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T5_R5-eSUF Five SATA tray-less hardware RAID5/JBOD

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Five SATA tray-less Hardware RAID5/JBoD Enclosure with Quad interface

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Introducing the first hardware Raid/JBoD* with Penta (5) host interfaces: USB3.0/USB2.0 (new), Firewire400, Firewire 800, and eSATA. The DAT Optic eBOX-eSUF formerly named T5_R5-eSUF is a five bay tray-less SATA high performance hardware Raid array that supports Raid 0/1/10/3/5/span/clone and / JBoD. A complete independent (driver-less from ANY OS) enclosure Raid system with embedded IOP, which when used does not tax host CPU, and minimizes host resource usage.

* Required PM ware eSATA host to see five in

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eBOX-eSUF - Key Features
  • Quiet, external RAID5 five SATA drive with Penta host interface: USB3.0/USB2.0, FireWire400, FireWire 800 and eSATA NEW
  • 15TB Raid volume (3TB HDD) - supports HDD greater than 2.0TB
  • 5x SATA drive as Raid levels: 0 / 1 / 3 / 5 / 10 / SPAN / CLONE and/or JBoD in ANY host interface (new function since Jan 2011)
  • Multiple RAID volumes (requires a SATA host supports PM ware)
  • Very fast: RAID5 sustained transferred rate over 250MB/sec Read or Write - (via eSATA and USB3.0)
  • Raid GUI or/and LCD display for easy control and management
  • Built-in high performance RAID storage processor to handle RAID engine
  • Staggered drive spin up - Hard Disk (Activity/Failed) LED chassis function
  • Email Notification of system status, HDD S.M.A.R.T., and error alarm
  • Automatic detect drive to rebuild degraded RAID
  • S.M.A.R.T array monitoring for hard drive status and reliability

DAT Optic introduces the first cost effective hardware Raid/JBoD five drive system with Penta Quad interfaces: USB3.0, USB2.0, FireWire400, FireWire800, and eSATA.

With our eBOX-eSUF, a 15TB (5x 3.0TB) protected, highly reliable, fast, hot-plug storage in a quiet tower can be realized, or five individual HDD via a SINGLE cable to USB, FireWire or eSATA host. To use it - just simply plug into USB3.0, USB2.0, FireWire400, FireWire800, or eSATA host port. There is no driver or additional software needed.

Flexible Configurations
There is no other enclosure that offers the same flexibility as our eBOX-eSUF. It can change HDD configuration in mere seconds. Since RAID meta-data resides in HDD set, end users can hot-swap the pre-configured HDD, therefore many configuration RAID sets can be used.

  • RAID5 - As storage capacity requirements increase, data storage without drive fault tolerance implement, potential of lost data, down time and lost revenue requirement also increases. Our eBOX-eSUF is RAID5 capable, if a HDD fails and a new HDD is inserted, the built-in RAID5 will able to reconstruct the BAD drive so the data stays intact.
  • JBoD - Just a Bunch of Drive, a perfect solution for weekly back up from Monday to Friday with eSATA, FireWire, or USB2.0 connections.
  • CLONE - Like Mirror mode, but instead 1:1 ratio, CLONE is a mirror 1:n (where n is any number up to five).

High Performance
eBOX-eSUF provides unparalleled level of reliability of protected data for users who demands high transfer rate performance at a fraction of the cost. Our eBOX-eSUF not only provides a highly reliable sustained data rate and protected data, but also a very fast transfer rate! The graphs below show how well the eBOX-eSUF is able to handle a real life scenario.

RAID 5 speed of ebox_r5 SATA RADI5 drive

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

RAID 5 speed of ebox_r5 SATA RADI5 drive with BlacK Magic test

Machine: Apple Mac Pro
eBOX-eSUFF + eSATA-PCIe8 (JBoD mode)
5x SATA II 7200.10 1.5GB HDD (Seagate AS) configured as RAID5

RAID 5 speed of ebox_r5 SATA RADI5 drive under Vista

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

Monitor and Report
Unlike other RAID systems in the market, eBOX-eSUF fully supports S.M.A.R.T. Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology. Simply use the LCD display to obtain the data or RAID GUI utility.

S.M.A.R.T monitoring

Email Notification
With a simple set up, our eBOX-eSUF can perform an email notification with selectability from information to critical events. This allows administrators to foresee error read/error write based on S.M.A.R.T feature of each individual HDD.

RAID50 T10HR50 Email Notification

Embedded RAID Advance Features
Embedded into its hardware RAID controller, the suspend mode and RAID rebuild priority setting functions, these allow end users to customize the configurations per their desire.

Suspend: Set the RAID array to sleep mode within specific idling timing, from 1 to 10922 min (half year or 182 days). Suspend mode will save electricity, make our eBOX-eSUF more environment friendly, and also prolonging the life of hard drives.

RAID Rebuilt Priority Setting:
Allow RAID engine to allocate more I/O CPU to rebuild a degrading RAID or concentrate I/O operating. This will affect the transfer rate when rebuild is needed.

RAID50 T10HR50

DirectAir tm
DirectAir tm forcing air directly into hard drives keep their temperature close to ambient, often resulting in removal of close to 100% heat dissipation. By keeping the hard drive cool, HDDs not only increase stability, but also prolong HDDs life and efficiency.


Save Time and Money
With the new patent connector, end users can use the hard disk just like 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 and money, and prolongs SATA HDDs due to NO SCRATCH connections.


First screen is an ordinary SATA connection
Click Next to see Patterned New and Improved SATA connection

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

  • Intuitive LCD controller panel
    LCD Control Panel

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

    LCD Control Panel

Other Features
eBOX-eSUF system RAID includes all other advanced technologies such as:

  • - Temperature sensing - to monitor and report internal ambient
  • - Patented bottom fan tray-less with 200% overate
  • - Driver Thermal control fan speed - to optimize the thermal versus fan noise

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Part Number eBOX-eSUF
Tray-less SATA RAID/JBoD Enclosure with eSATA, FireWire400/800, and USB3.0/2.0 interfaces
Physical Mount Space Up to five (5) SATA drives - support 3.0TB HDD
Operating System Any OS with SATA host support PM ware
RAID Features Supports JBoD and RAID function
RAID configuration may require RAID supported adapters
USB host connection may require our U2eSATA adapter
Drive Interface SATA up to five (5) drives
Cooling Direct Air scheme with Temperature Sensing allowing 24/7 operation
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 On/Off switch
1x FireWire400/800
1x USB3.0/2.0
1x eSATA
Power Supply 115-230VAC 50/60Hz; switch-able 320W Output Power
Weight 16.0lbs - 7.25Kg

Q Why only 2TB shows up in my Windows?
A In order to see over 3TB, the RAID volume needs to be partitioned as GPT. This option is only available in XP-64 and later.

Q Why when using FireWire or USB2.0 port, my system does not see the RAID volume?
A A jump cable from D to H needs to be in place, then the RAID volume will show up.


eBOX-eSUF User Guide

eBOX-eSUF LCD Quick Guide

eBOX-eSUF LCD Flow Guide


RAID GUI for Window V09.58

RAID GUI for MAC V0.9.58

RAID GUI for OpenSUSE 11.1

eBOX-eSUF Firmware 0.9.58

eBOX-eSUF Support Community

Five SATA tray-less Hardware RAID5/JBoD Enclosure with Quad interface