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SANS DIGITAL HDDRACK5 5-Bay IDE / SATA Hard Drive Organizing Rack

  • HDDRACK5
  • Form Factor: 5-Bay Hard Drive Rack
  • HDD Trays: 3.5" IDE / SATA Hard Drive
  • Cooling Fan: 4.7in Cooling Fan
  • Temperature: 5 - 35°C
  • Humidity: 20 - 80%
  • Dimensions: 6.7" x 6.9" x 7.6"
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Learn more about the SANS DIGITAL HDDRACK5

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Brand
SANS DIGITAL
Model
HDDRACK5

Spec

Specifications
Form Factor: 5-Bay Hard Drive Rack

HDD Trays: 3.5" IDE / SATA Hard Drive

Cooling Fan: 4.7in Cooling Fan

Temperature: 5 - 35°C

Humidity: 20 - 80%

Dimensions: 6.7" x 6.9" x 7.6"

Weight: 1.2 lbs.

Features

Features
Houses up to five hard drives by using easy to install turnbuckle screws.

Designed with a 4.7" cooling fan and a hollow aluminum frame for efficient heat dissipation.

Designed with an ON/OFF power switch, which controls the power of hard drives, when a 20-pin or 24-pin ATX power supply is connected.

Expandable to 10-bay by stacking an additional unit on top and securing it with a tool-less screw.

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  • Patrick D.
  • 2/2/2014 12:05:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsit is what it is

Pros: bought 1 of these over a year ago. recently purchased a second as i needed to expand my zfs tank to 8 drives. for what it is, it's great. drive installation is quick and easy.

Cons: it doesn't make me food?

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  • Brent B.
  • 3/7/2013 10:56:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: Since my board is mounted to a steel table, I needed a way to mount my raid 5 disks so that the drives wouldn't be laying loose on the table. All of the other racks cost a fortune for what you get, and the 20/24 pin power cable connection is a fantastic addition over the others, especially for powerful quad SLI systems that utilize multiple PSU's. There is vibration pads on the bottom, another great feature. The fan and slightly larger air gaps keeps the drives much cooler than my thermaltake tower cage did.

Cons: The top drive doesn't get as much air (although there is a nice gap still), but I use that slot for my 250GB el cheapo download slave anyway.

Other Thoughts: The person that couldn't connect their drives obviously didn't read the easiest instruction book ever that came with this cage. Might want to read directions at some point instead of bashing a very good economical product. Here is all that is needed to be done:

1. Pull plastic tabs out till they click on the one side
2. Put screws in drives
3. Slide drives in until they bottom out
4. Push plastic tabs back in until they click again
5. Connect all cables as needed
6. Enjoy!

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  • Christopher L.
  • 1/25/2013 11:23:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice External Expansion Hard Drive Bay

Pros: Easy to setup/install the drives. The modular design allows for stacking if you really need it. The on-board switch is handy for shutting it all down if necessary.

Cons: Supplying power seems to be clunky at best. I plan to build an encasing for mine so that it can be all housed as a single unit.

Other Thoughts: It fits for what I had planned for it - to remove the data drives from the internals of my machine for a variety of reasons. Only issue was the need to get an additional 5xSATA to 1xeSata adapter afterwards.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/12/2012 7:15:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product!

Pros: -Easy to swap drives.
-Looks cool in the lab/workshop (if you're into this kind of thing)!

Cons: -Needs a power supply to power the drives, fan.
-Looks bad in the living room/office (if you're not into this kind of thing)!

Other Thoughts: This is a great product if you have a lot of hard drives you'd like to connect to a computer with limited internal space. I made a file server with 5 hard drives using this rack mounted next to the computer case. It has a very mad-scientist look to it which I like for its location in my basement workshop. It probably would not be appreciated in the living room however...

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  • william j.
  • 10/16/2010 8:40:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks inside the case

Pros: I used inside the case. I was able to turn my hds 90degrees so the sata cable would not interfere with the headers on the mobo. Not I have 10 hds wired up with room to spare

Cons: none

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  • John S.
  • 7/16/2010 7:59:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsSolid Buy

Pros: I bought this for next to nothing used, otherwise I would have bought from Newegg directly if buying new. The ATX power supply switch is the jewel of this drive rack. The rack itself is solid, well-built, and can be mounted to anything. It also rests outside of a case all by itself just fine if you want to test your controller and drives separately. Perfect solution for those doing benchmarks with different components, but wanting a good stable rack for RAID arrays.

