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Thermaltake Max 4
6.0 out of 10

Thermaltake Max 4

Fully supports hot-swap and hot-plug Tool-free for easy HDD Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

Ok, with issues

Gerrit T., Newegg
14 November 2013
  • Summary: I had two drives drop out on my RAID-5 because they cables must have come loose. It took me hours to get that working again. I would not recommend or use these for mission critical.
  • Pros: Have 7 seven of these in a media server with all of them filled (RAID 5). I also use one for an offside backup drive I take home with me every day. That means I open and close that drive 364 times a year, and it's been working great for almost 2 years.
  • Cons: Both the power and SATA connector are easily disconnected if you brush against the cables inside the case. I wished both would snap into place in the back, like they would on a harddrive. I had to use some electrical tape, cut into small strips to make sure they don't come off. It's a hack but it seems to work
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Overall 8
8.0

Good product

Patrick S., Newegg
14 July 2012
  • Summary: I wanted to be able to quickly check hard drives to format or test and this does the job. I keep my back up drive in it and when i want to bench test a drive i just pull it out and put the test drive in and thats it.
  • Pros: easy install. Works to hot swap harddrives, fast and it works everytime
  • Cons: It is a little flimsy. If you have a tooless design case the there may be issues keeping it secure. It worked ok but it is a little loose
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Kristopher F., Newegg
22 May 2012
  • Pros: This Rack works really great. It does what it is stated on the site and allows me to exchange SATA drives on the fly.
  • Cons: The mounting attachment on the rack does not allow me to tighten it to the case, so it slides back and forth a bit when the case is tilted.
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Overall 6
6.0

so-so

Christopher P., Newegg
14 November 2011
  • Pros: Look good, close securely, have a simple mechanism for drive extraction.
  • Cons: Intermittently lose connection to/ drop power to the drives. Problem goes away when the backplane connector is bypassed, so I know it is either the backplane or the closing mechanism not properly positioning the drive. Occurs most often when drive is warm, and occurs with multiple drives.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty Good

Michael G., Newegg
30 June 2011
  • Summary: If you plan on buying this you may need to buy a molex male to 2 or 3 molex female connector depending on the amount of trays you hvae in your system. I have six of them for my rack mounted NAS. I am running Windows Server 2008 on a 32GB CF using a CF to IDE adapter for a removable SSD solution. Everything is working great. Shipping is fast as usual.
  • Pros: Allows for bare drives to be hot swaped if your bios + motherboard support it without the need for Hard drive trays. I'm getting the same speeds with this product that I want getting with my tray, rack system.
  • Cons: In order to get the activity light to work you have to use their molex to sata power connector with the little 4 pin adapter for the activity light. slight pressure on the arm is needed to engage the lock.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good product.

Gary S., Newegg
16 May 2011
  • Summary: Used on HP z600 workstation used with WD Caviar Blue 500G HDD Win 7 64 bit Back-up performed daily.
  • Pros: Fairly easy install. Solid construction, ejector arm pushes the drive out to where it can be grasped and then fully removed after opening the door. Lockable door as theft deterrent. Went right to work as back-up for my workstation with no glitches. All necessary hardware and SATA cable included. Great, convenient means of back-up where your HDD can be taken off site after being easily ejected.
  • Cons: A bit of confusion in regard to the appropriate location of the cabling/wiring (probably due to my relative inexperience.) The included directions were detailed enough when I took the time to study them a bit.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great 3.5 hot swap

Tomber S., Newegg
11 May 2011
  • Summary: Own 2, swap once in a while.
  • Pros: Fast swapping, nice appreance, cables are included. Activity LED adds a nice touch
  • Cons: Mounting is a bit flimsy, I would have prefered if the whole thing was in a plastic box instead of a few metal joints. silver on black looks kinda strange
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Overall 10
10

Good buy

Ching H., Newegg
15 April 2011
  • Pros: Great price for the unit. Cool LED Lights. The lock is pretty handy when using it in server environment.
  • Cons: None so far
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Overall 10
10

Nice

Anonymous, Newegg
5 March 2011
  • Summary: I was using an Antec but it was really flimsy feel. Cheap plastic. This thing is awesome. Fits 5.25 bay and swap out Hard Drives for Bauckups. Never a need for external Hard Drives.
  • Pros: Indicator lights, Locking Door and Heavier Constuction than Others. Nice and Solid. I will buy more. Good Job Thermaltake..
  • Cons: NONE
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Overall 10
10

Great idea

Anonymous, Newegg
22 February 2011
  • Summary: I am using this in WHS server, and using this drive as a back-up. It contains the WHS information, family photos and my wife and my pc information. Run the backup- take the drive to work and I have permanent off site back-up. I can also easily swap other drives in for what ever purpose I deem necessary.
  • Pros: Easy to install, Easy to use.
  • Cons: Key with lock (one of my children is fascinated with this, so I have to keep a spare copy on my key ring).
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