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Built on the same storage design concept from the original Storage Tower, the Storage Tower V, IX and XIII feature more drive bays, bigger power supply and more rooms for mounting more Port Multipliers (PM) or connectors. All these translates into more flexibility and more drives for larger storage capacity to meet your storage requirement.

With the combination of various Disk Arrays, as many as eight 3.5" drives, fifteen and twenty one 3.5" drives can be installed into the Storage Tower V, IX or XIII respectively. By connecting the drives to multiple Port Multipliers, as many as 20 hard drives drives can be connected to the system with a single mini SAS cable, or 4 eSATA cables using the Storage Tower XIII. This is just one of the configuration examples. There are practically endless customization possibilities in combining 3.5" or 2.5" SATA or IDE hard drives with various RAID capability. You can actually consolidate all the storage into one Storage Tower and let it serves multiple systems.

 

 










 
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10/6/2010
"So, if you're like me and have a stack of 'old' drives but nowhere to put them, I can recommend the ST5 / ST9 as a way to turn them into something more useful than a door stop or paper weight."


Illustration of Storage Tower IX
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Illustration of Storage Tower V
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Illustration of Storage Tower XIII
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Storage Tower Series with examples of various configuration possibilities

When combined with the Addonics Drive Cartridge Systems and Disk Arrays, the Storage Tower V, IX and XIII cab be turned into storage system with hot swappable* removable drive capability.. For the security conscious, Ruby Cipher Drive Cartridge System or Diamond Cipher Drive Cartridge System can be added to protect the data with bullet proof AES 256-bit encryption.




To ensure efficient cooling of all the storage devices inside the enclosure, the Storage Tower IX and XIII include a high CFM cooling fan for superior air flow. The case cover which extends over the top and side panels can also be easily removed to provide easy access for storage device installation and cable connection.


Features

  • Great for variety of storage applications - external RAID storage, Video storage, Server storage
  • Number of drive bays:
    • Storage Tower V - five 5.25" drive bays
    • Storage Tower IX - nine 5.25" drive bays
    • Storage Tower XIII - thirteen 5.25" drive bays
  • Maximum number of drives installable using various Disk Arrays:
    • Storage Tower V - eight 3.5" hard drive or twenty 2.5" hard drives / SSD or five optical drives
    • Storage Tower IX - fifteen 3.5" hard drive or thirty six 2.5" hard drives / SSD or nine optical drives
    • Storage Tower XIII - twenty one 3.5" hard drive or fifty two 2.5" hard drives/SSD or thirteen optical drives
  • Choice of following storage controllers or bridges for connecting the drives inside the Storage Tower.
    • 5x1 eSATA/USB HPM-XU Hardware Port Multiplier to connect up to 5 SATA/SATA II/SATA III hard drives to computer via any eSATA or USB port. Can be configured as RAID 1, 0, 10, 5, CLONE, (RAID setting is configured through onboard switches, or software on Windows operating systems)
    • 4x1 eSATA/USB Hardware Port Multiplier to connect up to 4 SATA/SATA II/SATA III hard drives to computer via any eSATA or USB port. Can be configured as RAID 1, 0, 10, 5, 5+S, BIG2 or BIG4 (RAID setting is configured through an onboard rotary switch, no software is needed)
    • 5X1 eSATA Port Multiplier to connect up to 5 SATA/SATA II/SATA III hard drives to computer as via 1 eSATA port (requires a PM compatible SATA controller). Great for individual drive application
    • External Mini SAS (SFF-8088)or Dual Mini SAS bridge for connecting up to 4 SATA/SATA II hard drives to system via 1 external Mini SAS cable
    • Dual Mini SAS (two SFF-8088) bridge for connecting up to 8 SATA/SATA II hard drives to system via 2 external Mini SAS cables
    • Multilane bridge (SFF-8470) to connect up to 4 SATA/SATA II hard drives to system via 1 Infiniband Multilane cable
    • JBOD USB to connect up to 4 IDE hard drives as JBOD (1 large combined drive or 2 large combined drives), or 4 individual drives to computer via 1 USB 2.0/1.1 port
    • 4 SATA -eSATA connectors for connecting 4 hard drives to system via 4 individual eSATA cables.
  • Sturdy metal frame construction
  • Acrylic front bezel
  • Silent high CFM cooling fan
  • Space for mounting multiple Port Multipliers, Mini SAS bridge or Multilane bridges

* For eSATA connection, hot swap feature depends on the controller. All Addonics SATA controllers support the hot swap feature. The Storage Tower IX can be powered down and restarted to swap out hard drive without rebooting the system.

