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The Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack for 3.5" SATA hard drive is the greatest cost effective solution for a hot swappable removable hard drive system without the need for a hard drive enclosure. The Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack is designed with the intentions of convenience and ease of use. Open the drive door, and the hard drive will be automatically detached from the Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack and ejected for easy removal. Close the drive door, and the hard drive will be firmly inserted into the cradle and powered on. By attaching one of our optional converter boards to the back of the Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack, the Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack can then be interfaced into any computer via IDE, USB, or SCSI interface.

The Zebra Snap-in Mobile Rack, the Snap-In Mobile Rack installed inside the Zebra eSATA or eSATA/USB drive enclosure, is a convenient external removable hard drive system. When attached to system via USB 2.0 or a hot swappable eSATA port, hard drive of any capacity can be conveniently added or remove from the system, similar to a tape cassette. With eSATA connection, the hard drive in the Zebra Snap-in Mobile Rack can also be used as the main drive to boot your system and for running all your applications.

Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack features overview


Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack Animated Illustrations



Internal application

Interface options when installed inside a computer
(SATA interface in built-in, other interfaces requires optional IO converter)

SATA 1.5/3Gbps USB 2.0/1.1
IDE SCSI LVD 160
(click on images for enlarged view of connections)


How to use the Snap-In 25 to install a 2.5" SATA drive into the Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack






External Application




Interface options when installed externally
(interface depends on the enclosure)

Zebra Snap-In Mobile Rack
with eSATA or eSATA/USB 2.0 interface
Storage Tower with 4x Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack
(custom built solution from Storage Tower page)
(click on images for enlarged view of connections)

 

Product Features

  • Supports any 3.5" SATA hard drives
  • hot swap hard drive like tape cassette without restarting your system*
  • Choice of internal or external model
  • Internal model comes with SATA as native interface - support SATA I/II, can be interface to USB, IDE or SCSI with optional I/O converter
  • External model has choice of eSATA or eSATA /USB combo interface
  • Rugged steel construction for rough handling and fast cooling
  • Point to point Serial ATA connection (no cable to connect hard drive to enclosure)
  • Suspension mount to protect against vibration and shock
  • Short circuit protection against electrical damage from defective drive
  • Key lock to secure hard drive
  • LED for drive access and power
  • Cooling fan for effective air flow
  • Internal version fits any standard 5 1/4" drive bay
  • Hot swappable (1), hard drive can be removed or add to the system without restarting
  • OS support -
    • USB - Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X and above, Linux kernel 2.4 and above, Solaris X and above
    • eSATA - DOS, all Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris
    • IDE - all OS

* Serial ATA hot swap feature works only with controllers basing on Silicon Image chip set from our inhouse testing. Other controllers that are not Silicon Image based may not support hot swap. You may consider adding one of the Addonics Serial ATA host controllers to your systems to ensure the hot swap capability. New controllers from Intel and other suppliers may finally support this feature. Please verify with your controller manufacturer if you need to have hot swap in your application. Hot swap is supported in Windows 2000 and XP only. On other OS, drive can be removed without crashing system. But replacing with a different drive can result in crashing the OS.


Model and Pricing

Internal model

Model
Description and Package Content
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Black color bezel
AESNAPMRSA

Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack (black bezel)    

Package content:
Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack, 1 power cable, User guide

$29.99 Cart
AESNMRSAP

Snap-In 3.5"/2.5" SATA MR - include Snap-In 25 for installing 2.5" SATA HDD

Package content:
Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack, Snap-In 25, 1 power cable, User guide

$39.99 Cart
AESNAPMRU2

Snap-In USB 2 Mobile Rack (black bezel)    

Package content:
Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack, SATA - USB 2.0/1.1 converter (ADSAU2),1 power cable to connect power to SATA-USB converter, User guide

$49.95 Cart
AESNAPMRI

Snap-In IDE Mobile Rack (black bezel)    

Package content:
Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack, SATA - IDE converter (ADSAIDE), 1 power cable to connect power to SATA-IDE/ATAPI converter, User guide

$47.95 Cart



External model

Model
Description and Package Content
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ZSNESA

Zebra Snap-In Mobile Rack with eSATA interface

Package content:
Zebra eSATA external enclosure with Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack (black bezel) installed, 100/240 AC/DC 12V power adapter (AAPAC12V-US), 3' eSATA-eSATA connecting cable, User guide

$69.99 Cart
ZSNESU

Zebra Snap-In Mobile Rack with eSATA / USB 2.0 interface

Package content:
Zebra eSATA/USB 2.0 external enclosure with Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack (black bezel) installed, 100/240 AC/DC 12V power adapter (AAPAC12V1.7A), 3' eSATA-eSATA connecting cable, 3' USB type A-B connecting cable, User guide

$77 Cart



Additional Accessories

Model
Description and Package Content
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AE25SN35SA

Snap-In 25
Package content:
Snap-In 25 (2.5" - 3.5" converter box), User guide

$15.99 Cart
AAMRKEY5
Mobile Rack power switch key - 5 pairs
5 pairs of Mobile Rack power switch keys for Diamond Hard Drive Kit, Saturn Hard Drive Kit, Saturn Cipher Hard Drive Kit, and Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack.
$2.5 Cart


Specifications

  Intenal model External models
Supported Drive Type
3.5" SATA or SATA II or SATA III hard drive 3.5" SATA or SATA II or SATA III hard drive
Supported Interface
  • SATA (standard interface)
  • IDE (requires additional ADSAIDE converter board)
  • USB 2.0/1.1 (requires additional ADSAU2 converter board)
  • SCSI (requires additional ADSALVD160 converter board)
eSATA or USB
Bezel Color: black or beige black
Power source: from PC power supply from power adapter
Supported OS
  • SATA - DOS, all Windows OS, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris
  • USB - Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X and above, Linux kernel 2.4 and above, Solaris X and above
  • IDE - any OS
  • SCSI - All Windows OS
  • eSATA - DOS, all Windows OS, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris
  • USB - Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X and above, Linux kernel 2.4 and above, Solaris X and
Dimensions: 7.25 x 5.75 x 1.70 in. (184.15 x 146.05 x 43.18 mm.)

10.16 x 6.61 x 2.36 in. (258 x 168 x 60 mm)

Weight: 16.8 oz 3.55lbs. (1612g)
Supported File Systems: FAT, FAT32, NTFS and HPFS FAT, FAT32, NTFS and HPFS
Warranty: One Year One Year


System Requirements

  • PC/AT or Compatible System
  • One available 5 1/4" drive bay
  • 486, Pentium or greater
  • Minimum 32 MB RAM
  • 10 MB minimum free hard disk space
  • One available Serial ATA, IDE, USB

specification subject to change without notice








 
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11/09 "The latest addition to my stack of tricks is a drive holder that fits into an empty drive bay on my PC. Install the Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack, a ten-minute project, and then hot-swap SATA drives. It's just like using a floppy: Pop in the drive and wait for Windows XP to discover it."

3/01
"The concept behind this product(AESNAPMRSA) is as simple as it is powerful: this isn't just another solution to swap hard drives easily. It also allows the user to treat her or his hard drives as if they were removable media by mounting them like optical SATA drives"


 

3/19
"Business users often work with confidential files, and software applications often have license agreements that are violated when multiple people can access them. Because it allows multiple users to share a system without having to share the data or operating system, those problems are solved with the Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack."