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Icy Dock FatCage MB155SP-B Drive Cage Review - Installation

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.

| Enclosures/Externals in Storage | Posted: Nov 20, 2013 3:01 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%      Manufacturer: Icy Dock

Desktop Test System

 

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For testing today, we're using one of our SSD test systems, but for the installation we're using a Rosewill RSV-L4000 rackmount case. The reason for this is because all of our tower case have tabs that block the Icy Dock FatCage MB155SP-B from installing.

 

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The FatCage fits nicely in our Rosewill RSV-L4000 and adds five removable 3.5" drive bays. This case doesn't have any external drive bays so the Fat Cage makes swapping drives much easier.

 

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With the camera turned we see how the FatCage would look in an upright desktop. The FatCage takes up three 5.25" bays and gives you five 3.5" form factor slots.

 

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The SATA power and data connectors installed.

 

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To install a drive you must first install it in the carrier. To get started you need to remove the black spacer.

 

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With the spacer discarded the drive slides between the metal tray sides that act as rails.

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