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5.25" Drive Bay for 4 x 2.5" SATA/SAS DrivesMCM Part #: 83-14168  |  Startech Part #: SATSAS425BK

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Add 4 Removable SATA/SAS hard drives through a single 5.25" bay.

Product Description

The SATSAS425BK 4-Drive 2.5in SATA/SAS Hot-swap Backplane lets you install four 2.5" SATA and/or SAS hard drives into a single 5.25in front bay. Using a single Mini SAS SFF-8087 interface for quick setup and easy maintenance and with removable trays, each drive can be replaced or swapped out without having to open up the computer chassis.

Each removable tray features a locking mechanism that prevents unauthorized removal of the drives, and also power and activity LEDs. Constructed from lightweight and durable aluminum to help with heat dissipation, the backplane also features a 40mm cooling fan to help increase air flow.


  • Hold up to four 2.5in SATA/SAS drives
  • Entire unit fits into a single 5.25in front panel bay
  • Supports 2.5" form factor hard drives (HDD) and solid state drives (SSD) up to 15mm in height
  • Flammability rating of UL 94 V-0
  • A single SFF-8087 interface to connect all 4 drives
  • Removable and lockable hard drive trays
  • 40mm cooling fan
  • Power/Activity LED for each hard drive bay
  • Fully supports SAS revision 1/2 (3.0/6.0 Gbps) hard drives and controllers
  • Fully supports SATA revision 1/2/3 (1.5/3.0/6.0 Gbps) hard drives and controllers
  • Durable aluminum construction with air vents
Package Includes
  • 5.25in SATA/SAS Backplane
  • 6in LP4 Molex to SATA Power Cable
  • Set of keys
  • Package of mounting screws
  • Instruction Manual
Key Lock Yes
Regulatory Approvals UL94 V-0 Rated
Number of Drives 4
Drive Size 2.5in
Drive Type SAS & SATA
Drive Installation Fixed
Number of 2.5 inch bays 4
Fan(s) Yes
Fans 1 - 40 mm
Drive Connectors 4 - SFF-8482 (29 pin; Data & Power; Internal SAS) Receptacle
Host Connectors 1 - LP4 (4 pin; Molex Large Drive Power) Male
1 - SFF-8087 (36 Pin; Internal Mini-SAS) Receptacle
Hot Swap Capability Yes
Insertion Rating 3, 000 cycles
Temperature Alarm No
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Aluminum and Plastic
Max Drive Height 0.6 in [15 mm]
Product Length 6.1 in [156 mm]
Product Width 5.7 in [145 mm]
Product Height 1.7 in [42 mm]
Product Weight 20.4 oz [577 g]
LED Indicators 4 - HDD Power/Activity
Operating Temperature 41°F to 176°F (5°C to 80°C)
Storage Temperature -40°F to 158°F (-40°C to 70°C)
Humidity 8% ~ 90% RH
Special Notes / Requirements
Note SATA drives can be used on both SATA or SAS controllers, but SAS drives can only be used on SAS controllers
System and Cable Requirements Available 5.25in front expansion bay
SFF-8087 Mini SAS Cable

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Package Specifications & Dimensions
RoHS Comp:No
Warranty:30 days
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Shipping Information
Extra Shipping Charge:No
Drop Ship:No
Catalog Pages

MCM Cat 57, Page 373

MCM Cat 56, Page 345

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Mfr. Info

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Mfr. Name:Startech
Mfr. Part Number:SATSAS425BK