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High performance and up to 750 GB per cartridge
The Saturn Drive Cartridge System (SDCS) is a high performance removable storage system that operates similar to the tape cassette in an ordinary VCR. Utilizing the reliable hard drive as the storage media, the SDCS offers superior performance compares to tape or other proprietary cartridge systems in the market. Comes with choices of three different storage sizes from 300 GB to whopping 750 GB and higher per cartridge, it rivals the storage capacity of many high capacity tape cartridge. The SDCS cartridge can be added or removed from your computer without rebooting or restarting. Once the OS detects the presence of the SDCS 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 System   Size of Drive Cartridge relative to a VCR cassette
 

Data security
To protect your sensitive data, the SDCS 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 SDCS cartridges can be used in the same SDCS in any system. The hardware encrypted SDCS 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 SDCS Cipher cartridge requires just the insertion of an encryption key into the cartridge, as simple as using a key to open a door. The SDCS Cipher cartridge works the same and transfer data just as fast as the regular SDCS cartridge.

Saturn Drive Cartridge Rear View

Easy data access by any system
Unlike any cartridge system in the market, the SDCS 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 and an external power adapter. This feature allows the access of the data in the SDCS cartridge practically with any computer system.

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

The SDCS can be install into any computer with a standard 5 1/4 drive bay. It is designed to interface to a USB or SATA port inside a computer. The SDCS 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 SDCS 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 standard 5 1/4" drive bay of any computer
  • Interface to USB or SATA port inside the system
  • Cartridge size similar to VCR tape cassette
  • Choice of storage capacity per cartridge - 300 GB, 500 GB and 750 GB
    • Choice of IDE or SATA hard drive as storage media inside the Cartridge
    • Empty Cartridge available for installing your own hard drive
  • Choice of Cartridge with hardware encryption to protect against unauthorized access
  • Aluminum construction for durability
  • Optional power adapter for external installation
  • Optional accessories for attaching the cartridge to computer via USB, eSATA, Firewire/iLink or CardBus/PCMCIA
  • Compatible with Windows Vista, Windows 7, XP, 2003, 2000, 98SE, Mac OS X, Solaris 10 or Linux.

Note: The Saturn 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.

Package Content:

With No Hardware Encryption

Saturn Drive Cartridge System with USB interface

Saturn Drive Cartridge

Saturn USIB Drive Cradle
Saturn USIB drive cradle - The drive cradle with Addonics USIB connector to support interchangeable interface of USB, Firewire or SATA
model: AASIUSBY
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

Saturn Drive Cartridge System with SATA interface

Saturn Drive Cartridge
Saturn USIB Drive Cradle
Saturn USIB drive cradle - The drive cradle with Addonics USIB connector to support interchangeable interface of USB, Firewire or SATA
model: AASIUSBY
SATA USIB interface cable
External SATA USIB interface cable
AASAC-605
(3 feet)
user guide
With Hardware Encryption

Saturn Cipher Drive Cartridge System with USB interface

Saturn Cipher Drive Cartridge

Saturn USIB Drive Cradle
Saturn USIB drive cradle - The drive cradle with Addonics USIB connector to support interchangeable interface of USB, Firewire or SATA
model: AASIUSBY
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
Saturn Cipher key
Pair of Saturn Cipher key 64-bit
driver CD & user guide

