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3.5in Trayless Hot Swap SATA Mobile Rack for Dual 2.5in Hard Drives

Easily connect and swap two 2.5in SATA hard drives or SSDs through a single 3.5in front bay

Product ID: HSB225SATBK

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  • Accepts up to two 2.5" SATA drives in a single 3.5" drive bay form factor
  • Lockable drive doors
  • 15, 000+ insertion rating

The HSB225SATBK 3.5in SATA Mobile Rack lets you install two 2.5in SATA (SATA, SATA II, SATA III-6Gbps) hard drives (HDD) or solid state drives (SSD) into an available/unused 3.5in floppy drive bay.

The mobile rack delivers quick and easy access to hard drive contents, using a convenient "no mounting required/easy eject" feature which eliminates the need for the drives to be installed in a tray - a time-saving solution for instant 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.

For added safety, the mobile rack is made from UL94 V-0 rated plastics and equipped with locking bay doors to help prevent accidental or unauthorized removal of the swappable hard drives. Also a perfect addition for operating system image deployment and any task that requires being able to 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.

Applications

  • Maximizing the storage capacity of a computer, by enabling two 2.5" drives to be installed into a single 3.5" bay
  • Mass system builds/deployment, where fast and efficient drive imaging is needed, with minimal downtime
  • Regular testing or benchmarking of different hard drives

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Maximize performance, with file transfer speeds up to 6Gbps when paired with SATA III HDD and controller
  • Enables two 2.5in HDD/SSD to be installed into any free 3.5in drive bay without need of tray, caddy or carrier
  • Lockable drive doors add peace of mind and drive security

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030848466

Compatibility

  • OS Independent logo
OS independent; No software or drivers required

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) Drive Connectors 2 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)
Host Connectors 1 - SATA (7 pin, Data)
1 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)
Environmental Operating Temperature 5°C to 70°C (41°F to 158°F)
Storage Temperature -40°C to 80°C (-40°F to 176°F)
Humidity 8~90% RH
Hardware Front Door Key Lock Yes
Regulatory Approvals UL94 V-0 Rated Plastic
Number of Drives 2
Drive Size 2.5in
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Indicators LED Indicators 2 - Drive Power/Activity (Blue-Power, Red-Activity)
Packaging Information Package Length 14 cm [5.5 in]
Package Width 16.5 cm [6.5 in]
Package Height 36 mm [1.4 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.3 kg [0.8 lb]
Performance Hot Swap Capability Yes
Insertion Rating 15,000 Cycles
Temperature Alarm No
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Material Steel and Plastic
Max Drive Height 9.5
Product Length 15 cm [5.9 in]
Product Width 100 mm [3.9 in]
Product Height 2.5 cm [1.0 in]
Weight of Product 250 g [8.8 oz]
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements Available 3.5 inch front bay
2 x SATA data ports
1 x SATA power from system PSU
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - Dual 2.5in Mobile Rack
2 - SATA data cables
2 - Keys
1 - Screw Kit
1 - Instruction Manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

Troubleshooting

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.

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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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Broke attempting to eject SSD

By: barry47 - 05/12/2018
This device is designed for 11mm drives and probably works well with them. However when attempting to put thinner drives in as all modern drives are, the mechanism jams up and drive gets wedged inside. Attempting to remove the drive involves damaging the enclosure ( not the SSD fortunately ) beyond repair. This drive thickness limitation was not made clear in the sales information.
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Sam, Customer Support on 15/05/2018 14:49:02
Thank you for your review of HSB225SATBK. We're sorry for it stopped working for you! HSB225SATBK is designed to work with HDDs and SSDs up to 9.5mm in height, so it's not expected for this size of drive or smaller to damage the enclosure. We recommend reaching out to our Customer Support team at www.startech.com/chat or 1-800-265-1844 for further support.
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