DVD/CD Tower III with eSATA/USB 3.0

The Addonics Optical Tower is one of the most versatile optical storage solutions that you will find on the market. The Optical Tower will enable you to attach multiple DVD burners to a Port Multiplier (PM) compatible eSATA port or USB port on any computer with just one or two cables depending on the model. Once attached, multiple optical drive letters appear on your system. You can then use these optical drives for simultaneous DVD burning, or to run different burning job on different drives without any waiting around. You can also share these drives over the network for access by other computers to share the DVD or CD titles.


About this model

This DVD/CD Tower III, model ST3DVREU3, is equipped with high speed DVD-RRW and a Port Multiplier to allow connecting all three drives to a computer via either an eSATA or USB cable. When connects to 6G SATA port or USB 3.0 port, the three drives can perform at it's maximum speed when read/write to high speed media. It is a great solution to create multiple copies of DVD or CD media all at one time.


  • Access 3 DVD-RRW drives at the same time
  • Connect to computer via a single eSATA port or USB port
    (the eSATA port on the computer must be Port Multiplier (PM) compatible. You may add one of Addonics PM ready controllers to your system.)
  • Great for simultaneous DVD or CD recording or drive sharing over the network.
  • Compatible with Ahead Nero Burning ROM software for simultaneous burning (not included)
  • Support copying of CD, DVD, DVD dual layer
  • High speed 24X SATA DVD target drive for maximum throughput
  • Maximum data transfer:
    • eSATA - 3 Gbps
    • USB 3.0 - 3 Gbps, USB 2.0 - 480 Mbps
  • 110/240V universal power supply for worldwide use

Source and Destination Drives

24X+/8X/8X- DVD+/-R/RW/DL

Write Speed

DVD+R 24x
DVD+R (DL) 8x
DVD-R (DL) 8x
CD-R 48x
CD-RW 24x

Read Speed

DVD±R 16x
DVD±R (DL) 12x
DVD±RW 13x
CD-RW 40x
Read / Write Format DVD: DVD+R DL 8.5GB DVD+R 4.7GB DVD+RW 4.7GB DVD-R DL: 8.5GBDVD-R 4.7GB(closed session) DVD-RW 4.7GB (closed session) DVD-RAM DVD-Video
CD: CD-DA CD-ROM XA (m1, m2f1/m2f2) CD-R CD-RW Bootable CD Photo CD (single and multi-session) Video CD CD-Extra CD-Text CD-I FMV CD-Bridge
Access Time DVD-ROM: 145 ms typical (190 ms Limit)
DVD-ROM DL: 220 ms typical (300 ms Limit)
CD-ROM: 125 ms typical (180 ms Limit)
DVD-RAM: (Ver.2.2) 270 ms typical (400 ms Limit)
Connecting port required on system
  • A single eSATA port that is Port Multiplier compatible
  • A single USB 3.0 or 2.0 port

Power Consumption:

150 watts Max

Power Source:



~ 9.3 lb (4.22 kg)

Dimensions (W x D x H):

~ 7.48 x 10.63 x 6.5 inch (190 x 270 x 165 mm)

Operating Temperature and Humidity:

5°C - 35°C, 20% - 80%

Storage Temperature and Humidity:

-20°C - 50 °C, 5% - 90%


One Year


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USB timeout fix
Applies to:

Disable the time out or disconnection issue for the  RAID tower, Optical tower and AD5HPMXU or products that has this Port Multiplier inside. The problem is mostly associated with USB connection.

Instructions: Unzip the downloaded file, launch the FwUpdateTool_v1_19_01_T1.exe and load the bin file.