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ToughArmor MB092VK-B

Rugged 2 Bay 2.5” U.2/U.3 NVMe SSD PCIe 4.0 Mobile Rack for External 3.5” Drive Bay (2 x SlimSAS SFF-8654 4i)
Product Details
  • Note: To utilize an M.2, U.2, or U.3 NVMe SSD in a PCIe 16x or 8x slot, the motherboard or add-on card must support PCIe Bifurcation. This mode divides PCIe lanes into specific configurations like x4, x4, x4, x4 for a 16x slot or x4, x4 for an 8x slot, ensuring the SSD can be read by the system. For compatible hardware, please refer to the FAQ section. If your hardware is not listed there, please contact us for assistance.
  • The ToughArmor MB092VK-B is a Ruggedized Removable DUAL U.2/U.3 NVMe PCIe 3.0/4.0 Mobile Rack Enclosure, supporting up to 64Gbps data transfer speeds through Slimline SAS (SFF-8654 4i) connection. This drive mobile rack fits an external 3.5” drive bay (floppy bay) space. With the advantage of removable drive trays in the frontal drive bay space, users can effortlessly access enterprise U.2 or U.3 drives without disassembling the computer case.
  • Innovative Removable Drive Design
    U.2 NVMe SSDs are typically designed to be installed internally, which can be tough to access when maintenance is needed. With the MB092VK-B, the U.2 drives are brought to the frontal 3.5” drive bay space where they can be easily accessed, making it a more efficient and straightforward process. In addition, each removable drive tray can support U.2 SSDs from 5mm to 9.5mm in height.-inch and M.2 installed simultaneously.
  • Superior Performance
    To unlock the full performance of 64Gbps under PCIe 4.0 specification, the MB092VK-B uses 2x Slimline SAS (SFF-8654 4i) connectors and is also backward compatible with U.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD up to 32Gbps.
  • Full Metal Protection
    Ensuring the drive enclosure can be relied upon for many years, the MB092VK-B is constructed out of heavy-duty metal throughout the entire device, including the drive trays, which are capable of holding up in harsh environments, such as military and medical systems that require a flammability rating.
  • Optimal Cooling Efficiency
    The built-in 25mm cooling fan efficiently disperses the heat generated by the U.2 NVMe SSDs through the intelligently-placed ventilation holes around the enclosure. To adjust the fan speed, simply reposition the fan speed jumper in the rear (High, Low, & Off).
  • Exceptional Product Compatibility
    The MB092VK-B is compatible with motherboards, RAID/HBA cards, and M.2 adapters from major brands including Adaptec, Areca, Broadcom, HighPoint, Supermicro, and more. This compatibility gives you the freedom to choose from a wide range of hardware options, moving beyond the constraints of single-brand system configurations. For more information on product compatibility, click here.
  • Packed with Features
    The Slimline-SAS and SATA power connectors are compatible with cables with a locking latch design. So once the cables are connected, they will be secure in place.
  • An LED status light built into the tray lets you know when your drive is powered up and in use. The LED will automatically shut off when no drive is installed to save power.
  • For an additional physical layer of security, the included 2-segment key-lock can be used to protect against unwanted access and secure drives in rough environments, such as military applications and in-vehicle PCs.
  • (Optional) M.2 NVMe SSD to U.2 NVMe SSD Adapter
    Converting your M.2 NVMe SSD into U.2 NVMe SSD with EZConvert MB705M2P-B adapter offers tool-less SSD installation and comes with a large heatsink designed explicitly for high-speed M.2 NVMe SSDs.
  • (Optional) 3.5" to 5.25" Drive Bay Bracket
    Converting your 5.25" device bay into a 3.5" device bay with Flex-Fit MB343SP drive bay bracket, it features a solid one-piece design with additional dual 2.5" drive slots for extra drive storage.
  • Need Support for 15mm Thick U.2/U.3 SSDs?
    If your U.2/U.3 NVMe SSD has a height of 15mm, the ToughArmor MB105VP-B dual bay U.2/U.3 NVMe SSD mobile rack enclosure for 5.25" bays has got you covered. It accommodates two U.2/U.3 NVMe SSDs ranging from 5-15mm in height. Plus, it's equipped with a high-performance 40x20mm cooling fan that can reduce your SSD's operating temperature by up to 5°C compared to a fan-less SSD mobile rack enclosure. Perfect for applications or systems demanding high SSD capacity and efficient cooling.
  • Wide Range of Compatibility
    EZ-Slide Micro Tray MB992TRAY-B offers effortless interchangeability among different ToughArmor models.
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 MB092VK-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 or dust 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
Fits 2x 2.5” U.2/U.3 NVMe SSDs from 5-9.5mm height
   
Installs into standardized external 3.5” device bay (floppy bay)
   
Uses 2x Slimline SAS (SFF-8654 4i) connector, pinout defined by SFF-9402 Rev 1.1
   
Supports NVMe 4.0 64Gbps transfer rates per drive bay
   
Ruggedized full-metal enclosure and drive trays
   
Featuring a user-replaceable 25mm cooling fan with adjustable fan speed jumper settings (High, Low, Off)
   
