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Startech 5 Drive 3.5IN Removable SAS SATA Mobile Rack Backplane

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Part #: SBAY5BK

SKU: 69741
Shipping Weight: 3.28 lbs
Shipping estimate: $5.99*
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Experience: 1 Months


Hold 5 HDD in 3 bay. Trayless and hot swap feature.
Require case modding to fit into the typical DVD bays. Fans are noisy
I bought this on sale for about $50. Mainly use it for Test Bench environment. I use other hot swap rack from Norco or iStarUSA for servers. The 5th bay has problem insert ing and removing the HDD. It require slight adjustment to insert  the HDD and screw driver to remove the HDD.
Will replace the fan with a better one.

Spec stated SATA II, but no problem test it on SATA III 3TB HDD by witing over 2.5GB data.

This review was modfied by poster @ 06-08-12 10:44 AM

Experience: 1 Days


Does SAS and Sata.
Fits a lot of drives into 3 x 5.25".
Fans are reasonably quiet.
Cable connectors are well organized.
Drive bays sometimes stick.
I bought two of these for my home server, and at first I thought they were both broken. Should've read the instructions first, because there's two sets of connectors for each drive at the back, one for SATA, one for SAS. The SATA ones are black, SAS are yellow, so of course I didn't even see the SATA ones, and just plugged into the SAS connectors.

When connected properly, the units work great, definitely make dealing with drive failures and replacements a lot easier.

However, the drive doors stick a little, and the first bay in one of the units I bought doesn't open properly, all other drives have to be removed and the first drive need to be pushed out from the back. So watch out for build quality issues like this.

Experience: 3 Days


easily fits 5 drives in 3 slots without the need for trays - it's a trayless HOTSWAP backplain. Doors have locks on them. 2 power connectors for 5 drives
the 'locks' are just hex keys. any screwdriver will open them, as will those tools ikea gives you with all their furniture.
I've wanted one of these for a few years now but could never find them. Specifically I mean a TRAYLESS 5-in-3 backplain. I've been using ones with trays this whole time, but find the various trays are really annoying. You have to buy additional ones for each harddrive you plan on POSSIBLY using, which just makes costs skyrocket. I have 3 sets of drives for each system using these - one in the machine, one offline and onsite, and one offline and off-site. So that means having to buy 10 extra trays, and at $30 a pop, the cost adds up quickly.

Enter this little beauty, and you just buy the device itself. No extra trays will ever be needed, which is fantastic.

Speed wise, even though it says Sata II, it's just a passthrough connector essentially, so if your controller supports Sata III, then this will work at the faster speed.

My one big complaint is it uses two 60mm fans, which can be loud at times.
And finally a small complaint - the 'locks' on the drive bay doors are simple hexagone. They can easily be opened with a simple hexagon screwdriver, or the tool ikea gives you to put together furniture.

One final note: I got this on sale for $59.99, which is a STEAL. That used to be the cost of 2 extra drive trays on my old backplain!

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The SBAY5BK SAS/SATA Mobile Rack provides a simple, hot-swappable internal storage solution with support for up to five 3.5in SAS or SATA (SATA, SATA II, SATA III-6Gbps) hard drives. The SAS/SATA backplane can be mounted into a 4U server/4U rack mounted case, helping to increase internal space efficiency; to help keep installed drives running at optimal temperatures, the 5 drive backplane features two rear-mounted 60mm cooling fans and is constructed of aluminum and steel for maximum heat dissipation. The RAID compatible SAS/SATA backplane delivers data transfer rates of up to 6 Gbps to provide maximum performance for enhanced storage applications.
Quick Specs:
Limited Warranty 1 Year
Color Black
Form Factor Internal
Height 5"
Width 5.8"
Depth 7.5"
Environmentally Friendly Yes
Environmental Certification RoHS
Number of Total Expansion Bays 5
Number of 3.5" Bays 5
Drive Interface Serial ATA/300 SAS

Specifications [ Edit | History ]

     Controller Type: Serial ATA
Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
General Information  
     Brand Name: StarTech.com
     Manufacturer: StarTech.com
     Manufacturer Part Number: SBAY5BK
     Manufacturer Website Address: https://www.startech.com
     Product Name: 5 Drive SAS SATA Mobile Rack Backplane
     Product Type: Drive Bay Adapter
I/O Expansions  
     Number of 3.5" Bays: 5
     Number of Total Expansion Bays: 5
     Drive Interface: Serial ATA/300
     Additional Information:
  • Quickly and easily install or remove up to five SATA and/or SAS drives without having to open the chassis
  • A durable steel and aluminum construction and dual 60mm cooling fans ensures optimal cooling of the drives
  • Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support

     Certifications & Standards:
  • CE
  • FCC

     Environmental Certification: RoHS
     Environmentally Friendly: Yes
Physical Characteristics  
     Color: Black
     Depth: 7.48" (189.99 mm)
     Form Factor: Internal
     Height: 4.96" (125.98 mm)
     Width: 5.75" (146.05 mm)
     Limited Warranty: 1 Year

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