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Dual Bay 5.25" Trayless Hot Swap Mobile Rack Backplane for 2.5" and 3.5" SATA/SAS HDD or SSD with Fan

Easily connect and hot swap dual 2.5” and 3.5” SATA/SAS hard drives from a 5.25” bay

Product ID: HSB2535SATBK

  • Individual 2.5" and 3.5" drive trays
  • Complies with 5.25" small form factor specification
  • Trayless design for hot swap support
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  • Solid aluminum construction
  • Support for SATA revision I/II/III (1.5/3.0/6.0 Gbps)
  • Power and Activity LEDs for each drive
  • Support for 2.5" and 3.5" form factor SATA hard drives
  • Support for SAS revision I/II (3.0/6.0 Gbps)
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Overview

The HSB2535SATBK Removable 2-drive backplane lets you quickly install and hot-swap drives from the front of your computer, by turning a 5.25" bay into a hot-swappable SATA/SAS interface for you to connect a 3.5” SATA hard drive (HDD) and/or a 2.5” SATA hard drive or solid state drive (SSD).

The hard drive bay interfaces with SATA/SAS, offering two trayless hard drive bays and can be mounted into any 5.25" front bay, to provide a hot-swappable mobile rack. The bays feature ejection levers which allow drives to be installed and removed quickly from the computer system, providing a convenient way to create backups that can then be removed for safekeeping, archiving, or external portable access.

For added versatility the backplane provides support for both SATA and SAS interfaces, an ideal accommodation for enterprise system integration. Plus, to help prevent drive failure, the bay provides excellent heat dissipation with a built-in fan and slotted aluminum enclosure.

The HSB2535SATBK is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Maximize storage space, with two hard drives in a single 5.25" bay
  • Wide compatibility for system integration with support for SATA and SAS drive interfaces
  • Optimum drive operating temperatures, with built-in cooling fan

Applications

Imaging - For System Builders or configuring new systems - Use Hot Swap Bay in master system to copy Windows OS quickly to multiple blank hard drives as part of system building process

IT environments where you need to quickly insert/replace hard drives with no external HDD enclosure required

Add a hot-swap bay to a server or workstation computer, for a removable backup solution

Create a hybrid storage solution with a solid state drive for speed, and a standard hard drive for larger storage capacity like hyperduo

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Compatible Drive Types SAS & SATA
Drive Installation Removable
Drive Size 2.5in & 3.5in
Fan Bearing Type Ball Bearing
Fan(s) Yes
Fans 1 - 50 mm
Front Door Key Lock Yes
Interface SATA
Number of 2.5 inch bays 1
Number of Drives 2
Number of internal 3.5 inch bays 1
Performance
Insertion Rating 10,000
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with up to 4TB 7200 RPM hard drives (3.5")
Currently tested with up to 1TB 7200 RPM hard drives (2.5")
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 6 Gbit/s
Type and Rate SATA III (6 Gbps)
Connector(s)
Drive Connectors 2 - SFF-8482 (29 pin, Data & Power, Internal SAS) Receptacle
Host Connectors 1 - LP4 (4 pin, Molex Large Drive Power) Male
2 - SATA (7 pin, Data) Receptacle
Software
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - 2.5" HDD/SSD Activity LED
1 - 3.5" HDD Activity LED
Environmental
Humidity 20%RH ~ 80%RH
Operating Temperature -5°C to 35°C (23°F to 95°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 50°C (-4°F to 122°F)
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 1.7 in [42 mm]
Product Length 5.8 in [148 mm]
Product Weight 18.9 oz [536 g]
Product Width 7.2 in [182.6 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 1.6 lb [0.7 kg]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - 2.5/3.5in SATA HDD Backplane
2 - 18" SATA Cable
1 - Molex LP4 to SATA Power Adapter Cable
2 - Bay Key
1 - Installation Screw kit
1 - Instruction Manual
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

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Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Dual Bay 5.25" Trayless Hot Swap Mobile Rack Backplane for 2.5" and 3.5" SATA/SAS HDD or SSD with Fan

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(2 stars) Way too noisy

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I just bought this to fit in a new build to be able to easily swap between all the HDD I have lying around but I think I will be sending it back. Before I put this in, my computer which has 7 140mm case fans, 2 HDDs, a GTX 1080 ti and a huge tower cooler was next to silent. However this product alone (I assume because of the tiny fan at the back) is much noisier than my whole computer. It generates an irritating high-pitched whirring sound continuously, whether there are drives fitted in it or not. The product looks otherwise good (although it doesn't sit quite as flush with the front panel as other 5.25 devices) and seems to be of otherwise good quality but I simply cannot use it as is.
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Response from StarTech.com:
Brian, Customer Support
Thanks for your feedback and review. We're very sorry the unit is noisy. The fan is needed to move enough air to cool the drives installed in this enclosure. We apologize for the inconvenience. It may not be ideal solution for all situations. If you have two 5.25" bays available, you could consider two of our HSB100SATBK units and one 25SAT35HDD. This combination would involve no fans. We hope this helps. If you have any concerns, please reach out to our Technical Advisors by clicking "Support" at the top of our website. Thank you.