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).
Summary: I made the folowing review about the single unit and it is a good one to have also, but now I want to leave this review (copy of my first one earlier) for others to see who bought the dual one. This device is a simple way to insert a 2.5" drive into an existing computer to be able to look at the drive contents or test it as the case may be. It is also a good way to copy off the contents of the drive which you wish to keep if you are going to be selling the drive.
BetaTech "Technology and Product Design Revie..., Amazon
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: As laptop drives have become more powerful they've become viable alternatives to desktop drives. The Vantec bay is plastic but can pass for metal from a little ways away. The trays need no tools, being removed by squeezing the front clips, and have pins inside to mount the drive--just pull it a little and out comes the drive. You need two SATA ports and power connectors, and it's NOT hot swap. You need to power your computer down before removing the trays.
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.