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Dual-Bay 2.5” SATA SSD / HDD Rack for 3.5” Bay - Trayless - RAID

Easily connect and hot swap two 2.5 in. SATA hard drives or SSDs through a single 3.5 in. front bay

Product ID: HSB225S3R

  • SATA III (6Gbps) drive interface, compatible with SATA I, II and III
  • Increase drive capacity, performance, or data redundancy, with multiple RAID modes: RAID 0, RAID 1, spanning
  • Supports up to two 2.5” SATA SSD/HDDs
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  • Front-mount bay design for installation into any standard 3.5" front bay
  • Trayless design, with hot-swappable bays, makes it easy to swap drives in and out of the mobile rack
  • Well-built, durable aluminum construction
  • LED indicators for power and activity, to easily monitor your hard drives
  • 50,000 insertion rating
  • Single SATA data and power connection
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Overview

This HDD rack lets you install two 2.5” SATA hard drives or solid-state drives into a single 3.5” front bay. With configurable RAID support, the SATA drive rack provides an ideal data storage solution.

Increase performance and data redundancy

Configure and arrange your drives for increased drive capacity, performance, or data redundancy, with built-in RAID functionality. With multiple RAID options, such as RAID 0, RAID 1, spanning, or JBOD, you can build the data storage solution that works best for you.

Hot swap your SATA drives

This SATA backplane is trayless and hot-swappable, which makes it easy to install and remove your drives from your computer system when required, without having to open the case every time. It also provides a more convenient way to create backups for data recovery and archiving.

Designed for durability and trouble-free use

The removable hard-drive bay/backplane features durable aluminum construction for long-lasting performance. The SATA backplane also has LED indicators for power and hard drive activity, and drive status, which makes it easy to monitor the status of your hard drives and RAID array.

The HSB225S3R is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

Ideal for IT professionals, such as systems integrators and administrators, looking for flexible storage management

Build your incremental or off-site storage backup plan by connecting hot-swappable drives to your server or desktop computer

Save time in fast-paced work environments where drives need to be replaced often

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM1092R
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Drive Installation Removable
Drive Size 2.5in
Fan(s) No
Front Door Key Lock No
Interface SATA
Number of 2.5 inch bays 2
Number of Drives 2
Supported Drive Height(s) 5mm
7mm
9.5mm
Performance
Hot Swap Capability Yes
Insertion Rating 50,000
Port Multiplier Yes
RAID Yes
S.M.A.R.T. Support Yes
Supported RAID Modes RAID 0 (Striped Disks)
RAID 1 (Mirrored Disks)
BIG (Spanning or Concatenation)
JBOD - (Just a Bunch of Disks)
TRIM Support Yes
Type and Rate SATA III (6 Gbps)
Connector(s)
Drive Connectors 1 - 22 pin SATA Data + Power (7 + 15 pin) Receptacle
Host Connectors 1 - Molex (4 pin, PWM)
1 - 7 pin SATA Data Receptacle
Indicators
LED Indicators 2 - Link/Activity/Error
Environmental
Humidity 5% ~ 65%
Operating Temperature 0⁰C to 55⁰C (32°F to 131°F)
Storage Temperature -20⁰C to 55⁰C (-4°F to 131°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Aluminum and Plastic
Max Drive Height 0.4 in [9.5 mm]
Product Height 1 in [25 mm]
Product Length 5.5 in [140 mm]
Product Weight 7.8 oz [220 g]
Product Width 4 in [101.2 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 12.2 oz [345 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - mobile rack
1 - SATA data cable
1 - SATA to Molex adapter
1 - installation screw kit
1 - quick-start guide
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

Note: Not all StarTech.com devices support each of the RAID modes described below. For more information on the RAID modes that your device supports, refer to the manual or the StarTech.com product page.

Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) is a virtual disk technology that combines multiple physical drives into one unit. RAID can create redundancy, improve performance, or do both.

RAID should not be considered a replacement for backing up your data. If critical data is going onto a RAID array, it should be backed up to another physical drive or logical set of drives.

The following are terms that are normally used in connection with RAID:

  • Striping: data is split between multiple disks.
  • Mirroring: data is mirrored between multiple disks.
  • Parity: also referred to as a checksum. Parity is a calculated value used to mathematically rebuild data.

Different RAID levels exist for different application requirements.

