The Sapphire family of RAID enclosure is a compact size, light weight and low power external multi-bay storage device that is ideal for expanding the storage on any system. Offering choice of models equipped with different type of interface, the Sapphire Disk Array offers fast external storage performance via eSATA, the SuperSpeed USB 3.0, or mini SAS connection to any computer. You can swap drives in and out of the Sapphire Disk Array, just like using tape cassette without using any drive tray or special tool. 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 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 Sapphire 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 Sapphire 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. Once connected, the four drives can be set up to appear as individual drives to the system or can be set as 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.