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The Storage Tower III features three standard 5 1/4" drive bays and an integrated power supply in a compact stylish chassis. Similar to other Storage Towers in this family, the back panel on the ST III can accommodate a variety of Port Multipliers (PM) and connectors to meet a wide range of applications. The small foot print, silent operation and large storage capability make this Storage Tower III an ideal solution for wide variety of storage applications in small businesses and homes.

When a Disk Array 5SA is installed into the Storage Tower III , as many as five 3.5" SATA hard drives can be added into this compact chassis. The back panel also can be configured with multiple eSATA connectors, a regular Hardware PM or the SATA Multilane connector to create a high performance external storage system or a terabyte storage farm. By integrating with a Port Multiplier, all the drives inside the Storage Tower III can be instantly turned into a RAID set for redundancy backups or high performance applications. Depending on the type of the PM installed, the entire RAID set can be connected to any computer via any eSATA port or USB 3.0/2.0 port.

Anatomy of the Storage Tower III



Storage Tower III with examples of various configuration possibilities



Click on the following link for a list of devices which can be installed in the Storage Tower III

Suggested Storage Tower III LED Configurations

 

Features

  • Great for variety of storage applications - external RAID storage, Video storage, Server storage
  • 3 standard 5 1/4" drive bays
  • Back panels with the following connection choices or a combination:
    • 5x1 eSATA Hardware Port Multiplier-XA Enclosure Version (AD5HPMRXA-E) to connect up to 4 SATA/SATA II/SATA III hard drives to computer via any eSATA port. Can be configured as RAID 1, 0, 10, 5, 3, BIG, or Clone mode. (RAID setting is configured through onboard jumpers or included Windows software)
    • The 4 eSATA Port Bracket for HDD (AD4ESASB) is an adapter used for conversion of SATA devices into eSATA connection. Can be used with the Mini Storage Tower.
    • eSATA Port Multiplier (AD5SARPM-E) to connect up to 5 SATA/SATA II/SATA III hard drives to computer as via 1 eSATA port (require a PM compatible SATA controller). Can be configured as RAID 1, 0, 1+0, RAID 5, JBOD or as individual drive.
    • Multilane bridge (AD4SAML) for the latest SATA Multilane connection to connect up to 4 SATA/SATA II hard drives to system via 1 Infiniband Multilane cable
    • 4 eSATA connectors for connecting up to 4 hard drives to system via 4 individual eSATA cables.
  • Light weight and sturdy metal frame construction
  • Compact size
  • Low noise high CFM ball bearing cooling fan
  • LED indicators for each storage device
  • Individual storage devices can be hot swapped* when installed with removable drive systems.

* For eSATA connection, hot swap feature depends on the controller. All Addonics SATA controllers support the hot swap feature. The Storage Tower III can be powered down and restarted to swap out hard drive without rebooting the system.

ˆIndependent drive configuration is only supported with PM compatible controllers.

 

Model, Price and Package content

For complete (turnkey) Storage Tower III solutions, please view the RAID Tower III page

Model Description and Package Content Click shopping cart to check price and order online
ST3
Storage Tower III base unit
Content: Storage Tower III with 150W 110/240V auto sense power supply, US power cord, 2X 4P power connectors, 2X 4P- dual 15P SATA power ccables (AA4PSAYCBL), user guide.

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ST3HPMRXA

Storage Tower III with HPM-XA - Connects up to 5 hard drive drives to system via one eSATA port.

Content: Storage Tower III integrated with Hardware PM XA (AD5HPMRXA-E), 5 Internal SATA data cables (AASAIDC8I), 2X 4P power connectors, 2X 4P- dual 15P SATA power ccables (AA4PSAYCBL), power cord and user guide.

External interface cables are not included. Please check the optional cables section for the choices.
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ST3RPM

Storage Tower III with 5X1 RPM - Connects up to 5 hard drive drives to system via one eSATA port.

Content: Storage Tower III integrated with 5X1 Rack mounted PM (AD5SARPM-E), 5 Internal SATA data cables (AASAIDC8I), 2X 4P power connectors, 2X 4P- dual 15P SATA power ccables (AA4PSAYCBL), power cord and user guide.

External interface cables are not included. Please check the optional cables section for the choices.
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ST34ML
Storage Tower III with Multilane connector - Connects up to 4 hard drive drives to system via one Multilane cable.

Content: Storage Tower III integrated with Mulitlane connector (AD4SAML), 4 Internal SATA data cables (AASAIDC8I), 2X 4P power connectors, 2X 4P- dual 15P SATA power ccables (AA4PSAYCBL), power cord and user guide.

