|Optional Certifications Available for ToughArmor MB840M2P-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|
|•||Fits 1x M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD with all drive length including 2230 (30mm), 2242 (42mm), 2260 (60mm), 2280 (80mm), and 22110 (110mm)|
|•||Use 1x PCIe 3.0/4.0x4 interface, also supports installation into PCIe 3.0/4.0 x8 and x16 slots|
|•||Install into a single-width full-height/half-height PCIe expansion slot|
|•||Removable drive tray with tool-less drive installation design for easy drive maintenance|
|•||Low profile design allows for multiple bays to be installed side-by-side in a modular design|
|•||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 install|
|•||PCIe interface provides both power and data transfer which ultimately reduce cable clutter|
|•||Built-in thermal pad conducts the heat from the drive to the metal tray|
|•||Optional HDD activity signal output lets you transfer the drive activity signal to computer case|
|•||Industry leading 3-year warranty against all defects|
|•||Complimentary support from professionally trained US-based technical support agents|
|Color：||Black & silver|
|Support Drive Size：||1x M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (2230/2242/2260/2280/22110)|
|Compatible Drive Type：||M.2 PCIe 3.0/4.0 NVMe SSD|
|Number of Drives：||1|
|Support Drive Length：||30mm – 110mm|
|Drive Bay：||1 x PCIe 3.0 or 4.0 x4 / x8 / x16 expansion slot|
|Host Interface：||PCIe 4.0 x4|
|Power Input：||Via PCIe|
|Transfer Rate：||Up to 64Gbps (depending on hard drive speed)|
|Support SDD Capacity：||No limitation|
|Drive Cooling：||Metal heat dispersion with passive cooling|
|Structure / Material：||Metal with partial ABS plastic|
|Dimension (W x H x D)：||160 x 122 x 22mm|
|Product Net Weight：||181.5g|
|Package Net Weight：||260g|
|Drive Activity LED Indication：||Drive power: solid green; Drive access: flashing green|
|Package Contents：||Device, user manual, screw, I/O faceplate|
|Connector Insertion Rate：||5,000|
|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|
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Q: The system does not detect the M.2 SSD I installed in the ICY DOCK enclosure. What should I do?
A: Since the M.2 SSD is not designed for hot-swapping, we highly recommend powering off the device/system before inserting or removing an M.2 SSD. If the system is still unable to detect the drive, follow the steps below to scan for new hardware manually:
Windows 11 / Windows 10 / Windows 8 – In the search box on the taskbar, type device manager, and click it from the menu. Once the device manager window pops up, right-click on the disk drive icon, and click scan for hardware changes.
Windows 7 – Right-click on the computer icon on the desktop, select properties, click device manager, right-click on the disk drive icon and then click 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 4.0x4 standard, with up to 64Gbps transfer rates.
Q: I'm having the difficulties closing the lid of the drive tray and unable to insert the drive tray all the way to the drive enclosure after placing the M.2 SSD onto the drive tray.
A: Make sure to lock the M.2 SSD with the adjustable M.2 locker. The tray lid will not close properly if the M.2 locker is not fully secured. If you are having difficulty secure the M.2 locker or close the cover, the M.2 SSD you are using may not follow the standard M.2 SSD thickness, which is less than 1.5mm height for each side with a total height that does not exceed 3.8mm. Using the M.2 SSD with non-standard thickness will cause improper tension on the M.2 locker and tray lid and make the M.2 connector misaligned. If you are having issues inserting the drive tray to the enclosure, please stop the operation immediately and check the drive thickness to ensure it follows the standard M.2 SSD thickness - less than 1.5mm height for each side and less than 3.8mm for total height.
Note: Some M.2 SSD uses a metal heat dissipation sticker that causes each side's thickness more than the 1.5mm. Remove the sticker will solve the problem, but do it at your own risk (might void the warranty of SSD)
ICY DOCK enclosure is design to be compatible with M.2 SSD that has standard thickness. We highly recommend checking the drive thickness before purchase, and please refer to the incompatible M.2 SSD list below for further information:
M.2 NVMe SSDs known to be incompatible with ICY DOCK enclosure:
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if the problem persists so we can resolve the issue as soon as possible.
Click here to report a compatible/incompatible M.2 SSD.
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|
|Drive Access||Flashing Light|
Note: The I/O wire connected to the PC case/chassis are not included in the product package.
By William Lam
William Lam (formally VirtuallyGhetto) explains why the ToughArmor MB840M2P-B is a great solution to move around M.2 NVMe SSD without the complexity of taking apart the system, especially in Intel’s NUC 9 Pro.
By Tom's Hardware
We can envision a couple scenarios where the ability to quickly insert and remove a NVMe M.2 SSD could be very useful, such as boot or cache drives on servers or appliances that are generally not easily serviceable in today’s servers.
Just recently we had a look at the Icy Dock ToughArmor MB839SP-B PCIe card for use with 2.5-inch SATA drives and now there is an interesting solution with the Icy Dock MB840M2P-B PCIe slot card to install an M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD in a PCIe 3.0 x4 slot.
What is PCIe Expansion Slot
A PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) expansion slot is a type of slot on a computer's motherboard that allows for the installation of PCIe expansion cards. These cards can provide additional functionality to a computer, such as graphics processing, network connectivity, or storage.