Storage Tower II

The Storage Tower II features two standard 5 1/4" drive bays and an integrated power supply in a compact chassis with a stylish and functional front bezel. Similar to other Storage Towers in this family, the back panel on the ST II can accommodate a a varieties of Port Multipliers (PM) and connectors to meet a wide range of applications.

When configured with eSATA/USB Hardware Port Multiplier, the Storage Tower II with a pair of hard drives inside can instantly be turned into a RAID set for redundancy backup or high performance application. Click here for a Port Multiplier Tutorial. The entire RAID set can also be connected to any computer that has an eSATA port or USB 2.0 port. By integrating with two optional Addonics 2.5" Disk Array 4SA, as many as eight 2.5" SATA hard drives can be installed into the Storage Tower II. The back panel also can be configured with multiple eSATA connectors, a regular Hardware PM or the SATA Multilane connector to create a high performance external storage system or a terabyte storage farm that can be connected up to 6 feet away from a computer system.

For the security conscious, Jupiter Cipher Mobile Rack or Saturn Cipher Mobile Rack can be added to provide bullet proof hardware security to protect the data. The Storage Tower II includes a high CFM cooling fan and vented front panel for a well ventilated interior with 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.




Illustration of Storage Tower II

 

Example of back panels with different interface connection
(Please see model and pricing section below for all the choice of back panels)






Storage Tower II with examples of various configuration possibilities



Click on the following link for a list of devices which can be installed in the Storage Tower II

Storage Tower II LED Configurations

  • Great for variety of storage applications - external RAID storage, Video storage, Server storage
  • 4 standard 5 1/4" drive bays
  • Accommodate up to maximum 4 standard ATAPI optical devices or 4 3.5" hard drives, 5 3.5" hard drives (requires the Disk Array 4SA and 1 mobile rack) or 6 3.5" hard drives (requires additional 2 Disk Array 3SA)
  • Back panels with the following connection choices or a combination:
    • 5x1 eSATA Hardware Port Multiplier-XA Enclosure Version (AD5HPMRXA-E) to connect up to 4 SATA/SATA II/SATA III hard drivesanddagger to computer via any eSATA port. Can be configured as RAID 1, 0, 10, 5, 3, BIG, or Clone mode. (RAID setting is configured through onboard jumpers or included Windows software)
    • 4x1 eSATA/USB Hardware Port Multiplier (AD4SR5HPMU-E) to connect up to 4 SATA/SATA II/SATA III hard drivesanddagger 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 Hardware Port Multiplier (AD5SAHPM-EA) to connect up to 5 SATA/SATA II/SATA III hard drivesanddagger to computer via any eSATA port or with USB 2.0 port (requires optional eSATA to USB 2.0 adapter, AAU2ESA). Can be configured as RAID 1, 0, 1+0, JBOD or as individual drives**. (requires a PM compatible SATA controller for the initial RAID configuration)
    • 5X1 eSATA Port Multiplier (AD5SARPM-E) to connect up to 4 SATA/SATA II/SATA III hard drivesanddagger to computer as via 1 eSATA port (requires a PM compatible SATA controller). Can be configured as RAID 1, 0, 1+0, RAID 5, JBOD or as individual drives.
    • Multilane bridge (AD4SAML) for the latest SATA Multilane connection to connect up to 4 SATA/SATA II hard drives to system via 1 Infiniband Multilane cable
    • JBOD USB (AD4IDEU2) to connect up to 4 IDE hard drivesanddagger 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
    • eSATA, USB 2.0 or Firewire interface
  • Stylish clear acrylic exterior
  • Light weight and sturdy aluminum construction
  • Compact size
  • Ventilated side panels for efficient air flow
  • Dual ball bearing high CFM low noise cooling fans
  • 220W 110/220 power supply
  • Individual drive can be hot swapped* when SATA Mobile Racks or Disk Array are installed into the drive bay

* For eSATA connection, hot swap feature depends on the controller. All Addonics SATA controllers support the hot swap feature. The Storage Tower 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 or via USB port.

anddagger IDE and SATA hard drive can be mixed in the Mini Storage Tower. 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.

