Standard Trays are simple and
low key. Personally I like these trays without bells and whistles. Each tray has built in drive
power and drive activity lights, so
you know which drives are working and which aren't. Drive tray fully surrounds drive when out of the Burly.
Trayless Bays - Use no drive trays at all. Slip your bare drive in and close the door. Simple system that works. Be aware, you are handling a bare drive when out of the bay. Antistatic drive boxes are recommended when drives are stored.
LCD Display Trays for those who need some direct monitoring of drive
status. The display is pictured at
right. It displays drive activity, drive temperature and fan operation for each
drive. Also has audible overtemp and fan failure alarms.
Hotswap trays protect your drives when out of the Burly by completely surrounding them in an aluminum box. You can label them, carry them with you, or stack them on a shelf.
Standard and LCD Drive Trays
Open Trayless Bay
|Stackable Storage Boxes
Note: LCD trays will not work in standard bays. The reverse does work, standard trays work perfectly in LCD bays. So if you have an LCD equipped enclosure you can purchase additional LCD or standard trays. If you have a standard tray equipped enclosure you can only use standard trays.
Installed Hard Drives from Seagate or Hitachi. You
can get your Burly with or without hard drive installed. These are top of the
line retail drives with a 3 year warranty.
We will have our technicians install and test
any hard drive, either by selecting an enclosure with a hard drive here or by
selecting any SATA hard drive from MacGurus
SATA Hard Drive page.
Seagate models are SATAII 7200.11 (1.5 TB) and 7200.12 (500 GB and 1 TB). These drives are the best performance
and reliability for their size.
Hitachi 2TB is a SATAII Deskstar. In our experience this drive far exceeds the reliability
of other drive manufacturer's 2 TB drives.
The new Hitachi 3 TB drive is a SATAIII drive that is incredible in performance, over 150 MB/sec
for individual drives, with the HUGE capacity of 3 TB. Being a SATAIII drive it will meet new demands further into the future.
A word about OEM versus Retail Drives -
MacGurus' strongly recommends that our customers avoid purchasing drives
marketed as OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) hard drives. We suggest
that you only purchase and use Retail drives. Retail
drives carry the retail manufacturer's warranty, 3 to 5 years, with all
the contractual support that the warranty provides. OEM drives were
originally manufactured under contract for one of the many major manufacturers
of computers and or servers. OEM drives often do not carry a warranty from
manufacturer nor from
Instead they are sold
to resellers 'as is' and any warranty is provided by the reseller. Worse
yet, these drives may have custom firmware as specified by the OEM. We frequently
see customers with OEM market drives have compatibility problems in desktop
usage. There is just no way to know what you are getting when you purchase
OEM drives and warranty coverage is hit or miss depending on the source.
The total randomness in behavior makes it very difficult to diagnose and
maintain your storage array. Data transfer problems, mounting failures and
total drive failures are common
drives are used. MacGurus ONLY sells Retail drives.