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I use in my Server a trayless hard disk rack, something like this:

I wonder if there is trayless external hard drive enclosure available? I searched but nothing turned up so far.

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I guess I searched with the wrong keywords, thanks for the product links to all of you, exactly those I was looking for. – Mauli Jun 5 '09 at 18:28
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I'm not aware of any that the drive goes inside like you're showing, but I have one of these and realy like it:

The drive just slots in "naked".

Actually, it looks like the company that makes the tray you described also has "docks", too:

They've got some sweet looking multi-disk external enclosures there, as well as "docks" like the StarTech that I have.

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I have one very similar to this and I love it. Mine taks 2.5" or 3.5" SATA's, its great for swapping drives in and out, especially if you need to do any data recovery work. – tj111 Jun 5 '09 at 17:35
I have the Thermaltake BlacX version and it works very well. – Rob Allen Jun 5 '09 at 18:28

The Drobo is just such a device, though it also provides a RAID controller.

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You could do a visual search on Google Images, like this one:

Perhaps you are lucky and can spot a model which is the right one for you.

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There are several companies that manufacture hard drive cradles that you just plug a drive into directly. The ones I have seen are single-drive only, so may not be exactly what you're looking for.

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I have a Thermaltake BlacX eSata. I use it for backups.

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Depending on what interfaces you are looking to connect with, NewerTech has the Voyager line of External 2.5" & 3.5" Hard Drive Dock Solutions. They have a range of interfaces from Firewire800/400, USB 2.0 and eSATA for connections to multiple types of machines. Click the link below to review NewerTech Voyager's options.

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