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Sans Digital 8-Bay eSATA RAID 0/1/10/5/JBOD Tower Storage Enclosure w/ 6G PCIe Card TR8M+B (Black)
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: A pretty box with hot swappable drives and good customer service. I had no problem getting technical support on the phone.

Cons: It gets hot, really hot. I purchased this knowing that 8 hot hard drives in a small box like this with a single cooling fan would present problems.

Other Thoughts: I thought I would not use the box very frequently or for long hours but I was wrong and this is the reason I took off only two eggs. It turns out that when drives restore redundancy or rebuild raid groups it takes several hours to complete, in my case 60-90 hours. I run three RAID1 groups with 2-TB drives and one RAID-1 with 3-TB drives, all WD Red. I use CrystalDiskInfo to monitor the temperature. Unfortunately I live in Houston and the drives get hot with an average temperature inside the house between 76-78 Deg. F in the summer . There is no way to add fans to the box but when I removed the left side panel and placed a fan to blow air directly to the drive cage it still got hot. I shut it down when CystalDisk indicated 50 and 53 deg. C. This is a pretty box but I can only use it in the winter time. Now you know why I gave it the title "hot and pretty".

Sans Digital 8-Bay SAS/SATA JBOD Compact Tower Enclosure w/ Mini-SAS (SFF-8088) x 2 TR8X+ (Silver)
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Good product if you live in Alaska 08/26/2015

This review is from: Sans Digital 8-Bay SAS/SATA JBOD Compact Tower Enclosure w/ Mini-SAS (SFF-8088) x 2 TR8X+ (Silver)

Pros: Purchased a similar box years ago, still works and Sans Digital provides good customer service and phone support. The box looks really nice.

Cons: The problem with this box is the cooling. It has only one fan that cannot keep cool 8 hot hard drives!

Other Thoughts: As the title states it's a "Good product if you live in Alaska", it will warm up your room. Unfortunately I live in Houston and the drives get hot and eventually the room gets hot even if the average temperature inside the house is kept at 76-78 Deg. F in the summer . There is no way to add fans so when I need to use it extensively, i.e. restore redundancy that takes several hours (I use RAID-1 and 60 hours is typical), I remove the side panel put a couple fans blowing air inside the case to keep it cool (42 and 44 Deg. F). If I remove the fans the temperature rises but I did not let it go above 53 F. I have no problem during the very few cold days in the winter.

2pcs Warm White E27 8.5W LED Energy Saving Globe Medium Base Light Lamp Bulb 110-240V
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: It's LED

Cons: Died young, lived only 6 months. Purchased here at Newegg 12/18/2013 died 6/30/2014. Hardly used.

Other Thoughts: No manufacturer's name. Although the heat sink looks good the LED and the other electronic components seem to be factory seconds.


Elias M.'s Profile

Display Name: Elias M.

Date Joined: 11/03/07

  • Reviews: 38
  • Helpfulness: 19
  • First Review: 03/29/08
  • Last Review: 08/27/15
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