• Short frame length is ideal for smaller computers
    • Rugged all-metal construction rated for 50,000 insertions
    • Auto-adjusts fan speed when necessary
The DX175 is a rugged and reliable removable drive for data security, transport, and backup. It is designed shorter 5.25" drive bays, like those found in newer HP workstations.

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Technical Specs

Part Number 6550-6502-0500
Product Name DX175
SATA Bus Speed 6G
Host (I/O) Ports (1) SAS/SATA: Up to 6 Gbps
Drive Types Supported SATA 2.5" drives
SATA 3.5" drives
SATA SSD (solid state drives)
SAS 2.5" drives
SAS 3.5" drives
Host Bay Size 5.25in
Host Bay Type Fits in 5.25-inch standard bay (including bays with depth limitations down to 172mm)
Insertion Rating up to 50,000 carrier insertions
Number of bays 1
Lockable Bays Yes
Number of LEDs 2
Description of LEDs Power, fan failure, drive activity
Fan(s) (1) 40 x 15 mm low-halogen cooling fan
Construction material(s) Rugged metal construction
Dimensions 6.77" x 5.75" x 1.61" (172mm x 146mm x 41mm)
Weight 2.50 lbs. (1.13 kg)
Populated Weight 4.15 lbs. (1.88 kg)
Compliance FCC, UL, CE, RoHS, RCM, TAA
Warranty CDSG provides a 5-year limited warranty for this product.
Technical Support Your investment our product is backed up by our free technical support for the lifetime of the product. If you need to contact us for any reason, visit our website.
Resources and Documents

User Manual for DX175
Oct 8, 2018 - 552.53 KB
Quick Start Guide for DX175
Mar 8, 2019 - 511.25 KB

Product Video

Product Description

The Data Express® DX175 removable drive is perfect for workstations and PCs with peripheral bays that have less rear clearance than typical 5.25-inch bays. While created for smaller computers, the DX175 frame mounts into any 5.25-inch bay.

As with all CRU removables, the DX175 is perfect for data security, data transport, and offsite backup.


  • 50,000 carrier insertion rating
  • Grooved metal drive carrier efficiently dissipates heat
  • Automatic fan adjustment to provide optimal cooling
  • 6 Gbps performance
  • Power, drive activity, and fan failure LEDs
  • 5-year warranty
  • Free lifetime phone tech support




Included Items

  • Screws for installation
  • Set of 3 keys

Products and Accessories

DX175 Complete Assembly
Includes carrier for SATA or SAS drives; up to 6 Gbps
part #: 6550-6502-0500
Ships in: 3-5 Days
DX175 Carrier Only
Accepts SATA or SAS drives
part #: 6551-6509-0500
Ships in: 3-5 Days
DX175 Frame Only
For DX175 carriers; SAS/SATA 6 Gbps host connection
part #: 6552-6502-0500
Ships in: 3-5 Days


Extra Keys, 2036 type
For Data Express and QX receiving frames with standard barrel locks
part #: A98-0000-1093
Ships in: 1-2 Days