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Cipher RAID Tower comparison

DLE - Drive Level Encryption Cipher RAID Tower                      RVE - RAID Volume Encryption Cipher RAID Tower

 

DLE - Drive Level Encryption Cipher RAID Tower comparison

 
Maximum number of drives installable
3.5" SATA
4
N/A
5
2.5" SATA or SSD YYes (with optional bracket, model AE25SN35SA)
4
Yes (with optional bracket, model AE25SN35SA)
Connection to System
Via any eSATA port
Yes
Yes
Yes
Via USB 2.0 port
Yes
Yes Yes (with optional
USB 3.0 - eSATAp adapter (model - ADU3ESA )
Via USB 3.0 port Yes Yes Yes (with optional
USB 3.0 - eSATAp adapter (model - ADU3ESA )
Encryption
Encryption level AES 256-bit AES 256-bit AES 256-bit
Architecture DLE - one crypto engine per drive DLE - one crypto engine per drive DLE - one crypto engine per drive
number of Cipher keys required per RAID volume
4
4
5
Built-in RAID accelerator
Yes
Yes
Yes
Supported type of RAID
RAID 1, RAID 0
Yes
Yes
Yes
RAID 10
Yes
Yes
Yes
BIG (SPAN)
Yes
Yes
Yes
RAID 5 over 4 drives
Yes
Yes
Yes
RAID 5
Yes
Yes
Yes
RAID 5+S
Yes
Yes
Yes
Clone mode
Yes
Yes
Yes
JBOD
(individual drive)
Yes (when connected via PM compatible eSATA port or USB port)
Yes (when connected via PM compatible eSATA port or USB port)
Yes (when connected via PM compatible eSATA port or USB port)
RAID Setup via onboard dip switches or Windows utility via onboard dip switches or Windows utility via onboard dip switches or Windows utility
Model of the integrated Port Multiplier AD5HPMREU AD5HPMREU AD5HPMRXA-E
RAID setup 
utility
available for Windows
available for Windows
available for Windows
RAID Diagnostics via Windows utility or LED lights via Windows utility or LED lights via Windows utility or LED lights
Drive installation
via removable
drive enclosure
4 drives 4 drives 5 drives
mounted directly onto
tower chassis
NA NA NA
Hot Swappable
Drives
Yes Yes Yes
Supported OS OS Independent OS Independent OS Independent



RVE -RAID Volume Encryption Cipher RAID Tower comparison

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Maximum number of drives installable
3.5" SATA
4
5
10
2.5" SATA or SSD
Yes (with optional bracket, model AE25SN35SA)
Yes (with optional bracket, model AE25SN35SA)
Yes (with optional bracket, model AE25SN35SA)
Connection to System
Via any eSATA port
Yes
require Port Multiplier compatible eSATA port
require Port Multiplier compatible eSATA port
Via USB 2.0 port
Yes (with optional
USB 3.0 - eSATAp adapter (model - ADU3ESA )
NA
NA
Via USB 3.0 port Yes (with optional
USB 3.0 - eSATAp adapter (model - ADU3ESA )
NA NA
Encryption
Encryption level AES 256-bit AES 256-bit AES 256-bit
Architecture RVE- one crypto engine per RAID volume RVE- one crypto engine per RAID volume RVE- one crypto engine per RAID volume
number of Cipher keys required per RAID volume
1
1
1
Built-in RAID accelerator
Yes
NA
NA
Supported type of RAID
RAID 1, RAID 0
Yes
Depends on RAID funciton of the controller
Depends on RAID funciton of the controller
RAID 10
Yes
BIG (SPAN)
Yes
RAID 5 over 4 drives
Yes
RAID 5
Yes
RAID 5+S
Yes
Clone mode
N/A
JBOD
(individual drive)
N/A
Yes (when connected via eSATA port on PM compatible controller)
Yes (when connected via eSATA port on PM compatible controller)
RAID Setup via onboard rotary switch via software via software
Model of the integrated Port Multiplier AD4SR5HPMUS AD5SAPM AD5SAPM (2 units)
RAID setup 
utility
NA
depends on the RAID utility of the controller
depends on the RAID utility of the controller
RAID Diagnostics via LED lights via LED lights via LED lights
Drive installation
via removable
drive enclosure
NA 5 drives 10 drives
mounted directly onto
tower chassis
yes NA NA
Hot Swappable
Drives
Yes Yes Yes
Supported OS OS Independent depends on the controller depends on the controller