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SANS DIGITAL TR4UTBPN 4Bay USB 3.0 / eSATA Hardware RAID 5 Tower RAID Enclosure (no eSATA card bundled)

  • SATA 150 & 300
  • 4 3.5" Drive Bays
  • 0, 1, 10, 3, 5, Clone (N-way Mirror) with Hot Spare and JBOD

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Sans Digital TowerRAID TR4UTBPN - Four-Bay USB 3.0 / eSATA Hardware RAID 5 Tower

Features

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The TowerRAID TR4UTBPN is a four-bay hardware RAID 5 storage tower that utilizes high performance USB 3.0 and eSATA interfaces to provide over 200MBps in performance. The included USB 3.0 port is backwards compatible with widely available USB 2.0 ports, which is a convenient feature when both USB 3.0 and eSATA connections are unavailable.

With built-in RAID 0, 1, 10, 3, 5 with hot-spare and JBOD, the TR4UTBPN provides hardware RAID redundancy protection against hard drive failures. A brand new RAID mode, CLONE or N-Way Mirror, is also introduced to replicate the saved data throughout each installed hard drive. The RAID engine is embedded within the enclosure and performs all RAID parity calculation to reduce CPU utilization from the host PC. RAID controller cards are unnecessary. The TR4UTBPN is the ultimate RAID storage for all storage needs.



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  • Hardware RAID, supporting RAID 0, 1, 10, 3, 5, JBOD, Clone and hot spare disk
  • Over 200MBps read and 170MBps write performance
  • eSATA and USB 3.0 interface
  • Backward compatible with USB 2.0
  • True hardware RAID design within the enclosure, no driver and no additional RAID controller needed
  • New Clone mode (N-way Mirror) - all the hard drives connected will be mirrored. Clone mode is especially useful when users would like to copy data form one hard drive to several hard drives at the same time.
  • Supports SATA I / II / III (1.5GBps, 3GBps and 6GBps) hard drives
  • Over 2TB per volume via eSATA and USB on OS that support 2TB and above
  • Automatic insertion / removal detection and rebuild
  • Hardware RAID with standard Interface. No extra drivers required.
  • Compact, stylish 4-bay tower design with protective ventilating cover


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Learn more about the SANS DIGITAL TR4UTBPN

Model

Brand
SANS DIGITAL
Series
TowerRAID
Model
TR4UTBPN

Details

Drive
SATA 1.5 & 3Gb/s
External I/O
USB 3.0 (backward compatible with USB 2.0) and eSATA
RAID Levels
0, 1, 10, 3, 5, Clone (N-way Mirror) with Hot Spare and JBOD

Expansion

3.5" Drive Bays
4

Mechanical Spec

Power Supply
150W (115V - 230V Switchable)

Features

Features
True hardware RAID design within the enclosure, no driver and no additional RAID controller needed.
New Clone mode (N-way Mirror) - all the hard drives connected will be mirrored. Clone mode is especially useful when users would like to copy data form one hard drive to several hard drives at the same time.
Automatic insertion / removal detection and rebuild.
Hardware RAID with standard Interface. No extra drivers required.
Compact, stylish 4 bay tower design with protective ventilating cover

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
5.3" x 7.1" x 10.0"
Weight
5.9 lbs.

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Gerald A.
  • 8/24/2015 4:42:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLasted just over 2.5 yrs.

Pros: 4 drive capacity, multiple connection choices.

Cons: Can't use 4 drives. WAY too hot (drives get too hot to even touch). Way over 60C, so had to reduce to 2 drives in case--every other bay, so it is really a 2-drive box. I run these 24/7. I have two of these boxes. First one just died. Got up in the AM and it was dead (no lights, nothing). Moved the drives to the other box and all data is there.

Other Thoughts: Needs a fan with higher air flow to properly cool the drives.

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  • Russell B.
  • 8/17/2015 11:17:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdesign issue in powersupply

Pros: very nice design, bought as part of home NAS setup, and worked wonderfully

Has nice tool less design to load drives, and has large quiet fan to work to keep the drive cool.

