Warranty, Pricing, and Conclusion


The ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB993SK-B and MB998SP-B (and virtually every other ToughArmor branded product) ships with a 3-year warranty.


MB993SK-B – $65 (Newegg) (Amazon)

MB998SP-B – $120 (Newegg) (Amazon)

ICY DOCK is currently running an ‘April Promotion’, where they are offering cash back on purchases of a lot of their models (including $15 off of the MB998SP-B).


So there you have it. Two extremely durable hot swap bays that fit the maximum number of 2.5” SATA devices into those unused 5.25” and 3.5” bays. The only quibbles I have is that pricing is a bit high, and trhe 3-bay unit requires 4-pin power. Despite the minor issues, these are high-quality products with excellent fit and finish, all backed by a 3-year warranty. For anyone that needs to fit multiple 2.5" SSDs into either a 5.25" or 3.5" bay, the MB998SP-B and MB993SK-B are the best tools for that job!

There’s not much real competition in this space. The only guys I’ve seen come close are StarTech.com, and while their build quality was also good, they just don’t scale up to the numbers of drives or level of durability seen in these ICY DOCK ToughArmor parts. That leaves ToughArmor as getting my Editor's Choice for this particular application.

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