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:
- 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.
- Hardware RAID, supporting RAID 0, 1, 10, 3, 5, Clone and hot spare disk.