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Anyone know of such thing?

I know Sharkoon has one for 2.5" drives:



But obviously, I need one for 3.5" drives.
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They are called hot-swap bays.

There are different types.... 1-6 drives, tray/trayless, with/without fan.


Edited by DuckieHo - 4/12/11 at 8:28am
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HP has one, but it's proprietary. I think they call it pocket media drive.
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They are called hot-swap bays.

There are different types.... 1-6 drives, tray/trayless, with/without fan.

I have 8 drives, so I'd need two 4-drive 'hot-swap' bays.

I actually found one from Sharkoon that has 3, but it's not sold ANYWHERE.

It's like two were made and no forum posts were ever created about them.
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newegg.com -> Hard Drives -> HDD Accesories (then sort price HIGH to LOW)


You will find what you need there.
Edited by corky dorkelson - 4/12/11 at 8:37am
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newegg.com -> Hard Drives -> HDD Accesories (then sort price HIGH to LOW)


You will find what you need there.
I already searched Newegg, directly from Sharkoon's site.. Amazon, as well.
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I have 8 drives, so I'd need two 4-drive 'hot-swap' bays.

I actually found one from Sharkoon that has 3, but it's not sold ANYWHERE.

It's like two were made and no forum posts were ever created about them.
There are dozens of companies that make hot swap bays. They have been used in servers for over a decade.

Expect to pay $70-100 for a 4-bay trayless bay with a fan.

Search eBay: http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=hot....c0.m270.l1313


Lian Li makes a pretty one with a 120mm fan (but no ejection):

Edited by DuckieHo - 4/12/11 at 8:55am
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Quote:
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I already searched Newegg, directly from Sharkoon's site.. Amazon, as well.
Well, if you had searched newegg you would have found no less that 8 different models that fit your criteria.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817998069
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817998061
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817998146
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817994027
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817993021
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817707117
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If the drive density is greater than 1 per bay slot, I recommend a built-in fan. (i.e. 4 HDDs in 3 bays)
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