The TowerRAID TR5M6G is the world first 6G port multiplier storage, bundled with 6G PCIe 2.0 x4 RAID 5 controller. It is a compact RAID tower utilizing the latest SATA III port multiplier technology, where one single eSATA cable connects to five 6Gb/s SATA hard drives. Bundled with a high performance RAID controller card RR642, its RAID 5 performance is capable of reaching over 300MB/s. Online expansion is a feature included in the controller card so that RAID could be expanded without the need to recreate the storage space or erase the existing data. Advanced monitoring functions include real time hard drives health status, remote RAID management and e-mail notification for critical events. Designed with easy installation in mind, the trayless TR5M6G allows instant setup by simply inserting the hard drives after opening the protective ventilating cover. The included dual-port eSATA 6Gb/s PCIe 2.0 x4 RAID controller card allows the connection of up to two TR5M6G units (up to 10 hard drives) using only two cables, while all drives could be configured into a single or multiple RAID arrays, providing over 700MB/s in performance with 10 drives.
¬£1295.99 - at the time of review on Friday 6th June 2014
Does not include P&P
This beast looks the business and I really like the brushed aluminium design. Fantastic device for adding huge storage to your home or soho setup. Great build quality Ignore the price as this unit isnít really available in the UK, unfortunately we havenít been able to test this system so canít really comment on its performance.
Heavier than expected
Model - TR5M6G
Form Factor - Compact Tower
HDD Trays - 5 Hot-Swappable 3.5"
RAID Level - RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 5+spare, Spanning and JBOD
(via Bundled RR642 RAID Controller Card)
Maximum Capacity - 30TB
Host Interface & Transfer Rate - eSATA 6G (via Port Multiplier)
PCIe 2.0 x4 for RR642 RAID Controller
Drive Interface - 5 x 3.5Ē SATA
Cooling Fan - 4.7" Ball Bearing Fan
Power Supply - 220W (103V-253V)
Status Indicators - Status and Power LEDs
Dimension (in) - 6.0"W x 8.25"H x 11.0"D
Weight (lb) - 9.3
Safety Regulations - CE, FCC, UL, RoHS
Limited Warranty - 1 Year
Hard Drive Trays (5)
Power Cord (1)
eSATA Cable (1)
RR642 Dual-Port eSATA 6Gb/s PCIe 2.0 x4 RAID Controller (1)
Screws (1 set)
Quick Installation Manual & CD (1)
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