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Disk Array 5SA (black bezel)
Package content: Disk Array 5SA with 5 drive drawers, five 50-cm internal SATA connecting cables (AASAIDC18I), user guide
Addonics Disk Array 5SA, 4SA, and 3SA system makes implementing sophisticated RAID technology into any computer as simple as counting 1,2,3. Designed to accommodate up to five 3.5" SATA, SATA II, or SAS hard drives in the 5SA, four 3.5" SATA, SATA II, or SAS hard drives in the 4SA, or three SATA or SATA II hard drives in the 3SA model, each hard drive can be easily secured inside or removed from the Disk Array rack with the simple aluminum drive drawer.

The Disk Array 5SA, 4SA, or 3SA, in conjunction with different Addonics SATA RAID controllers, enables the hard drives inside the Disk Array to be set up in various configurations: as RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 or JBOD, as individual hard drive, or whatever the mix that best fits the application. The Disk Array can start with as little as one hard drive and then expands as needed. Hard Drive can also be removed or added to the system without turning off your system power or restarting your computer (1).

The Disk Array 5SA and 4SA can be mounted into any system with three 5 1/4" drive bay stack whereas the 3SA can be fitted into a two 5 /1/4" drive bays. By using optional power adapter and external SATA cable, both the 4SA and 3SA can be used as an external RAID storage enclosure. Constructed with aluminum for durability and efficient heat conduction, a high CFM fan system is located at the back of the unit to ensure efficient cooling of any hard drive.

Combining with Addonics Serial ATA RAID controllers, high performance and reliable data storage system can be implemented at less than half of the cost of the traditional IDE or SCSI systems. In addition, using the Addonics optional external Serial ATA power supply and external SATA cable, each hard drive can be removed from the Disk Array and used as external Serial ATA hard drive, allowing the convenient transfer of data to different computers!

Product features

  • Disk Array 5SA - for installing 5 SATA or SAS hard drives into three 5 1/4" drive bay stack flipped horizontally*
  • Disk Array 4SA - for installing 4 SATA or SAS hard drives into three 5 1/4" drive bay stack
  • Disk Array 3SA - for installing 3 SATA hard drives into two 5 1/4" drive bay stack.
  • Can be used as an external RAID system using optional external power adapters(See power supply requirement below)
  • High throughput up to 150 MB/sec with SATA and 300 MB/sec with SATA II
  • Full Serial ATA 1.0 and 2.0 compliant
  • Aluminum frame and drive drawer
  • Choice of black color bezel or ivory color bezel
  • Innovative lock and handle for each drive drawer
  • Use as an external RAID system (require optional external power adapter)
  • Hot swap (1) support
  • Point to point connection, no cabling needed to install the hard drive into the drive drawer
  • SATA 15 pin and standard 4 pin PC power connector
  • Power switch/LED indicator and over temperature buzzer alarm
  • Fan switch/LED indicator and failure buzzer alarm
  • Power switch/LED for each hard drive
  • Drive can be removed and used as an external Serial hard drive on other computers with an optional Serial ATA power adapter.

*While the Disk Array 5SA is capable of fitting into 3 5 1/4" drive bay stack on a desktop tower, seating from the metal bracket may cause possible obstruction for insertion of the Disk Array 5SA. Click here for more information.

(1) Serial ATA hot swap feature works only with controllers basing on Silicon Image chip set from our inhouse testing. Other controllers that are not Silicon Image based may not support hot swap. You may consider adding one of the Addonics Serial ATA host controllers to your systems to ensure the hot swap capability. New controllers from Intel and other suppliers may finally support this feature. Please verify with your controller manufacturer if you need to have hot swap in your application. Hot swap is supported in Windows 2000 and XP only. On other OS, drive can be removed without crashing system. But replacing with a different drive can result in crashing the OS.

Power supply requirements for the Disk Array

The Disk Array 4SA or 3SA are equipped with two standard 4P power connectors and a pair of 15-pin SATA power connectors on the back for easy connection to any standard PC power supply. Depending on the maximum power available from each power connection, two power connections from the same power supply may be necessary to provide adequate power for 4 hard drives. When connecting the Disk Array as an External device, use one optional Serial ATA power adapter for every two drives. The Disk Array 5SA comes with three standard 4P power connectors and a pair of 15-pin SATA power connectors to provide sufficient power for five hard drives.



Serial ATA

Construction material
Aluminum on frame and drive drawer
Hard drive type
SATA, SATA II, or SAS hard drive for Disk Array 5SA and 4SA, SATA or SATA II hard drive for Disk Array 3SA
Number of drives
Disk Array 5SA: 1 - 5
Disk Array 4SA: 1 - 4
Disk Array 3SA: 1 - 3
MAX Data Transfer Rate
150 Mbytes/sec with SATA controller
300 Mbytes/sec with SATA II controller
Power connection
Two 15-pin SATA power connectors, two or three 4-pin PC power connectors
Serial ATA connection
Disk Array 5SA: five standard 7-pin SATA connectors
Disk Array 4SA: four standard 7-pin SATA connectors
Disk Array 3SA: three standard 7-pin SATA connectors
Over temp alarm setting
65 C, 60 C, 55 C
For temperature, individual hard drive, and cooling fan
For over temperature and fan failure condition
For each hard drive drawer
Hard Drive connection
Point to point, no cable required for installing hard drive into drive drawer
cooling system
8 cm cooling fan
Weight (with no hard drive)
Disk Array 5SA - 3.55 lb.
Disk Array 4SA - 3.25 lb.
Disk Array 3SA - 2.94 lb.
Dimensions (L x W x H)
5SA - 8.02 x 5.75 x 4.96 inches (204 x 146 x 126 mm)
4SA - 7.95 x 4.96 x 5.75 inches (202 x 126 x 146 mm)
3SA - 8.00 x 5.60 x 3.40 inches (203 x 142 x 86 mm)
File Systems
One Year

System requirement

  • PC/AT or Compatible System
  • Serial ATA ports
  • three free 5 1/4" drive bays in one stack for internal installation of the Disk Array 4SA and Disk Array 5SA
  • two free 5 1/4" drive bays in one stack for internal installation of the Disk Array 3SA
  • Pentium or greater
  • Minimum 32 MB RAM
  • 10 MB minimum free hard disk space

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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