TowerSTOR TS25CT - 5 Bay 2.5" SATA to USB2.0 / eSATA Hardware RAID 5 Enclosure

TowerSTOR TS25CT - 5 Bay 2.5" SATA to USB2.0 / eSATA Hardware RAID 5 Enclosure
TowerSTOR TS25CT - 5 Bay 2.5" SATA to USB2.0 / eSATA Hardware RAID 5 Enclosure
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The TowerSTOR TS25CT is a hardware RAID 5 five 2.5" hard drives bay enclosure that utilizes the widely available USB 2.0, Firewire 800 and performance orientated eSATA to provide over 200MB/s performance. Built-in support for RAID 0, 1, 10, 3, 5 with hot-spare support and JBOD, TS25CT provides hardware RAID redundancy protection against hard drive failure. A new RAID mode, CLONE mode or N-Way Mirror is also introduced to support same copy of the data in all of the hard drives installed. Since RAID engine is embedded in the enclosure, RAID algorithm calculation is offload to the storage unit instead of the host computer to provide optimum performance. Hardware RAID enclosure also prevents OS compatibility issues as it does not require software driver software Firewire 800, USB 2.0 and eSATA provide versatible host interface combinations for both PC and MAC. TS25CT is the ultimate RAID 5 storage for all of your storage need.

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 (ST9500620NS)
  • Seagate 1TB (ST91000640NS)
  • Hardware RAID, supporting RAID 0, 1, 10, 3, 5, JBOD, Clone and hot spare disk.
  • Over 200MB/s read and 170MB/s write performance.
  • Firewire 800, eSATA and USB 2.0 interface.
  • True hardware RAID design within the enclosure, no driver and no additional RAID controller needed.
  • New Clone mode (N-way Mirror) all the hard drives connected will be mirrored. Clone mode is especially useful when users would like to copy data form a hard drive to several hard drives simultaneously.
  • Supports SATA I (1.5Gb/s) and SATA II (3Gb/s) hard drives.
  • 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.
  • Includes five hot-swappable hard drive trays for easy hard disk replacement.
  • Compact, stylish 5 bay tower design with protective ventilating front cover.
 Model  TS25CT
 Form Factor  Compact Tower
 HDD Trays  5 Hot-Swappable 2.5"
 RAID Level  0, 1, 10, 3, 5, Clone (N-way Mirror) with Hot Spare, and JBOD
 Maximum Capacity  5TB
 Auto Rebuilding  Yes
 Hot-Spare  Yes
 Host Interface & Transfer Rate  1394b (Firewire 800, USB 2.0, eSATA
 Drive Interface  5 x 2.5 SATA
 Cooling Fan  3" x 1
 Power Supply  60W External Powr Adapter
 Status Indicators  Status and Power LEDs
 Dimension (in)  6"W x 4.5"H x 7.5"D
 Weight (lb)  5.0
 Safety Regulations  CE, FCC, UL, RoHS
 Limited Warranty  1 Year
 Model  TS25CT  TS25CT25  TS25CT5T
 Hard Drive  No HDD
 Edition x5
 Edition x5
 Total Storage Size  N/A  2.5TB  5TB

Note: All hard drive bundles are pre-installed and tested before shipment.