Summary: I've bought 2 of these for 2 separate builds and I love them. This most recent purchase was for a workstation upgrade at work. I had no available 3.5" HDD spots and needed to add a SSD for the OS. This unit allows you to utilize the 5.25" bays of a tower to install 2 SSD's. Of course you still need to have 2 SATA connections available as well.
Summary: Not much more to say. I install thin my Antec P183 hackintosh and it works as advertised. The blue HD indicator LED's are wicked bright, so if the front of you machine is visible, that might be a problem. In my case, the P183 has a door, so the light issue is resolved. A small square of electrical tape will also solve the issue.
Summary: I love this item. I have 5x 2.5 inch hard drives, and this HD rack allows me to hotswap as I please. Only annoyance is the blue LEDs on the front panel, they are very (VERY) bright. Two pieces of electrical tape later, and problem solved.
Summary: It came in on time. It works as it should. I use it to swap ssd cards because I love pushing operating systems to their limits linux, windows and server OS's. This adapter makes the swapping of ssd's very easy. I use it for kingston, crucial and samsung ssd's as well as laptop 2.5 hard drives. The price is also very reasonable. I bought 2 and am planning on getting 2 more (have 4 desktops).
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23 June 2013
Summary: You can not ask for anything more simply designed, yet provides the exact functionality that is required in a dual 2.5 sata drive rack/enclosure/bay. Tray design are perfect for drive swap in both aspects wither your changing the physical drive or swapping trays ( extra trays are available if needed ). The LED indicators are very bright, yet can be useful in a dark server room.
Summary: I started using these about 8 months ago when we started using solid state drives. I have them installed in about 8 computers so far and they are awesome! It makes it so easy for cloning drives, swapping drives etc. They work flawlessly and after several swaps of drives show absolutely no signs of wear. You can't go wrong with this and at this price it is the best deal out there.
Vantec NexStar SE Dual 2.5-Inch SATA Hard Drive Rack MRK-525ST (Black)
1 September 2012
Summary: I read many reviews on this product and was a bit concerned about quality, But now that I have recieved and installed it I can say that most were unfounded. This is a Low Cost Item and if you are looking for a heavy duty unit then this is not for you, but if your are looking for good value on a product that the average computer user can install and use with out feeling like it is going to fall apart then the Vantec can't be beat.
Summary: I can't really think of anything more you could ask for at $14! The connections are solid at the back of the tray and have 2 individual sata connections. The kit includes 2 sata cables and also 2 molex to sata power adapters which I found to be excellent for the price! Another thing that I was skeptical about was the plastic tool-less trays but the 2.5" drives fit in them perfectly and very securely so that it is very easy to connect and disconnect the drives from the...
Summary: I picked this up to go with my CoolerMaster HAF 932 case, which doesn't have any modern slots for a 2.5 drive. The good news is this thing works, the bad news is it isn't great. I took the SATA 2 hotswap board off the back because I have a SATA 3 enabled motherboard, so I can't speak as to how well that portion works, but it was easy enough to take off, four screws was all. The build quality is ok.