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The Storage Tower is another innovative storage enclosure solution from Addonics that offers tremendous customization flexibility to fit practically any storage application that you can ever imagine. Comes with 4 standard 5 1/4" drive bays, a strong power supply and in a compact footprint, the Storage Tower can accommodate up to 4 full height optical drives or 6  3.5" hard drives; or a combination of these devices in various mixes. With choice of back panels featuring eSATA, SATA Multilane, USB, USIB or a mix of these connectors, various IDE, ATAPI or SATA devices installed into the Storage Tower. The drives inside the Storage Tower can be individually interfaced to computers via USB 2.0, Firewire, eSATA connection or can be combined via a Port Multiplier (PM) to form a large capacity, high performance external RAID system with redundancy to protect against data loss due to drive failure.

Example of back panels with different interface connection
(Please see model and pricing section below for all the choice of back panels)

Using the back panel with eSATA or the latest SATA Multilane connectors, you can build yourself a high performance (up to 3 Gbits/sec using SATA II) external storage system or a terabyte storage farm, and connect it up to 6 feet away from the computer system! Any SATA devices inside the Storage Tower can be easily converted into eSATA (the latest external SATA standard). Each drive can be connected directly to a eSATA host controller for maximum throughput in any system. For better cable management, multiple SATA devices inside the Storage Tower can be connected to system via one cable by installing a Port Multiplier (PM) or a SATA Multilane bridge.

The Storage Tower with a built-in Hardware Port Multiplier (HPM) is an ideal external RAID storage solution for sharing by different computers. Once the HPM is configured, the entire RAID set can be attached to any eSATA port or USB port of any system. Click here for a Port Multiplier Tutorial.

With Addonics USIB interface on the back panel, any IDE or SATA device in the Storage Tower can be converted into USB 2.0 or Firewire connection by attaching the Addonics optional USIB interface cables.

illustration of 3.5" hard drive installation


When combines with various Addonics Mobile Racks, the Disk Array 4SA, Disk Array 3SA , 2.5" to 3.5" IDE converter and the optional drive mounting brackets, the configuration possibilities for the Storage Tower become almost endless. enlarge image for more detail click for detail click for more detail enlarge image for more detail click for more detail click for detail click for more detail enlarge image for more detail click for detail For the security conscious, Diamond Cipher Drive Cartridge System or Saturn Cipher Cipher Mobile Rack can be added to provide bullet proof hardware security to protect the data.

Examples of various storage devices that can be installed into the Storage Tower
Click here for a complete List of Storage Devices that can be Installed into the Storage Tower


A list of devices which can be installed in the Storage Tower

To ensure efficient cooling of all the storage devices inside the enclosure, the Storage Tower includes two high CFM cooling fans and well ventilated side panels. Both side panels can also be easily slide open to provide easy access for storage device installation and cable connection.


Note: drive mounting brackets and connecting cables outside the Storage Tower as shown in the above pictures are for illustration purpose and are available as options.


Features

  • Great for variety of storage applications - external RAID storage, Video storage, Server storage
  • 4 standard 5 1/4" drive bays
  • Available in silver and black
  • Accommodate up to maximum 4 standard ATAPI optical devices or 4 3.5" hard drives, 5  3.5" hard drives (requires the Disk Array 4SA and 1 mobile rack) or 6 3.5" hard drives (requires additional 2 Disk Array 3SA)
  • 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)
    • 4x1 eSATA/USB Hardware Port Multiplier (AD4SR5HPMU-E) to connect up to 4 SATA/SATA II/SATA III hard drives to computer via any eSATA or USB port. Can be configured as RAID 1, 0, 10, 5, 5+S, BIG2 or BIG4. (RAID setting is configured through an onboard rotary switch, no software is needed)
    • 5x1 eSATA Hardware Port Multiplier (AD5SAHPM-EA) to connect up to 5 SATA/SATA II/SATA III hard drives to computer via any eSATA port or with USB 2.0 port (requires optional eSATA to USB 2.0 adapter, AAU2ESA). Can be configured as RAID 1, 0, 1+0, JBOD or as individual drives**. (requires a PM compatible SATA controller for the initial RAID configuration)
    • 5X1 eSATA Port Multiplier (AD5SARPM-E) to connect up to 4 SATA/SATA II/SATA III hard drives to computer as via 1 eSATA port (requires a PM compatible SATA controller). Can be configured as RAID 1, 0, 1+0, RAID 5, JBOD or as individual drives.
    • 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
    • JBOD USB (AD4IDEU2) to connect up to 4 IDE hard drives as JBOD (1 large combined drive or 2 large combined drives), or 4 individual drives to computer via 1 USB 2.0/1.1 port
    • eSATA, USB 2.0 or Firewire interface
  • Stylish clear acrylic exterior
  • Light weight and sturdy aluminum construction
  • Compact size
  • Ventilated side panels for efficient air flow
  • Dual ball bearing high CFM low noise cooling fans
  • 220W 110/220 power supply
  • Individual drive can be hot swapped* when SATA Mobile Racks or Disk Array are installed into the drive bay

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

**Independent drive configuration is only supported with controllers with Silicon Image SIL3124 or SIL3132 chip set or via USB port.

