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

4 stars (6 reviews) |
  • 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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€28,99 EUR excl. VAT
€36,24 EUR incl. VAT

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

  • Ingram Micro Sweden V930579
  • ALSO Sweden 000000000002776128
  • UPC 065030821360


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OS independent; No software or drivers required


Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Drive Connectors SATA (7 pin, Data)
SATA Power (15 pin)
1 - Host Connectors SATA (7 pin, Data)
SATA Power (15 pin)
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 4.2 cm [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
Screw Kit
Instruction Manual
Drive Activity LED and 2 Pin Wire
2 - Included in Package Key



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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.

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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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(5 Stars)

Drive Bay SATA Tryless

By: Rehan - 01-07-2014
Very good and easy to use. We used it for backup of virtual machines. Excelent Performance.
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(4 Stars)

Can't be beat!

By: Limey - 01-23-2015
Just installed and using it in minutes. It's standard StarTech construction, which is better than most generic equipment but down a grade from a factory HP or Dell item. Only beef is that the insertion rating is listed at 50,000 on the website but only 10,000 in the manual. At one insertion per week that's a difference of 700 years, I'm not happy!
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David S, Customer Support on 2015-01-27 11:25:53
Thanks for letting us know! The HSB100SATBK is rated for 50, 000 insertions, we've updated the manual.
(5 Stars)

Great Item ! Fast delivery

By: Mourad KADDACHI - 05-18-2015
As a reseller, I am concerned mainly by two things, the first is to receive a good quality items corresponding exactly to the description and the second to receive them fast !
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(1 Stars)

Works fine for few weeks...

By: mekkano - 11-29-2015
This is very low quality product, I bought 4 units, two simply stop working and the other two work erratically. And it seems these are damaging the harddisks
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By: Parasite - 07-18-2016
This is a comment for mekkano. There is no way these units can damage an hdd or ssd, except maybe an exterior hdd scratch or scuff. The connection do not use pcb and are simply like using sata cable extensions. Now if they stopped working or working erratically that would be very odd. And if that is true i would guess cheap sata cables are the cause. Its easy to check for a tech or people who have a multi-meter with continuity check. Disconnect the rack and touch meter to each side of the sata connectors and pins. Check for shorts between pins, check for no continuity between front and rear pins and most of all look at pins to see if they are damaged. Then if all else seems fine then try new sata cables and not cheapo's from some sites. you do get what you pay for and some sata cables use really small wire guage in the cables. so buy decent cables. And do not test like I said until unit is disconnected from computer and drive. And if the units are faulty contact support and see what they suggest. Hope this helps you and others
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(5 Stars)

Great product

By: Mikie - 04-02-2017
I have been using this rack for well over a year and it has worked great for me. Easy to install and use, I have built computers and RAID for a few years now and I have 2 of these and plan on getting more. I am a electrical contractor and I do not give high praise alot but I do on this one. If you have any trouble with this I would say check other components first. I use a lot of startech products and I have No problem with any.
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(4 Stars)

Drive lite Connection

By: R2D2 - 05-23-2018
The product is as defined, it works great with any of the various brands of SATA HDD's. I have it installed in an older HP 6000 Pro Core 2 Duo, E7600, however I can not determine where to connect the Tray lite. Unfortunately, the bezel lite on the case is module that does not match the tray cable.
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By: old_guy - 06-09-2021
Yes, how do I connect the "hd light". My motherboard already has the hd light connected to the system drive and I'm not about to switch this for the swapable device. Maybe needs a better designed light module.
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