ToughArmor MB411SPO-1B Mobile Rack supports up to 6Gb/s transfer speed.

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ToughArmor MB411SPO-1B 2.5 in. SATA/SAS HDD/SSD Mobile Rack is designed for 12.7mm slimline optical disk drive bay. Unit comes with EZ slide micro carrier tray and comes in metal construction. Product offers receiving connector which is rated up to 10,000 drive insertions and suitable for laptops, rackmount computers, IPCs, workstation PCs, OEM/ODM, embedded control and factory automation system applications. Rack features anti-vibration and multi-flow technology.

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Icy Dock ToughArmor MB411SPO-1B SATA/SAS HDD/SSD Mobile Rack

Transforming optical CD/DVD-ROM bay to swappable 2.5-inch SSD bay

Icy Dock launches the ToughArmor MB411SPO-1B, a metal 2.5" SATA/SAS HDD/SSD mobile rack designed to fit into a 12.7mm slimline optical disk drive bay (slim ODD bay) that is available in laptops, desktop PCs and workstations.

The MB411SPO-1B uses a metal construction to ensure maximum device lifespan and is capable of withstanding the harshest environments. The EZ Slide Micro carrier tray supports any capacity 2.5" SATA HDDs and SSDs and provides hot-swap capability for quick drive removal and the easy drive maintenance. In addition, the MB411SPO-1B supports up to 6Gb/s transfer speed, with receiving connector rated for up to 10,000 drive insertions.

Utilizing its heavy duty design with hot-swap drive function, the MB411SPO-1B is a storage device for those who need quality, robust, removable drive enclosure to store, transport, and protect their sensitive data such as government agencies,digital cinemas, and small business organizations.

Slim ODD Bay Compatible

The ToughArmor MB411SPO-1B has the exact same form factor of a slim ODD, including the outer dimensions, port locations, and mounting holes, allowing it to fit into any 12.7mm slim optical bay. With it, you can add a hot swappable 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD to any system that has a slim ODD bay such as laptops, rackmount computers, IPCs, workstation PCs, desktop computers, OEM/ODM systems, embedded control systems, and factory automation systems.

Removable 2.5" drive design

The EZ Slide Micro carrier tray supports hot-swap and makes drive maintenance hassle-free in the event of drive failure, drive transport, and drive archive. With this tray, down time from a swap of a HDD is now reduced. Featuring both durable and slim design, the trays are built with solid metal frames to securely mount and protect five to 9.5mm height HDD/SSD, creating a reliable 2.5" hot swap bay for any standard slim optical bay. The EZ Slide Micro carrier tray is also compatible with ToughArmor MB992SK-B and MB996SP-6SB, making easy drive interchangeability between systems.

Build quality

Ensuring the material used can be relied upon for many years after its deployment, the MB411SPO-1B has a heavy duty metal construction throughout the entire device, capable of holding up in the harshest environments. The ToughArmor's metal design is for industrial devices that may require a flammability rating since a full-metal construction already complies with flammability requirements.

Versatile utility and security

To bring more utility to your HDDs and SSDs, a LED is installed into the front of the mobile rack to provide drive status information at all times. Active Power Technology (APT) allows device power to be on only when a drive is inserted into the enclosure. The ToughArmor MB411SPO-1B uses a single 13-pin slimline SATA cables to power and access the MB411SPO-1B.

Compatible with laptop optical bay (12.7mm height)

Transforming your optical CD/DVD-ROM bay to a hot-swappable 2.5" SSD bay is simple. However, for some laptops, the ODD has a bracket attached in the rear. The bracket needs to be removed and installed onto the rear of MB411SPO-1B before inserting into the laptop's optical bay.


  • Exact same form factor of a slim optical drive.
  • Fits 1x5mm to 9.5mm height 2.5" SAS/SATA HDD/SSD in a 12.7mm slim ODD bay.
  • Supports transfer speed up to 6Gb/s (SAS host is required for SAS drives).
  • The receiving SATA connector rated for up to 10,000 drive insertions
  • Removable EZ Slide Micro drive tray for maintenance.
  • Full metal construction design for enterprise applications
  • Multi-Flow Technology provides passive cooling
  • Anti-Vibration Technology creates a safe environment for HDDs or SSDs
  • Active Power Technology (APT) powers up individual LED if only there is drive installed in the drive bay
  • EMI Grounding protects HDDs from electrical damage
  • 2.5" drive mobile rack for system that has ultra slim ODD bay, including rackmounts, IPCs, workstations, laptops, desktop PCs, OEM / ODM systems, embedded control systems, and factory automation systems.
  • Limited three-year warranty to complement the typical warranty of an HDD.

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