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Athena Power BP-SATA3141B RAID 0 / 1 / 5 / 10 4 3.5" Drive Bays 3 x 5.25" Bay for 4 x 3.5" SATA HDD Backplane

  • SATA
  • 4 3.5" Drive Bays
  • RAID 0 / 1 / 5 / 10
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Learn more about the Athena Power BP-SATA3141B

Model

Brand
Athena Power
Model
BP-SATA3141B

General Spec

Drive
SATA
RAID Levels
RAID 0 / 1 / 5 / 10

Expansion

3.5" Drive Bays
4

General Spec

Dimensions
8.0" x 5.75" x 5.0"
Weight
6 lbs.
Features
Interface: SATA II, SATA III

Fan: 1 x 80mm

Power Connector: 1 x Molex 4pin Power Connector

HDD Connection: Cableless HDD Connection

Transfer Rate: Up to 6.0 Gbps

Data Connection: SATA I, SATA II, SATA III

Material: Aluminum Frame & Plastic Bezel

Support Plug & Play.

Support Hot-Swap.

The Safety Tri-angle Lock Safeguards the Hard Drives.

Capacity Up To 2TB (1HD), 8TB (4HD).

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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  • Karen S.
  • 6/1/2010 9:34:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI love this thing.

Pros: I just came back for my second one. These bays are solid, durable, and well cooled. I am using them in my server to house hard drives for my mdadm RAID.

Cons: The power connectors are insanely close together, and are a real pain to connect the first time. But, once they're connected you shouldn't ever have to disconnect them, because the drives are hot swap.

Other Thoughts: They require 2 molex and 2 sata power connectors to power the 4 hard drives.

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  • David G.
  • 7/31/2009 10:29:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: Quite, works great! Drives slip in and seat just fine. Sturdy. Installation was very easy. Have a mounting system and held rails on and slipped in. It is a bit deep so it may conflict with your motherboard. Mine comes within 1mm of a large cap on my mbrd.

Cons: makes my tower top heavy

Other Thoughts: great alternative to internal mounting. If you need an internal system check out newegg item N82E16816111045

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  • James J.
  • 7/9/2009 11:15:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAthena Power BP-SATA Cage

Pros: Great little device. It's been installed less then 2 hours. I have it hooked to a Promise TX4310 SATA raid controller. Detects all drives, seems to be functional. I dont notice a loud noise, the fan is on HIGH, I have the sides of my server case off, and its not loud at all. Overall, I like it. I houses 4x1TB Hitachi drives.

Cons: Poor QA. I too, like a previous poster had to remove the side and fix the 3rd power button for drive slot #3. Not a big deal, but should have been caught.

Other Thoughts: Overall, I like it.

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  • Chris B.
  • 4/7/2009 12:52:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Not sure why everyone says it's loud. It's not inaudible/whisper but it's not vacuum cleaner either. Run it on low and it's fine and it still moves enough air. It's not for HTPC probably, but then you should be streaming it from your server closet anyway!

Cons: A little more spacing between the molex and sata power ports would be nice.

Other Thoughts: The 5 bay will give you better density, but then the 5 bay doesn't have the channels for the 5.25 bay ears that most cases have.

This is now my favored 4 bay hot swap cage for my jobsite servers. Was using a MassCool from the Egg but it doesn't support sata cable locking clip and on hot swap it would sometimes dip and cause other drives to reset.

This Athena is the better pick.

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  • Derry C.
  • 3/26/2009 7:35:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Value

Pros: Great price compared to other offerings
Good quality aluminum extrusions all around
Did I mention great price
Offers SATA and standard 4pin power

Cons: Loud 80mm (20mm depth) fan, it's VERY loud even on the low 2800 rpm setting, on 3600 its unbearable unless in a closet...and with a non-standard depth...and non-standard connector, it's difficult to replace and maintain the aesthetics. Fan isn't good for a HTPC unless in a closest, so probably server only.
1 of 3 was DOA, button defective.
Buttons are ugly colors, pukey orange and green

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  • Jeff W.
  • 6/23/2008 7:02:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLOUD

Pros: Fits a lot of drives in a small space

Cons: Small and LOUD fan. By far loudest component. It is hard to trust as well.

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  • Joshua J.
  • 12/12/2007 3:18:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery handy

Pros: Much easier to work with than permanently mounting drives interally. Fan keeps drives cool. In combination with the right SATA chipset and OS version, gets you real hot swap, which can be nice.

Cons: Had to disable the temperature buzzer on one of these since it kept going of. A few moments with the soldering iron, and now it does what I want.

Other Thoughts: Having one of these in a 2nd machine is great for moving large amounts of data around.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/27/2007 2:36:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAWESOME BACK PLANE

Pros: Where do I begin? Hold 4 drives in 3 x 5 1/4" bays. Power buttons/lights are the activity light too. Green power, RED activity. 2 speed fan switch.

Cons: #3 button came broken. I had to open up the side and fix the shaft that runs down and presses the power button. no biggie.

Other Thoughts: Will fit in a ThermalTake Armor Series case without any issues!!!

I added 4 seagate ST3250410AS 250gig single platter drives and made a RAID 0. I get 468MB/s sustained using a ICH7R north bridge. How sweet is that?

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  • R R.
  • 9/15/2007 1:05:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood buy so far

Pros: Very nice complement to a RAID card (I use 3ware). I was concerned that this would be a "cheapo" but it has a nice fan, on/off for each drive, reset for the entire array, and a front on/off for the fan. So far has kept everything nice and cool in a home office where the temperatures vary. I'm buying another one to put into a production environment.

Cons: None. I guess it would be nice if there were a thermometer and a fan speed indicator, but that would likely be just something else to break

Other Thoughts: It seems to be good. There is no fan sensor, so you don't know when the fan is going to go out, but it appears to be a standard size. Two speed fan (switch in back of unit).

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  • Manuela B.
  • 7/1/2007 1:05:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs4 drives in 3 bays... can't complain

Pros: Makes drive swapping a cinch, activity power buttons act as activity lights, comparatively cheap

Cons: no coffee maker

Other Thoughts: The activity lights don't work for all drives. I had two 80 gig seagates, ST380013AS and ST380817AS. The only difference I could really find was that the latter supported NCQ and the former didn't. The NCQ drive got activity lighting, the non-NCQ didn't. So... don't go returning if you don't get activity lighting, it's dependent on the drive.

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