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StarTech SATSASBAY3BK 3 Drive 2.5"/3.5" Removable Mobile Rack SAS/SATA Backplane

  • Plug-and-Play and Hot-Swap compatible
  • LED status indicators for each drive
  • High/Low fan speed controls
  • Fully supports SAS revision 1/2 (3.0/6.0 Gbps) hard drives and controllers
  • Fan sensor reset s
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The StarTech SATSASBAY3BK is a high-quality aluminum backplane that offers cost-effective hot-swap capability for servers or workstation computers. With it space-efficient, three-in-two design, this backplane can holds three 2.5"/3.5" hard drives while only occupying two 5.25" drive bays. It fully supports SATA and SAS drives, and complies with the latest SAS 2/SATA III standards for optimal performance. An 80mm fan is built in to ensure efficient cooling, and audible plus LED status indicators keep you aware of the status of the drives at all times.

  • newegg Superb Performance This backplane can accommodate 2.5" and 3.5" form factor SAS or SATA hard drives, and fully supports SAS revision 1/2 (3.0/6.0 Gbps) and SATA revision I/II/III (1.5/3.0/6.0 Gbps) to unleash the full performance of your drives.
  • newegg Easy Monitoring Audible temperature warning buzzers for 55°C, 60°C, or 65°C, and an LED status indicator for each drive, keep you informed of drive status.
  • newegg Excellent Cooling Aluminum construction with an 80mm rear-mounted, ball-bearing cooling fan ensures optimal heat dissipation for all of the drives. High/Low fan speed controls allow a better balance of performance and noise level.
  • newegg Enhanced Usability The easy-to-use, lockable, removable drive trays enable effortless drive installation/removal. And with the hot swap capability, you can replace or remove an individual drive from the storage array with minimal or no system down time.

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Mobile Rack Drives Support
2.5" & 3.5" Drives to Multi 5.25" Bays
Mobile Rack Interface
Color: Black
Enclosure Type: Aluminum and Steel
Enclosure Type: Plastic
Number of Drives: 3
Hot Swap Capability: Yes
Host Connectors: 1 - 7 pin SATA DATA Female
Host Connectors: 2 - 22 pin SATA DATA and Power Combo Male
Host Connectors: 2 - 4 pin Power (LP4) Male
Drive Connectors: 3 - 22 pin SATA DATA and Power Combo Female


Hot Swap up to three 3.5in SAS or SATA hard drives in and out of this removable backplane; features 3-in-2 design, that requires only two 5.25in drive bays. The SATSASBAY3BK SAS/SATA Backplane offers an easy-to-use and cost-effective SATA hot swap solution and features a sturdy and compact 3-in-2 design that lets you install up to three 2.5"/3.5" SATA or SAS hard drives into only two 5.25in bays.

With support for SATA/SAS HDD the mobile rack/backplane is fully compatible with RAID installations to ensure maximum performance and versatility for enhanced storage applications.

To maximize performance and utilize the full speed potential of your SATA III hard drives, this HDD Backplane supports SATA III for transfer speeds up to 6 Gbps when paired with compatible controller.

The SATSASBAY3BK is backed by a 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/26/2013 4:59:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks well!

Pros: I have 3 x 3TB Seagate's in this baby and have had no issues with this unit at all. I have 4 of these at work that have been up and running for 3 years now with no issues hence why I bought one for my self!

Cons: None.

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  • Luis T.
  • 9/18/2013 7:48:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsNice features

Pros: - 3 in 2 configuration
- SAS and SATA 6.0 Gbps, even though I don't know anything about SAS
- fits perfectly on case; adequate clearance with the 24-pin PSU connector on the motherboard
- relatively solid construction
- drives slide in perfectly
- accepts both 3.5 and 2.5 drives
- individual on/off button for each drive
- hdd activity lights and overheat alarm
- connections for either SATA power or MOLEX power for flexibility, two each
- fan only runs when drives are turned on
- fan not very noisy for my taste at least in low setting but I'm not very picky in this sense
- SATA and power ports are on side away from motherboard do there's easy access
- all attaching hardware and 3 SATA cables included in box

Cons: - drives secured to tray with screws
- fan not readily replaceable; may need to take this thing apart
- fan speed, temp buzzer setting controls on side closer to motherboard so not very accessible
- temp selection for overheat is of jumper type
- no auto fan speed setting, just low and high
- vent holes in backplane seem small but so far I've registered max temp of 46C on an old Maxtor 7Y250MO with 2 drives in and fan set to low; having plenty of case fans also helps; might be different story if I had all 3 trays used

Other Thoughts: Installed in Raidmax Super Viper case with MSI 760GM-P34FX motherboard.

Overall, very good and would recommend it for relatively permanent hdd installations, unless you don't mind having to screw drives in frequently. Still it's more convenient than having to open the case. If installing only 2 drives recommend using top and bottom trays and leave the middle tray empty for better cooling.

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  • Rigoberto C.
  • 3/8/2012 2:58:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks as intended

Pros: HD activity LEDs, temperature alterts. Removing and installing drives is very easy.

Cons: Fan is a little loud for me on the low setting.

Other Thoughts: Works pretty good the LEDs aren't too bright which is nice.

Fan has high and low fan setting switch. I thought high was way too loud but low was somewhat tolerable.

Going to change out fan to see if it makes a difference.

Overall I like it.

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