Cons: Awkward, non-standard 3.5" drive mounting. Don't get me wrong, I love this arrangement because this does leave room to mod and add some nice anti-vibration hardware for the drives. But for users who want to just slip in drives quickly it is not an intuitive or fast process compared to standard 3.5" bays. It still works just fine.

Other Thoughts: Here are the specs from the manufacturer's site since Newegg doesn't include them. Dimensions: 6.7" wide x 6.9" deep x 7.6" high. Weight: 1.2 lbs. I will be using this with a small QPack case (those miniATX cases that look like small cubes. It will fit provided you remove the existing 3.5" and 5.25" housings from the case by drilling out the pop rivets. I don't use the back fan, just the ATX power switch, relocated to the front of the QPack case, along with an Addonics RAID to eSATA controller. A little more expensive than an Addonics case itself, but with a reliable power supply I choose and more flexibility. In essence, this is perfect for an external RAID drive enclosure.

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  • jeff w.
  • 6/15/2010 4:32:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Geek Device

Pros: A. Who doesn't have hard drives laying around?
B. Who doesn't have a power supply laying around?
C. With this Rack....you now have a place to hook those things up and actually use them.

This is really a nice device for a techies work bench or computer desk....there is no way to make it look neat and tidy....it will have wires coming and going from it...and frankly....that might be what i like the most about this thing in action.....

Cons: None really if you accept what this device is and does.

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  • Justin F.
  • 2/25/2010 12:11:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsglad this exists

Pros: allows external mounting of bare 3.5 drives. has electronics to attach regular power supply and power switch for attached hard disks (assuming you attach a seperate psu). comes with dampening materials. stackable.

Cons: none in this price range. i wish they made something like this for a 19" rackmount.

Other Thoughts: i have lots of passive cooling in my rack mounted pc so mounting my drives outside of the box was a great choice for me. i was unable to find anything else remotely like this. i wish i could find a fanless power supply to attach to this thing. i considered using a psu from one of those quick connect ide>usb kits, but i worry that it could not power 5 drives. i took the fan off because it's unnecessary. i have extended sata cables coming out of the empty card slot of my pc case.

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  • Hattie F.
  • 2/12/2010 12:50:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSans Digital 5 bay sata hard drive rack

Pros: Power connector and cooling fan attached. on/off power switch

Cons: Cant actually mount any hard drives. Screw are included but actually needs hard drive rails (not included) to install any hard drives. Haven't been able to install any hard drive yet. Was useless, would return it except not worth the cost to ship to receive partially what I paid.

Other Thoughts: Not well designed, flimsy. Would be able to hold 5 hard drives if you could actually install them and then I wouldn't because of the flimsy metal would not support the weight of 5 hard drives

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for your support on Sans Digital.

HDDRACK5 does not need any rail. Install the screws that come with the package and it will allow you to insert or slide the hard drives into the the unit. Once it slide into the proper position, it will be lock and ready to use.

The unit is designed to hold 5 hard drives per unit and can support up to 2 unit or 10 hard drives.

Please contact tech@sansdigital.com or 1.800.980.1988 for the related setup.

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  • Samuel H.
  • 1/18/2010 10:41:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice thought,

Pros: Light weight frame that holds 5 drives and is stackable? Nice idea. Love the ease of installation and the possible mounting in an extra large case. Great cooling (see below). I'd like to entertain the design change to run using the internal ps connections. Just add a 5 connector pigtail. to the array.

Cons: Needs separate power supply to run it which means a mess o' unused wires somewhere close by. Also need extra long IDE/Sata wires to use the rack. Fan does not cool top drive at all. May need a little shrouding at that point.

Other Thoughts: I hope they still have them when i need more of them. Not bad at all. Definitely a project for the advance users. Would like to hear from them with some of their ideas.

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