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ToughArmor MB839SP-B

2.5" SATA SSD/HDD to PCIe 2.0 x1 Hot-Swap Mobile Rack for PCIe Expansion Slots
Product Details
  • ToughArmor MB839SP-B
    Introducing the ToughArmor MB839SP-B rugged removable drive bay for 2.5” SATA hard drives and SSDs (9.5mm height). Utilizing the standard PCIe 2.0 interface and taking only a single PCIe expansion slot, the MB839SP-B gives you an additional hot-swappable drive bay for hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs) even when your computer does not have an open SATA port or empty drive bay. Because the single PCIe port handles both power and data, there’s no additional clutter from SATA data and power cables. Fully supports hot-swapping drives with its removable drive tray.
  • Convenient Hot Swap Support
    MB839SP-B adds full hot-swap support over the PCIe 2.0/3.0 interface, allowing you to add or remove drives in seconds without having to shut down the computer or open the case. Hot-swap supports prevents downtime when upgrading storage or replacing a failed drive, and allows a technician to work more efficiently. Hot-Swap ready connector rated for 10,000 insertion / removal cycles allows drives to be installed, removed, and replaced without shutting down the system.
  • Efficient Storage Solution
    Add an additional HDD or SSD to your desktop computer by utilizing your unused PCIe expansion slots. Using the PCIe interface lets you exceed your computers usual drive limitations by giving you an extra removable SSD/HDD drive bay.
  • ToughArmor MB839SP-B is designed for the PCIe 2.0 and 3.0 single-channel (x1) interface, and for maximum compatibility, it’s also compatible with PCIe x4, x8, and x16 full-length PCIe slots.
  • The Protection You Need
    Ruggedized full-metal chassis, tray, and mounting bracket help to ensure a long product life, and further aid in heat dissipation. An anti-vibration mechanism built into the chassis reduces noise and protects against environmental damage.
  • Large ventilation holes on both sides of the enclosure work with your systems cooling system to keep your drives cool under load. The single-slot width is narrow enough to enable cooling even when multiple bays are installed side-by-side.
  • Large ventilation holes on both sides of the enclosure work with your systems cooling system to keep your drives cool under load. The single-slot width is narrow enough to enable cooling even when multiple bays are installed side-by-side.
  • For easier drive status monitoring, connect your computers/server drive power/access LED light to the 2-pin HDD status header (cable not included), to easily see when your drive is in use from the front of the computer.
  • Packed with Features
    Utilizing the PCIe 2.0 interface allows for a huge speed improvement over older PCs and Mac Pro 2008-2012 models which only natively support SATA II speeds, allowing you to take advantage on the huge speed improvements of modern SSDs.
  • Utilizing the PCIe 2.0 interface provides power and data transfer at the same location which ultimately reduce cable clutter in a PC case.
  • ToughArmor MB840M2P-B for M.2 NVMe SSD
    If you are looking to install an M.2 NVMe SSD through a PCIe slot, ICY DOCK got you covered! ToughArmor MB840M2P-B is compatible with the PCIe 3.0 slot or above and offer data transfer speed up to 32Gb/s!
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 MB839SP-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
Compatible with Mac Pro 2008-2012 models with no driver required
   
Fits 1x SATA hard drive or SSD from 7mm to 9.5mm in height
   
Uses PCIe 2.0 x1 interface, also supports installation into PCIe 2.0 and PCIe 3.0 x1, x4, x8, and x16 slots
   
Installs into single-width PCIe expansion slot
   
PCIe interface provides both power and data transfer which ultimately reduce cable clutter
   
Narrow design allows for multiple bays to be installed side-by-side in a modular design
   
Includes full-height PCIe faceplate to protect against buildup of dust
   
Strong hot-swap connector rated for a minimum of 10,000 insertion/removal cycles
   
Eagle-hook lock system keeps the drive secure in the enclosure
   
EMI Grounding – protects hard drives from electrical damage
   
Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT) reduces noise and protects against environmental damage
   
Active Power Technology (APT) saves power by shutting the device down when no drive is installed.
   
Industry leading 5 years limited warranty against all defects
   
Complimentary support from professionally trained US-based technical support agents

Specification
Model Number: MB839SP-B
Color: Black
Support Drive Size: 1 x 2.5" SSD / HDD
Compatible Drive Type: SATA
Number of Drives: 1
Max Drive Height: 9.5mm
Drive Bay: 1 x PCIe 2.0 expansion slot
Host Interface: PCIe 2.0 x1 or above
Power Input: PCIe 2.0
Transfer Rate: Up to 500MB/s (depending on hard drive speed)
Support HDD Capacity: No limitation
Drive Cooling : Metal heat dispersion with passive cooling
Structure / Material: Metal with partial ABS plastic
Support Hot-Swap: Yes
Product Dimension (W x H x D): 154 x 122 x 22mm
Product Net Weight: 195g
Package Gross Weight: 277g
Drive Activity LED Indication: Drive power: solid green; Drive access: flashing green
Package Contents: Device, user manual, screws
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: 5 years limited warranty

Compatible Drive Tray (Caddy):

  • MB991TRAY-B
  • MB996TK-B

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  • Metal+Tray Enclosures
  • Space-Saving Enclosures

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FAQ

Q: Does MB839SP-B support the new SATA 3.3 / SAS 3.0 Power Disable feature (PWDIS)?

A: The MB839SP-B does not support the SATA 3.3 / SAS 3.0 PWDIS feature. If you install the SATA/SAS HDD/SSD with PWDIS in MB839SP-B , the drive will not spin, and the system won't detect the drive. See the list below for known SATA/SAS HDD/SSD with the PWDIS feature.

 

While we recommend to avoid using the SATA/SAS HDD/SSD with PWDIS, you can use the methods below to disable the PWDIS feature physically if you already purchased the drive:

 

Method 1 – Using the Molex to SATA adapter or cable to disconnect the power to Pin 3 of the SATA power connector.

 

Molex to SATA Adapter   Molex to SATA Cable
Molex to SATA Adapter   Molex to SATA Cable

 

Method 2 – Placing Kapton tape on Pin 1-3 of the SATA/SAS power connector to isolate the 3.3V power, as shown below.

 

Kapton tape SATA power connector

 

Please contact tech@icydock.com if the problem persists.


Q: I want to see the drive status from the front panel on PC case/chassis. What should I do?

A: There is a 2-pin front panel header(s) on the PCBA of the product. The drive status can be displayed from the front panel after connecting the front I/O wire to the corresponding 2-pin header of the product. For detailed connected methods, please refer to the user manual of the PC case/chassis.

Drive Status LED Indication
Power Solid Light
Drive Access Flashing Light

Note: The I/O wire connected to the PC case/chassis are not included in the product package.

Reviews

By b00bytrap

Planning to buy a USB external enclosure for M.2 NVMe SSD? See what professionals think about our ToughArmor MB839SP-B first!

Jun 11, 2020

By Craft Computing

ICY DOCK’s ToughArmor MB839SP-B provides a solution to install and remove your drives by using the unused PCIe expansion slots. This method provides power-users to easily install and remove drives without shutting down or opening the computer system.

Oct 23, 2020

By Spawn.Link

"When you get down to it there really isn’t much to the MB839SP-B but it works well and really comes in handy if your storage ever needs quick removal. I’ve not run into any issues."

Feb 1, 2022

By OCinside.de

"Icy Dock has launched a new product from the ToughArmor series. The Icy Dock MB839SP-B is an useful removable frame for the PCIe slot, which supports a 2.5-inch SATA drive."

Feb 1, 2023

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