Review of iStarUSA BPN-2535DE-SA SATA Hot-Swap Drive Cage

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Usage and Testing

 

Installation is fairly easy. If your case has a 3.5” bay you should just be able to install it, the case I’m using didn’t have one so I had to use an adapter to go from 5.25” to 3.5’” I had floating around. Installation was as simple as sliding it in and securing it with the included screws.

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There are two LEDs to the right of the drive bays, one for each bay, and when you put a drive in the LED will light up green to indicate power or that it’s ready. The LED changes to a blinking yellow or amber when the drives are accessed.

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For testing I grabbed a 2.5” drive, a Western Digital Scorpio WD2500BEVS 250gb drive.

I used ATTO Disk Bench Mark to test the drive with a direct SATA connection and then inside of the iStarUSA hot-swap cage.

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There isn’t much of a difference between the SATA connection and the iStar cage access times.

 

 

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