Product information: Lian Li EX-33A1-P Tri 3.5" HDD Rack with Built-In Power-Switch - SilverThis drive bays upgradable EX-33 is offered in many versions. They all share the basic structure of a holding fixture for three 3.5-inch drives and need space of three 5.25-inch slots. This is the classic version with integrated fan and a silver bezel.
In addition, the P version has a special feature. Thus, the three separate drives can be switched on and switched off. For this purpose, three switches on the right side of the front panel are installed, along with the LEDs indicate the activated state.
As usual, three 3.5-inch drives are inserted on the back. For this it is only necessary to screw the supplied thumbscrews in the HDDs. There is a rubber ring that ensures that the drives do not have direct contact with the rack in order to avoid transmission of vibration.
The rack is installed in the 5.25-inch bay of the case and it occupies three slots. The trim panel can be flush with the front panel. Although the cover design from Lian Li is adapted, the rack can be installed in practically any case, subject to having the 5.25" bays free.
To cool the hard drives a 120-mm fan was installed. This can be connected via 3-pin or 4-pin Molex and works at 1,000 RPM and is very quiet. A dust filter is installed in front of the fan to reduce any dust inside your PC.
The SATA power connectors of the three installable HDDs are connected by enclosed adapter with a small board, which is located behind the power switches. To turn the board to power, may optionally include a 4-pin Molex or a SATA adapter connected with the enclosed power with the AC adapter.
- Dimensions: 149 x 129 x 193 mm (WxHxD)
- Material: Aluminum
- Space Required: 3 x 5.25 inches
- Drive Compatibility: 3x 3.5 inch SATA 1/2/3 (tool-less)
- 3x HDD power button / LED
- Power supply: 3x SATA power (female) to 3-pin / 1x 4-pin Molex to SATA power (M)