Product ID: HSB2535SATBK
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.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||2 - Drive Connectors||SFF-8482 (29 pin, Data & Power, Internal SAS)|
|1 - Host Connectors||LP4 (4 pin; Large Drive Power)|
|2 - Host Connectors||SATA (7 pin, Data)|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||-5°C to 35°C (23°F to 95°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C to 50°C (-4°F to 122°F)|
|Humidity||20%RH ~ 80%RH|
|Front Door Key Lock||Yes|
|Number of Drives||2|
|Drive Size||2.5in & 3.5in|
|Compatible Drive Types||SAS & SATA|
|Number of 2.5 inch bays||1|
|Number of internal 3.5 inch bays||1|
|1 - Fans||50 mm|
|Fan Bearing Type||Ball Bearing|
|Indicators||1 - LED Indicators||2.5" HDD/SSD Activity LED|
|3.5" HDD Activity LED|
|Packaging Information||Package Height||54,0 mm [2,1 in]|
|Package Length||17,4 cm [6,9 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||693,0 g [24,5 oz]|
|Package Width||22,0 cm [8,7 in]|
|Performance||Maximum Data Transfer Rate||6 Gbit/s|
|Type and Rate||SATA III (6 Gbps)|
|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")
|Physical Characteristics||Weight of Product||528,0 g [18,6 oz]|
|Product Length||14,8 cm [5,8 in]|
|Product Width||18,3 cm [7,2 in]|
|Product Height||42,0 mm [1,7 in]|
|Software||OS Compatibility||OS independent; No software or drivers required|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||2.5/3.5in SATA HDD Backplane|
|2 - Included in Package||18" SATA Cable|
|1 - Included in Package||LP4 to SATA Power Adapter Cable|
|2 - Included in Package||Bay Key|
|1 - Included in Package||Installation Screw kit|
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SATA hard drive cable, with latching SATA connectors, for securely fastened hard drive installations.
Add four extra SATA power outlets to your Power Supply
Power a Serial ATA hard drive from a conventional LP4 power supply connection
A space-saving, latching right angle SATA hard drive cable, for installations in tight spaces.
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:
To test your setup components, try the following:
When you test the hard drive and hard drive rack, it is recommended that you do the following:
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.
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.
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