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Koutech IO-MRA221 Dual Hot-Swap 2.5" SATA Drive Mobile Rack

  • 3.5" bay designed front panel module Supports up to two (2) 2.5" SATA-I/SATA-II/SATA-III hard disk drives Fits in any 3.5" front drive bay (*optional kit required for 5.25" drive bay installation) Can
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Brand
Koutech
Model
IO-MRA221

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Specifications
3.5" bay designed front panel module
Supports up to two (2) 2.5" SATA-I/SATA-II/SATA-III hard disk drives
Fits in any 3.5" front drive bay (*optional kit required for 5.25" drive bay installation)
Can be used as external storage device (*might require Power Over eSATA compatible devices) (*3)
Built-in Power & HDD activity LED indicator lights
Durable plastic & metal materials
Fully Plug-N-Play and Hot-Swap compatible
Supports Windows? 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/Server 2008/Windows 7 or later (*1)
Supports Linux OS (*1)
Supports Mac OS X or later

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
2 years limited
Labor
2 years limited

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Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Anonymous
  • 3/10/2011 10:58:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Rack

Pros: Makes it very easy to Hotswap 2.5" drives, Saves so much time not having to open up a case and deal with data/power cables

Cons: The drive comes with 2 keys you need to open the doors. Each key has two small teeth which fit in the drive. I've had it for about 2 weeks and already 3 of the 4 teeth have come off the keys. I don't know how I will open the thing once i lose the last one.

Other Thoughts: The last reviewer companied about heat. I don't use this rack with drives that are under heavy use. I use it for drives i hot-swap alot, so they don't "live" in the rack. I would imagine it would be better to leave more permanent drives in the case outside a rack.

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  • Patricia P.
  • 7/8/2010 11:56:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot for regular 2.5 harddrives

Pros: The 2 HDD leds work as they should, so does the back interface that connects and powers the 2 HDD ports

Cons: Bought it for my home linux server and used 2 Western Digital 2.5" 7200 320GB notebook harddrives in software raid. The issue is that both hardrives would heat up way to much when 1 of the 2 drives was put under stress all the way up to 70 Degrees Celcius for the drive under stress and and up to 66 Degrees Celcius
for the one not under stress (i.e. repairing/resyncing a 130GB raid array) while in the case where the 2 drives where seperate within the case, they would go 58 Degrees Celcius max under stress for the same procedure.

Other Thoughts: I tried a modification at my own cost of not being able to return it for a refund by driling holes at the top and more holes at the buttom with a slight difference that produce a slight, but better HDD temp at idle but still no difference under stress except that it took a little longer for the drive under stress to reach 70 Degrees.

It is poosible that the "1 power" connector may not be enough to power both drives when stress is applied which could be another factor in the high heating of the HDDs, but can't conform that myself.

It's quite possible that this little box could work well with the new SSDs as I suppose that these do not generate as much heat as standard HDDs

And cannot recommend this enclosure for use with standard 2.5 inch harddrives

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