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ICY DOCK MB153SP-B 3 in 2 SATA Internal Backplane Raid Cage Module

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Introducing the MB153SP-B, a 3-in-2 SATA internal RAID backplane for 3.5" SATA hard drives. This is a lite version of the MB45X series by removing the monitoring features and reducing the overall cost, while keeping the same 3 year warranty and the core tray system for hot swapping and maintenance are kept for the best reliability in the market.

Slimmed Down Design

The MB153SP-B has been redesigned to be a lighter module, while maintaining the same level of quality, build, and service you'd expect from an Icy Dock product. While the design has gone through some changes, the space saving design is still established. The backplane module allows up to 3 x 3.5" SATA III hard drives, while only consuming two 5.25" bays. The module has also been redesigned for the type of power connector accepted. 15 pin SATA power is used to provide better accessibility for various host systems.


Learn more about the ICY DOCK MB153SP-B

Model

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Brand
ICY DOCK
Model
MB153SP-B
Color
Black

Details

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Mobile Rack Drives Support
Multi 3.5" Drives to Multi 5.25" Bays
Mobile Rack Interface
SATA I/II/III
Specifications
Drive Fit: 3 x 3.5" SATA 1.5 / 3 / 6 Gbit/s hard drives

Drive Bay: 2 x 5.25" half height device bay

Host Interface: 3 x 7 pin SATA port

Power Input: 2 x 15 pin SATA Power

Transfer Rate: Up to 6 Gb/sec. (depending on hard drive speed)

Insert& Extract connection via: Direct SATA hard drive connection

Structure : Metal body w/ partial plastic

Drive Cooling:
Replaceable 80 x 80 x 25mm cooling fan
Compatible with most 80mm fans with 2pin/ 3pin connector
Metal chassis heat dispersion

Power Indicator: Solid Green LED

HDD Access Indicator: Flashing Amber LED

Features

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Features
3 in 2 RAID backplane module.

Fits three 3.5" SATA I / II / III (SATA 6Gbps) hard drives in two 5.25" device bay & fully supports SATA Hot-Swap function.

80mm cooling fan with full metal body for excellent heat dissipation for the most intense applications.

Compact and space saving to fit multiple drives.

Interchangeable tray design with MB45X, MB559 & MB561 series.

Enhanced Direct Air Flow Design - Shuts off vents while adding larger ventilation on the backplane PCB.

Uses SATA 15 power ports for best compatibility with the newest power supplies.

LED hard drive status notification.

Removable EZ-Tray design for internal drive security, exchangeability, expandability and maintenance capabilities.

Replaceable rear cooling fan for easy maintenance or aftermarket replacement with 2 and 3 pin power ports available.

ICY DOCK 3 year warranty equivalent to hard drive manufacturer warranty to ensure maximum reliability and long life.

Additional Information

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Date First Available
September 26, 2012
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Not for NAS drives 12/20/2018 7:00:42 PM

Pros: - Sleek Look
- Fits 5 drives
- SATA III

Cons: - Awful cooling.
- One tray would not stay closed.

Overall Review: This would be great for consumer drives but running NAS drives in RAID 5 array caused them to hit 135 degrees and thermal throttle rather quickly even with the fan on full. Just does not seem to be enough space for air flow throughout the chassis.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hello Zac,

I'm sorry you've experienced this overheating issue with your drive cage. The fan of this model is designed to cool any 5x 3.5" hard drives, and does support NAS drives as well as use in RAID. This model features a fan-speed jumper in the rear of the unit, with settings for high, low, and off. Please ensure that this jump in inserted into the High position, to provide maximum cooling performance.

After setting the fan to High, if you are still experiencing overheating issues, then it is possible that the fan is defective in some way. If this is the case, please contact us at tech@icydock.com so we can troubleshoot with you, and assist you in creating an RMA so that we may replace your fan for you. Your product, as with all ICY DOCK products, is backed by a full 3-year warranty against all defects, and we would be happy to resolve this issue for you as per the warranty.

Thank you,
Chris - ICY DOCK Customer Support
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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Rebate headache 7/25/2018 12:42:53 PM

Pros: Average cage

Cons: Major rebate headache. Bought it because of the $30 rebate temptation. Submitted the rebate on April 17th. Waited 14 weeks of processing time. Emailed them today about rebate not received along with PDF attachment of rebate records. Peter Thong, the Icy Dock rebate guy, told me he sent the check out on May 29th but provided no further proof that rebate was actually sent. Can Newegg step in and do something about this?

