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Great - Ordered another one.
on 14 February 2014
I researched amazon for 5.25" bay sized 3.5" HDD hot swap units and decided that whilst this one is not the cheapest it did look neatest and more sturdy. The vent at the front is good, allowing the desktop/tower's own fans to pull air over the drive to keep it cool (So no extra fans or noise). I've had HDD's in those desktop plug in USB3.0/2.0 type adapters, they're fine but the disks do get quite hot after extended use during a backup.
The HDD slides into the unit along the bottom of the rack with ease. Inserting and remove a disk requires no force and opening the front fully gently ejects the disk from the rear connectors - feels quality. I read a comment elsewhere that the unit was longer than a CD, well mine is actually shorter than my Phillips 885 R/W DVD by 1cm, so the cable plugs don't protrude beyond the CD, front to back it is about 158mm.
Well packaged and supplied with 8-mounting screws (4 is enough for most of us, but fitted all 8 so as not to lose them) it was installed into the min-tower unit and operating within 5-minutes. The instructions (Which you won't need if you've ever fitted a CD/DVD or similar in the past) are detailed with text and diagrams and represent the best I've ever seen for this type of PC product. But they do contain that unusual translation from Chinese to English that we've all become used to, and bring a smile to the face, but are perfectly understandable (Eg. VII Operation step (4) = "Note: before the 1105ss cable connects with the computer mother board, make sure there is no any dopant with the plug, to avoid electrical circuit." - I have no idea what "dopant" is or should be, they've invented a new word I think.
There is hex key type lock and not keys we see on other units. To be fair, who locks them anyway as you stand the chance of losing the keys (Which are not that secure anyway). So the hex key supplied, is actually key shaped, like a radiator key and not just an L-shaped allen key, perfectly good.
So in summary, does what you expect at a good price, feels and looks a quality unit - Highly recommend.