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ONNTO Corporation ¡V External Storage Devices, enclosures, HDD case, RAID and NAS (USB 2.0, 1394, FireWire, eSATA)
DataTale 2-Bay RAID System
The DataTale 2-Bay RAID System is equipped with RAID functions of RAID 0, RAID 1, and JBOD. It can be connected to any host computer via the new SATA II (eSATA), USB, Firewire 400, and 800 interfaces. It works seamlessly with DataTale Portable HDD Enclosures as the Backup Kit.
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The DataTale 3.5-inch SATA HDD 2-Bay RAID System is the ideal choice for designers, architects, digital filmmakers, audio engineers and any user requiring safe data management from a space-saving external storage device. They will appreciate the Hot Swap and Hot Plug support available along with our SmartGuider's effortless drive swapping and easy plug-n-play connection. Anyone will be able to have a massive storage management support under most Windows and Mac System hosts!

IT-Tech Industry awarded the newly released DataTale RAID Line an excellence rating worldwide. The MacLife IT-Tech Magazine in Germany gave it a score of 5.5 out of 6 and was categorized as "Very Good", and HWM IT-Tech Magazine in Malaysia gave it 8.5 out of 10 and was categorized as "on the way of being the best!". The article stated, "You can have amazing performances based on personal demands at very reasonable prices! .... This and other factors combine to make the DataTale System perfect for high-powered execs or System Admin who handle critical data on a daily basis as it backs up data quickly and has a RAID backup system in place for double the safety."

User Friendly Installation
The DataTale 3.5-inch SATA HDD 2-Bay RAID System combined with the SmartGuider* allows for easy removal and insertion of HDDs. An optional HDD Soft Sleeve accessory offers extra protection from dust and dirt!
*Taiwan New Design Patent # M354309

Multiple Interfaces
The DataTale 3.5-inch SATA HDD 2-Bay RAID System comes with the key universal interfaces including: 1394a, 1394b, USB 2.0, and eSATA.

2TB+ Support Ready
The DataTale 3.5-inch SATA HDD 2-Bay RAID System is built with the latest chipset that supports 2TB+ HDDs.
Important Note: It is necessary and highly recommended to use the disk with "RAID" editions in order t avoid the compatibility problem.

Excellent Heat Dissipation
The System features an outstanding mechanical design and a rugged elegance of aluminum. The high quality, silent running fans in the DataTale 3.5-inch SATA HDD 2-Bay RAID System blow hot air from the bottom to the top while passing through the internal HDDs, dramatically enhancing internal air flow and efficiently cooling the high RPM SATA HDDs.

The DataTale RAID Systems are working hard in the server room.

  • Supports current SATA II compliant *HDDs, fully backward compatible with SATA 1.0 and SATA 1.0a compliant HDDs
  • *The "Desktop" editions of WD hard disks are not recommended. See
    Are there any limitations for SATA hard disks in RAID Systems
    in the "DataTale RAID System" section under Troubleshooting page
  • Appreciates Hot Plug support and effortless drive swapping
  • Allows easy HDD removal and insertion with the trayless SmartGuider design

  • Dissipates heat efficiently with aluminum housing
  • Enhances airflow with silent fans and mechanical designs
  • Prevents over-tightened HDDs with auto-limiting segmented screw
  • Configures RAID modes easily using switches, no IT expertise required
  • Simplifies RAID management, no software installation required
  • Provides RAID 0 (Striping), RAID 1 (Mirroring), and JBOD (Non RAID) for effective storage management
  • Extends connection flexibility to host with plug-n-play via High-Speed USB 2.0, eSATA, 1394a and 1394b ports
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    Connector eSATA x 1, USB 2.0 x 1, 1394a x 1, 1394b x 2
    HDD Support 3.5" SATA HDD*
    *Identical HDD recommended - same manufacturer, capacity and RPM
    RAID Mode RAID 0 (Striping), RAID 1 (Mirroring), and JBOD
    Data Transfer Speed eSATA: up to 3Gbit/sec;
    USB 2.0: up to 480Mbit/sec;
    1394a: up to 400Mbit/sec;
    1394b: up to 800Mbit/sec
    System Material Aluminum case with plastic parts
    LED Indicators Power / Connection / Health / Access / Rebuild
    Power Supply Input: AC 100~240V
    Output: DC +12V/2A, +5V/2A
    FAN Dimension: 80 x 80 x 10 mm x 1
    Speed: 1900 R.P.M +-10%
    Noise: 17.13 dB(A) max
    Dimension 126 (L) x 138 (W) x 213 (H) MM
    Weight (without HDD) 1.35 KGS
    Certification CE, FCC
    This unit got the 4 and half stars in overall!
    The unit itself is smart and very well constructed, and is reasonably quiet in operation. It comes highly recommended by PC Adviser's editors with 4 and half stars in overall. Tested in the PC Adviser in 2010/10.

    A simple but efficiently designed external RAID for those handling critical data
    After trying out DataTale� 2-bay RAID System we were wondering what other external backup device would come our way...tested in the HWM in 2009/04.

    An Exquisitely-designed External RAID Unit
    The intricate white-colored and aluminium casing combined with the vertical position design give the Unit a sophiscated feel, and match perfectly next to a MAC. ...tested in the MacWelt in 2009/07.
    • DataTale 2-Bay HDD Enclosure
    • USB cable
    • eSATA cable
    • 1394a cable
    • 1394b cable
    • External power supply
    • HDD Screws x 8
    • Spare HDD screws x 2
    • Handles x 2
    • Quick start guide