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Maplin 5.25 Inch SATA 2 Enclosure for 3.5 Inch Hard Drives

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Product overview

• Easy swap mobile rack without HDD casing
• Tool-free hard drive installation
• Easy hard disk slide in/out
• Supports high speed SATA II 3.0Gbps
• Hot swap enclosure
• Fits in to 5.25 inch standard bays
• Anti-vibration enclosure
• Security key lock

Rated 4 out of 5 by from The connections on this caddy are no better or worse than that found on a SATA HDD, agreed it does not support locking cables. The build quality is actually quite good, although it may seem flimsy, however once mounted in a case (screwed both sides) it becomes quite rigid, and the enclosed HDD is quiet in operation. The LED indicators (power and activity) are useful. I have two units now and will be ordering more.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A good idea but this is not the best product, it is flimsy and unless you are able to secure both sides of the unit you will have an enclousure that is loose on one side. This is true for many HP Pavilion systems which for some reason don't let you access the left hand side(believe me I know). I have had many problems with the power and data connectors, the SATA system provides for a locking mechinism which is not on this enclosure,the result being that either connection can come adrift at any time and if this is your boot drive then unless you are computer literate to a remarkable degree you won't be doing any work that day and could certainly loose your work. Having bought one roughly a year ago to allow me to study 64 Bit windows 7 while still running 32 bit I wonder why I didn't send it back. If you must buy this thing I would recomend at least two things: 1 Be aware of youre case if you can't get to both sides then think before you buy. 2 When you buy this product also buy a hotmelt gun so you can make sure the connectors are safe-(hotmelt guns are cheep, can be bought from Maplins and are cheaper than spending hours trying to find out why you can't boot your system.
Date published: 2014-11-11
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Does this product support SATA III Hard Drives (i.e. up to 6.0 Gb/s)?

Asked by: mssloan
It would be compatible with SATA III drives, but will only support SATA II transfer speeds.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-06-30

Will this SATA Easy Swap HDD Mobile Rack fit into a spare bay for DVD drive (I have a double DVD bay/crate with only one DVD drive fitted) ?
Asked by: Ian
Yes the product does support that.
Answered by: DH
Date published: 2015-07-17

Is there a fan for cooling on this unit
Asked by: Peter
it is passivly cooled (no fan)
Answered by: DM
Date published: 2015-07-17

Can an O/S boot from this device?
Asked by: steve
Yes the product does support that.
Answered by: DM
Date published: 2015-07-17

is there a IDE version of this HDD rack available as well?
Asked by: Naj
unfortunately not
Answered by: DM
Date published: 2015-07-17

Can you insert IDE HDD
Asked by: Tom Primett
No sorry this product does not support that.
Answered by: DM
Date published: 2015-07-17

Will a SATA II HDD work in this even if the motherboard only supports SATA I?
Asked by: Jon
No sorry this product does not support that.
Answered by: LC
Date published: 2015-07-17

I have two sata one has the old four pin power cable the other has the new sata power cable. Will this caddy take both?
Asked by: Jon Parry
Yes the product does support that.
Answered by: LC
Date published: 2015-07-17
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