Imagine ejecting your hard drive, just like an old floppy disc, and then pop in a new multi-gigabyte hard drive without rebooting. The Snap-in SATA Mobile Rack from Addonics Technologies does just that.
Swapping Hard Drives is a "Snap" With New Addonics Snap -In SATA Mobile Rack
SAN JOSE, CA - Addonics Technologies has made swapping hard drives a snap with its Snap -In SATA Mobile Rack, a removable hard drive system that allows easy hot swapping of 3.5 -inch SATA hard drives.
The Addonics Snap -In SATA Mobile Rack installs in minutes in any 5 ¼ -inch drive bay. It allows hard drives to be hot swapped by simply ejecting them and snapping in a new hard drive.
Users just need to open the Mobile Rack drive door, and the hard drive will be automatically ejected from the Snap -In SATA Mobile Rack for easy removal. Slide a new hard drive inside the Mobile Rack; close the door and the newly -installed hard drive will immediately make a power and data connection to the system.
Changing hard drives with the Snap -in SATA Mobile Rack is just as easy as installing a floppy disc in an old system. The advantage is that users can now hot swap multi -gigabyte hard drives versus the 1.44MBs of an older floppy.
Constructed in a stainless steel frame, the hard drive inside the Snap -in Mobile Rack rests on isolated mounts to minimize drive damage from vibration and shock. The back of the Snap -In Mobile Rack is equipped with a cooling fan to provide efficient air flow from the front through the back. The front bezel includes both power and drive access LEDs. The drive door is equipped with a key lock that also turns on the power when the drive is securely locked in place
The solution supports any 3.5 -inch SATA hard drive with point -to -point connection (no cables to connect each hard drive loaded into the rack). Drives are fully hot swappable with no need to power down the system.
In addition, Addonics offers a series of optional converter boards, which attach to the back of the Mobile Rack. The Snap -In SATA Mobile Rack can then be interfaced into any computer via the IDE, USB, or SCSI interface. With the addition of external power adapter and eSATA cable, the Snap -In Mobile Rack can also be installed as an external device with eSATA or USB connection to any computer.
The list price of the Addonics Snap -in SATA Mobile Rack is $26.95. The MSRP with USB 2.0 interface is $ 49.95; $ 47.95 with IDE interface, and $129.95 with LVD160 SCSI interface.
Addonics products are available through the company online store www.shopaddonics.com, major catalog companies, resellers, VARs and distributors, including Amazon.com, PC Connection, CDW, Buy.com, Provantage.com, Insight, and Ingram Micro.
Addonics Technologies Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets a broad line of external and mobile storage products. Addonics is headquartered at 2466 Kruse Drive, San Jose, CA 95131, Phone: 408 -433 -3899. Visit Addonics at www.addonics.com
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