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ICY DOCK MB453SPF-B 3 in 2 SATA I, II & III Hot-Swap Internal Backplane Raid Cage Module
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Pros: 3-in-2 backplane so you can fit more drives. External, easy hot swap with activity/error indicator lights.

Just got my 2nd one for a rebuild of my home NAS storage. First one was great, and when I had a drive fail in it very easy to pull the failed drive, replace it, and put it back in all without shutting down the system.

Cons: Pretty long with the fan on the back, as well as a bit noisy, but for me that's not too bad. The bigger issue is the height is such that it actually won't fit into the 5.25" bays if you have a case with the tabs sticking out separating each half height bay. In that case, you'll have to bend, dremel, or otherwise modify your case for it to fit. If they could shave off a millimeter or two they probably could get it to work. Also a bit tight on the sides, but pretty workable.

Other Thoughts: I'm probably going to get some quieter fans and sound proofing material. Seems louder in the new case I got, but that could partially be due to the large vent on the top and side of the case which my previous one didn't have.


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Display Name: Aaron B.

Date Joined: 07/14/01

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 10/05/12
  • Last Review: 10/11/12
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