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

  • 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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  • Internal rubber shock absorbers
  • 50,000+ insertion rating
  • Power and Activity LED indicator
  • Support for SATA revision I/II/III (1.5/3.0/6.0 Gbps)
  • Supports 3.5" form factor SATA hard drives
  • Plug-and-Play and Hot-Swap compatible
£23.99 GBP exc VAT
£28.79 GBP inc VAT
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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's 2-year warranty.

The 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


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

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Drive Size 3.5in
Front Door Key Lock Yes
Number of Drives 1
Hot Swap Capability Yes
Insertion Rating 50,000+ Cycles
Temperature Alarm No
Drive Connectors 1 - SATA (7 pin, Data) Receptacle
1 - SATA Power (15 pin) Receptacle
Host Connectors 1 - SATA (7 pin, Data) Plug
1 - SATA Power (15 pin) Plug
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
LED Indicators 1 - Drive Power/Activity
Humidity Operating - 5~85% RH Non-condensing
Storage - 5~95%
Operating Temperature 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Aluminum and Plastic
Product Height 42 mm [1.7 in]
Product Length 184 mm [7.2 in]
Product Weight 261 g [9.2 oz]
Product Width 149 mm [5.9 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 366 g [12.9 oz]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - 5.25" Tray-Less SATA Hot-Swap Bay
2 - Key
1 - Screw Kit
1 - Instruction Manual
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.


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5.25in Trayless Hot Swap Mobile Rack for 3.5in Hard Drive

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(4 stars) Drive lite Connection

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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(5 stars) Great product

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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(1 star) Works fine for few weeks...

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
Quality of Product (1/5)
Comment Helpful? Yes - 1 No - 7 Report
By: Parasite
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 Item ! Fast delivery

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 !
Quality of Product (5/5)
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(4 stars) Can't be beat!

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!
Quality of Product (4/5)
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David S, Customer Support
Thanks for letting us know! The HSB100SATBK is rated for 50, 000 insertions, we've updated the manual.

(5 stars) Drive Bay SATA Tryless

Very good and easy to use. We used it for backup of virtual machines. Excelent Performance.
Quality of Product (5/5)
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