Z Family eSATA Drive Enclosures

Discontinue and replaced by Sapphire eSATA drive enclosure (model: SESCS)


This Addonics Z family eSATA drive enclosure is designed to accomodate practically any SATA storage device from full height to half height and turns them into an external storage with eSATA capability. Come in choice of eSATA interface or combo eSATA/USB interface, any SATA hard drives or optical drive can be connected externally to computer via the high-speed eSATA port or the convenience of the USB port using Addonics optional USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter. With the addition of an optional IDE-SATA converter, IDE drive or ATAPAI optical drive can also be converted into an eSATA external storge device.


Diagram of eSATA Enclosure drive tray
(click on images for enlarged diagrams)

Since external hard drive connected to eSATA port appears as an internal hard drive to the OS, a bootable hard drive inside the Z eSATA enclosure can be used to boot up a computer, great for system rescue operation or computer sharing in training and various type of applications that require an external boot drive.

Constructed in full aluminum body for durability and effective heat dissipation for some of the high performance hard drives, these two drive enclosures provide ample space to accommodate even the large standard height DVD-RRW drive. This drive enclosures is designed to work with Addonics Mobile Rack II, the Snap-In Mobile Rack or the 2.5" hard drive disk array, and turn them into external fully hot swappable removable drive system.

  • Sturdy aluminum construction
  • Compact size for convenient transportation
  • Compatible with SATA I / II / III hard drive in 3.5" or 2.5" form factor and standard height optical devices including Blu-Ray devices
  • Support IDE and ATAPI devices when install with the optional IDE-SATA converter (part # ADIDESA)
  • Cconvertible to USB interface using optional Addonics USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter
  • Rear mount 40x40mm cooling fan
  • Plug and play
  • Bootable under DOS
  • Simple installation
  • OS Compatibility: any OS that support SATA storage
Support drive type
3.5" SATA hdd, 2.5" SATA hdd and optical drive
with optional IDE - SATA converter - 3.5" IDE hdd, 2.5" IDE hdd (with adapter) and optical drive
Interface Type:

USB 3.0/2.0 (requires optional USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter)

Construction material:
Aluminum body
Power(Green) and Drive Activity(Red) LED
Audio jack
Stereo earphone jack
Supported OS
Any OS that supports eSATA storage
Power Supply:
100 / 240V AC/DC 12V / 5V 34 Watts Power Adapter (AAPAC12V-US)
Cooling system:
Rear mount 40x40 mm cooling fan
10.16 x 6.61 x 2.36 in.
(258 x 168 x 60 mm)
2.16lb (969 gm)
Storage Temperature:
Range: -30C to +60C
Operating Temperature:
Range: +5C to +40C
Storage Humidity:
5% to 90%
Operating Humidity:
5% to 95%
One Year


System Requirements

  • PC/AT or Compatible System
  • eSATA port
  • Pentium II or Greater
  • Minimum 64 MB RAM
  • One of the Following Operating System:
    DOS, Windows 7, Vista, 2003, XP, 2000, Linux (Kernel 2.4 and above), Solaris 8, Mac OS X 10.4.and above



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