BD/DVD/CD Tower VP with eSATA / USB 3.0

The Addonics BD/DVD/CD Tower is one of the most versatile optical storage solutions that you will find on the market. The BD/DVD/CD Tower enables you to attach multiple BD/DVD/CD burners to a Port Multiplier (PM) compatible eSATA port or USB 3.0 port on any computer with just one or two cables depending on the model. Once attached, multiple optical drive letters will appear on your system. You can then use these optical drives for simultaneous burning multiple BD, DVD or CD disc, 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 BD, DVD or CD disc.


About this model

This BD/DVD/CD Tower V is equipped with five high performance Blu-ray/DVD/CD burners that can all be connected to any computer via a single eSATA or USB cable. Once connected, the five burners can be used for simultaneously burning. It is a great solution for making multiple copies of BD, DVD or CD disc.


  • Connect five Blu-ray/DVD/CD burners to computer via a single eSATA port or USB 3.0/2.0 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.)
  • Read/write to five SATA Blu-ray/DVD/CD burners at the same time
  • Great for simultaneous Blu-ray, DVD or CD recording or drive sharing over the network.
  • Bundled with Cyberlink High-Def Suite
  • Compatible with Ahead Nero Burning ROM software (not included) for simultaneous burning 
  • Support copying of BD, DVD dual layer
  • High speed 12X SATA BD/DVD/CD drive for maximum throughput
  • 110/240V universal power supply for worldwide use

Note: A compatibility issue has been observed on the ADSA6GPX1-2E controller when used with the ST9BDVES and ST9DVRE Optical Tower IX. Only 7 out of the 9 optical drives on the ST9DVRE can be detected by Windows. For a confirmed working alternative, please click here for the ADSA3GPX1-2EM.

Note: may not able to make copies of copy-protected DVD or CD.


Drive type: 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X+ DVD±R/RW/DL 48X CD-R/RW
Speed (Write):
BD-R 14x
BD-R (DL) 12x
BD-R (TL) 6X
BD-R (QL) 6x
BD-RE 2x
BD-RE (DL) 2x
BD-RE (TL) 2x
DVD+R 16x
DVD+R (DL) 8x
DVD-R 16x
DVD-R (DL) 8x
CD-R 48x
CD-RW 24x
Speed (Read):
BD-R 12x
BD-R (DL) 8x
BD-R (TL) 6x
BD-R (QL) 6x
BD-RE 8x
BD-RE (DL) 6x
BD-RE (TL) 4x
BD-ROM 12x
BD-ROM (DL) 8x
DVD±R 16x
DVD±R (DL) 12x
DVD±RW 12x
CD-ROM/R 48x
CD-RW 40x
Supported Media: BD-ROM, BD-RE, BD-R, DVD-ROM, DVD±R, DVD±RW, DVD-RAM, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-I, Photo-CD, Video CD, CD-Extra, CD-Text, CD-R, CD-RW
Data Transfer Rate: BD-ROM > 62.93 MB/s (>14x).
DVD-ROM 22.16 Mbytes/s (16x) max.
CD-ROM 7200 Kbytes/s (48x) max.
Access Speed (typical): BD-ROM 180 ms typical
DVD-ROM 160 ms typical
CD-ROM 150 ms typical
Interface Type: Super Multi Blue Internal SATA 14x Blu-ray Disc Rewriter
Supported OS:

Window s XP, Window s Vista™, Window s 7

Minimum System Requirement for viewing Blu-Ray movie:
CPU: Intel Pentium D 3.2GHz or equivalent (Recommended: Core 2 Duo E6300 or higher)
RAM: 1GB or more
HDD: 30GB or more of available space
GPU: Card with following GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) and DVI output

nVidia: GeForce 7800 GTX 512/7900 GT/7900 GX2/7900 GTX/7950 GX2/8600 GS/8600 GS/8600 GT/8600 GTS/8800 GTX or higher with 256MB min. memory (Please download PureVideo HD driver at
ATI: Radeon x1950/HD2300/HD2400/HD2600 series or higher with 256MB min. memory (Please download ATI catalyst 6.6 or above at
Connecting port required on system An eSATA port that is Port Multiplier compatible
LED: Power and Drive Activity
Cooling system: 40 x 40 mm. cooling fan
Buffer Size: 4 MB
Loading Type: Motorized Tray
Power Supply 320 Watts, 110/240V AC
Dimensions: 7.5 x 16 x 10.4 inch (W x D x H)
Weight: 15.5 lb (7.03kg)
Storage Temperature: Range: -20C to +60C
Operating Temperature: Range: +5C to +50C
Storage Humidity: 5% to 90%
Operating Humidity: 5% to 95%
Warranty: 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.