Addonics Technologies today announced a family of RAID enclosures built on Addonics’ tower platform and integrated with a combination of Addonics’ snap-in mobile rack, disk array, drive cartridge system and port multiplier. The new towers include the RAID Tower Mini, the RAID Tower II and the RAID Tower IV.
Each RAID Tower model comes bundled with everything needed to connect the drives to a PC or laptop. You can start with as little as one drive and expand to more capacity by adding more drives at a later time. On some RAID Tower models, you can mix and match different type of drives, all in the same RAID Tower unit, such as 3.5” SATA or IDE hard drives, 2.5” SATA or IDE hard drives or even a SSD (Solid State Drive).
Depending on the type of the built-in port multiplier inside the RAID Towers, the drives inside can be set up as an individual drive or to form a simple RAID 0 or RAID 1 to RAID 5 with hardware acceleration for fast read/write performance. Once the drives are configured, they can all be connected to a system via a single eSATA or USB connection.
The flexibility and the large potential storage capacity make the RAID Towers a solution for a wide range of storage applications, such as video storage, data backup, video editing, SAN storage and others.
All three RAID Towers support 3.5” SATA and 2.5” SATA and interface to the computer via eSATA and USB. The Mini comes in a 3.5” drive bay, while the RAID Tower II and the RAID Tower IV are available in a 5.25” drive bay.
List price of the Raid Towers starts at $199.