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High performance. Portable. Rugged with shock protection and up to 160 GB per cartridge.
The Jupiter Drive Cartridge System (JDCS) is a high performance removable storage system that operates similar to the tape cassette in an ordinary VCR. JDCS cartridge, small enough to fit easily in the palm of your hand, is designed to handle shocks and perform reliable in mobile application or rough environment with a patented shock proof rugged anodized aluminum housing.

Utilizing the reliable 2.5" hard drive as the storage media, the JDCS offers superior performance compares to tape or other proprietary cartridge systems in the market. Comes with choices of three different storage sizes from 80 GB to 160 GB and higher per cartridge, it rivals the storage capacity of many high capacity tape cartridge. The JDCS cartridge can be added or removed from your computer without rebooting or restarting. Once the OS detects the presence of the JDCS cartridge, it appears as an additional hard drive to the system. There is no driver to install or special software required to do data backup or restoration. Data are stored uncompressed in its own native file format and can be accessed readily by any application program.


For a brief comparison of the various removable cartridge systems in the market, visit the removable storage comparison chart..

Drive Cartridge fits into the palm of your hand Drive Cartridge System

Data security
To protect your sensitive data, the JDCS cartridge also comes with choice of bullet proof hardware encryption in 64-bit, 128-bit and 192-bit security levels. Both encrypted and non-encrypted JDCS cartridges can be used in the same JDCS in any system. The hardware encrypted JDCS cartridge (Cipher cartridge) is simple to use and easy to implement. There is no software to install, password to remember or special training required. The operation of the JDCS Cipher cartridge requires just the insertion of an encryption key into the cartridge, as simple as using a key to open a door. The JDCS Cipher cartridge works the same and transfer data just as fast as the regular JDCS cartridge.

Jupiter Drive Cartridge Rear View

Easy data access by any system
Unlike any cartridge system in the market, the JDCS cartridge, encrypted or non-encrypted, can be attached to any computer via USB, Firewire, eSATA, or Cardbus/PCMCIA using one of the optional Addonics USIB interface cables. This feature allows the access of the data in the JDCS cartridge practically with any computer system, a particularly convenience feature for mobile application or a mixed computing enviornment.

Connect externally to your computer via USB 1.1/2.0, Firewire/iLink, SATA, eSATA or Cardbus/PCMCIA

The JDCS can be install into any computer with a standard 3 1/2 drive bay. It is designed to interface to a USB or SATA port inside a computer. The JDCS is compatible with practically any OS - Windows Vista, Windows 7, XP, 2003, 2000, 98SE, Mac OS X, Solaris 10 or Linux. The flexibility of the JDCS makes it an ideal solution for various storage applications, particularly in a heterogeneous computing environment.

To learn more about the Addonics Drive Cartridge System, please visit the tutorial section.

Product features:

  • Install into any computer with a standard 3 1/2" drive bay or a 5 1/4" drive bay using an optional 5 1/4" mounting bracket.
  • Interface to USB or SATA port inside the system
  • Choice of storage capacity per cartridge - 80 GB, 120 GB and 160 GB
    • Empty Cartridge available for installing your own hard drive
  • Choice of Cartridge with hardware encryption to protect against unauthorized access
  • Shock proof - up to 3 feet drop damage protection
  • Stylish and rugged black anodized aluminum cartridge design
  • Compact and light weight cartridge that fits in the palm of your hand
  • Optional power adapter for external installation
  • Optional interface cables for direct attaching the cartridge to computer via USB, eSATA, Firewire/iLink or CardBus/PCMCIA
  • Low power and can be operated directly from the power of most USB and Firewire ports*.
  • Compatible with Windows Vista, Windows 7, XP, 2003, 2000, 98SE, Mac OS X, Solaris 10 or Linux.

Note: The Jupiter Drive Cartridge System with the SATA interface must be connected to a SATA controller with hot swap capability in order to add and remove drive cartridge without rebooting. Please consult your motherboard or the add-in card manufacturer to determine hot swap support on your SATA controller. All of the Addonics SATA Host Controllers are hot swap capable.

*Addonics has successfully tested the JDCS using Direct power from USB and Firewire ports on various brands of Notebook and Desktop computers. However, Addonics does not guarantee the JDCS to work with power directly from the computers as the power from the connecting ports varies from different system manufacturers. iLink is the Sony Firewire standard and does not provide power to the peripheral device. Check with your system manufacturer for detail specification of your Firewire port.

Package Content:

With No Hardware Encryption

Jupiter Drive Cartridge System with USB interface

Jupiter Drive Cartridge

USIB drive cradle

model: AAUSIB25BYBK
USB 2.0 USIB interface cable
6 feet USB 2.0 USIB interface cable
model: AAUSBC-309-3F
adapter cable for pin header USB port
6" USB 5-pin header adapter cable ( for connecting to USB connectors commonly found on new motherboards)
model: AAUSB5F
driver CD & user guide

Jupiter Drive Cartridge System with SATA interface

Jupiter Drive Cartridge

USIB drive cradle

model: AAUSIB25BYBK
SATA USIB interface cable
External SATA USIB interface cable
AASAC-605
(3 feet)
user guide
With Hardware Encryption

Jupiter Cipher Drive Cartridge System with USB interface

Jupiter Cipher Drive Cartridge


USIB drive cradle

model: AAUSIB25BYBK
USB 2.0 USIB interface cable
6 feet USB 2.0 USIB interface cable
model: AAUSBC-309-3F
adapter cable for pin header USB port
6" USB 5-pin header adapter cable ( for connecting to USB connectors commonly found on new motherboards)
model: AAUSB5F
Jupiter Cipher key
Pair of Saturn Cipher key 64-bit
driver CD & user guide

Jupiter Cipher Drive Cartridge System with SATA interface

Jupiter Cipher Drive Cartridge


USIB drive cradle

model: AAUSIB25BYBK
SATA USIB interface cable
External SATA USIB interface cable
AASAC-605
(3 feet)
Jupiter Cipher key
Pair of Saturn Cipher key 64-bit
user guide

 

Model Number and Pricing - Due to the volatile hard drive pricing, please click on the shopping cart icon to view the most current pricing information.

