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IDE/USIB Drive Enclosure

Saturn IDE drive Cradle
Saturn IDE drive cradle - The drive cradle with IDE interface
Power Adapter

 USB 2.0 USIB Interface Cable
6 feet USB 2.0 USIB interface cable
(6 feet)
YUser Guide

The Saturn Combo Hard Drive (SCHD) is one of the most flexible hard drive storage solutions you can build using the components from the Saturn kit. You can use SATA or IDE hard drive as a removable hard drive via the same drive bay. The drive enclosure, comes in a compact foot print slightly larger than a VCR cassette, can be used as an external drive. External connection can be either USB, Firewire, CardBus or SATA, all by simply attaching the appropriate Addonics USIB interface cable. There is no switches or jumpers to set between internal and external hard drive applications. Constructed with strong aluminum, the SCHD kit is built for long durability and efficient heat dissipation.

With the choice of Saturn Cipher drive enclosure that comes with built-in bullet proof hardware encryption technology, sensitive data stored in the hard drive can be kept secure even if the hard drive is lost or stolen, Unlike software encryption, the Addonics hardware solution encrypts and decrypts data with no measurable performance degradation and yet simple to use as there is no software to install or password to remember.
Product features

Drive enclosures features
  • Can connect to computer via USB 2.0/1.1, eSATA, Firewire/iLink, CardBus/PCMCIA by attaching appropriate optional Addonics USIB interface cable.
  • Choice of support for SATA or IDE hard drive
    • SATA -USIB drive enclosure
    • IDE - USIB drive enclosure
  • Choice of black or ivory color
  • Choice of drive enclosure with or without hardware encryption
  • Support large hard drive beyond 137G with single partition
  • Can be used as an internal hot-swap removable hard drive in a 5 1/4" drive bay with optional Saturn 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 environment
  • Well ventilated design, good heat conduction without fan for quite operation
  • Simple hard drive installation
  • Optional 2.5"/1.8" converter kit
Drive Cradle
  • Mount inside any standard 5 1/4" drive bay
  • Aluminum construction plus cooling fan for efficient cooling inside any system
  • Drive Cradle supports Master/Slave setting on IDE channel with jumper on new Saturn Drive Enclosures
  • IDE connection
  • Drive cradles can be converted to Serial ATA or USB 2.0 connection that is capable of supporting hot swapping of the hard drive.  

Drive Enclosures

SATA - USIB drive enclosure - for installing 3.5" SATA or SATA II hard drive, optional mounting bracket for 2.5" SATA hard drive

    • standard with no encryption - model: AASSAUSCS
    • With choice of hardware encryption - model: SCSAUSCS64 (64-bit), SCSAUSCS128 (128-bit, SCSAUSCS192 (192-bit)

IDE - USIB drive enclosure - for installing 3.5" IDE hard drive, optional adapter for 2.5" or 1.8" IDE hard drive

  • standard with no encryption - model: AASIUSCS
  • With choice of hardware encryption - model: SCIUSCS64 (64-bit), SCIUSCS128 (128-bit, SCIUSCS192 (192-bit)
Supported interface for Drive Enclosure USB 2.0/1.1, Firewire/iLink, SATA or CardBus/PCMCIA using different optional Addonics USIB interface cable
encryption security levels
64-bit DES, 128-bit TDES and 192-bit TDES

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.)

Drive Cradles
(Mount inside any standard 5 1/4" drive bay)

IDE drive cradle - connects to IDE directly. With optional IO converter kits, the drive cradle can connect to USB 2.0 or SATA

USIB drive cradle - connects to USB 2.0, Firewire or SATA using different Addonics USIB interface cable
Large hard drive support YES, support drive capacity of 137 GB or larger in one partition
Power source: from PC power supply or 110/220 power adapter
Enclosure cooling optional cooling fan
Our testing showed cooling fan is not necessary as there is no difference in operating temperature with or without the cooling fan. The aluminum enclosure acts as an efficient heat sink and dissipates heat effectively under normal room temperature of 74 F to maintain the safe operating temperature range as specified by the drive manufacturer
Drive cradle cooling fan YES
Material construction Aluminum
Weight 15.2 oz ( drive enclosure)
16 oz (drive cradle)
File Systems FAT, FAT32, NTFS and HPFS
Supported OS
  • USB 2.0/1.1 - DOS, Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003, 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
  • Firewire / iLink - Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003, Mac OS 9 and above
  • CardBus/PCMCIA - DOS, Windows NT4(SP6), 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003
  • IDE - DOS, Windows NT4(SP6), 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003, Mac OS X, Linux Kernel 2.4, Solaris 8 and above

*Windows and Mac OS have been tested to hot swap drives using our SATA Host Controllers. Linux may not be able to hot swap without loading an additional module.

Warranty One Year
  RoHS Compliant (except SATA and CardBus model)

System Requirements

  • PC/AT or Compatible System
  • One available 5 1/4" drive bay or one of the following ports: USB 2.0, USB .1, Firewire, iLink, CardBus, PCMCIA, SATA
  • 486, 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, Mac OS, Linux, Solaris

No additional files, specification sheets, guides or documentation found for product.

Warranty: 1 Year Return to Base

Full manufacturers warranty details are available at the manufacturers (Addonics) web site.

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These terms are in addition to and do not affect any terms, conditions, guarantees and warranties implied by law.

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