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All is needed is to add the hard drive of your choice to create your own powerful external RAID storage

The RAID Tower III is a compact RAID storage system that include many features come in larger RAID Towers. As many as five 3.5" SATA hard drives can be installed into the RAID Tower III. The small foot print, silent operating and large storage capability of the RAID Tower III make it the ideal solution for a wide variety of storage applications in small businesses and homes.

Once the drives are installed, they can be configured as a RAID set or as individual drives and connect to the computer via a single high speed eSATA connection. Depending on models, you can also connect the RAID Tower III with an integrated USB 3.0 port. The RAID Tower III can become a NAS device (Network Attached Storage) by attaching to the Addonics optional NAS 3.0 adapters. Each model comes with everything you need to connect it to the computer. All you needed is to add your own hard drives and configure the RAID via a simple on board rotary switch, dip switches or software utility depending on the model.

RAID Tower III basic specification

  • Sturdy metal frame construction
  • Choice of models to install as many as five 3.5" SATA hard drives
  • Compact size - 7.48 x 10.63 x 6.5 inch (190 x 270 x 16.5 mm) (W x D x H)
  • Low noise high CFM ball bearing cooling fan
  • Integrated 150W 110/240 auto-sense power supply
  • LED indicators for each storage device, RAID status, host connection and power

Features and price for various models
Model Features and package content

RT3S5HEU3  $325 click to check price and order online NEW


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  • Install up to five 3.5" SATA hard drives of any capacity (drives not included).
  • Drives are added or removed like tape cartridge from each drive bay without any special tool
  • Connect to system via eSATA port or USB 3.0 / 2.0 port (a 3 feet eSATA cable and a 6 feet USB 3.0 cable are included)
  • Drives can be configured as RAID0 (Striping), RAID1 (Mirroring), RAID 5 (Parity), RAID10 (Mirrored Striped), JBOD (Concatenation), Clone Mode (N-Way Mirror) using built-in hardware RAID
  • RAID setting via software utility under Windows or via dip switches on the back
  • OS independent, can be used on any system
  • RAID diagnostic via LED light or utility software under Window

Package content - components list for this model:
Storage Tower III (ST3), 5-port HPM- XU (AD5HPMREU), 1 Snap-In Disk Array (AESN5DA35) 3 feet eSATA cable (AAESATA100C), 6 feet A-B USB 3.0 cable (AAU3AB6F), power cord, user guide

Optional NAS 3.0 adapter (NAS30U2) for sharing over the LAN and WAN

RT3SN5HP     $299 click to check price and order online


Click for detailed illustration

  • Install up to five 3.5" SATA hard drives of any capacity (drives not included).
  • Drives are added or removed like tape cartridge from each drive bay without any special tool
  • Connect to system via eSATA port (connecting cables included)
  • Optional Addonics USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter for connecting to USB 3.0 / 2.0 port
  • Drives can be configured as RAID0 (Striping), RAID1 (Mirroring), RAID 5 (Parity), RAID10 (Mirrored Striped), JBOD (Concatenation), Clone Mode (N-Way Mirror) using built-in hardware RAID
  • RAID setting via software utility under Windows or via dip switches on the back
  • OS independent, can be used on any system
  • RAID diagnostic via LED light or utility software under Windows

Package content - components list for this model:
Storage Tower III (ST3), 5-port HPM- XA enclosure version (AD5HPMRXA-E), 1 Snap-In Disk Array (AESN5DA35) 3 feet eSATA cable (AAESATA100C), power cord, user guide

Optional USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter (ADU3ESA) for USB 3.0/2.0 connection and NAS 3.0 adapter for sharing over the LAN and WAN

RT3DAHEU3     $349 click to check price and order online NEW

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Click for detailed illustration

  • Install up to five 3.5" SATA hard drives of any capacity (drives not included).
  • Drives are added or removed like tape cartridge from each drive bay via a removable drive tray
  • Connect to system via eSATA port or USB 3.0 / 2.0 port (a 3 feet eSATA cable and a 6 feet USB 3.0 cable are included)
  • Drives can be configured as RAID0 (Striping), RAID1 (Mirroring), RAID 5 (Parity), RAID10 (Mirrored Striped), JBOD (Concatenation), Clone Mode (N-Way Mirror) using built-in hardware RAID
  • RAID setting via software utility under Windows or via dip switches on the back
  • OS independent, can be used on any system
  • RAID diagnostic via LED light or utility software under Windows

Package content - components list for this model:
Storage Tower III (ST3), 5-port HPM- XU (AD5HPMREU), 1 Disk Array 5SA (AE4RCS35NSA) 3 feet eSATA cable (AAESATA100C), 6 feet A-B USB 3.0 cable (AAU3AB6F), power cord, user guide

Optional NAS 3.0 adapter for sharing over the LAN and WAN

RT3DA5HP     $319 click to check price and order online

click to see more detail
Click for detailed illustration

  • Install up to five 3.5" SATA hard drives of any capacity (drives not included).
  • Drives are added or removed like tape cartridge from each drive bay via a removable drive tray
  • Connect to system via eSATA port (connecting cables included)
  • Optional Addonics USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter for connecting to USB 3.0 / 2.0 port
  • Drives can be configured as RAID0 (Striping), RAID1 (Mirroring), RAID 5 (Parity), RAID10 (Mirrored Striped), JBOD (Concatenation), Clone Mode (N-Way Mirror) using built-in hardware RAID
  • RAID setting via software utility under Windows or via dip switches on the back
  • OS independent, can be used on any system
  • RAID diagnostic via LED light or utility software under Windows

