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Looking for a high performance external storage device with expandable capacity and RAID capability? The Z family of Disk Array storage is just the perfect solution. Utilizing the latest SATA technologies, the Z Disk Array offers the fastest external storage performance with data throughput up to 3Gbps via either a single eSATA or Multilane connection to a computer. By integrating the Addonics latest 2.5" Snap-In Disk Array or the 2.5" Disk Array 4SA with a SATA Port Multiplier or Multilane connector into the the compact Z drive enclosure, up to 4 SATA hard drives or SSDs can be installed to the Z Disk Array via the 4 convenient removable drive trays. You can swap drives in and out of the Z Disk Array, just like using tape cassette. You can also start with as little as 1 hard drive and expand to 2, 3 or 4 drives to meet the need of your application.

When connecting the Z Disk Array to an eSATA or Multilane RAID controller, the 4 hard drive inside the Disk Array can be set up as a RAID set, combined together to form 1 large volume hard drive or use as 4 independent drives. The eSATA connection can also converted to the latest USB 3.0 connection using the optional USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter. Constructed in a light weight sturdy aluminum housing with an integrated cooling fan for efficient heat dissipation, the Z Disk Array is a great portable storage solution for a wide range of applications that demand high performance and large amount of storage out in the field.

Examples of devices that can be installed
inside the Z 2.5" Snap-In Disk Array
click on the image to see the detail of the Snap-In Disk Array



 

Below are the connection choices available on the back panel of the Z Disk Array

Zebra Disk Array with HPM-XU installed
(model: Z4SN5HU3)
  Zebra Disk Array with HPM-XA installed
(model: , Z4SNHXA)

Connect all four 2.5" SATA devices
through a single eSATA or USB 3.0 connection
  Connect all four 2.5" SATA devices
through a single eSATA connection
(or USB 3.0/2.0 with optional
USB 3.0 - eSATAp Adapter)

Zebra Disk Array with a Multilane connector installed
(model: Z4SN25NML)
 
Zebra Disk Array with Rack mount PM installed
(model: Z4SN25PM)
Connect all four 2.5" SATA devices
through a single Multilane connection
  Connect all 4 2.5" SATA devices
through a single eSATA connection
(or USB 3.0/2.0 with optional
USB 3.0 - eSATAp Adapter)

Product features

  • Compact foot print, 10.16 x 6.61 x 2.36 in
  • Weight less than 4 pounds
  • Attractive aluminum frame with vents for effective heat dissipation
  • Choice of eSATA, Multilane, or USB 3.0 / 2.0 connection
  • Choice of model with built-in regular Port Multiplier (HPM-XU, HPM-XA, or Multilane connector
  • Support up to 4 SATA 2.5" hard drive, SDD or CF's mounted in Addonics SATA -CF hdd adapter.
  • Support RAID functions (Requires an optional SATA controller with RAID functionality)
  • Plug & play
  • Hot swappable (1) for each storage device
  • Power and drive activity LED for each drive drawer
  • Innovative lock mechanism for drive insertion/removal
  • Supported OS: Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003 server, Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS 10 and higher, Linux kernel 2.4 and higher, Solaris 9 and higher.

(1) Serial ATA hot swap feature works only with controllers basing on Silicon Image chip set from our in house testing. Other controllers that are not Silicon Image based may not support hot swap. You may consider adding one of the Addonics Serial ATA host controllers to your systems to ensure the hot swap capability. New controllers from Intel and other suppliers may finally support this feature. Please verify with your controller manufacturer if you need to have hot swap in your application. Hot swap is supported in Windows 2000 and XP only. On other OS, drive can be removed without crashing system. But replacing with a different drive can result in crashing the OS.

Click here for information about various types of RAID sets

*Note: It is common in RAID5 configuration that the WRITE speed performs slower than READ. Depending on system hardware, the WRITE performance can drop to 25% of the READ speed. This performance difference does not affect general database application where majority of the translations are READ commands. For applications that require large files transfer or continuous writing of data on the the hard drive such as video editing, RAID5 configuration may not be desirable.

