RAID Tower IX (RT93SDEU3)

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 Model:

The RT93SDEU3 supports connecting up to fifteen 3.5" SATA drives to system via three eSATA cables. With the three Snap-In Disk Arrays, drives can be added or removied directly like tape cartridges from each bay without any special tool. The RAID Tower is connected to a system equipped with a PM compatible controller with 3 eSATA ports such as the Addonics 4-eSATA 6G host controller. Depending on your application, the fifteen drives can be used as 15 individual drives or formed as different RAID groups. 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.

 

  • Install up to fifteen 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
  • Connect to system via 3 eSATA ports or USB 3.0 / 2.0
  • 5 drives are connected to each HPM-XU mounted on the back panel
  • Each set of 5 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 individual drives without RAID
  • Individual drive setting requires connecting to Port Multiplier compatible controller such as the Addonics 4-eSATA 6G host controller or USB port 
  • OS independent, can be used on any system
  • For Windows operating systems, configure RAID using RAID diagnostic software utility or dip switches on the back of tower
  • For Linux, Mac or other operating systems, configure RAID using dip switches on the back of tower
  • Windows utility for RAID monitoring and email notification

Components list made up this model:
Storage Tower IX (ST9), three units HPM-XA Enclosure Version (AD5HPMREU), three Snap-In Disk Array PRO (AESN5DA35-A), three 3-foot eSATA cables (AAESATA100C) and three 6-foot USB 3.0 A-B cables (AAU3AB6F)

Optional:  4-port eSATA 6G PCIe 4x controller (AD4ES6GPX4), NAS 4.0 adapter for sharing over LAN and WAN

  • 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 16.7 x 17.2 inches
  • Ball bearing high CFM low noise cooling fans
  • 500 watts 110/240V AC power supply
  • LED indicators for each storage device, RAID 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

PRODUCTS

RT93SDEU3 - (RT IX, 3 HPM-XU+ Snap-In DA, eSATA/USB3)
content: Storage Tower IX base unit (ST9) with three 5X1 HPM-XU (AD5HPMREU) and three Snap-In Disk Array PRO (AESN5DA35-A) installed. Included are three 3-foot sATA cables (AAESATA100C), three 6-foot USB 3.0 A-B cables (AAU3AB6F), US power cord, software CD and user guide
Price: 829.00

ACCESSORIES

AD4ES6GPX4 (4-eSATA 6G PCIe 4X Controller)
Content: 4-eSATA 6G PCIe 4-lane Controller, user guide
Price: 169.00
NAS40ESU (NAS 4.0 adapter)
Package content: NAS 4.0 unit, 5V 110/240V AC adapter, 6" CAT5e cable, User guide
Price: 89.00
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
AD2U3PX1 (2-port USB 3.0 PCIe-1X controller)
2-Port USB 3.0 PCI-Express 1X Controller, low profile bracket, Driver CD, User guide,
Price: 22.00
Datasheets
RAID Tower IX
Applies to: RT93SDEU3
Userguides
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