Multi-Media Bay

This Multi-Media Bay is a perfect tool to pack more devices into any Desktop or small footprint computer. Mounted into a standard 5 1/4" drive bay, this Multi-Media Bay allows you to install a standard 3.5" SATA hard drive and a slim optical drive into one single drive bay. The 3.5" hard drive can be added or removed, like tape cartridge, from the Multi-Media bay via the integrated Snap-In drive bay. With the optional Addonics Snap-In 25 drive adapter, any 2.5" SATA hard drive or SSD can also be added or removed from this Multi-Media Bay.

Multi-Media Bay installed into a desktop tower

Illustration of devices which can be installed into the Multi-Media Bay

Easily swap out various types of hard drives and optical media:

  • A 5 1/4 bay system with a slot for slim optical drive and an integrated Snap-In mobile rack
  • Install any slim SATA or ATAPI optical drive and a 3.5" SATA hard drive into a single 5 1/4" drive bay
  • Choice of models with no drive or with optical drives pre-installed
  • Hard drive can be added or removed, like tape cassette, via the integrated Snap-In mobile rack on bottom of the bay
  • Support full SATA 3.0 speed of 6 Gbps
  • Rugged steel construction for rough handling and fast cooling
  • Point to point Serial ATA connection (no cable to connect hard drive to enclosure)
  • Suspension mount to protect against vibration and shock
  • Designed for effective air flow
  • Hot swappable*, hard drive can be removed or add to the system without restarting*
  • Compatible with DOS, all Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris

* Serial ATA hot swap feature works only with controllers that support this feature. You may consider adding one of the Addonics Serial ATA host controllers to your systems to ensure the hot swap capability. Controllers from your system may not support this feature. Please verify with your system or controller manufacturer if you need to have hot swap in your application.

Supported Drive Type

on the top of the bay: slim SATA or ATAPI optical drive

on the bottom of the bay: 3.5" SATA I / II / III hard drive (or 2.5 " SATA I / II / III hard drive with optional Snap-In 25)

Integrated Snap-In mobile rack

Interface: SATA (standard interface)

can be converted to following interface with addition of interface converters

  • IDE (requires additional ADSAIDE converter board)
  • USB 3.0/2.0 (requires additional ADSAU3 converter board)
  • SCSI (requires additional ADSALVD160 converter board)

Power and Drive access LEDs

SATA power connector from PC power supply

Bezel Color: Black
Dimensions: 5.83 (W) x 7.2 (D) x 1.65 (H) in. (148 x 183 x 42 mm.)
Weight: 11oz (312g)
Warranty: One Year


System Requirements

  • PC/AT or Compatible System
  • One available 5 1/4" drive bay
  • 486, Pentium or greater
  • Minimum 32 MB RAM
  • 10 MB minimum free hard disk space
  • One available SATA port


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