Hot-swap HD question

Started Jun 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
fft81 Contributing Member • Posts: 945
Re: Hot-swap HD question

Jen Yates wrote:

Rather than one bay per drive, it might be worth looking at a '5 in 3'

Even if you're not using them all at first it keeps your options open.

The last 2 computers i've built had these 5in3 bays.

1. They work well, removing drive from bay requires taking out 4 screws; no big deal.
2. They have fan in the back to cool drives.
3. they take 4-pin atx and SATA power connectors.
4. kind of useless for laptop users since there is no ac/dc converter.


installing was a pain; the aluminum rails in the case between the 5.25 slots get in the way; had to dremmel them off.

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