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ToughArmor MB111VP-B

Removable 2.5" U.2/U.3 NVMe SSD to PCIe 4.0 x4 Mobile Rack Enclosure for PCIe Expansion Slot
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  • Meet the ToughArmor MB111VP-B, a rugged and removable U.2/U.3 NVMe SSD enclosure designed to fit into a PCIe slot, supporting U.2/U.3 NVMe SSDs up to a height of 9.5mm. With the ability to fit into a single PCIe x4 expansion slot, this innovative drive mobile rack allows for easy removal of U.2/U.3 NVMe SSDs from the PCIe slot while minimizing the clutter from data and power cables.
  • Drive Swapping Made Simple
    Say goodbye to complex drive-swapping procedures with the ToughArmor MB111VP-B. Equipped with a removable drive tray and supporting hot-plug functionality for U.2/U.3 NVMe drives, the MB111VP-B allows you to effortlessly add or remove drives in seconds without needing to power down or open the case. Furthermore, the SFF-8639 connector is rated for 10,000 insertion/removal cycles, allowing for longer-term usage with the system. *See FAQ for Hot-plug support.
  • Unleash PCIe Storage Potential
    Unlock the full potential of your desktop computer’s storage capabilities with the ToughArmor MB111VP-B by utilizing your unused PCIe expansion slots. This storage solution allows adding a U.2/U.3 NVMe drive to your system, effectively exceeding your computer’s usual drive limitations. In addition, with the PCIe interface, you can take advantage of fast transfer speeds of up to 64Gbps.
  • Designed to fit the PCIe x4 card slot, the MB111VP-B is also compatible with PCIe x8 and x16 full-length PCIe slots, providing you with added flexibility and versatility.
  • The Protection You Need
    Get the protection your data deserves with the rugged and durable ToughArmor MB111VP-B. Its full-metal chassis, tray, and mounting bracket ensure a long product life and excellent heat dissipation. The built-in anti-vibration mechanism helps to reduce noise and protect against environmental damage.
  • In addition, large ventilation holes on both sides of the enclosure work in tandem with your system’s cooling system to maintain optimal temperatures for your NVMe drives, even under a full load.
  • Packed with Features
    The MB111VP-B is a feature-packed device that leverages the PCIe interface to simplify cable management in PC cases. Additionally, the drive tray comes equipped with a LED indicator to display drive power and activity, while an optional 2-pin HDD activity signal output (cable not included) allows for easy transfer of the drive activity signal to the front of the computer.
  • EZ Slide Nano Trays
    Using the EZ Slide Nano trays makes drive interchangeability and maintenance completely hassle free. For drive security, the Eagle-hook lock system on the tray makes sure your hard drives will not eject when not needed. The trays are designed to accommodate 7mm to 9.5mm height hard drive and SSD, creating a 2.5" hot swap bay for PCIe Slot.
  • 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 MB111VP-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
*Vibration Test MIL-STD-810H, Method 514.8, Procedure I (Resistance to vibrations)
*Functional Shock MIL-STD-810H, Method 516.8- Procedure I (Protection against shocks)
*The drive mobile rack enclosure requires customization of the drive caddy (tray) and housing to include a thumb screw locking mechanism, in order to pass vibration test and functional shock certification. Please refer to the thumb screw design schematic below.
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
Supports 1 x U.2/U.3 NVMe SSD with a height of up to 9.5mm
Compatible with PCIe 4.0 x4/ x8 /x16 Slot
Supports PCIe Gen 4.0 x 4 speed up to 64Gbps
Supports drive hot-plug without requiring the system to be powered down
Active Power Technology (APT) – drive activity LED only powers up if there is a drive installed in the bay
Optional 2-pin drive activity signal output - allows for easy transfer of the drive activity signal to the front of the computer case
Connector is rated for a minimum of 10,000 insertion/removal cycles
EMI Grounding – protects hard drives from electrical damage
Narrow design allows for multiple bays to be installed side-by-side in a modular design
Industry-leading 5-year limited warranty against all defects
Complimentary support from professionally trained US-based technical support agents

Model Number: MB111VP-B
Color: Black
Support Drive Size: 2.5" NVMe device up to 9.5mm height
Compatible Drive Type: U.2/U.3
Number of Drives: 1
Drive Bay: 1 x FHHL PCIe expansion slot
Host Interface: PCIe 4.0 x4
Power Input: via PCIe gold finger
Transfer Rate: Up to 64Gbps
Drive Cooling : Metal heat dispersion with passive cooling
Structure / Material: Metal with partial ABS plastic
Hot-Plug: Yes
Product Dimension (W x H x D): 121.1 x 21.6 x 159.8mm
Product Net Weight: 199.7g
Package Gross Weight: 281.6g
Drive Activity LED Indication: Drive power: solid green; Drive access: flashing green
Package Contents: Device, user manual, screws
SFF-8639 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):

  • MB992TRAY-B
  • MB996TK-B

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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.

Image result for disk drive 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.

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.


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