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ExpressCage MB742SP-B

2 x 2.5" SAS/SATA HDD/SSD Mobile Rack for External 3.5” Bay - Comparable to Tray-less Design
Product Details
  • ExpressCage MB742SP-B
    The ExpressCage MB742SP-B brings dense 2.5” SSD or HDD storage to the floppy 3.5” bay. With the rising popularity of SFF (Small-Form-Factor) systems due to space-savings and lower power usage, a convenient and protective data storage enclosure is necessary to maintain the critical data stored in the system. The ExpressTray MB742TP-B drive caddy supports tool-less drive installation, and it has been designed to hold your drives securely, with an enhanced tool-less drive gripping mechanism, stabilized drive insertion design, and a strengthened single-piece latch. The new metal chassis has all-around air ventilation to keep your drives running cool all day, even under heavy load.
  • Space Saver
    Utilizing the small space of the external 3.5” drive bay (floppy bay), the MB742SP-B is perfect for applications where space is limited. Small-Form-Factor (SFF) PCs, embedded systems, Box PCs, in-vehicle systems, and home servers can all benefit from this dual 2.5” SAS/SATA drive enclosure. The two drives are also in an ideal position to be used in a RAID setup when combined with a RAID card or software RAID solution. A RAID 1 setup can be used to prevent drive failure, and is excellent for sensitive data, or having a backup of your OS drive. A RAID 0 setup is ideal for applications that require high-speeds, such as in a gaming computer or photo/video editing system. Maximize your speed and security while minimizing your space footprint with MB742SP-B.
  • Innovative New Tray Caddy Design
    The ExpressTray MB742TP-B in the MB742SP-B is designed for applications where drive hot-swap is required, while providing security and durability. Grips on the sides of the caddy hold your drives securely, to keep your sensitive data safe.
  • The unique built-in screws allow for entirely tool-less drive installation and removal, to allow for quick and easy swapping of drives.
  • In addition, for applications that require extra stability, we have provided the optional bottom screw holes so you can hold your drives even more securely.
  • The strong, single-piece latch pops out with the press of a button, making it easy to remove your drives. The integrated drive activity light shines solid blue when powered, and flashes blue when the drive is in use, so you know when it’s safe to remove your drives.
  • Versatile Utility & Security
    We understand that the first priority for any storage enclosure must be security of your data. That’s why the MB742SP-B uses a metal enclosure for maximum protection from bumps and drops. The heat-dissipating properties of the enclosure, combined with the amply placed ventilation holes, keep your drives running cool all day, even under heavy load.
  • The ExpressCage MB741SP-B supports both 7-pin SATA data 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.
  • Optional EZConvert MB703M2P-B for M.2 SATA SSD
    If you are looking to use a M.2 SATA SSD with the ExpressCage MB742SP-B, pair it with our EZConvert MB703M2P-B M.2 SSD to 2.5” form factor adapter featuring tool-less adjustable locker to secure your M.2 in place. To learn more about EZConvert MB703M2P-B please click HERE.
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 ExpressCage MB742SP-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
*IEC 60529 (IPX5) Protection against water jets

*The drive mobile rack enclosure needs to have a customized front water-resistant panel added to pass the IEC 60529 (IPX5) certification. Water resistance refers to preventing water from entering the enclosure through the front panel when the product is installed in the chassis, rather than making the entire enclosure water-resistant.

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 metal housing with durable ABS caddies for maximum security and protection
   
Fits 2x 5mm, 7mm, & 9.5mm 2.5” SATA HDD/SSDs, and installs into a single 3.5” external bay (floppy bay)
   
Multi-Flow Technology – provides excellent passive cooling
   
Accommodates 2.5" drives with 5mm, 7mm & 9.5mm height
   
Active Power Technology (APT) - only powers up if there is drive installed in the drive bay
   
Advanced ExpressCage drive caddy MB742TP-B with a new drive-gripping mechanism, strengthened single-piece latch, and tool-less drive installation
   
Removable drive caddy system for easy maintenance
   
Supports SATA 6Gbps or SAS 3.0 12Gbps (single channel)
   
Supports SATA data and power cables with locking latches
   
A Single SATA power cable powers both drives, reducing cable clutter
   
Backed by 3-year manufacturer warranty
Specification
Model Number: MB742SP-B
Color: Black
Support Drive Size: 2.5" SSD / HDD
Compatible Drive Type: SATA / single channel SAS (SAS host required)
Number of Drives: 2
Max Drive Height: 9.5mm
Drive Bay: 1 x external 3.5" drive bay
Host Interface: 2 x SATA 7pin
Power Input: 1 x 15 pin SATA power connector
Transfer Rate SATA 3.0 up to 6Gbps / SAS 3.0 up to 12Gbps
Support HDD Capacity: No limitation
Structure / Material: Metal with partial plastic
Support Hot-Swap: Yes
Product Dimension (L x W x H): 136.3 x 101.6 x 25.4mm
Product Net Weight: 287g
Package Gross Weight: 330g
Drive Activity LED Indication: Drive power: solid blue; HDD access: flashing blue
Package Contents: 1 - device, 1 - user manual, 10 - screw
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

Compatible Drive Tray (Caddy):

  • MB742TP-B tray

Related Products Series:

  • Tool-less+Tray Enclosures
  • Tray-less Enclosures


FAQ

Q: Does MB742SP-B support the new SATA 3.3 / SAS 3.0 Power Disable feature (PWDIS)?

A: The MB742SP-B does not support the SATA 3.3 / SAS 3.0 PWDIS feature. If you install the SATA/SAS HDD/SSD with PWDIS in MB742SP-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.


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