RAID Tower Mini (RTM4R5EU3)

The RAID Tower Mini is built basing on the Mini Storage Tower platform features increased portability by reducing the size and weight to half of the RAID Tower IV. Depending on the model, up to four 3.5" SATA or eight 2.5" SATA hard drives can be installed into the RAID Tower Mini. The drives can be configured as a RAID set and be connected to the computer via USB 3.0, USB 2.0 or the high speed eSATA connection. RAID Tower Mini comes with a low noise cooling fan and stylish design with swing open well ventilated front panel for easy drive access. Each model comes with everything needed for connecting to the computer. All is needed is to add your own hard drives and configure the RAID via either a simple on board rotary switch or software utility depending on the RAID Tower model.

RTM4R5EU3 diagram

 

 

RAID Tower mini model comparison

Model
Price
$
$
Maximum number of drives installable 4 5
2.5" SATA N/A 2
3.5" SATA
(2.5" hard drive can be installed using optional 2.5" - 3.5" drive converter, model AE25SN35SA)
4 3
Connection to System
Via any eSATA port Yes Yes
Via USB 2.0 port Yes Yes
Via USB 3.0 port Yes Yes
Via any PM-compatible
eSATA port
Yes Yes
Supported type of RAID
RAID 1, RAID 0 Yes Yes
RAID 10 Yes Yes
BIG (SPAN) Yes Yes
RAID 5 over 4 drives Yes Yes
RAID 5+S Yes Yes
JBOD
(individual drive)
Yes (when connected to USB port or eSATA port on a PM compatible controller) Yes (when connected to USB port or eSATA port on a PM compatible controller)
RAID Setup via onboard dip switches via onboard dip switches
RAID setup software
utility support
available for Windows OS available for Windows OS
Integrated Port Multiplier AD5HPMREU AD5HPMREU
RAID Diagnostics via Windows software or LED light via Windows software or LED light
Drive installation
direct drive
insertion
N/A 2
mounted onto
tower chassis
4 3
Hot Swappable
Drives
Yes Yes
Supported OS OS Independent OS Independent
  • Connect to system via eSATA or USB 3.0 / 2.0 port (3 feet eSATA cable and 6 feet USB 3.0 cable are included)
  • Install up to four 3.5" SATA hard drives of any capacity (drives not included).
  • Drives are mounted onto the tower chassis using screws.
  • 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
  • RAID setting via software utility or via dip switches on the back
  • OS independent, can be used on any system
  • RAID diagnostic via LED light or utility software
  • Attach to LAN via an optional NAS 3.0 adapter


Components list made up this model:
Mini Storage Tower (MST-B with SCSI-I back panel), 5-port HPM-XU (AD5HPMREU), 6 feet A-B USB 3.0 cable (AAU3AB6F), 3 feet eSATA cable (AAESATA100C)


Optional: NAS 4.0 adapter (NAS40ESU for sharing over the LAN and WAN

  • Four standard 3.5" drive bays for installing 3.5" SATA HDD
  • Built in Hardware Port Multiplier (model: AD5HPMREU)
  • Support SATA I, II and III HDD
  • Swing open font panel
  • Back of unit
    • One eSATA and USB 3.0 / 2.0 connectors
    • Dip switches for RAID configuration and RAID set switch
    • AC power cable socket + 110/240 AC switch
  • Front of unit
    • Five LEDs in front
    • Power ON/OFF switch
  • 150 Watts power supply with 110/240V input
  • One 80 x 80 mm low noise and high CFM cooling fan
  • Weight: 4.9 lb (2.22 kg)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 5.25 x 10.4 x 7.25 inch (133.35 x 264.16 x 184.15 mm)
  • Operating temperature and humidity: 5 - 60 °C, 10 - 90% RH
  • Storage temperature and humidity: -20 - 66 °C, 0 - 95% RH (non-condensing)

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NAS40ESU (NAS 4.0 adapter)
Package content: NAS 4.0 unit, 5V 110/240V AC adapter, 6" CAT5e cable, User guide
Price: 89.00
AD2U3PCI (2-port USB 3.0 PCI controller)
2-Port USB 3.0 PCI 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
ADSA3GPX1-2E (2 eSATA ports, SATA II RAID5 PCI-E )
2 eSATA II RAID5/JBOD PCI Express controller, low profile bracket, Driver CD, User guide,
Price: 29.99
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
Datasheets
RAID Tower Mini
Applies to:
Drivers
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