RAID Tower III (RT3S5HEU3)

The RAID Tower III is a family of compact RAID storage systems which include many features found in larger RAID Towers. As many as five 3.5" SATA hard drives can be installed into the RAID Tower III. The small foot print, silent operation and the large storage capability of the RAID Tower III make it the ideal solution for a wide variety of storage applications in small business and home environments.

 

About this model

This RAID Tower III supports installing up to five 3.5" SATA hard drives. Once the drives are installed, they can be configured as a RAID set and be connected to the computer via a single high speed eSATA , USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 connection. Drive is added or removed from the RAID Tower like tape cartridge with no special tool. This RAID Tower III can become a NAS device (Network Attached Storage) by attaching to the Addonics optional NAS 3.0 adapters. Comes with everything required to connect to the computer, all you need is to add your own hard drives and configure the RAID via a set of on board dip switches on the back of the tower.

  • Install up to five 3.5" SATA hard drives of any capacity (drives not included).
  • Drives are added or removed like tape cartridge from each drive bay without any special tool
  • Connect to system via eSATA port or USB 3.0 / 2.0 port (a 3 feet eSATA cable and a 6 feet USB 3.0 cable are included)
  • Drives can be configured as RAID0 (Striping), RAID1 (Mirroring), RAID 5 (Parity), RAID10 (Mirrored Striped), JBOD (Concatenation), Clone Mode (N-Way Mirror) using built-in hardware RAID or as five individiual drives without RAID
  • Individual drive setting requires connecting to Port Multiplier compatible controller or USB port
  • RAID setting via software utility under Windows or via dip switches on the back
  • OS independent, can be used on any system
  • RAID diagnostic via LED light or utility software under Window

Components make up this model:
Storage Tower III (ST3), 5-port HPM- XU (AD5HPMREU), 1 Snap-In Disk Array (AESN5DA35-A) 3 feet eSATA cable (AAESATA100C), 6 feet A-B USB 3.0 cable (AAU3AB6F), power cord, user guide

Optional: NAS 4.0 adapter (NAS40ESUfor sharing over LAN and WAN, USB 3.0 hub (AD4U3HE)

  • Sturdy metal frame construction
  • Built-in Port Multiplier (model: AD5HPMREU)
  • Five Snap-In drive bays for installing 3.5" SATA hard drive or 2.5" SATA hard drive/SSD using optional adapter Snap-In 25 (model: AE25SN35SA)
  • Support SATA I, II or III hard drive
  • Maximum data throughput: 3 Gbps
  • eSATA port, USB 3.0 / 2.0 port on back panel
  • Compact size: 7.48 x 10.63 x 6.5 inch (190 x 270 x 16.5 mm) (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 6.29 lb (2.86 kg) (100.7 oz)
  • Cooling fan: 80 x 80 mm. low noise, high CFM, ball bearing type
  • Integrated 150W 110/240 power supply
  • LED indicators for each storage device, RAID status, host connection and power
  • Operating temperature and humity: 0 - 60 °C, 5 - 90% RH
  • Storage temperuate and humidity: -20 - 65 °C, 5 - 95% RH (non-condensing)

Model
Maximum number of drives installable
3.5" SATA
5
5
5
5
5
2.5" SATA or SSD Yes with optional 2.5" - 3.5" HDD converter (AE25SN35SA) Yes with optional 2.5" - 3.5" HDD converter (AE25SN35SA) Yes with optional 2.5" - 3.5" HDD converter (AE25SN35SA) Yes with optional 2.5" - 3.5" HDD converter (AE25SN35SA) Yes with optional 2.5" - 3.5" HDD converter (AE25SN35SA)
Connection to System
Via any eSATA port
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Via USB 2.0 port
Yes
Yes (with optional
USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter)
Yes
Yes (with optional
USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter)
NA
Via USB 3.0 port
Yes
Yes (with optional
USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter)
Yes
Yes (with optional
USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter)
NA
Supported type of RAID
RAID 1, RAID 0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Depends on RAID utility of the OS or the attached host controller
RAID 10
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
BIG (SPAN)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RAID 5 over 4 drives
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RAID 5+S
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
JBOD (individual drive) Yes (when connected to USB or PM compatible controller) Yes (when connected to USB or PM compatible controller) Yes (when connected to USB or PM compatible controller) Yes (when connected to USB or PM compatible controller)
Yes (when connected to PM compatible controller)
Clone Mode (N-Way Mirror)  Yes Yes Yes Yes
No
RAID Setup
via onboard dip switches
via onboard dip switches
via onboard dip switches
via onboard dip switches
NA
Integrated Port Multiplier
RAID setup software utility support available for Windows available for Windows available for Windows available for Windows
N/A
RAID Diagnostics via software or LED lights via software or LED lights via software or LED lights via software or LED lights via LED lights
Drive installation
Direct hard drive insertion and removal Direct hard drive insertion and removal Via 5 removable drive drawers Via 5 removable drive drawers Direct hard drive insertion and removal
Hot Swappable
Drives
Yes when connect to eSATA controller with hot swap support or USB port Yes when connect to eSATA controller with hot swap support or USB port Yes when connect to eSATA controller with hot swap support or USB port Yes when connect to eSATA controller with hot swap support or USB port Yes when connect to eSATA controller with hot swap support 
Supported OS OS Independent OS Independent OS Independent OS Independent OS Independent

PRODUCTS

RT3S5HEU3 - (RT3, HPM-XU + SN DA, eSATA / USB 3.0)
Storage Tower III (ST3), 5-port HPM- XU (AD5HPMREU), 1 Snap-In Disk Array (AESN5DA35) 3 feet eSATA cable (AAESATA100C), 6 feet A-B USB 3.0 cable (AAU3AB6F), power cord, user guide,
Price: 325.00

ACCESSORIES

NAS40ESU (NAS 4.0 adapter)
Package content: NAS 4.0 unit, 5V 110/240V AC adapter, 6" CAT5e cable, User guide
Price: 89.00
AD4U3HE (4-port USB 3.0 hub, external)

4-port external USB 3.0 hub with built-in 3 feet USB 3.0 cable, user guide.

Price: 25.99
Datasheets
RT3S5HEU3
Applies to:
Drivers
HPM RAID Management Utility for Linux
Applies to: AD5HPMSXA, AD5HPMREU, CDC5HMEU3

RAID Management Utility for Linux Operating systems for HPM-XA (AD5HPMRXA-E or AD5HPMSXA), HPM-XU (AD5HPMREU), Port Multiplier Ultra (AD5EHPMEU3) or on any Addonics storage products equipped with one of these port multipliers. Executable file must be run with root privileges to communicate with port multiplier.

HPM RAID utility for Mac
Applies to: AD5HPMRXA-E, AD5HPMSXA, AD5HPMREU

RAID Management Utility for Mac operating systems for HPM XA (AD5HPMRXA-E or AD5HPMSXA), HPM-XU (AD5HPMREU), Port Multiplier Ultra (AD5EHPMEU3) or on any Addonics storage products that are equipped with one of these Port Multipliers

HPM RAID Management Utility for Windows
Applies to: AD5HPMSXA, AD5HPMREU, CDC5HMEU3

RAID Management Utility for Windows operating systems for HPM XA (AD5HPMRXA-E, AD5HPMSXA), HPM-XU (AD5HPMREU), Port Multiplier Ultra (AD5EHPMEU3)  or on any Addonics storage products that are equipped with one of these Port Multipliers