5.25in Trayless Hot Swap Mobile Rack for 3.5in Hard Drive

Hot-swap any 3.5in SATA hard drive easily from any computer with a 5.25in bay

Product ID: HSB100SATBK

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  • Holds a 3.5" SATA drive in a front accessible 5.25" bay
  • Trayless design: drives are not mounted into separate trays/enclosures
  • Lockable drive bay
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€25.99 EUR
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This 3.5in SATA hard drive hot-swap bay allows you to install a 3.5in SATA drive in an available/unused 5.25in drive bay. To remove the drive, it's as simple as opening the front panel door; to re-insert a drive, simply insert the drive (connector first) until the door closes.

The hot swap bay offers a trayless design that makes it the ideal solution for quick and easy drive removals and insertions as part of a system building process, or integration into rackmount systems or industrial environments.

To maximize performance and utilize the full speed potential of your SATA III hard drives, this HDD Backplane supports SATA III for transfer speeds up to 6 Gbps when paired with a compatible controller.

Also a perfect addition for operating system image deployment and any task that requires being able to quickly access large volumes of data on the fly, the hot swap bay provides everything you need to expedite important projects while maintaining a reliable storage solution.

With support for SATA HDD speeds up to 6.0 Gbps, the mobile rack/backplane is fully compatible with RAID installations to ensure maximum performance and versatility for enhanced storage applications.

Designed to provide a durable and reliable operating experience, the mobile rack features a 50,000+ insertion rating and is backed by StarTech.com's 2-year warranty.


  • Add additional hot-swap bays to a server or workstation computer
  • Replace or upgrade old IDE backplane with a SATA backplane
  • System builders who need to image drives quickly and efficiently
  • Environments where drives need to be replaced/removed regularly, without external protection for the drives required after removal
  • Be able to replace/remove individual drives from a storage array with minimal or no system down time

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Maximize performance, with file transfer speeds up to 6Gbps when paired with SATA III HDD and controller
  • Quickly and easily install or remove hard drives without having to open the chassis with the innovative trayless design
  • Rubber shock absorbers, a solid aluminum construction and 50,000+ insertion rating ensures longevity from both the drives and bay

Partner Numbers

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  • ALSO Sweden 000000000002776128
  • CMS Distribution V209233
  • CMS Distribution Ireland HSB100SATBK
  • Esprinet HSB100SATBK
  • Esprinet Italy HSB100SATBK
  • Exertis 0010010473
  • Exertis IE STCHSB100SATBK
  • Ingram Austria V930579
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  • Ingram Finland V930579
  • Ingram Germany V930579
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  • Ingram Micro Belgium 1594313
  • Ingram Micro España V930579
  • Ingram Micro France V930579
  • Ingram Micro Italy V930579
  • Ingram Micro Netherlands 1594313
  • Ingram Micro Sweden V930579
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  • UPC 065030821360


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OS independent; No software or drivers required


Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Drive Connectors SATA Power (15 pin)
SATA (7 pin, Data)
1 - Host Connectors SATA Power (15 pin)
SATA (7 pin, Data)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Humidity Operating - 5~85% RH Non-condensing
Storage - 5~95%
Hardware Front Door Key Lock Yes
Number of Drives 1
Drive Size 3.5in
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Indicators 1 - LED Indicators Drive Power/Activity
Packaging Information Package Height 51.0 mm [2.0 in]
Package Length 15.9 cm [6.3 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 366.0 g [12.9 oz]
Package Width 20.6 cm [8.1 in]
Performance Hot Swap Capability Yes
Insertion Rating 50,000+ Cycles
Temperature Alarm No
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 261.0 g [9.2 oz]
Color Black
Material Aluminum and Plastic
Product Length 18.4 cm [7.2 in]
Product Width 14.9 cm [5.9 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 5.25" Tray-Less SATA Hot-Swap Bay
2 - Included in Package Key
1 - Included in Package Screw Kit
Instruction Manual
Drive Activity LED and 2 Pin Wire



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Frequently Asked Questions


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.

Compliance and safety

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Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
*Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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