RAID Tower III (RT3SN5P6G)

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. Inside the chassis, the five drives are connected to a 6G Port Mulitplier (PM) which provides a single high speed 6G connection to any computer equipped with a PM compatible eSATA port. Drive is added or removed from the RAID Tower like tape cartridge with no special tool. The five drives can also form a RAID group using the RAID utility of the OS or the attached host controller. Comes with everything required to connect to the computer, all you need is to add your own hard drives to the RAID Tower.

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2014-04-30 Addonics RAID Tower III External Storage Device Review

...The Addonics RAID Tower III is certainly a unit with a great deal of build quality and aesthetic appeal. I really like the idea of having a solid steel enclosure with a bit of added flash with the acrylic front panel. The LED activity lights give off the right amount of light ...

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  • 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 (connecting cables included)
  • Up to 6Gbps data transfer rate (in simultaneous data transfer, the maximum data transfer is that of the slowest member of the five drives)
  • Drives appear as independent drive to the OS
  • Port Multiplier compatible eSATA port is required (when connecting to regular eSATA port, only the first drive connecting to Port 0 of the PM inside can be detected)
  • Drives can form a RAID volume using the RAID utility of the OS or the attached host controlleer
  • OS independent, can be used on any system
  • RAID diagnostic via LED light or utility software under Windows

Components make up this model:
Storage Tower III (ST3), 5-port 6G Rack Mount PM (AD5SARM6G), 1 Snap-In Disk Array PRO (AESN5DA35 -A) 3 feet eSATA cable (AAESATA100C), power cord, user guide

  • Sturdy metal frame construction
  • Built-in Port Multiplier (model: AD5SARM6G)
  • 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
  • One eSATA 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

RT3SN5P6G - (RT3, 6G PM + Snap-In DA PRO)
Content: RAID Tower 3integrated with 5-Port 6G PM (AD5SARM6G) and Snap-In Disk Array PRO (AESN5DA35-A), 3-foot eSATA cable (AAESATA100C), US power cord and user guide
Price: 279.00

ACCESSORIES

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
AE25SN35SA (Snap-In 25)
Snap-In 25 (2.5inch - 3.5inch adapter), User guide,
Price: 13.99
Userguides