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Thermaltake RC1400101A MAX-1542 5.25" (x1) Bay to 2.5" (x4) Bay Mobile Rack HDD Canister

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Brand
Thermaltake
Model
RC1400101A

Details

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Specifications
HDD Interface: Four 2.5" SAS / SATA / SSD
HDD Thickness Height: up to 15 mm ( w/ HDD Tray Cover off )
HDD Capacity: up to 1 TB (HDD x1), 4 TB (HDD x4)
RAID Levels: 0, 1, 5, 10
Transfer Rate: up to 6 Gbps (Max) for SAS & 3 Gbps (Max) for SATA I / II / SSD
Power Connector: 15-pin Serial ATA (x1)
OS Compatible: Linux, Macintosh, Windows 7 / 2008 / Vista / 2003 / XP / 2000
Cooling Fan: 40 x 20 mm (x2) / Speed: 2500±15% RPM / Noise Level: 18.00 dBA
LED Indicators: Hard Drive Status Indicator for each individual 2.5" HDD Tray
Security Lock: Built-In for each 2.5" HDD Tray
Material: Aluminum & ABS Plastic
Dimension: 5.75 (W) x 6.89 (D) x 1.65 (H) inches
Weight: 1.74 lbs.

Features

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Features
Read & Write 4 Hard Drives simultaneously

Supports All Standard 2.5" SAS, SATA (SSD) Hard Drives up to 15mm thickness in height

Support and Compatible with All Computer Cases (Desktop or Industrial Rackmount) with any available 5.25" Drive Bay.

Plug & Play / Hot-Swap Capability for Rapid Multi HDDs Access & Exchange

Dedicated Hard Drive LED Status Indicators for each individual HDD Tray

High Performance Transfer Rate up to 6Gbps for SAS & 3Gbps for SATA (SSD)

Support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 functions

Industrial-Grade Security Lock for each individual 2.5" HDD Tray

Aluminum Body Construction for Durable Stability

Built-in Dual 40mm Cooling Fans maximizes Heat Dissipation & Exhaust
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
5/ 5
works great

Pros: Did the same. 4x300g velociraptors hooked to adaptec 3805 and throughput is great for esxi test server

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: None

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5/ 5
perfect for a mini ITX build

Comments: With smaller boards and drives doing the same work as older larger ones, its perfect for raid, until SSD prices come down. Bought mine at yes, Micro Weenie in Chitown.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5/ 5
Looks great and keeps case organized.

Pros: Looks cool, fills just a single 5.25" bay. Western Digital Velociraptors fit perfectly. Has a blue status light for each drive in the front. two fans in the back to keep the unit cool. Feels very sturdy. One power connector. Ability to lock drives in place to prevent Curious George from popping the drives out while the machine is running.

Cons: Non so far, only possible complaint is there is no option for a mini-sas connector to minimize the amount of cables that are required to plug into the back of the unit.

Other Thoughts: I have this loaded up with four 300gb velociraptors in raid 5. Easily cleaned up the inside of my case and just works amazingly. Doesn't seem to be any performance loss, after setting the Raid array over to raid0 I was getting 520+MBs transfer rates in crystal disk benchmark so there appears to be zero performance loss through the backplane.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
3/ 5
Satisfied

Pros: The MAX-1542 was simple to install (in theory), looks pretty sharp, and serves its purpose.

Cons: Pro Tip: If your mount screws are too long they'll interfere with the drive trays. With the standard 6-32 UTSs I had the trays would not come out. I shortened them a bit and all was well.

Other Thoughts: @Thermaltake: Please use a bit higher grade plastic please. As I said it's a sharp unit, but a finer, sturdier plastic would do wonders to its appeal.

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5/ 5

Comments: this item has allot of aluminum and plastic. To avoid damage if not sure how to open it,read the little booklet its supplied with. Also comes with a set of keys to lock each HDD individually :-)

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Good only on paper

Pros: Allows up to 4 X 2.5" drives in a 5.25" bay

Cons: This rack didn't work for me. I used it with an areca ARC-1222 PCIe x8 SATA / SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) RAID Card and it kept trashing my hard drives. Looks like the sata ports don't work properly or don't power up properly. It killed 4 drives in less than 5 minutes when I advised my partner not to keep throwing disks at it and troubleshoot it. The areca ARC-1222 Raid card is solid as a rock, hence we started out by removing this rack. It has worked wonderfully ever since we got rid of it. Swapping a drive when trying to rebuild our degraded Raid array will cause the server to shutdown. We were lucky enough it didn't kill our Raid Card.

Other Thoughts: It could be bad luck but we got the bad apple. Only the top left bay will read and write from and into a disk without killing it. I won't risk it and buy another one. The drives it killed were worth a lot more money than this piece of junk.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Up To 4 SSDs in a 5.25 Bay...

Pros: Well, I like the design of this case. Alot of thought was put into the engineering behind this. Very similar to server hotswap bays for 3.5 inch platter drives, this will let you put up to 4 SSDs/platter drives into a 5.25 inch bay. Works great if your case has available 5.25 inch bays, but no native 2.5 inch HDD slots for SAS or SSD. The lock/unlock feature is also nice.

Cons: This bay didn't line up well with some SSDs I was installing in it. I put in 2 60 GB GSkill Phoenix Pro SSDs and they worked, but they were a tight fit due to the drive canisters SATA power and SATA connectors being not properly aligned. This almost made me give this product a 3 instead of 4.

Other Thoughts: Receives a 4 due to ease of install and doesn't take a 3 due to the fact that Thermaltake has HDD led on each canister to show access and power to the device. However, the SSDs not installing well is somewhat frustrating. Think maybe Thermaltake should spend some time working on a sturdier backplate for connecting the HDDs that you install in this unit. Newegg had excellent shipping and response to my order. Ordered and received three days later in the morning.

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