Discontinued and replaced by Ruby II Combo Hard Drive
The Ruby 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 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 Ruby 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 Ruby 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.
Both the new Ruby 6G drive enclosure and 6G drive cradles support full 6G data transfer to ensure maximum and stable connectivity of the lastest 6G SATA III hard drive.
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 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.
Drive Cradle features
|Material construction||Rugged anodized aluminum|
|Supported Drive Type
Ruby 6G enclosure (RSACSB6G)* - Support SATA 1, 2 and 3 HDD/SSD
|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.