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LED light for power and HDD activity
1.0 mm guide wire for slim HDD
Easy open latch door
No inner tray required
Safety metal key lock
Supports hot swap
Tool-less design for HDD installation
The KF-1003-BK is an internal 3.5" SATA drive mobile rack enclosure that fits easily into the 5.25" half-height front bay slot of most desktop or server PC. This slick tray-less enclosure allows SATA drive hot-swap and includes a front cover door, air vents, Power and HDD access LED indicators, and key lock protection for securing your hard drive. The KF-1003-BK design is light, durable and easy to assemble. This enclosure uses patented Non-Scratch SATA (NSS) connector to prevent your hard drive connector from damaging and is tested with an insertion rate up to 50,000 times. Special silicon rubber anti-shock system is built on each side of the rack to provide added hard drive shock absorption and noise reduction. The KF-1003-BK also lets you to easily install or remove the hard drive without any tools for fast and easy hot swapping. The tray-less design also provides effective hard drive heat dissipation.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was looking for a docking station but was not really wanting to have to plug in another device and run another electric plug to an outlet. My power strip is full. So I came upon this built-in hot swap unit. It is just what I needed. Looks great, easy install and seems to be built very well. But most important, it works like a charm. I have several sata drives from previous installs with alot of info on them, mainly pictures, and downloads, which I always tried to burn to disk and then tried to keep up with what was on them. Very hard to do with limited writing space on a disk. Impossible really. I end up with dozens of disks and only have a clue as to what is really on them. But I do have them, finding what I need is another matter.
Install was like any other cd-rom like device, hook up the power and sata cable in the rear and you are ready to go. Slide in a hard drive and close the door. Requires a firm but easy push to lock the door with a solid click, opens by...
If you are looking for a caseless 4-in-3 SATA hot swap rack for your sever that includes appropriate cooling for your HDD investment, on a budget, look no further. I am in the IT industry, and I know KingWin. They have been making caseless hot swap racks for years, and this is another good product. It works perfectly. The only issues I found with it were that the SATA ports were not labeled and that on one of the bays there was a little slack in the mechanism so you had to push the drive forward with your thumb before you close the door. Once seated, it was secured firmly. I have four of these, and only one bay on on one of the units had this issue. Which is pretty good considering that for caseless bays, mechanical issues like this are not uncommon. The depth of the unit is around 9 inches, and for minimal port and ventilation clearance you could add another 2 inches. I have a very large server to put them in, so for me, this was not an issue. The overall construction of the unit is...
I had gotten tired of disassembling my case in order to recover data from a drive so I was in the market for a drive bay like this one.
Trouble was, there weren't many. Not with both a 2.5 and a 3.5 drive slot. The ones I saw were less than good performers.
But like many things in life I stumbled upon exactly what I was looking for while looking for something completely different. So, here we are.
This thing works flawlessly to hook up hard drives but I encountered an issue with the USB ports that was enough to dock a star. The issue was that the ports were too closely spaced and it forced devices to scrape too closely up against the contacts.
This wouldn't be a problem if the contacts were more flush, but unfortunately one of my devices caught enough purchase to push one of the contacts all the way back without me realizing it. This shorted out the port and, upon restart, prevented the system from booting (too much current).
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