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iStarUSA BPU-230SA-BLUE SATA Hot-Swap Raid Cage - 2 x 5.25 Drive Bays to 3 x 3.5

iStarUSA BPU-230SA-BLUE SATA Hot-Swap Raid Cage - 2 x 5.25 Drive Bays to 3 x 3.5 (SYNNEX: BPU-230-SA-BLUE)
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iStarUSA BPU-230SA-BLUE SATA Hot-Swap Raid Cage - 2 x 5.25 Drive Bays to 3 x 3.5
Very Good
Below Average
Rating: 9.2/10
With 3 User Reviews

Review Date: 10/05/09
Installed nice easy no problems running good

Review Date: 06/15/09
What a nice way to cram 3 drives into two 5.25" drive bays. With so many hard drives floating about my office, I needed a quick way of installing and removing them. I even use it to swap out my OS. The fan is a bit noisy, so I replaced it with a quiet one. There is plenty of airflow over the drives, keeps them very cool. I will probably buy another one so I have more drawers.

Review Date: 06/22/08
I have several of these SATA backplanes as well as the original model that used a plastic turn-lock to prevent the drive from simply being pulled out. These backplanes work as advertised and the latest incarnation with the anodized handles (as you see in the picture) are even better than the original. My only complaint is that someone, somewhere at iStarUSA thought it would be brilliant to make the harddrive activity light also double as a button... which powers down the harddrive. For a cage made specifically for RAID use this ''feature'' is downright absurd. I like to call it, ''how to break your raid array in one easy step''. I have two of these on my gaming machine still, because I don't have anyone around the house that will randomly go pushing buttons on my rig. Nonetheless I think I will open these up (yes, voiding my warranty) and disable the switch mechanism somehow (perhaps soldering the leads going to the switch together making the switch nonfunctional).

Product Features

iStarUSA BPU-230SA-BLUE SATA Hot-Swap Raid Cage
iStarUSA?s hotswap RAID cages provide seamless solutions for your data storage. Each cage is specially engineered to provide the ultimate heat dissipation required to maximize performance. And state-of-the-art airflow architecture ensures optimal cooling to keep your data safe from the damage that can result from excessive heat. Each iStarUSA hotswap RAID cage is rigorously tested to ensure that it exceeds industry standards in performance and quality. Established in 1989, iStarUSA provides its customers with cutting-edge technologies, high quality manufacturing, and superior service. iStarUSA builds its strength upon its experience and technological expertise to ensure that its products have high compatibility and solid stability.

A Closer Look


  • Standard Drive Bays: 5.25" Drive: 2
  • Cooling Fan: 1 x 80mm
  • Interface: SATA 2.0 Hot-Swap Capable
  • Materials: All Aluminum Design with Conductive Dissipation Grooves
  • Cables: SATA Cable Included (3pcs)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 5.74" x 3.38" x 7.9"


  • Stylish aluminum color handle and heat-sink body
  • Plug & Play
  • Support Hot-Swap, RAID 0/1/5
  • All Aluminum Design with Conductive Dissipation Grooves
  • Power, fan and high temperature LED indicators
  • Super Air Ventilation & Heat Sink with 80mm Fan
  • Exceeds rotational vibration requirements specified for today's high-RPM drives
  • Patent Balance Handle - No Skew In/Out

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