2.5in SATA Removable Hard Drive Bay for PC Expansion Slot

Use an available expansion card slot to install a hot swappable 2.5in hard drive

Product ID: S25SLOTR

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  • Fits a 2.5" SATA drive into a rear full profile expansion card slot
  • Trayless design: drive is not mounted into a tray or enclosure
  • Latching drive door
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€39.99 EUR
VAT not included in the price

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The S25SLOTR Trayless Hard Drive Rack can be installed into an available (full profile) PCI expansion card slot, providing easy access to a bare 2.5" SATA hard drive or solid state drive (SSD) from the rear panel of a computer case.

Unlike conventional hard drive enclosures, the S25SLOTR hard drive rack doesn't require that a drive be installed in a drive tray, saving the time and hassle involved in having to mount or install the hard drive for access to drive contents.

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.

Once installed in a PCI slot (and accompanying rear panel bracket), installing a 2.5" SATA HDD is as simple as inserting it into the trayless rack. To remove the hard drive, simply hit the eject button to unlock the access door, allowing the drive to be pulled out of the computer without having to dismount the drive.

* This unique design of the mobile rack enables you to use any available full profile expansion slot to mount a removable 2.5in SATA hard drive.


  • Add additional storage capabilities to a computer with no more internal or external drive bays
  • Add removable storage to the rear of a system, where it is less noticeable or accessible to unauthorized users
  • Add removable storage to small form factor chassis' with no standard 3.5/5.25" drive bays
  • Add additional hot-swap bays to a server or workstation computer
  • 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

  • Utilize a free expansion card slot to add a removable 2.5" SATA hard drive bay
  • Vented aluminum/steel design and a 50,000+ insertion rating ensures reliability of the drive and drive rack
  • Maximize performance, with file transfer speeds up to 6Gbps when paired with SATA III HDD and controller

Partner Numbers

  • ACTUAL Systèmes 2586313
  • CMS Distribution V240019
  • Esprinet S25SLOTR
  • Exertis 10011721
  • Exertis IE 10011721
  • Ingram Austria V930859
  • Ingram DK V930859
  • Ingram Finland V930859
  • Ingram Germany V930859
  • Ingram IE V930859
  • Ingram Micro Belgium 1602940
  • Ingram Micro España V930859
  • Ingram Micro France V930859
  • Ingram Micro Italy V930859
  • Ingram Micro Netherlands 1602940
  • Ingram Micro Sweden V930859
  • Ingram Micro UK V930859
  • Ingram Switzerland V930859
  • Tech Data - Belgium 4462129
  • Tech Data - France 4462129
  • Tech Data - Italy 4462129
  • Tech Data - Netherlands 4462129
  • UPC 065030836074


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OS independent; No software or drivers required


Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Drive Connectors SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)
1 - Host Connectors SATA Power (15 pin)
SATA (7 pin, Data)
LP4 (4 pin; Large Drive Power)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 55°C (32°F to 131°F)
Storage Temperature -5°C to 75°C (23°F to 167°F)
Humidity 80% RH
Hardware Number of Drives 1
Drive Size 2.5in
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Drive Installation Removable
Fan(s) No
Indicators 1 - LED Indicators Solid - Power On
Blinking - Activity
Packaging Information Package Height 33.0 mm [1.3 in]
Package Length 13.6 cm [5.4 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 234.0 g [8.3 oz]
Package Width 16.1 cm [6.3 in]
Performance Max Drive Capacity Tested up to 500 GB
Hot Swap Capability Yes
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 167.0 g [5.9 oz]
Color Black
Material Aluminum and Steel
Max Drive Height 9.5 mm [0.4 in]
Product Length 14.5 cm [5.7 in]
Product Width 21.0 mm [0.8 in]
Product Height 12.0 cm [4.7 in]
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package Expansion Slot Removable HDD bracket
LP4 SATA breakout cable
20in SATA cable
Hard Drive Protective Film
Mounting Screws
Instruction Manual



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Frequently Asked Questions


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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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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