Saturn/Saturn Cipher Drive Cartridge System

The Saturn Drive Cartridge System (SDCS) enables any SATA or IDE hard drive to be use like a tape cartridge via a 5 1/4" drive bay. You can swap hard drive in and out of the drive bay without restarting your system. instead of a slow tape cartridge, you have full performance of a hard drive. The drive enclosure, comes in a compact foot print slightly larger than a VCR cassette, can also be used as an external drive. External connection can be either USB, Firewire, CardBus or SATA, all by simply attaching the appropriate Addonics USIB interface cable. There is no switches or jumpers to set between internal and external hard drive applications. Constructed with strong aluminum, the SDCS kit is built for long durability and efficient heat dissipation.

With the choice of Saturn Cipher drive enclosure that comes with built-in bullet proof hardware encryption technology, sensitive data stored in the hard drive can be kept secure even if the hard drive is lost or stolen, Unlike software encryption, the Addonics hardware solution encrypts and decrypts data with no measurable performance degradation and yet simple to use as there is no software to install or password to remember.

You can also install any 2.5" SATA hard drive into into the Saturn SATA drive enclosure using the optional 2.5" hard drive mounting bracket. Or use optional 2.5" -3.5" IDE converter kit to install 2.5" or 1.8" IDE hard drive into the Saturn IDE drive enclosure. For more detail of all the possible applications on the Saturn Hard Drive kit, please visit the Saturn Hard Drive solution page.

For an overview and a comparison of various removable storage technologies, click to visit the the Addonics Drive Cartridge System tutorial page.

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Saturn Drive Cartridge System application illustration
(click on each component to view more detail)

Drive enclosures features
  • Can connect to computer via USB 2.0/1.1, eSATA, Firewire/iLink, CardBus/PCMCIA by attaching appropriate optional Addonics USIB interface cable.
  • Choice of support for SATA or IDE hard drive
    • SATA -USIB drive enclosure
    • IDE - USIB drive enclosure
  • Choice of black or ivory color
  • Choice of drive enclosure with or without hardware encryption
  • Support large hard drive beyond 137G with single partition
  • Can be used as an internal hot-swap removable hard drive in a 5 1/4" drive bay with optional Saturn Drive Cradles.
  • No interface cabling between drive and enclosure for reliable connection.
  • No switch to set between internal and external hard drive application
  • Compact size for easy transportation - slightly larger than a VCR cassette
  • Sturdy aluminum body for use in rough environment
  • Well ventilated design, good heat conduction without fan for quite operation
  • Simple hard drive installation
  • Optional 2.5"/1.8" converter kit

Drive Cradle (with USIB connector)

  • Mount inside any standard 5 1/4" drive bay
  • Aluminum construction plus cooling fan for efficient cooling inside any system
  • Connect to USB 3.0, SATA or Firewire port using the appropriate Addonics USIB interface cable

*on some small footprint desktop and mini tower systems, there may be limited clearance behind the drive bay to accommodate the Saturn USIB Drive Cradle and the USIB interface cable. The minimum depth of the drive bay, measured from the front of the bay, is 11.5" (click here to see diagram for this minimum space). To work around the limited clearance there is a connector solution to allow necessary clearance with the Saturn USIB Drive Cradle. Click here for more details.

Encryption features (for Saturn Cipher only)

  • Hardware based 64-bit DES, 128-bit or 192-bit TDES full disk encryption
  • High performance - Data is encrypted and decrypted on the fly by a certified cryptographic engine inside an ASIC without taking any CPU resources
  • Encryption / Decryption via a hardware key , just like using a regular key to open a door.
    To enable the encryption and access the drive, simply the Cipher key into the keyhole of the Jupiter Cipher enclosure prior to turn on the power.
  • Simple to deploy with no training required, no software to install and no password to remember
  • Platform independency - There is no software or driver to install to use Addonics encryption products. As a result, it can be deployed in any systems running any OS. This is important in organization with multi platform computing and legacy systems.
Drive Enclosures

SATA - USIB drive enclosure - for installing 3.5" SATA or SATA II or SATA III hard drive, optional mounting bracket for 2.5" SATA hard drive

    • standard with no encryption - model: AASSAUSCS
    • With choice of hardware encryption - model: SCSAUSCS64 (64-bit), SCSAUSCS128 (128-bit, SCSAUSCS192 (192-bit)

