The Saturn ExDrive (SED) is the new generation of external hard drive kit with many improvements. The SED for SATA or SATA II or SATA III hard drive is the first hard drive kit in the market that enables any SATA hard drive to be used as an external hard drive via USB, Firewire, CardBus/PCMCIA or External SATA connection. Similar to other Addonics ExDrive solution, the SED comes with the Addonics USIB connector for multiple interface support. The enclosure, comes in a compact foot print slightly larger than a VCR cassette, can also be used as a removable hard drive in conjunction with an optional Drive Cradle. There is no switches to set between internal and external hard drive applications. Constructed with strong aluminum, the SED kit is built for long durability and efficient heat dissipation.
With the choice of Saturn Cipher drive enclosure that comes with built-in bullet proof hardware encryption technology, sensitive data stored in the hard drive can be kept secure even if the hard drive is lost or stolen, Unlike software encryption, the Addonics hardware solution encrypts and decrypts data with no measurable performance degradation and yet simple to use as there is no software to install or password to remember.
The SED kit for IDE hard drive has the same features except uses standard IDE hard drive. Both the SATA and the IDE versions can share the same interface cables for external connection and the same Drive Cradle for internal removable drive application.
You can also install any 2.5" SATA hard drive into into the Saturn SATA drive enclosure using the optional 2.5" hard drive mounting bracket. Or use optional 2.5" -3.5" IDE converter kit to install 2.5" or 1.8" IDE hard drive into the Saturn IDE drive enclosure. For more detail of all the possible applications on the Saturn Hard Drive kit, please visit the Saturn Hard Drive solution page.
Review - "..While you can heat up a drive in the Saturn ExDrive enclosure just like any other enclosure, it seems to cool off better when the drive is idle. Obviously, being able to use an enclosure without a fan is quieter and these results make that possible." by 6/23/05
Following illustrates the simple hard drive installation procedure for the Saturn ExDrive kit using SATA or SATA II or SATA III hard drive. Click image below to enlarge the picture that includes the IDE version.
Encryption features (for Saturn Cipher only)
IDE - USIB drive enclosure - for installing 3.5" IDE hard drive, optional adapter for 2.5" or 1.8" IDE hard drive
With choice of different level of hardware encryption - model: SCIUSCS64 (64-bit), SCIUSCS128 (128-bit, SCIUSCS192 (192-bit)
|Supported interface for Drive Enclosure||USB 2.0/1.1, Firewire/iLink, SATA or CardBus/PCMCIA using different optional Addonics USIB interface cable|
|encryption security levels
||64-bit DES, 128-bit TDES and 192-bit TDES|
Drive enclosure: 8.19 x 4.57 x 1.46 in. (208 x 116 x 37 mm.)
(Mount inside any standard 5 1/4" drive bay)
IDE drive cradle - connects to IDE directly. With optional IO converter kits, the drive cradle can connect to USB 2.0 or SATA
|USIB drive cradle - connects to USB 2.0, Firewire or SATA using different Addonics USIB interface cable|
|Large hard drive support||YES, support drive capacity of 137 GB or larger in one partition|
|Power source:||from PC power supply or 110/220 power adapter|
|Enclosure cooling||optional cooling fan
Our testing showed cooling fan is not necessary as there is no difference in operating temperature with or without the cooling fan. The aluminum enclosure acts as an efficient heat sink and dissipates heat effectively under normal room temperature of 74 °F to maintain the safe operating temperature range as specified by the drive manufacturer
|Drive cradle cooling fan||YES|
|Weight||15.2 oz ( drive enclosure)
16 oz (drive cradle)
|File Systems||FAT, FAT32, NTFS and HPFS|
*Windows and Mac OS have been tested to hot swap drives using our SATA Host Controllers. Linux may not be able to hot swap without loading an additional module.
|RoHS Compliant (except SATA and CardBus model)|