TowerRAID TR8M+B - Eight-Bay eSATA RAID 0 / 1 / 10 / 5 / JBOD Performance Tower with 6G PCIe Card
The TowerRAID TR8M+B is a compact RAID tower utilizing the latest SATA port multiplier feature, where one single eSATA cable connects to eight SATA hard drives. Bundled with a high-performance PCIe 2.0 x1 RAID controller card RR622, its RAID 5 performance is capable of reaching over 250MBps. 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 and e-mail notification for critical events.
Designed with easy installation in mind, the TR8M+B is designed with eight hot-swappable tray modules so that hard drives could be removed and installed with ease. The included dual-port eSATA 6Gbps PCIe 2.0 x1 RAID controller card allows the connection of eight hard drives using only two cables, while all drives could be configured into single or multiple RAID arrays, providing over 200Mbps in performance.
- Bundled with RR622 RAID controller card for over 250Mbps RAID 5 performance.
- Supports RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 5+ spare, spanning and JBOD.
- Backward compatible with PCIe 1.0.
- Supports online expansion to expand capacity without the need to recreate the RAID volume and erase the existing data.
- Built-in real time hard drive health monitoring and e-mail notification for critical events.
- Supports PC, Linux and MAC OS, including Windows 7 and Snow Leopard.
- Accesses eight hard drives using only two cables.
- Host interface: eSATA with Port Multiplier.
- Drive interface: 8 x 3.5in. inch SATA.