2 Drive 2.5in Trayless Hot Swap SATA Mobile Rack Backplane (HSB220SAT25B)
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
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.
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
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
|Compatible Drive Types||SATA|
|Front Door Key Lock||Yes|
|Number of Drives||2|
|Regulatory Approvals||UL94 V-0 Rated Plastic|
|Hot Swap Capability||Yes|
|Insertion Rating||15,000 Cycles|
|Drive Connectors||2 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin) Receptacle|
|Host Connectors||1 - SATA (7 pin, Data) Plug|
|1 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin) Plug|
|OS Compatibility||OS independent; No software or drivers required|
|Special Notes / Requirements|
|System and Cable Requirements||1 x SATA power from system PSU|
|2 x SATA data ports|
|Available 3.5 inch front bay|
|LED Indicators||2 - Drive Power/Activity (Blue-Power, Red-Activity)|
|Operating Temperature||5°C to 70°C (41°F to 158°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-40°C to 80°C (-40°F to 176°F)|
|Enclosure Type||Steel and Plastic|
|Max Drive Height||0.4 in [9.5 mm]|
|Product Height||1 in [25 mm]|
|Product Length||5.9 in [150 mm]|
|Product Weight||8.8 oz [250 g]|
|Product Width||3.9 in [100 mm]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||0.8 lb [0.3 kg]|
|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|
Easy, trayless removal and insertion of dual 2.5in SATA hard drives from single 3.5in bay
Hot-swap any 3.5in SATA hard drive easily from any computer with a 5.25in bay
This high quality SATA cable is designed for connecting SATA drives even in tight spaces.
Provides safe handling and anti-static protection for most 2.5in hard drives
Power a SATA device and an LP4 device from a single LP4 power supply connector
Power two SATA drives from a single LP4 power supply connector.
Power a Serial ATA hard drive from a conventional LP4 power supply connection
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.
Compliance and Safety
- 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.