Unifi Dream Machine Pro
Unboxing: Part 5
This is the HDD caddy meant for Unifi protect. As far as I can tell this is only used for Protect, in other words additional logs cannot be placed on this drive.
This is a really well designed tray. It is tool-less if you want to use a 3.5″ HDD. Insert the HDD on to the tray and it will just snap lock into position. You have the option to secure it with a screw on the bottom but that’s entirely unnecessary as far as I can tell. To remove the HDD simply open the latch on the side.
Here is a close up of the IKEA like instructions on how to fit a 3.5 HDD as well as the smaller 2.5 HDD/SSD.
There is no locking mechanism. Looking at this I just have a feeling it will break over time (plastic is a degrading material after all). Hopefully Ubiquiti will offer spare parts for this.
Here’s the bay for the tray. Be careful when inserting the HDD as there are no guide rails. Do not push in too hard as you might risk breaking something.
This video sums up the flaws of UDM-Pro. It’s really only good for very small businesses, or the home.