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SANS DIGITAL MobileRAID MR2CT+ 0/1/JBOD* and Spanning 2 x Hot-swappable 3.5" Drive Bays USB 3.0, eSATA, Firewire 800 (1394b) 2-Bay SATA Compact Tower Enclosure

  • SATA
  • 2 x Hot-swappable 3.5" Drive Bays
  • 0/1/JBOD* and Spanning
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The MobileRAID MR2CT+ is a hardware RAID embedded enclosure provides high performance storage for creative professional with 200MB/s. The embedded Hardware RAID design provides offload of complex RAID calculation from the computer to the unit, allowing high perfromance throughput to eSATA and USB 3.0 (backward compatible with USB 2.0). Firewire 800 port (backward compatible with Firewire 400) allows connection with MAC computer that does not have eSATA or USB port. Triple interface setup provide easy connection to various computer operating systems. Since RAID engine is embedded inside the enclosure, there is no OS compatibility issue. With support of RAID 0 and RAID 1, MR2CT+ allows user to choose from fast performance on RAID 0 or hard drive redundancy protection on RAID 1. With hot-swappable hard drive design, and high performance transfer rate to support various audio and video editing problems, MR2CT+ is the ideal storage RAID tower for high-end computing.


Learn more about the SANS DIGITAL MR2CT+

Model

Brand
SANS DIGITAL
Series
MobileRAID
Model
MR2CT+

General Spec

Drive
SATA
External I/O
USB 3.0, eSATA, Firewire 800 (1394b)
RAID Levels
0/1/JBOD* and Spanning

Expansion

3.5" Drive Bays
2 x Hot-swappable

System Management

OS Supported
Supports Windows 7, 2000, XP, Vista, and Windows Server 2003 and 2008, MAC and Linux

Mechanical Spec

Power Supply
80W (110V~240V)

General Spec

Dimensions
4.8"W x 8.0"D x 4.0"H
Weight
3.8 lbs.
Features
Form Factor: Compact Tower

Maximum Capacity: 8TB

Cooling Fan: 1.6" Ball Bearing Fan

Control Interface: RAID Dail

Status Indicators: Link, Status and Power LEDs

Hardware RAID embedded to the enclosure to elminate OS compatibility issues .

Triple Host Interfaces: USB 3.0, eSATA, Firewire 800 (backward compatible with USB 2.0 and Firewire 400).

LED status and buzzer for RAID management and monitor system status.

Features two RAID modes, including RAID 0 or RAID 1 for redundancy or performance.

Support JBOD for individual drives access and spanning for simple storage expansion*.

*Support on Firewire 800 & eSATA, eSATA port multiplier is required.

Packaging

Package Contents
MR2CT+
Power Cord
USB3.0 Cable
eSATA Cable
Firewire 1394b
Quick Installation Manual

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • David M.
  • 4/5/2013 11:49:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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3 out of 5 eggsToo loud

Pros: - Solid construction
- Lots of interface options (USB 3.0 / eSATA / FW800x2)
- Lots of RAID setup options
- Brushed metal exterior matches well with Mac Pro/iMac style

Cons: - LOUD fan
- "MUTE" button doesn't seem to do anything
- Loud alarm beep when turned on

Other Thoughts: Everything good except for how loud the fan on the unit is. It might be OK if pressing the "MUTE" button on the front of the unit turned the fan down or off, but it doesn't seem to do anything at all. It's too loud to leave powered on for my taste, and whenever it is turned on there is a piercing "alarm" beep.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for purchasing our products.

The mute button will mute the alarm, when RAID is degraded. It should not beep under the normal operation. If it always beeps, regardless of the mute button, please contact us for service.

If you are having problem on the unit, please contact us by calling 1-800-980-1988 for technical support and our engineer will try to resolve it over the phone. You can also contact us at tech@sansdigital.com for e-mail supports.

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