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Startech 2.5 in Hard Drive Hot Swap Bay

On back order for despatch 26/01/2021, delivery within 7 working days from despatch date.
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S25SLOTR Removable Hard Drive Bay

The S25SLOTR Trayless Hard Drive Rack can be installed into an available (full profile) PCI expansion card slot, providing easy access to a bare 2.5" SATA hard drive or solid state drive (SSD) from the rear panel of a computer case.

Unlike conventional hard drive enclosures, the S25SLOTR hard drive rack doesn't require that a drive be installed in a drive tray, saving the time and hassle involved in having to mount or install the hard drive for access to drive contents.

To maximize performance and utilize the full speed potential of your SATA III hard drives, this HDD Backplane supports SATA III for transfer speeds up to 6 Gbps when paired with a compatible controller.

Once installed in a PCI slot (and accompanying rear panel bracket), installing a 2.5" SATA HDD is as simple as inserting it into the trayless rack. To remove the hard drive, simply hit the eject button to unlock the access door, allowing the drive to be pulled out of the computer without having to dismount the drive.

* This unique design of the mobile rack enables you to use any available full profile expansion slot to mount a removable 2.5in SATA hard drive.

Features & Benefits

• Fits a 2.5" SATA drive into a rear full profile expansion card slot
• Trayless design: drive is not mounted into a tray or enclosure
• Latching drive door
• 50,000+ insertion rating
• Vented aluminum and steel construction
• Door mounted Power/Activity LED indicator
• Support for SATA revision I/II/III (1.5/3.0/6.0 Gbps)
• Supports 2.5" form factor SATA hard drives (HDD) and solid state drives (SSD)
• Plug-and-Play and Hot-Swap compatible
• Utilize a free expansion card slot to add a removable 2.5" SATA hard drive bay
• Vented aluminum/steel design and a 50,000+ insertion rating ensures reliability of the drive and drive rack
• Maximize performance, with file transfer speeds up to 6Gbps when paired with SATA III HDD and controller


• Add additional storage capabilities to a computer with no more internal or external drive bays
• Add removable storage to the rear of a system, where it is less noticeable or accessible to unauthorized users
• Add removable storage to small form factor chassis' with no standard 3.5/5.25" drive bays
• Add additional hot-swap bays to a server or workstation computer
• System builders who need to image drives quickly and efficiently
• Environments where drives need to be replaced/removed regularly, without external protection for the drives required after removal
• Be able to replace/remove individual drives from a storage array with minimal or no system down time

What’s in the package?

• Expansion Slot Removable HDD bracket
• LP4 SATA breakout cable
• 20in SATA cable
• Hard Drive Protective Film
• Mounting Screws
• Instruction Manual


Can I hot-swap SATA drives with this mobile rack?

Yes, this mobile rack does support hot-swapping of SATA drives. To use this feature, it is required that the SATA port is set to Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) mode and hot-swapping is enabled. On most motherboards, this is performed within the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) or the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). If you are using a SATA controller card, consult the motherboard manufacturer's technical documentation for the correct steps to accomplish this.

TypeHard Drive Hot Swap Bay
Supported Form Factor2.5 in
Number of Drives Supported1
Dimensions14.5 cm x 21 mm x 12 cm