SAN Storage Tower

The iSCSI Subsystem installed into the Storage Tower is the perfect balance of storage capacity and portability. With the iSCSI Subsystem installed, three 5.25" remaining drive bays on the Storage Tower are available for customization with your preferred hard drive mounting brackets, drive cartridge system, and mobile rack configurations, supporting up to a maximum of five 3.5" SATA hard drives (by installing one Disk Array 5SA) or twelve 2.5" SATA hard drives (by installing three 2.5" Disk Array 4SA). The Storage Tower features a carrying handle for ease of transportation, cooling fans, and a 220w power supply with choice of attractive black or silver construction.

External Expansion Capability

For further hard drive expansion, two SCSI-1 (Centronics 50-pin) punch outs are available for mounting the 4 eSATA ports bracket (AD4ESASB). This bracket allows one or more external drive enclosures to be attached onto one of the eight SATA ports built into the iSCSI Subsystem. For instance, a Storage Tower with Hardware Port Multiplier installed (ST5HPMES-B) with all of the drives configured as a single RAID volume can be attached onto one of the remaining SATA ports, easily upgrading the iSCSI Subsystem with the capacity of an additional five SATA hard drives.

Storage Tower Interior Diagram
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iSCSI Storage Tower features

  • Three 5.25" drive bays for installation of various types of internal removable drive systems
  • External expansion capabilities through the two SCSI-1 (Centronics-50-pin) punch outs
  • Great for variety of storage applications - external RAID storage, Video storage, Server storage
  • Available in silver and black
  • Stylish clear acrylic exterior
  • Light weight and sturdy aluminum construction
  • Compact size
  • Ventilated side panels for efficient air flow
  • Dual ball bearing high CFM low noise cooling fans
  • 220W 110/220 power supply

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Basic iSCSI Subsystem features

  • Dedicated iSCSI storage appliance with 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports with load-balancing and fail-over for high availability
  • Designed to be mounted into any standard 5.25" drive bay
  • Supports Hardware RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, JBOD (Just a Bunch of Disks)
  • Accommodates up to 8 individual SATA hard drives, supports up to 40 when drives are connected through Hardware Port Multipliers (drives attached to the HPM must be configured as a single RAID volume)
  • Housing is constructed with heavy duty steel with ventilation holes
  • Upgradeable Memory supporting 512MB ~ 1GB DDR 333mhz DIMM

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Onboard processor Intel IOP 80331
Onboard memory 1GB 333Mhz ECC
SATA ports choice of 8 or 16 SATA ports supporting SATA I/II standard
RAID Hardware RAID supporting the following RAID configuration: 0,1,0+1,3,5,6,10,30,50, 60 and JBOD
  • Up to 256 logical volumes in the system
  • Global and dedicated hot spare disks
  • Write-through or write-back cache policy for different application usage
  • Dedicated or shared cache allocation for volume usage
  • Multiple RAID volumes support
  • Configurable RAID stripe size
  • Online volume expansion
  • Instant RAID volume availability
  • Auto volume rebuilding
  • On-line volume migration
Network port

2 RJ45 connectors for dual 1-Gigibit Ethernet connection
1 RJ45 connector for management and status monitor

Serial port 1 for console management
1 for UPS
Other monitoring functions S.E.S enclosure monitor, voltage monitor, onboard temperature monitor
Snapshot (available only for certain models))
  • record iSCSI storage state at user defined time interval to enable roll back when needed (similar to system restore)
  • support up to 16 volumes with each volume support up to 32 snapshot volumes for a total of 512 snapshot volumes
Maximum storage capacity 128TB
Number of CHAP 1
Input power Standard 4P power connector. Minimum 5V : 7.1A 12V: 3.0A
LED control module 2 lines LCD display with function buttons
Management UI
  • Serial console
  • SSH telnet
  • HTTP Web User Interface

Supported workstations

Any operating system with a hardware or software iSCSI initiator installed


1.81 lb (823g) including top cover


5.71 x 8.66 x 1.57 in. or 145 x 220 x 40 mm (W x D x H)
size of a full height optical drive. Fits any standard 5 1/4" drive bay.

Housing material of construction Heavy Duty Steel

Operating Humidity:

20% - 80%

Operating Temperature:

0°C - 40 °C

Storage Humidity:

0% - 95% non-condensing

Storage Temperature:

-10°C - 40 °C


One Year



System Requirements

  • A server or workstation with a NIC (Network Interface Controller) or iSCSI HBA (Host Bus Adapter).
  • CAT 5, CAT 5e, or CAT 6 network cables for web GUI IP port and iSCSI data ports. We recommend CAT 6 cables for best performance.
  • Management (web GUI IP port) and iSCSI data ports network information. When using static IP, please prepare static IP addresses, subnet mask, and default gateway.
  • Ethernet switch. (Gigabit LAN switches are recommended for the best performance)