2-segment key lock for additional physical security
   
Eagle-hook tray latch securely holds the tray inside the enclosure
   
EMI Grounding – protects SSDs from electrical damage
   
Active Power Technology (APT) – saves power by shutting down when no drives are installed
   
Industry-leading 5 years limited warranty against all defects
   
Complimentary support from a professionally trained US-based technical support agent

Specification
Model Number : MB092VK-B
Colors : Black
Support Drive Size : 2.5" (up to 9.5mm height)
Compatible Drive Type : U.2 or U.3
Number of Drives : 2
Drive Bay : 1 x 3.5" drive bay
Host Interface : 2 x SlimSAS SFF-8654 4i, pin-out defined by SFF-9402 Rev 1.1
(Tri-mode HBA/RAID card compatible)
Power Input : 1 x 15pin SATA power connector
Transfer Rate : Up to 64Gbps (depending on SSD speed)
Support SSD Capacity : No limitation
Drive Cooling : 1 x 25x25x10mm fan
Structure / Material : Full metal
Hot Plug : Yes
Product Dimension (L x W x H) : 143 x 101.2 x 25.4mm
Product Net Weight : 415.6 g
Package Gross Weight : 482 g
Drive Activity LED Indication : Drive power: solid green; Drive access: flashing green
Package Contents : Device, user manual, screws, keys
U.2 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
  • MB994TK-B

Compatible Drive cable:

  • MB323L-B Cable

Related Products Series:

  • NVMe Enclosures
  • SAS/SATA Enclosures

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FAQ

Q: Can you recommend an add-on card that is compatible with MB092VK-B?

A: To ensure compatibility with MB092VK-B, please make sure that your add-on card or motherboard’s BIOS/UEFI supports PCIe Bifurcation when using a PCIe 16x or 8x slot. Additionally, set up the PCIe splitter in the BIOS/UEFI with the configuration of x4, x4, x4, x4 for a PCIe 16x slot or x4, x4 for a PCIe 8x slot.

Please click the icon below to view the compatibility of your motherboards or add-on cards that support PCIe Bifurcation mode. For the best compatibility, we highly recommend using the cables recommended or manufactured by the motherboard or add-on card manufacturer.

 



We are currently in the process of certifying our NVMe enclosure with major add-on card and motherboard manufacturers. We will keep updating the list to include compatible accessories.

To report a compatible add-on card, cable, or motherboard, or to check the compatibility of add-on card(s) or motherboards that are not listed, please click here.


Q: I've completed the installation of the hard drive and device as per the instructions in the product manual, but the system still can't detect the drive. How can I troubleshoot this issue?

A: Please first confirm the compatibility of your hardware, and make sure that the drive, drive enclosure, cable, and host interfaces are compatible. Try connecting the drive directly to the host to see if the system can detect the drive. If it still doesn't detect it, this can rule out issues with the drive enclosure. You can also try connecting the drive enclosure with different drives, cables, or systems to see if the issue can be resolved. If the system still can't detect it, here are some possible issues:

Insufficient PCIe lanes in the system: Whether you're connecting the drive enclosure to the motherboard or add-on card, It is important to note that the number of available PCIe lanes is limited. This includes understanding the number of lanes provided by the CPU and chipset, as well as their allocation method. Failure to do so may result slower transfer speeds, unstable connections, or even the inability to detect the drive.
Incompatible interface protocols: It is crucial to verify whether the Mini-SAS HD, OCuLink, or SlimSAS interface on the motherboard or add-on card is capable of supporting NVMe.
Incompatible interface pinout standard: Prior to connecting the drive enclosure to the Mini-SAS HD, OCuLink, or SlimSAS port on the motherboard or add-on card, please verify that the port utilizes the same pinout standard as the port on our drive enclosure. To check the pinout standard of our drive enclosure, you can refer to the specification table on our product page, where it specifies whether the pinout standard is Legacy or SFF-9402 1.1.
Excessive length of the connecting cable: To ensure optimal performance, it is advised to use a connecting cable that is no longer than 50cm. Using longer cables can lead to excessive signal loss, resulting in slower transfer speeds, unstable connections, or even the inability to detect the drive. Additionally, we recommend using the same interface connector for both the device and the host to prevent any potential compatibility issues.

Q: My NVMe drive did not detect after inserting it back into the device while powered on?

A: For systems that support hot-plug function, while your system is powered on, each drive insertion and removal cycle will require a manual refresh from the operating system in order for the system to recognize the drive.

 

If you are unable to detect the drive after performing the manual refresh, your system might not support hot-plug functions. We suggest you check with the motherboard/add-on card manufacturer to see if it supports the NVMe hot-plug function.

 

Windows 11 / Windows 10 / Windows 8 – In the search box on the taskbar, type Device Manager, then select from the menu, right-click on the disk drive and then select scan for hardware changes.

 

Windows 7 – Right-click on computer icon on desktop and select properties, click Device Manager, right-click on the disk drive and then select scan for hardware changes.


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Q: Is the ICY DOCK NVMe enclosure supporting the PCIe 4.0 standard?

A: Yes, all ICY DOCK NVMe enclosures support the PCIe 4.0 standard. However, the bandwidth will be limited to PCIe 3.0 when connecting a PCIe 3.0 device to a PCIe 4.0 host.



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