**Independent drive configuration is only supported with controllers with Silicon Image SIL3124 or SIL3132 chip set.

IDE and SATA hard drive can be mixed in the Storage Tower IX. IDE hard drives can be changed to SATA interface with the addition of IDE - SATA converter. SATA hard drives can be changed to IDE interface with the addition of SATA - IDE converter.

Below is a list of Addonics components that can be installed into the Storage Tower Series

For mounting onto the SCSI-1 punch outs on the back Panels Power Supplies and accessories

5-port HPM-XU (AD5HPMREU)

connect up to 5 SATA/SATA II/SATA III hard drives to computer via any eSATA port. or USB 3.0 / 2.0 port

click to enlarge Adapter for 15-pin SATA power to standard 4P power connector (AASA4PPC)
5-port HPM-XA Enclosure Version (AD5HPMRXA-E)

connect up to 5 SATA/SATA II/SATA III hard drives to computer via any eSATA port
click to enlarge Adapter for standard 4P power to 15-pin SATA power connector (AA4PSAPC)

5-port Rackmount Port Multiplier (ADSARPM-E)

A Port Multiplier to connect up to 5 internal SATA devices externally using a single eSATA cable. Requires PM compatible eSATA controller on the computer. Great for individual drive application


Cable accessories
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internal SATA Data Cable (AASAIDC18I)
18" cable length

AD4ESASB

A bridge to connect up to 4 internal SATA devices externally using 4 individual eSATA cables.

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eSATA - SATA converter cable (AASA2SAP15C)
15cm
4-port eSATA / USB 2.0 HPM (AD4SR5HPMU-E)
A Hardware Port Multiplier to connect up to 4 internal SATA devices externally using a single eSATA cable or USB cable
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eSATA - eSATA cable, 1 or 2 meters (AAESATA100C, AAESATA200C)
1 meter or 2 meters length eSATA - eSATA data cable with heavy duty connector and shielding for reliable external connection to external storage device.
4 SATA to external Mini SAS bridge (AD4SMSAS)

Connect four SATA devices to an external Mini SAS connector (SFF-8088)
IDE Ribbon Cable (AAIDE80-18)
18" cable length
Dual mini SAS bridge (AD2EMSRM)

connect 8 SATA devices to two external Mini SAS connector (SFF-8088)
internal mini SAS - 4 SATA device-cable (AAM4S50)
Infiniband 4X Multilane Bridge (AD4SAML)

Connect four SATA devices to one Multilane connector (SFF-8470)
click to enlarge Infiniband Multilane 4X cable
150 cm (AAIB4C150)
300 cm (AAIBC300)
Compliant with SFF-8470 and include SATA2 blocking keys
For mounting onto the SATA punch out
External Mini SAS cable (SFF- 8088 connector)
150 cm (AAMS150)
300 cm (AAMS300)
1 eSATA port (AASATAB-E)
To convert one a SATA device to eSATA connection
For mounting onto USIB connector punch out
IDE - USIB Connector Converter Kit with SCSI-1 bracket (AKIDEUSIB)
Includes IDE-USIB Connector, USIB PCB power cable, Addonics Cradle USIB PCB power cable, SCSI-1 mounting bracket for USIB PCB
   
SATA - USIB Connector Converter Kit with SCSI-1 bracket (AKSAUSIB)
Includes SATA-USIB Connector, USIB PCB power cable, Addonics Cradle USIB PCB power cable, SCSI-1 mounting bracket for USIB PCB
 
