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Vantec EZ Swap 2 3.5" Aluminum Removable IDE Hard Drive Mobile Rack With Key and Fan - Model MRK-300FD-BK

  • Up to 3Gbps or 300MB/S
  • Up to 750GB hard drives.
  • Increase Your Data Mobility
  • Compatible with 3.5" IDE HDD
  • Easy Installation
  • Perfect For Data Back-Up
  • Fits In Any S
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Learn more about the Vantec MRK-300FD-BK

Model

Brand
VANTEC
Model
MRK-300FD-BK

Spec

Specifications
Device Space: 5.25" Drive Bay
Interface: EIDE
Data Transfer Rate: 133MB/Sec (support ATA133)
Cooling Fan: 40 x 40 x 10mm
Material: Plastic & Aluminum Alloy

Color: Black

Features

Features
Transfer rate up to 3Gbps or 300MB/S
Currently support up to 750GB hard drives.
Increase Your Data Mobility
Compatible with 3.5" IDE HDD
Easy Installation
Perfect For Data Back-Up
Fits In Any Standard 5.25" Drive Bay
Convenient Handle.
Anti-Dust Cover
LED Indicators for Power & HDD.
Two Internal Cooling Fans.
Secure Key Lock Design

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year
Labor
1 year

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Joel C.
  • 8/18/2008 12:49:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Allows for swapping HDD's quickly. It's also great if you have no more room to add additional HDD's internally, but still have extra empty 5 1/2 inch bays. I like the LED's, and the fan is a plus to keep the HDD cool.

Cons: It's long. I managed to fit mine in a smaller case, with a big power supply. The power supply cables got in the way, but I found ways around it.

Other Thoughts: This item gives the customer a sense of security for their data. The HDD is more mobile, and the tray has a key for turning on/off the HDD. I think it can even help with extending the HDD's life in the way that you can turn off the HDD whenever you want.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/15/2008 5:29:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat product

Pros: Purchased 2 of these over a year ago, have been very happy, excellent price.

Cons: one of the units failed because of broken pin @ the sata cable connector [sata 1st gen], mfg still exercised a warranty replacement.

Other Thoughts: the sata 1st and 2nd generation cables AND connectors still need improvement, esp the bonding of the retainer to the board.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/12/2008 1:54:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorth it

Pros: Keeps drives cooler, makes it very easy to remove drives from the computer if your like me and constantly tearing your system apart and rebuilding it bigger and better

Cons: Might have a problem in smaller cases clearing the motherboard

Other Thoughts: Wish it was only this price when I bought it... was in the $40's then, but still worth it!

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  • Harold H.
  • 3/6/2008 6:35:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Deal

Pros: Works good, no complaints!

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Cheap!

I’ve had other brands where eventually the key switch sorts-out, this design looks like the same design as the band I had before.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/15/2007 7:27:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWell constructed and Looks nice

Pros: It's doing it's job basically, it consists on a dock piece and the cartridge both are excellent quality, dual fan, not too much noise. Cosmetically looks beautiful and very professional.

Cons: The weakest point of this could be the handle and the clicking mecanism when you push the cartrigge in, it feels a little bit fragile to mee and if you lock the cartridge with the key the handle could still be lifted a half an inch, I'm worried that my kid can come up some day and break it, (he's a destroyer)

Other Thoughts: Despite the con side I still give this a 5 star because I think this device worths more than the 20 dollars I'm paying for it, because so far is accomplishing it's basic function and because it looks cool :-)

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/9/2006 12:25:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGood Item

Pros: Good Fans arnt Loud Easy Mounting. Easy installation, all Round Great Item.

Cons: only small one withc is the carmped area of the hd but should be expected with an ide hard drive.

Other Thoughts: for any one to say this is none carriable or poorly made, there wrong cause this item is built grea t its has had no flaws with me yet and i bet wont.

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  • Robin K.
  • 6/15/2006 1:01:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks well

Pros: Cheap, easy to install, looks good.

Cons: Case is long enough to interfere with motherboard in most cases in most bays. Usually has to be mounted in the top 5-1/4" bay.

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  • Zhi W.
  • 4/4/2006 12:13:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsLoud, fan failure

Pros: Affordable. High build quality. Keeps drives very cool.

Cons: Very loud. My unit's fan failed after only a few months.

Other Thoughts: A lot of people are complaining about the build quality of the device but I think that that is the strong point of this device. I've had several different model drive racks before and I think this unit is pretty good in terms of build quality. The problem is that the device is loud, and the quality of the fans is suspect. I had the fan on one of mine go out in only a few months. Also, the ez-swap2 could be greatly improved if some simple design changes were made like ensuring that the fan was not occluded and putting more clearance under the drive. Rack manufacturers never seem to realize that most of the heat from a drive is dissapated through the bottom of the drive which is where the motor is.

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  • Michael B.
  • 2/17/2006 9:27:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsPoor quality, even for the price

Pros: Looks cool. Front fan. Lots of aluminum.

Cons: What the photos will not show you, is that you have to UNSCREW the lid to put the hard drive in. That is not my idea of "EZ". I bought this thing to just drop in defunct hard drives for diagnosis.

When unlocked/turned off, the bay is held in by the friction of the internal centronics connector, nothing else! Definitely not for carrying around.

The glue holding the fan wire down is hard and domed, making it hard to impossible to put drives in.

The space available for putting the drive in is 3/10 of an inch smaller than some other racks I've bought from NewEgg. The power connector is not at a 90 degree angle either, making the space even MORE cramped.

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  • Alexis W.
  • 8/27/2005 5:40:41 AM
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5 out of 5 eggsgood product decent price

Comments: the drive cage itself is designed well. it is sturdy and easy to swap hdd out. the handle on the faceplate does seem a bit easy to break if you go yanking on the handle when the cage is locked into place. btw, make sure you lock the cage into place or the device will not power on the hdd.

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