RAID Tower V (RT5835HEU3)

Discontinued

The RAID Tower V is built basing on the Storage Tower platform that features five 5.25" drive bays in a sturdy and small foot print chassis with a stylish front bezel. Depending on the model, up to eight 3.5" hard drives can be installed into the RAID Tower V. The drives can be configured as individual drive or as a RAID set and be connected to the computer via the high speed eSATA or USB 3.0/2.0 connection. Each model comes with everything required for connecting to a computer. All you need is to add your own hard drives and configure the RAID via a set of dip switches or Windows software utility depending on the model of the RAID Tower.

 

About This Model:

The RT5835HEU3 supports up to eight SATA 3.5" drives. Using the Disk Array, drives are added or removed like tape cartridge from each drive bay with no special tool required. The RAID Tower is connected to a system equipped with two USB ports or a PM compatible controller with 2 eSATA ports. Depending on your application, the eight drives can be used as 8individual drives or formed as a RAID group. It is perfect solution for attaching large number of hard drives to any system for a variety of storage applications - external RAID storage, Video storage or Server storage.

  • Connect to system via two USB 3.0 or two eSATA ports (connecting cables included).
  • Install up to eight 3.5" SATA hard drives of any capacity (drives not included).
  • 3.5" SATA Drives are added or removed via a removable drive tray like a tape cartridge
  • 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 mak up this model:

Storage Tower V (ST5), two units HPM-XU (AD5HPMREU), 1 unit Disk Array 5SA (AE5RCS35NSA), 1 unit Disk Array 3SA (AE3RCS35NSA), two 3-foot eSATA cable (AAESATA100C, two 6-foot USB 3.0 cables (AAU3AB6F), power cord, user guide

Optional:  ADSA6GPX1-2E,  AD4ESA6GPX4NAS 4.0 adapter (NAS40ESU) for sharing over LAN and WAN, USB 3.0 hub (AD4U3HE)

  • Great for variety of storage applications - external RAID storage, Video storage, Server storage
  • Sturdy and attractive black metal frame construction
  • Compact size - 7.5 x 16 x 10.4 inches
  • Support any SATA 1.0, 2.0 or 3.0 hard drive
  • Sturdy metal frame construction
  • Ball bearing high CFM low noise cooling fans
  • 320 watts 110/240V AC power supply
  • LED indicators for each storage device, RAID status, host connection and power

 

RAID Tower V various models comparison chart

 
RT55SNHX
RT55SNHXU3
RT5835HEU3
Maximum number of drives installable
3.5" SATA 5 5 8
2.5" SATA or SSD N/A N/A NA
Connection to System
Via any eSATA port Yes Yes Yes
Via USB 2.0 port Yes (with optional USB-eSATA Adapter) Yes Yes
Via USB 3.0 port Yes (with optional
eSATAp-USB
3.0 adapter
)
Yes Yes 
Supported type of RAID
RAID 1, RAID 0 Yes Yes Yes
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
JBOD (individual drive) Yes (when connected via eSATA port on PM compatible ontroller) Yes (when connected via eSATA port on PM compatible ontroller) Yes (when connected via eSATA port on PM compatible ontroller)
RAID Setup via Window software or onboard jumpers via Windows software or onboard jumpers via Windows software or onboard jumpers
Integrated Port Multiplier AD5HPMRXA-E AD5HPMREU AD5HPMREU
RAID setup software
utility support
available for Windows available for Windows available for Windows
RAID Diagnostics via software or LED lights via software or LED lights via software or LED lights
Drive installation
direct drive
ion
5 drives 5 drives N/A
via removable
drive drawer
N/A N/A 8 drives
via removable
drive enclosure
N/A N/A N/A
Hot Swappable
Drives
Yes Yes Yes
Supported OS OS Independent OS Independent OS Independent

PRODUCTS

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
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
RT5835HEU3
Applies to:
Drivers
USB timeout fix
Applies to:

Disable the time out or disconnection issue for the  RAID tower, Optical tower and AD5HPMXU or products that has this Port Multiplier inside. The problem is mostly associated with USB connection.

Instructions: Unzip the downloaded file, launch the FwUpdateTool_v1_19_01_T1.exe and load the bin file.

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