by Doug Crowthers

Tripp Lite SmartRack SRCOOL12K Review

As we've continued to expand our Enterprise Testing Lab, we've needed to look for ways to improve our cooling within the lab environment without the large expense of external cooling units. The team over at Tripp Lite offered us an easy all-in-one solution with its SMARTRACK Series SRCOOL12K, Self-Contained Portable Air Conditioning Unit. The SRCOOL12K is available in 120V (SRCOOL12K) or 230V (SRXCOOL12K) models. The unit offers 12,000 BTU of cooling power that provides adequate cooling for a 500 square foot room. That makes the SRCOOL12K well-suited for our Enterprise Testing Lab's footprint.

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by Mark Kidd

Perm-A-Store Turtle Drive Case Review

Transportation and housing options for bare internal drives are one of the areas of storage technology that has not changed much during the last ten years. For technicians assembling field kits for remote offices, data center administrators storing spare drives, or any other situation calling for safe storage and transport for large quantities of drives, enterprises continue to rely on cardboard boxes with anti-static foam to pack fragile, high-value components. Perm-A-Store’s Turtle hard drive cases provide an alternative.

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by Lyle Smith

Icy Dock FlexCage MB973SP-1B Released

Icy Dock has released the FlexCage MB973SP-1B, a 3-in-2 trayless SATA Backplane Cage for 3.5" SATA hard drives. The MB973SP-1B is designed specifically for use in server environments and allows up to 3 x 3.5" SATA hard drives while only consuming two 5.25" device bays.

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by Mark Kidd

Icy Dock MB982IP-1S-1 2.5" SAS/SATA to 3.5" SAS Converter Review

The MB982IP-1S-1 is part of Icy Dock’s MB982 enterprise series, which is designed for large-scale storage applications. Like the MB982IP-1S, reviewed as part of our Icy Dock SSD/HDD Conversion Kit Roundup, the MB982IP-1S-1 features a SECC steel case for cooling and durability. The MB982IP-1S-1 proves itself a versatile choice for providing a 3.5” SAS interface to use with a variety of standard backplanes and hot swap modules.

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by Lyle Smith

Icy Dock MB982IP-1S-1 2.5-inch SAS SSD/HDD Converter Announced

Icy Dock has announced the new MB982IP-1S-1 2.5" SAS/SATA to 3.5" SAS SSD & HDD Converter to give users a pure 2.5" to 3.5" SAS conversion. The MB982IP-1S-1 is an addition to the MB982 enterprise series emphasizing the industrial-level SAS storage applications with dimensions, connection locations, with its mounting hole positions located to mimic a standard 3.5" SAS drive or SSD.

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