Ruby 6G external hard drive kit with eSATAp cable and set of power tips. For 2.5" SATA I / II / III HDD/SSD. Black aluminum casing. Shock and vibration resistant. Include 5V power adapter

The Ruby ExDrive Kit features the new generation of eSATA hard drive enclosures using native eSATA interface for the highest possible performance. The Ruby drive enclosure, small enough to fit easily in the palm of your hand, is designed to protect your hard drive against rough handling and vibration with a light weight cast aluminum housing and patented drive cushion to absorb shock up to a 3 foot drop. The Ruby drive enclosure incorporates the SATA direct interface design that provides an eSATA connector for high speed eSATA interface, as well as an additional SATA connector for using as a removable drive cartridge via an optional Ruby drive cradle installed inside a 3.5" drive bay of any computer.

Designed for accommodating any 2.5" SATA hard drive up to 9.5mm height, the Ruby ExDrive can connect to any system via eSATA, eSATAp (eSATA USB combo port) or USB 3.0 interface. Cable options are available to enable the Ruby ExDrive to be powered directly from eSATAp or USB port. With the new 6G drive enclosure, the Ruby ExDrive supports reliable connection of any 6G SATA III hard drive and ensures maximum data throuput. Drives contained inside the durable and heat-resistant Ruby enclosure is even capable of booting Operating Systems through an eSATA port on a motherboard or add-in card.

Anatomy of the Ruby drive enclosure
The Ruby ExDrive kit can connect to standard eSATA port, eSATA / USB hybrid port (EUHP) that appears on many new Notebook systems, USB 3.0 or 2.0 port using an optional USB 3.0 - eSATAp adapter. Depending on the implementation by the Notebook manufacturer, the eSATA performance can be as fast as 6 Giga bits per sec, almost 15 times the speed of USB 2.0.
Power and data via a single eSATA cable (power over eSATA)
By connecting to the eSATA / USB hybrid port (EUHP) with the Addonics eSATAp cable, the Ruby ExDrive can be directly powered from the Notebook with high speed eSATA connection - the combination of true portability and fastest drive performance similar to internal hard drive. The Ruby ExDrive can also be directly powered from USB port when using the Addonics eSATAp cable in conjunction with the USB3.0 - eSATAp adapter.
Product features
  • Connection options and summary
connecting port
maximum throughput
power and data over one cable
bootable externally
optional adapter
eSATA USB Hybrid port (EUHP)
eSATA III - 6 Gbps
Yes, using the bundled Addonics universal eSATAp cable Yes No
eSATA port eSATA III - 6 Gbps No, require separate USB power cable or power adapter Yes No
USB 3.0 port 5 Gbps Yes, using the bundled Addonics universal eSATAp cable Depending on OS and system BIOS support Yes, requires Addonics USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter
USB 2.0 port 0.48 Gbps Yes, using the bundled Addonics universal eSATAp cable Depending on OS and system BIOS support Yes, requires Addonics USB 3.0 - eSATA adapter
  • Stylish and rugged black anodized aluminum
  • Compact size - fits inside a pocket
  • Light weight
  • Shock proof - up to 3 feet damage protection for the hard drive
  • Support maximum drive height of 9.5mm
  • 6G enclosure for SATA III HDD/SSD*
  • Support full SATA 3.0 speed of 6 Gbps when connecting to eSATA port supporting such speed
  • Connect to following ports:
  • BUS powered (powered directly with one data cable connection) from EUHP or USB port using Addonics Universal eSATAp cable (included in certain models)
  • Use as a drive cartridge in the Ruby Drive Cartridge system.
  • Hard drive connectors are isolated by a SATA direct bridge from wear and tear in removable drive application
  • Use it like a VHS cassette in the Ruby Drive Cartridge System.
  • Support large hard drive beyond 137G with single partition.
  • LED for both power and drive access
  • OS support in external hard drive mode
    • eSATA - DOS, Windows 95, NT(SP6), 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, Mac, Linux and Solaris
    • USB 3.0 - Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8
    • USB 2.0 - Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, Mac, Linux and Solaris

* When using 6G hard drive or SSD, the standard Ruby enclosure may encountered connectivity problem or degraded data transfer with some drives in combination with certain computers. The 6G drive enclosure or Ruby drive kit is recommended when installing 6G HDD/SSD. In the Drive Cartridge application, the Ruby drive cradle (the unit that mounts inside the drive bay) will also needs to be the 6G version in order to have reliable connection and maximum data throughput.

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