IDE - USIB drive enclosure - for installing 3.5" IDE hard drive, optional adapter for 2.5" or 1.8" IDE hard drive

  • standard with no encryption - model: AASIUSCS
  • With choice of hardware encryption - model: SCIUSCS64 (64-bit), SCIUSCS128 (128-bit, SCIUSCS192 (192-bit)
Supported interface for Drive Enclosure USB 2.0/1.1, Firewire/iLink, SATA or CardBus/PCMCIA using different optional Addonics USIB interface cable
encryption security levels
64-bit DES, 128-bit TDES and 192-bit TDES
Dimensions:

Drive enclosure: 8.19 x 4.57 x 1.46 in. (208 x 116 x 37 mm.)
Drive Cradle: 8.93 x 5.75 x 1.61 in. (227 x 146 x 41 mm.)

Drive Cradles
(Mount inside any standard 5 1/4" drive bay)

IDE drive cradle - connects to IDE directly. With optional IO converter kits, the drive cradle can connect to USB 2.0 or SATA

USIB drive cradle - connects to USB 2.0, Firewire or SATA using different Addonics USIB interface cable
Large hard drive support YES, support drive capacity of 137 GB or larger in one partition
Power source: from PC power supply or 110/220 power adapter
Enclosure cooling optional cooling fan
Our testing showed cooling fan is not necessary as there is no difference in operating temperature with or without the cooling fan. The aluminum enclosure acts as an efficient heat sink and dissipates heat effectively under normal room temperature of 74 °F to maintain the safe operating temperature range as specified by the drive manufacturer
Drive cradle cooling fan YES
Material construction Aluminum
Weight 15.2 oz ( drive enclosure)
16 oz (drive cradle)
File Systems FAT, FAT32, NTFS and HPFS
Supported OS
  • USB 2.0/1.1 - DOS, Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003, Mac OS X, Linux Kernel 2.4 and above, Solaris 8 10/00 or later release.
  • SATA - DOS, Windows NT4(SP6), 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003, Mac OS X, Linux Kernel 2.4 and above
  • Firewire / iLink - Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003, Mac OS 9 and above
  • CardBus/PCMCIA - DOS, Windows NT4(SP6), 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003
  • IDE - DOS, Windows NT4(SP6), 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003, Mac OS X, Linux Kernel 2.4, Solaris 8 and above

*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.

Warranty One Year
  RoHS Compliant (except SATA and CardBus model)

 

System Requirements

  • PC/AT or Compatible System
  • One available 5 1/4" drive bay or one of the following ports: USB 2.0, USB .1, Firewire, iLink, CardBus, PCMCIA, SATA
  • 486, Pentium or greater
  • Minimum 32 MB RAM
  • 10 MB minimum free hard disk space
  • One of the following operating systems: DOS, Windows NT(SP6), Windows 98SE / 2000, 2003, Me, XP, Mac OS, Linux, Solaris

