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ICY DOCK Black Vortex MB074SP-B 3.5" Black IDE / SAS / SATA HDD 4-in-3 Module Metal Open Frame Cooler Cage w/ 120 mm blue LED fan

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  • 120 mm blue LED fan

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Black Vortex MB074SP-B
3.5" HDD Four-in-Three Module
Cooler Cage

Overview

We're proud to announce our latest creation: The Black Vortex MB074SP-B. Created to exceed the highest level of expectations, the Black Vortex certainly doesn't disappoint. It includes an impressive array of features and functionality such as 4-in-3 storage bay – meaning you can fit 4 x 3.5" drives in 3 x 5.25" slots. The Black Vortex has front access and EZ-Grip handles to give you the ability to swap drives without breaking a sweat. The quiet 120mm fan combined with all metal ventilated design keeps both your drives and system cool. The Black Vortex is a must-have for any system build.

Innovative Functionality

The Black Vortex MB074SP-B has space saving features that converts 3 x 5.25" slots into 4 x 3.5" bays allowing greater storage density by utilizing unused space. This can be imperative for power users that demand ample storage capacity in their systems. Each bay allows for any type of 3.5" drive whether it's SATA, SAS, or IDE interface. The Black Vortex is also compatible with our 2.5" to 3.5" SSD / HDD converter - the EZConvert series, so you can mount a 2.5" drive as well, or if you would like to mount two 2.5" drives in a single bay, you can utilize our EZ-Fit series SSD / HDD bracket to incorporate more storage density.

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We've created the Black Vortex to be as convenient as possible, requiring very little downtime when swapping out drives. Full front access allows users to quickly and easily install and remove drives, without having to remove the entire cage. Additionally, you can replace drives without the hassle of disassembling your computer chassis.

Installation has never been easier due to our EZ-Grip handles. Installing these to your hard drive only requires two simple screws. Use these to effortlessly slide your drives into our Black Vortex Cage and lock the switch. We've designed our locking mechanism to mount your drives firmly so once they're locked in place, they're not going anywhere.

Our EZ-Grip handles are also compatible with our portable docks and HDD Adapters such as the EZ-Dock Series and EZ-Adapter. You can quickly remove your drive from the Black Vortex, and insert them into our docking stations without removing the EZ-Grip handles. This is extremely useful when transfer data in between systems.

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Efficient Cooling

The Black Vortex MB074SP-B gets its name from the whopping 120mm fan integrated in the unit, which allows it to efficiently cool not just the drives, but the entire system. The included 120mm fan effectively pulls cool air from outside the system resulting in a lower overall temperature which may increase performance. Strategically placed in front of the Black Vortex, having multiple units allows for even greater system cooling along with storage space.

The Black Vortex also features built-in LED on the fan that brilliantly Illuminates your case and provides an ambient blue color. It's a surefire way to grab the attention of everyone in the room whether you're at a LAN party or just inviting guests over. It's a great addition to any computer that demands proper cooling.

The included removable dust filter can easily be removed and cleaned within a matter of seconds. Just open the cage door, pull the filter out the side, shake off the dust, and reinsert it back in. It doesn't get any easier.

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Aesthetically Pleasing

The Black Vortex made by full metal frame that complements any computer chassis. Crafted to be ruggedly stylish and extremely robust, the Black Vortex is meant to endure the harshest conditions. Your drives are guaranteed to be protected when they're enclosed in a full metal surrounding. The symmetrical web-like pattern adds a dash of flair so you can be confident that your system will turn heads.

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Suggested Applications

Power Users, Computer Enthusiasts, Gamers, Any system that runs 24/7

Key Features

  • Fits 4 x 3.5" HDD into 3 x 5.25" Device Bays
  • Fits 3.5" IDE, SATA & SAS HDD including our 2.5" to 3.5" SSD converters
  • Front access with removable design to easily install/remove drive without disassembling the cage
  • EZ-Grip handles allow easy installation and compatible with HDD docking stations
  • Huge 120mm cooling fan effectively keep the drives cool and decrease overall system temperature
  • Fan is replaceable with aftermarket fans
  • Ventilated architecture allows maximum airflow
  • Easy to clean dust filters prevent dust from entering your system
  • Built with a robust full metal frame that's made to last
  • Beautiful ambient blue LED fan glow illuminates your chassis

