New Drive Enclosures from StarTech.com Make it Easy to Add Additional Storage of Up to Eight Drives to Virtually any Laptop or Desktop Computer Using High Speed USB 3.0 or eSATA Connections

5-bay and 8-bay hard drive enclosures are ideal for IT professionals who need additional backroom storage or storage for offsite backup; hot swap capabilities permit drives to be replaced while computer remains in operation

Lockbourne, OH - February 18, 2015 - StarTech.com has announced the expansion of their line of HDD enclosures to include a 5-bay hot-swap hard drive enclosure (SKU: S355BU33ERM) as well as an 8-bay hot-swap hard drive enclosure (SKU: S358BU33ERM). The new enclosures enable IT professionals to add data storage capacity to their computer, while enjoying optimal performance and great drive protection. The enclosures can also provide external storage capacity for video editing or photo editing stations, making it easier to work with very large file sizes.

“These new 5 and 8 Bay Enclosures offer robust external data storage for IT professionals or anyone who routinely works with large files or volumes of data” said Juliet Wei, Senior Product Manager for StarTech.com’s line of HDD enclosures.

Features of StarTech.com’s new 5-bay hot-swap hard drive enclosure (SKU: S355BU33ERM) and 8-bay hot-swap hard drive enclosure (SKU: S358BU33ERM), include:

  • Optimal performance, with support for SATA III and UASP
  • Support for both 2.5” and 3.5” form factor hard drives and solid-state drives
  • Versatile host connection options including eSATA or USB. Compatible with USB 3.0 / 2.0 / 1.1.
  • Five or eight individual drive bays, with solid aluminum drive trays (S355BU33ERM or S358BU33ERM respectively)
  • Built-in cooling fan
  • Compatible with SATA revision I/II/III (1.5/3.0/6.0 Gbps) drives

MSRP for StarTech.com’s 5-bay hot-swap hard drive enclosure (SKU: S355BU33ERM) is $314.99 (USD) in the United States, $323.99 (CAN) in Canada, £272.85 (GBP exc. VAT) in the UK. The enclosure will be available at CDW, Amazon.com, Newegg.com, PC Connection, and Insight and will be distributed by Ingram Micro, SYNNEX, Tech Data, D&H and ASI.

MSRP for StarTech.com’s 8-bay hot-swap hard drive enclosure (SKU: S358BU33ERM) is $391.99 (USD) in the United States, $404.99 (CAN) in Canada, £367.99 (GBP exc. VAT) in the UK. The adapter will be available at CDW, Amazon.com, Newegg.com, PC Connection, and Insight and will be distributed by Ingram Micro, SYNNEX, Tech Data, D&H and ASI.

For questions about this announcement, please contact Andrew Stephen at 1-800-265-1844 ext. 1248 or astephen@startech.com.

About StarTech.com
StarTech.com is an ISO 9001:2000 registered manufacturer of hard-to find connectivity parts including A/V products, computer parts, cables and server management solutions. Founded in 1985, StarTech.com has locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, The United Kingdom, Europe, Japan and Australia, servicing a worldwide market.

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