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Rating: 4/5Better than others will let you believe
This review is from: iStarUSA BPU-340SATA-BLACK 3x5.25" to 4x3.5" SAS/SATA 6.0Gb/s Hot-Swap Cage - Black Tray
Pros: This backplane\cage works very well. I use this in my home server, and am going to buy more for Christmas.
It holds 4 3.5inch drives in 3 5.25inch bays. Offers great cooling for the drives in a home server environment. Even in a standard server environment.
Individual power switch for each Hard Drive in case you don't have a slot populated.
I have owned this device for nearly 8 months, and it has not once stopped working. It has survived several drives
Cons: Plug placement could be much better. But not worth an egg off. The only reason I deducted an egg was because of the lack of detailed instructions. It does not specify whether or not you could use both molex, or sata power. But reading a bit on the internet found the information needed.
Other Thoughts: Fan noise is not really an issue when you take into account what this device is intended for: For home server, or server environments. That being said, the fan noise is because this fan works WELL at cooling 4 drives in such a cramped space. To get that kind of cooling, you need a fan that can move enough air. So ignore what the other people say and don't sacrifice cooling for quiet. There is a low fan setting that DOES still do a decent job at cooling.
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