Icy Dock 3.5" Converter Competitor?

EloquentSrv

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Hi STH community,

I was searching for the Icy Dock 3.5" drive bay converter and spotted these for the Gen8 microserver on ebay New HP 2 5" to 3 5" SATA SSD HDD Adapter 4 Microserver Gen8 N54L N40L N36 | eBay

Has anyone tried these with the Dell C6100 or HP DL180 G6 3.5" bays?

I thought this may be the best place to ask. At under $10 it makes these $5 cheaper than the Icy Dock plastic ones and when you are buying for ~50 drives that is a good chunk o' change.
 

Patrick

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Great tips. They look the same. If nobody has feedback I can order some maybe when the seller gets back.
 

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I am probably using ~100 of these now and they have worked surprisingly well. The only thing I wish they did differently was had a tool-less 2.5" drive installation like the Icy Docks.
 

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I know this is an older thread, but figured others might benefit from this as well. I just bought two of them for $12 a piece: Amazon.com: General 2.5" SSD to 3.5" SATA Hard Disk Drive HDD Adapter CADDY TRAY CAGE Hot Swap Plug: Computers & Accessories

EDIT: oops, these are the same thing as earlier suggested. doh!
Those are nice but only a few $ below the WD Icepack typical prices, I wonder if any of the higher end SATA6/SAS12 drives would show a difference from the added cooling, I know at least the 2TB 850 pro's run Hot to the touch(actually so did all of the 840 models...)
 

MACscr

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Those are nice but only a few $ below the WD Icepack typical prices, I wonder if any of the higher end SATA6/SAS12 drives would show a difference from the added cooling, I know at least the 2TB 850 pro's run Hot to the touch(actually so did all of the 840 models...)
Huh? They are 40% cheaper. 50% when they are on sale.