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Icy Dock MB453SPF-B Drive Enclosure - Internal - Black - MB453SPF-B

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Great product, impossible installation

by on 6/2/2008

This product works exactly as described and could not be easier to use, once you get it installed. The problem is that it is "slightly" bigger than 2 5.25" bays. I tried for 2 hours to literally jam it in, but it's just too big. I ended up having to take everything out of my case and taking a hammer to the case to give me another another 1/2 inch or so for it to slide in. This effectively makes another 5.25 bay unusable. I have 10 5.25 bay slots on my computer, so it's not as big of a deal, however if you only have exactly 2 extra, you might want to stay away. It works GREAT, but if I would have known of what is required for the install, I probably would have went with a different product.

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light, but perhaps too light

on 6/4/2008

The ICY DOCK MB453SPF-B very light-weight - good for keeping the total weight of the system down. This 3-in-2 cage has the advantage of accepting 80mm fans (vs. noisy 40mm fans for a single-bay cage). It may perhaps be too light - the 5-in-3 Supermicro CSE-M35T-1 (which I also own) is a much sturdier build, albeit at the cost of being heavy. I haven't installed the MB453SPF-B at this point - I am still waiting to get a second one, as I am planning to use these in an already-built / running system - in an effort to make it run quieter by going towards larger fans. The slot on middle height of both sides of the cage should make installation quite easy. (The Supermicro does not have those slots, so the case needed to me modded with a dremel tool.)

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Product Overview

Full aluminum built cooling body constructed to fit three drives within a two (5.25”) bay fitting, the MB453 Series follows the tradition of industrial systems' needs for stability, durability, toughness and high sensitivities for mass storage operating conditions. It's equipped with a hot swappable fan that may be detached if confined by depth limitations when integrated, or if replacement is necessary. Our removable fan requires no tools or wiring, simply swap with a new fan and back to operation! It is space saving and user friendly for industrialized system solutions.


Manufacturer Icy Dock
Mfg Part# MB453SPF-B
SKU 203452708
UPC 884826000426
UPC 14 00884826000426
Item Number: Black MB453SPF-B
Internal Host 7 pin SATA
Drive Fit 3 x 3.5 “ SATA I / II
Drive Bay 2 x 5.25”
Transfer Rate up to 3Gb/sec. (depending on hard drive speed)
Insert & Extract connection Via 15 pin direct hard drive connection
Structure Full Aluminum
Drive Cooling Rear outtake fan w/ aluminum heat dispersion
Alarm Indication Audio & Visual
LED Indication Drive activity/overheat/failure, Fan working/failure status
LED Display Color Green : Device Power ; Amber : Drive activity/overheat/failure ; Red : Drive failure
Drive Security Drive tray locking mechanism
Dimension (L x W x H) (w/ fan) 220.0 x 146.0 x 85.0 mm
(w/o fan) 180.0 x 146.0 x 85.0 mm
Weight 2.40 lbs.
Tech Specs
Interfaces/Ports 3 x 7-pin SATA II Internal
Product Type Storage Enclosure
Product Series MB453
Product Name MB453SPF-B 3 Bays SATAII Enclosure
Manufacturer Part Number MB453SPF-B
Brand Name Icy Dock
Manufacturer Icy Dock
Manufacturer Website Address
Product Model MB453SPF-B
Compatibility PC
Additional Information Insert and Extract connection via 15 pin direct hard drive connection Advanced drive monitoring system built internally with visual and audio indicators
Dimensions 3.35" Height x 5.75" Width x 9.45" Depth
Color Black
Weight 2.40 lb
Form Factor Internal
Bays Required 2 x 5.25"Front Accessible
Security Features Drive tray locking mechanism
Bays 3 x 3.5" - 1/3H Front Accessible Hot-swappable
Case Style Removable Storage Module
Drive Support Up to 3
Drive Type 3 x SATA II

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