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iStarUSA BPU-340SATA-BLUE 3x5.25" to 4x3.5" SAS/SATA 6.0 Gb/s Hot-Swap Cage - OEM

  • BPU-340SATA-BLUE
  • Blue
  • Color: Blue
  • RoHS Compliance Version: Yes
  • Standard Drive Bays:
  • 5.25" Drives: 3
  • Hotswap 3.5: 4
  • Indicators: Power, HDD, fan, and high temperature
  • Material of Handle: Alum
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Model

Brand
iStarUSA
Model
BPU-340SATA-BLUE

Type

Type
Hard Drive Cage

Spec

Color
Blue
Specifications
Color: Blue

RoHS Compliance Version: Yes

Standard Drive Bays:
5.25" Drives: 3
Hotswap 3.5: 4

Indicators: Power, HDD, fan, and high temperature

Material of Handle: Aluminum

Material of Main Chassis: Aluminum Design with Conductive Dissipation Grooves

Cooling Fan: 1x80mm

Package Content: SATA Cable Included (3pcs)

Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.75" x 4.96" x 7.95"

Features

Features
Stylish aluminum color handle and heat-sink body
Support Hot-Swap & RAID Configuration (need an additional RAID controller)
Aluminum Design with Conductive Dissipation Grooves
Power, fan and high temperature LED indicators
Super Air Ventilation & Heat Sink with 80mm Fan
High Performance Transfer Rate up to 6.0 Gb/s
Support 3.5" SAS I/II & SATA I/II/III HDDs

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Kristopher
  • 12/27/2012 8:24:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: iStarUSA BPU-340SATA-BLUE 3x5.25" to 4x3.5" SAS/SATA 6.0 Gb/s Hot-Swap Cage

Pros: 4 Disks in 3 external slots! 4 disks use 2 power cables! Easy to swap disks. Looks cool. I have 2 of these running in my home NAS. These have worked well for over 2 years.

Cons: Fans are loud. If you have it underneath your desk then it could get annoying. Stick it in the closet to mitigate the fan noise.

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  • Stephen A.
  • 9/14/2012 8:33:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWORKS GREAT BUT ITS REALLY LOUD!

This review is from: iStarUSA BPU-340SATA-BLUE 3x5.25" to 4x3.5" SAS/SATA 6.0 Gb/s Hot-Swap Cage

Pros: Installed and worked without issues. This cage is more than just a physical support for 4 drives: it has combo button-LEDs that show drive activity and allow the drives to be powered up and down. The Temperature sensor/alarm is good to have.

Cons: The instructions are somewhat superficial; for the price I expected properly formed sentences and words ("Made in China") and thorough explanations. I can't move the jumper for the temp sensor to the higher 50 degree position because the case opening is flush with the pins (("Made in Chine"). And the fan... here let me turn the computer on...

THE FAN IS INCREDIBLY LOUD AND ANNOYING!! AND IT'S IN THE LOW POSITION!! I WOULD HAVE TO WRITE BIGGER IF I SWITCHED TO THE HIGH POSITION, AND NOT HAVING LARGER LETTERS, I WON'T BOTHER!

If you have an isolated machine room, then you'll be ok. It's the loudest thing in mine, and I expected better considering the price. I bought this cage because I have an iStar Rack case which I'm very happy with, but frankly iStar, you really need to pay attention to the quality of what you're selling. The fan issue is a real deal breaker and I will not be buying any others unless I hear (or don't hear!) that something has changed... before we all go deaf!

Other Thoughts: Please fix the fan issue on this unit.

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  • Craig M.
  • 7/20/2012 11:36:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

This review is from: iStarUSA BPU-340SATA-BLUE 3x5.25" to 4x3.5" SAS/SATA 6.0 Gb/s Hot-Swap Cage

Pros: Have used 5 of these in builds over the last 2 years. They are the best in quality and fit of any I have tried (I have tried a lot of them). Fit & construction are very good.

Cons: Wish they would adopt the more secure push pin type of selector switch like they have on the 5 drive models. Its too easy to have someone push one by mistake.

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  • Alex P.
  • 12/5/2011 2:57:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBest of the available options

This review is from: iStarUSA BPU-340SATA-BLUE 3x5.25" to 4x3.5" SAS/SATA 6.0 Gb/s Hot-Swap Cage

Pros: Drives fit securely
Has the grooves for the 5.25" bays
Active cooling*
Keeps drives cool
Individual power buttons
Easy to use & install
Molex OR sata power
Fan speed selection Low/High
Monitoring port

Cons: Fan is LOUD!!! Oddball size and connection makes it a bit of work to solve.

I had read that the fan was loud, but I figured since I already had 4 case fans and 2 CPU fans, it wouldn't be that bad. I was wrong! This thing on low speed out-noised all 9 of my other fans combined (4x case, 2x CPU, 1x GPU, 2x PSU).

Other Thoughts: The fan use a 3-pin video card type power jack and is 20mm thick. 80mm fans come in 25mm and 12.5mm thicknesses normally so replacements are either too thick to mount or too thin to hold in without some spacers to eat up the last 4mm of screw. Using small in-line connectors you can re-conect the new fan to the old jack, and finding space enough for the connectors is difficult, but it is do-able. Replacing the fan with an 11 blade 80mm from here solved the noise problems and only raised the drive temp about 2-4C. Worth the time to tackle before you mount it, you'll thank yourself later.

