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SUPERMICRO CSE-M35T-1B 3 x 5.25" to 5 x 3.5" Hot-swap SATA HDD Trays

  • CSE-M35T-1B

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Mobile Rack


Occupancy: 3 x 5.25" Drive Bays

Capacity: 5 x 3.5" Host Receptacle Connector, Hot-swap SAS/SATA HDD

Cooling Subsystem: 1 x 90mm Exhaust Fan

System Monitoring: Fan Fail Detection LED and Alarm, Overheat LED Indication Alarm

Dimension: 5.8" x 5.0" x 9.7"

Compatibility Chassis:
SC762 Series
SC830 Series
SC942 Series
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Honore H.
  • 7/14/2014 4:16:17 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAWESOME

Pros: Best hot swap bay I've bought yet
Holds 5 drives in a single 2x5.25" bay!
Nice trays
Lots of lights

Cons: Fan was too loud for my room (home server). I had to replace it with an ultra quiet fan. Now it's perfect!

Other Thoughts: I bought this for my home server so I could change out hard drives when needed. Great for upgrading. I don't have to take apart my PC to change out a hard drive.

It has blank trays for the hot swap brackets that make a nice screw tray for when I work on computers.

It's really nice to see individual hdd lights working independent of each other. Others I've tried have either had just one led for all drives, or all leds lit up at the same time. Even had one that just strobed all leds simultaneously as the drives were being randomly accessed.

This one has held up longer than any other so far. 9-months, not a single issue.

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  • Aaron G.
  • 3/21/2014 2:39:49 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsPoor write speed

Pros: Great design, Sufficient air flow

Cons: Read/Write speeds reduce significantly when accessing multiple drives at once. Removal of the drives from the bays and direct connection with the same configuration and same test sees no such slowdown. I suspect the power from 2 molex is insufficient to power the drives simultaneously.

Other Thoughts: I own two of these. I have the same problem with both of them. I really wish they worked.

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  • chad o.
  • 7/27/2013 2:02:26 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAvoid

Pros: Looks cool.

Cons: Bought 2, between both 4 bays don't work, and the ones that do work have terrible performanc and get smart errors randomly which dont appear when taking this device out of the equation. Supermicro support is mediocre at best.

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  • Heather C.
  • 6/6/2013 12:25:32 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDrive Seating problems.

Pros: Works well in concept. Well built (in concept)

Cons: When I initially installed these, I noticed a RAID 5 build taking a ridiculous amount of time. I cancelled it and then isolated some drives with passthrough to the OS. Several SATAII drives were transferring 10-15MBps. Tried it again, and then the drive failure lights came on!

Other Thoughts: I agree with another reviewer. It seems there are drive seating problems. Additionally SM hasn't updated this enclosure significantly from what I can tell in several years. There's no mention whether SATA II (let alone III) truly work. I suspect the drive seating issues make this product suspect in supporting II/III.

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  • Robert D.
  • 4/30/2013 1:49:41 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI own 2, have for > 1 year. Excellent Product In Many Ways

Pros: - Great Air Flow
- Vibration Resistant (possibly because of its heaviness)
- Large 90mm fan instead of smaller, less reliable fans. Easily replaceable with inexpensive ones (fans do wear out!)
- Fan Alarm (Configurable)
- Holds 5 Drives in 3 x 5.25 slots
- Very Robust design, I've been using it for over a year (2 years) and have since bought a second
- Great Price!

Cons: - According to other reviews, the included fan is loud. I bought a replacement with the unit itself and never used the original so I can't verify this (was like $6 for a fantastic, whisper-quiet replacement)
- My case has guide rails on the 5.25 inch bays that had to be bent to accommodate. It was not difficult, this is also clearly necessary to hold 5 drives in 3 x 5.25 inch bays, 4 drives in 3 bays do not requires this though
- Drives require drive sleds and screws (included). There are 4 drive backplanes that don't
- Fairly deep, do measurements in your case first.

Other Thoughts: I bought a 9x5.25-bay PC case to use with this product and couldn't be happier with the results. I currently have 2 of these in the case holding 9 drives. I previously had a 4 drive in 3 bay in there, but the vibrations were killing drives. This thing is solid as a brick and very quiet with the 90mm fan. The only downside is that guide rails might need to be bent to get it in, it just cant be helped to have 5 drives in 3 bays instead of 4.

