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iStarUSA BPN-DE230SS Trayless HDD Cage Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | Enclosures/Externals in Storage | Posted: Oct 18, 2013 2:01 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: iStarUSA

iStarUSA BPN-DE230SS

 

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Here we get our first look at the iStarUSA BPN-DE230SS. The front face is all aluminum with black anodized doors and silver accents from the machining process.

 

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Each of the three doors lock and each also has a LED to show drive activity. Another LED shows the system power status.

 

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The specs sheet shows compatibility with SAS drives, but the connectors are missing the pins for wide port.

 

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iStarUSA machined a recess for computer cases that have tabs between 5.25" drive slots.

 

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The BPN-DE230SS shipped with an 80mm fan that keeps the HDDs cool.

 

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Here we see the connectors for power and data. There are two SATA power connectors and three SATA/SAS data connectors. Two switches control the fan speed (low or high) and the front HDD LEDs.

 

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The accessory package includes a paper manual, keys for the locking doors and three SATA cables.

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