Saturn Cipher ExDrive
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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.

Drive enclosures features
  • Can connect to computer via USB 2.0/1.1, eSATA, Firewire/iLink by attaching appropriate optional Addonics USIB interface cable.
  • IDE - USIB drive enclosure
  • Support large hard drive beyond 137G with single partition
  • Can be used as an internal hot-swap removable hard drive in a 5 1/4" drive bay with optional Saturn Drive Cradles.
  • No interface cabling between drive and enclosure for reliable connection.
  • No switch to set between internal and external hard drive application
  • Compact size for easy transportation - slightly larger than a VCR cassette
  • Sturdy aluminum body for use in rough environment
  • Well ventilated design, good heat conduction without fan for quite operation
  • Simple hard drive installation
  • Optional 2.5"/1.8" converter kit

Encryption features (for Saturn Cipher only)

  • Hardware based 64-bit DES, 128-bit or 192-bit TDES full disk encryption
  • High performance - Data is encrypted and decrypted on the fly by a certified cryptographic engine inside an ASIC without taking any CPU resources
  • Encryption / Decryption via a hardware key , just like using a regular key to open a door.
    To enable the encryption and access the drive, simply the Cipher key into the keyhole of the Jupiter Cipher enclosure prior to turn on the power.
  • Simple to deploy with no training required, no software to install and no password to remember
  • Platform independency - There is no software or driver to install to use Addonics encryption products. As a result, it can be deployed in any systems running any OS. This is important in organization with multi platform computing and legacy systems.

 Drive Enclosure

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
Dimensions:

Drive enclosure: 8.19 x 4.57 x 1.46 in. (208 x 116 x 37 mm.)
Drive Cradle: 8.93 x 5.75 x 1.61 in. (227 x 146 x 41 mm.)

Drive Cradles
(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
Material construction Aluminum
Weight 15.2 oz ( drive enclosure)
16 oz (drive cradle)
File Systems FAT, FAT32, NTFS and HPFS
Supported OS
  • USB 2.0/1.1 - DOS, Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003, Mac OS X, Linux Kernel 2.4 and above, Solaris 8 10/00 or later release.
  • SATA - DOS, Windows NT4(SP6), 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003, Mac OS X, Linux Kernel 2.4 and above
  • Firewire / iLink - Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003, Mac OS 9 and above
  • IDE - DOS, Windows NT4(SP6), 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003, Mac OS X, Linux Kernel 2.4, Solaris 8 and above

*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.

Warranty One Year
  RoHS Compliant (except SATA and CardBus model)

 

System Requirements

  • PC/AT or Compatible System
  • One available 5 1/4" drive bay or one of the following ports: USB 2.0, USB .1, Firewire, iLink, CardBus, PCMCIA, SATA
  • 486, Pentium or greater
  • Minimum 32 MB RAM
  • 10 MB minimum free hard disk space
  • One of the following operating systems: DOS, Windows NT(SP6), Windows 98SE / 2000, 2003, Me, XP, Mac OS, Linux, Solaris

PRODUCTS

SCEDIU64 - (SC, 64-bit ExDrive USB 2.0, IDE hdd)
Drive enclosure for IDE HDD, power adapter, USB 2.0 USIB interface cable, Saturn Cipher key, drive CD and user guide,
Price: 49.00
SCEDIU128 - (SC, 128-bit ExDrive USB 2.0, IDE hdd)
Drive enclosure for IDE HDD, power adapter, USB 2.0 USIB interface cable, Saturn Cipher key, drive CD and user guide,
Price: 59.00
SCEDIU192 - (SC, 192-bit ExDrive USB 2.0, IDE hdd)
Drive enclosure for IDE HDD, power adapter, USB 2.0 USIB interface cable, Addonics Cipher key, drive CD and user guide,
Price: 69.00
SCEDIS64 - (SC, 64-bit ExDrive eSATA, IDE hdd)
Drive enclosure for IDE HDD, power adapter, eSATA USIB interface cable, Saturn Cipher key, user guide,
Price: 59.00
SCEDIS128 - (SC, 128-bit ExDrive, eSATA, IDE hdd)
Drive enclosure for IDE HDD, power adapter, eSATA USIB interface cable, Saturn Cipher key, user guide,
Price: 69.00
SCEDIS192 - (SC, 192-bit ExDrive, eSATA, IDE hdd)
Drive enclosure for IDE HDD, power adapter, eSATA USIB interface cable, Addonics Cipher key, user guide,
Price: 79.00

ACCESSORIES

SCIUSCS64 (Saturn Cipher IDE encl. (black), 64-bit)
SCIUSCS64 Saturn Cipher drive enclosure for IDE hard drive with 64-bit encryption
Price: 30.00
SCIUSCS192 (Saturn Cipher IDE encl. (black), 192-bit)
SCIUSCS192 - Saturn Cipher enclosure for 3.5" IDE hard drive with 192-bit TDES encryption
Price: 55.00
AAFWC6F4M (6-4 pin Firewire cable)
AAFWC6F4MConvert standard 6-pin Firewire connector to 4-pin (iLink) connector
Price: 6.00
AAENKEY64-2 (A pair of Cipher key 64-bit)
AAENKEY64-2 One pair of Addonics Cipher keys 64-bit encryption
Price: 17.00
AAENKEY128-2 (A pair of Cipher key 128-bit)
AAENKEY128-2 One pair of Addonics Cipher key 128-bit encryption
Price: 17.00
AAENKEY192-2 (A pair of Cipher key 192-bit)
AAENKEY192-2 Pair of Addonics Cipher keys 192-bit encryption
Price: 17.00
AASSAUSCS (Saturn SATA/USIB enclosure (black))
Saturn SATA/USIB drive enclosure only (black color),
Price: 35.00