Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 4 out of 5 by Enigma Nice idea, pretty well executed.
If you need to fit an optical drive and two 2.5" SSD's or laptop drives into a single 5.25" bay then this is for you. I'm not aware there's anything else on the market to do this.
Build quality is pretty good, although the drive trays are made from softish grey SECC steel and you must use the supplied screws to mount the drives into the frame. Same goes for the enclosure itself, problem being that these screws may be too short depending on the thickness of the material your case is made from. In my case the screws were useless, but had some slightly longer ones kicking around. Bear this in mind if you don't have a stock of variable length screws available. Just make sure they are not too long otherwise you could bend some internal components.
On the upside any laptop hard dive will just slide in and work - no SATA or power adapters needed. And the 40mm fans are very quiet.
19 February 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Glenn okay this is brilliant - i have a very small case that only had a single 5.25" bay - this allowed me to put a laptop dvd writer and 2 drives in at once. In actual fact I bought more trays and use different disks to boot different operating system. Very quick to swap the hard drives in and out.
The supplied screws for mounting the frame in the case are useless - they cant be more than 1mm long and would not hold the frame in my case at all as the case isnt 100% sqaure - who's is ? The solution was to use standard optical drive screws but the shortest I could find (they tend to come in 2 lengths). I checked they wouldnt touch anything or stop anything working because of their length (the manual is very adamant not to use any other screws and warns against using different screws) but they work a treat and hold the frame rock steady. To be honest if I hadnt used the other screws it would have been useless and would have needed to go back. Just make sure they are the short 3-4mm length ones rather than the longer ones you sometimes get.
03 January 2013