Romtec Trios RX910T6
Select between three IDE hard drives with push-in button interface. Before you turn on the computer, you press the button of the hard drive you wish to use. This "pops" out the button for the other hard drive previously selected. If you have kids its possible they could press all three buttons and get them stuck down, although I never tested that. I did test it with two buttons depressed and it allowed you to do that, but pressing the third button popped them both out. However, only one HDD can be selected. The Trios has a built in system protection switch that won’t let you switch drives while the computer is running. There is a green LED to the left of the button that is depressed, so that you can tell from a distance what drive is being used. Only put one hard drive per IDE cable coming off the Trios.
The old Romtec website states:
“TRIOS is compatible with any IDE hard drive and all system processors above Pentium I. There is no limit to capacity, size, speed or manufacturer as long as the BIOS supports the drives. TRIOS supports the following speeds: (ATA/33, ATA/66, ATA/100).”
Pros: Easy selection between three hard drives.
Cons: Each hard drive gets power and very warm. You have to have an IDE cable for each drive; thus, you end up with four IDE cables hooked into the Trios (even if you use rounded IDE cables, it still takes up a lot of space and is a mess). It takes up a 5 ½ " bay.
(HDD) Hard Disk Drive Selectors
- NickLock – (HDD) Hard Disk Drive Selectors Part 1
- Romtec Trios – (HDD) Hard Disk Drive Selectors Part 2
- Romtec Trios II – (HDD) Hard Disk Drive Selectors Part 3
- Combox – (HDD) Hard Disk Drive Selectors Part 4
- Alternatives and Summary – (HDD) Hard Disk Drive Selectors Part 5
- SATA Switches – (HDD) Hard Disk Drive Selectors Part 6