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The Combo Hard Drive (CHD) USIB25 is the first hard drive kit solution in the market that enables any standard 2.5" IDE hard drive to be used like a data cartridge. Using our patent pending USIB drive cradle that comes with this drive kit, you can instantly install a hot swap* drive bay into the standard 3.5" drive bay in any Desktop, Server or computing equipment via USB 2.0, USB 1.1, Firewire or Serial ATA interface without any expensive or complicated hardware and software.

The same hard drive can also attach externally to a Notebook or other systems that do not have a drive bay. Unlike other externally hard drive enclosures that are limited to only one interface, the drive enclosure in the Combo Hard Drive USIB25 can attach to any computer via USB 2.0/1.1, Firewire/iLink, CardBus/ PCMCIA, Serial ATA or future interface standards.

You can remove any drive in seconds and share or replace it with another. Expanding storage options has never been quicker and transferring data between systems has never been easier. The versatility of the Combo Hard Drive assures that the data in your hard drive can be easily accessed by a wide variety of computers, including systems with legacy hardware and Operating Systems. Using an extended USB cable, you can even construct a special remote hard disk storage bay in various special applications.

* Hot swap is limited to USB, Firewire and Serial ATA under Windows 2000 and XP. See compatibility summary for different interface in the specification below

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Product Features

  • Use standard 2.5" IDE hard drive (up to 12.7 mm in height) as removable data cartridge or as external hard drive
  • An external portable hard drive with a simple installation of hard drive into drive enclosure
  • A removable hard disk cartridge via a drive cradle that mounts inside standard 3.5" drive bay or 5 1/4" drive bay.
    ( Installation into 5 1/4" drive bay requires optional mounting bracket )

  • Flexible internal interface connection via the included USIB drive cradle -
    connect to either USB 2.0/1.1, Firewire, Serial ATA using different Addonics interface cables or to IDE port using standard IDE cable
  • Flexible external interface connection between drive enclosure and computer -
    connect externally to any computer via either USB 2.0/1.1, Firewire/iLink, CardBus/PCMCIA or Serial ATA using different Addonics interface cables.
  • Flexible power connection -
    hard drive cab be powered from USB port, Firewire port, PCMCIA slot, PC power supply or AC/DC adapter


    *for the second generation of 2.5" IDE Combo Hard Drive Kits with various improvements, click on the link for the Jupiter Combo Hard Drive

Package content

  • 1 Drive enclosure and 1 USIB25 drive cradle, choice of ivory color or dark brown color
Drive enclosure
USIB25 Drive cradle

ivory color (AAEXDCASE25W)

ivory color (AAUSIB25BYW)

dark brown color (AAEXDCASE25)

dark brown color (AAUSIB25BY)
  • 1 110/220 AC/DC 5V power adapter
  • 1 driver CD for Windows 98SE
  • one of the following interface cables depending on the model

    Note: the above USB 2.0, Firewire and Serial ATA interface cables can be used for internal connection to the USIB drive cradle or for external connection to the drive enclosure. If the above cable is used for connecting the drive cradle inside the computer, additional interface cable is needed for using the drive enclosure as external hard drive. The additional cable cab be the same interface or of different interface.

Model and Pricing

Model
Description and Package Content
(Each package contains one interface cable. If the interface cable is used for internal connection, additional cable can be ordered to use for external connection)
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Ivory color
AEMEDUSIB25UW
Combo Hard Drive USIB25 (ivory) with USB 2.0
Package content: drive enclosure, USIB25 drive cradle, AC/DC power adapter, driver CD and 1 Addonics USB2.0/1.1 interface cable, connecting cable to 5-pin USB connector on motherboard.
(Discontinued)
AEMEDUSIB25FW
Combo Hard Drive USIB25 (ivory) with Firewire
Package content: drive enclosure, USIB25 drive cradle, AC/DC power adapter, driver CD and 1 Addonics Firewire/iLink interface cable
(Discontinued)
AEMEDUSIB25SW
Combo Hard Drive USIB25 (ivory) with Serial ATA
Package content: drive enclosure, USIB25 drive cradle, AC/DC power adapter, driver CD and 1 Addonics Serial ATA interface cable
(Discontinued)
AERHDUS25WI
Mobile Rack USIB25 (ivory) with IDE interface
Package content: drive enclosure, USIB25 drive cradle,
(Discontinued)

