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Friday, June 06, 2014
Introducing the ICY DOCK EZConvert Air MB382IP-3B Open Air 2.5” to 3.5” SAS HDD & SSD Converter / Mounting Kit
SAS interface has been widely used for server applications and is considered an enterprise solution in the storage industry. The enterprise 2.5” SSD/HDD represents one of the fastest growing segments because of its faster IOPS, low power consumption and better shockproof rating. The EZConvert Air MB382IP-3B provides a quick and cost-effective method for server upgrades; it converts any 2.5” SAS HDD/SSDs into 3.5” SAS hard drives, while maintaining the exact 3.5” SAS HDD specifications and it fully support SAS dual channel function. The EZConvert Air features an extremely robust stainless-steel exterior with a cleverly designed locking mechanism to keep your drives immobile. The open air design, ventilated slots, and metal construction all work simultaneously to maintain your drives as cool as possible.
Enterprise Design With Impressive Features
The MB382IP-B puts an emphasis on industrial level SAS storage applications --designed using the dimensions, connection locations, and mounting positions making it an exact replica of a 3.5” SAS drive. This particular converter is intended specifically to be used for 2.5” SAS drives that are required in 3.5” SAS internal hard drive bays of tower and rack mount chassis, as well as with SAS backplanes or hot swap modules. The MB382IP-3B is backwards compatible with SATA HDD/SSDs and fully supports SAS dual channel daisy-chain function which is perfect for iSCSI SAN server and data center applications.
The MB382IP-3B utilizes a full stainless steel exterior combined with an open air design, thus creating an exceptional environment to cool any 10K, 15K RPM 2.5” SAS mechanical or enterprise 2.5” SAS solid state drive. It’s invaluable for enterprise because it simplifies upgrading file servers without paying a tremendous amount for an entire system upgrade. Additionally, the rock solid construction is ideal for industrial and enterprise level applications where equipment robustness is a necessity.
For maximum compatibility, we’ve included our new self-adjusting mechanism to support of all drive heights ranging from a slim 7mm to a thick 15mm. With the optional bottom screw holes, you can securely lock in 2.5” drives into the EZConvert Air allowing extra drive security. The added security feature is a must have for rugged system builds that require drives to be completely immobile yet easily accessible. It’s the small details we consider that make Icydock your go-to brand.
Convenience Meets Practicality
It’s never been easier to install your 2.5” HDD/SSD. Simply press on the latch to open the locking mechanism, insert your SSD or hard drive into the SAS/SATA connector, and close the latch and you’re ready to go. The EZ-Convert Air does not require any tools for SSD or drive installation, effectively decreasing installation time and labor of maintenance. The open design of this converter gives you quick access to your drives when the situation arises. If you need to swap drives, you can do so with ease.
For customers that swap their drives a lot, the built in SAS/SATA PCB bridge protects your HDD/SSD connector from wearing out during the insertion and removal cycle, and it delivers the full speed of SAS up to 6Gb/s per channel without any speed reduction.
Advanced Cooling Design
There’s a reason we coined the name “EZConvert Air”–because of how much airflow this converter allows. With its open air design, heat can rapidly escape from your drives during your most intensive applications. This in turn can lead to better performance since excessive heat may slow down your system. Strategically placed ventilated slots surround the converter allowing heat to escape from all sides and angles, while the metal frame acts as a giant heat sink to quickly cool your hard drives. The open air design, ventilated slots, and metal frame combine to produce an advanced cooling system to put your mind at ease.
* Converts 2.5” SAS HDD or SSD to 3.5” SAS hard drive
* Support SAS dual channel function
* Backwards compatible with 2.5” SATA HDD or SSD (SAS host required)
* Designed for iSCSI SAN server and data center upgrade
* Heavy duty stain-less steel exterior with easy access to drives
* Open air design for rapid heat dissipation
* Ventilated slots allow air to flow through converter
* Drive stabilizing & self-adjusting mechanism
* Universal 3.5” HDD mounting holes
* Tool-less design for quick & easy HDD/SSD installation
* Fits all 2.5” SAS/SATA drive heights from 7mm to 15mm