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Specification
Model Number: MB074SP-B
Color: Black
Drive Fit: 4 x 3.5" IDE/ SAS/ SATA HDD
Device Fit: 3 x 5.25" half height device bay
Host Interface: Direct hard drive data connection
Power Input: Direct hard drive power connection
Structure: Metal body with partial plastic
Cooling System: 12cm Blue LED fan & metal open frame
Cooling Fan Specs: 120 x 120 x 25mm
Dimension (L x W x H): 223 x 145 x 126mm
Weight: 31.9oz (904g)
Package Contents: Device x 1, User Manual x 1, Screw x 18

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Model
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Details

Mobile Rack Drives Support
Multi 3.5" Drives to Multi 5.25" Bays
Mobile Rack Interface
SATA I/II/III/SAS
Specifications
Size: 3.5"

120 mm blue LED fan

8.78" x 5.71" x 4.96" (L x W x H)

Features

Features
Fits 4 x 3.5" HDD into 3 x 5.25" Device Bays

Fits 3.5" IDE, SATA & SAS HDD including our 2.5" to 3.5" SSD converters

Front access with removable design to easily install/remove drive without disassembling the cage

EZ-Grip handles allow easy installation and compatible with HDD docking stations

Huge 120mm cooling fan effectively keep the drives cool and decrease overall system temperature

Fan is replaceable with aftermarket fans

Ventilated architecture allows maximum airflow

Easy to clean dust filters prevent dust from entering your system

Built with a robust full metal frame that's made to last

Beautiful ambient blue LED fan glow illuminates your chassis
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Chris F.
  • 8/7/2015 8:00:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsgood for it does.

Pros: Adds space to to my computer uses only 3 5.25 bays. Has a fan in the front that blows air onto the drives and into the computer. Fan door opens up on the front for easy cleaning.

Cons: It only it only held together in the case with 4 screws near the bottom of it. So it doesn't look like it's secured at the top and bottom of it that's what you'd expect. So only the bottom 3.5 bay is what is holding it in place in your case.

Other Thoughts: This is cheap for a reason. It is not a hot swap like the other versions. You physically have to connect the drive and the cable to the motherboard for each drive. Unlike the other the other versions where you can just pull the drive in and out with no problem. You still have to open the case after inserting the drive to connect the cables to the back of the drive after opening it up.

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  • Robert K.
  • 6/2/2015 6:08:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Easy to add additional drives (screw on the plastic piece, slide into rack, and attach cables). Easy to clean filter (open the door, pull out filter, clean, and replace).

Cons: Plastic retention might get broken if you're swapping drives a lot.

Other Thoughts: I have used the Coolermaster 4 in 3 unit previous to this, but this one is better in that it is easier to replace drives and it is easier to clean. Would spend a few extra bucks and buy this one instead if you're on the fence.

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  • Mark K.
  • 11/4/2014 3:38:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It looks nice.

Cons: Like the guy before me, this was my first and last IcyDock purchase.

For starters, the description is blatantly misleading when it comes to the process of swapping the drives. They made such a big deal about how easy it was to swap drives and how it's not necessary to take the chassis apart that I assumed there would be some type of backplane that just wasn't pictured in the single photo of the rear of the cage.

I contacted IcyDock to see what could be done as the description doesn't explicitly state that there is no back plane. The gist of their response was that since the opposite was also true, it's my problem.

So the part about 'easy, quick, clean swapping of drives with minimum downtime' is true if they honestly expect you to tolerate your case being filled with the extra cabling (if you even have cables long enough) required to be able to pull the drives out and don't mind having to manually plug and unplug them every time. That's not my definition of easy or clean.

Then there's the build quality. The locking mechanism for the disks is a complete joke and wouldn't hold the disks back against even minor pressure, the front panel didn't sit flush with the front of my case, and the nifty looking cuts on the chassis of the cage just make it flimsier as they're normally hidden anyway.

I did see the version with a backplane, but the only immediately appreciable difference were the controls on the front. Not being able to find a picture of the back of the bare cage, I just assumed these were the only differences and the description all but confirmed that.

I would have been a lot kinder to this item if it hadn't essentially lied to me. IcyDock was then absolutely no help, but even if the description had been accurate, the build quality would have knocked two eggs off anyway. I would expect more for $40.

