Hot Swap Hard Drive Tray

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Hard Drive BayHi,

 I have CHENBRO 2U  Rackmount Server Box with six hot-swap 3.5" 600GB SAS hard drives (as seen in the picture).
 Whenever there is a hard drive failure in the past, I have been taking out a bad hard drive tray out of the server, unscrew hard drive from the tray, put a new hard drive into the tray, put the screws on the hard drive tray and pop the tray back into the hot-swap bay on the server.
 Now I just like to have a hard drive in tray ready to go so that I can cut down the time it takes to put the new hard drive in to the server.

 Having said that, here is the product specs:

  Can I buy a generic 3.5" hot-swap try or have to purchase CHENBRO made hot-swap try?
  As seen in actual picture of the server, there is a light in front of each hard drive tray.  

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Unfortunately, there is no "Generic" hot-swap tray. In the case of more common servers the trays are easy enough to come by, either by themselves, or included with a crappy old drive. You could go onto Ebay and find lots for HP, Dell or IBM servers.

Intel produced a few server cases, designed to match with their own server motherboards and CPUs.  I suspect that this server may be using one, if you can identify the chassis model, you can probably locate some Intel trays.


Yes it is INTEL server. In original invoice, I see:
INTEL XEON X3470 2.93GHZ 8MS1156 HT TURBO BX80605X3470

I will just shutdown the server one day and pull the tray out and try to locate the part number hopefully.
Those items are the CPU and motherboard. "Whitebox" PC retailors tended to use Intel cases with Intel server motherboards, so it is likely to be one of those.
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I would always try to get a proper case first, before trying generics.

Having said that, I must comment on the amount of dirt and dust you have being sucked into this server.  That dirt and dust can certainly contribute to higher temperatures inside and faster failure rates.
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HD Tray on Ebay@PowerEdgeTech
Thanks for the link. I looked up the part number "SK33502-10A" in Ebay and found a bunch of them (New and Used)
 for under $10 including S/H. Is there a reason to buy a new one?
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