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Sans Digital 4-Bay USB 3.0 / eSATA Hardware RAID5 Tower Storage Enclosure w/ 6G PCIe 2.0 HBA Card TR4UT+ (Silver)

  • SATA 150 & 300
  • 4 x Hot-Swappable 3.5" Drive Bays
  • 0, 1, 10, 3, 5, Clone (N-way Mirror) with Hot Spare and JBOD
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Learn more about the SANS DIGITAL TR4UT+

Model

Brand
SANS DIGITAL
Series
TowerRAID
Model
TR4UT+

General Spec

Drive
SATA
External I/O
USB 3.0, eSATA
RAID Levels
0, 1, 10, 3, 5, Clone (N-way Mirror) with Hot Spare and JBOD
Hot-spares
Yes

Expansion

3.5" Drive Bays
4 x Hot-Swappable

Mechanical Spec

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

General Spec

Dimensions
5.3"W x 7.1"H x 10.0"D
Weight
5.9 lbs.
Features
Form Factor: Compact Tower

Maximum Capacity: 16TB

Auto Rebuilding: Yes

Hot-Spare: Yes

Cooling Fan: 3.15" Ball Bearing Fan

Status Indicators: Activity with Fail LED, Power LED

Bundled SATA 6.0Gbps PCIe 2.0 x1 controller card, support PCIe 2.0 with over 200MB/s performance.

Backward compatible with PCIe 1.0 slot is supported.

Backward compatible with USB 2.0.

Over 200MB/s read and 170MB/s write performance.

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.

Packaging

Package Contents
TR4UT+
Power Cord
eSATA Cable
USB 3.0 Cable
PCIe 2.0 x1 2-Port eSATA 6Gbps Controller Card
Screws (1 set)
Quick Installation Manual & CD

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the SANS DIGITAL TR4UT+

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  • Charles V.
  • 7/19/2013 4:51:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsQuick speeds and simple basic

Pros: Unit feels solid, setting up RAID was simple but may not be intuitive for first time RAID users. e-sata and USB 3.0 both offer fast transfer speeds depending upon how the box is setup. Status LEDs on front are easy to understand and convenient.

Cons: The included external e-sata card doesn't fully like my motherboard. It overrides boot drive selection if it detects a volume making windows not start. (this problem may be specific to my system) I also can't seem to enter bios if it is plugged in with an active volume. This problem doesn't exist when plugged in via USB 3.0.

Other Thoughts: Setup was relatively easy since I knew which style of RAID I wanted to use, I just have the above mentioned problem when running it into the included e-sata card. Should I have a HDD failure I'll write a new review to talk about how the rebuild process was.

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  • Robert O.
  • 6/24/2013 6:35:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product!

Pros: Using eSata (6gb), I'm getting 244mb/s read and 220mb/s write to a raid 0 array. I have two of these arrays and they have been very dependable. The USB 3 connection is a good backup but is slightly slower and in some cases will need to be connected to a usb hub.

Cons: None that I have seen in over two years of use.

Other Thoughts: Good value for the money.

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  • Matt C.
  • 9/23/2011 1:52:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDo not buy!

Pros: Convenient, USB connected. True hardware RAID 5.

Cons: This unit has had all kinds of problems. When I first got it, it would not recognize a couple of the drives even though they worked fine testing them on another controller. Also, for some reason, when this thing is connected to any computer it will prevent it from booting at the memory check during POST. So anytime the computer it's connected to is rebooted the USB cable needs to be unplugged first or else it will just hang forever. Tried this on three different computers including a Dell server. Now, 6 months after the warranty is up the power supply goes out which they so conveniently have an online store to purchase them at $70 a pop. Save yourself the heartache and get a NAS from some of the other quality manufacturers on here.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for purchasing our product.

It is a wrong post of this items. The product is only released in this years and all products that we shipped is under warranty. If you have issue with the power supply and under warranty, please contact our technical support for warranty repair. We provide spare parts for out of warranty customers in case they would like to repair themselves, but it is not change on our warranty policy.

USB 2.0/3.0 is supported with on board USB port. Please check with motherboard's BIOS for setting related to the bootup.

For further questions, please contact our technical support at tech@sansdigital.com or 1-800-980-1988 and we will be able to resolve your issues.

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