RAID Tower IX (RT93SNDHMS)

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 up to 15 3.5" SATA drives, uses Snap-In Disk Arrays for adding or removing drives directly like tape cartridges from each bay without any special tool, and one mini SAS (SFF-8088) cable connecting to the computer.

  • 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 one external mini SAS (SFF-8088) port (connecting cable included)
  • 5 drives are connected to each HPM-XA which connects to one of the four SATA ports on the mini SAS bridge (AD4SMSAS) 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
  • OS independent, can be used on any system
  • For Windows operating systems, configure RAID using RAID diagnostic software utility.or dip switch on each Port Multiplier inside the tower
  • For Linux, Mac or other operating systems, configure RAID using dip switch on each Port Multiplier inside the tower
  • Windows utility for RAID monitoring and email notification

Components list made up this model:
RT93SNDHMS: Storage Tower IX (ST9), three units HPM-XA System Version (
AD5HPMSXA), three Snap-In Disk Array PRO (AESN5DA35-A), one 4-SATA - mini SAS bridge (AD4SMSAS) and one external Mini SAS cable 150 cm (AAMS150)

  • 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
  • Sturdy metal frame construction
  • Ball bearing high CFM low noise cooling fans
  • 400 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

RT93SNDHMS - (RTIX, 3 HPM-XA, 3 Snap-In DA, mini SAS)

RT93SNDHMS   RAID Tower IX (ST13) integrated with the following components: three HPM-XA System version (AD5HPMSXA), three 3.5" Snap-In Disk Array (AESN5DA35), and one 4-port SATA to mini SAS (SFF-8088) bridge (AD4SMSAS). One 150 cm mini SAS cable is included.

Price: 769.00

ACCESSORIES

AAMS300 (Ext. mini SAS to mini SAS cable, 300 cm)
External mini SAS (SFF-8088) to external mini SAS (SFF-8088) connector cable, 300 cm (~9.8 ft.)
Price: 75.00
AD4SMSAS-PCI (4X SATA to Mini SAS for host)
SATA - external mini SAS (SFF-8088)bridge mounted on standard height PCI bracket, low profile PCI bracket, user guide,
Price: 29.00
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