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The Storage Tower IV is another innovative storage enclosure solution from Addonics that offers tremendous customization flexibility to fit practically any storage application. Comes with four standard 5.25" drive bays, the Storage Tower IV has a strong power supply integrated into a compact and sturdy aluminum chassis. The four drive bays can accommodate up to four full height optical drives or six 3.5" hard drives or a combination of these devices in various mixes. A variety of SATA, IDE or ATAPI devices can be installed into the Storage Tower IV. The drives can be individually interfaced to a computer via USB 3.0/2.0, eSATA, or combined into one mini SAS connection or a Port Multiplier (PM) to form a powerful RAID system.
Using eSATA or the mini SAS connection, you can build yourself a high performance external storage system a terabyte storage farm using large capacity and connect it up to 6 feet away from the computer! Any SATA devices inside the Storage Tower can be easily converted into eSATA. Each drive can be connected directly to an eSATA host controller for maximum throughput. For better cable management, multiple SATA devices inside the Storage Tower can be connected to system via one cable by installing a Port Multiplier (PM) or a mini SAS bridge.
The Storage Tower with a built-in hardware port multiplier is an ideal external RAID storage solution for sharing with different computers. Once the HPM is configured, the entire RAID set can be attached to any eSATA port or USB 3.0 port of any system.