Z family eSATA and eSATA/USB combo drive enclosures

This Addonics Z family of drive enclosure is designed to accomodate practically any SATA storage device and turn them into an external storage with eSATA or USB connection capability. Come in choice of eSATA interface or combo eSATA/USB interface, any SATA hard drives or optical drive can be connected externally to computer via the high speed eSATA port or the convenience of the USB port that is available in variety of computers. With the addition of an optional IDE-SATA converter, IDE drive or ATAPAI optical drive can also be converted into an eSATA/USB external storge device.


Since external hard drive connected to eSATA port appears as an internal hard drive to the OS, the eSATA or the eSATA/USB combo models with a bootable hard drive inside can be used to boot up a computer, great for system rescue operation or computer sharing in training and various type of applications that require an external boot drive.
Constructed in full aluminum body for durability and effective heat dissipation for some of the high performance hard drives, these two drive enclosures provide ample space to accommodate even the large standard height DVD-RRW drive. These two drive enclosures are also designed to work with Addonics Mobile Rack II, the Snap-In Mobile Rack or the 2.5" hard drive disk array, and turn them into external fully hot swappable removable drive system.
Z Snap-In Mobile Rack - Z family enclosure with Snap-In SATA Mobile Rack installed
Product Features
  • Choice of eSATA/USB combo or eSATA interface
  • Sturdy aluminum construction
  • Compact size for convenient transportation
  • Compatible with SATA or SATA II hard drive and most optical devices including Blu-Ray devices
  • Support IDE and ATAPI devices when install with the optional IDE-SATA converter (part # ADIDESA)
  • Rear mount 40x40mm cooling fan
  • Plug and play
  • Stereo ear phone jack
  • Bootable under DOS (requires support from motherboard BIOS) using SATA or USB connection
  • Simple installation
  • OS Compatibility:
    • USB 2.0/1.1 - DOS, Windows 7, Vista, 2003, XP, 2000, Me, Mac OS X, Linux Kernel 2.4 and above, Solaris 8 10/00 or later release.
    • SATA - DOS, Windows NT4(SP6), Windows 7, Vista, 2003, XP, 2000, Me, Mac OS X, Linux Kernel 2.4 and above


Support drive type
3.5" SATA hdd, 2.5" SATA hdd and optical drive
with optional IDE - SATA converter - 3.5" IDE hdd, 2.5" IDE hdd (with adapter) and optical drive
Interface Type:

USB 2.0 (on the eSATA/USB combo enclosure only, eSATA enclosure requires optional eSATA - USB adapter)

Construction material:
Aluminum body
Power(Green) and Drive Activity(Red) LED
Audio jack
Stereo earphone jack
Supported OS
Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, DOS, Linux (Kernel 2.4 and above), Solaris 8, Mac OS X 10.4.x
(bundled software works under Windows OS only)
Power Supply:
100 / 240V AC/DC 12V / 5V 34 Watts Power Adapter (AAPAC12V-US)
Cooling system:
Rear mount 40x40 mm cooling fan
10.16 x 6.61 x 2.36 in.
(258 x 168 x 60 mm)
2.16lbs. (979g)
Storage Temperature:
Range: -30C to +60C
Operating Temperature:
Range: +5C to +40C
Storage Humidity:
5% to 90%
Operating Humidity:
5% to 95%
One Year


System Requirements

  • PC/AT or Compatible System
  • eSATA, USB, or Firewire port
  • Pentium II or Greater
  • Minimum 64 MB RAM
  • One of the Following Operating System:
    DOS, Windows 7, Vista, 2003, XP, 2000, Linux (Kernel 2.4 and above), Solaris 8, Mac OS X 10.4.and above

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Warranty: 1 Year Return to Base

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