Turn four SATA drives into an external storage device with USB 2.0 and eSATA connectivity. StarTech.com''s SAT3540U2E Multi Bay External Hard Drive Enclosure is a high-performance 4-drive SATA enclosure connected to host systems through eSATA and/or USB. The enclosure can be connected to two systems simultaneously, one through USB and one through eSATA, allowing users to share installed SATA hard drives between the computers by switching host connections back and forth at the touch of a button.
The 4-drive SATA enclosure works with high capacity (tested with up to 4TB per bay) 3.5in Serial ATA hard drives (SATA, SATA II, SATA III) and features a removable front cover that ensures easy access while installing or removing the drives.
Customer Reviews of StarTech.com 4 Bay External Hard Drive Array Storage Tower - 4 x Total Bay - 4 x 3.5 Bay - USB 2.0
As Advertised but...2/17/2011
It works just as expected. I am connecting via USB vs eSATA since I don't have an eSATA bay. I use it for WHSv1 and it picked up the 4x2TB drives without any issues. WHS and (and w2k3) server both identified the disks correctly and I was able to quickly add it to the storage pool. I even did a hot remove and it worked just as advertised. The Bright Blue LED will annoy you. The only major ding to this is the front door. It's really, I mean, really cheap. The clip is made out of cheap plastic. I have my first one RMA'd since it arrived defective. If you don't care about the door latch, it's a good deal.