IDE and SATA hard drive can be mixed in the Mini Storage Tower. IDE hard drives can be changed to SATA interface with the addition of IDE - SATA converter. SATA hard drives can be changed to IDE interface with the addition of SATA - IDE converter.


Following are models of Storage Tower integrated with various Port Multipiers, bridge boards and other bundled components.
Hard drives and external connecting cables are not included. Optional drive mounting brackets may be required depending on the configuration. Please check for choice of optional cables and mounting bracket section

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

Model Description and Package Content Click shopping cart to check price and order online
Silver Storage Tower
ST45HPMXA
NEW
Storage Tower (silver color) with one 5-port eSATA HPM-XA Enclosure Version (AD5HPMRXA-E) installed
Connects up to 4 drives to system via an eSATA port of any SATA controller port. Supported RAID Types

Includes power cord, 4 4P-15 pins SATA power connectors (AA4PSAPC), 5 SATA data cables (AASAIDC18I) and user guide.

Additional 2 eSATA and 1 USIB ports can be added to the back panel.
(Discontinued)
ST4SR5HPM
Storage Tower (silver color) with one 4X1 eSATA/USB HPM (AD4SR5HPMU-E) installed
Connects up to 4 drives to system via an eSATA port of any SATA controller or USB 2.0 port. Supported RAID Types

Includes power cord, 4 4P-15 pins SATA power connectors (AA4PSAPC), 5 SATA data cables (AASAIDC18I) and user guide.

Additional 2 eSATA and 1 USIB ports can be added to the back panel.
(Discontinued)
ST5HPMES
Storage Tower (silver) with one 5X1 eSATA HPM (AD5SAHPM-EA) installed - Connects up to 5 drives to system via an eSATA port of any SATA controller. Can also connect to USB 2.0 port with optional eSATA-USB 2.0 adapter (AAU2ESA). Supported RAID Types

Includes power cord, 4 4P-15 pins SATA power connectors (AA4PSAPC), 5 SATA data cables (AASAIDC18I) and user guide.

Additional 2 eSATA and 1 USIB ports can be added to the back panel.
(Discontinued)
ST5X1PM
Storage Tower (silver) with one 5X1 Port Multiplier (AD5SARPM-E) installed - Connects up to 5 drives to system via an eSATA port of a PM compatible SATA controller. Supported RAID Types

Includes power cord, 4 4P-15 pins SATA power connectors (AA4PSAPC), 5 SATA data cables (AASAIDC18I) and user guide.

Additional 2 eSATA and 1 USIB ports can be added to the back panel.
(Discontinued)
ST4IDEU2
Storage Tower (silver) with JBOD USB 2.0 adapter (AD4IDEU2) installed
Connects up to 4 hard drives to system via 1 USB 2.0 /1.1 cable. Supported RAID Types

Includes power cord, 2 12" UDMA IDE cable (AA2IDE80-12), and user guide.

Additional 2 eSATA and 1 USIB ports can be added to the back panel.
(Discontinued)
ST4SAML
Storage Tower (silver) with 4X SATA Multilane connector installed
Connects upto to 4 drives to system via 1 Infiniband Multilane 4X cable. Supported RAID Types

Includes power cord, 4 4P-15 pins SATA power connectors (AA4PSAPC), and user guide.

