Great product, one drawback
I bought this item to build a RAID 5 array into a mini-tower server, powered on a Fasttrak 4310 SATA card. I didn't go for the five bay system, because once you jump from 4 SATA ports to 5, you've entered another league in terms of RAID card costs. The casing is aluminum, and doesn't feel as sturdy as one might like, although this turns out not to be an issue after installation. If you have a case that uses drive rails, like some of the Antec line, you may have a bit of difficulty getting it secured by more than a rail or two on each side. Once it's in the case, it's in there, though. Make sure you check the depth of your drive bays against the depth of the unit, though. The power cable consolidation scheme works well, and it comes with a range of pigtails to get you powered up. After sticking 3 500 GB drives in the unit (Seagate 7200.9 series), my fears of noise due to the light aluminum casing disappeared. As for the drawback... You *must* use the twist lock mechanism on the drive bays. The levers are spring loaded, and if you swipe one on accident without the locking mechanism engaged, you've just disconnected a drive. Stick it in a case with a door over the drive bays, and the risk decreases further.
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