Examples of Storage Devices that can be installed into the Storage Tower
Diamond Hard Drive Kit for 3.5" SATA I / II / III hard drive
Designed for 5.25" drive bay
Snap-In Disk Array 5SA (AESN5DA35)
Install five 3.5" SATA I / II / III hard drives into three 5.25" drive bay
Mobile Rack II for 3.5" SATA I / II / III hard drive
Designed for 5.25" drive bay
Mobile Rack I for 3.5" SATA I / II / III hard drive
Designed for 5.25" drive bay
Disk Array 5SA, and 3SA
Designed for 2-3 5.25" drive bays. Install five for 3.5" SATA I / II / III hard drive into three 5.25" drive bay
2.5" Snap-In Disk Array (AESN4DA25)
Install four 2.5" SATA I / II / III hard drives / SSD into 5.25" drive bay.
Optical Drive
Designed for 5.25" drive bay
Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack for 3.5" SATA I / II / III hard drive
Install into 5.25" drive bay.
3.5" to 5.25" hard drive Bracket ( model: AAHDMK53)- mount 3.5" hard drives into 5.25" drive bay
3.5" to 5.25" removable drive mounting bracket (model: AAMK53) - Mount 3.5" removable storage device into the larger 5.25" drive bay.
SATA or IDE Hard Drive
can be mounted onto 5.25" drive bay using 3.5" to 5.25" hard drive mounting bracket (AAHDMK53)
Ruby Hard Drive Kit for 2.5" hard drive / SSD
Designed for 3.5" drive bay, can be mounted in 5.25" bay using 3.5" - 5.25" mounting bracket
       



Model and pricing

Hard drives and external connecting cables are not included. Optional drive mounting brackets are required for installing bare drives into the drive bay. Please check for choice of accessories section

Storage Tower V Model Description and Package Content Click shopping cart to check price and order online
Storage Tower V
ST5
Storage Tower V base unit
Includes 110/240V 320 Watts power supply, power cord, five 4P Molex power connectors (with 5 SATA power connector adapters), 1 small 4P floppy power connector and user guide.

Hard drives and external connecting cables are not included. Optional drive mounting brackets may be required depending on the configuration. Please check for choice of accessories section
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ST55HPMXU NEW
Storage Tower V with one 5X1 HPM-XU installed
components made up of this model: Storage Tower V base unit (ST5), one 5-Port HPM-XU (AD5HPMREU), and user guide.

ESATA and USB 3.0 / 2.0 connector on back of the tower

Hard drives and external connecting cables are not included. Optional drive mounting brackets may be required depending on the configuration. Please check for choice of accessories section
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ST55HPMXA
Storage Tower V with one 5X1 HPM-XA Enclosure Version installed
components made up of this model: Storage Tower V base unit (ST5), one 5-Port HPM-XA (AD5HPMRXA-E) and user guide.

ESATA connector on back of tower.

Hard drives and external connecting cables are not included. Optional drive mounting brackets may be required depending on the configuration. Please check for choice of accessories section

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ST54SR5PM
Storage Tower V with one 4-Port eSATA/USB HPM installed
components made up of this model: Storage Tower V base unit (ST5), one 4-Port eSATA/USB HPM (AD4SR5HPMU-E) and user guide.

ESATA and USB 2.0 connector on back of the tower.

Hard drives and external connecting cables are not included. Optional drive mounting brackets may be required depending on the configuration. Please check for choice of accessories section

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ST55RPM
Storage Tower V with one 5X1 Rackmount PM installed
components made up of this model: Storage Tower V base unit (ST5), one 5-Port Rackmount PM (AD5SARPM-E) and user guide.

ESATA connector on back of tower.

Hard drives and external connecting cables are not included. Optional drive mounting brackets may be required depending on the configuration. Please check for choice of accessories section

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ST5MS NEW
Storage Tower V with one external Mini SAS bridge installed
components made up of this model: Storage Tower V base unit (ST5), one 4-SATA external Mini SAS bridge (AD4SMSAS) and user guide.

External Mini SAS connector (SFF-8088) on back of tower

Hard drives and external connecting cables are not included. Optional drive mounting brackets may be required depending on the configuration. Please check for choice of accessories section
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ST5ML
Storage Tower V with 1 Multilane bridge installed
components made up of this model: Storage Tower V base unit (ST5), one 4-SATA Multilane bridge (AD4SAML) and user guide.

