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StarTech.com 5.25in Trayless Hot Swap Mobile Rack for 3.5in Hard Drive - Internal SATA Backplane Enclosure


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  • Quickly and easily install or remove hard drives without having to open the chassis with the innovative trayless design
  • Rubber shock absorbers, a solid aluminum construction and 50,000+ insertion rating ensures longevity from both the drives and bay
  • Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support
  • Holds a 3.5" SATA drive in a front accessible 5.25" bay
  • Trayless design: drives are not mounted into separate trays/enclosures
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StarTech.com 5.25in Trayless Hot Swap Mobile Rack for 3.5in Hard Drive - Internal SATA Backplane Enclosure + Molex to 2 SATA Internal Power Splitter Cable + StarTech.com 18 inch SATA to Right Angle SATA Serial ATA Cable
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandStarTech
Item Weight363 g
Product Dimensions22 x 5 x 16.8 cm
Item model numberHSB100SATBK
ColorBlack
  
Additional Information
ASINB000KS8S9W
Best Sellers Rank 3,247 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight372 g
Date First Available29 Sep 2007
  
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Product Description

Product Description

Hot-swap any 3.5in SATA hard drive easily from any computer with a 5.25in bay - This 3.5in SATA hard drive hot-swap bay allows you to install a 3.5in SATA drive in an available/unused 5.25in drive bay. To remove the drive, it's as simple as opening the front panel door; to re-insert a drive, simply insert the drive (connector first) until the door closes. The hot swap bay offers a trayless design that makes it the ideal solution for quick and easy drive removals and insertions as part of a system building process, or integration into rackmount systems or industrial environments. To maximize performance and utilize the full speed potential of your SATA III hard drives, this HDD Backplane supports SATA III for transfer speeds up to 6 Gbps when paired with compatible controller. Also a perfect addition for operating system image deployment and any task that requires being able to quickly access large volumes of data on the fly, the hot swap bay provides everything you need to expedite important projects while maintaining a reliable storage solution. With support for SATA HDD speeds up to 6.0 Gbps, the mobile rack/backplane is fully compatible with RAID installations to ensure maximum performance and versatility for enhanced storage applications. Designed to provide a durable and reliable operating experience, the mobile rack features a 50,000+ insertion rating and is backed by StarTech.com's 2-year warranty.

Box Contains

  • 5.25" Tray-Less SATA Hot-Swap Bay
  • Screw Kit
  • Key
  • Instruction Manual

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    4.2 out of 5 stars

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    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By L. J. Higgins on 11 May 2009
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    Quite Excellent unit which allows the user to exchange SATA drives at the flip of a lock.
    I have been using the unit now for over a year and it seems robust and well designed for the task it is meant to do.
    Well worth the money if you need to store a lot of back-up data and relly helps as you can then remove the SATA drive and replace it with another one for normal usage.
    I use it for storing back-ups, music and video and I can then take those hard drives out - put another one in and use that for my projects.
    Hard drives are so cheap now it makes sense to me to do this rather than perminently installing hard drives when a case only hold a finite number of units.
    Great Idea!
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Silver Systembuilder on 14 Mar 2010
    I bought this item to replace an existing tray and caddy on my PC.

    My backup strategy is to clone the entire C drive to another disk, which I remove from the system between backups. This drive bay makes the whole process as simple as plugging in a memory card! With the advent of Win 7, I have been using the bay to swap system disks between 7 and XP, to compare them (very impressed with Win 7 so far). The bay has made this task as simple as it could be without having to resort to a dual boot configuration, which I didn't want to do.

    Construction is adequate for its purpose, as long as reasonable care is taken when inserting and removing the disks (don't slam the door shut!). The life of the bay should only be limited by wear on the SATA contacts, which for most users will be negligible.
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    11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Peter S Roberts on 17 Aug 2009
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    I have had one of these for almost two years, I use it for 4 different OS systems IE, XP, Vista, windows 7 and linux, so can just plug in the OS I want to use. I have just brought another one for data storage. problem is with drives in the computer is they are running all the time, with this you only put the drive in that you want to use, so extending the life of your drives, which is a good thing. not so sure about hot swapping though, I always power down, I play safe. TIP,I have also found that video cassette cases are good for storing your spare drives in.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Eddie-B on 5 Dec 2010
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    Wanted to be able to change boot discs easily so I can swap between different Operating systems. Had a spare bay available and fitted this in minutes. Works great and looks like it will last a while if treated properly. Ejects drive nicely when door is opened.
    I'm 100% happy with it and intend to order another for my 2nd PC.

    Thought I'd edit this review, 9 month's later I have bought a second unit and they are both giving good service, I can swap drives (and OS's) at will, good product.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mike Hunt on 21 Jun 2010
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    Works perfectly but as it needs to be fitted in a 5 1/2 inch bay it will sit high up in the PC (in the heat) and have a closed metal enclosure around it (where a CD or DVD would normally sit) so it can get a little warm. Could have done with a small reliable fan to keep it cool. Having said that I only use the bay as a back up solution, inserting my old sata drive in there once a week to back up new files. It is perfect for my use. Sturdy and well built.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Facman on 8 Sep 2014
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    Well I guess you get what you pay for. The design and build seem ok but the problem I had having successfully installed the device was that on inserting the quite standard SATA drive into the PC it was not recognised by the PC.The reason was that the power and data connectors were not making proper contact. The frame is designed to help you eject the SATA Drive but the downside to this is that the mechanism is pushing the connector off the drive at the same time and holding the drive in the rack.

    Since I needed to use the extra hard drive I removed the connector that was attached to the rack that has been supplied and connected the power and data cables direct to the SATA Drive and of course it now connects and is recognised by the PC perfectly.

    The problem will now be that the ability to pop one drive out and insert another without taking the case off the PC is now negated. In 30 years of working with PC have never seen something with such an annoying flaw; such a shame.
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    12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mad Biker on 29 July 2009
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    I bought this but had some concerns. Will it work ok or damage my drive?
    Installed this late last night, plugged in my SATA drive and powered my PC up keeping fingers crossed.

    It just worked.... Phew.....
    Drive has now been working for 28 hours without any problems or performance issues.

    Two comments on the construction of the unit: 1) the release latch could be more robust, it feels a bit flimsy and 2) The keys supplied will not stay on the lock in either locked or unlocked position as the lock is spring loaded. You will need to find somewhere safe to keep the keys if you insist on locking the door (In my view this is essential to avoid accidentally releasing the door and unplugging the drive which the PC is on).
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. D. Driver on 5 Jan 2012
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    I've used other StarTech drive bays without any problems so I was more than happy to try out these latest drive bays.

    I find them the best of the bunch so far. So very easy to swap drives instead of having to go inside your base unit.

    However, I do wish that they made EIDE caddys of the same design but of course they would not be hot swappable.
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