With the mark “new” in the Icy Dock catalog, a basket for ToughArmor MB720M2K-B drives appeared. According to the manufacturer, this is the first product of its kind that can accommodate four M.2 drives with NVMe support in a 5.25-inch drive bay.
Drives are installed one at a time in special trays, fixed with latches and locks. Trays are compatible with SSD size M.2 of any standard length, up to 110 mm. The movable latch reliably holds the drive in one position. The manufacturer notes the presence of a screen and good cooling with built-in radiators and 40-mm fans with ball bearings. The choice of high or low speed and a complete shutdown of the fans. The whole structure is made of metal, which ensures high mechanical strength and good heat dissipation.
MiniSAS HD connectors (SFF-8643) are used to connect to the NVMe host, one for each drive. The maximum speed supported by the standard is supported: 32 Gb / s. Power is supplied via two SATA connectors. Each tray has an individual drive status indicator.
The manufacturer does not indicate the price, but on the Amazon website the basket can already be bought for about $ 416.