iStarUSA 4 x 2.5″ SATA Hot-Swap Drive Bay Cage Review


Whether you have a full blown server farm or nothing more than an at-home backup solution, you’ve probably at least considered using hot swap storage. Whatever you choose, the solution needs to be reliable, easy to use, and affordable. These qualities can make all the difference when considering your options.



Today we will be taking a look at the BPU-124DE-SS Railway Series Backplane 4 x 2.5″ Hot-Swap Cage from iStarUSA Group, one of the many hot-swap cages that they offer. We’ll take a look at the build quality, ease of use, reliability, and more to see how it stacks up. In addition to the model I’ll be reviewing today, iStarUSA Group offers an exstensive line of storage solutions.




I would like to take the opportunity to thank iStarUSA Group for providing the review sample. Here’s a snippet of what they have to say about themselves on their website:


iStarUSA Group has over 20 years of experience in the industrial computers industry. We specialize in OEM/ODM projects and manufacture of industrial power supply, rackmount chassis, enclosed cabinets and racks, data storage, and custom power solutions.

Our intrinsic value is driven by one steadfast belief: “To always provide our customers with the best products and superior customer service.”

This credo has made iStarUSA Group a major contender in the IPC power supply industry.

We cover a multitude of vertical markets. Our products are widely used in industrial computing, servers, multimedia production, DVR/Surveillance, and telecommunication industries. In the past eighteen years, iStarUSA Group has provided unsurpassed OEM/ODM products and services with exceptional design flexibility, rapid prototyping, and cost-effective solutions. The ISO 9001 certification ensures our product quality and customer commitment.

iStarUSA Group bases its strength on our experience, technology, and strong partnerships. For many years, we have worked closely with major computer component manufacturers and system integrators to ensure our products are highly compatible and extremely stable. We continuously adopt new industrial standards to improve our designs. Our ability to customize products according to customers’ specifications has won us a prominent and solid industry reputation.

Our experienced design team and project engineers complete OEM projects within deadline and product specs. Being on the cutting edge of technology is a key to the success of iStarUSA Group and that of our customers. We believe an innovative technology leader must be able to incorporate the latest advances into all products to ensure customer satisfaction.

In early 2008, iStarUSA Group expanded its warehouse capacity at the convenient location in the City of Industry, California This expansion has allowed us to better serve our customers.



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