Additional 2 eSATA and 1 USIB ports can be added to the back panel.
(Discontinued)
ST4SAUS
Storage Tower (silver) integrated with 4 SATA-USIB bridge PCBs (AASAUSPCB)
Connects up to 4 SATA hard drives or optical drives to system via 4 USIB ports that can connect to computer via USB, Firewire or eSATA port using optional Addonics USIB interface cables

Includes power cord, 4 internal SATA 8" cables, user guide
(Discontinued)
ST4US
Storage Tower (silver) integarted with 4 IDE - USIB bridge PCBs (AAIDEUSPCB)
Connects up to 4 SATA hard drives or optical drives to system via 4 USIB ports that can connect to computer via USB, Firewire or eSATA port using optional Addonics USIB interface cables

Includes power cord, 4 IDE 80-pin 8" ribbon cable, user guide
(Discontinued)
ST6ESA 
Storage Tower (silver) with 6 eSATA ports
Connects up to 6 hard drives to system via 6 individual eSATA ports. Supported RAID Types

Includes 4 4P-15 pins SATA power connectors (AA4PSAPC), power cord and user guide
(Discontinued)
ST4ESA 
Storage Tower (silver) with 4 eSATA ports
Connects up to 4 hard drives to system via 4 individual eSATA ports. Supported RAID Types

Includes 4 4P-15 pins SATA power connectors (AA4PSAPC), power cord and user guide
(Discontinued)
NAST4IU
NAS Storage Tower (silver) with 4-IDE JBOD USB controller - support 1 - 4 hard drives (see detail product feature description).
Supported RAID Types
Content: Storage Tower in silver color with integrated 4-IDE JBOD USIB controller (ST4IDEU2), 6-foot USB 2.0 A-B data cable (AAUSBAB6F), NAS Adapter (NASU2)

(Discontinued)

NASTHPMES
NAS Storage Tower (silver) with 5-port HPM - supports 1 - 4 hard drives. Can be expanded to 6 hard drives (see detail product feature description)
Supported RAID Types
Content: Storage Tower in silver color with integrated 5-port Hardware Port Multiplier (ST5HPMES), 3-foot eSATA - eSATA connecting cable (AAESATA100C), USB 2.0 to eSATA Adapter (AAU2ESA), NAS Adapter (NASU2)

(Discontinued)

STMPC
Storage Tower (silver) without back panel
Great for Apple Mac Mini and other mini PC application

Includes power cord and user guide.
(Discontinued)

 

Model Description and Package Content Click shopping cart to check price and order online
Black Storage Tower
ST45HPMXA-B
NEW
Storage Tower (black color) with one 5-port eSATA HPM-XA Enclosure Version (AD5HPMRXA-E) installed
Connects up to 4 drives to system via an eSATA port of any SATA controller port. Supported RAID Types

Includes power cord, 4 4P-15 pins SATA power connectors (AA4PSAPC), 5 SATA data cables (AASAIDC18I) and user guide.

Additional 2 eSATA and 1 USIB ports can be added to the back panel.
$209 click to check price and order online
ST4SR5HPM-B
Storage Tower (black color) with one 4X1 eSATA/USB HPM (AD4SR5HPMU-E) installed
Connects up to 4 drives to system via an eSATA port of any SATA controller or USB 2.0 port. Supported RAID Types

Includes power cord, 4 4P-15 pins SATA power connectors (AA4PSAPC), 5 SATA data cables (AASAIDC18I) and user guide.

Additional 2 eSATA and 1 USIB ports can be added to the back panel.
$199.99 click to check price and order online
ST5HPMES-B
Storage Tower (black) with one 5X1 eSATA HPM (AD5SAHPM-EA) installed
Connects up to 5 drives to system via an eSATA port of any SATA controller. Can also connect to USB 2.0 port with optional eSATA-USB 2.0 adapter (AAU2ESA). Supported RAID Types

Includes power cord, 4 4P-15 pins SATA power connectors (AA4PSAPC), 5 SATA data cables (AASAIDC18I) and user guide.

Additional 2 eSATA and 1 USIB ports can be added to the back panel.
$199 click to check price and order online
ST5X1PM-B
Storage Tower (black) with 1 5X1 Port Multiplier (AD5SARPM-E) installed - Connects up to 5 drives to system via an eSATA port of a PM compatible SATA controller. Supported RAID Types

Includes power cord, 4 4P-15 pins SATA power connectors (AA4PSAPC), and 5 SATA data cables (AASAIDC18I) and user guide.

Additional 2 eSATA and 1 USIB ports can be added to the back panel.
$189.95 click to check price and order online
ST4IDEU2-B
Storage Tower (black) with JBOD USB 2.0 (AD4IDEU2) adapter installed
Connects up to 4 hard drives to system via 1 USB 2.0 /1.1 cable. Supported RAID Types

Includes power cord, 2 12" UDMA IDE cable (AA2IDE80-12), and user guide.

Additional 2 eSATA and 1 USIB ports can be added to the back panel.
$145 click to check price and order online
ST4SAML-B
Storage Tower (black) with 4SATA Multilane connector installed
Connects upto to 4 drives to system via 1 Infiniband Multilane 4X cable. Supported RAID Types

Includes power cord, 4 4P-15 pins SATA power connectors (AA4PSAPC), 4 SATA data cables (AASAIDC18I) and user guide.

