MB601VK PCIe Based Mobile Rack From Icy Dock in External 3.5-Inch Floppy Drive Bay

Supports 2.5-inch U.2 NVMe SSDs.
This is a Press Release edited by on 2017.07.14

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The MB601VK is Icy Dock 's PCIe based mobile rack has the ability to support Intel Corp., Micron Technology, Inc., and Seagate Technology plc 2.5" U.2 NVMe SSD in an external 3.5" floppy drive bay.

Build with the next generation U.2 interface, MB601VK-B offers up to 32Gb/s of bandwidth and supports 2.5" U.2 NVMe SSD, SAS and SATA interface 2.5" SSDs or HDDs. The performance of MB601VK-B providies the maximum amount of transfer speed for the most data intense tasks such as real time large database transfers and refreshes, massive bulk data swaps from multiple networks, VMware, Inc. providing virtual OSs for multiple computers, and large scale editing of large multimedia assets of virtual reality, video, music, and other graphics with multiple workstations.

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The EZ Slide Mini trays supports U.2 hot-swap feature, which makes U.2 NVMe SSD interchangeability and maintenance hassle-free. With a swap of the SSD/HDD, overall down time is reduced especially if this occurs when it is time sensitive. The tray is also designed to accommodate 7 to 15mm height HDD and SSD, creating a 2.5" hot swap bay for U.2 NVMe SSD or any standard SAS/SATA HDDs and SSDs. While the tray is not inside the MB601VK-B, the anti-dust flap feature helps prevent dust from entering into the mobile rack.

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The front of the MB601VK-B includes a status LED when the drive is powered on, off and accessed. Active Power Technology (APT) allows the status LED to be on only when a HDD is inserted into the enclosure. For drive security, the eagle-hook lock system on the tray makes sure your HDDs will not eject when not needed. Additionally, the two segment key lock provides extra protection to theft of HDDs as well as safeguards any sensitive data.

Full metal protection
Making sure that the material used is designed in a way where it can be relied upon for many years after its deployment. The MB601VK-B is capable of holding up in the harshest environments, with the heavy duty metal construction throughout the entire device. With the full metal design, the ToughArmor is for industrial, military and medical devices that may require a flammability rating as the full metal material is considered to already comply with flammability requirements.


  • Fits 1x2.5" U.2 NVMe SSD or 2.5" SAS/SATA SSD/HDD (NVMe U.2 host is required to accept NVMe SSD, SAS or SATA SSD/HDD)

  • Fits any external 3.5" drive bay or floppy bay

  • Supports NVMe 32Gb/s transfer rate

  • Accommodates 2.5" SSD with 7, 9, 12.5 and 15mm height

  • Active Power Technology (APT) - only powers up if there is drive installed in the drive bay

  • Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT) - creates a safe environment for HDDs or SSDs

  • EMI Grounding - protects HDDs from electrical damage

  • Eagle-hook lock system and two-segment safeguard key lock keeps drives secure within the enclosure

  • Heavy duty full metal construction, perfect for enterprise applications

  • Backed with three-year manufacturer warranty

  • Drive tray is compatible with ToughArmor MB991SK-B, MB991IK-B, MB994SP-4S, MB994SP-4SB-1, MB994SK- 1B, MB994IPO-3SB and MB991U3-1SB *SAS/SATA SSD/HDD only

* NVMe U.2 host is required to accept NVMe, SAS or SATA drives.