Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack
 

The Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack for 3.5" SATA hard drives is the best cost effective solution for hot swappable removable hard drive systems without the need for a hard drive enclosure. The Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack is designed with intentions of convenience and ease of use. Open the drive door, and the hard drive will be automatically detached from the Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack and ejected for easy removal. Close the drive door, and the hard drive will be firmly locked into the cradle and powered on. By attaching one of our optional converter boards to the back of the Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack, the Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack can then be interfaced into any computer via IDE, USB, or SCSI interface.

The Zebra Snap-in Mobile Rack, the Snap-In Mobile Rack installed inside the Zebra eSATA or eSATA/USB drive enclosure, is a convenient external removable hard drive system. When attached to system via USB 2.0 or a hot swappable eSATA port, hard drive of any capacity can be conveniently added or remove from the system, similar to a tape cassette. With eSATA connection, the hard drive in the Zebra Snap-in Mobile Rack can also be used as the main drive to boot your system and for running all your applications.

Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack features overview

Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack Animated Illustrations



Internal application

Interface options when installed inside a computer
(SATA interface in built-in, other interfaces requires optional IO converter)

SATA 1.5/3Gbps USB 2.0/1.1
IDE SCSI LVD 160
(click on images for enlarged view of connections)


How to use the Snap-In 25 to install a 2.5" SATA drive into the Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack


 


External Application

 

Zebra Snap-In Mobile Rack
eSATA/USB 3.0 interface (ZSNESU3)
Zebra Snap-In Mobile Rack 
with eSATA (ZSNESA)
(click on images for enlarged view of connections)
Storage Tower with 4x Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack
(custom built solution from Storage Tower page)
 
News
2007-03-19 Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack

Business users often work with confidential files, and software applications often have license agreements that are violated when multiple people can access them. Because it allows multiple users to share a system without having to share the data or operating system, those problems are solved with the Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack.

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  • Supports any 3.5" SATA I, II or III hard drives
  • Hot swap hard drive like tape cassette without restarting your system*
  • Choice of internal or external model
  • Internal model comes with SATA as native interface - support SATA I, II or III, can be interface to USB, IDE or SCSI with optional I/O converter
  • Support full SATA III (6Gbps) speed when connecting to SATA III port that is capable of this speed
  • External model has choice of eSATA or eSATA /USB 3.0 combo interface
  • Rugged steel construction for rough handling and fast cooling
  • Point to point Serial ATA connection (no cable to connect hard drive to enclosure)
  • Suspension mount to protect against vibration and shock
  • Short circuit protection against electrical damage from defective drive
  • Key lock to secure hard drive
  • LED for drive access and power
  • Cooling fan for effective air flow
  • Internal version fits any standard 5 1/4" drive bay
  • Hot swappable, hard drive can be removed or add to the system without restarting
  • OS support -
    • USB - Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X and above, Linux kernel 2.4 and above, Solaris X and above
    • eSATA - DOS, all Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris
    • IDE - all OS

* Serial ATA hot swap feature works only with controllers basing on Silicon Image chip set from our inhouse testing. Other controllers that are not Silicon Image based may not support hot swap. You may consider adding one of the Addonics Serial ATA host controllers to your systems to ensure the hot swap capability. New controllers from Intel and other suppliers may finally support this feature. Please verify with your controller manufacturer if you need to have hot swap in your application. Hot swap is supported in Windows 2000 and XP only. On other OS, drive can be removed without crashing system. But replacing with a different drive can result in crashing the OS.

  Intenal model External models
Supported Drive Type
3.5" SATA or SATA II or SATA III hard drive 3.5" SATA or SATA II or SATA III hard drive
Supported Interface
  • SATA (standard interface)
  • IDE (requires additional ADSAIDE converter board)
  • USB 3.0/2.0 (requires additional ADSAU3 converter board)
  • SCSI (requires additional ADSALVD160 converter board)
eSATA or USB 3.0
Bezel Color: black or beige black
Power source: from PC power supply from power adapter
Supported OS
  • SATA - DOS, all Windows OS, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris
  • USB - Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X and above, Linux kernel 2.4 and above, Solaris X and above
  • IDE - any OS
  • SCSI - All Windows OS
  • eSATA - DOS, all Windows OS, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris
  • USB - Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X and above, Linux kernel 2.4 and above, Solaris X and
Dimensions: 7.25 x 5.75 x 1.70 in. (184.15 x 146.05 x 43.18 mm.)

10.16 x 6.61 x 2.36 in. (258 x 168 x 60 mm)

Weight: 16.8 oz 3.55lbs. (1612g)
Supported File Systems: FAT, FAT32, NTFS and HPFS FAT, FAT32, NTFS and HPFS
Warranty: One Year One Year

 

System Requirements

  • PC/AT or Compatible System
  • One available 5 1/4" drive bay
  • 486, Pentium or greater
  • Minimum 32 MB RAM
  • 10 MB minimum free hard disk space
  • One available Serial ATA, IDE, USB port

PRODUCTS

AESNAPMRSA - (Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack (black bezel))
Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack, 1 power cable, User guide,
Price: 29.99
AESNMRSAP - (Snap-In 3.5"/2.5" SATA MR (black bezel))
Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack, Snap-In 25, 1 power cable, User guide,
Price: 39.99
AESNAPMRU3 - (Snap-In USB 3.0 Mobile Rack (black))
Ccntent: Snap-In Mobile Rack with SATA - USB 3.0 converter (ADSAU3) mounted on the back of the unit, 1 power cable, user guide.
Price: 49.95
AESNAPMRI - (Snap-In IDE Mobile Rack (black bezel))
Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack, SATA - IDE converter (ADSAIDE), 1 power cable to connect power to SATA-IDE/ATAPI converter, User guide,
Price: 47.95

ACCESSORIES

ADSAU3 (Serial ATA to USB 3.0 converter)
one SATA to USB 3.0 Converter, connecting cable to USB 2.0 pin header(model: AAUSBM5F), user guide,
Price: 19.99
ADSAIDE (Serial ATA to IDE converter)
SATA-IDE/ATAPI converter, Power Cable to connect power to SATA-IDE/ATAPI converter, user guide,
Price: 18.50
AAPAC12V1.7A (110/220 AC/DC 12V 2A power adapter)
AAPAC12V1.7A Power Adapter for External 5.25" Drive enclsoure with USB 2.0 interface or combo USB 2.0/Firewire interface. Power rating 110/220V AC/DC 12V 1.7A.
Price: 14.99
AE25SN35SA (Snap-In 25)
Snap-In 25 (2.5inch - 3.5inch adapter), User guide,
Price: 13.99
AAMRKEY5 (Mobile Rack power switch key - 5 pairs)
replacement keys for Mobile Rack II (model: AENRHDSA35-R), Snap-In Mobile Rack (AESNAPMRSA), Diamond family drive kits, including duplicators, RAID Tower and Sapphire family of products that use these removable drive systems.
Price: 2.50