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  • Chad S.
  • 2/28/2011 12:09:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat reliable, and cool.

This review is from: iStarUSA BPU-340SATA-BLUE 3x5.25" to 4x3.5" SAS/SATA 6.0 Gb/s Hot-Swap Cage

Pros: Sturdy aluminum design
Cools very well
Adjustable fan speed with jumper on back
Works with 8087 forward fan out cables if you have SAS cards and wish to use such.

Cons: Noisy fan, even on lower speed setting

Other Thoughts: I have several of these spread across a few chassis in a 42U cabinet. They do tend to get loud but they are in case that is rack mounted so out of sight, out of mind. Does its job well and works with all manor of drives I have tried with it.

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  • michel p.
  • 2/12/2011 7:36:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsnice...

This review is from: iStarUSA BPU-340SATA-BLUE 3x5.25" to 4x3.5" SAS/SATA 6.0 Gb/s Hot-Swap Cage

Pros: cute
fits perfectly in my PC
I tested for a full night of intensive work with 4 disks RAID 5, and they didn't come hot ...they were in fact colder than where they were previously inside the PC...so well ventilated

Cons: noisy fan, even in the low speed setting
I tried to change it, but my 80mm is thicker than the one they use
thy use a ~18mm thick
No vibration absorption, it would be nice if there was a rubber pad to isolate the drive's vibration

Other Thoughts: I ordered a second one for my other PC
versatile...
it will fit in all your future PCs casing
the same as for the AAA battery...it's been there forever
the 5" bay will be there for a long time

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/11/2010 7:47:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as advertised

This review is from: iStarUSA BPU-340SATA-BLUE 3x5.25" to 4x3.5" SAS/SATA 6.0 Gb/s Hot-Swap Cage

Pros: I have two of these, currently in my NAS/SAN server. Sturdy design, cools sufficiently, trays are of good quality. Overall, does what is intended to do.

Cons: This really isn't a con, but the fan is just a big noisy, but does a fair job of keeping my drives cool. That being said, these are in an enterprise level NAS/SAN, so I don't expect them to be very quiet.

Other Thoughts: Would be nice if you did not have to screw the drives into the tray. Maybe they could come out with a version that has a quick-tach clips or brackets. Gave it 5 eggs anyway, its great for what I intended it for.

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  • Maria H.
  • 9/5/2010 8:00:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Satisfied

This review is from: iStarUSA BPU-340SATA-BLUE 3x5.25" to 4x3.5" SAS/SATA 6.0 Gb/s Hot-Swap Cage

Pros: Performs perfectly. Drive activity LEDs. Aluminum construction for heat dissipation. Does not feel cheap. Good alignment on screw holes for mounting.

Cons: Loud fan ... but at least it has a jumper to reduce fan speed, and thus noise, where the additional cooling is not needed. Heavy ... but that is to be expected with the aluminum construction. No locks on doors or power buttons ... but the construction does make it difficult to accidentally depress the buttons or release the drive.

Other Thoughts: Remember to turn the master power button on, or you'll think you have a DOA the first time you power up the system. Have purchased two thus far. Both have worked right out the box.

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  • Darren W.
  • 5/1/2010 11:58:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Addition to a Cheap Case

This review is from: iStarUSA BPU-340SATA-BLUE 3x5.25" to 4x3.5" SAS/SATA 6.0 Gb/s Hot-Swap Cage

Pros: Sturdy. Easy to install. LED indicators for drive usage, power and fans. Power control of individual drives.
Locking SATA cables a big plus.

Cons: Loud. But normal for a server room device.

Other Thoughts: I bought this for my NAS box I run in my garage built out of old PC parts and a new cheapo computer case. Adding this cage improved the functionality immensely. I run RAID 1 with 2 500GB drives to store all our important data. I use a 3rd 500GB drive as a backup image of the array. I used to have to break open the case and swap out one of the drives in the array for the back drive and then let the array rebuild. Now I store all three drives in the cage and when I need to run a backup via my rebuild process I turn off one of the drives in the array and turn on the backup drive all through the power swithch/LED's on the cage. The array then rebuilds the backup drive. I also now have LED indicators that show each drives' activity. Before I had a single case led that simply showed drive activity but one never knew which drive was in use. The SATA cables that come with this are very nice too. No more drive cables coming loose.

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  • Maria H.
  • 4/9/2010 1:52:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDoes the job

This review is from: iStarUSA BPU-340SATA-BLUE 3x5.25" to 4x3.5" SAS/SATA 6.0 Gb/s Hot-Swap Cage

Pros: Sturdily built. Good tolerances. Plastic appears durable. Attractive. Has drive activity LEDs.

Cons: Fan is louder than I care to have under my desk, even on low. It's not terrible. But you will not be building a virtually silent PC with the stock fan. Documentation is chintzy -- a single sheet of paper.

Other Thoughts: The documentation issue doesn't really bother me, other than it does not appear to be readily accessible online. I did, however, subtract an egg for the fan noise. Those of you building for a server room should not be deterred by this.

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