Vantec EZ Swap M2500 Series MRK-M2504T and MRK-M2508T Review

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Introduction

Founded in 1994, and headquartered in Fremont, CA, Vantec is a leading brand of computer accessories that provides a complete line of Storage, Thermal, and Mobile solutions. They have worked to expand their worldwide presence and provide a complete line of products to cover many computing needs. The two products from them that will we will be taking a look at are the EZ Swap M2500 Series’ 4-bay MRK-M2504T and the 8-bay MRK-M2508T mobile racks. The first one is a single height 5.25” bay device that allows you to install four 2.5″ drives. The second is a dual height 5.25” bay device that allows you to install eight 2.5″ drives. Both are HDD hotswap-enabled and are SAS and SATA I/II/III-compatible. They also feature tray designs, with the trays being interchangeable between the entire EZ Swap M2500 line.

Vantec’s take on the EZ Swap M2500 Series

Solid, Versatile, Durable, Function and Quiet is the key features of the Vantec EZ Swap M2500 Series Storage. This design is suited for Rack mount or Desktop/Tower chassis, the Solid Aluminum frame design offers excellent strength and heat dissipation properties, but without the weight. Its sturdy frame also offers the Versatility to add SATA-6Gps or SAS-6Gps HDDs/SSDs. The patent design – Vibrations Reducing Springs dampens vibration to help extend the life of the drives and the quick guide rails for smooth Hot Swapping of drives. The Informative LED allows Clear Indicator of the Drives Status, Fan and Temperature on the Storage. The Quiet fan purges out hot air and keeps all the Drives in a cool state. These methodical designs make this M2500 Series Storage an excellent choice for your use.

Specifications

Specifications (MRK-M2504T)

 

  • Model: MRK-M2504T
  • Device Support: SATA I/II/III or SAS I/II Hard Drives
  • Device Size: 2.5” Hard Drives
  • Internal Interface: SATA / SAS
  • External Interface: SATA / SAS
  • HD Capacity: Up to 2.0TB per bay (total of 8TB)
  • Power Interface: SATA power connection
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Dimension: 180 x 146 x 42 mm 
  • Weight: 1.98 LB
  • OS Support: Microsoft Windows OS, Mac OSX, Linux

Specifications (MRK-M2508T)

  • Model: MRK-M2508T
  • Device Support: SATA I/II/III or SAS I/II Hard Drives
  • Device Size: 2.5” Hard Drives
  • Internal Interface: SATA / SAS
  • External Interface: SATA / SAS
  • HD Capacity: Up to 2.0TB per bay (total of 16TB)
  • Power Interface: SATA power connection
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Dimension: 159 x 146 x 85 mm 
  • Weight: 2.87 LB
  • OS Support: Microsoft Windows OS, Mac OSX, Linux

Let’s take a closer look on the next page. 

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