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VANTEC MRK-102FD-BK EZ Swap Removeable Hard drive rack with LCD display

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Model

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Brand
VANTEC
Model
MRK-102FD-BK

Details

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Specifications
Device Space:     5.25" Drive Bay            
Interface:              40 Pin IDE         
Data Transfer Rate:        133MB/Sec (support ATA133)
Cooling Fan:                   40 x 40 x 10mm
DC Socket Number: One
Temperature Setting: 20 C ~ 80 C (50 C Default)
Temperature Display: 10 C ~ 90 C     
HDD Display:                 LED Screen
Material:                         Plastic & Aluminum Alloy
Dimension:                     148.0 x 42.0 x 235.5mm
Weight:              750.0 g

Features

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Features
IDE Interface
Aluminum Casing
Easy 3 Steps Key Lock
Support ATA 133 MB/Sec Data Transfer rate
40mm Rear Cooling Fan
Power/HDD Access Indicator
3 Years Warranty
LCD Display
Fan Fail/Over-Heat Audio Alarm & Display
HDD Usage Time Record Display
Master Or Slave Hard Drive Setting & Display
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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    • Return for replacement within: 1 year
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Hmmm

Pros: None so far

Cons: I have a western digital hard drive in it at the moment. and I havent been able to get the darn thing working since the day I got it. Idk

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great for home security!

Pros: If you are concerned about home security, then this is something that you should check into. Granted, it won't stop someone who is tenacious about getting info off of your hard drives, but it will deter the average criminal looking to make a quick buck. Pretty solid construction and easy to read instructions.

Cons: None that I can think of other than it would be troublesome to lose the keys for it, but that would defeat the purpose of having it, would it not?

Other Thoughts: I'm extremely satisfied with this product. As a matter of fact, I might order two more for the RAID array I'm setting up on my home computer.

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Ownership: less than 1 day
2/ 5
Aah the smell of burning chips...

Pros: Looked nice in case, thats about it

Cons: Handle seems very flimsy and breakable. Well I had this working outside of the case for a few seconds to test it out. Installed in case, powered up computer and heard a crackling noise and saw the LED display go out. Smelled burning and turned off computer. Not quite sure what happened but there were some fried chips on my hard drive. Got brave and tried out the rack again but LED was just a green color with no display. Not sure what caused the problem, but the hard drive was an old 20GB I've had around for a long time. I am sure glad that wasn't my Raptor that got fried!

Other Thoughts: I wanted and enclosure so I could swap out IDE drives from the front of my case instead of taking off the side panel. I think I will have the slight inconvenience of the panel rather than risking frying more hard drives.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Vantec makes another good product

Pros: So far the Rack is of OK construction, the LCD has a bright screen with a sleek look in the front. Also, having jumpers for Master/Slave Operation is Fantastic! Now I can easily install the drive into another system with the same hot swap bay! Furthermore, "IDE" was never meant to be HOT SWAPABLE in the first place! Also, compared to some of my old HDD Hot swap bays these new ones are a lot better! My last bays the low profile fan seized which caused my HDD to fail. AT LEAST WITH THIS BAY COOLER IT WILL WARN ME!

I currently have 2 of these bays and I am looking to add about 12 more to my system! I will also be looking at the SATA version of these bays as well.

The back fan is OK for CFM output!

Cons: the outside bay could be stronger. Master/Slave/CS switches could be larger. Plastic locking handle could be made of metal!

Furthermore,
A RPM Readout of the Fan would be nice.

Other Thoughts: I think it would be really neat if it was possible to display the data transfer in MBPs on the IDE channel.

Or MBPs on the SATA interface.

Yet I have a feeling these concepts are a little before their time but I think it would be cool to see in such a great product!

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great Product for the price

Pros: These are great racks, for the price. I learned a long time ago never have your data on your operating System/ Programs drive. You always store your data on a separate drive in case something goes wrong. Once a week you send My Documents Files to the data drive for backup. The rack has a switch so that you can turn the drive off when not in use. I have six of these units and I have never had a failure, in all the years I have been computing. You do have to power down to turn the data drive on and off, to prevent damage. Turning a drive off when not in use, saves years on the drives. I use these for my OS drives also. If I get a corrupted OS Program drive, I always have a ghost drive clean drive and I swap them and format the corrupted drive. You spend too many hours cleaning up a corrupted drive that has a virus. This is the way to go! Increased investment but saves hours in the long haul.

Cons: NoT a Thing!

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Difficult to open

Pros: Works.

Cons: I was looking for something without a lock - this one has a lock, but it's not visible from the picture (it sits behind the gray tab) - so now it's a double whammy because I can't keep the key in the lock because the tab covers it.

The main problem, though, is that it was really difficult to open. The mechanism that opens is really sticky - I took the whole thing apart and finally just had to really torque on it to get it to open the first time. I now see how it's supposed to unlatch itself, but the mechanism is very poor, and will always require a good pull to get it open.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Tight fit, but good product

Pros: I bought this product because I needed to add a hard drive but didn't have any more space for another drive. Since I had an empty 5.25" bay, problem solved.

Cons: You need to use the key to turn it on. I have no reason to lock the drive in, but unless you turn the key to 'lock' the drive it doesn't activate. At first I thought there was a problem with the unit.

Other Thoughts: Very tight fit for my Western Digital drive, but with proper care you can get it in the case without damaging anything inside. Just be careful not to force it in and damage any of the wires connecting to the front LCD panel. I acutally broke one and had to repair it.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Very nice

Pros: Very sturdy construction. Very straight forward and simple installation. I really love the lockout feature. A very simple way to keep nosy spouses, children, friends, family etc etc from booting your computer. Looks very sharp in my computer case. Planning to buy several of the SATA versions.

Cons: It is a tad long. This will be a pain in the rear for smaller cases or oddly laid out cases.

Other Thoughts: Worth every penny. I recommend it highly.

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