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Gigagon Data Corporation

Storage Products

Our Creed of the Mobile Rack
"The RH, SI, and SNT series are the world's three most popular manufactured Mobile Rack. RH, SI, and SNT are available from many vendors worldwide. Buying any other type can lead your data storage into extinction with proprietary technology. Users often make the mistake in buying unpopular Mobile Racks, only to find out shortly that they have been discontinued, or their supplier has gone out of business."

Manufacturers' Product Pages
> SNT Product Information
> RH Product Information
> SI Product Information
> Kingston Data Express Product Information

Detailed Measurements and Specifications of Specific Models
> SI-115A
> SI-117A
> SI-130WS
> SK-12A
> SNT-101A
> SNT-105A
> SNT-107AF
> SNT-126
> SNT: Important install tip
> RH-06-IDE
> RH-10-IDE
> RH-
> Aluminum vs. Plastic

> Unsorted Gallery of Removable Drive Frames

Q: What are installation requirements?
A: An entire kit is to be installed in any available 5,25" bay, just like installing another CD-ROM, or an old 5,25" floppy drive! Cooling is important, poor air ventilation will turn your caddy into an oven, trapping the heat from the hard drive. This is specially noted for ATA-33/66/100 drives. You want adequate air flow of fresh air coming outside from the front of the desktop computer, sucked thru the air gap of the frame and caddy, and drawn out thru the rear of the computer. The fan found inside all power supplies should be drawing air from inside the case, out thru the rear of the computer.

Q: How do I know my hard drive isn't overheating?
A: Check your computer after being powered on for 30 minutes. The hard drive is allowed to be very warm, but not hot to the point so you can't touch it. You can remove the top cover of the sled. If this still doesn't solve it, you may need to install a secondary cooling fan to draw air out of the case. Most desktop cases have space to mount extra fans. If in doubt, always purchase the removable drive with the built-in cooling fan. You can also mount harddisk cooling fans on another empty 5.25" bay on top of the mobile rack, to draw cold air to sweep across the top of the harddisk drive in the sled.

Lesson #2: Parts of a Mobile Rack.

Parts of a Mobile Rack
In the picture above, the Frame (F) and Tray (T) combine together to make a kit (A).

Parts that make up a Mobile Rack
Mobile Racks are usually sold as a KIT (A), which is complete with a frame that stays in the computer, and a tray for the harddrive in. The Mobile Rack TRAY (T) is the part that contains the harddrive. Extra caddies are purchased if you want to use many harddrives with one computer, such as a school with many students on one computer. The Mobile Rack FRAME (F) is the part that stays permanently mounted, and installs like a CD-drive put in a 5.25" bay of the computer. It is rare to need more frames than caddies, we can make exceptions to seperate kits to supply frames.

Removable Drive Frames Main Page
Lesson#1: See what a Mobile Rack is used for.
Lesson#2: See the parts of a Mobile Rack.
Lesson#3: See how a harddisk is installed in a Mobile Rack.
Lesson#4: Advanced uses of a Mobile Rack.


> privacy and legal statement
> confidentialité et énoncé juridique