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Silverstone CFP51-B Aluminum 5.25" to 3.5" bay converter with 120mm fan

  • CFP51-B
  • Material: Aluminum front plate, aluminum body
  • Application: 3 x 5.25"
  • Capacity: 4 x 3.5" hard drives
  • Cooling System:
  • Hidden intake mesh grille
  • Aluminum body in contact with installe

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Brand
Silverstone
Model
CFP51-B

Spec

Specifications
Material: Aluminum front plate, aluminum body
Application: 3 x 5.25"
Capacity: 4 x 3.5" hard drives
Cooling System:
Hidden intake mesh grille
Aluminum body in contact with installed hard drives
Internal 120mm LED fan, 1200 RPM, 21dBA
Net Weight: 2.09 lbs.
Dimension: 5.82" x 4.96" x 8.22"
Color: Black

Manufacturer Warranty

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1 year limited
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day
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  • Kevin F.
  • 8/10/2015 10:52:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNeed a Cooler Case?

Pros: Looks cool, cools your case all around COOL. What more could you ask for?

Cons: none.

Other Thoughts: none.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/4/2015 1:27:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsworth it

Pros: If you have a full tower case, chances are you don't need four or five Blu Ray players. This is a rather expensive solution to that wasted space, an aluminum 5.25" to 3.5" bay converter with a nice 120mm fan to liven up what might otherwise be a spot for hot air to collect.

The extra air flow is great. This fan intakes cool air directly toward my push-pull tower CPU cooler, which then is jettisoned out of the case by my exhaust fan in the back. Super proud of this flow since it's my first build.

currently I only have one ssd in it, but it's exceptionally cool. It's better suited for a hard drive, especially if you use a performance one often. It can fit three 3.5" drives easily, four in a slight squeeze.

Cons: As the negative reviews have noted, the material is quite malleable (aluminum). Screwing in my 2.5" drive converter resulted in the steel screws eating away at this $50 accessory. Likewise with screwing the "universal" converter to the three replaced 5.25" bays, lots of wear just trying to implement this device.

But for $50 it seems an unnecessary "premium" choice of metal that only shortens the time I'll be able to use it.

Other Thoughts: I'm still happy(ish) with this product despite its collection of scratches. It's more useful than just a fan alone, and if I downsize to a midtower case I'll be sure to have enough 5.25" bays to use this again.

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  • DANNY L.
  • 12/26/2014 12:27:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsExtremely Fragile for the price

Pros: * It fits a standard 3 x 5 1/4 inch drive bay.

Cons: * The 'metal' used for the construction is extremely soft! I ended bending the frame when fiddling to remove the stock fan.
* No filter mounting/options.

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  • mark b.
  • 11/28/2014 7:41:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsadded cooling, looks neat

Pros: Looks amazing, brushed aluminum front panel, sleek subtle design. Glad I got it.

Cons: May be tricky to clean. Q tips do the job thus far.

Other Thoughts: Had spare bays and only one intake fan. This unit help make a visual statement with an otherwise dull case (Ultra X blaster), add extra airflow right into the cpu intake fan, and help keep my HDD cooler, (2/3 slots still empty)

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  • Anthony P.
  • 6/15/2014 11:20:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPricey but solid

Pros: -Excellent materials and build quality
-Looks great
-Ideal number of drives for 3 bay slot
-More than adequate cooling
-Fits easily in most cases

Cons: -Fan noise at full speed
-LED may be a bit bright for some
-Pricey

Other Thoughts: Just what the doctor ordered. Replaced 3 unused 5.25 external bays with 4x4TB hard drives. Now have usable space for 10(!) internal 3.5" drives in a MINI (not mid) tower case. Remarkable. Fans runs a little loud at speed but undervolted and spinning at ~600 RPM I hardly even know it's on. The best part? All four drives hover between 28 (idle) and 32 C under heavy usage, virtually identical to the temps they pulled while installed in the standard internal bays (with cooling).

Yes, their are cheaper options out there, but I've used this unit in three different cases and it's an absolute champ. Mounting brackets are well dampened (thick rubber bushings) and the build quality is top notch (solid aluminum construction). Highly recommended if you swing the $

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  • Joel G.
  • 6/9/2014 12:24:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat product

Pros: Fits my non silverstone case perfectly minus brands not matching. Bought 2 of these for a full tower and both fit great.

Cons: Collects dust, what PC component doesn't...

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/2/2014 8:40:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Buy!

Pros: Fantastic Storeage Unit

Cons: Space for hard drives is limited cause small over heating problems if the fan is working.

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  • Cesar D.
  • 11/19/2013 2:20:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat cage, but with quirks

Pros: Great build quality. You have the ability to change the fan in the cage. The front panel looks amazing in black brushed aluminum.

Cons: I had some issues with the screws and the front panel (The black front piece of the cage). The screws (some of them) cross threaded inside of my drive while I was installing them, but they did not crossthread when screwing the screws in just the hard drive themselves (I checked to make sure I didn't use the wrong screws). One actually broke, forcing me to sand the broken screw of out the drive hole.

As for the front panel, check to see if you have these bent out tabs inside of your case that separates the 5.25" drive bays into single bays. My Cooler Master Sniper case has them (I think tooless drive cases have them as well). The front panel would not slide in fully because it hit these tabs (It stuck out by 1/4"). I had to cut the tabs off in order to fit the panel. It's not the drive cage's fault, but it is worth mentioning because it is a pain to deal with.

The aluminum part of the cage is a severe fingerprint magnet. Those weary of keeping the cage clean should wear gloves.

The fan is held in by four plastic pins. I wished that it was installed with screws in because I trust screws more than these pins.

Finally, the instruction manual isn't so great at explaining. I was trying to slide the side panels off, but realized you just pull them off (The manual just showed the panels off already, with no arrows indicating how to remove the side panels).

Other Thoughts: The included fan does an okay job of moving air, but I replaced it with a Corsair SP120 High Performance fan. I would recommend changing the stock fan with a fan with high static pressure (since it has to push air through the drives). The manual doesn't say how to do so, but all you do is unclip the black panel (There's clips on the side), then pull out the pins holding the stock fan in (You pull on the head of the pins and it pulls out).

I'm using this cage for a RAID array of four WD 4TB Red Drives.

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  • biegler b.
  • 6/14/2013 5:21:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood

Pros: Fits nicely into my tower
Adds an extra fan slot and HDD/SDD bracket for towers with limited room.

Cons: None

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/9/2013 11:05:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLooks Nice

Pros: The unit looks nice and installs easy.

Cons: The Fan doesn't push hardly any air. When I first installed it the fan made horrible clicking sound. Ensured that Nothing was obstructing movement. Build quality does not live up to Silverstone's reputation. 10 Minute project ended up taking ~ 30 minutes.

Other Thoughts: I ended up removing the Unit and replacing the Fan. Now it looks great and actually pushes air. And I didn't have to deal with the RMA process just to replace the cheap Fan when I get a new one. If you are only going to include a cheap fan sell it as (NO FAN INCLUDED) And make the fan easily replaceable.

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