iStarUSA 4U industrial rackmount chassis D Storm D-410-DE12 combines with BPN-DE trayless series to enable hot-swappable storage capability. It also supports up to seven full-length and full-height add-on cards and total storage capacity up to 12 storage drives for RAID configuration. Two 120mm cooling fans on sides provide the best ventilation to prevent critical equipment from heat damage. D-410-DE12 provides server or cluster maximum reliability and performance.
This review is from: iStarUSA D410-DE12BK Black Steel 4U Rackmount 10-Bay Stylish Storage Server Rackmount Chassis 2 External 5.25" Drive Bays
Pros: The hotswap bays are slick. They have a very cool brushed metal look to them. The exterior of the chassis is very attractive in general. There is a very bright blue power LED and blue LEDs for each hotswap bay (which change to purple during drive activity). The hotswap bays feel high quality, although, a couple of them took me a few tries and a little force to get the drives to seat properly.
Cons: Unfortunately the positives begin and end with the hotswap bays. The rest of the chassis is cheap and haphazard feeling. Sharp unfinished edges everywhere, a mishmash of screw holes for various form factor motherboards and none of them are labeled -- one needed for micro-ATX was actually missing but I had enough to secure it with the rest. They didn't include enough hardware; I'm actually short one expansion slot cover so I have this ugly open hole in the back. That's unacceptable for a chassis this expensive. No manual included. Newegg description was very poor; I didn't know that the hotswap bays were tray-less and that I would need to buy icydock cases to get my SSDs in. The two front 5.25 bays are pointless, unsightly, and would be better suited for a couple more hotswap bays. Hard drives run hot (36-38c) because the fans are very unimpressive even on their highest setting.
Other Thoughts: A really bad value. I got this chassis because I wanted something top quality, but the cost is way higher than what it's worth. I wish I had gone with a Norco like everyone else. I sent an email to the manufacturer asking them to replace the missing expansion slot cover.
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