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Vantec MRK-525ST
6.5 out of 10

Vantec MRK-525ST

Tool-Free Hard Drive Installation Metal HDD Case For Maximum Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Vantec MRK-525ST

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Overall 2
2.0

Damaging Piece of Trash

Mr. W., Newegg
14 November 2015
  • Pros: Good price for a dual drive - if it worked.
  • Cons: This is not the first time I have used a mobile rack. But this one after I put my drives in it, my computer no longer would start. Both drives were damaged and the OS had to be installed. Could not install it while in the mobile rack - or even while the mobile rack had an SATA cable plugged into ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Acceptable

Dalton D., Newegg
6 June 2015
  • Summary: I basically have the same problems with this device as most other reviewers. The bright blue LEDs need to be dimmed with some tape or something else put in front of them. I did find, however, an almost foolproof way to remove the drive tray after breaking one.
  • Pros: -Makes hot-swapping drives a breeze -Inexpensive
  • Cons: -One of the tray mounting mechanisms broke, as is commonly seen in these reviews. -Incredibly bright and annoying blue LEDs.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good drive carrier for the price...

SincLabs, Amazon
2 June 2015
  • Summary: Works as advertised. Installed in a few minutes. This is made of plastic and I would not recommend pulling the drives in and out a lot with this carrier. Get a metal carrier if that is what you want to do. As it stands today, I have been using this for a few months with no issues. Recommended.
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Overall 8
8.0

Vantec just builds good stuff.

Frank Furter "lawnboy4536", Amazon
6 May 2015
  • Summary: Replaced a similar Vantec product that had card reader in addition, but I wanted USB3 card reader. Broke one of the sata ports (my fault)on the old unit. Have my os on one of these drives (for now), but will switch that to a permanent port in the future.
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Overall 10
10

I'm pretty sure you could unplug them on the back if ...

David Ingram, Amazon
26 April 2015
  • Summary: Plastic cages, but I think they'd hold up well. The LEDs on the front were BRIGHT. I covered them with some matte black vinyl and just got rid of them. I'm pretty sure you could unplug them on the back if you wanted without repercussions.
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Overall 8
8.0

Does the job, but!

Mike G., Newegg
22 April 2015
  • Pros: Does the job, allows switching SSD in/out . Sata cables furnished were a nice length. Power adapters were furnished but in my case I had plenty of sata power connectors available.
  • Cons: Really thin plastic. Although it is for a 5.25 mounting, it does not take into account of a lot of cases that use slide in bays. No adapters with snap in clips were furnished. Jury rig to mount it as these require a very small thin adapter. The drive indicator lights on the front panel are very, ...
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

ZoSo925 "zoso925", Amazon
16 February 2015
  • Summary: Serious great hardware, love this unit and was my 2nd purchase for another PC of mine.
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Overall 8
8.0

Easy way to add storage to your desktop

Jamie, Amazon
28 January 2015
  • Summary: Worked out of the box on a Mythbuntu 14.04 Server. Immediately recognized the drives. Built completely out of plastic so we will see how it holds up but other than that small concern no complaints.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not good for a HTPC

ItsaLark, Amazon
17 January 2015
  • Summary: Those blue LEDs will illuminate the whole room. Not good for a HTPC. I'll need to use a tiny piece of electrical tape to cover it up. Other than that, it works great.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works, blue lights are annoying

Anonymous, Newegg
22 August 2014
  • Summary: Using Arch Linux
  • Pros: It works, what more can I say?
  • Cons: When the others commented on how bright the blue LED lights are, they were under-exaggerating. These lights belong in a flash light they are so bright.
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