SAS 12Gbps (single channel)
   
Large 80mm cooling fan circulates a massive amount of air, while running quietly 
   
Fan is user-adjustable, with settings for high, low, and off 
   
Powered by 4x 15-pin SATA power cables for all 16 bays 
   
Connected by 4x Mini-SAS data cables for all 16 bays, for plug-and-play compatibility with most motherboards and RAID cards 
   
Drive label plugs to keep track of your RAID drives 
   
Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT) - creates a safe environment for hard drives or SSDs 
   
Active Power Technology (APT) - individual led & cooling fan only powers up if there is a drive installed in the bay
   
Eagle-hook lock system keeps drives secured within the enclosure
   
Removable tray system for easy maintenance
   
Supports SAS & SATA 6Gbps and hot swap
   
Supports MiniSAS HD and SATA power cables with locking latch design
   
Industry-leading 5 years limited warranty with exceptional customer support

Specification
Model Number: MB516SP-B
Color: Black
Support Drive Size: 16 x 2.5" SSD / HDD
Compatible Drive Type: SATA / single channel SAS (SAS host required)
Number of Drives: 16
Max Drive Height: 7mm
Drive Bay: 2 x external 5.25" drive bay
Host Interface: 4 x miniSAS HD (SFF-8643)
Power Input: 4 x 15 pin SATA power connector
Transfer Rate: SATA 3.0 up to 6Gbps / SAS 3.0 up to 12Gbps (single channel)
Support HDD Capacity: No limitation
Drive Cooling: 1 x 80 mm fan
Structure / Material: Full metal
Support Hot-Swap: Yes
Product Dimension (L x W x H): 146 x 157.5 x 84mm
Product Net Weight: 1510g
Package Net Weight: 1774g
Drive Activity LED Indication: Drive power: solid green; HDD access: flashing green
Package Contents: 1 - device, 1 - user manual, 2 - ID Plug, 76 - screw
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: 5 years limited warranty

Compatible Drive Tray (Caddy):

  • MB998TP-B tray
  • MB998TK-B tray

Related Products Series:

  • Metal+Tray Enclosures
  • miniSAS HD Enclosures

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FAQ

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 tech@icydock.com for replacement screws.

 
Reviews

By ServetheHome

"This is perfect for users who have needs for huge RAID arrays. Many cases do not have provisions for a large number of drive bays; if your case can handle two 5.25” bays, then the MB16SP-B 16 bay could be just the trick to fit 16 drives into your case."

By Legendary Technology Blog

Want to convert two 5.25'' bay to 16 hot-swap 2.5 SATA/SAS slots?
See what professionals think about our ToughArmor MB516SP-B first!

By OCinside.de

16x SATA SSD in tiny space! Icy Dock has again introduced a new product from the ToughArmor series with space for up to 16x 2.5-inch hot swap SATA/SAS SSD/HDD drives, which we are already testing on OCinside.de today.


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