Tim> I'd say it's a choice between the two iStarUSA units. Do you
Tim> want hot swappable or not?
I'd *like* hot swappable, but it's not required. But it would be
nice. I've got four hidden 3.5" bays inside the system I can use as
well, so I'm not too limited spacewise.
Tim> On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 11:23 AM, John Stoffel <john(a)stoffel.org> wrote:
> I'm looking to add one or more of those 2x5.25" bay to 3x3.5" disk
> cages to my main file server, which is a CoolerMaster Centurion 534
> case, which has tabs in between each 5.25" bay to help hold things in
> place. I thought about the 3x5.25 -> 4/5x3.5" expanders, but since I
> have four free 5.25" slots, it makes more sense to use a pair of
> 2x5.25"->3x3.5" cages. Plus most of the larger expanders won't
> with tabs in the case.
> Part of my criteria is: cost, quiet cooling fan, durability of sleds,
> SATA III support, abitily to replace the cooling fan if it's too
> So here's my top four choices. The IcyDock is the most expensive by
> far. Not sure I'd go for it... sorta leaning towards the iStarUSA
> models. The Norco has no reviews on newegg, so I'm leary of it.
> iStarUSA BPN-DE230SS-BLACK 2 x 5.25" to 3 x 3.5" SAS/SATA Trayless
> Hot-Swap Cage - OEM
> iStarUSA BPU-230SATA-BPL 2x5.25" to 3x3.5" SAS/SATA 6.0 Gb/s Hot-Swap
> Cage - Lockable
> NORCO SS-300 3 Bay 3.5" SATA/SAS Hot Swap Rack Module
> ICY DOCK MB453IPF-B 3 in 2 3.5' SATA I & II Hot-Swap Internal
> Backplane Raid Cage Module
> And a fall back model which should work just fine in my case, and
> which is really cheap, but takes up three 5.25" bays to hold 4 drives
> and isn't hot swappable...
> COOLER MASTER STB-3T4-E3-GP 4-in-3 Device Module Hardisk Cage
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