Sapphire Disk Array 4SA with 6G PM

The Sapphire family of RAID enclosure is a compact size, light weight and low power external multi-bay storage device that is ideal for expanding the storage on any system. Offering choice of models equipped with different type of interface, the Sapphire Disk Array offers fast external storage performance via eSATA, the SuperSpeed USB 3.0, or mini SAS connection to any computer. You can swap drives in and out of the Sapphire Disk Array, just like using tape cassette without using any drive tray or special tool. You can also start with as little as one hard drive and expand to 2, 3 or 4 drives to meet the need of your application. There is also choice of model with integrated Hardware Port multiplier that allows the drives to be set up as a high performance RAID group with redundancy for reliability

Constructed in a light weight sturdy aluminum housing with an integrated cooling fan for efficient heat dissipation, the Sapphire Disk Array is a great portable storage solution for a wide range of applications that demand high performance and large amount of storage out in the field.

 

About this model

This Sapphire Disk Array comes equipped with a rack-mount 6G Port Multiplier that connects all 4 drives to any computer via a single eSATA connection. Once connected, the four drives appear as individual drive to the system. The four drives can also be set as a large volume and high performance RAID group via the RAID software of the OS or host controller. Drives can be added or removed via the four removable drive trays. It is an easy way to add four 2.5" hard drives or high performance SSD to any system externally.

 

Examples of devices that can be installed
inside the Sapphire Disk Array 4SA
click on the image to see the detail of the Disk Array 4SA

 

 

 

 

 

 
Rear view  

 

Connect all four 2.5" SATA devices
through a single eSATA connection

 

 

 


  • Attach up to four (4) SATA 2.5" hard drives*, SDDs or Addonics 2.5" SATA flash drives to any system via a single eSATA connection
  • The four drives appear as individual drive to system or set as a RAID group using RAID software from the OS or the controller
  • Requires connecting to Port Multiplier compatible controller
  • Built-in 6G Port Multiplier
  • Maximum throughput up to 600 MB/sec (when the 4 drives are in simultaneous data transfer, the maximum data transfer is that of the slowest member of the four drives)
  • Drive is mounted onto removable drive tray that can be added or removed like tape cartridge
  • OS independent, can be connected to any system
  • One of the four drives can be set as external boot drive
  • Hard drive can be hot swap when connecting to controller that supports this feature
  • Power and drive activity LED on each drive tray
  • Innovative lock mechanism for drive insertion/removal
  • Strong and light-weight anodized aluminum housing

* maximum drive thickness up to 15 mm, Maximum combined peak current draw of the four drives not to exceed 2.8A at 5V (equivalent to average 700mA at 5V per drive)

 
Components make up this model:
Sapphire-drive enclosure (S525CS), 2.5" Disk Array 4SA (AE4RT25S), 5-port 6G Port Multiplier (AD5SARM6G), 110/220 AC/DC 12V power adapter (AAP12V3A-US), one 100 cm. eSATA cable (AAESATA100C), user guide.
  • Black anodized aluminum body for durability and efficient heat dissipation
  • Four 2.5" removable drive bays for installing 2.5" SATA drive with thickness up to 15 mm.
  • Support SATA I, II and III drive
  • eSATA connector on the back of the unit
  • Maximum transfer rate: 6Gbps
  • Built-in 5-port 6G Port Multiplier (AD5SARM6G)
  • Maximum combined peak current draw of the four drives not to exceed 2.8A at 5V
    (equivalent to average 700mA at 5V per drive)
  • 110/240 AC/DC 12V 3A power adapter
  • Power and Drive Activity LEDs for each drive bay
  • key lock for each bay
  • Point to point, no cable required for installing hard drive into drive bay
  • One 40 x 40 low-noise, ball bearing and high CFM cooling fans
  • Weight: ~ 3.64 lbs. (1.65 kg)
  • Attractive aluminum frame with vents for effective heat dissipation
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 9.88 x 6.88 x 2.00 in ( 251 x 175 x 50.8 mm)
  • Operating temperature and humidity: +5C to +60C, 5% to 95% RH (non-condensing)
  • Storage temperature and humidity: -30C to +70C, 5% to 90%

All specifications are subject to change without notice

PRODUCTS

S4DAPM6G - (Sapphire DA with tray and 6G PM)
Content: Sapphire enclosure integrated with 2.5" Disk Array 4SA  (AE4RT25S) and 5-port 6G Rack mounted PM (AD5SARM6G), 3-foot eSATA cable, 110/240V AC/DC 12V adapter (AAP12V3A-US), user guide.
Price: 209.00

ACCESSORIES

AA4RT25S-T (Drive tray for Disk Array AE4RT25S)
2.5" HDD tray for the 2.5" HDD/SSD Disk Array 4
Price: 9.00
AD4ES6GPX4 (4-eSATA 6G PCIe 4X Controller)
Content: 4-eSATA 6G PCIe 4-lane Controller, user guide
Price: 169.00
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
AAESATA200C (eSATA cable, 200 cm (6 ft.))
Content: 200 cm. eSATA connecting cable with eSATA connector on both ends. Full compliance with eSATA specification. Great for connecting external storage device with eSATA connector to eSATA host controller.
Price: 13.99
AAESATA100C (eSATA - eSATA cable, 100 cm.)
Content: 100 cm. eSATA connecting cable with eSATA connectors on both ends. Full compliance with eSATA specification. Great for connecting external storage device with eSATA connector to eSATA host controller.
Price: 9.00
AAP12V3A-US (10/240 AC/DC 12V 3A adapter, US plug)
AAP12V3A-US   110/240V 12V 3A Power adapter US style plug
Price: 18.00
Datasheets
S4DAPM6G 
Applies to: S4DAPM6G 

-Sapphire Disk Array 4SA with 6G PM