Addonics’ five drive redundant RAID enclosure is ultra-compact, uses 2.5″ drives

Most RAID boxes out there use 3.5-inch drives, the 2.5-inch drive models which are typically used in notebooks, netbooks and portable harddrives don’t get used beyond that. There are some dual 2.5-inch RAID enclosures out there, but none can claim to the five drive capacity that Addonics’ latest Compact RAID enclosure supports. Five 2.5” hard drives or SSD can be packed inside the small 3.03 x 5.43 x 4.88 inch cube, delivering data at a throughput of 300 Mbytes/sec. Not bad for a 22 ouncer. It can be configured with RAID 0, 1, 3, 4, 10 or JOBD (Concatenation), and Clone Mode. It supports most OSes out there, and can connect via eSata, USB 3.0, 2.0 or an optional USB 3.0 to eSata adapter.

Now selling for $149 directly from Addonics.

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