Originally Posted by mongoloid
Anyone have a hot swap backplane fail after a short while?
Yes, I experienced the same problem first week running! I don't use RAID-0 with my SSD's anymore and it seems to work okay that way, but I never thought the backplane could have been a problem because it's just passthrough connectors. Fact is, I was/am going to eliminate it so I can put 2 more Dual 2.5" trays in the hotswap bays. I have one Dual 2.5" that works well in a 5.25 bay adaptor already.
Also noticed, it's really easy to insert the hotswap tray with a 2.5" drive on it in the top bay in such a way it doesn't work or connect at all.
This Kingwin has real status LEDs on front glow redish outline when accessed, but you must use their 4-pin to SATA power cable . Also, they provide 2 mylar stickon protectors for the PCB side of the 2.5" drive. I sliced up some pieces and stuck them on the bottom of the plates to leave the holes open rather than stick them on drives. Figured one strip in middle and 1 each side would prevent contact. So far, works like a charm.
I have 2 500G 2.5" drives in there at the moment... plan to move SSD's into another box soon as I get it installed. BUY several 4pin molex splitters too; it makes things a lot easier.
PS: Removing the front face of the hotswap tray (4 little black screws), not sure I can use it to hold another Kingwin thing... sigh... Sure a lot of wasted space... I mentioned to Corsair Tech Support that they could improve the 2.5" support... doubt anything will get done. Think if I ever do this again I will certainly avoid Corsair cases for extreme water cooling unless some changes are made... great case for the money, but too many details lacking... like outside-top fan mounting for extreme performance, 5.25 bay alignment problems (no adjustment), lack of extra hotswap trays (been waiting over 2 months now)... etc... Also, lower fan in my Corsair RAM cooler (mine is red colored) has started going south after 2 months... (I know, RMA or something... just quicker and easy to replace them!)
MY BIGGEST COMPLAINT and source of frustration
is that with just a tiny bit of TLC this case would rock like nothing else!!! IT IS ALMOST PERFECT
and VERY WELL engineered... but for a few details, it could blow away ALL competition at about any price!!!Edited by Tex1954 - 4/15/11 at 12:47pm