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TowerRAID TR8M - 8 Bay SATA to eSATA (Port Multiplier) JBOD / RAID 0, 1, 1+0, 5 Enclosure (Silver)


The TowerRAID TR8M is an 8-bay storage enclosures for high capacity storage needs. With built-in ventilating protective screen front panel, both units utilize cable-less backplane-design to support up to eight hard drives. Hard drives are installed on easy access hard drive trays for simple insertion and removal. Hard drive cooling is provided by a large 4.7” cooling fan located on the back of the units. The TR8M is a compact RAID tower uses only two cables to connected eight SATA drives utilizing the latest SATA II port multiplier technology. Using the bundled two ports eSATA PCIe adapter, the user could easily access eight hard drives via JBOD mode, or two different sets of RAID 0, 1, 1+0 and 5 with spare. Units are available in black (TR8M-B) and silver (TR8M) finish.


  • Eight 3.5-inch SATA hard disk drives to two eSATA Port Multiplier interfaces.
  • Accesses eight hard drives using only two cables.
  • Supports JBOD, Spanning, RAID 0, 1, 1+0, 5 with spare in two volume sets via software utilities.
  • Cable-less backplane design support hot-swappable SATA I and SATA II.
  • Bundled with 2-port eSATA PCIe 1x Host Bus Adapter.
  • Supports Plug & Play for easy installation.
  • Compact enclosure with dust-free cover.
  • 300 watts power supply (90V to 264V). 
  • Support PC, Mac, and Linux. (Please note that the host adapter card is based on Silicon Image chipset, which currently only support up to MAC OS 10.5.1 by Silicon Image.)





 Model  TR8M
 Form Factor  Compact Tower
 HDD Trays  8 Hot-Swappable 3.5"
 RAID Level  RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 5+spare, spanning and JBOD
 (RAID volume limited to 5 hard drive per set,
 setup using bundled utilities)
 Maximum Capacity  16TB
 Host Interface & Transfer Rate  eSATA 3Gbps (via Port Multiplier)
 Drive Interface  8 x 3.5” SATA I/ SATA II
 Cooling Fan  4.7" Ball Bearing Fan
 Power Supply  250W (90V-264V)
 Control Interface  N/A
 Status Indicators  Status and Power LEDs
 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 Years
 Package Contents

 TR8M (1)
 Hard Drive Trays (8)
 Power Cord (1)
 eSATA Cable (2)
 2-Port eSATA PCIe Adapter Card (1)
 Screws (1 set)
 Quick Installation Manual & CD (1)

Available Models

Enterprise RAID Edition Hard Drive
 Model  TR8M  TR8M8E  TR8M16E  TR8M24E  TR8M32E 
 Hard Drive  No HDD
 SATA II * 8
 SATA II * 8
 SATA II * 8
 SATA II * 8 
 Storage Size
 N/A  8TB  16TB  24TB 32TB 




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