Package content - components list for this model:
Storage Tower III (ST3), 5-port HPM- XA enclosure version (AD5HPMRXA-E), 1 Disk Array 5SA (AE4RCS35NSA) 3 feet eSATA cable (AAESATA100C), power cord, user guide

Optional USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter (ADU3ESA) for USB 3.0/2.0 connection and NAS 3.0 adapter for sharing over the LAN and WAN

RT3RD4EU     $289 click to check price and order online

click to see more detail
Click for detailed illustration

  • Install up to four 3.5" SATA hard drives of any capacity (drives not included).
  • Drives are added or removed like tape cartridge from each drive bay via a removable drive tray
  • Connect to system via USB 2.0 or eSATA port (connecting cables included).
  • Drives can be configured as FAST2 (2 drive RAID 0 Striping),, SAFE2 (RAID1 Mirroring), SAFE FAST (RAID 1+0 Mirrored Stripped), BIG 2 (2 drives Concatenation), FAST4 (4 drive RAID 0 Striping), BIG 4(4 drives Concatenation), RAID 1+0, RAID 5 over 4 drives, or RAID 5+S
  • RAID setting via a rotary switch on the back
  • OS independent, can be used on any system
  • RAID diagnostic via LED light
  • Attach to LAN via an optional NAS 3.0 adapter
Package content - components list for this model:
Storage Tower III (ST3), 4-port eSATA / USB 2.0 Hardware Port Multiplier
(AD4SR5HPMU-E), 1 unit Disk Array 3SA (AE3RCS35NSA), 1 unit SATA Mobile Rack (AENRHDSA35-A), 6 feet A-B USB cable (AAUSBAB6F), 3 feet eSATA cable (AAESATA100C), power cord, user guide

* Note: JBOD setting requires connection to USB or PM compatible controller.

If none of the above models has the right feature that meet your requirement, you may visit the Storage Tower III page and custom built your own using the wide assortment of Addonics components.

Comparison Chart and shop online

Model
RT3S5HEU3
RT3SN5HP
RT3DAHEU3 
RT3DA5HP
RT3RD4EU
Price
$325 click to check price and order online
$299 click to check price and order online
$349 click to check price and order online
$319 click to check price and order online
$289 click to check price and order online
Maximum number of drives installable
3.5" SATA
5
5
5
5
4
2.5" SATA or SSD Yes with optional 2.5" - 3.5" HDD converter (AE25SN35SA) Yes with optional 2.5" - 3.5" HDD converter (AE25SN35SA) Yes with optional 2.5" - 3.5" HDD converter (AE25SN35SA) Yes with optional 2.5" - 3.5" HDD converter (AE25SN35SA) Yes with optional 2.5" - 3.5" HDD converter (AE25SN35SA)
Connection to System
Via any eSATA port
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Via USB 2.0 port
Yes
Yes (with optional
USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter)
Yes
Yes (with optional
USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter)
Yes
Via USB 3.0 port
Yes
Yes (with optional
USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter)
Yes
Yes (with optional
USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter)
Yes (with optional
USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter)
Supported type of RAID
RAID 1, RAID 0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RAID 10
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
N/A
BIG (SPAN)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RAID 5 over 4 drives
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RAID 5+S
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
JBOD (individual drive) Yes (when connected to USB or PM compatible controller) Yes (when connected to USB or PM compatible controller) Yes (when connected to USB or PM compatible controller) Yes (when connected to USB or PM compatible controller)
N/A
RAID Setup
via onboard dip switches
via onboard dip switches
via onboard dip switches
via onboard dip switches
via onboard rotary switch
Integrated Port Multiplier
RAID setup software utility support available for Windows available for Windows available for Windows available for Windows
N/A
RAID Diagnostics via software or LED lights via software or LED lights via software or LED lights via software or LED lights via LED lights
Drive installation
Direct hard drive insertion and removal Direct hard drive insertion and removal Via 5 removable drive drawers Via 5 removable drive drawers Via 4 removable drive drawers
Hot Swappable
Drives
Yes when connect to eSATA control with hot swap support or USB port Yes when connect to eSATA control with hot swap support or USB port Yes when connect to eSATA control with hot swap support or USB port Yes when connect to eSATA control with hot swap support or USB port Yes when connect to eSATA control with hot swap support or USB port
Supported OS OS Independent OS Independent OS Independent OS Independent OS Independent

 

Optional Accessories

Part number
Description and Package Content Click shopping cart to check price and order online
AE25SN35SA

Snap-In 25 - Convert any 2.5" SATA drive into 3.5" SATA form factor
Package content:
Snap-In 25 (2.5" - 3.5" converter box), User guide

$15.99 Cart
ADU3ESA

USB 3.0 to eSATA Adapter

Package content: one USB 3.0 to eSATAp Adapter, user guide

$29.95 Cart
NAS30U2
NAS 3.0 adapter
$65 click to check price and shop online
AA4RCSDR
Drive drawer (black bezel) for any 3.5" Disk Array
$14.95 click to check price and shop online

Specification subjects to change without notice