The Ruby Cipher Combo Hard Drive (RCCHD) 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 RCCHD supports the highest performance possible today through an externally connected hard drive enclosure.
The RCCHD is probably the most versatile storage solution in the market. This kit comes with all the necessary component to allow any 2.5" SATA 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 RCCHD 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 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 shock absorption technology in the drive enclosure together with a rugged annodized housing also provides strong protection to the hard drive against and vibration.
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 hard drive. 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. When used as an 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.
Encryption features (for Ruby Cipher only)
Drive Enclosure features
Drive Cradle features
|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
|Supported Interface for 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
Drive enclosure: 3.27 x 5.87 x .83 in. (83 x 149 x 21 mm.)
|Weight:||7.3 oz (enclosure without hard drive)
5.6 oz (drive cradle)
|File Systems:||FAT, FAT32, NTFS and HPFS|
*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.