Part number and price

Z  2.5" Snap-In Disk Array - drives are added and removed without any special tool

Model

Description and Package Content

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Z4SNHU3
Z Snap-In Disk Array with integrated HPM-XU

The 4 drives in the Disk Array can be set up as RAID 0, 1, 3, 10, 5, Clone, or as individual drives via a PM compatible controller or USB port . Once configured, the unit can be connected to any eSATA port or USB 3.0 /2.0port
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Package content: Z Snap-In Disk Array drive enclosure with 5x1 eSATA HPM-XU that consists of the following components: Z5USCS, AESN4DA25, AD5HPMREU.
Included accessories: 110/220 AC/DC 12/5V power adapter (AAP12V5V2.5A), 6 feet USB 3.0 Type A-B cable (AAU3AB6F), 3 feet eSATA -eSATA cable (AAESATA100C), user guide

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Z4SNHXA
Z Snap-In Disk Array with integrated HPM-XA Enclosure Version

The 4 drives in the Disk Array can be set up as RAID 0, 1, 3, 10, 5, Clone, or as individual drives via a PM compatible controller or USB port . Once configured, the unit can be connected to any eSATA port or USB 3.0 / 2.0 port. USB port connection requires optional USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter (ADU3ESA)

Package content: Z Snap-In Disk Array 4SA drive enclosure with 5x1 eSATA HPM-XA that consists of the following components: Z5USCS, AESN4DA25, AD5HPMRXA-E.
Included accessories: 110/220 AC/DC 12/5V power adapter (AAP12V5V2.5A), 3 feet eSATA -eSATA cable (AAESATA100C), user guide

Optional USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter (ADU3ESA))

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Z4SN25PM
Z Snap-In Disk Array with integrated regular Rack mount Port Multiplier

Work with PM compatible controller only. The 4 drives in the Disk Array can be set up as RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD when connected to a PM compatible RAID controller or as individual drives via USB port.

Package content: Z Snap-In Disk Array with built-in regular Port Multiplier that consists of the following components: Z5USCS, AESN4DA25, (AD5SARPM-E).
Included accessories: 110/220 AC/DC 12/5V power adapter (AAP12V5V2.5A), 3 feet eSATA -eSATA cable (AAESATA100C), user guide.

Optional USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter (ADU3ESA)

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Z4SN25NML
Z Snap-In Disk Array with integrated Multilane connector

The 4 drives in the Disk Array can be set up as RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD when connected to a Multilane RAID controller.


Package content: Z Snap-In Disk Array with Multilane connector that consists of the following components: Z5USCS, AESN4DA25, (AD4SAML)
Included accessories: 110/220 AC/DC 12/5V power adapter (AAP12V5V2.5A), user guide

Optional Multilane cable (see accessories below)

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Z  2.5" Disk Array 4SA - drives are mounted on removable drive trays

Model

Description and Package Content

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Z4RCS5HU3
discontinued
Z 2.5" Disk Array 4SA with integrated HPM-XU

The 4 drives in the Disk Array can be set up as RAID 0, 1, 3, 10, 5, Clone, or as individual drives via a PM compatible controller or USB port . Once configured, the unit can be connected to any eSATA port or USB 3.0 /2.0port

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Package content: Z Disk Array drive enclosure with 5x1 eSATA HPM-XA that consists of the following components: Z5USCS, AE4RCS25NSA, AD5HPMREU.
Included accessories: 110/220 AC/DC 12/5V power adapter (AAP12V5V2.5A), 6 feet USB 3.0 Type A-B cable (AAU3AB6F), 3 feet eSATA -eSATA cable (AAESATA100C), user guide

 
Z4RCS25HXA
discontinued
Z 2.5" Disk Array 4SA with integrated HPM-XA Enclosure Version

The 4 drives in the Disk Array can be set up as RAID 0, 1, 3, 10, 5, Clone, or as individual drives via a PM compatible controller or USB port . Once configured, the unit can be connected to any eSATA port or USB 3.0 / 2.0 port. USB port connection requires optional USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter (ADU3ESA)

Package content: Z Disk Array with 5x1 eSATA HPM-XA that consists of the following components: Z5USCS, AE4RCS25NSA, AD5HPMRXA-E.
Included accessories: 110/220 AC/DC 12/5V power adapter (AAP12V5V2.5A), 3 feet eSATA -eSATA cable (AAESATA100C), user guide

Optional USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter (ADU3ESA))
 
Z4RCS4SR5H
discontinued
Z 2.5" Disk Array 4SA with integrated 4x1 eSATA/USB Hardware Port Multiplier

The 4 drives in the Disk Array can be set up as RAID 0 (2 & 4 drive modes), RAID 1, RAID 10, SPAN (2 & 4 drive modes), RAID 5+S or RAID 5 using built-in rotary switch. Once configured, the unit can be connected to any eSATA port or USB 2.0 port.

