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iStarUSA T-5K25TU-SA 5.25" to Slim ODD and 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Trayless Hot-Swap Cage with USB 3.0

  • T-5K25TU-SA

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iStarUSA Trayless Hot-Swap Cage

T-5K25TU-SA is a combo drive cage that takes a standard 5.25" drive space to give one slim optical drive bay and one 2.5" hotswappable SATA drive bay. Also, it supports two USB 3.0 ports in the front for easy access. This device provides flexibility to fully utilize your system chassis.


Features


iStarUSA T-5K25TU-SA
  • High performance transfer rate up to 6.0 Gb/s
  • 2.5" hotswappable and trayless drive bays with key lock
  • Supports SATA I/II/III 6.0 Gb/s hard drive
  • Supports slim optical disc drive
  • Supports two USB 3.0 ports
  • Constructed with metal body, plastic ABS front panel, and metal latch for heavy use
  • Support standard 2.5" HDD/SSD with 9.5mm thickness

Specifications

iStarUSA T-5K25TU-SA
Model Number T-5K25TU-SA
RoHS Compliance Version Yes
Standard Drive Bays Hotswap 2.5": 1
5.25" Drives: 1
Slim 5.25" Optical: 1
Hotswap HDD Type 2.5" SATA I/II/III
Indicators Power On: solid blue/HDD Access: amber
Security Key Lock
Material of Handle Plastic with Metal Latch
Material of Main Chassis SECC
Color of Main Chassis Black
Front Connector 2x USB 3.0
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.83" x 1.65" x 5.43"
Notes - no optical drive bay cover included

Product Details

iStarUSA T-5K25TU-SA

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iStarUSA
Model
T-5K25TU-SA

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Hard Drive Cage

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Specifications
Dimension: 5.83" x 5.43" x 1.65" (W x D x H)

Features

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Features
High performance transfer rate up to 6.0 Gb/s

2.5" hotswappable and trayless drive bays with key lock

Supports SATA I/II/III 6.0 Gb/s hard drive

Supports slim optical disc drive

Supports two USB 3.0 ports

Constructed with metal body, plastic ABS front panel, and metal latch for heavy use

Support standard 2.5" HDD/SSD with 9.5mm thickness
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Andy V.
  • 1/29/2016 1:55:43 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTerribly Dissappointing Product, STAY AWAY!

Pros: - looks nice, very functional for a single slot Drive
- USB 3.0 Ports included
- Cage for 2.5 Drive with direct to Mobo Sata input very useful

Cons: - no slim ODD included, which are hard to find as is for the high asking price this should have had it included

- also no screws or adapters to properly mount ODD once you get one. Slim ODD uses a smaller SATA power connector for laptop that is uncommon for desktop PCs so you will need an adapter in order to make it work with your desktop. again if it came with the -ODD to begin with this wouldn't have been a problem.

-ODD also did not properly fit the bay as described, i was forced to sand down the plastic in the front of the slim ODD in order for it to fit the opening for the drive bay, still trying to figure out what to use to screw the ODD into the bay after sanding since this junk didn't come included with screws.

- USB 3.0 ports require a 20 pin connector in order to work, although it was expected, the port on MOBO was already occupied with the Cases already built in 3.0 ports, so i was forced to purchase another internal PCI-E 20 pin connector to make these panels work.

Other Thoughts: On top of the already high $40 price point I was forced to put in an additional $50 just to get the Drives and conversion adapters for it as well as getting the ports to work. I had to do some elbow work to make the surface of the ODD Drive fit the bay, on top of that i still need to find my own screws that will grip and hold the ODD in place.

I would not recommend this product to anyone.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/17/2015 7:43:13 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCalling this Hot-Swap SATA is stretching the truth a bit

Pros: Allows you to put a slim optical drive and a 2.5" drive into a single 5.25" bay. Gives additional USB 3 connectors for front panel.

Cons: The cons for this are pretty major in my book. Primarily I think iStarUSA has taken a whole lot of liberties in calling this a "SATA 6Gb/s Trayless Hot-Swap" cage.
The front panel of this unit looks pretty great if you're thinking you can swap out a 2.5" SATA HDD and a slim SATA ODD at will.
Take another look at the pictures though and you will realize there's no SATA backplane or SATA connectors of any sort in this unit, just holes. It's pretty ridiculous they call it SATA at all since you could run any kind of cables you wanted through the holes and calling it 6Gb/s is even funnier... Those are some pretty high-bandwidth holes I guess.
If you pull your "hot-swap" drives out the front you're either yanking these cables off the motherboard or if they've got enough slack you can carefully unplugging them and leaving them hanging out the front until you replace the drive. The latter is better than the former, but it's still pretty disappointing if you thought these were really conventional trayless "hot swap" bays.
I bought this unit without understanding this arrangement so I'm pretty disappointed. I understand this kind of design might be done to save money on manufacturing but for $40 purchase price for the unit I would expect more. There's almost no need to ever get this unit unless you are very desperate for space on the front of your case. It doesn't really save you any hassle over just opening your case every time you unplug one of these drives.

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  • Hendrik V.
  • 12/20/2014 10:43:22 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent!

Pros: Fits slim profile ODD very well. 2.5" tray-less slot really supports hot swap; drive slides in very well. Two USB 3.0 front slots are very convenient with "older" enclosures that have only USB 2 front ports. Rugged design real space saver.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: You may need a slim profile to normal SATA adapter or cable.

Ignore the troll that gave a 1 star review.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/25/2014 4:49:57 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It looks good in the photos.

Cons: As much as I hate for people to lose their jobs, whoever is in charge of manufacturing/quality control at iStarUSA should be fired.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer:

Please reach out to our technical support team to resolve your technical issue.


Thank you,
iStarUSA

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