Saturn Cipher Drive Cartridge System with SATA interface

Saturn Cipher Drive Cartridge

Saturn USIB Drive Cradle
Saturn USIB drive cradle - The drive cradle with Addonics USIB connector to support interchangeable interface of USB, Firewire or SATA
model: AASIUSBY
SATA USIB interface cable
External SATA USIB interface cable
AASAC-605
(3 feet)
Saturn 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
Saturn Drive Cartridge System No Hardware Encryption 64-bit DES Hardware Encryption 128-bit TDES Hardware Encryption 192-bit TDES Hardware Encryption
with 300GB Drive Cartridge SDCSI300U
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SC64DI300U
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SC128DI300U
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SC192DI300U
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with 500GB Drive Cartridge SDCSI500U
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SC64DI500U
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SC128DI500U
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SC192DI500U
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with 750GB Drive Cartridge SDCSI750U
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SC64DI750U
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SC128DI750U
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SC192DI750U
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Connect to SATA port
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Saturn Drive Cartridge System No Hardware Encryption 64-bit DES Hardware Encryption 128-bit TDES Hardware Encryption 192-bit TDES Hardware Encryption
with 300GB Drive Cartridge SDCSI300S
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SC64DI300S
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SC128DI300S
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SC192DI300S
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with 500GB Drive Cartridge SDCSI500S
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SC64DI500S
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SC128DI500S
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SC192DI500S
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with 750GB Drive Cartridge SDCSI750S
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SC64DI750S
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SC128DI750S
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SC192DI750S
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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.

300GB Saturn Drive Cartridge 500GB Saturn Drive Cartridge 750GB Saturn Drive Cartridge

model: 300ISDC
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model: 500ISDC
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model: 750ISDC
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300GB Saturn Cipher Drive Cartridge - 64bit Encryption 500GB Saturn Cipher Drive Cartridge - 64bit Encryption 750GB Saturn Cipher Drive Cartridge - 64bit Encryption

model: 300ISC64D
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model: 500ISC64D
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model: 750ISC64D
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300GB Saturn Cipher Drive Cartridge - 128bit Encryption 500GB Saturn Cipher Drive Cartridge - 128bit Encryption 750GB Saturn Cipher Drive Cartridge - 128bit Encryption

model: 300ISC128D
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model: 500ISC128D
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model: 750ISC128D
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300GB Saturn Cipher Drive Cartridge - 192bit Encryption 500GB Saturn Cipher Drive Cartridge - 192bit Encryption 750GB Saturn Cipher Drive Cartridge - 192bit Encryption

model: 300ISC192D
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model: 500ISC192D
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model: 750ISC192D
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Additional Accessories:

USIB Interface Cables
AAUSBC-309
Addonics USB 2.0/1.1 USIB interface cable
enables the SDCS cartridge to be used as an external USB storage device
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AASAC-605E
Addonics eSATA USIB interface cable
enables the SDCS cartridge to be used as an external eSATA storage device
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AAFWC406
Addonics Firewire/iLink USIB interface cable
enables the SDCS cartridge to be used as an external Firewire or iLink storage device
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AAUSBCI3F
Addonics SDCS cradle USB interface cable
internal USB connecting cable for the SDCS
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AASAC-605
Addonics SDCS cradle SATA interface cable
internal SATA connecting cable for the SDCS
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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 Saturn 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
AAPAC12V-US
110/220V AC/DC 12V/5V dual output power adapter
for use with the SDCS cartridge as an external storage device
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AADCPAC12V
110/220V AC/DC 12V/5V dual output power adapter for Drive Cartridge System
to install the SDCS as an external cartridge system
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Specifications:

Supported Interface for SDCS Cradle

SATA or USB

Supported interface for SDCS cartridge USB 2.0/1.1, Firewire/iLink, SATA, eSATA, or Cardbus/PCMCIA interface using Addonics USIB interface cables (not included)
Power source: Internal Drive Cartridge System - from PC power supply
External Drive Cartridge System - from 110/220 power adapter
Hard Disk Information :
Data buffer 8 MB
Rotational speed (RPM) 7,200
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: 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: Drive Cartridge - 3.2 lb
Drive Cartridge Cradle - 1 lb
File Systems: FAT, FAT32, NTFS and HFS+ (Formatted as FAT32 File System as factory default)
Temperature Operating: 5 °C to 45 °C
Storage: -20 °C to 60 °C
Relative humidity

Operating: 8% to 80%
Storage: 5% to 95%

Warranty: One Year