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The Addonics RAID Tower is a family of RAID enclosures built on the Addonics family of Storage Tower platform. Integrated with a combination of Addonics Snap-In Mobile Rack, Disk Array, Drive Cartridge System and Port Multiplier, each RAID Tower model comes bundled with everything needed to connect the drives to the computer. You can start with as little as one drive and expand to more capacity by adding more drives at a later time. On some RAID Tower models, you can mix and match different type of drives – 3.5” SATA or IDE hard drives, 2.5” SATA or IDE hard drives or even SSD (Solid State Drive) all in the same RAID Tower unit.

Depending on the type of the built-in Port Multiplier inside the RAID Towers, the drives inside can be configured to show as individual drive or to form various RAID volume from RAID 0 or RAID 1 to powerful RAID 5 with hardware acceleration for superior READ/WRITE performance. Once the drives are configured, they can be all connected to a system via a single eSATA, USB or Multilane connection. Hard drives can be conveniently added or removed like an ordinary tape cassette from the RAID Tower by one of the following methods depending on the model:

  1. Direct insertion of the drive into the drive bay opening in the front – for model equipped with Snap-In Mobile Rack or Snap-In Disk Array
  2. Mounting onto a removable drive tray – for model equipped with standard Disk Array
  3. Mounting onto a removable drive enclosure – for model equipped with the Drive Cartridge System..

The RAID Tower with eSATA interface can also be turned into a Network Attached Storage device by attaching to the Addonics NAS 3.0 adapter.

The flexibility and the large potential storage capacity make these RAID Towers a perfect solution for a wide range of storage applications such as video storage, data backup, video editing, SAN storage and others.

For those of you interested in adding bullet proof hardware encryption to the RAID storage, please visite the Cipher RAID Tower product page.

Family of RAID Tower for 3.5" hard drive  
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Family of RAID Tower and enclosures for 2.5" hard drive or SSD

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Z 2.5" Snap-In Disk Array

RAID Tower V25

RAID Rack25

 

RAID Tower for 3.5" hard drive comparison

  RAID Tower Mini
Supported types of hard drives / SSD 3.5" SATA, 2.5" SATA 3.5" SATA, 2.5" SATA 3.5" SATA, 2.5" SATA 3.5" SATA, 2.5" SATA 3.5" SATA, 2.5" SATA 3.5" SATA 3.5" SATA
Maximum # of hard drives installable four 3.5" SATA or
eight 2.5" SATA
three 3.5" SATA or
eight 2.5" SATA
five 3.5" SATA or
2.5" SATA
six 3.5" SATA or
eight 2.5" SATA
eight 3.5" SATA or
four 2.5" SATA
fifteen 3.5" SATA twenty 3.5" SATA
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Interface to computer eSATA, USB 3.0 or Multilane eSATA, USB 3.0 or Multilane eSATA or USB 3.0 eSATA and USB 3.0 / 2.0 eSATA and USB 3.0 / 2.0 eSATA, USB 3.0 / 2.0 or Multilane eSATA, USB 3.0 / 2.0 or Multilane
RAID capability See model detail See model detail See model detail See model detail See model detail See model detail See model detail
Dimensions
( W x D x H)
5.25 x 10.4 x 7.25 inch (133 x 264 x 184 mm.) 7.48 x 10.63 x 6.5 inch (190 x 270 x 165 mm.)
7.48 x 10.63 x 6.5 inch (190 x 270 x 165 mm) 8.19 x 12.94 x 8 in. (208 x 329 x 203 mm.)
7.5 x 16 x 10.4 inch (190 x 406 x 264 mm.) 7.5 x 16.7 x 17.2 inch

19 x 20.1 x 7 inch

Weight (without drive) ~8 lbs ~12 lbs ~12 lbs ~15 lbs ~17 lbs ~20 lbs ~50 lbs
Power supply rating 150 watts 80 watts 150 watts 220 watts 320 watts 400 watts 500 watts

 

RAID Tower for 2.5" HDD/SDD summary comparison

 
Supported types of hard drives / SSD 2.5" SATA, 9mm height 2.5" SATA, 12.7 mm height 2.5" SATA, 12.7 mm height 2.5" SATA, 12.7 mm height
Maximum # of hard drives installable five four twenty thirty six
Interface to computer eSATA and USB 2.0 eSATA, USB 3.0 or Multilane eSATA, USB 3.0 or Multilane eSATA, USB 3.0 or Multilane
key lock to secure the drive No Yes Yes Yes
RAID capability See model detail See model detail See model detail See model detail
Dimensions (W x D x H) 3.03 x 5.43 x 4.88 inch
(77 x 138 x 124 mm)
6.61 x 10.16 x 2.4 inch
( 168 x 258 x 60 mm)
7.5 x 16 x 10.4 inch
(190 x 406 x 264 mm.)
19 x 20.1 x 7 inch
(483 x 511 x 178 mm)
Weight (without drive) ~.78 lb (610 g) ~ 3.87lbs. (1756g) ~17 lbs ~50 lbs
Power supply rating 30 watts 30 watts 320 watts 500 watts