The Ruby Cipher Drive Cartridge System (RCDCS) features the new generation of eSATA hard drive enclosures with the 256-bit AES hard encryption to ensure absolute data security should the drive get stolen or lost. The crypto engine inside the Ruby Cipher enclosure handles all the encryption and decryption on the fly with no detectable performance degradation on data transfer. Using native eSATA interface, the RCDCS supports the highest performance possible today through an externally connected hard drive enclosure.
The RCDCS is designed to enable any 2.5" SATA hard drive to be use like a tape cartridge via the standard 3 1/2" drive bay of any computer. You can swap hard drive in and out of your computer without restarting your system. Instead of a slow tape cartridge, you enjoy the fast performance of the SATA hard drive. With an optional external power adapter, the RCDCS can also be installed externally for different types of applications. Once the OS detects the presence of the Ruby Cipher drive enclosure (cartridge), it appears as an additional hard drive to the system. There is no driver to install or special software required to do data backup or restoration. Data is stored uncompressed in its own native file format and can be accessed readily by any application program. For more detail on drive cartridge system, please visit the following tutorial page.
The Ruby Cipher cartridge, small enough to fit easily in the palm of your hand, is designed to handle shocks and perform reliably in mobile application or rough environment with a patented shock proof rugged anodized aluminum housing. The Ruby Cipher drive enclosure comes with both an eSATA and SATA connector. The eSATA connector allows the Ruby Cipher drive enclosure to be used as an external eSATA hard drive using a standard eSATA cable and an optional power adapter. The SATA connector allows the Ruby Cipher drive enclosure to be used as a removable cartridge in the Ruby Cipher drive cradle installed inside the 3 1/2" drive bay of any computer. The Ruby Cipher drive enclosure can also be attached to the USB port of any computer with an optional USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter.
Coming built in with the Addonics SATA direct bridge interface, the Ruby Cipher drive enclosure allows the SATA hard drive to appear as a direct connection to the host both in eSATA mode or SATA mode while at the same time isolating the SATA hard drive power and data connectors from the wears and tears incurred in some of the removable SATA hard drive system.
The Ruby Cipher drive cradle, equipped with both standard 4P and SATA 15 -pin power connectors, has integrated SATA connector for direct connection to SATA port of any system. By attaching different IO converters, the Ruby Cipher drive cradle can also be interfaced to IDE, USB or SCSI port.
Encryption features (for Ruby Cipher only)
Drive Enclosure features
Drive Cradle features
*Note: The Ruby Cipher Drive Cartridge System with the SATA interface must be connected to a SATA controller with hot swap capability in order to add and remove drive cartridge without rebooting. Please consult your motherboard or the add-in card manufacturer to determine hot swap support on your SATA controller. All of the Addonics SATA Host Controllers are hot swap capable.
|Encrpytion type||256-bit AES hardware encryption via a hardware-based NIST and CSE certified cryptographic AES engine|
|Material construction||Rugged anodized aluminum|
|Supported Drive Type
|Supported Interface for Drive Cradle||
|Supported interface for Drive Enclosure||eSATA, USB 3.0 (with optional USB 3.0 - eSATA Adapter)|
|Large hard drive support||YES|
|Power source:||External application: USB port* or 110/220 AC/DC 5V power adapter
Internal application: 15-pin SATA or 4-pin Molex power from PC power supply
* power from USB port varies from among different computers and hardware configuration. Large capacity (andgt80 G) hard drive may also require more power. As a result, USB power on certain system may not be adequate to power the hard drive. In such cas, an external power adapter will be the only option
Drive enclosure: 3.27 x 5.87 x .83 in. (83 x 149 x 21 mm.)
|Weight:||7.3 oz (enclosure without hard drive)
5.6 oz (drive cradle)
|File Systems:||FAT, FAT32, NTFS and HPFS|
*Windows and Mac OS have been tested to hot swap drives using our SATA Host Controllers. Linux may not be able to hot swap without loading an additional module.