Addonics NAS Storage Tower is a family of high performance Network Attached Storage system made of a unique combination of the Addonics familiy of Storage Tower and the latest high performance, feature rich NAS 4.0 adapter, Unlike other NAS storage solutions in the market, the Addonics NAS Storage Tower is designed for easy upgrade and expansion. The storage unit can be attached directly to any system for data transfer. You can also add more storage to the LAN by simply attaching another RAID Tower, any eSATA or hard drive to the second storage port on the NAS 4.0 adapter, In fact you can even add up to as many as sixteen storage devices onto the LAN via the NAS 4.0 adapter by using simple USB hub or Port Multiplier! Unlike other NAS product in the market, drives are easily removed or added on the fly without restarting the storage unit, making the operation similar to a drive cartridge system on a network.
The hard drives, the RAID controller inside the Storage Tower and the NAS adapter (the Network Attached Storge control module) are all easily replaceable or upgraded to newer models as technology advances. You add your choice of hard drives or update the hard drives to larger capacity ones as your storage requirement grows.via the convenient removable drive system in the storage unit
This NAS Tower R5, model NT5SNES1G, accommodates up to five 3.5" SATA hard drives. All five drives are configured in a single RAID volume for high performance and reliability. By using RAID 5 configuration, a storage volume up to 16 TB can be created...
This NAS Tower 3R5, model NT15SNES1G, accommodates up to fifteen 3.5" SATA hard drives. Each five drives set is configured in a single RAID volume for high performance and reliability. By using RAID 5 configuration, a storage volume up to 48 TB can be created.
The NAS Tower is a family of storage appliance from Addonics that combines the benefits of RAID storage, Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Direct Attached Storage (DAS) all in box. By directly attaching to system via high speed eSATA connection, large volume of data can be transferred quickly onto the NAS Tower. The same data can be shared over LAN by connecting to the network port on the NAS Tower. Every NAS Tower is equipped with a USB port that allows for attaching as many as fifteen (15) USB drives onto the LAN. The NAS Tower is a great solution for data archiving, video storage or applications that require plenty of storage space or attaching large amount of storage onto network,
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This NAS Tower 3R5, model NT15SNES1G, accommodates up to fifteen 3.5" SATA hard drives. The drives are grouped into three set and each five drives set is configured in a single RAID volume for high performance and reliability. By using RAID 5 configuration, the total combined storage capacity up to 48 TB can be created by using fifteen 4TB hard drives. The three RAID volumes can be directly attached to any system via eSATA or shared over the LAN via any 10/100/1000 network.
Additional USB drives can be shared over the network by attaching to the USB port on the back of the unit. As many as sixteen (16) total drive volume can be shared over the network.
Illustraion of connecting the NAS Tower to LAN or to system
NAS Tower R5 fron and back detail view