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Norco Technologies 5-Bay Tower eSATA RAID Storage Disk Array (DS-500E)

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Tower, 5 hot swappable SATA drive bays, 2-port eSATA PCIe host interface card and eSATA cable included, supports RAID 0, 1, 5 (Windows only) and JBOD configurations.
  • MacMall Part #: 7267010 
  • Manufacturer Part #: DS-500E 
  • Platform: Universal 

NORCO DS-500E external SATA (eSATA) Storage Array RAID Subsystem with built-in Port Multiplier and eSATA host interface, supports both 1.5 Gb/s and 3Gb/s Serial ATA transfer rates.

Connected to a eSATA PCIe card, this subsystem gives your more than 5 times the data transfer speed of an average Network-attached storage (NAS) and massive hard drive space capability. It supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 0+1, JBOD functions, providing a protected, easy to manage, cost effective storage solution.


– RAID 0, 1, 0+1 and 5 to protect data and ensure accessibility
– Self-healing storage with auto-rebuild and hot spare functions
– Hard drive temperature monitoring and alarm system
– Plug and play; Easy to setup and manage; Host controller included
– Operating system independent, supports Windows, Linux, MAC
– Hot-swappable drive trays to enable adding hard drive and capacity as needed
– Multi-port host adapter to connect and manage multiple external storage arrays
– Supports five SATA/SATA II hard drives (not included); Combined capacity up to 5+ TB
– Five hot-swappable SATA hard drive trays with special designed power-off and lock mechanism to take offsite as a safe backup
– Over 5 times faster average NAS system; Supports High Definition video stream (RAID0 mode); Sustained data transfer throughput up to 120 Mbytes/sec

Technical Specifications:

– Capacity: 5TB+
– Host Interface: eSATA, 3Gb/s
– Sustained Transfer Rates: Up to 120MB/s*
– Supported RAID Levels: RAID 0, 1, 5, 0+1, JBOD
– Power Consumption: 150W Max (with 5 drives)
– Maximum Storage Capacity: 5+ TB

OS Support

– Windows 2000, XP, 2003 (RAID0, 1, 0+1, 5, JBOD)
– Mac OS X 10.4.x or later (JBOD, RAID0, RAID10 via OS)
– Linux (RAID via OS)

Note - The peak DS-500E data transfer rate descried is based on a five SATA II drive setup in a RAID 0 configuration; Average NAS system data transfer speed is based on 20Mbytes/sec.

Technical Specs

Details - Power Connection: 110V to 240V AC, 50/60Hz<br>- Dimensions: 6.75" x 9.5" x 11"
Additional Information
Package Contents - DS-500E RAID system tower, Five SATA II drive trays, One external SATA II cable, Utilities CD-ROM with User Manual, One eSATA PCIe (SiI3124) controller, Screws for hard drive mounting
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