External interface cables are not included. Please check the optional cables section for the choices.
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ST34ESA
Storage Tower III with 4 eSATA connectors - Connects up to 4 hard drive drives to system via 4 eSATA cables.

Content: Storage Tower III integrated with 4 eSATA connector bridge (AD4ESASB), 4 Internal SATA data cables (AASAIDC8I), 2X 4P power connectors, 2X 4P- dual 15P SATA power ccables (AA4PSAYCBL), power cord and user guide.

External interface cables are not included. Please check the optional cables section for the choices.
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Storage Tower III Build to Order

  Storage Tower III build to order -
For one low flat fee, we can custom build your external storage solutions using various Addonics removable drive systems, optical drives, hard drives, and back panels.

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To boot from USB port or use the device for installing Windows OS, click here for detail



Optional cables and mounting brackets
Model
Description and Package Content
(All external SATA cables are constructed with extra cable shielding to reduce EMI and improved signal integrity over 2 meter distance. Connector shell is constructed with metal clip for tighter connection and durability in external application. )
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AASA2SAP15C click for large image

eSATA2 - SATA converter cable, 15cm
(convert eSATA port to standard standard SATA port)

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AASAEDC3F click for large image
External SATA data cable - 100 cm
(standard female SATA connector on both ends)
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AASA2SA100C click for large image

eSATA - SATA cable, 100 cm
(connect storage device with standard SATA port to controllers with eSATA port)

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AAESATA100C click for large image

eSATA - eSATA cable, 100 cm
(eSATA ports on both ends of cables)

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AAESATA200C click for large image

eSATA - eSATA cable, 200 cm
(eSATA ports on both ends of cables)

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AAIB4C150 click for large image
1Infiniband 4X MultiLane eSATA cable, 150 cm click to check price and order online
ADU3ESA click for large image
USB 3.0 to eSATAp Adapter
The USB 3.0 to eSATAp Adapter is the easiest solution for connecting any eSATA device to the latest USB 3.0 (Superspeed) or the ubiquitous USB 2.0 port.
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Security screws
Storage Tower security screws are a convenient tool to assist in preventing users from gaining access to the components contained within the Storage Tower. These security screws make removing the side panels difficult to accomplish. Click here for more information
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Tooldriver for security screws
The Tooldriver for security screws is a convenient tool to assist in preventing users from gaining access to the components contained within the Storage Tower when used in conjunction with the Security screws. Click here for more information
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Security screws
Storage Tower security screws are a convenient tool to assist in preventing users from gaining access to the components contained within the Storage Tower. These security screws make removing the side panels difficult to accomplish. Click here for more information
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AA4PSAPC click for large image
4P - 15-pin SATA power connector click to check price and order online



Specifications

For power and drive access (Drive Activity LED for model with Port Multiplier Series and JBOD USB back panels only)
Drive Bays 3 standard 5 1/4" drive bays
Connectors on back panel
  • ST3HPM-XA, ST3RPM - 1 eSATA connector
  • ST34ML - 1 MultiLane 4X connector
  • ST34ESA - 4 eSATA connectors

Supported interfaces

  • eSATA
  • USB 3.0 / 2.0 with optional Addonics USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter (model: ADU3ESA)
  • Multilane

Supported Operating Systems

Storage Tower III is OS Independent. Supported Operating Systems depends on type of interface or back panel used:
  • SATA/eSATA - DOS, Windows NT/SP6, 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003, Linux kernel 2.4 and higher, Mac OS
  • Multilane - Windows 98SE, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, XP, 2003 and Linux, Mac OS 10.4.x with G4 or G5
  • USB 3.0 - Windows XP or later release
  • USB 2.0/1.1 - Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003, Linux kernel 2.4 and higher, Solaris 9.0 and higher
LED lights:
  • ST3HPMXA and ST3RPM - Power, PM health, 3 device LEDs
  • All other models - Power and 4 device LEDs

Power Supply:

150W 110/240 auto-sense AC/DC adapter
Cooling fan 1x 80x80mm fan

Weight:

6.29 lb (2.86 kg) (100.7 oz)

Size:

7.48 x 10.63 x 6.5 inch (190 x 270 x 165 mm) (W x D x H)

Operating Humidity:

20% - 80%

Operating Temperature:

5°C - 35°C

Warranty: One Year


System Requirements

  • PC/AT or Compatible System
  • One of the following IO ports: USB 3.0/2.0/1.1, Multilane, eSATA or SATA port.
  • Pentium II 350 MHz or Greater
  • Minimum 64 MB RAM

specification subject to change without notice





 
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