Z Snap-In Disk Array with mini SAS connector (Z4SN25NMS)

Discontinued and Replaced by Sapphire Snap-In Disk Array (S4SNMS) 


Looking for a high performance external storage device with expandable capacity and RAID capability? The Z family of Disk Array storage is just the perfect solution. Offering choice of models equipped with different type of interface to the computer, the Z Disk Array offers the fast external storage performance via eSATA, the SuperSpeed USB 3.0, or mini SAS connection to a computer. By integrating the Addonics latest 2.5" Snap-In Disk Array with a SATA Port Multiplier or Multilane connector into the compact Z drive enclosure, up to 4 SATA hard drives or SSDs can be installed to the Z Disk Array via the four convenient removable drive trays. You can swap drives in and out of the Z Disk Array, just like using tape cassette. You can also start with as little as 1 hard drive and expand to 2, 3 or 4 drives to meet the need of your application. There is also choice of model with integrated Hardware Port multiplier that allows the four drives to be set up as a high performance RAID group with redundancy for reliability.

Constructed in a light weight sturdy aluminum housing with an integrated cooling fan for efficient heat dissipation, the Z Disk Array is a great portable storage solution for a wide range of applications that demand high performance and large amount of storage out in the field.


About this model

This Z Disk Array comes equipped with a mini SAS that connects all 4 drives to any computer via a single external mini SAS cable. The 4 drives can be set up to appear as individual drive to the system or can be set up to form a RAID group using the RAID software utility from the OS or the host controller.


Examples of devices that can be installed
inside the Z Snap-In Disk Array
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Connect all four 2.5" SATA devices
through a single mini SAS cable


  • Attach up to 4 SATA 2.5" hard drive*, SDD or CF's mounted in Addonics SATA -CF hdd adapter to any computer
  • Connect to any system equipped with mini SAS (SFF-8088) connector (connecting cable is not included)
  • Can connect to system equipped with Multilane (SFF- 8470) connector using the optional mini SAS - Multilane cable
  • The four drives can be set up to appear as individual drive to system or as a RAID group via the RAID utility of the OS or the host controller
  • Drive can be inserted or removed like tape cartridge with no special tool
  • OS independent, can be used on any system
  • Hot swappable for each storage device
  • Power and drive activity LED for each drive drawer
  • Innovative lock mechanism for drive insertion/removal

* maximum drive thickness up to 12.7 mm
Components make up this model:
Z-drive enclosure (Z5USCS), Snap-in Disk Array25 (AESN4DA25), 4-SATA to mini SAS bridge (AD4SMSAS), 110/220 AC/DC 12/5V power adapter (AAP12V5V2.5A), user guide.

note: external mini SAS cable is not included, please select the proper cable for your application from the accessory list
  • Four 2.5" Snap-In drive bay for installing any 2.5" SATA drive with thickness up to 12.7 mm.
  • Support SATA I, II and III drive
  • Mini SAS (SFF-8088) connector on the back
  • Maximum transfer rate depends on the controller
  • 110/220 AC/DC 12: 0.8A / 5V: 2.5A power adapter
  • Power and Drive Activity LEDs for each drive bay
  • key lock for each bay
  • Point to point, no cable required for installing hard drive into drive bay
  • One 40 x 40 low-noise, ball bearing and high CFM cooling fans
  • Weight: ~ 3.87lbs. (1756g)
  • Attractive aluminum frame with vents for effective heat dissipation
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 10.16 x 6.61 x 2.4 in ( 258 x 168 x 60 mm)
  • Operating temperature and humidity: +5C to +60C, 5% to 95% RH (non-condensing)
  • Storage temperature and humidity: -30C to +70C, 5% to 90%

All specifications are subject to change without notice



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