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Black Aluminum 5.25in Rugged SATA Hard Drive Mobile Rack Drawer

Turns any 3.5in SATA hard drive into a rugged, hot-swap storage solution for a 5.25in bay

Product ID: DRW150SATBK

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  • Fits a single SATA drive into a front accessible 5.25"" bay
  • Heavy duty aluminum construction for the drive caddy and bay
  • Key lockable drive caddy
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$60.99USD

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This high quality Removable SATA Hard Drive Drawer/Mobile Rack delivers a professional-grade hot-swap solution, allowing you to quickly swap SATA hard drives in/out of a computer without having to open the computer case. The mobile rack is fully compatible with RAID installations to ensure maximum performance and versatility for enhanced storage applications.

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.

Simply install the drive bay into a 5.25in bay on the host computer, then mount a 3.5in SATA HDD into the (removable) caddy. Connecting the SATA hard drive to the computer is as easy as inserting the caddy into the drive bay, which can be locked to prevent unauthorized removal of the drive. Features a front panel ball bearing fan, aluminum construction and 25K insertion rating. Backed by StarTech.com's 2-year warranty.

This product is interchangeable as a replacement for StorCase SATA models S21J111, SC21J111 and RJR110.

Applications

  • 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 many drives simultaneously and quickly
  • 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
  • Solid aluminum construction, 40mm cooling fan and 25, 000+ insertion rating ensures durability and reliability from the Mobile Rack and the SATA drive
  • Mobile rack system makes removing/replacing drives quick and safe, while a key lock prevents unauthorized access to the drive

Partner Numbers

  • Tech Data 10918978
  • A.B. Distributing, Inc. STAR-DRW150SATBK
  • ASI 81359
  • Ingram Micro USA D88892
  • D&H DRW150SATBK
  • SYNNEX US STA-DRW150SATBK
  • UPC 065030805728

Compatibility

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

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Drive Connectors SATA (7 pin, Data)
SATA Power (15 pin)
1 - Host Connectors SATA Power (15 pin)
SATA (7 pin, Data)
LP4 (4 pin; Large Drive Power)
Hardware Front Door Key Lock Yes
Drive Size 3.5in
Compatible Drive Types SATA
1 - Fans 40 mm
Fan Bearing Type Ball Bearing
Indicators 1 - LED Indicators Activity (Yellow)
Power (Green)
Packaging Information Package Height 1.9 in [47 mm]
Package Length 7.7 in [19.5 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 29.4 oz [834 g]
Package Width 6.0 in [15.3 cm]
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 27.6 oz [782 g]
Color Black
Material Aluminum
Product Length 7.5 in [19 cm]
Product Width 5.8 in [14.7 cm]
Product Height 1.6 in [41 mm]
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements PC or Mac with a 5.25 Inch Drive Bay
Note Unit is model specific and is not meant for use with different models of drive drawer unless otherwise stated
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package Mobile Rack Caddy
5.25" Mobile Rack Bay
SATA Cable
Screw Kit
Instruction Manual
2 - Included in Package Key

Accessories

Discontinued
DDKEYS

Replacement or Extra Drive Drawer Keys for the DRW150 Series

Keep a spare set of keys handy for use with any DRW150 series Mobile Rack

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Discontinued
150CADSBK

Extra Black Hard Drive Caddy for DRW150SATBK

Turn additional 3.5in SATA hard drives into extra hot-swap drives for the DRW150SATBK

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$22.99USD

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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.

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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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nice but......

By: Trevor1 - 03/26/2021
Got two of these to replace an older caddy and I am a little disappointed. My old caddy would take 3.5 and 2.5 inch drives as the drawer part had its own connectors. I found this useful if one wanted to format a HD or do a data recovery it took seconds to insert the drive in the drawer part and insert it in the PC, the new caddy you have to screw the HD in as the HD connectors are what connects to the case unit in the PC (and only good for 3.5inch HD unless you mess about with a bracket). Shame I opened them both and removed the cellophane wrapping as I do not think I need a second one now! That said, it is well made and very sturdy and the data transfer rate is vastly faster then the old caddy unit.
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