Z Snap-In Disk Array with eSATA & USB 3.0 (Z4SNHU3)

Discontinued and Replaced by Sapphire Snap-In Disk Array (S4SHU3) 


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 any computer. By integrating the Addonics latest 2.5" Snap-In Disk Array with a SATA Port Multiplier or a mini SAS 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 one 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 Hardware Port Multiplier (HPM) that connects all 4 drives to any computer via a single eSATA or USB 3.0 connection. The 4 drives can be set up to appear as individual drive to the system or can be set up to form a large volume and high performance RAID group. The built-in RAID accelerator of the HPM provide superior performance to support applications that require high data throughput.

Using the optional Addonics NAS 4.0 adapter, the four drives can be instantly turned into a Network Attached Storage equipment for sharing over the network.


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 eSATA or USB 3.0 connection



  • Attach up to 4 SATA 2.5" hard drive*, SDD or CF's mounted in Addonics SATA -CF hdd adapter to any system via a single eSATA and USB 3.0 / 2.0 connection
  • 4 drives can be configured as RAID0 (Striping), RAID1 (Mirroring), RAID 5 (Parity), RAID10 (Mirrored Striped), JBOD (Concatenation), Clone Mode (N-Way Mirror) using built-in hardware RAID or as five individual drives without RAID
  • Individual drive setting requires connecting to Port Multiplier compatible controller or USB port
  • Drive can be inserted or removed like tape cartridge with no special tool
  • OS independent, can be used on any system
  • Configure RAID using RAID diagnostic software utility or dip switches on the back of tower
  • Windows, Mac and Linux utility for RAID monitoring and email notification
  • 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), Hardward Port Multiplier XA (AD5HPMRXA-E), 110/220 AC/DC 12/5V power adapter (AAP12V5V2.5A), one 100 cm. eSATA cable (AAESATA100C), one 6-foot A-B USB 3.0 cable (AAU3AB6F), user guide.
Options: NAS 4.0 adapter (NAS40ESU) for connecting to the LAN and WAN, USB 3.0 hub (AD4U3HE)
  • 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
  • eSATA and USB 3.0/2.0 connectors on the back of the unit
  • Maximum transfer rate
    • eSATA: 3Gbps
    • USB 3.0 / 2.0: 5Gbps / 480Mbps
  • Built-in Hardware Port Multiplier (AD5HPMREU)
  • 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 beaing and high CFM cooling fans
  • Weight: ~ 3.87 lbs. (1756 g)
  • 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-condenscing)
  • Storage temperature and humidity: -30C to +70C, 5% to 90%

All specifications are subject to change without notice



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