Cons: worked until I powered it down to leave for vacation and never came back on.

Failed after just short of 3 years, and probably lasted this long because it was always running.

Other Thoughts: I bought the replacement power supply from Sans Digital because I needed to try and rescue the data from the array.

If you are replacing the power supply, make sure you tell them directly the product model so that you will receive the power cable splitter as they have rotated the power supply, and the original cables don't reach otherwise.

I hope this power supply lasts longer than the original, or at least long enough to get my data off and onto something more stable.

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  • Kevin M.
  • 8/12/2015 7:26:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: None

Cons: It keeps disconnecting from the pc. I tried it with two different computers and it was reproducible.

Tech support could only recommend replacing cables and making sure all drives and internal SATA cables are plugged.

I thought I would take a chance seeing though I saw this same complaint from other sites on the net.

Going to buy another device.

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  • Golder O.
  • 7/1/2015 10:57:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBad Power Supply

Pros: Quit and cheap

Cons: Power Supply Fails, The power supply comes on and off unmounting and mounting the drives and has caused a hard drive in it to fail. Not worth the money saved.

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  • Richard S.
  • 6/6/2015 2:10:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsObsolete drive size, Mac support

Pros: Terrific for smaller hard drives

Cons: Useless for today's really big drives
Config software is really old

Other Thoughts: This thing definitely supports 3 TB drives. The documentation suggests it might support 4 TB drives, but I haven't tried it. The thing definitely does NOT support 6 TB drives.

The original SANS config software was pretty useless, so they sent me the JMicron config software. It's about 5 years old now, and no updates seem to exist.

The config software is not reliable under Mac OS Yosemite.

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  • Joel V.
  • 5/12/2015 9:10:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBad PSU

Pros: Multiple Raid options

Cons: Cheap PSU, dead.

Other Thoughts: Does not work well with Mac sleeping and time machine. OS X error messages that drives are missing.

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  • Lucas Y.
  • 5/4/2015 8:09:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsSans Digital

Pros: Not worth ink in the paper

Cons: Purchased direct from SD. First one came broken missing parts. Contacted SD, they DEMANDED proof with pictures. SD exchanged for new. Again will not work PC Windows 7 Pro, will not recognize it. Their tec. was able to see on PC but again will not work. Returned for exchange of Accunas. The unit has the same problems, windows 7 will not recognize LENUX in the system. After 10 try's with tech support I gave up RETURNED. SD Blamed us for the problems. Here is where problems started: Suns Digital refused to return money as I paid second time for upgrade. SD always saying we will process the refund shortly. Contacted CCard with complaint. SD still refused to refund. After 4 months and 5 days (This is over 125 days FINALLY BANK credit back to my account. Finally they issued a partial credit for something I paid for in full.
YES I HAVE AXE TO DRIVE. STAY AWAY FOR YOUR PEACE OF MIND AND YOUR MONEY IN THE BANK. You have been warned, have other
products for the same price and better warranty with an honest company. STAY AWAY FROM THE

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  • Larry J.
  • 4/29/2015 3:57:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: +100MB/s Read/Write speed.
Just worked. Used as four separate drives with USB 3 connection.

Cons: Sudden death at 2.5 years

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  • Salvatore S.
  • 4/22/2015 9:44:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI LOVE MINE

Pros: I have three 4 bay and one five bay and they all work great

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I would like to buy more, need a good sale 100 or less and I would grab at least 2, if not more.

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  • robert r.
  • 3/31/2015 3:30:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFailed Power Supply

Pros: Works well for having a mirrored data set. Running 2 sets of mirrored 1TB drives. Hard to lose your data when it's RAID 1.

Cons: Power supply stinks. Power the device off. Never powers back on. Paper weight. This is the 2nd one of these to have the power supply fail. All I did was shut it off. Refuses to turn back on.

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