|Optional Certifications Available for ToughArmor MB092VK-B
|Trade Agreements Act Compliance
|Safety Standard Certification
|Flammability of Plastic Materials
|Federal Communications Commission Compliance
|MIL-STD-810H - Method 501.7 & 502.7
|*IEC 60529 (IPX5)
|Protection against water jets
|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
|Model Number :
|Support Drive Size :
|2.5" (up to 9.5mm height)
|Compatible Drive Type :
|U.2 or U.3
|Number of Drives :
|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 :
|Drive Cooling :
|1 x 25x25x10mm fan
|Structure / Material :
|Hot Plug :
|Product Dimension (L x W x H) :
|143 x 101.2 x 25.4mm
|Product Net Weight :
|Package Gross Weight :
|Drive Activity LED Indication :
|Drive power: solid green; Drive access: flashing green
|Package Contents :
|Device, user manual, screws, keys
|U.2 Connector Insertion Rate :
|Operating Temperature :
|0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)
|Storage Temperature :
|-35°C to 70°C (-31°F to 158°F)
|CE, RoHS, REACH
|5 years limited warranty
Compatible Drive Tray (Caddy):
Compatible Drive cable:
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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.
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.