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Thunderbolt Hardware Raid/JBoD Five (5) SATA Bay

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The DAT Optic eBOX-T1 is a NEW A hardware RAID desktop solution. It is a high performance five Serial-ATA (SATA) drive hardware RAID0/1/3/5/10/CLONE/SPAN and JBoD* enclosure. A driver less stand alone RAID system that is independent of any OS with Thunderbolt. *JBoD: Just a Bunch of Drive - host system sees five individual drives - We do not mislead end users by labeling BIG/SPAN as JBoD.

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eBOX-T1 - Key Features
  • Quiet, external RAID5 five SATAI, II, III drives with Thunderbolt host connections
  • RAID stand-by from 00:01 to 03:00 time-out to save energy and increase life span of the array
  • No driver required for MAC, Windows, Linux, hot plug capable
  • 5x SATAI, II, III drive as RAID levels: 0 / 1 / 3 / 5 / 10 / JBoD /BIG(SPAN) CLONE
  • Very fast: RAID five up to 250MB/sec Read or Write
  • 10 Gbps Thunderbolt, simultaneous bi-directional, transfers over a single cable
  • RAID GUI support MAC, Windows, and Linux or/and LCD display for easy control and management
  • Built-in high performance RAID storage processor, PROM and SRAM for RAID engine
  • Supports HHDs greater than 2.0 TB drive - (4TB tested)
  • Staggered drive spin up - Hard Disk (Activity/Failed) LED chassis function
  • Email Notification of system, HDD S.M.A.R.T status
  • Automatic detect drive to rebuild degraded RAID
  • S.M.A.R.T array monitoring for hard drive status and reliability
  • Made in the USA

DAT Optic introduces the first hardware RAID/JBoD desktop system offering Thunderbolt interface. A versatile, cost-effective, highly reliable and fast data transfer rate RAID/JBoD solution. In a quiet three times over-rated 400W power supply tower with five SATAI, II, III tray-less bays featuring DirectAirtm technology coupling with stand-alone (driver-less) hardware RAID engine.

eBOX-T1 is a must have solution for FAST, HIGH RELIABILITY, QUIET and easy to manage storage.

eBOX-R5 Set Up from Tony Mottley on Vimeo

As storage capacity requirements increase, using data storage without drive fault tolerance implemented, potential of lost data, down time and lost revenue become greater. Our eBOX-T1 offers hardware RAID5 with or without hot-spare, if a HDD fails and a new HDD is inserted (hot insert) the built-in RAID engine will be able to reconstruct the BAD drive so the data stays intact. If hot spare is utilized, eBOX-TeSU will automatically add and rebuild the array with hot spare without user intervention.

Support TrueCrypt
For sensitive data, end users can now encrypt entire file volume with our eBOX-T+TrueCrypt. Our eBOX-T1 has been tested with TrueCrypt in Linux, MAC, and Winows. eBOX-T1 transfers over 200MB/sec with encrypted files, thanks to embedded IO processor in our controller to minimize usage of host CPU.

To use TrueCrypt in MAC, Windows, and Linux please click here

High Performance and Easy to Use
eBOX-T1 provides unparalleled high reliability and ease of use of protected data for users who demand high transfer rates performance at a fraction of the cost and no technical jargon.

The screen capture images below show how well the eBOX-T is able to handle a real life scenario.

 RAID5 enclosure eSATA host - eBOX-R5 MAC Pro speed test in AjA Kona

Machine: Apple Mac Pro
eBOX-T1 + eSATA-PCIe8 (JBoD mode)
5x SATA II 7200.10 1.00GB HDD (Seagate AS) configured as RAID5

 RAID5 enclosure eSATA host - eBOX-R5 MAC Pro speed test in Black Magic

Machine: Apple Mac Pro
5x SATA II 7200.10 1.5GB HDD (Seagate AS) configured as RAID5

Here is the test result in Windows environment.

eBOX-R5 test speed under Windows OS

Machine: Window Vista - Duo Core 2.53GHz, 2.0GB DDR2, Vista 32
eBOX-T1 + eSATA-PCIe8 (JBoD mode)
5x SATA II 7200.10 1.00GB HDD (Seagate AS) configured as RAID5

Easy RAID Management
eBOX-T1 system RAID management can be accessed in multiple ways:

  • Intuitive LCD controller panel
    RAID5 enclosure eSATA host - eBOX-R5  LCD Control Panel

  • RAID set up and management can be accessed via Web GUI. This method allows both local and remote control, configuration, and monitoring of RAID status.

    LCD Control Panel

Monitor and Report
Unlike other RAID systems in the market, eBOX-T1 fully supports email notification and S.M.A.R.T. Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.

Here is the report of a HDD based on S.M.A.R.T. These features can also be accessed with the use of its LCD display.

RAID GUI reports S.M.A.R.T

With RAID GUI, end users can specify an event, a warning, or a notification being sent via specific email. Here is an email configuration screen:

eBOX-R5 Email notification

DirectAirtm forces air directly into hard drives keep their temperature close to ambient, often resulting in removing close to 100% heat dissipation. By keeping the hard drives cool, HDDs not only have increased stability, but also prolongs the HDDs' life and efficiency.

MR105 tray-less with DirectAir technology

Designed for the Studio,and Office Office
Ultra-quiet - DirectAirtm technology removes heat a lot more efficiently then conventional convection, therefore the fan does not have to spin in high RPM, making the eBOX-T THE choice for editing and recording video/audio studios who can not allow the addition of any noise within the critical and creative listening environment.

Tray-less, Saves Time and Money
With the new patent connector, end users can use the hard disk just like how compact discs or floppy disks are being used. There is no tool or hard drive tray required, just the hard drive itself. It saves time, money and prolongs SATA HDDs due to NO SCRATCH connections.


Click Next to see Patterned New and Improved SATA connection.

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- JBoD: Just a Bunch of Drive - host system sees five individual drives - We do not mislead end users by labeling BIG/SPAN as JBoD.

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Part Number eBOX-T1
TB 5x SATA I/II Hadrware RAID/JBoD Enclosure
Physical Mount Space Up to five (5) SATA I/II/III drives
Supports HDDs greater than 2TB
Operating System Any OS with Thunderbolt (TB)
RAID Features Support JBoD and RAID functions
RAID level: 0, 1, 3, 5, 10, big (span), clone + hot spare
Drive Interface SATA I, II, III up to five (5) drives
Cooling and Fan Noise Direct Air scheme with Temperature Sensing and email notification allowing 24/7 operation
Fan noise typical 20dBA
Operating Temperature 0 oC to 50 oC
Operating Humidity 5% to 95% non-condensing
Dimensions 30.5cm x 19.0 cm x 41.9cm (12" x 7.5" x 16.5") (H X W X D)
Connectors 2x Universal AC Plug
1x Power connector
1x TB (thunderbolt) connector
1x On/Off switch
Power Supply 115-230VAC 50/60Hz; switch-able 400W Output Power
Weight 16.0lbs - 7.25Kg

*JBoD mode only support in eSATA and USB3.0 - eSATA host must be PM technology support.
JBoD: Just a Bunch of Drive - host system sees five individual drives - We do not mislead end users by labeling BIG/SPAN as JBoD.

Thunderbolt Hardware Raid/JBoD Five (5) SATA Bay