PRODUCTS

STII4SR5HM - (STII (beige), 4X1 HPM with eSATA/USB2)
Storage Tower II (ivory color) integrated with enclosure version 4X1 HPM with eSATA/USB connection, power cord and user guide,
Price: 155.00
ST2X5HXA - (STII (beige), 5X1 HPM-XA with eSATA)
Storage Tower II in black color with integrated 5-port eSATA HPM-XA Enclosure Version (AD5HPMRXA-E), 5 Internal SATA data cables (AASAIDC8I), power cord, 2 4P-15 pins SATA power connectors (AA4PSAPC), power cord and user guide.,
Price: 179.00
STII5X1PM - (STII (beige), 5X1 PM with eSATA)
5 Internal SATA data cables (AASAIDC8I), power cord, 2 4P-15 pins SATA power connectors (AA4PSAPC), power cord and user guide.,
Price: 149.00
STII4ML - (STII (beige), 4x SATA Multilane)
Storage Tower II in black color with integrated 4X SATA Multilane (AD4SAML), 4 Internal SATA data cables (AASAIDC8I), power cord, 2 4P-15 pins SATA power connectors (AA4PSAPC), power cord and user guide.,
Price: 99.95
STII4ESA - (STII (beige), 4 eSATA ports)
Storage Tower II in ivory color with 4 eSATA ports bracket (AD4ESASB), 4 Internal SATA data cables (AASAIDC8I), 2 4P-15 pins SATA power connectors (AA4PSAPC), power cord, and user guide,
Price: 99.95
STII2US - (STII (beige), 2 USIB ports)
Storage Tower II in black color with integrated 2-port SATA/USB Hardware Port Multiplier (STII2XHPMEU-B), 2 Internal IDE ribbon cables (AAIDE80-8), power cord, and user guide,
Price: 99.95
STII - (STII (beige) with no back panel)
power cord and user guide,
Price: 74.00
STII4SR5HM-B - (STII (black), 4X1 HPM with eSATA/USB2)
Storage Tower II (black color) integrated with enclosure version 4X1 HPM with eSATA/USB connection, power cord and user guide,
Price: 155.00
ST2X5HXA - (STII (beige), 5X1 HPM-XA with eSATA)
Storage Tower II in black color with integrated 5-port eSATA HPM-XA Enclosure Version (AD5HPMRXA-E), 5 Internal SATA data cables (AASAIDC8I), power cord, 2 4P-15 pins SATA power connectors (AA4PSAPC), power cord and user guide.,
Price: 179.00
STII5X1PM-B - (STII (black), 5X1 PM with eSATA)
5 Internal SATA data cables (AASAIDC8I), power cord, 2 4P-15 pins SATA power connectors (AA4PSAPC), power cord and user guide.,
Price: 149.00
STII4ML-B - (STII (black), 4x SATA Multilane)
Storage Tower II in black color with integrated 4X SATA Multilane (AD4SAML), 4 Internal SATA data cables (AASAIDC8I), power cord, 2 4P-15 pins SATA power connectors (AA4PSAPC), power cord and user guide.,
Price: 99.95
STII4ESA-B - (STII (black), 4 eSATA ports)
Storage Tower II in ivory color with 4 eSATA ports bracket (AD4ESASB), 4 Internal SATA data cables (AASAIDC8I), 2 4P-15 pins SATA power connectors (AA4PSAPC), power cord, and user guide,
Price: 99.95
STII2US-B - (STII (black), 2 USIB ports)
Storage Tower II in black color with integrated 2-port SATA/USB Hardware Port Multiplier (STII2XHPMEU-B), 2 Internal IDE ribbon cables (AAIDE80-8), power cord, and user guide,
Price: 99.95
STII-B - (STII (black) with no back panel)
power cord and user guide,
Price: 74.00

ACCESSORIES

AASA2SAP15C (eSATA - SATA converter cable, 15 cm)
AASA2SAP15C Converter cable for adapting external standard SATA cable to the new External SATA (eSATA) connector. Require additional SATA cable to connect to standard SATA devices. This adapter cable is ideal for connecting SATA storage devices to controllers with eSATA ports such as the Addonics 4-port External SATA II PCI-X controller ADS3GX4R5-E.
Price: 9.00
AASAEDC3F (External SATA data cable, 100 cm.)
AASAEDC3F 100 cm. external Serial ATA cable with standard SATA conncectors on both ends of the cable. Constructed with heavy duty shielding and connector to ensure reliable connection to external data storage devices.
Price: 9.00
AASA2SA100C (External eSATA - SATA cable, 100 cm)
AASA2SA100C eSATA to SATA connecting cable, 100 cm. eSATA connector on one end and heavy duty SATA1 (regular SATA connector) on another end. Great for connecting external SATA storage device to eSATA port.
Price: 12.99
AAESATA100C (eSATA - eSATA cable, 100 cm.)
AAESATA100C 100 cm. eSATA connecting cable with eSATA connectors on both ends. Full compliance with eSATA specification. Great for connecting external storage device with eSATA connectors to eSATA host controller.
Price: 9.00
ADU3ESA (USB 3.0 to eSATAp adapter)
one USB 3.0 to eSATAp Adapter, user guide,
Price: 29.95
STSSDVR (tool for security screws)
STSSDVR Special tool for tightening and loosing the security screws on the Storage Tower.
Price: 14.95
STSS-R6X32 (Security screws for Storage Tower)
STSS-R6X32 A pair of security screws for locking the side panels of the Storage Tower, top cover of the Mini Storage Tower and other Addonics Storge Tower. Screws also used to secure top cover on standard computer cases. This screw prevents users from opening the Storage Tower or computer case to temper the inside.
Price: 2.00
AA4PSAPC (4P power to 15-pin SATA power connector)
AA4PSAPC power connector adapter for standard 4P power to 15-pin SATA power
Price: 2.99