TowerRAID TR8UT+ - 8 Bay USB 3.0 / eSATA Hardware RAID 50 Tower w/ 6G PCIe 2.0 HBA (Silver)

TowerRAID TR8UT+ - 8 Bay USB 3.0 / eSATA Hardware RAID 50 Tower w/ 6G PCIe 2.0 HBA (Silver)
TowerRAID TR8UT+ - 8 Bay USB 3.0 / eSATA Hardware RAID 50 Tower w/ 6G PCIe 2.0 HBA (Silver)
Item# ST-SAN-TR8UTplus
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The TowerRAID TR8UT+ is a 8-bay hardware RAID 00/30/50 storage tower that utilizes high performance USB 3.0 and eSATA interfaces to provide over 200MB/s in performance. The included USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with widely available USB 2.0 ports, which is a convenient feature when both USB 3.0 and eSATA connections are unavailable. With built-in RAID 00, 30, 50 and JBOD, the TR8UT+ provides hardware RAID redundancy protection against hard drive failures. The RAID engine is embedded within the enclosure and performs all RAID parity calculation to reduce CPU utilization from the host PC. RAID controller cards are unnecessary.

To satisfy the need for performance demanding applications, the unit is bundled with a 2-port PCIe 2.0 x1 eSATA controller card with SATA 6.0 Gbps (6G) support (RR622 controller card). PCIe 2.0 is capable of providing twice the bandwidth of PCIe 1.0, allowing over 200MB/s in performance. The unit is also backward compatible with PCIe 1.0 slots to provide eSATA connectivity for computers that do not have built-in eSATA ports. Designed with easy installation in mind, the TR8UT+ allows effortless installation by simply inserting the hard drive tray (with the hard drives installed) after opening the attractive ventilating door. The TR8UT+ is the ultimate RAID storage for all storage needs.

Note: Sans Digital recommends the use of enterprise hard drives when in use with any RAID controller applications. Standard desktop or green desktop drive may not be supported and may compromise RAID system stability and performance. For more information on the difference between RAID and desktop hard drives, please see the Western Digital knowledge base. For a list of compatible RAID Edition SATA hard drives, please refer to the list below:

  • Seagate 500GB (ST3500514NS) 
  • Seagate 750GB (ST3750330NS) 
  • Seagate 1TB (ST31000524NS) 
  • Seagate 2TB (ST32000644NS)
  • Western Digital 500GB (WD5002ABYS)  
  • Western Digital 1TB (WD1002FBYS) 
  • Western Digital 2TB (WD2003FYYS)
  • Hitachi 500GB (0F11000)
  • Hitachi 1TB (0A39289) 
  • Hitachi 2TB (0F10452)
  • Hitachi 3TB (0F12456)
  • Hardware RAID, supporting RAID 00, 30, 50, JBOD.
  • Over 200MB/s read and 170MB/s write performance.
  • eSATA and USB 3.0 interface.
  • Backward compatible with USB 2.0.
  • Bundled SATA 6.0Gbps PCIe 2.0 x1 controller card, support PCIe 2.0 with over 200MB/s performance.
  • Backwards compatible with PCIe 1.0 slot is supported.
  • True hardware RAID design within the enclosure, no driver and no additional RAID controller needed.
  • Supports SATA hard drives.
  • 8 x Hot Swappable Hard Drive Trays
  • Over 2TB per volume via eSATA and USB on OS that support 2TB and above.
  • Automatic insertion / removal detection and rebuild.
  • Hardware RAID with standard Interface. No extra drivers required.
  • Compact, stylish 8 bay tower design with protective ventitating cover.




 Model  TR8UT+
 Form Factor  Compact Tower
 HDD Slots  8 Hot-Swappable 3.5"
 RAID Level  00, 30, 50 and JBOD
 Maximum Capacity  24TB 
 Auto Rebuilding  Yes
 Host Interface & Transfer Rate  USB 3.0 (backward compatible with USB 2.0) and eSATA
 Drive Interface  8 x 3.5” SATA
 Cooling Fan  4.7" Ball Bearing Fan
 Power Supply  250W (90V - 264V Switchable)
 Control Interface  RAID Switch
 Status Indicators  Activity with Fail LED, Power LED 
 Dimension (in)  5.9"W x 13.4"H x 13.4"D
 Weight (lb)  13
 Safety Regulations  CE, FCC, UL, RoHS
 Limited Warranty  1 Year
 Package Contents

 TR8UT+ (1)
 Power Cord (1)
 eSATA Cable (1)
 USB 3.0 Cable (1)
 PCIe 2.0 x1 2-Port eSATA 6Gbps Controller Card (1)
 Screws (1 set)
 Quick Installation Manual & CD (1)

 Model  TR8UT+  TR8UT+8T  TR8UT+16T  TR8UT+24T
 Hard Drive  No HDD
 SATA II * 8
 SATA II * 8
 SATA II * 8
 Total Storage Size  N/A  8TB  16TB  24TB

Note: Please allow up to 3 days for hard drive installation and testing.

Note: All hard drive bundles are pre-installed and tested before shipment. Hard drives are then packaged individually to avoid damage during shipping.