Product ID: SATSAS425BK
The SATSAS425BK 4-Drive 2.5in SATA/SAS Hot-swap Backplane lets you install four 2.5" SATA and/or SAS hard drives into a single 5.25in front bay. Using a single Mini SAS SFF-8087 interface for quick setup and easy maintenance and with removable trays, each drive can be replaced or swapped out without having to open up the computer chassis.
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.
Each removable tray features a locking mechanism that prevents unauthorized removal of the drives, and also power and activity LEDs. Constructed from lightweight and durable aluminum to help with heat dissipation, the backplane also features a 40mm cooling fan to help increase air flow.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||4 - Drive Connectors||SFF-8482 (29 pin, Data & Power, Internal SAS)|
|1 - Host Connectors||LP4 (4 pin; Large Drive Power)|
|SFF-8087 (36 Pin, Internal Mini-SAS)|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||5°C to 80°C (41°F to 176°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)|
|Humidity||8% ~ 90% RH|
|Hardware||Front Door Key Lock||Yes|
|Regulatory Approvals||UL94 V-0 Rated|
|Number of Drives||4|
|Compatible Drive Types||SAS & SATA|
|Number of 2.5 inch bays||4|
|1 - Fans||40 mm|
|Indicators||4 - LED Indicators||HDD Power/Activity|
|Packaging Information||Package Quantity||1|
|Package Length||21.8 cm [8.6 in]|
|Package Width||17.2 cm [6.8 in]|
|Package Height||52 mm [2.0 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||707 g [25.0 oz]|
|Performance||Hardware Raid Supported||No|
|Hot Swap Capability||Yes|
|Insertion Rating||3, 000 cycles|
|Material||Aluminum and Plastic|
|Max Drive Height||15 mm [0.6 in]|
|Product Length||15.6 cm [6.1 in]|
|Product Width||14.5 cm [5.7 in]|
|Product Height||42 mm [1.7 in]|
|Weight of Product||577 g [20.4 oz]|
|Software||OS Compatibility||OS independent; No software or drivers required|
|Special Notes / Requirements||System and Cable Requirements||Available 5.25in front expansion bay SFF-8087 Mini SAS Cable|
|Note||SATA drives can be used on both SATA or SAS controllers, but SAS drives can only be used on SAS controllers|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||5.25in SATA/SAS Backplane|
|6in LP4 Molex to SATA Power Cable|
|Set of keys|
|Package of mounting screws|
Provide durable connectivity for high-performance networks, servers, workstations and desktops
Connect a Mini SAS backplane to a SAS / SATA RAID controller or motherboard
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.
Although mobile racks can enable a Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) drive to connect using a standard Serial ATA (SATA) connector, the hard drive controller must be SAS compatible to properly support SAS drives. SAS controllers can work with SAS and SATA drives, but most SAS drives will only work with a SAS controller.
For further information about SAS and SATA interoperability, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/hard_drive_controllers_sas_drive_compatibility.