If you don't mind bending some guide rails (not hard), possibly replacing the fan (easy and cheap to do), and the depth wont give you issues in your case, this is simply the best product of its kind out there, especially for the money.

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  • Travis T.
  • 3/13/2013 11:23:40 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUpdated Review

Pros: Nice build quality
***See Cons***

Cons: This review is to update my test findings with this product.

After extensive testing both on my own and with Supermicro support, I found that the problem with my backplane was that the drives themselves were not being inserted enough onto the backplane connectors. To verify this, I removed a drive from the hot-swap tray and seated it fully on the backplane connector. This took some propping and supporting of the drive, but the drives performed flawlessly when installed this way.

As soon as the drive is installed in the tray, the errors came back. Performed this test over and over with repeatable results. Supermicro tech support was not very helpful, and because I didn't find this problem until after the return period had expired with newegg, there was no returning them.

Other Thoughts: This would be an almost ideal setup if you have this requirement in your build. Something as simple as the tolerances in the drive to the backplane make this product a huge failure.

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  • Travis T.
  • 8/15/2012 7:31:08 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNice Quality - Bad Performance

Pros: Very nice construction.

Cons: Drive performance dropped to unacceptable levels after installing drives into this backplane. Multiple tests performed with drives installed and connected directly to the SATA cables. No other variable changed other than the introduction of the backplane. Write speeds of a 7200RPM SATAII drive dropped to approximately 10MB/s when drives were installed. When the same drive was connected directly to the SATA cable (bypassing the backplane), my transfer rates were at about 130MB/s.

Other Thoughts: I purchased 3 of these drive bays, and all three of them have the same performance problems. Supermicro tech support did a test on one of these units in their lab by copying a 3GB ISO file from one drive to another in windows and said it took less than 4 seconds. My tests were performed with 50GB files to eliminate any caching in RAM.

Drive performance SUCKS when using any of these drive bays.

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  • Keri B.
  • 6/29/2012 8:47:40 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood, not great

Pros: Very solid construction, latches and levers work well and are thin but don't feel flimsy. Hot swapping works fine.

Cons: I'm using this in a home server in a tower chassis so most of my complaints would not apply to a server chassis in a server room. This drive enclosure requires the support tabs in the chassis drive bays to be bent down because the sides of the enclosure have no indentions to allow for the tabs. Even with the tabs bent down or removed, the drive enclosure is a hair too big so it is a very tight fit.
The fan is quite loud and doesn't seem to change speed based on drive temp. I'm going to have to find a much quieter fan.

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  • Russell S.
  • 3/15/2012 5:40:18 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Space Saver

Pros: Love the ability to store 5 HD's in space fo 3 bays. Very good design, sturdy. The added cable, provided your Motherboard, or SAS card is capable, is a great feature as well.

Cons: The only con which I knocked off 1 egg for is the length. The fan on the back sticks out a bit farther then others multi-disk bays. If you have a smaller case, or a short rack mount case this may give you some issue with hitting against the motherboard or power supply.

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  • David R.
  • 2/22/2012 4:10:36 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFans Away

Pros: 5 Drives in a 3 bay spot and hot swappable what more can you ask for? Quiet! This unit has been installed for more than a year, and also have a second one as a backup just in case its discontinued. This has been bullet proof running 24/7, it is used to house 3 drives that basically never get removed and 2 drive get pulled every 2 weeks in a backup rotation. Installing the drives is never a problem, they easily slide back into case and locks securely. Cant say enough about this enclosure.

Cons: Loud. This unit was installed at the same time major case mods were made. Water cooling with Delta fans attached to the radiator, which run around 4000 rpm, seemed to be the source of fan noise. Well a year later and installing a NF-B9 Noctua fan on the CSE-M35T this unit is now the quietest part of my build. To those wondering how to change fan speed these fans include two resistor leads that allow you to reduce fan speeds, which wasn't needed for me.

Other Thoughts: If you buy this unit do yourself a favor and get the Noctua NF-B9 fan and replace the stock fan.

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