Storage Tower III

The Storage Tower III features three standard 5 1/4" drive bays and an integrated power supply in a compact stylish chassis. Similar to other Storage Towers in this family, the back panel on the ST III can accommodate a variety of Port Multipliers (PM) and connectors to meet a wide range of applications. The small foot print, silent operation and large storage capability make the Storage Tower III the ideal solution for a wide variety of storage applications in small businesses and homes.

When a Disk Array 5SA is installed into the Storage Tower III , as many as five 3.5" SATA hard drives can be added into this compact chassis. The back panel also can be configured with multiple eSATA connectors, a regular Hardware PM or the SATA Multilane connector to create a high performance external storage system or a terabyte storage farm. By integrating with a Port Multiplier, all the drives inside the Storage Tower III can be instantly turned into a RAID set for redundancy backups or high performance applications. Depending on the type of the PM installed, the entire RAID set can be connected to any computer via any eSATA port or USB 3.0/2.0 port. Also available is a model with 6Gbps Port Multiplier that connects up to five SATA hard drives or optical drives to a computer with a single eSATA cable.

 

Anatomy of the Storage Tower III

 

 


Storage Tower III with examples of various configuration possibilities



Click on the following link for a list of devices which can be installed in the Storage Tower III


Suggested Storage Tower III LED Configurations

  • Great for variety of storage applications - external RAID storage, Video storage, Server storage
  • 3 standard 5 1/4" drive bays
  • Back panels with the following connection choices or a combination:
    • 5-Port 6G Rack Mount PM (AD5SARM6G) with one eSATA connector supporting 6Gbps throuput and connects up to 5 SATA/SATA II/SATA III hard drives to computer equipped with eSATA port (require a PM compatible SATA controller). Drives appear as individual drive and can be set to a RAID group via RAID utility of the OS or the host controller
    • 5-port HPM-XU (AD5HPMREU) with one eSATA and USB 3.0 connectors to connect up to 5 SATA/SATA II/SATA III hard drives to computer equipped with either eSATA or USB 3.0/2.0 port. Can be configured as RAID 1, 0, 10, 5, 3, BIG, or Clone mode. (RAID setting is configured through dip switches or included Windows software)
    • 5x1 eSATA Hardware Port Multiplier-XA Enclosure Version (AD5HPMRXA-E) with one eSATA connector to connect up to 5 SATA/SATA II/SATA III hard drives to computer equipped with eSATA port. Can be configured as RAID 1, 0, 10, 5, 3, BIG, or Clone mode. (RAID setting is configured through dip switches or included Windows software)
    • Mini SAS bridge (AD4SMSAS) with one SFF-8088 connector to connect up to four SATA/SATA II/SATA III hard drives to system via a single mini SAS cable 
    • The 4 eSATA Port Bracket for HDD (AD4ESASB) for connecting up to 4 ATA/SATA II/SATA III hard drives to system via 4 individual eSATA cables
  • Light weight and sturdy metal frame construction
  • Compact size
  • Low noise high CFM ball bearing cooling fan
  • LED indicators for each storage device
  • Individual storage devices can be hot swapped* when installed with removable drive systems.

* For eSATA connection, hot swap feature depends on the controller. All Addonics SATA controllers support the hot swap feature. The Storage Tower III can be powered down and restarted to swap out hard drive without rebooting the system.

Independent drive configuration is only supported with PM compatible controllers or USB connection.

Drive Bays 3 standard 5 1/4" drive bays
Connectors on back panel
  • ST3PM6G - eSATA
  • STHPMXU, - eSATA and USB 3.0 connector
  • ST3MS - 1 external mini SAS (SFF-8088) connector
  • ST34ESA - 4 eSATA connectors
  • ST3 - base model and no connector

Supported interfaces choices (depends on model)

  • eSATA
  • USB 3.0 / 2.0
  • mini SAS (SFF-8088)

Supported Operating Systems

  • SATA/eSATA, mini SAS or Multilane - DOS, Windows NT/SP6, 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003, Linux kernel 2.4 and higher, Mac OS
  • USB 3.0 - Windows XP or later release
  • USB 2.0/1.1 - Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003, Linux kernel 2.4 and higher, Solaris 9.0 and higher
LED lights
  • ST3HPMXU, ST3HPMXA - Power, PM health, PM error
  • ST3PM6G, ST3RPM - Power, PM health, 3 device LEDs
  • All other models - Power and 4 device LEDs

Power Supply

150W 110/240 AC/DC adapter
Cooling fan one  80x80mm low noise, ball bearing type

Weight

6.29 lb (2.86 kg) (100.7 oz)

Size

7.48 x 10.63 x 6.5 inch (190 x 270 x 165 mm) (W x D x H)  

Operating Temperature and Humidity

0°C - 60°C, 5% - 90% RH

Storage Temperature and Humidity

-20°C - 65°C, 5% - 95% RH (non-condensing)

