Diamond ExDrive

The Diamond ExDrive Kit features the new generation of eSATA hard drive enclosures using native eSATA interface for the highest performance possible today through an externally connected hard drive enclosure. Designed for accommodating any standard 3.5" SATA or IDE hard drive, the Diamond ExDrive, that can connect to computers via high speed eSATA or USB 3.0, provides data transfer speeds almost four times the maximum throughput of traditional drive enclosures. When connected via eSATA interface, drive installed inside the durable and heat resistant Diamond enclosures is capable of booting Operating Systems through a compatible eSATA port on a motherboard or add-in card. The drive enclosure is also designed to accomodate any 3.5" or 2.5" hard drive.

The Diamond ExDrive Kit is the ideal external drive solution for large capacity data storage requirements. With size slightly larger than a VCR cassette, the Diamond drive enclosure comes with Addonics SATA direct interface design that provides an eSATA connector for high speed eSATA connection, as well as an additional SATA connector on the back. This SATA connector allows the Diamond drive enclosure to be used as a removable cartridge via an optional Diamond drive cradle installed inside the 5 1/4" drive bay of any computer.

  • Connect to computer via eSATA port
  • Optional USB 3.0 to eSATAp adapter for connecting to computer via USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port
  • Choice of SATA or IDE hard drive enclosures
  • Black color bezel
  • SATA enclosure support full SATA 3.0 speed of 6 Gbps
  • Support large hard drive beyond 137G with single partition
  • Can be used as a boot drive via eSATA connection
  • Used as an internal hot-swap removable hard drive in a 5 1/4" drive bay with optional Diamond 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 environments
  • Well ventilated design, good heat conduction without fan for quiet operation
  • LED for both power and drive access
  • Simple hard drive installation
  • OS support
    • eSATA - DOS, Windows 95, NT(SP6), 98SE, Me, 2000 and above, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8,  Mac, Linux and Solaris
    • USB - Windows 98SE, Me, 2000 and above, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8,  Mac, Linux and solaris
Supported Drive Type
3.5" SATA 1.0 / 2.0 / 3.0 or IDE hard drive
Supported interface for Drive Enclosure eSATA (USB with optional adapter) for external connection and SATA for internal connection via Diamond drive cradle
Maximum transfer rate SATA or eSATA - 6 Gbps
USB 3.0 - 5 gbps 
Drive cradle for removable drive application optional
Support drive size > 4TB
Power source 110/220V AC power adapter
Cooling fan Optional for drive enclosure
LED indicators For power and drive access on drive enclosure and drive cradle
Material construction Aluminum
Supported OS
  • USB - DOS, Windows 2000 and above, XP, 7, 8,  Mac OS X, Linux Kernel 2.4 and above, Solaris 8 10/00 or later release.
  • SATA - DOS, Windows NT4(SP6), 98SE, Me, 2000 and above, XP, 7, 8,  Mac OS X, Linux Kernel 2.4 and above

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.)

Weight 13.6 oz (enclosure without hard drive)
15.2 oz (drive cradle)
File Systems FAT, FAT32, NTFS and HPFS
Operating temperature: 0 °C to +70 °C
Operating humidity 5% to 90%
Storage temperature -40 °C to +85 °C
Storage humidity 5% to 95% (non condensing)
Warranty: One Year
RoHS compliant Yes



System Requirements

  • PC/AT or Compatible System
  • One available 5 1/4" drive bay or one of the following ports: SATA, eSATA, USB 2.0 and USB 1.1
  • 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, Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS, Linux, Solaris


DSAEDES - (Diamond ExDrive with eSATA connection)
Package content: Diamond SATA Drive Enclosure (DSACSB), power adapter (AAPAC12V-US), e-SATA-eSATA data cable 6ft (AAESATA200C), user guide
Price: 49.00
DSAEDEU3 - (Diamond ExDrive, eSATA/ USB 3.0/2.0)
Package content: Diamond SATA Drive Enclosure (DSACSB), power adapter (AAPAC512-US), USB 3.0 - eSATA mini adapter (ADU3ESAM), eSATA-eSATA data cable 6ft (AAESATA200C), user guide
Price: 69.95


DSACSB (Diamond encl. for 3.5" SATA hdd, black)
DSACSB Diamond enclosure for 3.5" SATA hard drive (black)
Price: 24.99
DSABYB (Diamond SATA drive cradle, black)
DSABYB Diamond drive cradle with native SATA interface
Price: 29.00
AAESATA200C (eSATA cable, 200 cm (6 ft.))
Content: 200 cm. eSATA connecting cable with eSATA connector on both ends. Full compliance with eSATA specification. Great for connecting external storage device with eSATA connector to eSATA host controller.
Price: 13.99