The TowerRAID TR5UT-BP is a 5-bay hardware RAID 5 storage tower that utilizes high performance USB 3.0 and eSATA interfaces to provide over 200MB/s in performance. The included USB 3.0 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 TR5UT-BP 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.
To satisfy the need for performance demanding applications, the unit is bundled with a 2-port PCIe 2.0 x1 eSATA controller card with SATA 6.0 Gbps (6G) support (RR622 controller card). PCIe 2.0 is capable of providing twice the bandwidth of PCIe 1.0, allowing over 200MB/s in performance. The unit is also backward compatible with PCIe 1.0 slots to provide eSATA connectivity for computers that do not have built-in eSATA ports. Designed with easy installation in mind, the TR5UT-BP allows effortless installation by simply inserting the hard drive tray (with the hard drives installed) after opening the attractive ventilating door. The TR5UT-BP is the ultimate RAID storage for all storage needs.
- Five-Bay Hardware RAIDThe SANS DIGITAL TR5UT-BP features five bays to support RAID 0, 1, 10, 3, 5, JBOD, clone with hot spare and JBOD, providing over 200MB/s read and 170MB/s write performance. Hardware RAID eliminates OS compatibility issues and reduces the load of the server.
- USB 3.0 SupportIn addition to eSATA port, the SANS DIGITAL TR5UT-BP also equips the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port to provide lightning fast data transfer speed of up to 5Gbps. eSATA controller card (Highpoint R622) with SATA 6Gbps support is also bundled.
- N-way Mirror ModeThe SANS DIGITAL TR5UT-BP provides an N-Way Mirror mode to help you instantly copy data from one hard drive to several hard drives at the same time.
- Hard Disk ManagementThe SANS DIGITAL TR5UT-BP automatically detects and rebuilds the insertion and removal of disks.