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iStarUSA BPU-230SATA-BLUE 2x5.25" to 3x3.5" SATA Hot-swap Raid Cage - OEM

  • BPU-230SATA-BLUE
  • Blue
  • Interface : SATA 2.0 Hot-Swap Capable Cooling Fan : 1x80mm Materials : All Aluminum Design with Conductive Dissipation Grooves

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iStarUSA
Model
BPU-230SATA-BLUE

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Hard Drive Cage

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Color
Blue
Specifications
Interface : SATA 2.0 Hot-Swap Capable
Cooling Fan : 1x80mm
Materials : All Aluminum Design with Conductive Dissipation Grooves
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  • Joshua C.
  • 5/2/2012 10:27:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat cage

This review is from: iStarUSA BPU-230SATA-BLUE 2x5.25" to 3x3.5" SATA Hot-swap Raid Cage

Pros: Solid construction, good cooling, nice solid trays & handles.

Cons: Price is high but I still bought 3 of these(1_3 bay & 2_5 bay) because I couldn't find anything cheaper that was comparable in quality.

Other Thoughts: I wanted trayless but I needed 2 of the 5 bay cages as well and couldn't find them in trayless so I got this to match the others.

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  • Ken S.
  • 2/26/2011 5:31:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat cage

This review is from: iStarUSA BPU-230SATA-BLUE 2x5.25" to 3x3.5" SATA Hot-swap Raid Cage

Pros: bought this for my main PC after getting a 5 bay one for my file server. Works great. keeps drives cool even on low fan setting.

Cons: Wish they were trayless. Having trouble finding extra trays.

Other Thoughts: For hotswap to work you must install Windows with drives set to AHCI in bios.

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  • Darius B.
  • 1/17/2011 1:16:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Stuff

This review is from: iStarUSA BPU-230SATA-BLUE 2x5.25" to 3x3.5" SATA Hot-swap Raid Cage

Pros: aesthetically pleasing
Great way to fit 3 drives in 2 bays
Drives stay cool

Cons: Doesn't have a raid controller built in, it would be nice if that was made clear.
Fan is loud even on the low setting

Other Thoughts: A great little raid cage, I would both buy again and recommend to a friend.

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  • JOREL M.
  • 1/6/2011 8:36:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Hot Swap Cage

This review is from: iStarUSA BPU-230SATA-BLUE 2x5.25" to 3x3.5" SATA Hot-swap Raid Cage

Pros: Just installed two of these in an iStarUSA D-400-6 chassis running FreeNAS on an ASRock motherboard.

These hot swap cages are well made, easy to install and look good. So far they are working as advertised. I have one cage loaded with 2TB drives. The drives run at 26C, 28C and 30C from bottom to top, which seems reasonable.

Transfer rates when copying files over Gigabit Ethernet, as reported by FreeNAS, are around 500Mbps.

I had a problem with the iStarUSA chassis they are installed in, and opened a trouble ticket on the iStar website. They replied within an hour and we worked out the problem, so I'd have to rate iStarUSA customer service five eggs as well.

Cons: Fans are a little noisy, but seem to do the job (see the HD temps in Pros

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/26/2010 12:16:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsNoisy but Functional

This review is from: iStarUSA BPU-230SATA-BLUE 2x5.25" to 3x3.5" SATA Hot-swap Raid Cage

Pros: Easy access
Can be powered either by SATA power or standard 4pin
Temp switch
High/Low fan control

Cons: The fan is very noisy, especially when in High. I assume this is because of the bad airflow design. The fan is right up against the interface board in the back of the unit. There is only three SMALL holes for airflow. This causes a loud fan.

Other Thoughts: Would be nice to have a tray lock, to prevent mischievous personnel from pulling the drive out when its active.

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  • jordan d.
  • 12/9/2010 6:55:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPretty solid cage

This review is from: iStarUSA BPU-230SATA-BLUE 2x5.25" to 3x3.5" SATA Hot-swap Raid Cage

Pros: I have two 2-terabyte drives in the cage so far, with room for another in the future! Nice, compact, convenient, and solid cage. Drives stay cool and I live in south Florida where its hot all the time.

Cons: Was a little expensive to me, but I didnt knock off an egg for that! decent bang for the buck

Other Thoughts: My operating system is not on a drive in this cage, it is in an internal slot of my tower.

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  • Mr. B.
  • 12/5/2010 1:59:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

This review is from: iStarUSA BPU-230SATA-BLUE 2x5.25" to 3x3.5" SATA Hot-swap Raid Cage

Pros: Attractive and solid.

Cons: As someone mentioned, the SATA power ports are a bit tight, but workable.

Other Thoughts: I will be getting more of this items for future builds.

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  • Gregory G.
  • 8/26/2010 1:28:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect

This review is from: iStarUSA BPU-230SATA-BLUE 2x5.25" to 3x3.5" SATA Hot-swap Raid Cage

Pros: Easy to use, looks great. Rackmounted it in my NAS box for easy drive change outs.

Cons: Perhaps the internal fan when it fails...

Other Thoughts: Will buy another one.

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  • Glenn B.
  • 11/6/2009 2:32:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI like it.... mostly

This review is from: iStarUSA BPU-230SATA-BLUE 2x5.25" to 3x3.5" SATA Hot-swap Raid Cage

Pros: I have 2x WD 500g in RAID0 as a DATA drive and 1x 2Tb Hitachi (7200rpm) a backup storage (Acronis images, ISO's, etc). The drives hot swap easily, handle snaps positively in place ensuring a tight connection. Additionally, the length is shorter than many other similar devices. No problem with bumping into the mobo power connector or long video. My Vantec caddy is too long!

Cons: Orientation of the two SATA power connectors is so close that it is difficult to use the SATA power cable header from my 850w Thermaltake Modular Power suppy. I may swap it to Molex (has 2x SATA, and 2x Molex connectors) When the fan is set to to HIGH it is quite noisy but cools like a champ.

It doesn't look like the fan is easy to change out if it fails. It is internal to the device and behind the back cover.

Other Thoughts: I wish I had gotten the 5-disk model... but I was out of SATA connections. This would be great to use in a small desktop RAID/NAS enclosure using eSATA cable.

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  • George H.
  • 8/25/2009 12:23:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic

This review is from: iStarUSA BPU-230SATA-BLUE 2x5.25" to 3x3.5" SATA Hot-swap Raid Cage

Pros: Installs quickly into Storm Sniper case. Western Digital 1TB drive install in less than 5 minutes. Initialize and quick format hdd, backup 50 GB data in less than 30 minutes. Looks beautiful in the case, works like a dream. Can't wait to fill up the remaining two hdd slots!

Cons: No downside to this equipment!

Other Thoughts: I bought every component in my latest build from Newegg and did not have a single problem! Newegg ROCKS!

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