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iStarUSA BPN-DE230SS-BLACK 2 x 5.25" to 3 x 3.5" SAS/SATA Trayless Hot-Swap Cage - OEM

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iStarUSA BPN-DE230SS Two 5.25in. to Three 3.5in. SAS/SATA Tray-less Hot-Swap Cage

Create more space for hard drives with hot-swap capability - the BPU-230SATA series supports RAID 1 / 0 / 1+0 / 5 configurations for high performance or redundancy data applications. Aluminum construction provides light weight but strong stability, and an extra 70mm fan keeps hard drives working at maximum performance. High density multi-disk storage backplane allows multiple 3.5in. SAS/SATA hard drives to be mounted into two standard 5.25in. slots. Aluminum construction provides great heat dissipation required for high performance SAS/SATA drives, and is designed with excellent front to back vent airflow. Applications: Digital Audio Editing, Video Editing (SD or HD), Security System, SOHO SMEs With Limited HDD Tray, and Data Protection or Disk-to-Disk Backup.

Features

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  • Aluminum Frame, designed for heavy-duty purposes
  • Supports SAS I/II, SATA I/II/III Hard Drives
  • Data Transfer Rate up to 6Gbps
  • Integrative shaping and aluminum design for quickest heat sink
  • Aluminum front bezel with metal key lock mechanism for double safety
  • Removable fan cover for easy maintenance
  • Multi-functional LED Indication
  • Support Hot-Swap and RAID Configuration (needs an additional RAID controller)
  • Low-noise Design with Fan-speed Control
  • 4TB Hard Drive Compatible

 

Specifications

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Model Number BPN-DE230SS
RoHS Compliance Version Yes
Standard Drive Bays 5.25in. Drives: Two
Hotswap 3.5in.: Three
Hotswap HDD Type: 3.5in. SAS I/II and SATA I/II/III
Indicators Blue for Power on / Purple for HDD Access
Security Key Lock
Material of Front Bezel Aluminum
Material of Handle Aluminum
Material of Main Chassis Aluminum
Color of Front Bezel Black / Blue / Red / Silver
Color of Main Chassis Black
Cooling Fan 1 x 70mm
Ordering Information
(Part Number)
Black Handle:BPN-DE230SS-BLACK
Blue Handle:BPN-DE230SS-BLUE
Red Handle:BPN-DE230SS-RED
Silver Handle:BPN-DE230SS-SILVER
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.71in. x 3.35in. x 7.64in.
145mm x 85.1mm x 194.1mm

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Brand
iStarUSA
Model
BPN-DE230SS-BLACK

Type

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Type
Trayless Hot-Swap Cage

Details

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Color
Black
Specifications
Front bezel color: Black
HDD Interface : SATA I/II/III, SAS I/II
LED Display : Blue for Power on, Red for HDD Access
Material : Aluminum
Power Connector : 15 pin SATA connector x2
Data Connector : 7pin SATA connector x3
Security: Key Lock
Cooling Fan: 1x70mm
Dimension (W x H x D) : 5.71 x 3.35 x 7.64

Features

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Features
Aluminum Frame, designed for heavy-duty purpose
Integrative shaping aluminum design for quickest heat sink
Aluminum front bezel with metal key lock mechanism for double safety
Removable fan cover for easy maintenance
Multi-functional LED Indication
Support Hot-Swap & RAID Configuration (need an additional RAID controller)
Low-noise Design with Fan-speed Control
Data Transfer Rate up to 6.0 Gb/s
3TB Hard Drives Compatible
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  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Broke within 30 seconds

Pros: None

Cons: Broke within 30 seconds
Inserted HDD and the thin brittle plastic hinge snapped in two.=

Other Thoughts: Avoid at all costs.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Hits every requirement of mine

Pros: It works, it looks nice and it installs very easily. It is nice to have both the power and the SATA signal cables on the same side (the side with the removable computer case panel). No tools at all required to mount drives in the bays. They seemed to have thought of everything. The clearances are a little looser than other similar products so it is fairly easy to insert the drives without hanging up. Personally I like that it came clean with no USB ports or anything other than what I needed, a three bay removable drive case. I have been using it for several weeks now and no problems to report.

Cons: I think the fingers that push the drive off the socket is plastic so I would advise not using any significant force to open a bay. Fortunately the force required to unplug a drive is not excessive. I have seen some that you could suspend the drive off the sockets!

