Storage Tower XIII

Built on the same storage design concept from the original Storage Tower, the Storage Tower XIII features thirteen 5.25" drive bays, bigger power supply and more rooms for mounting more Port Multipliers (PM) or connectors. All these translates into more flexibility and more drives for larger storage capacity to meet your storage requirement.

With the combination of various Disk Arrays, as many as twenty one 3.5" drives can be installed into the Storage Tower XIII. By connecting the drives to multiple Port Multipliers (available in 6G version), as many as twenty hard drives drives can be connected to the system with a single mini SAS cable, or four eSATA cables using the Storage Tower XIII. This is just one of the configuration examples. There are practically endless customization possibilities in combining 3.5" or 2.5" SATA or IDE hard drives with various RAID capability. You can actually consolidate all the storage into one Storage Tower and use it as a storage server for multiple systems.


Storage Tower XIII with examples of various configuration possibilities

When combined with the Addonics Drive Cartridge Systems and Disk Arrays, the Storage Tower XIII can be turned into a storage system with hot swappable removable drive capability. For the security the Ruby Cipher Drive Cartridge System or Diamond Cipher Drive Cartridge System can be added to protect the data with AES 256-bit encryption.

ST13 configuration examples

To ensure efficient cooling of all the storage devices inside the enclosure, the Storage Tower IX includes two high CFM cooling fans and vented front panel for a well ventilated interior with superior air flow. The case cover which extends over the top and side panels can also be easily removed to provide easy access for storage device installation and cable connection.

    • Great for variety of storage applications - external RAID storage, Video storage, Server storage
    • Thirteen 5.25" drive bays
    • Accommodates up to twenty one 3.5" hard drives when combined with various Disk Arrays.
    • Sturdy metal frame construction

* For eSATA connection, hot swap feature depends on the controller. All Addonics SATA controllers support the hot swap feature. The Storage Tower XIII 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.

IDE and SATA hard drive can be mixed in the Storage Tower IX. IDE hard drives can be changed to SATA interface with the addition of IDE - SATA converter. SATA hard drives can be changed to IDE interface with the addition of SATA - IDE converter.

Number of 5.25" drive bays
Connector s on back panel 
ST13HMEU - eSATA and USB 3.0/2.0
ST132MS - two mini SAS (SFF-8088)
 Supported OS
  •  USB 3.0/2.0 - Windows  Me, 2000, XP, Vista, 7,2003, Linux kernel 2.4 and higher, Solaris 9.0 and higher, Mac OS 10
  • eSATA - DOS, Windows NT/SP6, 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003, Linux kernel 2.4 and higher, Mac OS 10
Cooling fans
two 120 x120 mm
Dimension ( W x D x H )
7.5 x 15.75 x 24.75 in.
190 x 400 x 629 mm
Net weight
~ 43 lb ( 19.5kg)
Main power LED
SCSI - I (Centronics 50) punch outs on back panel
USIB connector pouch outs on back panel
Power supply
500 watts 110/240V AC
Internal power connectors 4P Molex male
15-pin SATA female
13 ( 5 connectors can be changed to 4P Molex by removing the 15-pin SATA power adapter)
4P floppy power female
Operating temperature and humidity
0 - 60 degree C, 15% - 90% RH
Storage temperature and humidity
-20 - 60 degree C, 0% - 95% RH


ST13 - (Storage Tower XIII base unit)
Thirteen bays tower, a 110/240V 500 watts power supply, two 120 x 120 mm. cooling fans, six SCSI-1 (Centronics 50-pin) punchouts on the rear panel, thirteen 4P Molex power connectors, thirteen 15P SATA power connector, two small 4P floppy power connector, user guide
Price: 269.00
ST13PM6G - (ST13 with 6G 5-port Rack Mount PM)
Content: Storage Tower XIII base unit with a 5-port 6G Rack Mount PM AD5SARM6G)installed, US style power cord, user guide.
Price: 349.00
ST132MS - (ST13 with two mini SAS connectors (SFF-8088))
Storage Tower XIII base unit (ST13), two 4xSATA to external mini SAS converters (AD4SMSAS), eight (8) 18" SATA cables (AASAIDC18I) and user guide. The parts included in this tower allow connecting eight SATA drives to two external mini SAS connectors.
Price: 349.00


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
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
Storage Tower XIII
Applies to:
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.