Tuesday, July 26th 2011

SilverStone Intros SD01 Hard Drive Pad

SilverStone introduced the SD01 Hard Drive stackable "pad", with is an open "enclosure with just a pad to place the drive, an arm to hold it in place, and power/data connection to the host. The SD01 supports SATA and SAS, both with up to 6 Gb/s data-rate. It can hold 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch drives. Measuring 195 (L) x 121.5 (W) x 31.5 (H) mm, and weighing in at 180 g, the SD01 connects to the host over eSATA and SAS, but data-rate is subject to the host supporting it. In essence, the device is merely a dumb relay between the host and the drive, it's just that it has its own 12V DC power input, which it conditions to power the drive. The SilverStone SD01 is priced at €29.90.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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11 Comments on SilverStone Intros SD01 Hard Drive Pad

#1
DanishDevil
Since they're stackable, would be nice if you could daisy-chain the DC power inputs for them, and power multiple HDD's off a single AC outlet. Other than that, I just don't see the point, especially at that price point.
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#2
micropage7

so the conclusion is it makes your HDD semi portable, right?
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micropage7
by: FreedomEclipse
No, It makes your hard drive the 'convertable' of portablehard drives
yep i mean like that. so you can use hdd as portable storage
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#5
TheLostSwede
€30 for that!?
Oh well... I guess I have better things to spend my cash on.
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#6
Breathless
if it had IDE and mini IDE it would be a winner
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#7
kciaccio
by: Breathless
if it had IDE and mini IDE it would be a winner
Who uses IDE drives anymore?
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#8
[H]@RD5TUFF
Seems over priced to me.

by: kciaccio
Who uses IDE drives anymore?
I do.
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#9
Breathless
by: kciaccio
Who uses IDE drives anymore?
Anyone that does a significant amount of computer repair.
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[H]@RD5TUFF
by: Breathless
Anyone that does a significant amount of computer repair.
I am forced to because they only give me 8 internal SATA headers.
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