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LITE-ON Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM SATA 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu Ray 3D Feature IHBS112-04
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week
SNT SNT-SAC3051B 5x3.5
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Had these for the past 3 years 02/09/2013

This review is from: SNT SNT-SAC3051B 5x3.5" Hard drive in 3x5.25" Bay Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane RAID Cage

Pros: Nice fit and durable construction
Sata cables with clips
Choice of molex or sata power connections ( no adapter needed)
Aluminum construction and large fan makes for easy cooling
Power indicators
My case fan is louder than the fans, so low noise fans.

Cons: Documentation kinda sucks ( find a better translator and assume everyone is an idiot when writing them) Maybe a video?
Customized screws would be difficult to replace ( note to buyers, DO NOT LOSE THESE!!! ) I kept mine in a special space until i filled all three units i bought
The locks require the use of a small set of pliers for me to put into locking position( i have big fingers and no nails ).
Honorable mention: The power-on inset buttons are labeled but require a paper clip to turn on ( this may be by design to prevent accidental power off )

Other Thoughts: Owned three of these units for three years ( i guess they changed their name, but its the same product ). Not one failure.
I wish they would make a sata III set.
I noticed someone else explained the LED lighting, please explain further, cause i have 1 dark amber, 2 amber, 2 yellowish, rest green.
Can they handle the power requirements of the newer Sata III drives?
I would buy more of these if i needed them, dont think twice, good stuff!

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Athena Power BP-SAS3051B RAID 0 / 1 / 5 / 10 5 3.5
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Great product, works out of the box. I like the fact that you can put in a hard drive, then power it on after its inserted. This allows windows to detect it and install it without a reboot!

Install is easy, make sure to set the jumpers for what you want.

Fans are pretty quiet, not silent but not noisy.

Been running for three years now, no fan or drive read/write failures.

Cons: This is a very minor thing that might just be me, but the pop open bay tabs are a little bit too easy to pop open, i have to be careful when loading a drive in and locking it. Its not irritating if it pops open because i can usually get it on the second try if i miss the first time.

Dust collects around the drive opening since the fans are pulling air in from the front. I have to turn the box off to properly clean the drive bays. Again not a big issue but i thought i would mention it.

Other Thoughts: I bought three of these when i bought them three years ago ( from newegg ), they have worked flawlessly. I bought a coolermaster case to house all of them, since its sata, you can buy a sata raid card and easily setup a raid accross as many of these things as you want. its a one to one connection.

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Display Name: Brent K.

Date Joined: 05/27/04

  • Reviews: 9
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 04/30/06
  • Last Review: 05/15/13
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