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EZConvert Pro MB982SPR-2S R1

Full Metal Dual 2.5" SATA HDD / SSD to 3.5" SATA HDD RAID Converter / Mounting Kit for Internal 3.5” Drive Bay
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  • Product introduction
    ICY DOCK EZConvert Pro MB982SPR-2S R1 is a full metal dual drive 2.5” SATA HDD / SSD to 3.5" SATA HDD converter with built-in RAID 0 (FAST), RAID 1 (SAFE), JBOD and BIG functions. The MB982SPR-2S R1 converts 2 x 2.5" SATA hard drives or SSD from 5 – 9.5mm drive height into an exact same dimension, screw holes and connector locations of 3.5" SATA hard drive. That’s been said, with EZConvert Pro MB982SPR-2S R1, you can easily add a 2.5” HDD / SSD RAID array anywhere a 3.5” SATA drive is used such as internal 3.5" drive bay, custom build 3.5" HDD slot or pre-existing 3.5" hot-swappable trays, without needing to add a RAID controller card and 2.5" drive mounting kit. The MB982SPR-2S R1 has equipped with SATA 3 RAID chipset for maximum performance and it is build by full metal construction for best drive stability. The MB982SPR-2S R1’s patented tool-less drive installation design makes drive maintenance easy and cost effective. To add or replace 2.5” drive(s), simply open the top cover of EZConvert and put 2.5" HDD(s) / SSD(s) in the converter and close the top cover and voila! You are ready to go.

    The EZConvert Pro MB982SPR-2S R1 is designed to maximize the flexibility of 3.5" drive space with minimum downtime and costs. It is suggested for applications that require OS drive redundancy or high IOPS values such as medical & military systems, government agencies computers, Industrial PCs, SMB workstations, VM workstations, POS systems, SFF & mobile systems, automation systems and embedded systems.
  • Standalone Built-in Hardware RAID Controller
    The EZConvert Pro MB982SPR-2S R1 is a self contained hardware RAID 2.5" to 3.5" drive converter that gives you the flexibility to choose between RAID 0 (FAST), RAID 1 (SAFE), BIG and JBOD modes. With its built-in high performance SATA 3 RAID chipset, the converter operates independently of your system with its own processor and memory to run the RAID applications, offering the next level reliability comparing to software RAID. Software RAID can be infected by viruses and cause the RAID table to be corrupted, result in permanent data loss from the drives.

    *Note:The avaliable data capacity in a RAID 0/1 array is limited to the drive with least amount of data capacity. we recommend to use identical drive for RAID 0/1 setup.
  • With the standalone RAID function you can easily add 2.5” HDD / SSD RAID array into anywhere a 3.5” SATA drive is used via a single SATA connection without the need of an additional RAID controller card or drive mounting kit. For example, you can quickly replace your first generation Mac Pro’s 3.5” hard disk drive with 2 x 2.5” drives in RAID 0 array for faster transfer speed, or create 2 x 2.5” drives in RAID 1 array to replace the 3.5” SATA HDD in your pre-existing POS system to prevent a downed system caused by unexpected drive failure. The JBOD mode allows you to see two individual drives (requires SATA port-multiple on the host end to detect both drives), and BIG mode provides maximum storage capacity into a single point, by combining two hard drives storage capacity sizes into a single large storage volume. The variety of RAID configurations that MB982SPR-2S R1 offer maximize uses for your 3.5” hard drive space, the choice is yours!
  • Same Exact Dimension as 3.5" Hard Drive
    The EZConvert Pro MB982SPR-2S R1 converts up to two standard 2.5" SATA HDD / SSD into an exact 3.5" SATA hard drive form factor. Since it has exact same dimension, screw holes and connector locations of 3.5" SATA hard drive, it can fit into any 3.5" SAS or SATA hard drive spaces without any modifications to the system structure. To ensure hassle-free drive installation, the EZConvert Pro MB982SPR-2S uses tool-less drive installation design which unitizes a number of components to accommodate all type of 2.5" SATA HDD / SSD drive height from 5mm to 9.5mm. To install 2.5" HDD / SSD is easy, simply open the top cover of the converter and put 2.5" HDD / SSD in the converter and close the top cover. The self locking mechanism locks in the drive and ensures drives are securely connected once the top cover is closed.
  • Limitless Applications, Unlimited Purposes
    The varieties of applications that use 3.5” SATA hard drive are endless, some of which may include: personal desktop computer, Mac system, gaming rig, network attached storage, surveillance system, POS system, video rendering workstation, or enterprise data servers. Being able to reap the benefits of 2.5” SATA HDD / SSD but still meet the requirements of the 3.5” form factor can be very rewarding. For example, Solid-State Drives provide faster data transfer speeds and lower temperature output and can be a beneficial upgrade in many systems. With MB982SPR-2S R1, you can convert 2 x 2.5” SATA SSD or notebook drive into a 3.5” SATA drive hassle-free.
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Main Features
Fully SATA 3.0 Revision (6Gb/s) compatible and Backward compatible with SATA 2.0 Revision (3Gb/s) and 1.0 Revision (1.5Gb/s) drives
Supports SATA hot-swap function
Converts 2 x 5mm to 9.5mm 2.5” SATA HDD or SSD into a 3.5” SATA hard drive
Exact same dimension, screw holes and connector locations as 3.5” hard disk drive
Built-in hardware RAID controller allows four different configurations: RAID 0 (FAST), RAID 1 (SAFE), JBOD and BIG (SPANNING)
RAID manager software for both Windows and Mac OSX (Click to download)
Patented tool-less drive installation design let you add / remove drives without dismount the converter
Full metal construction, perfect for rugged applications and complies with flammability requirements
Individual HDD fail LED indication located at rear of the device
EMI grounding – protects hard drives from electrical damage
Single SATA 15 pin power to power entire device & single SATA data connector to operate.
Limited 3 year warranty to complement the typical of a hard drive
Supports SATA cable with locking latch design
Airflow Vents with metal Heat Dissipation for maximum passive cooling
Compatible with backplane trays such as those found in Apple's first generation Mac Pro 
Suggested applications in personal desktop computer, Mac system, gaming rig, network attached storage, surveillance system, POS system, video rendering workstation and enterprise data servers
Model Number: MB982SPR-2S R1
Color: Silver
Support Drive Size: 2 x 2.5" SATA HDD & SSD (up to 9.5mm height)
Compatible Drive Type: SATA
Number of Drives: 2
Max Drive Height: 9.5mm
Drive Bay: 1 x 3.5" device bay
Host Interface: 1 x 7 pin SATA
Power Input: 1 x 15 pin SATA power connector
Transfer Rate: Up to 6Gbps (depending on hard drive speed)
Support HDD Capacity: No limitation
Drive Cooling: Metal heat dispersion with passive cooling
RAID Function: RAID 0 (fast) / RAID 1 (safe) / BIG (large) / JBOD
Structure / Material: Full metal
Support Hot-Swap: N/A
Drive Security: N/A
Product Dimension (L x W x H): 146.6 x 101.6 x 25.4mm
Product Weight: 360.7g
Shipping (Package) Weight: 441.7g
RAID Status LED Indicator: N/A
Drive Activity LED Indication: HDD fail/RAID rebuild fail: solid red
Package Contents: 1 - device, 1 - user manual, 4 - screws,2 - foam block
SATA 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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Q: What is RAID and what are different mode?

