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Thermal Take Hot Swaps any good?

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817998032

I've been thinking about getting a few of those, they seem like they're ok - have nice LED indicators, and locks.

What do you think?
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That particular model can malfunction because the way it ejects the disks is by a metal arm that is attached to the faceplate. I had a few a while ago and they all broke or got jammed.

If you are going for a 1x5.25 solution look at the ones from iStarUSA. They are a military provider so that should be good enought for anybody. I have owned a lot of there stuff and it works just fine.

If you want major bling go look at supermicro or lian-li enclosures.
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Here are some models for you
The ones from Kingwin are outstanding. I've used them a lot. Notice also how all the products I recommended have cooling fans. This is necessary to prevent heat pooling. For some reason Newegg doesn't seem to carry the Kingwin products any more, but according to their website they are still in business. Enjoy!
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I have experience with a lot of (rackserver) hotswap bays, and I can't help but notice how fragile the Thermaltake unit looks. I'd go with the bay SQLInsert mentioned, the iStarUSA, it looks solid.
    
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