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Icy Dock FatCage MB155SP-B Drive Cage Review - Icy Dock MB155SP-B

Icy Dock FatCage MB155SP-B Drive Cage Review
Today Chris looks at the FatCage MB155SP-5 from Icy Dock, a 5 HDD in 3 bay cage with 92mm cooling. Let's take a close look at it and see how it goes.
By: | Enclosures/Externals in Storage | Posted: Nov 20, 2013 3:01 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Icy Dock

Icy Dock MB155SP-B

 

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Here we get our first look at the actual enclosure. There are five drives across and everything is packed pretty tight.

 

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There isn't a locking mechanism other than the blue latch that secures the pivoting arm that allows you to pull the drive from the enclosure.

 

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The drive cages are simple to use. The black plastic spacer comes off and HDD drops between the arms. Four screws secure the drive to the cage.

 

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The enclosure has four mounting points on each side. These are in the same location as they are on an optical drive.

 

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Here we see all of the electrical connectors as well as the 92mm fan.

 

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Here we see the two and three-pin fan ports as well as the fan speed control jumper.

 

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Three SATA power ports are fit closely together along the top right side of the PCB.

 

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Each drive has its own SATA port along the bottom and side of the enclosure.

 

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We did run into one issue that is important for some applications. The FatCage MB155SP-B won't work in some tower cases that have guides between each optical drive bay. Above the FatCage is another Icy Dock product that has a recessed area so the guides pass through. Many tool-less cases have the guides. There isn't a manual that says you can't cut the metal tabs off of the case to make a product like the FatCage fit, just be careful.

 

Still, this unit is designed mainly for server use and will fit in many 4u cases.

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