RAID Tower IX 6G

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

The RAID Tower IX is constructed in a precision machined steel metal chassis with a stylish front bezel. Comes with nine (9) 5.25" drive bays, a strong power supply and two low noise high CFM cooling fans, this RAID Tower can support up to fifteen (15) 3.5" hard drives with plenty of power and effective cooling. There are choice of models for connecting to the computer via high speed eSATA, USB 3.0 / 2.0 or mini SAS connection. Depending on model, you can also share the storage on the RAID Tower on LAN by attaching to the optional Addonics NAS adapter. Each model comes with everything needed for connecting to the computer. All is needed is to add your own hard drives and attached the connecting cables between the RAID Tower and the system.

 

About this RAID Tower XI

This family of RAID Tower IX supports connecting up to fifteen (15) 3.5" SATA drives to 4 mini SAS port (SFF-8088) on a system with throughput up to 6Gbps. The RAID Tower is integrated with three (3) Snap-In Disk Arrays PRO for adding or removing drives conveniently like tape cartridges without any special tool.

  • Connect up to fifteen 3.5" SATA hard drives (drives not included) of any capacity to system with 4 mini SAS (SFF-8088) port (mini SAS cable is included)
  • Maximum throughput up to 6Gbps (SATA 3)
  • Drives are directly added or removed like tape cartridge from each drive bay with no special tool
  • Four (4) drives are connected to each of the three mini SAS connectors and the 4th mini SAS connector has only three drives.
  • Drives appear as individual drive to the OS
  • Drives can be configured as a RAID group using the RAID utility of the OS or the attached host controller
  • OS independent, can be used on any system

Components list made up this model:
RT93SNDHMS: Storage Tower IX (ST9), three units 5-port 6G PM (
AD5SARM6G), three Snap-In Disk Array PRO (AESN5DA35-A), one 4-SATA - mini SAS bridge (AD4SMSAS) and one external Mini SAS cable 150 cm (AAMS150)

  • Sturdy and attractive black metal frame construction
  • Dimensions (W x L x H): ~ 7.5 x 17.25 x 17.2 in. (190 x 438 x 437) mm.
  • Weight (not including drives): ~ 17.05lb ( 7.73 kg)
  • Two 80 x 80 mm ball bearing high CFM low noise cooling fans
  • 500 watts 110/240V AC power supply
  • LED indicators for each storage device, PM status, host connection and power

Comparison Chart and shop online

Model
RT93SN6GMS
RT93SNE6G
RT93DAEU3
RT93SDEU3
RT93SNDHMS
RT93DAHXMS
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)
15 15 15 15 15 15
Connection to System  
Via mini SAS port Yes NA NA NA Yes Yes
Via any eSATA port NA PM compatible eSATA port Yes Yes NA NA
Via USB 2.0 port NA NA Yes Yes NA NA
Via USB 3.0 port NA NA Yes Yes NA NA
Maximum data throughput 6 Gbps (SATA 3) 6Gbps (SATA3) 3 Gbps (SATA 2) 3Gbps (SATA2) 3 Gbps (SATA 2) 3 Gbps (SATA 2)
Supported type of RAID  
RAID 1, RAID 0 depends on the RAID utility of the OS or the attached host controller depends on the RAID utility of the OS or the attached host controller Yes Yes Yes Yes
RAID 10 Yes Yes Yes Yes
BIG (SPAN) Yes Yes Yes Yes
RAID 5 Yes Yes Yes Yes
RAID 5+S Yes Yes Yes Yes
Clone Mode Yes Yes Yes Yes
(individual drive) Yes (when connected to PM compatible controller) Yes (when connected to PM compatible controller) Yes (when connected to USB port or 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
depends on the RAID utility of the OS or the attached host controller
depends on the RAID utility of the OS or the attached host controller
via Windows software or onboard dip switches
via Windows software or onboard dip switches
via Windows software or onboard dip switches
via Windows software or onboard dip switches
Integrated Port Multiplier AD5SARM6G AD5SARM6G AD5HPMREU AD5HPMREU AD5HPMSXA AD5HPMSXA
RAID setup software
utility support
NA NA available for Windows OS, Mac and Linux available for Windows OS, Mac and Linux available for Windows OS, Mac and Linux available for Windows OS, Mac and Linux
RAID Diagnostics via LED lights viaLED lights via software or LED lights via software or LED lights via software or LED lights via software or LED lights
Drive installation  
direct drive
insertion
Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes N/A
via removable
drive drawer
N/A N/A Yes NA N/A Yes
drives can be hot swapped Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Supported OS OS Independent OS Independent OS Independent OS Independent OS Independent OS Independen

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External mini SAS (SFF-8088) to external mini SAS (SFF-8088) connector cable, 300 cm (~9.8 ft.)
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External mini SAS (SFF-8088) to external mini SAS (SFF-8088) connector cable, 150 cm (~ 4.9 ft.)
Price: 55.00
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8-port 6G SATA/SAS PCI-Express Controller with dual external mini SAS (SFF-8088) connectors. Supports Native Command Queuing. Low profile PCI bracket included.
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