Refer to the following table for the list of RAID modes offered by some StarTech.com products:

RAID mode Description Operation Advantages Disadvantages Recovery
RAID 0 Striped disks Data is split evenly between two or more disks. Large size and the fastest speed. No redundancy. If one or more drives fails, this results in array failure.
RAID 1 Mirrored disks Two or more drives have identical data on them. A single drive failure will not result in data loss. Speed and size is limited by the slowest and smallest disk. Only one drive is needed for recovery.
RAID 3 Striped set with dedicated parity Data is split evenly between two or more disks, plus a dedicated drive for parity storage. High speeds for sequential read/write operations. Poor performance for multiple simultaneous instructions. A single drive failure will rebuild.
RAID 5 Striped disks with distributed parity Data is split evenly between three or more disks. Parity is split between disks. Large size, fast speed, and redundancy. The total array size is reduced by parity. A single drive failure will rebuild.
RAID 10 1+0; Striped set of Mirrored Subset Four or more drives are made into two mirrors that are striped. Larger size and higher speed than RAID-1, and more redundancy than RAID-0. No parity. Only one drive in a mirrored set can fail.
JBOD Just a Bunch Of Disks Any number of drives are accessed independently by the operating system. Software RAID modes can be used. Hardware RAID may have better performance. N/A
Big Spanning or Concatenation Data is written on one drive until it is full, and then the next drive(s) until it or they are full. Creates a very large and simple array.

No redundancy.

N/A
Clone RAID 1 + Spare

Two drives have identical data, plus one drive is used for rebuilding in case of a primary array failure.

Seamless operation when one drive fails in a RAID-1 array. Spare drive is not accessible to the user. Only one drive is needed for recovery.

 

Troubleshooting

When you troubleshoot issues with a hard drive rack, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • SATA and SAS cables
  • Hard drives
  • Hard drive rack

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the cables, hard drives, and hard drive rack in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.
  • Use a different cable, hard drive, and hard drive rack in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test the hard drive and hard drive rack, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • To check Disk Management, press the Windows key + R, type diskmgmt.msc, and press Enter.  Check to see if your hard drive is listed.
  • If the hard drive is listed with unallocated space, it needs to be formatted. Right-click unallocated and click New Simple Volume. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the reformatting.

Note: Formatting a hard drive erases all of the data on it. Make sure that you back up all of your data before you reformat the hard drive.

  • If the hard drive is listed as healthy but does not have a drive letter assigned to it, for example, C:, right-click healthy and click Change Drive Letter and Paths. Click Add, assign a drive letter, and click OK.

Note: A formatted hard drive will not show up in Computer or My Computer until it has a drive letter assigned to it.

Yes, this mobile rack does support hot-swapping of SATA drives. To use this feature, it is required that the SATA port is set to Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) mode and hot-swapping is enabled. On most motherboards, this is performed within the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) or the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). If you are using a SATA controller card, consult the motherboard manufacturer's technical documentation for the correct steps to accomplish this.

In order to rebuild a RAID array, you need to replace a physical drive with an identical drive on the same RAID controller. Although standard RAID levels are generally agreed upon throughout the industry, the implementation varies between manufacturers. RAID arrays are typically not accessible when they are moved to another controller, and data may be unrecoverable if the drives are out of order or have been formatted or accessed by another RAID controller.

If a RAID controller has failed, you should get the exact same model of RAID controller.  

Note: If a drive or drives were damaged, it is possible that the RAID array may be permanently unrecoverable.

RAID should not be considered a replacement for backing up your data. If critical data is going onto a RAID array, you should back up the data on another physical drive or logical set of drives.

Rebuild a RAID array

With the following RAID modes, recovery is possible using the same StarTech.com product. Refer to the following table for the appropriate method to use to recover your RAID array.

RAID mode Max # of failed drives Procedure
RAID 1 Only one drive is needed for recovery.
  1. Determine which drive is operational by using the RAID management utility (if available) or test each drive individually on a different hard drive controller (for example, a hard drive docking station or SATA controller).

  2. Replace the failed drive with an identical hard drive.

The array will rebuild and is accessible during the rebuilding process.

RAID 3 Single drive failure will rebuild.
  1. Determine which drive is defective by using the RAID management utility (if available) or with diagnosis LEDs on the controller or enclosure.

  2. Replace with an identical hard drive.

Note: Do not change the order of the drives.

  1. The array may be accessible during the rebuild, but you should let the controller rebuild without interruption so that performance is not compromised.

RAID 5 Single drive failure will rebuild.
  1. Determine which drive is defective by using the RAID management utility (if available) or with diagnosis LEDs on the controller or enclosure.

  2. Replace with an identical hard drive.

Note: Do not change the order of the drives.

  1. The array may be accessible during the rebuild, but you should let the controller rebuild without interruption so that performance is not compromised.

RAID 10 Only one drive in a mirrored set can fail.
  1. Determine which drive is defective by using the RAID management utility (if available) or with diagnosis LEDs on the controller or enclosure.

  2. Replace with an identical hard drive.

Note: Do not change the order of the drives.

  1. The array may be accessible during the rebuild, but you should let the controller rebuild without interruption so that performance is not compromised.

 

Dual-Bay 2.5” SATA SSD / HDD Rack for 3.5” Bay - Trayless - RAID

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