Multilane connector (SFF-8470) on back of tower

Hard drives and external connecting cables are not included. Optional drive mounting brackets may be required depending on the configuration. Please check for choice of accessories section

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Storage Tower IX Model Description and Package Content Click shopping cart to check price and order online
Storage Tower IX
ST9
Storage Tower IX base unit
Includes 110/240V 400 Watts power supply, power cord, one 4P Molex power connectors, nine SATA power connector and 1 small 4P floppy power connector, and user guide

Hard drives and external connecting cables are not included. Optional drive mounting brackets may be required depending on the configuration. Please check for choice of accessories section
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ST95HPMXU NEW
Storage Tower IX with one HPM-XU installed
components made up of this model: Storage Tower IX base unit (ST9), one 5-Port HPM-XU (AD5HPMREU), and user guide.

eSATA and USB 3.0 / 2.0 connectors on back of tower

Hard drives and external connecting cables are not included. Optional drive mounting brackets may be required depending on the configuration. Please check for choice of accessories section
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ST95HPMXA
Storage Tower IX with one HPM-XA Enclosure Version installed
components made up of this model: Storage Tower IX base unit (ST9), one 5-Port HPM-XA (AD5HPMRXA-E), and user guide.

eSATA connector on back of tower

Hard drives and external connecting cables are not included. Optional drive mounting brackets may be required depending on the configuration. Please check for choice of accessories section
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ST94SR5PM
Storage Tower IX with one 4-Port eSATA/USB HPM installed
components made up of this model: Storage Tower IX base unit (ST9), one 4-Port eSATA/USB HPM (AD4SR5HPMU-E), and user guide

eSATA and USB 2.0 connector on back of tower

Hard drives and external connecting cables are not included. Optional drive mounting brackets may be required depending on the configuration. Please check for choice of accessories section
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ST95RPM
Storage Tower IX with one 5-port Rackmount PM installed
components made up of this model: Storage Tower IX base unit (ST9), one 5-Port Rackmount PM (AD5SARPM-E), and user guide.

eSATA connector on back of tower

Hard drives and external connecting cables are not included. Optional drive mounting brackets may be required depending on the configuration. Please check for choice of accessories section
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ST92MS
Storage Tower IX with two external Mini SAS bridge installed
components made up of this model: Storage Tower IX base unit (ST9), two 4-SATA external Mini SAS bridges (AD4SMSAS), two internal SATA - 4 SATA device-cables (AAM4S50) and user guide.

two external Mini SAS connectors (SFF-8088)

Hard drives and external connecting cables are not included. Optional drive mounting brackets may be required depending on the configuration. Please check for choice of accessories section
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ST9ML
Storage Tower IX with one Multilane bridge installed
components made up of this model: Storage Tower IX base unit (ST9), one 4-SATA Multilane bridge (AD4SAML), and user guide.

one Multilane connector (SFF-8470) on back of tower

Hard drives and external connecting cables are not included. Optional drive mounting brackets may be required depending on the configuration. Please check for choice of accessories section
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Storage Tower XIII Model Description and Package Content Click shopping cart to check price and order online
Storage Tower XIII                           New
ST13
Storage Tower XIII base unit
Includes 110/240V 400 Watts power supply, power cord, one 4P Molex power connectors, one small 4P power connector, 13 SATA power connectors (can be converted to five 4P Molex connectors by removing the 4P-dual 15P SATA power cables), and user guide.
Hard drives and external connecting cables are not included. Optional drive mounting brackets may be required depending on the configuration. Please check for choice of accessories section
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ST13HMEU
Storage Tower XIII with one 5X1 HPM-XA Enclosure Version installed
components made up of this model: Storage Tower XIII base unit (ST13), one 5-Port HPM-XA (AD5HPMREU), and user guide.

eSATA connector on back of tower

Hard drives and external connecting cables are not included. Optional drive mounting brackets may be required depending on the configuration. Please check for choice of accessories section
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ST13RPM
Storage Tower XIII with one 5X1 Rackmount PM installed
components made up of this model: Storage Tower XIII base unit (ST13), one 5-Port Rackmount PM (AD5SARPM-E), and user guide.

eSATA connector on back of tower

Hard drives and external connecting cables are not included. Optional drive mounting brackets may be required depending on the configuration. Please check for choice of accessories section
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ST132MS
Storage Tower XIII with one Multilane bridge installed
components made up of this model: Storage Tower XIII base unit (ST13), two 4-SATA external Mini SAS bridges (AD4SMSAS), two internal SATA - 4 SATA device-cables (AAM4S50) and user guide.

