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iStarUSA BPN-DE230SS-BLUE 2 x 5.25" to 3 x 3.5" SAS/SATA Trayless Hot-Swap Cage - OEM

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Brand
iStarUSA
Model
BPN-DE230SS-BLUE

Type

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Type
Hard Drive Cage

Details

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Color
Blue
Specifications
Front bezel color: Blue
HDD Interface : SATA I/II/III, SAS I/II
LED Display : Blue for Power on, Red for HDD Access
Material : Aluminum
Power Connector : 15 pin SATA connector x2
Data Connector : 7pin SATA connector x3
Security: Key Lock
Cooling Fan: 1x70mm
Dimension (W x H x D) : 5.71 x 3.35 x 7.64

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Features
Aluminum Frame, designed for heavy-duty purpose
Integrative shaping aluminum design for quickest heat sink
Aluminum front bezel with metal key lock mechanism for double safety
Removable fan cover for easy maintenance
Multi-functional LED Indication
Support Hot-Swap & RAID Configuration (need an additional RAID controller)
Low-noise Design with Fan-speed Control
Data Transfer Rate up to 6.0 Gb/s
3TB Hard Drives Compatible
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Kyle P.
  • 11/22/2015 7:13:25 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCheck Case Dimensions!

This review is from: iStarUSA BPN-DE230SS-BLUE 2 x 5.25" to 3 x 3.5" SAS/SATA Trayless Hot-Swap Cage

Pros: This item is well constructed of mostly aluminum with a plastic fan casing and backplate for power and SATA connections. I was reluctant to purchase this based on a previous experience I had with an iStarUSA 1U rackmount server case from 10 years ago that was a lemon. iStarUSA has come a long way since those days - I'm sure that I will get plenty of years of service from this item.

Cons: I should have checked my case dimensions. As other users noted, this HDD cage fits like a glove (a small glove!!!) in most 5.25" drive bays - mine was no exception. A little bit of elbow grease resulted in the cage sliding right in. That is, until it hit the first mounting screw post for my motherboard. This resulted in the cage stopping approximately 1/2" before reaching its desired mounting location. BL - I need to get a wider or deeper case to use this product. Here's the data you need to determine if you'll have this problem like me:

My case: Mid-tower ATX
Case width: ~17cm (internal - not faceplate)

iStarUSA Cage dimensions:
Length: 174mm (195mm including fan assembly, which does not span entire length of back)
Width: 148mm (it will fit)

Again, it isn't enough to see that you have two 5.25" drive bays available - you need to check the full depth before buying this item.

Other Thoughts: I'd buy this product again - no beef with iStarUSA or Newegg on this. It is just an example of the can of worms you can easily open when upgrading computer components.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/1/2015 6:19:59 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice unit

This review is from: iStarUSA BPN-DE230SS-BLUE 2 x 5.25" to 3 x 3.5" SAS/SATA Trayless Hot-Swap Cage

Pros: - Fan is quiet
- Great looking
- Solid latching

Cons: NA

Other Thoughts: All around a very nice rack. I'll be using these on all builds moving forward after using various Icy Docks and rosewills (though the 4 x 3.5" plastic Rosewill with the 120mm fan is still the best out there IMO for a basic 4x drive to 3 5.25 setup). Be aware that these are much nicer than most Icy Docks, and oh yeah, they fit in your case without having to mod your case!

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  • Chris S.
  • 12/29/2014 12:39:57 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsToo much fan noise--but easy to fix this

This review is from: iStarUSA BPN-DE230SS-BLUE 2 x 5.25" to 3 x 3.5" SAS/SATA Trayless Hot-Swap Cage

Pros: Best hot swap cages I've found.
Well built.
Work great.
Saves space--put three drives in two bays.

Cons: These things are loud, even when the fan is set on low. This fact was surprising to me, as the units are marketed as being quiet. But they are far from quiet.

I've installed five of these units--one for myself, and four for clients. Neither I nor any of the clients have been happy with the fan noise--and I'll emphasize that the fans were set on low.

Luckily, there is an easy fix--you just solder a resistor in the red wire that supplies the fan. I used a 47-ohm resistor in four of the units; one client used a 55-ohm resistor in his. We each used what we had on hand. The wires are easy to get to--just remove four screws that hold the fan box on the back. Clip the red wire, solder in the resistor, and put the box back on. You don't even need to tape the exposed wire, because it's trapped in a non-conductive plastic compartment.

This has dropped the fan noticeable to nearly inaudible. Importantly, it mains enough air flow to keep the hard drives at optimal temperatures. We've measured this with process going for hours that do a lot of reading and writing with the drives.

I deducted an egg for the loudness. It would be so easy for the manufacturer to address this. I plan to keep buying these cages--but will always add the resistor before installing.

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  • James T.
  • 6/27/2013 11:57:17 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsvery nice disk bay

This review is from: iStarUSA BPN-DE230SS-BLUE 2 x 5.25" to 3 x 3.5" SAS/SATA Trayless Hot-Swap Cage

Pros: Solid aluminum construction, solid latches, fits 3-into-2 slots. I've installed a dozen of these with no problems at all. Every server that comes through her gets equipped with one of these.

Cons: A bit large, particularly in depth- so is a tight fit for some cases.

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  • steven d.
  • 3/15/2012 12:00:50 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: iStarUSA BPN-DE230SS-BLUE 2 x 5.25" to 3 x 3.5" SAS/SATA Trayless Hot-Swap Cage

Pros: Very well built. No problems with installation.Packaged well.Data Transfer Rate up to 6.0 Gb/s

Cons: I could not find any kahn's

Other Thoughts: I am using it for a home build with a Corsair Obsidian 550D to free up some case space.

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