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Vantec NexStar SE Dual 2.5-inch Hard Drive Rack Review

Solid state drives are all the rage right now.  The most common form factor for solid state drives is the 2.5-inch form factor.  Many new cases have support for 2.5-inch drives, but many cases, even newer ones do not.  No one wants to go out and buy a brand new case, just for a hard drive.  Vantec knows this and has a whole line of hard drive racks that support 2.5-inch drives.  Today we will be taking a look at the NexStar SE Dual 2.5-inch hard drive rack, which is a 5.25-inch bay device that supports two 2.5-inch drives.  Let’s take a look…

Special thanks to Vantec for providing us with the NexStar SE Dual 2.5-inch Hard Drive Rack to review.

Features:
Supports TWO 2.5” SATA I or II Hard Drives or SSD (7mm ~ 15mm height)
Seamless integration In Any Standard 5.25” Drive Bay
Tool-Free Hard Drive Installation
Metal HDD Case For Maximum Heat Dissipation
Attractive Blue LED Power & Activity Indicator
Universal NexStar SE Removable Hard Drive Trays
Hot-Pluggable

Specifications:

Model: MRK-525ST
Device Support: SATA I/II Hard Drive
Device Size: 2.5″ (7mm~15mm height)
Internal Interface: SATA
External Interface: SATA
HD Capacity: Up to 2.0 TB*
Material: Metal & Plastic
Dimensions: 143 x 149 x 43mm

Packaging
The NexStar SE comes in a nice retail package that has a photo of the unit and a list of features on the front.  On the back there is a full list of features and specifications.

Vantec NexStar SE Dual 2.5-inch Hard Drive Rack Vantec NexStar SE Dual 2.5-inch Hard Drive Rack

Opening the package up the unit inside is nicely protected with pieces of cardboard and a plastic bag.  Getting everything out of the box you have the NexStar SE unit, 2x SATA to Molex power cables, 2 SATA cables, mounting screws and instructions.

Vantec NexStar SE Dual 2.5-inch Hard Drive Rack Vantec NexStar SE Dual 2.5-inch Hard Drive Rack

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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