CDW Logo 5.25in Rugged SATA Hard Drive Mobile Rack Drawer - Aluminum

Mfg # DRW150SATBK CDW # 702518 | UNSPSC 43201608

Quick tech specs

  • swap storage solution for a 5.25in bay
  • Hard drive mobile rack
  • Removable hard drive bay
  • Supports SATA I/II/III (up to 6 Gbps)
  • Heavy duty aluminum construction for drive caddy and bay
  • Dust resistant door on bay unit
  • 3.5in SATA mobile rack
  • HDD mobile rack drawer fits a single SATA drive into a front accessible 5.25"" bay
  • Key lockable drive caddy
  • Mobile rack drawer with cooling fan
  • Fully compatible with RAID installations
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Turns any 3.5in SATA hard drive into a rugged, hot-swap storage solution for a 5.25in bay. This high quality Removable SATA Hard Drive Drawer/Mobile Rack delivers a professional-grade hot-swap solution, allowing you to quickly swap SATA hard drives in/out of a computer without having to open the computer case. The mobile rack is fully compatible with RAID installations to ensure maximum performance and versatility for enhanced storage applications.

To maximize performance and utilize the full speed potential of your SATA III hard drives, this HDD Backplane supports SATA III for transfer speeds up to 6 Gbps when paired with a compatible controller.

Simply install the drive bay into a 5.25in bay on the host computer, then mount a 3.5in SATA HDD into the (removable) caddy. Connecting the SATA hard drive to the computer is as easy as inserting the caddy into the drive bay, which can be locked to prevent unauthorized removal of the drive. Features a front panel ball bearing fan, aluminum construction and 25K insertion rating.

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Total Price: 5.25in Rugged SATA Hard Drive Mobile Rack Drawer - Aluminum is rated 4.40 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fine product, but ultimately useless There is nothing wrong with the product itself- it works great and I like the design of the caddy. The problem with this thing is that you can't buy additional caddies, you have to buy an entire unit (more than the cost of your average hard drive!) I wish I had realized this before purchasing, as I would not have bought it. I don't much see the point in a hot swap bay with one drive. Isn't the whole point to be able to swap it? But if I want to swap a different drive, I have to take the caddy apart and install the other drive. Entirely defeats the purpose of the whole thing. Can't recommend unless you don't mind to pay full price for each additional caddy and have a bunch of extra bays in your closet.
Date published: 2022-12-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended. Quality. Connectors Too Close. Strength: • Quality product. Solid heavy aluminum on all 6 sides. Including both the drive caddy and bay. • Cool. The aluminum dissipate the heat much faster than steal or most other materials. • Narrow bay. A little bit smaller than 5 inches. Which is very useful as it needs less space during transportation, offsite storage. The most popular size for safety deposit boxes are 5 inches. The bay easily fits. • Drives go in and come out smoothly • Useful handle to pull out and hold the drive caddy Challenge: • LP4 and 15-pin SATA connectors are too close to each other at the back of the drive caddy. The challenge is that if you need to connect both a 15-pin SATA power splitter cable and a LP4 power cables on the same drive caddy, depending on those cables shapes and sizes, it might not be possible to connect both. Because those cables are blocking each other. See the attached photo to clarify what I mean by "power splitter cable". If you need to connect either the LP4 power cable or the 15-pin SATA power cable, it works though. This challenge could be resolved if the LP4 and 15-pin SATA power connectors were somehow both much further apart and beside each others. Instead of very close and on top of each other. • Noisy fan. The front small 40mm fan is noisy. For a silent drawer, this fan can easily be either replaced or disconnected when appropriate. • No cable bracket to click onto. The risk is that the connection could come loose over time. A bracket would add a click sound when the SATA data cable is securely fastened into it's port.
Date published: 2023-03-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice but...... Got two of these to replace an older caddy and I am a little disappointed. My old caddy would take 3.5 and 2.5 inch drives as the drawer part had its own connectors. I found this useful if one wanted to format a HD or do a data recovery it took seconds to insert the drive in the drawer part and insert it in the PC, the new caddy you have to screw the HD in as the HD connectors are what connects to the case unit in the PC (and only good for 3.5inch HD unless you mess about with a bracket). Shame I opened them both and removed the cellophane wrapping as I do not think I need a second one now! That said, it is well made and very sturdy and the data transfer rate is vastly faster then the old caddy unit.
Date published: 2021-03-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding, Reliable Product! I have used six of these DRW150SATBK devices for many years, 24x7x365. I use five of them to support standalone or RAID HDD data applications, and one of them to support an SSD. The SSD required a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter so it would mount in the drawer. In all the years I have used them I have only had to replace a fan in one of the drawers. Otherwise they have been flawless. It is a reliable, solid and well-built product. I highly recommend this product if there is a need to easily remove SATA HDDs or SSDs from a computer.
Date published: 2015-11-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well build Perfect for my desktop computer fit perfect and it has a well build design.
Date published: 2015-03-07T00:00:00-05:00