Additional 2 eSATA and 1 USIB ports can be added to the back panel.
$149.95 click to check price and order online
ST4SAUS-B
Storage Tower (black) integrated with 4 SATA-USIB bridge PCBs (AASAUSPCB)
Connects up to 4 SATA hard drives or optical drives to system via 4 USIB ports

Includes power cord, 4 internal SATA 8" cables, user guide
$155 click to check price and order online
ST4US-B
Storage Tower (black) integarted with 4 IDE - USIB bridge PCBs (AAIDEUSPCB)
Connects up to 4 IDE or ATAPI drives to system via 4 USIB ports

Includes power cord, 4 IDE 80-pin 8" ribbon cable, user guide
$155 click to check price and order online
ST6ESA-B
Storage Tower (black) with 6 eSATA ports
Connects up to 6 hard drives to system via 6 individual eSATA ports. Supported RAID Types

Includes 4 4P-15 pins SATA power connectors (AA4PSAPC), power cord and user guide
(Discontinued)
ST4ESA-B
Storage Tower (black) with 4 eSATA ports
Connects up to 4 hard drives to system via 4 individual eSATA ports. Supported RAID Types

Includes 4 4P-15 pins SATA power connectors (AA4PSAPC), power cord and user guide
$134.99 click to check price and order online
NAST4IUB
NEW
NAS Storage Tower (black) with 4-IDE JBOD USB controller - support 1 - 4 hard drives (see detail product feature description).
Supported RAID Types
Content: Storage Tower in black color with integrated 4-IDE JBOD USIB controller (ST4IDEU2-B), 6-foot USB 2.0 A-B data cable (AAUSBAB6F), NAS Adapter (NASU2)

$215 click to check pice and orde online

NASTHPMESB
NEW
NAS Storage Tower (black) with 5-port HPM - supports 1 - 4 hard drives. Can be expanded to 6 hard drives (see detail product feature description)
Supported RAID Types
Content: Storage Tower in black color with integrated 5-port Hardware Port Multiplier (ST5HPMES-B), 3-foot eSATA - eSATA connecting cable (AAESATA100C), USB 2.0 to eSATA Adapter (AAU2ESA), NAS Adapter (NASU2)

click to check pice and orde online

STMPC-B
Storage Tower (black) without back panel
Great for Apple Mac Mini and other mini PC application

Includes power cord and user guide.
$119 click to check price and order online

Storage Tower Build to Order

STBTO
Storage Tower build to order -
For one low flat fee, we can custom build your external storage solutions using various Addonics Mobile Racks, hard drives, ATAPI optical drive, back panel and interface cables
Call our Sales Department at (408)573-8580 option 2 or email your requirement using the sales query form

To boot from USB port or use the device for installing Windows OS,click herefor 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. )
Click shopping cart to check price and order online
AASA2SAP15C click for large image

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

$9 click to check price and shop online
AASAEDC3F click for large image
External SATA data cable - 100 cm
(standard female SATA connector on both ends)
$9 click to check price and shop online
AASA2SA100C click for large image