Other Thoughts: Others have complained about the fan noise but I don't hear it myself even on high but I come from the "old school" that believes you don't have enough fans if the case isn't hovering just off the floor. I have had it only for a couple of weeks but unless there is some long term reliability problem, it should do what I need for a long time. I mainly use it for back ups, testing drives, building new systems, and for moving files to new drives before permanently installing them.

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4/ 5
Works great, could use a couple improvements.

Pros: Unit feels solid, drives slide in and out nicely. Not needing trays is nice.

Cons: The fan makes more noise than I would like, even on low. It's not loud, just present and on a home server I would prefer it was silent. The position of the LEDS are very close to the borders between slots and with the position of the power light I keep looking at the wrong light.

Other Thoughts: It would be nice if it had a larger/quieter fan. It would be better if the slot LEDs were centered vertically with each slot and the power LED was on the other side (does it even need to be there?).

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Nice trayless design

Pros: Love these. Its trayless, so no messing with small screws. I have 2 of these in a tower server (NAS) holding a total of 6x1TB WD RE drives and no issues. The fans in the back could be more powerful, but my temps are below 40degC in a furnace room (mostly warm room).
Will buy more, when doing new custom builds.

Cons: None after 2+ years ... that says a lot ...

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Nice Cage

Pros: Well designed and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Cooling fan on high seems to work well. I really can't hear the difference the fan speed makes since my case is sound dampened. It's quiet to me on high speed.

I use them for access to multimedia and ISO images.

Works well with Intel rapid storage technology. Trayless seems to be better in my opinion.

Cons: none so far. Love it.

Other Thoughts: I wish cases would incorporate drive bays of this quality into full towers and mid towers for the masses. It's a shame they can't see the writing on the wall. This bays are nice.

If you are getting them to secure your drives...don't get them. Just pull them out when not in use and get a drive safe to secure them. The cage wouldn't take much more than a flat tip screw drive and minimum force to pry the drive lever open to remove your precious drives. It's just a plastic latch that locks the lever in place when flush.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Excellent design - and a quiet fan!!

Pros: Functional trayless drive bay; no connectivity issues; quiet fan in low noise mode; SATA power connectors, drive activity lights; locking bays.

Cons: Too esthetically nice! No power switches for the drives.

Other Thoughts: After my recent bashing of the SNT-SAC3141TL and my complaints about the "SUPER NOISY FAN!" in my last iSTar hot-swap bay, I'm really happy to report that they got the noise level right in this third revision of their trayless hot-swap bay. When the fan switch is on low, it's really quiet. This is the first hot-swap bay I've bought that I didn't have to modify!

This hotswap bay looks like the Ferrari of hot-swap bays; in fact, all of the case is brushed and painted aluminum, which is a bit much since 90% of us use opaque cases to house our systems. The only thing I miss is the individual drive power switches from their tray models, but other than that it's a class act. Blue/purple power and activity lights, locking trays... what I wrote in the Pros. It's an excellent product.

One thing worth noting about trayless vs tray: on my iStar 4-disk bay, I can optionally screw an SSD to the tray instead of an HDD. A trayless HDD bay needs an adapter like the ICY DOCK MB882SP-1S-1B, but that's $30 a pop... Food for thought.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Good unit, questionable QC

Pros: Easy to use, and quite convenient.

Cons: Spotty QC - I've had issues with 2 of these. One came with a dead port, the other was quite sensitive - even a slight push against the top, or the right bump of the chassis, and the hot-swap cage would short out, and all drives would lose their connection.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Nice Design and Heavy Duty

Pros: This dock takes up only two external bays on the front of your motherboard but accepts up to 3 hard drives at 3.5". Easy-open doors, the doors are perforated (maybe for some air flow?) and push the drives out a little bit so you can grip them for removal. Parts of this dock are heavy guage aluminum, should be very durable.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I have been using removable hard drives for about 10 years. Makes it easy to swap OSs, use a test OS for debugging a friend's virus-infested system disk. Also very good for swapping backup drives in and out.

On this unit, LED lights are always on for the bays that have a drive in them. I think they can be switched off, but it's not annoying to me so I left it alone. Blue for power, flickering purple for data access. Has an 80 mm (I think) fan on the back that supposedly draws air through the unit and exhausts it into the case.

The whole unit is well built and works VERY well.

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