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TowerRAID TR5M+B - 5 Bay eSATA RAID 0/1/10/5/JBOD Performance Tower w/ 6G PCIe Card (Black)


The TowerRAID TR5M+B is a compact RAID tower utilizing the latest SATA port multiplier feature, where one single eSATA cable connects to five SATA hard drives. Bundled with a high performance RAID controller card RR622, its RAID 5 performance is capable of reaching over 200MB/s. Online expansion is a feature included in the controller card so that RAID could be expanded without the need to recreate the storage space or erase the existing data. Advanced monitoring functions include real time hard drives health status and e-mail notification for critical events. Designed with easy installation in mind, the TR5M+B is designed with five hot-swappable tray modules so that hard drives could be removed and installed with ease. The included dual-port eSATA 6Gb/s PCIe 2.0 x1 RAID controller card allows the connection of up to two TR5M+B units (up to 10 hard drives) using only two cables, while all drives could be configured into a single or multiple RAID arrays, providing over 200MB/s in performance.

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)
  • Hitachi 4TB (0F14683)



  • Bundled with RR622 dual-port eSATA 6Gb/s PCIe 2.0 x1 RAID controller card for over 200MB/s RAID 5 performance.
  • Dual-port eSATA 6Gb/s PCIe 2.0 x1 RAID controller supports up to 2 units or 10 hard drives in a single or multiple RAID array.
  • Backward compatible with PCIe 1.0.
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 5+ spare, spanning and JBOD.
  • Supports online expansion to expand capacity without the need to recreate the RAID volume and erase the existing data.
  • Built-in real time hard drive health monitoring and e-mail notification for critical events.
  • Supports PC, Linux and MAC OS, including Windows 7 and Snow Leopard.
  • Accesses five hard drives using only one cable.
  • Host interface: eSATA with Port Multiplier.
  • Drive interface: 5 x 3.5" SATA.




    For more details on TowerRAID Plus performance, please visit: TowerRAID vs TowerRAID Plus Performance Comparison.


     Model  TR5M+B
     Form Factor  Compact Tower
     HDD Trays  5 Hot-Swappable 3.5"
     RAID Level  RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 5+spare, Spanning and JBOD
     (via Bundled RR622 RAID Controller Card)
     Maximum Capacity  20TB
     Host Interface & Transfer Rate  eSATA 3Gbps (via Port Multiplier)
     PCIe 2.0 x1 for RR622 RAID Controller
     Drive Interface  5 x 3.5” SATA
     Cooling Fan  4.7" Ball Bearing Fan
     Power Supply  220W (103V-253V)
     Status Indicators  Status and Power LEDs
     Dimension (in)  6.0"W x 8.25"H x 11.0"D
     Weight (lb)  9.3
     Safety Regulations  CE, FCC, UL, RoHS
     Limited Warranty  1 Year
     Package Contents

     TR5M+B (1)
     Hard Drive Trays (5)
     Power Cord (1)
     eSATA Cable (1)
     RR622 Dual-Port eSATA 6Gb/s PCIe 2.0 x1 RAID Controller (1)
     Screws (1 set)
     Quick Installation Manual & CD (1)

    Available Models

    Enterprise RAID Edition Hard Drive
     Model  TR5M+B  TR5M+B5E  TR5M+B10E  TR5M+B15E  TR5M+B20E 
     Hard Drive  No HDD
     1TB RAID
     SATA x5
     2TB RAID
     SATA x5
     3TB RAID
     SATA x5
     4TB RAID
     SATA x5 
     Total Storage  N/A  5TB  10TB  15TB  20TB

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