Diamond Combo Hard Drive Kit

The Diamond Combo Hard Drive kit is probably the most versatile storage solution in the market. This kit comes with all the necessary component to allow any 3.5" SATA or IDE hard drive to be used as a drive cartridge and as an external high performance eSATA hard drive. Constructed in heavy gauge aluminum with precision finish for smooth operation, the Diamond drive kit is built to last while at the same time providing excellent heat dissipation for the hard drive. Comes built in with the Addonics SATA direct bridge interface, the Diamond drive enclosure allows the SATA or IDE hard drive to appear as a direct connection to the host both in eSATA mode or SATA mode while at the same time isolates the SATA hard drive power and data connectors from the wears and tears incurred in some of the removable SATA hard drive system. 2.5" SATA or IDE hard drive can also be installed into the Diamond drive enclosure.

When used as a drive cartridge, the hard drive can be swapped in and out of your computer without restarting your system. Instead of a slow tape cartridge, you enjoy the fast performance of the SATA or IDE hard drive. Once the OS detects the presence of the Diamond Drive enclosure (cartridge), it appears as an additional hard drive to the system. There is no driver to install or special software required to do data backup or restoration. Data is stored uncompressed in its own native file format and can be accessed readily by any application program. When used as external hard drive via eSATA connection to a computer, the hard drive performs at the full speed and can achieve data transfer up to 3 times the speed of the standard USB or Firewire interfaces.

Drive enclosures features

  • eSATA connector built-in for external eSATA connection
  • Optional USB 3.0 to eSATAp adapter for USB 3.0 / 2.0 connection.
  • Regular SATA connector for use as an removable hard drive via the Diamond Drive Cradles installed in a 5 1/4" drive bay
  • Choice of SATA or IDE hard drive enclosures
  • Hard drive connectors are isolated by a Direct SATA bridge from wear and tear in removable drive application
  • SATA drive enclosure support full SATA 3.0 speed of 6 Gbps
  • Support large hard drive beyond 137G with single partition
  • Maximum drive size > 4TB
  • No interface cabling between drive and enclosure for reliable connection.
  • No switch to set between internal and external hard drive application
  • Compact size for easy transportation - slightly larger than a VCR cassette
  • Sturdy aluminum body for use in rough environments
  • Well ventilated design, good heat conduction without fan for quiet operation
  • LED for both power and drive access
  • Optional cooling fan available
  • Simple hard drive installation
  • OS support in an external hard drive mode
    • eSATA - DOS, Windows 95, NT(SP6), 98SE, Me, 2000 and above, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, Mac, Linux and Solaris
    • USB - Windows 98SE, Me, 2000 and above, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, Mac, Linux and solaris

Drive Cradle

  • Mount inside any standard 5 1/4" drive bay
  • Aluminum construction for effective heat dissipation inside any system
  • Connect to SATA interface
  • Support full SATA 3.0 speed of 6 Gbps
  • 4-pin floppy power connector
  • Drive Cradle keylock to secure Drive Enclosure and power on the drive
  • Drive Cradle LED can be set to come from hard drive or from controller
  • LED for both power and drive access
  • OS support in internal hard drive mode - DOS, Windows 95, NT(SP6), 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Mac, Linux and Solaris
Supported Drive Type
3.5" SATA 1.0 / 2.0 / 3.0 or IDE hard drive
Supported Interface for Drive Cradle

SATA (or IDE, USB,  SCSI with optional converter boards)

Supported interface for Drive Enclosure eSATA ( or USB with optional adapter) for external connection and SATA for internal connection via Diamond drive cradle
Maximum drive size > 4TB
Maximum transfer rate SATA or eSATA - 6 Gbps
USB 3.0 - 5 Gbps 
Power source Internal Drive Cartridge System - from PC power supply
External Drive Cartridge System - from 110/220 power adapter
Cooling fan Optional for drive enclosure
LED indicators For power and drive access on drive enclosure and drive cradle
Material construction Aluminum
Supported OS
  • USB 2.0 - DOS, Windows 2000 and above, XP, 7, 8, Mac OS X, Linux Kernel 2.4 and above, Solaris 8 10/00 or later release.
  • SATA, IDE or SCSI - DOS, Windows NT4(SP6), 98SE, Me, 2000 and above, XP, 7, 8, Mac OS X, Linux Kernel 2.4 and above
Dimensions

Drive enclosure: 8.19 x 4.57 x 1.46 in. (208 x 116 x 37 mm.)
Drive Cradle: 8.93 x 5.75 x 1.61 in. (227 x 146 x 41 mm.)