Warranty: One Year

PRODUCTS

ST3 - (Storage Tower III base unit)
Storage Tower III with 150W 110/240V power supply, US power cord, 2X 4P power connectors, 2X 4P- dual 15P SATA power ccables (AA4PSAYCBL), user guide.,
Price: 99.00
ST3PM6G - (ST3 with 6G 5-port Rack Mount PM)
Content: Storage Tower III base unit with a 6G 5-port Rack Mount PM (AD5SARM6G) installed, US style power cord and user guide.
Price: 175.00
ST3HPMXU - (Storage Tower III with HPM-XU installed)
Storage Tower III integrated with Hardware PM XU (AD5HPMREU), 5 Internal SATA data cables (AASAIDC8I), 2X 4P power connectors, 2X 4P- dual 15P SATA power ccables (AA4PSAYCBL), power cord and user guide.,
Price: 195.00
ST3MS - (ST III with mini SAS (SFF-8088))
ST3MS   Storage Tower III with three 5.25" drive bays and a 4-port SATA - external mini SAS (SFF-8088) bridge installed.
Price: 125.00
ST34ESA - (Storage Tower III with 4 eSATA ports)
Storage Tower III integrated with 4 eSATA connector bridge (AD4ESASB), 4 Internal SATA data cables (AASAIDC8I), 2X 4P power connectors, 2X 4P- dual 15P SATA power ccables (AA4PSAYCBL), power cord and user guide.,
Price: 119.00

ACCESSORIES

AA4PSAYCBL (4P to dual 15-pin SATA power cables)
AA4PSAYCBL power connector cable for standard 4P power connector to two 15-pin SATA power cables
Price: 3.99
AASAIDC8I (8" internal Serial ATA data cable)
AASAIDC8I 8" internal Serial ATA data cable. Good for connecting Serial ATA hard drive, Serial ATA removable rack to Serial ATA controller.
Price: 3.00
AA4PSAYCBL (4P to dual 15-pin SATA power cables)
AA4PSAYCBL power connector cable for standard 4P power connector to two 15-pin SATA power cables
Price: 3.99
AASAIDC8I (8" internal Serial ATA data cable)
AASAIDC8I 8" internal Serial ATA data cable. Good for connecting Serial ATA hard drive, Serial ATA removable rack to Serial ATA controller.
Price: 3.00
AA4PSAYCBL (4P to dual 15-pin SATA power cables)
AA4PSAYCBL power connector cable for standard 4P power connector to two 15-pin SATA power cables
Price: 3.99
AASAIDC8I (8" internal Serial ATA data cable)
AASAIDC8I 8" internal Serial ATA data cable. Good for connecting Serial ATA hard drive, Serial ATA removable rack to Serial ATA controller.
Price: 3.00
AD4ESASB (4 eSATA ports bracket for HDD)
AD4ESASB - 4 eSATA ports bracket for HDD - 4 eSATA port bracket for conversion of SATA devices into eSATA connection. Can be used with the Mini Storage Tower.
Price: 29.00
AASAEDC3F (External SATA data cable, 100 cm.)
AASAEDC3F 100 cm. external Serial ATA cable with standard SATA conncectors on both ends of the cable. Constructed with heavy duty shielding and connector to ensure reliable connection to external data storage devices.
Price: 9.00
AASA2SA100C (External eSATA - SATA cable, 100 cm)
AASA2SA100C eSATA to SATA connecting cable, 100 cm. eSATA connector on one end and heavy duty SATA1 (regular SATA connector) on another end. Great for connecting external SATA storage device to eSATA port.
Price: 12.99
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
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
AAIB4C150 (Infiniband 4X multilane SATA, 150 cm.)
AAIB4C150 Infiniband 4X Multilane SATA cable. 150 cm with secure thumb screws. Compliant with SFF 8470 and include SATA2 blocking keys
Price: 29.95
STSS-R6X32 (Security screws for Storage Tower)
STSS-R6X32 A pair of security screws for locking the side panels of the Storage Tower, top cover of the Mini Storage Tower and other Addonics Storge Tower. Screws also used to secure top cover on standard computer cases. This screw prevents users from opening the Storage Tower or computer case to temper the inside.
Price: 2.00
STSSDVR (tool for security screws)
STSSDVR Special tool for tightening and loosing the security screws on the Storage Tower.
Price: 14.95
STSS-R6X32 (Security screws for Storage Tower)
STSS-R6X32 A pair of security screws for locking the side panels of the Storage Tower, top cover of the Mini Storage Tower and other Addonics Storge Tower. Screws also used to secure top cover on standard computer cases. This screw prevents users from opening the Storage Tower or computer case to temper the inside.
Price: 2.00
AA4PSAPC (4P power to 15-pin SATA power connector)
AA4PSAPC power connector adapter for standard 4P power to 15-pin SATA power
Price: 2.99
Datasheets
Storage Tower III
Applies to: ST3, ST3MS, ST3HPMRXA, ST3RPM, ST34ML, ST34ESA
Drivers
USB timeout fix
Applies to:

Disable the time out or disconnection issue for the  RAID tower, Optical tower and AD5HPMXU or products that has this Port Multiplier inside. The problem is mostly associated with USB connection.

Instructions: Unzip the downloaded file, launch the FwUpdateTool_v1_19_01_T1.exe and load the bin file.