News | March 24, 2006

Addonics Announces JBOD Product Family For Multi-Terabyte Storage Solutions

Addonics Technologies (www.addonics.com) today announced several new additions to its family of JBOD products, which allows users to build multi-terabyte external storage solutions with USB 2.0, SATA or SCSI interfaces.

The Addonics JBOD USB 2.0 adapter allows users to easily build a terabyte storage solution via the USB 2.0 interface. It has been designed to mount easily inside the Addonics Storage Tower drive enclosure or any multi-bay SCSI drive enclosure.

The JBOD USB 2.0 adapter supports up to four 3.5" IDE hard drives via a single high speed USB 2.0 connection. The four drives can be configured as four individual hard drives or as two or a single massive hard drive using the JBOD setting (a feature, which combines all four drives into one large capacity hard drive).

The Addonics JBOD USB 2.0 adapter (Model AD4IDEU2) has a MSRP of $59 and is compatible with Windows XP, 2000 and 2003.

Addonics 5x1 eSATA Port Multiplier Connects up to 20 Hard Drives
The Addonics 5X1 eSATA Port Multiplier combines up to five SATA hard drives into one eSATA connection. The five hard drives can be configured as RAID 5, RAID 0, RAID 1, no RAID or JBOD when the Port Multiplier is connected to Addonics RAID5 host controllers. When combined with Addonics 4-Port RAID5 eSATA controller, users can externally attach up to 20 SATA hard drives to their computer with just one controller. List price of the 5X1 eSATA Port Multiplier (Model AD5SAPM-E) is $89. The Port Multiplier also fits perfectly inside the Addonics Storage Tower or any multi-bay SCSI enclosure.

Dual Port IDE-SCSI Adapter Attaches Two 2 IDE Hard Drives to a SCSI Bus
The new Addonics Dual Port IDE to SCSI adapters enables two IDE hard drives to be used transparently like SCSI hard drives using one SCSI ID. The two drives can be configured to operate as two individual drives or combined into one large hard drive with the JBOD feature, which allows users to build a terabyte SCSI storage solution using two low cost 500 GB IDE hard drives. The LVD160 SCSI interface of the Dual Port IDE to SCSI adapter also supports maximum data transfer up to 160 MB/sec. The solution works with all Windows operating systems.

The dual port adapter (Model AD2IDESC) has a list price of $109.

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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