Overall Review: Icy Dock Rebates seem questionable, if not STRONGLY QUESTIONABLE, to me
Will call Newegg Customer Service tomorrow to see what can be done.
If not successful, will get credit card people involved right after that.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hello,

Thank you for your review. We have provided a record from our bank showing the check was sent out. This seems to be an issue with the check being lost in transit from USPS. Unfortunately, we do not have tracking information from USPS, so we do not have confirmation if it was delivered to your home or lost in transit. As we have told you via email, we are not able to send out a replacement check until 90 days after the date of first issue. This is due to past experiences of fraud where people would double-cash checks.

Our rebate process is generally simple and fast. This type of issue is rare, and only happened do to a failing on USPSs fault for not delivering the rebate check to you correctly. We apologize for this bad expirence, and assure you that we will resend the check as soon as the 90-day period has been reached.

Thank You,
Chris - ICY DOCK Customer Support
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great product!!! 11/13/2017 3:49:32 PM

Pros: Everything...instructions are fine for most to figure out.

Cons: **** that's a loud fan. Replaced with Noctua NF-R8 redux-1200 80x80x25 mm Case Fan (Noctua's quietest 80mm fan) and now its perfect!

Overall Review: Replace the fan and its perfect.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
2/ 5
SATA port broke off 10/13/2017 4:58:33 PM

Pros: You get 5 drive bays

Cons: When I first received installed it, I noticed that 2 of the 5 drive bays would not lock into place.
The metal bar which locks the drive down, would not snap into position. It just kept popping back out!
Then when I removed the cage from the PC, SATA port #1 broke off. Just as it did with the previous reviewer!

Overall Review: Icy Dock's customer service was great though. They offered a replacement or repair, but I have decided to go with Icy Dock's trayless model, MB975SP-B R1, which I think will be much better.

Did you find this review helpful?
Manufacturer Response:
Hello Steve,

I'm sorry you've had this issue with your cage. As we probably told you when you contacted us, your product is backed by our full 3-year warranty against all defects, and we would be happy to repair / replace your unit for you if you decide you want to keep it.

Thank you,
Chris Hill - ICY DOCK tech support
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
7/22/2017 9:21:08 AM

Pros: Looks great, and has keep my 5 NAS drives cool. (under 25C when under extreme load)

Cons: N/a

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Ports are made from brittle plastic that breaks away from PCB 5/19/2017 8:03:14 AM

Pros: - Drive trays are of decent quality
- Included screws were ok

Cons: - SATA 1 broke off on second insertion
- POWER broke off on second insertion

Overall Review: I think you can get this installed into your system without breaking, if you ever have to move it or disconnect the cables, all bets are off. Treat this like the flimsiest IKEA furniture you can think of and don't move it.

NEVER TOUCH IT WITH YOUR MACHINE ON... you could definitely short out drives with the way the power connector frays off.

Did you find this review helpful?
Manufacturer Response:
Hello Jeffrey,

I'm sorry you've had a problem with the build quality on our FatCage. If the plastic around the cables has broken off in such a short amount of time, it is likely due to a manufacturing defect. I don't want you to continue to feel insecure about our product, so I would like to have yours repaired/replaced. Please contact our customer support team directly, I will include a link to contact information below. All of our products are backed by a full 3-year warranty against all defects, and we will fix this issue for you as per the warranty. We have contact methods via email, phone, and live web-chat for your convenience.
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Works as advertised, but could use some improvement 5/11/2017 4:47:14 PM

Pros: Price, capacity

Cons: Inadequate cooling

Overall Review: I bought 3 of these about 5 months ago, for my unpaid server. One had a defective activity indicator. The other two worked fine.

Cooling is grossly inefficient. Your drives are going to run hot. Buy a high cfm fan and replace the original, if you plan on using 5 drives.

I see too many complaints about these being to wide and people having to bend the guide rails in their cases. They can't be any narrower and still support 5 drives. It's physics folks! Bend the rails, or buy a 4 drive bay, and stop sniveling. Don't downrate the product, downrate your case, it's the case's rails that are in the way.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
getting more for a T7500! 4/20/2017 1:34:54 PM

Pros: Great unit for price

Cons: none

Overall Review: got this for a Dell T5500 ^^^ see other review.
Getting 2 more for T7500 ;)

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