Sharka 6 Port Baybus Review

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Installation

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I will be using my Cooler Master ATC-101-SX2 case case to install this baybus to. Installation of this baybus is really easy because of how it is designed and what is provided for you. The first thing you will need to do is take the template and stick it onto the face plate that you want to use. After you have the template applied you will need a 1/4″ drill bit and drill out all 12 holes. Just some advice on metal face plates I would suggest wrapping it in a paper towel or something else soft because they are sharp and can cut you. While drilling the faceplate spun when the drill bit got stuck and cut me open pretty good which wasn’t fun.

Before you put the baybus into the drilled bay you will need to remove the top nut and move the bottom one up so that it is about 2mm from the base of the switch. After you have the bottom nut aligned correctly pop the baybus into the drive bay that that you drilled out. Take the remaining 6 nuts and tighten then down onto the switches so tht the baybus is secure to the face plate. When you have the baybus secured to the face plate take the 6 LED clips and pop them over the LEDs so that they are flush with the face plate.

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Now that you have your baybus installed to the faceplate all you need to do is put it back into your case, attach all of your fans to it and plug a Molex into it to give it power. I fired up my computer and this thing is amazing! I have used the old PCMods 4 port blue/green LED baybus and this one just totally destroys it. The baybus can handle 8W per channel pre-production units tested stable and safe at 14W on each channel at once, for a total power consumption of 84W across the baybus. I was able to run fans on every channel while switching from on to off and 7v without any problems.


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Conclusion

Having used the old PCMods 4 port red/green LED baybus I can say that this Dual Voltage 6 Port Baybus w/ Blue/Red LEDs owns it. There are so many things about this product that I really like, it has 6 ports, the LEDs are blue and red rather than other boring colors. The PCB layout is really good making installation and use really easy. All the necessary parts are included with this package including instructions.

I really like this product because not only does it look cool but it works really well too. The biggest benefit to using this product is that it only takes one Molex to power 6 fans and that you have the ability to make the fans run at 7v making them a lot quieter than they really are. If you are looking for a really easy way to make your computer quieter than it is or gain some more Molex connectors this is the product for you.

This baybus is currently $34.95 whicis is a good price considering what this thing can do and how awesome it looks Overall I am going to give this product a 10/10 and award it the OCmodshop Seal of Approval

Pros

  • 6 ports
  • Dual blue and red LEDs
  • Great PCB layout
  • Instructions included
  • Easy to install
  • Pots to adjust the lower voltage from 7-9v
  • Looks awesome

Cons

  • None
Brandon Turnbull is a technology enthusiast living in southern California. He has written numerous articles and tutorials about PC overclocking and modification.