Thursday, April 28, 2016

ICY Concept: Optimize the Capability of a FDD / ODD Bay for Maximum Usability with the MB411SPO-B Hot Swappable 2.5” SAS / SATA Mobile Rack for FDD / ODD Bays

Dealing with physical dimension constrains is a key factor when designing a customized build such as portable, SFF( small form factor) desktop workstation, mobile DVR surveillance system, POS system, embedded system and in-flight entertainment system. Each computer component has to be minimized physically but must retain its functionally and purpose, such as the CPU for data processing, ram for temporary data retention and hard drives or SSDs for storage of critical data. However, accessibility of these components does not have to be compromised as well. For example, with the ICY DOCK ultra slim hot swappable SATA SSD / HDD mobile rack, MB411SPO-B, IT professional can easily install one of these units in a FDD or ODD slot of the SFF system yet retain a hard drive's hot swap capability. Users can easily swap out the drives from the front panel for backup, replacement, or simply accessing a different set of data. It is especially useful when installed in a rugged system because the MB411SPO-B is built with a full metal construction and can easily become complied with flammability requirement; it can be deployed in some of the toughest environments and keeps your critical data safe.

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ICY Concept: Explore the benefit of a hot swappable external USB 3.0 to 2.5" SSD/HDD enclosure for your everyday post production, video, and audio workflow - MB991U3-1SB

There are plenty of USB 3.0 external enclosures for 2.5” hard drives and solid state drives, but none of them have the drive interchangeability and solid drive protection of the ToughArmor MB991U3-1SB! Designed with functionality in mind, this ToughArmor allows for easy management of data on the move while providing a solid platform for holding those drives.
The ease of use and functionality of the ToughArmor MB991U3-1SB is reflected by the design of the drive tray system. It allows for easy swaps of hard drives or SSDs with different trays. With the tray system of the ToughArmor MB991U3-1SB, you click the hinge out, pull out the drive tray, insert a different drive tray, click it in and go, making a drive swap quick, easy and secure without the need of additional tools.
For an example, if a media professional who works for post productions on a Mac Pro 2016 and wishes to backup his/her critical data to an individual drive, he or she is able to use the MB991U3-1SB to transfer backup data to the desired hard drive or SSD and simply eject the drive and place it into a physical hard disk archive. On top of that, ToughArmor MB991U3-1SB supports UASP for enhanced performance for faster transfer speeds, saving valuable time for all the media professionals. Even if someone has to work with an older Mac or Windows system, the ToughArmor MB991U3-1SB is backward compatible and can still be used with systems with a USB 2.0 interface.
The ToughArmor MB991U3-1SB can accommodate 2.5”SATA HDD / SSD with 7 – 15mm height and it is compatible with any system that has a USB interface. It is definitely a little nifty kit for any professional who deal with large data transfers on a daily basis.

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