PRODUCTS

AESDCSSAU2 - (Saturn DCS-SA U2 (black))
SATA Drive enclosure, Saturn USIB drive cradle, USB 2.0 USIB interface cable, adapter cable for pin header USB port, user guide,
Price: 79.95
SCDCSSAU64 - (SCDCS 64-bit, USB2.0/1.1, for SATA HD)
Drive enclosure for SATA HDD, Saturn USIB drive cradle, Saturn Cipher key, USB 2.0 USIB interface cable, adapter cable for pin header USB port, drive CD and user guide,
Price: 85.00
AESDCSSASA - (Saturn DCS-SA SATA (black))
SATA Drive enclosure, Saturn USIB drive cradle, USB 2.0 USIB interface cable, user guide,
Price: 89.95
SCDCSSAS64 - (SCDCS 64-bit, SATA interface, SATA HD)
Drive enclosure for SATA HDD, Saturn USIB drive cradle, Saturn Cipher key, SATA USIB interface cable, user guide,
Price: 95.00
AESDCSIU2 - (Saturn DCS-IDE U2 (black))
IDE/USIB Drive enclosure, Saturn USIB drive cradle, USB 2.0 USIB interface cable, adapter cable for pin header USB port, user guide,
Price: 75.00
SCDCSIU192 - (SCDCS 192-bit, USB2.0/1.1, for IDE HD)
Drive enclosure for SATA HDD, Saturn USIB drive cradle, Addonics Cipher key, SATA USIB interface cable, user guide,
Price: 95.00
SCDCSIU64 - (SCDCS 64-bit, USB 2.0/1.1, for IDE HD)
Drive enclosure for IDE HDD, Saturn USIB drive cradle, Saturn Cipher key, USB 2.0 USIB interface cable, adapter cable for pin header USB port, drive CD and user guide,
Price: 79.00
SCDCSIU128 - (SCDCS 128-bit, USB2.0/1.1, for IDE HD)
Drive enclosure for SATA HDD, Saturn USIB drive cradle, Saturn Cipher key, USB 2.0 USIB interface cable, adapter cable for pin header USB port, drive CD and user guide,
Price: 85.00
AESDCSISA - (Saturn DCS-IDE SA (black))
IDE/USIB Drive enclosure, Saturn USIb drive cradle, SATA USIB interface cable, user guide,
Price: 85.00
SCDCSIS64 - (SCDCS 64-bit, SATA interface, IDE HD)
Drive enclosure for IDE HDD, Saturn USIB drive cradle, Saturn Cipher key, SATA USIB interface cable, user guide,
Price: 89.00
SCDCSIS128 - (SCDCS 128-bit, SATA interface, IDE HD)
Drive enclosure for IDE HDD, Saturn USIB drive cradle, Saturn Cipher key, SATA USIB interface cable, user guide,
Price: 99.00
SCDCSIS192 - (SCDCS 192-bit, SATA interface, IDE HD)
Drive enclosure for IDE HDD, Saturn USIB drive cradle, Addonics Cipher key, SATA USIB interface cable, user guide,
Price: 109.00
AESDCSIFW - (Saturn DCS-IDE FW (black))
IDE/USIB Drive enclosure, Saturn USIB drive cradle, Firewire USIB interface cable, Firewire -iLink cable, user guide,
Price: 99.95

ACCESSORIES

AAFWC6F4M (6-4 pin Firewire cable)
AAFWC6F4MConvert standard 6-pin Firewire connector to 4-pin (iLink) connector
Price: 6.00
AASIUSBY (Saturn USIB cradle (black))
Saturn IDE-USIB drive cradle only (black color),
Price: 28.00
AASIUSCS (Saturn IDE/USIB enclosure (black))
Saturn IDE/USIB drive enclosure only (black color),
Price: 34.00
SCIUSCS192 (Saturn Cipher IDE encl. (black), 192-bit)
SCIUSCS192 - Saturn Cipher enclosure for 3.5" IDE hard drive with 192-bit TDES encryption
Price: 79.00
SCIUSCS64 (Saturn Cipher IDE encl. (black), 64-bit)
SCIUSCS64 Saturn Cipher drive enclosure for IDE hard drive with 64-bit encryption
Price: 39.00
AAENKEY64-2 (A pair of Cipher key 64-bit)
AAENKEY64-2 One pair of Addonics Cipher keys 64-bit encryption
Price: 17.00
AAENKEY128-2 (A pair of Cipher key 128-bit)
AAENKEY128-2 One pair of Addonics Cipher key 128-bit encryption
Price: 17.00
AAENKEY192-2 (A pair of Cipher key 192-bit)
AAENKEY192-2 Pair of Addonics Cipher keys 192-bit encryption
Price: 17.00
AASAC-605 (Serial ATA - USIB interface cable)
External Serial ATA-USIB interface cable,
Price: 29.95
AAUSB5F (USB adapter cable for MB USB connection)
AAUSB5F USB adapter cable for connecting to the 5-pin USB connector on motherboards. Cable length ~ 18 inches. Designed to connect Addonics USB 2.0 inteface cable (AAUSB-309) to USB port on motherboard. Great for connecting any device with standard USB connector to internal USB ports commonly found on the latest motherboards.
Price: 3.50
AAUSBC-309-3F (USB 2.0 USIB interface cable - 3 feet)
AAUSBC-309-3F 3-foot USB 2.0/1.1 USIB interface cable. Replacement for AAUSBC-308-3F. Can be used on any Addonics storage device equipped with the USIB connector.
Price: 25.95