Designed to fit a standard 3.5" floppy drive bay, the CRU DataPort 25 SL removable hard drive enclosure offers a quick and easy way to access your bare 2.5" SATA HDDs. This one-drive enclosure is ruggedly crafted with stainless steel for drive protection and enhanced heat dissipation. It consists of a receiving frame that’s mounted to the floppy bay of your chassis, and a removable drive carrier to which you secure the HDD.
The DataPort 25 SL provides you with reliable performance while protecting your data, making it a great choice for government agencies, digital cinemas, and SMB organizations that need robust, high-quality, removable drive enclosures to store, transport, and protect their sensitive data. The lock prevents theft and doubles as a power switch. An eject button allows easy pop-up and removal of the carrier. Power and drive activity LEDs let you know the drive status at a glance.
Great For Backup Drives
This review is from: CRU 8600-5002-5500 DataPort 25 SL Slim-Line Removable Drive Enclosure
Pros: - metal construction, both the carrier and frame are made from stainless steal with durable plastic guides and faceplates.
Cons: - key lock can be a little finicky sometimes
Other Thoughts: Your SATA controller should support hot swapping for best performance. We have two drive frames and 10 carriers for a two week rotating backup scheme. The only problem we have is that Windows Server 2003 will not treat SATA drives as removable media and always seems to have a hold on some file that was copied to the drive making it difficult to cleanly dismount a drive. Mostly it's a file that is not part of our backup data so I have had no trouble swapping drives without a clean dismount. This is not an issue with the enclosure as far as I know but rather with the way Windows treats SATA drives.
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