Icy Dock MB994SP-4SB-1 Full Metal Quad Bay 2.5in HDD & SSD Backplane Cage Review

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I was not always a cynical man, and I can't exactly pinpoint the moment the malaise fell on me, but it most likely happened in a circus. The poster succinctly said "man in a bottle", straightforward and to the point. Being three years old, and oblivious to the laws of biology and physics, I thought it was going to be a diminutive man inside an empty whiskey bottle. I didn't realize that they actually meant man-sized bottle and by bottle they mean glass cube. Actually, now that I've thought about it, it wasn't even glass but probably Acrylic that the contortionist forced himself into. Oh, well..at least I learned the value of maximizing space that day.

MB994SP-4SB-1

 

Unlike people, hard drives are thankfully non-sentient, so fitting them one on top of the other in a small space is not considered an act of cruelty. While a good mid-tower case can house up to eight drives, on average, sometimes some of us need more but don't have the room for a full-tower or an additional separate enclosure. Icy Dock, with over a decade of experience in creative storage solutions, has a wide range of products that can fix the problem of limited space.

 

The Icy Dock MB994SP-4SB-1 4-in-1 Hot Swap Backplane Cage can hold up to four 2.5" drives in a single 5.25" drive bay. Unlike the Icy Dock MB994SP-4S, however, the MB994SP-4SB-1 lacks the SAS HDD support, requiring only a single 4-pin Molex for power, while adding a toggle switch for the built-in pair of 40mm rear exhaust fans. Built with SECC, the Icy Dock MB994SP-4SB-1 is extremely durable and provides drive protection as well as heat dissipation, even in the most strenuous and rugged computing environments.

 

 

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