SansDigital 5-Bay 3.5" IDE / SATA Hard Drive Rack

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A neat way to organize and power a bunch of hard drives – Joe

SUMMARY: A neat way to organize and power a bunch of hard drives.

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The good guys at SansDigital were nice enough to send a sample of their 5-Bay IDE / SATA Hard Drive Organizing Rack to try out.

Key Features

  • Aluminum frame construction
  • Can be powered by ATX power supply, 20 or 24 pin
  • 120 mm cooling fan
  • Securely holds five hard drives
  • On/Off power switch
  • Size: 6.7″ x 6.9″ x 7.6″ H; Weight: 1.2 lbs; stackable

A view from the back shows the fan and rails on which the drives sit:

Inside

Lots of holes to keep air flowing:

Side

The view from the front with one drive installed:

Front

The cage features a 20/24 pin ATX power plug for ample hard drive power:

Power

Once a power supply is hooked to the cage. there’s a green LED to indicate power:

Power Lit

The drives are held in place by screws designed to ride in the rails:

Screws

After sliding in the drive, it’s held in place by snapping a plug against the drive:

Plug

In use, there is no way the drive is loose – it’s as secure as if it were bolted in place.

CONCLUSIONS

If you have a bunch of drives and routinely switch among them, this drive cage may fill the bill – a neat way to organize and power a bunch of hard drives.

Thanks again to SansDigital for sending this our way.

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