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Has anyone else had issues with these "Hot swap" bays?

It took me about a hour last night to get it to pick up my seagate hdd. Now that I got my WD black in today, it's giving me the same issue. This case might look nice, but has been very frustrating.
     
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post #6202 of 12460
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Has anyone else had issues with these "Hot swap" bays?

It took me about a hour last night to get it to pick up my seagate hdd. Now that I got my WD black in today, it's giving me the same issue. This case might look nice, but has been very frustrating.

Never had an issue with mine. File ticket with Corsair, and they'll most likely send you a new one free of charge. Just make sure and PM Corsair Joseph with your issue and ticket number and he should speed things a long. thumb.gif
post #6203 of 12460
My first 540 build I accidentally broke one or both, can't remember, of the sata power connectors. Pretty common and it still worked, but if I recall I saw a few report of the hot swap components not working. Corsair customer support is top notch, just shoot them an email.
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Yea, something is up with the cables. I had to ghetto rig in my normal sata/power cables and the hdd picked right up. I'm having to do a lot of ghetto rigging for the price of this thing. mad.gif

I'm going to get in contact with them later. Fairly busted. I've had some rough computer luck lately. My 780 had to be replaced after 2 months, my first WD black was DOA (New one is working =), my fans got delivered to somewhere else (were replaced), and this case is proving to be troublesome...

I'm telling you, I'm done with Hardware for awhile. Too much tech swapping and the laws of probability start working against you... hard.

*This case does look bad though. The view of my parts is just too sweet. Even after having to reroute cables, and ghetto rig this new hdd it looks clean as hell.
Edited by Chargeit - 4/16/14 at 10:17am
     
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I found on mine after getting the platter drives in place and booting up my C, E SSD was only detected
Went on find that had to deftly push the platter drives into the hot swap bays till a click was heard
then rebooted and was okay
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I found on mine after getting the platter drives in place and booting up my C, E SSD was only detected
Went on find that had to deftly push the platter drives into the hot swap bays till a click was heard
then rebooted and was okay

Yea, I tried a few different times and it just wouldn't pick up. That's kind of what I think the issue is. It just doesn't want to properly connect. It's all good, you can't even tell that I have it hooked up through normal sata cables. I'm surprised though that more people haven't had issues with this if it's as simple as not properly making a connection.

After this new hdd formats, I've got to seat my GPU again, since I had to pull it to mess with the sata cables. Putting it back in with the case up right made it droop. After that, I'm good to go and have no plans of touching this sob again for a long time other then basic cleaning. Though, I really do need to tidy up my wires in the back, having to mess with all of this has really caused it to turn into a total rats nest.
     
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I found on mine after getting the platter drives in place and booting up my C, E SSD was only detected
Went on find that had to deftly push the platter drives into the hot swap bays till a click was heard
then rebooted and was okay

Yea, I tried a few different times and it just wouldn't pick up. That's kind of what I think the issue is. It just doesn't want to properly connect. It's all good, you can't even tell that I have it hooked up through normal sata cables. I'm surprised though that more people haven't had issues with this if it's as simple as not properly making a connection.

After this new hdd formats, I've got to seat my GPU again, since I had to pull it to mess with the sata cables. Putting it back in with the case up right made it droop. After that, I'm good to go and have no plans of touching this sob again for a long time other then basic cleaning. Though, I really do need to tidy up my wires in the back, having to mess with all of this has really caused it to turn into a total rats nest.

I had intermittent problems with one of the hot swaps. I ended up moving both drives to the backside and putting a solid plate on the bottom for looks.
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I was actually scared of damaging the mounting system/drive connections due to the force if you will required to "seat" the platter drives but have removed them a couple times to see and been good to go so far
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Yea I'm going to figure out something. It sucks, because I do like the way the hdd look down there. Also, it's nice to have some airflow for your hdd. I did notice that with the way my PSU lines up, it should suck air out of the back of the case.

I really do love the look of this case, but man there was some bad engineering that went into parts of it which is hard to overlook. Corsair needs to step their game up. I really love Corsair products (Using Corsair Ram/PSU/Cooler/Case), and was very impressed with their rebate times (<1 month turn around), but some of the issues here just shouldn't be at the price point. Simple things like the speaker. I used the speaker that came with my previous case... A $80 "Rosewill R5". Hell, even my ol'ladys Antec GX500 that I got for $35 after MIR came with a speaker (Great little case btw).

Here's hoping that they air some of the issues out with future versions of this case, because man it looks nice not having the PSU/drive bays in the same compartment as your main system.
     
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OK, one more issue...

My PSU is a Corsair TX850M which I hadn't had issues with until this case. Before I never noticed it running, but now that it's on its side the thing sounds horrible when it kicks on. It does this wheezing sound, a slight whistling, followed by a what sounds like a finished tea pot. Obviously not optimal.

SO, my question here is what PSU are you guys using, and have you had any issues with it being placed on its side? I'm going to be honest here, I'd be embarrassed to show someone my system with it making sounds like it's dying or something.

Anyway thanks. thumb.gif
     
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