A: Note: Not all ICY DOCK enclosure support each of the RAID modes described below. For more information on the RAID modes that your enclosure supports, refer to the manual or the icydock.com product page.

Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) is a virtual disk technology that combines multiple physical drives into one unit. RAID can create redundancy, improve performance, or do both.

RAID should not be considered a replacement for backing up your data. If critical data is going onto a RAID array, it should be backed up to another physical drive or logical set of drives.

The following are terms that normally used in connection with RAID:

• Striping: data is split between multiple disks.
• Mirroring: data is mirrored between multiple disks.
• Parity: also referred to as a checksum. Parity is a calculated value used to mathematically rebuild data.

Different RAID levels exist for different application requirements.

Refer to the following table for the list of RAID modes offered by some ICY DOCK products:


RAID MODE Description Operation Advantages Disadvantages Recovery
RAID 0 Striped disks Data is split evenly between two or more disks. Large size and the fastest speed. No redundancy. If one or more drives fails, this results in array failure.
RAID 1 Mirrored disks Two drives have identical data on them. A single drive failure will not result in data loss. Speed and size is limited by the slowest and smallest disk. Only one drive is needed for recovery.
JBOD Just a Bunch Of Disks Any number of drives are accessed independently by the operating system. Software RAID modes can be used. Hardware RAID may have better performance. N/A
BIG Spanning or Concatenation Data is written on one drive until it is full, and then the next drive(s) until it or they are full. Creates a very large and simple array. No redundancy. N/A


Q: How do I setup or change the RAID mode for my MB982SPR-2S R1 RAID mobile rack?

A: Note: Any data currently on the drives will be lost during this process. You need to back up all of your data before you set a RAID mode.

To set a RAID mode, complete the following:

1.Turn off the computer.
2.Use a SATA cable to connect the MB982SPR-2S R1 RAID mobile rack to a computer.
3.Set the RAID switch to the RAID mode that you want to set.
4.Turn on the computer.
5.When the computer is turned on, check disk management to see if your RAID array is listed. If the RAID array listed with unallocated space, the RAID array needs to be reformatted.

Note 1: When you change the RAID mode, complete the steps above to set the unit back to JBOD before you set a different RAID mode.

Note 2: Your SATA controller card requires SATA port multiplier feature to read more than two drives in JBOD mode. If your computer is only recognizing one of your hard drives, it means your SATA controller does not support port multiplier feature. In this case, You can use the RAID monitoring software to verify the RAID model status. The RAID monitoring software can be downloaded here.

Note 3: Without port multiplier support, you can still see two drives in the RAID monitoring software under JBOD mode, this is because the RAID chipset can read two drives. However, to format each drive in Windows requires a port multiplier feature.