Connect to USB port
Jupiter Drive Cartridge System No Hardware Encryption 64-bit DES Hardware Encryption 128-bit TDES Hardware Encryption 192-bit TDES Hardware Encryption
with 80GB Drive Cartridge JDCSI80U
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JC64DI80U
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JC128DI80U
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JC192DI80U
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with 120GB Drive Cartridge JDCSI120U
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JC64DI120U
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JC128DI120U
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JC192DI120U
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with 160GB Drive Cartridge JDCSI160U
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JC64DI160U
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JC128DI160U
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JC192DI160U
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Connect to SATA port
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Jupiter Drive Cartridge System No Hardware Encryption 64-bit DES Hardware Encryption 128-bit TDES Hardware Encryption 192-bit TDES Hardware Encryption
with 80GB Drive Cartridge JDCSI80S
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JC64DI80S
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JC128DI80S
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JC192DI80S
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with 120GB Drive Cartridge JDCSI120S
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JC64DI120S
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JC128DI120S
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JC192DI120S
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with 160GB Drive Cartridge JDCSI160S
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JC64DI160S
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JC128DI160S
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JC192DI160S
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Additional Cartridges - Due to the volatile hard drive pricing, please click on the shopping cart icon to view the most current pricing information.

80GB Jupiter Drive Cartridge 120GB Jupiter Drive Cartridge 160GB Jupiter Drive Cartridge

model: 80IJDC
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model: 120IJDC
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model: 160IJDC
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80GB Jupiter Cipher Drive Cartridge - 64bit Encryption 120GB Jupiter Cipher Drive Cartridge - 64bit Encryption 160GB Jupiter Cipher Drive Cartridge - 64bit Encryption

model: 80IJC64D
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model: 120IJC64D
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model: 160IJC64D
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80GB Jupiter Cipher Drive Cartridge - 128bit Encryption 120GB Jupiter Drive Cartridge - 128bit Encryption 160GB Jupiter Cipher Drive Cartridge - 128bit Encryption

model: 80IJC128D
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model: 120IJC128D
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model: 160IJC128D
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80GB Jupiter Cipher Drive Cartridge - 192bit Encryption 120GB Jupiter Cipher Drive Cartridge - 192bit Encryption 160GB Jupiter Cipher Drive Cartridge - 192bit Encryption

model: 80IJC192D
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model: 120IJC192D
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model: 160IJC192D
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Additional Accessories:

USIB Interface Cables
AAUSBC-309
Addonics USB 2.0/1.1 USIB interface cable
enables the JDCS cartridge to be used as an external USB storage device
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AASAC-605E
Addonics eSATA USIB interface cable
enables the JDCS cartridge to be used as an external eSATA storage device
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AAFWC406
Addonics Firewire/iLink USIB interface cable
enables the JDCS cartridge to be used as an external Firewire or iLink storage device
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AAUSBCI3F
Addonics JDCS cradle USB interface cable
internal USB connecting cable for the JDCS
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AASAC-605
Addonics JDCS cradle SATA interface cable
internal SATA connecting cable for the JDCS
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Suggested SATA Host Controllers to add hot swap SATA capability to your system
(visit the Host Controller page for a full selection)

eSATA II PCI Express controller
A PCI-Express Host Controller with 1 internal SATA and 1 eSATA port

* this Host Controller requires a registry tweak in Windows to allow drives to be detected when connected through the Jupiter Drive Cartridge System.

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eSATA/SATA PCI host controller
A PCI Host Controller with 1 internal SATA and 1 eSATA port
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Power Adapters
AAPAC5V
5V power adapter center positive
for use with the JDCS cartridge as an external storage device
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AAUSBPCP24
USB Power Cable
to provide additional power for USB ports with inadequate power
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Specifications:

Supported Interface for JDCS Cradle

SATA or USB

Supported interface for JDCS cartridge USB 2.0/1.1, Firewire/iLink, SATA, eSATA, or Cardbus/PCMCIA interface using Addonics USIB interface cable
Power source: Internal Drive Cartridge System - from PC power supply
Drive Cartrige as an external drive enclosure - from 5V power adapter
Hard Disk Information :
Data buffer 8 MB
Rotational speed (RPM) 4,200
Interface transfer rate 133
Seek time average 8.5
Supported OS
  • USB 2.0/1.1 - DOS, Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003 server, Vista, Windows 7, 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
Dimensions:

Drive enclosure: 5.4 x 3.3 x 0.9 inches (137x84x22 mm)
Drive Cradle: 4.02 in. x 7.15 in. x 1 inches (102x182x25.4 mm)

Weight: Drive Cartridge - .65lb (10.4 oz)
Drive Cartridge Cradle - .35lb (5.6 oz)
File Systems: FAT, FAT32, NTFS and HFS+ (Formatted as FAT32 File System as factory default)
Warranty: One Year