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FlexCage MB975SP-B R1

Tray-less 5 Bay 3.5" SATA Hard Drive Hot Swap Backplane Cage in 3x External 5.25" Bay
Product Details
  • Product introduction
    Introducing the FlexCage MB975SP-B R1, a 5-in-3 Tray-less SATA 6Gbps / SAS 12Gbps HDD Cage for 3.5: SATA / SAS hard drives with reinforced door latch design and drive insertion mechanism, turning hot swapping drive into an easy task. The FlexCage focuses on maximizing storage density, while using the least amount of external 5.25" bays possible. To complement the device, the FlexCage uses features such as: Elegant plug & play Tray-less design, replaceable 80mm cooling fan, 3 speed fan control with Smart Cooling Technology, and full control of your drive with individual power buttons. With a large density of drive storage, it can be used in consumer, enthusiast, and system integrator systems that hot swap drives frequently. The FlexCage is compatible with most gaming / media / server computer cases, and it is perfect for file server application such as unRAID, Windows home server and others.
  • Space Saving & Tray-less Design
    The MB975SP-B R1 is designed to maximize space use by allowing up to 5 x 3.5" SATA / SAS III hard drive, while only consuming 3 x external 5.25" bays. The FlexCage also only requires three 15-pin power ports to power up to five 3.5" hard drives. Last but not least, the FlexCage is equipped with our proven tray-less technology - no screws or tools are necessary to insert or eject the drives, making hot swapping a completely hassle free experience.
  • Intelligent Cooling
    The FlexCage MB975SP-B R1 uses a large 80mm rear cooling fan to pull cool air from the front ventilation slots, over the drives, and exhaust the warm air out through the rear ventilation slots.
  • The MB975SP-B R1 gives the user freedom to choose the speed of the fan, or to select "auto" so that the fan adjusts its speed using our Smart Cooling Technology. The auto function determines the temperature of your drives, and changes its RPM accordingly. This results in decreased power consumption, an increased lifespan for your fan, and unnecessary excess noise. Along with the auto function, the user can also choose a high setting, best used for intense applications such as home server use, or a low setting, best used with lighter work loads or silent operation, such as hourly back ups or audio recording / editing.
  • The included 80mm cooling fan is easily replaceable and maintainable, as it is compatible with most aftermarket cooling fans of the same size. To expand the range of compatible fans, both 2 and 3 pin standard fan power ports are available and can be easily accessed. To support the cooling system in place, the FlexCage body is built using full aluminum to help dissipate heat even further.
  • Elegantly Built for Enthusiasts
    The FlexCage MB975SP-B R1 features full aluminum housing and an all matte black exterior finish. With its minimally intrusive front design the FlexCage fits in seamlessly with premium enthusiast PC cases.

    The MB975SP-B R1 uses the popular Active Power Technology+ power system, giving you full control of your hard drive environment. To power up your hard drive, the front of the device includes individual power button for each drive and double as an LED indicator showing drive power and activity status. When one drive is turned on, the 80mm cooling fan will also turn on to start cooling your hard drive.

    Similarly, each drive door has a multi-locking latch mechanism in order to prevent a door from being opened easily. Each door uses a metal latch assembly and strike plate in order to keep your drive secured and reliable while in operation. Anti-vibration technology is included on each of the doors and internally to help prevent reduction in drive performance. Lastly, to ensure a peace of mind, the FlexCage is backed with our 3 year warranty, equivalent to a hard drive's warranty.
Main Features
Improved drive insertion mechanism ensures a sturdy connection and secures hard drives in place
Reinforced door latches for a secured locking mechanism
Fits 5 x 3.5" SATA III / SAS 3.0 HDD into 3 x external 5.25" bays
Compact and space saving design to fit multiple drives
Designed for consumers & enthusiasts gaming / media / server computer cases and servers
Tray-less design for genuine plug & play and hot swap use
Front and rear ventilation slots
80mm cooling fan for maximum air flow
3 speed fan control, including auto setting featuring Smart Cooling Technology
Elegant full aluminum housing for durability and heat dissipation
Fan is replaceable with aftermarket fans that use standard 2-pin or 3-pin connectors
Individual power switches and LEDs for each drive
Active Power Technology+ – cooling fan and drive only powers up when the child proof power buttons are pressed
Multi-locking aluminum door latches to prevent accidental drive ejection
ICY DOCK 3 year warranty equivalent to hard drive manufacturer warranty to ensure maximum reliability and long life

Model Number: MB975SP-B R1
Color: Black
Support Drive Size: 3.5" HDD
Compatible Drive Type: SATA / SAS (support single channel SAS)
Number of Drives: 5
Max Drive Height: 3.5" up to 26.1mm
Drive Bay: 3 x external 5.25" drive bay
Host Interface: 5 x SATA 7pin
Power Input: 3 x 15 pin SATA power connector
Transfer Rate: SATA up to 6Gbps / SAS 3.0 up to 12Gbps (depending on hard drive speed)
Support HDD Capacity: No limitation
Drive Cooling: 1 x 80mm removable fan
Structure / Material: Aluminum and partial plastic
Support Hot-Swap: Yes
Product Dimension (W x H x D): 210 x 146 x 126mm
Product Net Weight: 1380g
Package GrossWeight: 1798.5g
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

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By Art of Server

In this video I'm going to unbox and review the ICY DOCK MB975SP-B R1. This is is trayless 5-bay 3.5" HDD hot-swap enclosure that fits in 3 5.25" optical drive bays. If you have a computer or server with 5.25" bays and you're looking for a neat way to add 3.5" HDDs, you'll want to check this out.

Jun 27, 2023
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