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This review is from: SUPERMICRO CSE-M35T-1B 3 x 5.25" to 5 x 3.5" Hot-swap SATA HDD Trays
Pros: Best hot swap bay I've bought yet
Holds 5 drives in a single 2x5.25" bay!
Lots of lights
Cons: Fan was too loud for my room (home server). I had to replace it with an ultra quiet fan. Now it's perfect!
Other Thoughts: I bought this for my home server so I could change out hard drives when needed. Great for upgrading. I don't have to take apart my PC to change out a hard drive.
It has blank trays for the hot swap brackets that make a nice screw tray for when I work on computers.
It's really nice to see individual hdd lights working independent of each other. Others I've tried have either had just one led for all drives, or all leds lit up at the same time. Even had one that just strobed all leds simultaneously as the drives were being randomly accessed.
This one has held up longer than any other so far. 9-months, not a single issue.
Cons: first drive was opened and used, but I was charged for new.
Second was sealed, but is having issues out of the box on three different computers.
Other Thoughts: Got these two in a bundle deal. One was sealed, but had issues when installed. The second was opened and used, but seems to work.
Not sure I trust the working one as it was returned for a reason and I expect it to fail at any second. It is now a backup drive.
This thing sure has a lot of bad reviews.
Pros: Very bright, but that is about it.
Cons: heavy weight
Other Thoughts: Had nothing but issues with these 4 I purchased.
First, they run very hot. I was surprised at how hot these 12w bulbs run.
The first one went out just after a month as was after the 30-days return period.
The second one lasted 3 months and randomly flickered for a month.
Third and fourth ran about 7-months, and been flickering randomly and sometimes stay off for several seconds before coming back on.
Look for better brand. They mazy cost more, but should last longer and run cooler.