Model: HornetTek X2-RAID Dual Bay Enclosure
Manufacturer: HornetTek
Provided By: HornetTek

If you've gone shopping for an external drive enclosure, it's very likely that you've come across the name HornetTek. Founded more than a decade ago, the company specializes in storage and multimedia external enclosure solutions. By forming a standard yet efficient product development procedure, HornetTek's engineering team is able to deliver state-of-the-art designs at a competitive price.

HornetTek currently offers a variety of enclosures for 2.5 and 3.5-inch hard drives. One of the latest additions to their product line is the X2-RAID. This stylish, dual bay enclosure holds two SATA hard drives and can be connected to a Windows, Mac or Linux computer using either USB 2.0 or eSATA. The X2-RAID also features a versatile RAID system that can be configured for data protection, maximum capacity or a balance of the two.

HornetTek X2-RAID Dual Bay Enclosure

Interface USB 2.0 and eSATA
Internal HDD Support 3.5" SATA I/II HDD x 2
DATA Transfer eSATA up to 3.0Gbps (300MB/s)
USB 2.0 up to 480Mbps (60MB/s)
USB 1.1 up to 12Mbps (1.5MB/s)
HDD Function RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD, BIG, SAFE33, SAFE55
HDD Capacity Support up to 2TB x 2 (JBOD Mode) , support up to 1TB x 2 (BIG Mode)
System Support Supports Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista, Linux or above and Macintosh OS 8.6 or higher
Material Rigid aluminum body, metal tray and front and back ABS panel

The X2-RAID utilizes Silicon Image's SteelVine SiI5744 storage processor. This single-chip solution connects a USB 2.0 or eSATA host port to two SATA II device ports.

Thanks to Silicon Image's Sil5744 processor, the X2-RAID also offers a number of RAID options. Along with RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD and BIG modes, the enclosure supports two multi-RAID modes, SAFE33 and SAFE50.

JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks) - Enables each hard drive to work independently.

RAID 0 - Data is allocated simultaneously to each drive for maximum speed and capacity.

RAID 1 - Data is automatically duplicated to each drive for maximum security

BIG - Disks are merged together for maximum capacity.

SAFE33/SAFE50 - Creates one mirrored (RAID 1) volume for critical data and one BIG volume.

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