The Ruby II Combo Hard Drive (CHD) is the ultimate drive kit solution that offers drive cartridge versatility and the portability of an external hard drive. Once the drive is installed into the Ruby II drive enclosure, the drive can be used as an external drive by connecting an eSATA or USB port on any computer. By installing the drive cradle that comes with this Combo Hard Drive kit into a standard 3.5" drive bay, the Ruby II drive enclosure can be direclty insert into the drive cradle and be detected by the computer, just like using a tape cassette.
Coming with a built-in Addonics SATA direct bridge interface, the Ruby II drive enclosure allows the SATA hard drive to appear as a direct connection to the host both in eSATA mode or SATA mode while at the same time isolating the SATA hard drive power and data connectors from the wears and tears incurred in some of the removable SATA hard drive system. The eSATA connector allows the Ruby II drive enclosure to be used as an external eSATA hard drive using a standard eSATA cable and a power adapter. The SATA connector allows the Ruby II drive enclosure to be used as a removable cartridge in the Ruby drive cradle installed inside the 3 1/2" drive bay on any computer. The Ruby drive enclosure can also be attached to the USB port of any computer with an optional USB 3.0 - eSATAp adapter.The Ruby II drive enclosure support full 6G data transfer to ensure maximum and stable connectivity of the latest 6G SATA III hard drive and SSD.
The Ruby drive cradle, equipped with both standard 4P and SATA 15 -pin power connectors, has integrated SATA connector for direct connection to the SATA port of any system. By attaching different IO converters, the Ruby drive cradle can also be interfaced to IDE, USB or SCSI port.
Drive Cartridge Application
For more detail on drive cartridge system, please visit the following tutorial page.
External Drive application
Note: the eSATA - USB 3.1 adapter is only included in model that supports USB connection
|Opening the drive enclosure||Installing drive into the enclosure|
Drive Enclosure features
Drive Cradle features
*Note: The Ruby II Drive Cartridge System with the SATA interface must be connected to a SATA controller with hot swap capability in order to add and remove drive cartridge without rebooting. Please consult your motherboard or the add-in card manufacturer to determine hot swap support on your SATA controller. All of the Addonics SATA Host Controllers are hot swap capable.
|Material construction||Black ABS Plastic|
|Supported Drive Type
SATA 1, 2 and 3 HDD/SSD with drive thickness up to 14.5 mm
|Supported Interface for Drive Cradle||
|Supported interface for Drive Enclosure||SATA / eSATA, USB 3.1 (with optional USB 3.1 - eSATA Adapter)|
|Large hard drive support||YES|
|Power source:||External application: USB port* or 110/220 AC/DC 5V power adapter
Internal application: 15-pin SATA or 4-pin Molex power from PC power supply
* power from USB port varies from among different computers and hardware configuration. Large capacity hard drive may also require more power. As a result, USB power on certain system may not be adequate to power the hard drive. In such cas, an external power adapter will be the only option
Drive enclosure: 3.27 x 5.35 x .87 in. (83 x 136 x 22 mm.)
|Weight (without drive):||
~ 99 gm (3.50 oz for the drive enclosure)
~159 gm (5.6 oz) for the drive cradle
*Windows and Mac OS have been tested to hot swap drives using our SATA Host Controllers. Linux may not be able to hot swap without loading an additional module.