Ruby Combo Hard Drive

Discontinued and replaced by Ruby II Combo Hard Drive


The Ruby Combo Hard Drive kit is probably the most versatile storage solution in the market. This kit comes with all the necessary component to allow any 2.5" SATA hard drive to be used as a drive cartridge and as an external high performance eSATA hard drive. Constructed in heavy gauge aluminum with precision finish for smooth operation, the Ruby drive kit is built to last while at the same time providing excellent heat dissipation for the hard drive. Comes built in with the Addonics SATA direct bridge interface, the Ruby drive enclosure allows the SATA hard drive to appear as a direct connection to the host both in eSATA mode or SATA mode while at the same time isolating the SATA hard drive power and data connectors from the wears and tears incurred in some of the removable SATA hard drive system. The shock absorption technology in the drive enclosure together with a rugged annodized housing also provides strong protection to the hard drive against and vibration.

Both the new Ruby 6G drive enclosure and 6G drive cradles support full 6G data transfer to ensure maximum and stable connectivity of the lastest 6G SATA III hard drive.

When used as a drive cartridge, the hard drive can be swapped in and out of your computer without restarting your system. Instead of a slow tape cartridge, you enjoy the fast performance of the SATA hard drive. Once the OS detects the presence of the Ruby Drive enclosure (cartridge), it appears as an additional hard drive to the system. There is no driver to install or special software required to do data backup or restoration. Data is stored uncompressed in its own native file format and can be accessed readily by any application program. When used as an external hard drive via eSATA connection to a computer, the hard drive performs at the full speed and can achieve data transfer up to 3 times the speed of the standard USB or Firewire interfaces.


Drive Enclosure features
  • Stylish and rugged black anodized aluminum
  • Compact size - fits inside a pocket
  • Light weight
  • Shock proof - up to 3 feet damage protection for the hard drive
  • Compatible with any 2.5" SATA 1.5 Gbps or SATA 3.0 Gbps hard drive with height of 10 mm or less
  • Support SATA III, 6Gbps or SATA 3Gbps speed. To connect SATA 6G drive to 6G SATA port, using the 6G Ruby enclosure (RSACSB6G) and 6G Ruby drive cradle (RSABYB6G) may be required on some systems in order to have stable drive connection. The 6G Ruby enclosure also ensures maximum data transfer rate
  • Compatible with 2.5" SATA SSD or Addonics SATA CF hard disk adapter (ADSAHDCF)
  • eSATA connector for external eSATA connection
  • Optional USB 3.0 to eSATAp adapter for USB 3.0 / 2.0 connection.
  • Regular SATA connector for use as an internal hot-swap removable hard drive in a 5 1/4" drive bay with optional Ruby Drive Cradle
  • Hard drive connectors are isolated by a SATA direct bridge from wear and tear in removable drive application
  • Support large hard drive beyond 137G with single partition.
  • No interface cabling between drive and enclosure for reliable connection.
  • LED for both power and drive access
  • OS support in external hard drive mode
    • eSATA - DOS, Windows 95, NT(SP6), 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Mac, Linux and Solaris
    • USB - Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Mac, Linux and Solaris

Drive Cradle features

  • Mount inside any standard 3 1/2" drive bay
  • Direct SATA interface
  • 4-pin Molex and 15-pin SATA power connector
  • OS support in internal hard drive model
      SATA - DOS, Windows 95, NT(SP6), 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Mac, Linux and Solaris
    • USB - Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Mac, Linux and Solaris
Material construction Rugged anodized aluminum
Supported Drive Type

Ruby 6G enclosure (RSACSB6G)* - Support SATA 1, 2 and 3 HDD/SSD
Ruby 3G enclosure (RSACSB) - Support SATA 1 and 2 HDD/SSD (discontinued)

Supported Interface for Drive Cradle
  • Ruby SATA Drive Cradle*
      • RSABYB6G - Support maximum SATA 6 Gbps
      • RSABYB - Support maximum SATA 3Gbps
  • Ruby USB 3.0/2.0 Drive Cradle - support USB SuperSpeed 5Gbps
  • Ruby IDE Drive Cradle
  • Ruby SCSI LVD160 Drive Cradle
Supported interface for Drive Enclosure eSATA, USB 3.0 (with optional USB 3.0 - eSATA Adapter)
Large hard drive support YES
Power source: External application: USB port* or 110/220 AC/DC 5V power adapter
Internal application: 15-pin SATA or 4-pin Molex power from PC power supply
* power from USB port varies from among different computers and hardware configuration. Large capacity (andgt80 G) hard drive may also require more power. As a result, USB power on certain system may not be adequate to power the hard drive. In such cas, an external power adapter will be the only option

Drive enclosure: 3.27 x 5.87 x .83 in. (83 x 149 x 21 mm.)
Drive Cradle: 4.02 x 7.15 x 1 in. (102 x 182 x 25 mm.)

Weight: 7.3 oz (enclosure without hard drive)
5.6 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*

*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



System Requirements

  • PC/AT or Compatible System
  • One available 3 1/2" drive bay or one of the following ports: USB 2.0, USB 1.1, eSATA
  • 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, Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS, Linux, Solaris