two external Mini SAS connectors (SFF-8088)

Hard drives and external connecting cables are not included. Optional drive mounting brackets may be required depending on the configuration. Please check for choice of accessories section
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Accessories - cables and mounting brackets

Model
Description and Package Content
(All external SATA cables are constructed with extra cable shielding to reduce EMI and improved signal integrity over 2 meter distance. Connector shell is constructed with metal clip for tighter connection and durability in external application. )
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AASA2SAP15C click for large image

eSATA2 - SATA converter cable, 15cm
(convert eSATA port to standard standard SATA port)

AASAEDC3F click for large image
External SATA data cable - 100 cm
(standard female SATA connector on both ends)
AASA2SA100C click for large image

eSATA - SATA cable, 100 cm
(connect storage device with standard SATA port to controllers with eSATA port)

AAESATA100C click for large image

eSATA - eSATA cable, 100 cm
(eSATA ports on both ends of cables)

AAESATA200C click for large image

eSATA - eSATA cable, 200 cm
(eSATA ports on both ends of cables)

AAMS150 click for large image
external Mini SAS cable, 150 cm click to check price and order online
AAMS300 click for large image
external Mini SAS cable, 300 cm click to check price and order online
AAIB4C300 click for large image
1Infiniband 4X MultiLane eSATA cable, 150 cm click to check price and order online
AAIB4C150 click for large image
1Infiniband 4X MultiLane eSATA cable, 150 cm click to check price and order online
AAUSBAB6F click for large image
6 feet USB 2.0 A-B data cable click to check price and order online
ADU3ESA click for large image
USB 3.0 to eSATAp Adapter
The USB 3.0 to eSATAp Adapter is the easiest solution for connecting any eSATA device to the latest USB 3.0 (Superspeed) or the ubiquitous USB 2.0 port.
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Tool driver for security screws
The Tool driver for security screws is a convenient tool to assist in preventing users from gaining access to the components contained within the Storage Tower when used in conjunction with the Security screws. Click here for more information
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Security screws
Storage Tower security screws are a convenient tool to assist in preventing users from gaining access to the components contained within the Storage Tower. These security screws make removing the side panels difficult to accomplish. Click here for more information
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AA4PSAPC click for large image
4P - 15-pin SATA power connector click to check price and order online



Specifications

  Storage Tower 5 Storage Tower 9 Storage Tower 13
5.25" drive bays
5
9
13
number of cooling fan
1
2
2
size of the cooling fan
80 x 80 mm.
80 x 80 mm.
120 x 120 mm.
Dimension ( W x D x H )
7.5 x 16.5 x 10.4 in.
190 x 419 x 264 mm.
7.5 x 17.25 x 17.2 in.
190 x 438 x 437 mm.
7.5 x 15.75 x 24.75 in.
190 x 400 x 629 mm
Net weight
11.25 lb ( 5.10 kg)
17.05lb ( 7.73 kg) ( 272.8 oz)
~ 43 lb ( 19.5kg)
LEDs
7 + 1 power LED
11 + 1 power LED
13 + 1 power LED
SCSI - I (Centronics 50) punch outs on back panel
4
6
6
USIB connector pouch outs on back panel
2
2
2
Power supply
320 watts 110/240V AC
400 watts, 110/240V AC
500 watts 110/240V AC
Internal power connectors 4P Molex male
5
1
1
15-pin SATA female
5 (can be changed to 4P Molex by removing 15-pin adapter)
9 (can be changed to 4P Molex by removing 15-pin adapter)
13 (can be changed to five 4P Molex by removing 15-pin adapter)
4P floppy power female
1
1
1
Operating temperature and humidity
0 - 60 degree C, 15% - 90% RH
0 - 60 degree C, 15% - 90% RH
0 - 60 degree C, 15% - 90% RH
Storage temperature and humidity
-20 - 60 degree C, 0% - 95% RH non-condensing
-20 - 60 degree C, 0% - 95% RH non-condensing
-20 - 60 degree C, 0% - 95% RH non-condensing


specification subject to change without notice