Package content: Z Disk Array with 4x1 eSATA/USB Hardware Port Multiplier that consists of the following components: Z5USCS, AE4RCS25NSA, AD4SR5HPMU-E.
Included accessories: 110/220 AC/DC 12/5V power adapter (AAP12V5V2.5A), 6 feet USB Type A-B cable (AAUSBAB6F), 3 feet eSATA -eSATA cable (AAESATA100C), user guide
 
Z4RCS25PM
discontinued
Z 2.5" Disk Array 4SA with integrated regular Rack Mount Port Multiplier

Work with PM compatible controller only. The 4 drives in the Disk Array can be set up as RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD when connected to a PM compatible RAID controller or as individual drives via USB port.

Package content: Z 2.5" Disk Array with built-in regular Port Multiplier that consists of the following components: Z5USCS, AE4RCS25NSA, (AD5SARPM-E).
Included accessories: 110/220 AC/DC 12/5V power adapter (AAP12V5V2.5A), 3 feet eSATA -eSATA cable (AAESATA100C), user guide.

Optional USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter (ADU3ESA)
 
Z4RCS25NML
discontinued

Z Disk Array 4SA with integrated Multilane connector

The 4 drives in the Disk Array can be set up as RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD when connected to a Multilane RAID controller.

Package content: Z Disk Array with Multilane connector that consists of the following components: Z5USCS, AE4RCS25NSA, (AD4SAML)
Included accessories: 110/220 AC/DC 12/5V power adapter (AAP12V5V2.5A), user guide

Optional Multilane cable (see accessories below)

 


Model
Accessories
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AA25RCSDR-A click for large image
Drive Drawer for 2.5" Disk Array 4SA
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AADCPAC12V click for large image
External power supply
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AAESATA200C click for large image

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

AAIB4C150 click for large image
1 Infiniband 4X MultiLane eSATA cable, 150 cm (~ 4.7 feet) click to check price and order online
AAIB4C300 click for large image
1 Infiniband 4X MultiLane eSATA cable, 300 cm (~ 9.5 feet) click to check price and order online
NAS30U2
NAS 3.0 adapter
convert USB storage device to a Network Attached Storage device
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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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Specification

Choice of interface to computer

eSATA, Multilane

Construction material
Aluminum on frame and drive drawer
Supported Storage Devices
SATA 2.5" hard drives, SDD, Compact Flash mounted in Addonics SATA -CF hdd adapter.
Maximum number of Storage Devices
4
Maximum Data Transfer Rate
1.5Gbps, 3Gbps
Power Connection
110/220 AC/DC 12: 0.8A / 5V: 2.5A power adapter
LED's
Power and Drive Activity LEDs for each drive drawer
Lock
key lock for each drive drawer
Hard Drive Connection
Point to point, no cable required for installing hard drive into drive drawer
Cooling System
two 40x40x20mm low-noise high CFM cooling fans with Fan Speed Control
Weight (with no storage devices installed)
~ 3.87lbs. (1756g)
Dimensions (L x W x H)
10.16 x 6.61 x 2.4 in ( 258 x 168 x 60 mm)
File System
File system Independent
Storage Temperature:
Range: -30C to +70C
Operating Temperature:
Range: +5C to +60C
Storage Humidity:
5% to 90%
Operating Humidity:
5% to 95% (non-condenscing)
Warranty
One Year

All specifications are subject to change without notice


System requirement

  • PC/AT or Compatible System
  • eSATA, USB 3.0/2.0 or Multilane port
  • Pentium or greater
  • Minimum 32 MB RAM
  • 10 MB minimum free hard disk space
  • One of the following OS: Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003 server, Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS 10 and higher, Linux kernel 2.4 and higher, Solaris 9 and higher.

Specification subject to change without notice