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Vantec HDC-800A
7.0 out of 10

Vantec HDC-800A

Easily Expand Your Storage And Hold Up To Three 3.5” Hard Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Only 2-bay / multi-disk HDD cooler I'm aware of

Anonymous, Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: The strength of this cage is that it will allow you to install a number of drives in 2x 5.25" bays. The drawback is that you need to know what you're doing if you want to see any cooling benefit while doing so.
  • Pros: + Converts 2 5.25" bays into multiple 3.5" drive slots. I don't feel like opening up my computer to check, but I believe if you have clearance you can fit 4 drives in there, but that nullifies the purpose of the fan. If you're using 2.5" drives, you could comfortably fit 4 (with single slot adapt...
  • Cons: - Not full length 3.5" specification. If you have any drives that don't have middle-holes you won't be able to screw them in (while you could settle on only screwing in the front holes, that would be a bad idea). It looks like it will work if you remove the fan and reverse the bracket, but it sti...
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Overall 10
10

Grommets. I love grommets.

Leonard P., Newegg
1 June 2013
  • Summary: Let me tell you about rubber grommets. This thing has them and I love it for it. I've had several of these HDD cooling units over the years, and one thing a lot of them fail at is having the fan bolted right to the drive rails.
  • Pros: Long fan cable, convenient dust filter, and grommets.
  • Cons: Needs to also have an otherwise identical 3x5.25 bay version.
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Overall 10
10

Nice looking !!

nancy k., Newegg
18 April 2013
  • Pros: built well works nice fits the case well and is quiet
  • Cons: none so far
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Overall 10
10

Nice little fan!

Tom S., Newegg
10 April 2013
  • Summary: The fan's front grill gets dusty as well as the filter. I usually just wipe it down, since i'm too lazy to clean the filter inside regularly. But that just means the filter is working at keeping the dust out of my computer.
  • Pros: I purchased this unit for my home server computer which is in a horrible flimsy case. I wanted it to keep it cool (has no front air vent) and also protect my hard drives from motion. I've had it installed for over a year, and it's been nothing but awesome. I don't even use the normal hard drive s...
  • Cons: My case is a little small, so i have to install the hard drives upside down so the cables won't hit my RAM. Not a big problem, certainly one that isn't an issue in bigger, normal sized cases. As some other people said, it can fit 2 hard drives easy, but with 3 it has no gap for the air to pass th...
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Overall 10
10

does wat its designed for.

marcel r., Newegg
3 April 2013
  • Summary: i recommend only using 2 hdds mounted in it.
  • Pros: holds three 3.5" hdd fan comes with all screws to mount in 5.25" bays fan filter pad front cover opens to check dust filter
  • Cons: not really a con, but if you place 3 3.5" hdds in there the fan will not really push air past them cause there is only like 1/16" of space between them. sometimes fan does not start, so you have to open the front cover and give it a push to get it spinning.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
14 March 2013
  • Summary: I bought this so I could make use of my untouched drive bays while clearing out some space in the rest of the case; on a basic level, this does just that. However, the slightly-off placement of holes for screwing it in (which causes the need for it to be recessed) is a turnoff, as well as the lack...
  • Pros: Fits into two drive bays as advertised, holds hard drives as advertised. Construction seems fairly solid.
  • Cons: Difficult to slide back out once it's in. Doesn't fit in my TJ08-E's adjacent drive bays perfectly; instead, it's noticeably recessed, with the mismatch being most pronounced at the top.
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Overall 10
10

Great Product!

Nicholas B., Newegg
2 March 2013
  • Pros: Everything You need Solid Metal Structure and easy to hook up.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

Exactly what I needed

William W., Newegg
18 February 2013
  • Summary: I needed to add some additional HDD space in my case and settled on this Vantec two-5.25"-bay-to-three-3.5"-HDD-bay cage. I had first compared it alongside many other similar cages, many hot swappable and whatnot, but the reviews on many of those left me wondering about the reliability/connectivity...
  • Pros: Reasonable cost. Installed easily. Simple design exactly as pictured, mounts in the lower of the two 5.25" bays it takes up. Filtered fan keeps air moving past the HDDs and connects via a molex or a SATA power connector.
  • Cons: The spongy filter is thick, perhaps a bit too thick, as it does leave me questioning how much air the 80mm fan is actually able to pull through it. Wouldn't knock off an egg for it though as I've no way to tell. Still, I would have rather seen a fine mesh screen in front of the fan like most othe...
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Overall 10
10

User Review

james b., Newegg
17 February 2013
  • Summary: I installed this in an OLD alienware case with poor circulation and case temps dropped 15c. I
  • Pros: It works great as a front intake fan and hd cooler. Its quiet.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 6
6.0

Great... Almost...

Joseph K., Newegg
1 February 2013
  • Summary: If It could be installed correctly, I would have given it 5 eggs.
  • Pros: Purchased product to hold raid-0 hard drive set in my gaming system. It runs cool and quiet as designed. Has a great price.
  • Cons: ITEM IS NOT AS SHOWN. It does not have the rear, top mounting holes and my case only has holes for top mounting points. Installation required mounting it shifted up in bay. After install I could not replace front face plates for other bays and now am living with several openings in the front of m...
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