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

$12.99 click to check price and shop online
AAESATA100C click for large image

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

$9 click to check price and shop online
AAESATA200C click for large image

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

$13.99 click to check price and shop online
AAUSB308-4C click for large image
4 USB 2.0 USIB interface cables bundled in corrugated tubing
use on back panels with USIB connectors
$89.95 click to check price and order online
AAUSBC-309 click for large image
1 USB USIB interface cable $25.95 click to check price and order online
AAFW-4C click for large image
4 Firewire/iLink USIB interface cables bundled in corrugated tubing
use on back panels with USIB connectors
$188 click to check price and order online
AAFWC406 click for large image
1 Firewire/iLink USIB interface cable $47 click to check price and order online
AAIB4C150 click for large image
1Infiniband 4X MultiLane eSATA cable, 150 cm $59.95 click to check price and order online
AAUSBAB6F click for large image
6 feet USB 2.0 A-B data cable $3.99 click to check price and order online
AAU2ESA click for large image
USB 2.0 to eSATA Adapter
Converts any eSATA device (or SATA device with converter cable) to connect to any available computer with USB 2.0 ports. This adapter is compatible with all the port multipliers, allowing the possibility of connecting up to 5 hard drives through a single USB 2.0 port.
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.
$29.95 Cart
5 1/4" drive bay mounting bracket for 3.5" hard drive $3.5 click to check price and order online
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
$14.95 click to check price and order online
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
$2 click to check price and order online
5 1/4" drive bay mounting bracket (black) for 3.5" removable drive such as Addonics internal DigiDrive, 2.5" Mobile Rack, MO or Iomega ZIP $5 click to check price and order online
ASTBP1 click for large image
Storage Tower back panel only, USIB version
comes with pre-punched holes for mounting up to 4 USIB and 2 eSATA ports
$9.5 click to check price and order online
ASTBP2 click for large image
Storage Tower back panel only, eSATA version
comes with pre-punched holes for mounting up to 6 eSATA and 2 USIB ports
$9.5 click to check price and order online
ASTBP3 click for large image
Storage Tower back panel only, PM version
comes with pre-punched holes for mounting up to 1 Port Multiplier or 2 SCSI 50-pin connectors, 2 eSATA and 1 USIB port
$6 click to check price and order online
ASTBP4 click for large image
Storage Tower back panel only, CAT6 version
comes with pre-punched holes for mounting up to 3 CAT6 ports or 2 SCSI 50-pin connectors
$6 click to check price and order online
ADSAUSPCB
SATA/ATAPI to USIB connector
Kit for adding USIB port to the back panel of Storage Tower

content: SATA - USIB connector (AASAUSPCB), SATA internal 8" data cable

$27.99 click to check price and order online
ADIDEUSPCB
IDE/ATAPI to USIB connector
Kit for adding USIB port to the back panel of Storage Tower

content: IDE - USIB connector (AAIDEUSPCB), IDE 80-pin 8" ribbon cable

$13.99 click to check price and order online
STPS220 click for large image
220W 110/220 replacement Storage Tower power supply $59.95 click to check price and order online
AA4PSAPC click for large image
4P - 15-pin SATA power connector $2.99 click to check price and order online
AASATAB-e click for large image
eSATA connector
for adding eSATA port to the pre-punched hole on the Storage Tower back panel
$3 click to check price and order online

Specifications

Drive Bays 4 standard 5 1/4" drive bays
Connectors on back panel
  • ST4SR5HPM, ST4SR5HPM-B - eSATA and USB 2.0 type B connector
  • ST5HPMES, ST5HPMES-B - 1 eSATA connector
  • ST5X1PM, ST5X1PM-B - 1 eSATA connector
  • ST4SAML, ST4SAML-B - 1 MultiLane 4X connector
  • ST4IDEU2, ST4IDEU2-B - 1 USB 2.0 type B connector
  • ST4US, ST4US-B- 4 USIB connectors
  • ST4ESA, ST4ESA-B - 4 eSATA connectors
  • STMPC,STMPC-B - no back panel

Supported Operating Systems

  • USB 2.0/1.1 - Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003, Linux kernel 2.4 and higher, Solaris 9.0 and higher, Mac OS 10
  • Firewire/iLink - Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003, Mac OS 9.0
  • eSATA - DOS, Windows NT/SP6, 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003, Linux kernel 2.4 and higher, Mac OS 10

Power Supply:

220 Watts 110/220V input

Cooling fan 2

Weight:

9.1 lb (4.13 kg)

Size:

8.19 x 12.94 x 8 inch (W x D x H)

Operating Humidity:

20% - 80%

Operating Temperature:

5°C - 35°C

Warranty:

One Year

Note
The compatibility of ATAPI DVD+/-RRW and CDRW drives connecting to USB or Firewire depends on several factors: the firmware in the ATAPI drive, the software, OS and the USB 2.0 electronics. We have tested a number of drives in this enclosure using Nero Express software and Cyberlink PowerDVD. The table below summarizes the list of drives that have been tested to work with this enclosure. It is not possible for us to test all the different models of ATAPI devices out in the market. We will constantly update this list whenever new device has been tested. We cannot guarantee that all ATAPI devices will work in this enclosure. If you are installing a device that is not in the list below, make sure you are using the latest version of software and firmware to ensure better compatibility. We apologize that we cannot offer technical help on devices that are not in our list. However, we can offer to test the drive for you if you can send us the drive. To make arrangements, email us using the Tech Support query form.


System Requirements

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

specification subject to change without notice

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4/21 The ability of the Storage Tower to work with a PM or as a direct connect enclosure provides the user with the ability to create a solution that works well with any setup. Using a single or several SATA PM boards in a multibay SCSI enclosure or the Storage Tower allows you to build your own PM solution that meets your particular performance requirements.

Addonics 5X1 Port Multiplier gets 5 AMUGs out of 5!

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