Ruby Cipher Drive Cartridge System for SATA HDDs with SATA or USB Internal Connection

The Ruby Cipher Drive Cartridge System (RCDCS) features the new generation of eSATA hard drive enclosures with the 256-bit AES hard encryption to ensure absolute data security should the drive get stolen or lost. The crypto engine inside the Ruby Cipher enclosure handles all the encryption and decryption on the fly with no detectable performance degradation on data transfer. Using native eSATA interface, the RCDCS supports the highest performance possible today through an externally connected hard drive enclosure.

The RCDCS is designed to enable any 2.5" SATA hard drive to be use like a tape cartridge via the standard 3 1/2" drive bay of any computer. You can swap hard drive in and out of your computer without restarting your system. Instead of a slow tape cartridge, you enjoy the fast performance of the SATA hard drive. With an optional external power adapter, the RCDCS can also be installed externally for different types of applications. Once the OS detects the presence of the Ruby Cipher 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. For more detail on drive cartridge system, please visit the following tutorial page.

The Ruby Cipher cartridge, small enough to fit easily in the palm of your hand, is designed to handle shocks and perform reliably in mobile application or rough environment with a patented shock proof rugged anodized aluminum housing. The Ruby Cipher drive enclosure comes with both an eSATA and SATA connector. The eSATA connector allows the Ruby Cipher drive enclosure to be used as an external eSATA hard drive using a standard eSATA cable and an optional power adapter. The SATA connector allows the Ruby Cipher drive enclosure to be used as a removable cartridge in the Ruby Cipher drive cradle installed inside the 3 1/2" drive bay of any computer. The Ruby Cipher drive enclosure can also be attached to the USB port of any computer with an optional USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter.

Coming built in with the Addonics SATA direct bridge interface, the Ruby Cipher 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 Ruby Cipher drive cradle, equipped with both standard 4P and SATA 15 -pin power connectors, has integrated SATA connector for direct connection to SATA port of any system. By attaching different IO converters, the Ruby Cipher drive cradle can also be interfaced to IDE, USB or SCSI port.

Encryption features (for Ruby Cipher only)

  • Full disk encryption via a hardware-based NIST and CSE certified cryptographic AES engine
  • FIPS 140-2 certified Crypto Module listed in NIST
  • High performance - Data is encrypted and decrypted on the fly by a certified cryptographic engine inside an ASIC without taking any CPU resources
  • Encryption / Decryption via a hardware key , just like using a regular key to open a door.
    To enable the encryption and access the drive, simply the Cipher key into the keyhole of the Ruby Cipher enclosure prior to turning on the power.
  • Simple to deploy with no training required, no software to install and no password to remember
  • Platform independency - There is no software or driver to install to use Addonics encryption products. As a result, it can be deployed in any systems running any OS. This is important in organization with multi platform computing and legacy systems.

Drive Enclosure features

  • Stylish and rugged black anodized aluminum
  • Compact size - fits inside a pocket
  • Light weight
  • Shock proof - up to 3 feet damage protection for the hard drive
  • Compatible with any 2.5" SATA 1.5Gbps or SATA 3.0Gbps hard drive with height of 10 mm or less
  • Compatible with 2.5" SATA SSD or Addonics SATA CF hard disk adapter (ADSAHDCF)
  • eSATA connector for external eSATA connection
  • Optional eSATA - USB 3.0 Adapter to connect through USB 2.0 connection
  • Regular SATA connector for use as an internal hot-swap removable hard drive in a 5 1/4" drive bay with optional Ruby Cipher Drive Cradle
  • Hard drive connectors are isolated by a SATA direct bridge from wear and tear in removable drive application
  • Support large hard drive beyond 137G with single partition.
  • No interface cabling between drive and enclosure for reliable connection.
  • LED for both power and drive access
  • OS support in external hard drive mode
    • eSATA - DOS, Windows 95, NT(SP6), 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Mac, Linux and Solaris
    • USB - Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Mac, Linux and Solaris

Drive Cradle features

  • Mount inside any standard 3 1/2" drive bay
  • Direct SATA interface or USB 2.0/1.1 interface
  • 4-pin Molex and 15-pin SATA power connector
  • OS support in internal hard drive model
    • SATA - DOS, Windows 95, NT(SP6), 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Mac, Linux and Solaris
    • USB - Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Mac, Linux and Solaris

*Note: The Ruby Cipher 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.

Encrpytion type 256-bit AES hardware encryption via a hardware-based NIST and CSE certified cryptographic AES engine
Material construction Rugged anodized aluminum
Supported Drive Type
  • 2.5" SATA 1.5Gbps or 3Gbps hard drive
  • 2.5" SDD with SATA interface
Supported Interface for Drive Cradle
  • Ruby SATA Drive Cradle
  • Ruby IDE Drive Cradle
  • Ruby USB 2.0/1.1Drive Cradle
  • Ruby SCSI LVD160 Drive Cradle
Supported interface for Drive Enclosure eSATA, USB 3.0 (with optional USB 3.0 - 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 (andgt80 G) 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
Dimensions:

Drive enclosure: 3.27 x 5.87 x .83 in. (83 x 149 x 21 mm.)
Drive Cradle: 4.02 x 7.15 x 1 in. (102 x 182 x 25 mm.)

Weight: 7.3 oz (enclosure without hard drive)
5.6 oz (drive cradle)
File Systems: FAT, FAT32, NTFS and HPFS
Supported OS
  • USB 2.0/1.1 - DOS, Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X, Linux Kernel 2.4 and above, Solaris 8 10/00 or later release.
  • SATA - DOS, Windows NT4(SP6), 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X, Linux Kernel 2.4 and above*

*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.

Warranty: One Year

 

 

System Requirements

  • PC/AT or Compatible System
  • One available 3 1/2" drive bay or one of the following ports: USB 2.0, USB 1.1, eSATA
  • 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

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