Another monoprice win. These are amazing considering most other options will either cost at least twice as much, or be all-plastic garbage. I was not expecting an all-metal enclosure and metal vented door face at this price point. Three included SATA cables are also a big plus. The high/low fan switch and the ability to switch off the LED's is another thing I didn't expect for this price point.
The key is a non-standard triangle shape, and is really small. It doesn't feel very good when you lock or unlock it but it seems to work fine. I would have preferred the standard type of key that most other hot swap trays use, but that's just me, not necessarily a con.
I'd have given it a 10 if the door latches had at least metal pins. The latch handle itself as well as the pin that holds the door closed appear to be plastic, and there's a LOT of force on the door when it is closed. This is good for dampening vibration, but I worry about the longevity of that tiny pin. Then again who opens the door more than a couple times a month tops, so I'm sure it will be fine.
PROS: Sturdy metal construction. Switchable fan speed. LED on/off switch! Includes 3 SATA cables and all screws needed for install. Installation was dead simple.
So instead of having mounting brackets for my hard drives that were in the 5.25" bays, I wanted a better looking option. I bought two of these and they fit great. They have fans in the back and they aren't noticeable to me at all. The L shaped SATA cables I was using didn't fit so I had to use the ones that came with the product which messed up my color scheme that I had going on. I would have love to see some vibration dampeners for the hard drives but it's a pretty snug fit already so I can't really expect that.
PROS: Quiet. Only requires 2 power rails. Gives extra space for another hard drive over using mounting brackets.
CONS: L shape SATA plugs won't fit, but it comes with their own SATA cables that are red. I only like to use black ones.