Q: How do I rebuild my RAID 1 array?


1.Determine which drive is operational by using the RAID monitoring software (if available) or test each drive individually on a different hard drive enclosure or by connecting each drive directly to a computer’s SATA port.
2.Replace the failed drive with an identical hard drive.
3.The array will rebuild and is accessible during the rebuilding process.

Note 1: It is recommended to use a new identical hard drive for the rebuild. To use a used drive, we recommend use Window’s DiskPart command to clean and format the used hard drive before you start rebuilding.

Note 2: Before you start the rebuilding process, make sure the replacement drive has no previous RAID table in it. To erase the RAID table created by MB982SPR-2S R1, turn off the computer, insert the drive to the MB982SPR-2S R1 and set the RAID switch to JBOD mode and then turn on the computer. The RAID table will be erased once you successfully switch to JBOD mode. This procedure deleted all of the data on the drives. Make sure you back up all your data before you switch to JBOD mode.

Note 3: For better data security, when creating RAID 1 array, the JMS562 RAID chipset saves the RAID table to a deep layer (LBA) of the drive, which can only be erased by JMS562 chipset (MB982SPR-2S R1) in JBOD mode. Therefore, we recommend wiping the RAID table before you reuse any drive that ever used in MB982SPR-2S R1 with RAID 1 array.

Q: Will my hard drive or solid state drive work in this enclosure?


• Make sure that the enclosure supports the storage size of your hard drive. If the storage size of your hard drive is larger than what the enclosure was tested with, the hard drive will likely still work with the enclosure.
• Confirm that your hard drive uses the same interface type as the enclosure. For example, IDE, SATA, or SAS.
• Make sure that the enclosure supports the physical size of your hard drive, such as 2.5 inches drive or 3.5 inches drive.
• Make sure that the enclosure supports the height of your hard drive. For example, 7mm, 9mm or 15mm.
• Verify that the power consumption of your hard drive doesn’t exceed the power output of the enclosure. If you’re using multiple hard drives, make sure that the combined power consumption of all of the hard drives doesn’t exceed the power output of the enclosure.

Q: My computer is only recognizing one of the hard drives while using SATA/eSATA. What do I do?


SATA hard drive controllers require a feature called port multiplier to read more than one hard drive per SATA or eSATA port. The port multiplier feature is not standard on many SATA hard drive controllers.

If your computer is only recognizing one of your hard drives, you need to plug the SATA/eSATA cable into a SATA controller that includes the port multiplier feature. If none of your current hard drive controllers include this feature, you can add a hard drive controller that does support port multiplier in any available expansion slot (for example, PCI, PCI-Express, PCMCIA, CardBus, or ExpressCard).

If you have a hard drive controller card that does support the port multiplier feature but it is only reading one hard drive at a time, update the drivers of the hard drive controller.


Q: Everything is connected, but nothing is working. What do I do?


When you troubleshoot issues with a hard drive enclosure, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:
• Cables (USB, SATA, SAS, Mini-SAS, etc)
• Hard drives / SSD (M.2 drive, 3.5'' hard drive, solid state drive, etc)
• Hard drive enclosure (converter, mobile rack, cage, and external enclosure)

To test your setup components, try the following:
• Connect the hard drive directly to the system or use the hard drive in another enclosure to see if the problem is with the hard drive.
• Use the cables, hard drives, and hard drive enclosure in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.
• Use a different cable, hard drive, and hard drive enclosure in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test the hard drive and hard drive enclosure, it is recommended that you do the following:
• To check Disk Management, press the Windows key + R, type diskmgmt.msc, and press Enter. Check to see if your hard drive is listed.
• If the hard drive is listed with unallocated space, the hard drive needs to be reformatted. Right-click unallocated and click New Simple Volume. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the reformatting.

Note: Formatting a hard drive erases all of the data on it. Make sure that you back up all of your data before you reformat the hard drive.
• If the hard drive is listed as healthy but does not have a drive letter, for example, C:, right-click healthy and click Change Drive Letter and Paths. Click Add, assign a drive letter, and click OK.

Note: A formatted hard drive will not show up in Computer or My Computer until it has a drive letter assigned to it.

For additional help with setting ICY DOCK RAID enclosure, please contact us by email, phone, or live chat.


Q: Can I remove any hard drive from the MB982SPR-2S R1 RAID array, place it into a drive duplicator to copy data, and then return the hard drive back to the MB982SPR-2S R1 RAID array for continued use?

A: Any RAID array created through MB982SPR-2S R1 carries a unique RAID table, enabling the MB982SPR-2S R1 RAID chipset to recognize the RAID array information on the hard drive. This is crucial for data matching and RAID rebuilding in case of hard drive failure or data corruption. Removing a hard drive from the RAID array and copying data to it via a drive duplicator may corrupt the RAID table on that drive. This can lead to reading errors or a failure in RAID rebuilding process as the RAID chipset may no longer recognize it. As such, we strongly advise against removing hard drives from the MB982SPR-2S R1 RAID array for such purposes and also recommend not using the MB982SPR-2S R1 as a drive duplicator.


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