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New 8-Bay USB 3. 0 JBOD and USB 3. 0/ eSATA Hardware RAID Towers – TowerRAID+ TR8U+(B) / TR8UT+(B)
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New 8-Bay USB 3.0 JBOD and USB 3.0/eSATA Hardware RAID Towers – TowerRAID+ TR8U+(B) / TR8UT+(B)

City of Industry, CA – May 25, 2011 – Sans Digital, a leading provider of high performance storage subsystems, is proud to announce new additions to the newly released Tower RAID+ series. The 8 bay USB 3.0 and eSATA Hardware RAID towers (TR8UT+B for black and TR8UT+ for silver towers) and 8 bay USB 3.0 JBOD-Only towers (TR8U+ for black and TR8U+ for silver). Expanding the current product line utilizing SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology to RAID and JBOD storage units, both new models support up to 8 SATA hard drives and up to 24TB of total storage raw capacity.

The latest SuperSpeed USB 3.0 provides 10x more bandwidth in comparison to the existing HighSpeed USB 2.0.
By incorporating the new USB 3.0 technology, both the TR8U+(B) and TR8UT+(B) are capable of reaching performance speeds 5x faster than the previous models via USB connectivity. For computers not equipped with USB 3.0, customers can still enjoy the versatility of the USB 2.0 port on the computer since USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 at a reduced data transfer speed. The integrated Hardware based RAID engines on the TR8UT+(B) also helps to reduce CPU utilization on the host computer or server. The TR8UT+(B) is capable of running RAID 00, 30, 50, and JBOD with over 200MB/s of data transfer rate. The TR8U+(B), on the other hand, is designed with simplicity in mind to support JBOD allowing up to 8 individual drives to be connected via one single USB 3.0 port providing simple expansion of storage space by individual disks.

To ensure maximum flexibility, a physical RAID mode configuration switch located on the back of the unit enables quick RAID setup eliminating the need to use a software RAID configuration utility. New RAID modes such as RAID 30 and 50 are also supported to provide data protection against potential data loss due to hard disk failure. Compared to the traditional RAID 3 and RAID 5, the RAID 30 and 50 allows up to two disks (one disk per four disks) to fail in RAID 30/50 set without losing the RAID array data. A 6Gbps eSATA interface controller also comes standard with the TR8UT+(B) free of charge for customers who wish to use eSATA but do not have the eSATA port built-in into the computer or server.

With eSATA and USB 3.0 interfaces as well as backwards compatibility with USB 2.0, the new hardware RAID + series is extremely versatile to work with virtually any computers available. “The versatility of the new TowerRAID+ unit combined with the fast USB 3.0 interface and powerful RAID engine makes the TR8UT+(B) and TR8U+(B) a viable option for customers who demand high performance, high quality, and good value at a reasonable price point,” said Stanley Chan, Director of Business Development of Sans Digital. For more information on the TowerRAID+ series, please visit:

About Sans Digital
Sans Digital, a leading provider of high performance storage subsystems is devoted to providing the highest quality storage devices with great flexibility, performance, aesthetics and value. Sans Digital offers hot-swappable JBOD and RAID storage products for direct attached storage, network attached storage, and storage area network to customers ranging from SOHO (Small Office, Home Office), SMB (Small, Medium Business) to enterprises worldwide.

For Additional Information about Sans Digital
Phone: 800.980.1988 | Fax: 626.322.3878
Headquarter: 783 Phillips Dr, City of Industry, CA 91748

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