Model
Description and Package Content
(Each package contains one interface cable. If the interface cable is used for internal connection, additional cable can be ordered to use for external connection)
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dark brown color
AEMEDUSIB25U
Combo Hard Drive USIB25 (dark brown) with USB 2.0
Package content: drive enclosure, USIB25 drive cradle, AC/DC power adapter, driver CD and 1 Addonics USB2.0/1.1 interface cable, connecting cable to 5-pin USB connector on motherboard.
(Discontinued)
AEMEDUSIB25F
Combo Hard Drive USIB25 (dark brown) with Firewire
Package content: drive enclosure, USIB25 drive cradle, AC/DC power adapter, driver CD and 1 Addonics Firewire/iLink interface cable
(Discontinued)
AEMEDUSIB25S
Combo Hard Drive USIB25 (dark brown) with Serial ATA
Package content: drive enclosure, USIB25 drive cradle, AC/DC power adapter, driver CD and 1 Addonics Serial ATA interface cable
(Discontinued)
AERHDUS25I
Mobile Rack USIB25 (dark brown) with IDE interface
Package content: drive enclosure, USIB25 drive cradle,
(Discontinued)


Accessories - for additional enclosure, drive cradle, interface cable and other related parts

Specifications

Supported Drive Type:
2.5" IDE Hard Drive
Max Data Transfer Rate:

480 Mbits/sec (60 Mbytes/sec) for USB 2.0
400 Mbits/sec (50 Mbytes/sec) for Firewire
1,500 Mbits/sec (150 Mbytes/sec) for Serial ATA
48 Mbits/sec (6 Mbytes/sec) for CardBus
24 Mbits /sec (3 Mbytes/Sec) for PCMCIA
12 Mbits/sec (1.5 Mbytes/sec) for USB 1.1

Average Access Time: Depends on drive
Power Source: PCMCIA Slot , Firewire, USB port*
PC Power Supply when using drive cradle
AC/DC power adapter
Dimensions: 5.4 x 3.3 x 0.9 inches (137 x 84 x 22 mm)
Weight (enclosure only) 0.63 LB
Supported File Systems: FAT, FAT32, NTFS and HPFS
Warranty: One Year
* Addonics has successfully tested using Direct power or BUS Power from USB, PCMCIA or Firewire port on various brands of Notebook and Desktop computers. It is recommended that you choose a hard drive that is rated with 500 mA or less to ensure reliable operation using BUS power. Addonics does not guarantee the hard drive to work with just the BUS power as the amount of power from these different ports vary from different system manufacturers. iLink is the Sony Firewire standard and does not provide power to the peripheral device. Check with your system manufacturer for detail specification of your Firewire port.

Interface and OS compatibility summary

 
USB 2.0/1.1
Serial ATA (1)
Firewire
CardBus/
PCMCIA
IDE
Interface cable model # AAUSBC-309 AASAC-605 AAFWC406 AAPCMCIA32 standard IDE cable
Windows XP hot swappable hot swappable hot swappable hot swappable cannot hot swap
Windows 2000 hot swappable hot swappable hot swappable hot swappable cannot hot swap
Windows Me hot swappable cannot hot swap hot swappable hot swappable cannot hot swap
Windows 98SE hot swappable cannot hot swap hot swappable hot swappable cannot hot swap
Windows NT not supported cannot hot swap not supported cannot hot swap cannot hot swap
Windows 95 not supported cannot hot swap not supported cannot hot swap cannot hot swap
DOS not supported cannot hot swap not supported cannot hot swap cannot hot swap
Linux (Kernel 2.4 and higher) hot swappable cannot hot swap not supported cannot hot swap cannot hot swap
Solaris 8 (10/200 or later release) and Solaris 9 hot swappable cannot hot swap not supported not supported cannot hot swap
Mac hot swappable hot swappable not supported hot swappable cannot hot swap
(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.

System requirement

  • 3.5" drive bay
  • 5 1/4" drive bay (requires optional mounting bracket )
  • IDE, USB2.0, USB 1.1, Firewire, Serial ATA port
  • PC power connection
  • Interface and Operating Systems:

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