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The Combo Hard Drive for Serial ATA hard drive is another innovative hard drive kit solution from Addonics. This drive kit enables any Serial ATA hard drive to be used as a hot swap removable hard drive and as an external Serial ATA hard drive. To provide efficient cooling for the high RPM Serial ATA hard drive, high air flow is forced through the drive enclosure by an innovative fan system located at the bottom of the drive cradle.

The drive cradle is equipped with a unique pass through Serial ATA and power connectors that turns any internal Serial ATA port inside a computer into an external Serial ATA port. The external Serial ATA port, couples with the Addonics External Serial ATA interface cable, enables you to connect a wide range of Addonics external Serial ATA storage devices via the high speed Serial ATA connection, just as simple as attaching a USB storage device to a system. To match the color of your computers, you also have a choice of black or ivory color.

Product features

  • Support any 3.5" Serial ATA hard drive
  • Innovative bottom fan system for fast cooling
  • Pass through Serial ATA and Power port at the front of drive cradle
  • Point to point Serial ATA connection (no cable to connect hard drive to enclosure)
  • Power and hard drive access* indicators
  • Install into any 5 1/4" drive bay as a removable hard drive
  • Hot swappable (1), hard drive can be removed or add to the system without restarting*
  • Convert any Serial ATA hard drive into an external Serial ATA hard drive
  • OS independent
  • Simple installation (see user guide)

    *for the second generation of Combo Hard Drives with various improvements, click on the link for Saturn Combo Hard Drive

* Drive access signal is from Serial ATA controller. The primary drive (usually the drive C) cannot be removed from the system.

(1) Serial ATA hot swap feature works only with controllers basing on Silicon Image chip set from our inhouse 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.


External and Internal drive enclosure solution for 3.5" Serial ATA hard drive
(components content in each model)

Component
Mobile Rack
External SATA hard drive
Combo Hard drive
Drive enclosure (AAHDSA35CS)
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Drive Cradle (AAHDSA35BY)
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110/220V AC/DC 12V/5V SATA power adapter (AASAPS)
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External SATA data cable (AASAEDC3F)
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Drive kit components (depending on models, some of components may not be included in the package, check content detail below in the model and pricing section)


As illustrated in the picture below, once the Serial ATA hard drive is installed inside the drive enclosure, the hard drive can now be used as an external Serial ATA hard drive or as a hot swappable removable hard drive in and out of the drive cradle. The convenience of attaching any external Serial ATA hard drive or other external Serial ATA storage device to the system via the the Serial ATA ports and power ports on the front of the drive cradle also opens up a wide range of storage solutions that you can ever imagine.


Model and Price

Model
Description and Package Content Click shopping cart to check price and order online
Black color
AECHDSA35
Combo Hard Drive II (black color) for Serial ATA hard drive
Contents: Drive enclosure (AAHDSA35CS), Drive Cradle (AAHDSA35BY), External SATA data cable (AASAEDC3F), 110/220V Power adapter for Serial ATA drive (AASAPS)
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AENRHDSA35
Removable drive kit (black color) for Serial ATA hard drive
Contents: Drive enclosure (AAHDSA35CS), Drive Cradle (AAHDSA35BY)
$23 Click to check price and shop online
A new series "Diamond Hard Drive Kit" has been introduced which implements a direct SATA bridge to isolate the drive connectors from sustained wear and tear.
The equivalent Diamond mode is: Diamond Combo Hard Drive
DCHDSAES
$69 click to check price and shop online

Diamond Combo Hard Drive for SATA or SATA II or SATA III hard drive with eSATA interface
Package content: Diamond SATA Drive enclosure, Diamond SATA Drive Cradle, 110/220v 12v Power Adapter, eSATA-eSATA data cable 6ft, 18" internal SATA data cable

DCHDSAEU
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Diamond Combo Hard Drive for SATA or SATA II or SATA III hard drive with eSATA and USB 2.0 interface
Package content: Diamond SATA Drive enclosure, Diamond SATA Drive Cradle, 110/220v 12v Power Adapter, eSATA-eSATA data cable 6ft, 18" internal SATA data cable, USB 2.0 to eSATA Adapter

Model
Description and Package Content Click shopping cart to check price and order online
Ivory color
AECHDSA35W
Combo Hard Drive II (ivory color) for Serial ATA hard drive
Contents: Drive enclosure (AAHDSA35CSW), Drive Cradle (AAHDSA35BYW), External SATA data cable (AASAEDC3F), 110/220V Power adapter for Serial ATA drive (AASAPS)
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AENRHDSA35W
Removable drive kit (ivory color) for 3.5" Serial ATA hard drive
Contents: Drive enclosure (AAHDSA35CSW), Drive Cradle (AAHDSA35BYW)
$23 Click to check price and shop online
 

Recommended optional accessories

Model # Description and Package Content Price
AAHDSA35CS Drive enclosure only (Mobile Rack enclosure -black color, for 3.5" Serial ATA hard drive) $9 Click to check price and shop online
AAHDSA35BY Drive cradle only (Mobile Rack Serial ATA hard drive cradle - black color, for 5 1/4" drive bay) $19 Click to check price and shop online
AAHDSA35CSW Mobile Rack enclosure (ivory color) for 3.5" Serial ATA hard drive $9 Click to check price and shop online
AAHDSA35BYW Mobile Rack Serial ATA hard drive cradle (ivory color) for 5 1/4" drive bay $19 Click to check price and shop online
AASAEDC3F External Serial ATA cable - 3 feet $9 Click to check price and shop online
AASAIDC18I Internal Serial ATA cable - 18" $3 Click to check price and shop online
AASAPS 110/220V power adapter for Serial ATA hard drive $25 Click to check price and shop online

 

Specifications

  • Supported Drive Type: 3.5" Serial ATA Hard Drive
  • Interface connector: Serial ATA
  • Power connectors: 15-pin and 4-pin connectors
  • Other connectors: Pass through external Serial ATA power connector and Serial ATA port on drive cradle
  • Power source:
    • PC power supply when used as removable hard drive
    • 110/220V AC adapter when used as an External hard drive
  • Power control: ON/OFF switch on drive cradle
  • Power indicator
    • LED on Drive cradle
    • LED on External power cable
  • Hard drive access indicator: LED on Drive cradle
  • Lock: Keyless turn button on drive enclosure
  • Cooling fan: 1 fan at bottom of drive cradle
  • Dimensions: 7.28 x 5.75 x 1.65 in (190 x 146 x 42 mm)
  • Weight: 12 oz (drive enclosure and drive cradle set)
  • Warranty: One Year

All specifications are subject to change without notice


System Requirements

  • PC/AT or Compatible System
  • One available 5 1/4" drive bay (for drive cradle installation)
  • One Serial ATA port
  • 486, Pentium or greater




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Product Review

1/13/04 - Addonics has truly come up with an ingenious solution. From mounting the enclosure inside of a normal 5¼” drive bay to just leaving it outside you case, you’ll be happy with the ease of simplicity of both models - by Colin Quarello, SysOpt.com

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