Weight 13.6 oz (enclosure without hard drive)
15.2 oz (drive cradle)
File Systems FAT, FAT32, NTFS and HPFS
Operating temperature: 0 °C to +70 °C
Operating humidity 5% to 90%
Storage temperature -40 °C to +85 °C
Storage humidity 5% to 95% (non condensing)
Warranty: One Year
RoHS compliant Yes

 

 

System Requirements

  • PC/AT or Compatible System
  • One available 5 1/4" drive bay or one of the following ports: SATA, eSATA, USB 2.0 and USB 1.1
  • Pentium or greater
  • Minimum 32 MB RAM
  • 10 MB minimum free hard disk space
  • One of the following operating systems: DOS, Windows NT(SP6), Windows 98SE / 2000, 2003, Me, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS, Linux, Solaris

PRODUCTS

DCHDSAES - (Diamond CHD for SATA hdd, eSATA ext)
Package content: Diamond SATA Drive Enclosure (DSASB), Diamond SATA Drive Cradle (DSABYB), power adapter(AAPAC12V-US), eSATA - eSATA data cable 6 ft. (AAESATA200C), SATA data cable (AASAIDC18I), user guide,
Price: 75.00
DCHDSAEU3 - (Diamond CHD for SATA hdd, eSATA/USB 3.0)
Package content: Diamond SATA Drive Enclosure (DSASB), Diamond SATA Drive Cradle (DSABYB), power adapter(AAPAC12V-US), eSATA - eSATA data cable 6 ft. (AAESATA200C), USB 3.0/2.0 to eSATA Mini Adapter (ADU3ESAM), SATA data cable (AASAIDC18I), user guide,
Price: 89.00
DCHDIES - (Diamond CHD for IDE hdd, eSATA ext)
Package content: Diamond IDE Drive Enclosure (DICSB), Diamond SATA Drive Cradle (DSABYB), power adapter(AAPAC12V-US), eSATA - eSATA data cable 6 ft. (AAESATA200C), SATA data cable (AASAIDC18I), user guide,
Price: 89.00
DCHDIEU3 - (Diamond CHD for IDE hdd, eSATA/USB 3.0)
Package content: Diamond IDE Drive Enclosure (DICSB), Diamond SATA Drive Cradle (DSABYB), power adapter(AAPAC12V-US), eSATA - eSATA data cable 6 ft. (AAESATA200C), USB 3.0/2.0 to eSATA mini Adapter (ADU3ESAM), SATA data cable (AASAIDC18I), user guide,
Price: 105.00

ACCESSORIES

DSACSB (Diamond encl. for 3.5" SATA hdd, black)
DSACSB Diamond enclosure for 3.5" SATA hard drive (black)
Price: 24.99
DSABYB (Diamond SATA drive cradle, black)
DSABYB Diamond drive cradle with native SATA interface
Price: 29.00
AAESATA200C (eSATA cable, 200 cm (6 ft.))
Content: 200 cm. eSATA connecting cable with eSATA connector on both ends. Full compliance with eSATA specification. Great for connecting external storage device with eSATA connector to eSATA host controller.
Price: 13.99
AASAIDC18I (18" internal SATA data cable)
AASAIDC18I 18" internal Serial ATA data cable. Good for connecting any SATA device to Serial ATA controller.
Price: 3.00
DICSB (Diamond encl. for 3.5" IDE hdd, black)
DICSB Diamond enclosure for 3.5" IDE hard drive (black)
Price: 39.00