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ICY DOCK MB974SP-B Tray-less 4 in 3 SATA I/II/III Hot-Swap Backplane RAID Cage Module w/ eSATA&USB2.0

  • Color: Black
  • Drive Fit: 3.5" SATA 1.5 / 3 / 6 Gbit/s hard drive x 4
  • Device Space: 5.25" half height device bay x 3
  • Host Connection:
  • 7 pin SATA port x 4 for HDD
  • 7 pin SATA connector x 1 for front
Introducing the new face of Icy Dock screw-less technology, the MB974SP-B 4-in-3 SATA Backplane. This product allows you to install 4 x 3.5” SATA hard drives into a computer case’s 3 available 5.25” device bays. Using Icy Dock's world renowned screw-less technology, no screws or tools are required to insert or eject the drives making hot swapping a completely hassle free experience.
The front of the device includes childproof power buttons for each drive which require the button to be pressed slightly deeper than normal to ensure that a drive is not accidentally turned off by bumping into it or rubbing against it. These power buttons also act as an LED indicator showing drive power and activity. Similarly, each drive door has a multi-locking latch mechanism to prevent a door from being opened easily, making it an ideal solution for systems where IT and non-IT personnel have access. Also on the front are USB and eSATA ports to quickly and easily connect external storage peripherals, especially useful for cases that do not have front/top port access.
On the rear of the MB974SP-B is a monster 80mm 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 fan also features an “on-demand” power system, so that the fan is only powered on if a drive’s power is on. So even if all 4 slots are filled, the fan will only spin if one of the drives is powered on. And if the included fan is not enough, it can be upgraded to use most aftermarket 80mm case fans that use a 2 or 3 pin connector, giving you a wide range of choices according to your preferences. To further your customization, a 3 speed fan control is built in letting you choose between high, low, or auto. The auto setting uses the Smart Cooling Technology to adjust fan speed according to the cooling requirements of the drives. An internal SATA cable and USB header connector are also built into the rear for easy connection to the systems motherboard or add-on card.
  • neweggFits 4 x 3.5” Drive into 3 x 5.25” Device BaysThe ICY DOCK MB974SP-B internal raid backplane can hold up to 4 x 3.5” SATA HDDs, and fit into three 5.25” device bays. The tray-less, screw-less and tool-less design makes interchangeability and maintenance a genuine hassle-free experience.
  • neweggEffective Cooling80mm cooling fan combined with aluminum construction enables efficient and effective cooling for your drives, 3 speed fan control including Smart Cooling Technology offers a convenient way to adjust fan speed according to temperature. And On-demand power system makes the fan power up only when a drive is powered on, conserving energy and reducing noise level.
  • neweggSuperior SecurityIn addition to the aluminum body for solid protection for your drives, child-proof power buttons avoids accidental power shut down, multi-locking door latches prevents accidental drive ejection for a more reliable operation.
  • neweggConvenient Front PortsFront side USB and eSATA ports offer convenient external storage connections, perfect for the case lacking front/top access panel.

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