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Icy Dock Ships the FlexCage MB974SP-2B


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Introducing the FlexCage MB974SP-2B, a 4-in-3 Tray-less SATA 6Gbps HDD Cage for 3.5" SATA hard drives. The FlexCage brings enthusiast preferred features such as: plug & play Tray-less design, replaceable 80mm cooling fan, 3 speed fan control with Smart Cooling Technology, integrated USB 3.0 hub, and full control of your drive with individual childproof power buttons. It is designed to be used in consumer and enthusiast systems such as, gaming / media computer cases, and home servers that hot swap frequently.

The MB974SP-2B is designed to maximize space use by allowing up to 4 x 3.5" SATA 6Gbps hard drives, while only consuming three 5.25" device bays. The FlexCage also only requires two 15-pin power ports to power up to four 3.5" hard drives. The FlexCage is equipped with our renowned tray-less technology - no screws or tools are necessary to insert or eject the drives, making hot swapping a completely hassle free experience.

Intelligent Cooling
The FlexCage MB974SP-2B uses a large 80mm rear 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 MB974SP-2B gives the user freedom to choose the speed of the fan, or to select "auto" so that the fan adjusts its speed using our Smart Cooling Technology. Our auto function determines the temperature of your drives, and changes its RPM accordingly. This results in decreased power consumption, an increased lifespan for your fan, and unnecessary excess noise. Along with the auto function, the user can also choose a high setting, best used for intense applications such as home server use, or a low setting, best used with lighter work loads, such as hourly back ups or audio recording / editing.

The included 80mm cooling fan is easily replaceable and maintainable, as it is compatible with most aftermarket cooling fans of the same size. To expand the range of compatible fans, both 2 and 3 pin standard fan power ports are available and can be easily accessed. To support the cooling system in place, the FlexCage body is built using full aluminum to help dissipate heat even further.

Built for Enthusiasts
Keeping up with the latest external storage technology, the MB974SP-2B has an integrated USB 3.0 SuperSpeed hub to easily connect the latest external storage peripherals, especially for systems that do not have top / front USB 3.0 port access.

The MB974SP-2B features the Active Power Technology+ power system, giving you full control of your hard drive environment. To power up your hard drive, 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 or rubbing against it. These power buttons double as an LED indicator showing drive power and activity. When one drive is turned on, the 80mm cooling fan will also turn on to start cooling your hard drive.

Similarly, each drive door has a multi-locking latch mechanism in order to prevent a door from being opened easily. Each door panel is built with a solid aluminum panel, making it an ideal solution for systems that need a reliable and durable door design. Lastly, to ensure a peace of mind, the FlexCage is backed with our 3 year warranty, equivalent to a hard drive's warranty.

Key Features:
  • Fits 4 x 3.5" SATA III HDD into 3 x 5.25" Device Bays.
  • Supports SATA 3 (6 Gb/s) hard drives.
  • Compact and space saving design to fit multiple drives.
  • Designed for consumers & enthusiasts gaming / media computer cases and servers.
  • Tray-less design for genuine plug & play and hot swap use.
  • Front and rear ventilation slots.
  • 80mm cooling fan for maximum air flow.
  • 3 speed fan control, including auto setting featuring Smart Cooling Technology.
  • Lightweight aluminum body construction for durability and heat dissipation.
  • Fan is replaceable with aftermarket fans that use standard 2-pin or 3-pin connectors.
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 hub built into front of device for performance and easy access.
  • Active Power Technology+ - cooling fan and drive only powers up when the child proof buttons are pressed.
  • Multi-locking door latches to prevent accidental drive ejection.
  • ICY DOCK 3 year warranty equivalent to hard drive manufacturer warranty to ensure maximum reliability and long life.
For more information, visit the product page.
May 17, 2010
186 (0.07/day)
Rockford, IL
Processor Intel i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz
Motherboard ASUS P8P67
Cooling Corsair H100i, Corsair/CM fans
Memory 8 GB (2 x 4GB) G.Skill Ripjaws X 1866MHz 9-10-9-28
Video Card(s) EVGA nvidia GTX 780 SC ACX
Storage Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB, 1TB WD Cav. Black, 3TB Seagate ST3000DM001, 2x4TB Seagate ST4000DM000
Display(s) 3x Dell U2412M
Case CM 690 III
Power Supply Corsair HX750
3 5.25" bays? Gah, dealbreaker. I still use an optical drive plus a fan controller. Otherwise, pretty sweet.
Aug 10, 2007
4,064 (1.06/day)
Geneva, FL, USA
Processor Intel i5-6600
Motherboard ASRock H170M-ITX
Cooling Cooler Master Geminii S524
Memory G.Skill DDR4-2133 16GB (8GB x 2)
Video Card(s) Gigabyte R9-380X 4GB
Storage Samsung 950 EVO 250GB (mSATA)
Display(s) LG 29UM69G-B 2560x1080 IPS
Case Lian Li PC-Q25
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC892
Power Supply Seasonic SS-460FL2
Mouse Logitech G700s
Keyboard Logitech G110
Software Windows 10 Pro
Not bad. Even if it is a just a couple USB 3.0 ports on the face, gotta differentiate yourself from the many similar swap bays available.
Nov 9, 2011
160 (0.07/day)
System Name No need for skylake, will wait for pascal.
Processor i5 2500k @ 4.5 Ghz
Motherboard MSI Z68A-GD80 (B3)
Cooling Corsair H80
Memory Corsari Vengeance 16 Gb
Video Card(s) Digital Alliance GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition
Storage 3x 2 Tb WDC Green, 2x 1 Tb WDC Black
Display(s) Dell U2312HM
Case Corsair Carbide Air 540
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster Fatal1ty Pro
Power Supply Corsair AX 1200
Software Windows 10
wow nice, i got a spare 3 5.25" slot in my sistem....
Jan 12, 2013
81 (0.04/day)
System Name Fire and Ice 2013
Processor AMD Phenom II x6 1090T BE 4.0GHz
Motherboard ASrock 970 Extreme3
Cooling Coolermaster V6 GT
Memory G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB
Video Card(s) HIS IceQ Radeon HD 7850 2GB
Storage Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM
Display(s) ASUS VH242H
Case Aerocool Xpredator X3 Devil Red Edition
Audio Device(s) None (Logitech G35)
Power Supply Rosewill Stallion Series RD500-2DB
Software Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
seems nice for more than one hard drive and it keeps them all there, but youll need something like the antec 1200 :/