Other Thoughts: Just make sure you know what you're buying before you buy this, because they sure don't want you to.

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  • Allen A.
  • 8/19/2014 5:00:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsYou should pass on this product.

Pros: This drive cage looks nice.

Cons: If it worked as described, it would get a 5 star review.

However, my cage arrived out of alignment. I could not get all the hard drive in their slots without "jamming" them in their respective slots.

I had to order a different product and this product wasn't even worth returning.

Keep this in mind. This was not a damaged item. This is a manufacturing defect and I don't even understand how something like this could pass quality inspection.

This was my first and last Icy Dock purchase.

Other Thoughts: In other thoughts, Icy Dock did offer an advanced replacement, but that was after the fact and I needed the drive cage right then.

As always, NewEgg shipped fast and secure. This is a problem with Icy Dock, not NewEgg.

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  • Roy R.
  • 4/2/2014 6:54:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEasy Hard Drive Access Solution

Pros: I have a 8 year old Cooler Master Stacker that is a great case but
the hard drives are installed in modules. Using the Vortex I get
quick access to 4 hard drives and reuse a case that looks and works
the way I want it. Note: There were NO missing parts and the unit
is a quality design

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Take an older case's optical drive bay and make it functional for hard drives.

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  • Andrew H.
  • 3/31/2014 5:21:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsDat Star of David

Pros: I've been looking for accessories to replace my Antec 900's front panel cages due to how quickly dust builds up in my enclosure. As a person who enjoys maintaining his computer, I find the Black Vortex to be a very flexible and useful product.

To clean my 900, I have to manually remove the two drive cages in my 900 to clean those nasty dust bunnies. With the Icy Dock cage installed in my 900, all I need to do is open the 'front door' of my Black Vortex, take my hard drives out, blow the dust out and vacuum away.

Another neat thing about this product is that the 120 mm fan is made more accessible, so replacement is always easy. I personally do not like fans that light up in my case (unless my project requires me to do so), and replacing the given fan with good anti-static fan could help your overall case temperature. That being said, the given fan is still 'good' and quiet enough to live with and I did notice the LEDs could compliment the design language of this particular cage.

The Black Vortex could expand possibilities of your enclosure set-up depending on how big your enclosure is. In my Antec 900, I can easily remove all 3 original drive cages and replace them with three Black Vortexes (that is twelve 3.5'' drives!!), making your case capable of doing different RAID configurations. To people who have a standard ATX towers or bigger or has an enclosure capable of fitting two of these cages, this is definitely an interesting buy.

Last but not least is how the Black Vortex flatters my cable managing skill with the extra room found on the left and right side of the cage. I still have some non-modular power supply units lurking around in my old computers, and I find the given spaces of the Black Vortex to be very useful for those who do care.

Cons: I wrote this review because I too received the Vortex cage without the said brackets. I e-mail/phoned the support department and they apologized to me immediately and mailed me the missing parts with no questions asked. With a support team that is responsible and patient, it actually prompt me to write this review.

Other Thoughts: To say that this is a 5 star product would be very generous. To say this is a 1 or 2 star product then I would have just wasted my time writing this review.

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  • Jerry H.
  • 3/4/2014 9:48:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsTesting new cooler cage

Pros: Pro: it is a great cage. it keeps all my spare drives cool. great ventilation, great design. i am looking to buy more of this product in the future.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I will recommend Icydock in to anyone who is looking to buy a spare drive cage

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  • Jerry M.
  • 2/19/2014 9:30:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMis represented as External enclosure

Pros: Looks cool

Cons: This is meant to go inside a PC not as an external enclosure. Also as noted in another review the HDD Locking pieces are not included in the box, even though they are pictured on the box. I am going to have to see if I can RMA it to Newegg for a true External enclosure.

Other Thoughts: Looking at it now, I can see that this was not an external case, but it is listed as such by Newegg. Not sure who's to blame for that....

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  • Christopher H.
  • 2/7/2014 6:13:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMissing Drive Trays

Pros: Seems to be well built and the design is cool. Reminds me of a Borg cube.

Cons: The instructions for installing a hard drive requires attaching the locking tray to the front of the hard drive. All four trays are missing so its impossible to mount drive into the enclosure. Very disappointed with the lack of quality control, especially for a new product.

Other Thoughts: I'm attempting to contact IcyDock to see if they can mail me the mounting trays.

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