Compact RAID

The Compact RAID is one of the smallest most versatile storage appliances on the market. It weighs just a little over a pound and is roughly the size of a 4" cube. Despite its compact size, the Compact RAID is packed with the power, features and capabilities equivalent to many large RAID storage devices that are 2 - 3 times more expensive.

The Compact RAID can accomodate as many as five 2.5" hard drives or SSDs. The drives can be easily added or removed from the unit like a tape cartridge without the need for any special tools. RAID configurations are set via a simple dip switch on the back of the unit. With a built-in powerful RAID engine and high speed eSATA connnection, the Compact RAID can deliver a screaming throughput up to 300 Mbytes/sec.

The Compact RAID is fully OS independent. It can be connected to any computer running Windows, Linux or Mac OS. The eSATA port can also be converted to a USB 3.0/2.0 connection with the Addonics optional USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter. The power and the small size of the Compact RAID makes it an ideal high performance RAID storage solution that applies varieties of applications, particularly in a mobile environment or for situations with a limited amount of space or power.




  • Compact size - small enough to fit into your hand
  • Weight less than 22 oz.
  • Install up to five 2.5" SATA hard drives or SSD of 9mm - 9.5mm height, or CF media (using optional Addonics SATA CF hard drive adapters)
  • Convenient RAID configuration via simple DIP switches
  • Drives can be configured as one RAID volume or as individual drive*
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 10 , JBOD (Concatenation), Clone Mode
  • Built-in high speed eSATA connection
  • Connect to USB 3.0 / 2.0 port with optional USB 3.0 to eSATA adapter
  • Integrated hardware RAID controller to maximize performance
  • Low power and silent operation
  • Use as a boot drive or as additional storage
  • OS Support: Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Mac OS X and above, Linux kernel 2.6 and above

* Individual drive configuration is available only when connecting to controllers with Silicon Image Sil3124, Sil3132 chip set or controllers that are PM compatible. Please confirm with your system supplier if you need this feature and plan to connect to your system SATA/eSATA port

  • Support up to five 2.5" SATA hard drives or SSDs
  • Compatible SATA I / II/ III type of drives
  • Individual drive activity LED
  • Auto-negotiation support for 1.5Gbps and 3.0Gbps SATA
  • Compliant with SATA I/II specification
  • RAID management and configuration software utility for Windows
  • Buzzer alarm for overheating
  • Drive activity LED for 5 SATA devices
  • Chipset : JMicron JMB393
  • Support 48-bit LBA addressing
  • Supports Hot-swapping
  • Supports NCQ (Native Command Queuing)
  • OS support: Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Mac OS X and above, Linux kernel 2.4 and above, Mac OS X 10.4.x
  • Dimensions: (W x D x H) - 3.03 x 5.43 x 4.88 in. (77mm x 138mm x 124mm)
  • Weight: 610g (21.5oz) without drive
  • Power adapter: 110/220V AC/DC 5V, 4A
  • Cooling fan -
    • dimension: 40 x 40 x10 mm
    • air flow: 7.7 CFM
    • accoustic noise: 22.5 dB
    • power: 5V, 0.2A typical
  • Operating temperature range: 0 °C to +70 °C
  • Operating humidity range: 5% to 90%
  • Storage temperature range: -40 °C to +85 °C
  • Storage humidity range: 5% - 95% (non condensing)
  • 1 year warranty



Applies to:
Firmware V0.959 for HPM-XA, HPM-XU, Compact RAID

Firmware for JMicron-based Addonics port multipliers. Resolves issue with host adapter initialization when no drives are connected. Update RAID Manager application before applying this firmware.

HPM RAID Management Utility for Windows

RAID Management Utility for Windows operating systems for HPM XA (AD5HPMRXA-E, AD5HPMSXA), HPM-XU (AD5HPMREU), Port Multiplier Ultra (AD5EHPMEU3)  or on any Addonics storage products that are equipped with one of these Port Multipliers