RAID Tower XIII with 6G PM and 4 eSATA connector

All that's needed is to add the hard drive of your choice to create your own powerful external RAID storage.

The RAID Tower XIII features thirteen 5.25" drive bays in a sturdy sheet metal chassis with stylish acrylic front bezel. Up to twenty 3.5" hard drives can be installed into the RAID Tower XIII. Each set of five drives inside the RAID Tower can be configured as a RAID group or as five independent drives. The four RAID groups or all twenty drives can be connected to the computer via four high speed eSATA, four USB 3.0 / 2.0 or a single mini SAS connection. The RAID Tower XIII comes equipped with removable drive systems for easy drive addition or removal. On models that are equipped with USB 3.0 connection, each RAID group can be shared over a local area network by attaching to an optional Addonics NAS adapter. Each model comes with everything needed for connecting to the computer. Simply add your own hard drives and configure the RAID via either the onboard dip switches or the included Windows software utility and your storage tower is ready to do the work.

 

About This Model:

The RT134SDES6G can accommodates as many as twenty 3.5" SATA drives. Integrated with four Snap-In Disk Arrays, hard drive can be added or removed like tape cartridges without any special tool. The four built-in 6G Port Multipliers also ensure fast data transfer up to 6 Gbps. The RAID Tower is connected to any system equipped with a PM compatible controller with 4 eSATA ports such as the Addonics 4-eSATA 6G host controller. Depending on your application, the twenty drive can be used as 20 individual drives or formed as different RAID groups using the OS RAID utility. It is perfect solution for attaching large number of hard drives to any system.

 

  • Install up to twenty 3.5" SATA hard drives of any capacity (drives not included).
  • Drives are directly added or removed like tape cartridge from each drive bay with no special tool
  • Support SATA III (6 Gbps) data transfer when connecting to 6G eSATA port
  • Drives appear as individual drive to system (in simultaneous data transfer, the maximum data transfer is that of the slowest member of the five drives)
  • Connect to system via 4 eSATA ports (each must be Port Multiplier compatible)
  • Optional 4-port eSATA 6G PCIe 4X controller (AD4ES6GPX4) that supports connecting the 20 drives in this RAID Tower to any system as individual drive
  • A set of 5 drives are connected to each 6G rack mounted PM mounted on the back panel
  • Drives can be set to RAID via the RAID utility of the OS or the host controller
  • 48-bit address for maximum drive size up to 100,000 TB
  • Require connecting to Port Multiplier compatible controller
  • OS independent

Components list made up this model:
Storage Tower XIII (ST13), four rack mount PM (AD5SARM6G), four Snap-In Disk Array (AESN5DA35-A). four (4) 3-foot sATA cables (AAESATA100C). Include power cord and user guide

Optional: 4-port eSATA 6G PCIe 4X controller (AD4ES6GPX4), USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter (ADU3ESA)

 

RAID Tower 13 models Comparison Chart

Model
RT134SDEU3
RT134SDMS
RT134SDES6G
RT134DAMS
RT134SDMS6G
Price
$ $ $ $ $
Maximum number of drives installable  
3.5" SATA
(2.5 SATA hard drive can be installed using 2.5" -3.5" drive convert, model AE25SN35SA)
20 20 20 20 20
Connection to System  
Via external Mini SAS port (SFF-8088) NA Yes NA Yes YES
Via eSATA port Yes NA Yes NA NA
Via USB 2.0 port Yes NA Yes (with optional
USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter)
NA NA
Via USB 3.0 port Yes NA Yes (with optional
USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter)
NA NA
Supported type of RAID  
RAID 1, RAID 0 Yes Yes depends on the RAID utility from the controller or the OS

Yes depends on the RAID utility from the controller or the OS
RAID 10 Yes Yes Yes
BIG (SPAN) Yes Yes Yes
RAID 5 Yes Yes Yes
RAID 5+S Yes Yes Yes
Clone Mode Yes Yes Yes
(individual drive) Yes (when connected to USB port or PM compatible controller) Yes (when connected to PM compatible controller) Yes (when connected to USB port or PM compatible controller) Yes (when connected to PM compatible controller) Yes (when connected to PM compatible controller)
RAID Setup
via Windows software or onboard dip switches
via Windows software or onboard dip switches
depends on the RAID utility from the controller or the OS
via Windows software or onboard dip switches
depends on the RAID utility from the controller or the OS
Integrated Port Multiplier AD5HPMREU AD5HPMSXA AD5SARM6G AD5HPMSXA AD5APM6G
Maximum data transfer rate SATA II ( 3 Gbps) SATA II ( 3 Gbps) SATA III (6 Gbps) SATA II ( 3 Gbps) SATA III (6 Gbps)
RAID setup software
utility support
available for Windows OS available for Windows OS NA available for Windows OS NA
RAID Diagnostics via software or LED lights via software or LED lights LED lights via software or LED lights LED lights
Drive installation  
direct drive
insertion
Yes Yes Yes N/A Yes
via removable
drive drawer
N/A N/A N/A Yes N/A
Hot Swappable
Drives
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Supported OS OS Independent OS Independent OS Independent OS Independent OS Independent
  • 20 Snap-in bays that supports 3.5" SATA HDD 
  • 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD can be installed using optional drive adapter (AD25SN35SA)
  • four eSATA connectors on back panel
  • Two 120 x 120 mm ball bearing high CFM low noise cooling fans
  • Sturdy steel metal chassis and stylish acrylic front panel
  • 500 watts 110/240V AC power supply
  • LED indicators for each storage device, host connection and power status
  • Dimension (W x L x H): 7.5 x 15.75 x 24.75 in.
  • Weight: ~ 43 lb ( 19.5kg)
  • Operating temperature and humidity: 0 - 55 C, 5 - 90% RH
  • Storage temperature and humidity: -10 - 65 C, 0 - 95% RH (non-condensing)

PRODUCTS

RT134SDES6G - (RT XIII, 4- 6G PM, 4 Snap-In DA, 4 eSATA)
Content: RAID Tower 13 with built-in four 6G PM, four Snap-In Disk Array PRO and four eSATA connectors, power cord, four 3-foot eSATA cables, user guide

Price: 975.00

ACCESSORIES

AD4ES6GPX4 (4-eSATA 6G PCIe 4X Controller)
Content: 4-eSATA 6G PCIe 4-lane Controller, user guide
Price: 169.00
ADSA6GPX1-2E (6G 2-port eSATA PCI-Express Controller)
6G 2-port eSATA PCI-Express Controller, low profile bracket, Driver CD, User guide,
Price: 39.99
ADSA3GPX8-4E (4 eSATA II RAID5 8-lane PCI-E)
4 Port eSATA RAID5/JBOD PCI-E 8x Controller, Driver CD, User Guide.,
Price: 169.00
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
AAESATA100C (eSATA - eSATA cable, 100 cm.)
Content: 100 cm. eSATA connecting cable with eSATA connectors on both ends. Full compliance with eSATA specification. Great for connecting external storage device with eSATA connector to eSATA host controller.
Price: 9.00