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Promise SmartStor DS4600 High Performance Quad Interface RAID 5 Direct Attached Storage (DS4600)

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Promise's first foray into Direct Attached Storage (DAS) for Consumer, SOHO and Small Business segments. It has 4 interfaces which includes USB 2.0 (1x), eSATA 3G (1x), Firewire 400 (1x) and Firewire 800 (2x). For Mac and Windows computers.
  • MacMall Part #: 7866538 
  • Manufacturer Part #: DS4600 
  • UPC: 662705198170 
  • Platform: Universal 

SmartStor DS4600
4-Bay Hot-swappable Direct Attached Storage
Are you comfortable storing your valuable data and digital content on a single hard disk? If and when you hard disk crashes, all of your valuable data and or digital contents will be LOST. The SmartStor DS4600 is a “cutting edge” Consumer, Professional, SOHO/SMB and Enthusiasts class high performance high capacity quad interface storage enclosure. Whether you need high performance storage for audio/video or need mass capacity for backup and storage of digital media, the SmartStor DS4600 is the perfect Direct Attached Storage Enclosure for you.

Multiple connectivity options

SmartStor DS4600 delivers high performance with four high-speed interfaces including eSATA, FireWire 400, FireWire 800 and High-Speed USB. SmartStor DS4600 is an ideal solution for Home backup, SOHO/SMB backup, Storage Expansion on PC/Mac and Multimedia Professionals in need of high performance for power applications such as Apples Final Cut, Adobe Photoshop and 3D Studio Max. Technology Enthusiasts can utilize SmartStor DS4600 to store Music and Video for playback using SmartNAVI Media Player or any Media Player on the client system.

Advanced and Reliable data backup Solution

SmartStor DS4600 is a next generation backup solution with support for up to 4 hard drivers in RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10. Proven Promise RAID technology ensures your data will be available for access anytime. With SmartSync feature in SmartNAVI, users can backup the data to DS4600 immediately or enable the schedule backup at anytime you like.

High Performance for your Multimedia needs

  • Excellent Media Streaming Performance
    SmartStor DS4600 is designed to meet the demands of professionals in the Digital Media space who crave performance and storage for Final Cut, Photoshop, 3D Studio Max and other power applications.

  • Media Center
    Media Center enables you to manage and play your music and video files stored on the SmartStor DS4600. Simply select the file you wish to play and “enjoy”.

  • Photo Album
    Photo Album empowers you with the ability to create your own flash based photo albums.

Easy set up and initialization

Setting up the SmartStor DS4600 is quite easy. Install the hard disks into the supplied drive carrier rails, insert the disks into the enclosure and connect the SmartStor DS4600 to your Mac, PC, Server, or Laptop. You dont need to worry about device driver installations or other complex configurations.

One Touch Configuration
Insert your hard drives in the DS4600, press and hold the One Touch Configuration button on the front of the DS4600 for 3 seconds to automatically create an array.
Then format the array using Disk Utility under Mac OS X or Disk Management under Windows and you are finished with setup, ready to store data.

Compatible with Time Machine

Connect SmartStor DS4600 to your Mac for use with Apples Time machine to backup your critical system files, applications, data files, music, pictures, videos and more.

Ultra Quiet and Green
SmartStor DS4600 complies with the RoHS standard, which means the SmartStor DS4600 is eco-friendly always keeping the environment in mind. The Standby feature of the SmartStor DS4600 allows hard drives to spin-down
reducing power consumption during periods of inactivity. Thanks to the new enclosure design, system noise generated by the fan is no longer a concern.

Technical Specs

Device Type Hard drive array
Installed Devices / Modules Qty 0
Supported Devices / Modules Qty 4
Supported Drives SATA-300
Max Supported Capacity 6 TB
HDD Array External Interface FireWire 800, USB 2.0, SATA 3Gb/s, FireWire 400
Storage Controller
Type RAID ( FireWire / FireWire 800 / USB 2.0 / eSATA-300 )
Interface Type SATA 3Gb/s
Data Transfer Rate 300 MBps
Supported Devices Disk array (RAID)
RAID Level RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10
Hard Drive
Type HDD - hot-swap
Capacity 0
Interface Type SATA 3Gb/s
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Bays 4 (total) / 4 (free) - 3.5" - hot-swap
Interfaces 1 x eSATA 3Gb/s - 7 pin external Serial ATA ¦ 1 x FireWire ¦ 1 x FireWire 800 - 9 pin FireWire 800 ¦ 1 x USB 2.0 - 4 pin USB Type B
Compliant Standards RoHS
Power Device Internal power supply
Voltage Required AC 120/230 V - 50/60 Hz
Power Provided 100 Watt
Dimensions & Weight
Width 6 in
Depth 9.1 in
Height 7.4 in
Weight 5.51 lbs
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature 41 °F
Max Operating Temperature 95 °F
Humidity Range Operating 10 - 85%
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Promise SmartStor DS4600 High Performance Quad Interface RAID 5 Direct Attached Storage (DS4600)

Promise's first foray into Direct Attached Storage (DAS) for Consumer, SOHO and Small Business segments. It has 4 interfaces which includes USB 2.0 (1x), eSATA 3G (1x), Firewire 400 (1x) and Firewire 800 (2x). For Mac and Windows computers.

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