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ONNTO Corporation – External Storage Devices, enclosures, HDD case, RAID and NAS (USB 2.0, 1394, FireWire, eSATA)
DataTale 4-Bay RAID System
The DataTale 4-Bay RAID System is equipped with RAID functions of RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 5+HotSpare, and RAID 0+1. 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 4-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 plug-n-play connection. Anyone will be able to have massive storage management support under most Windows and Mac System hosts.
*Taiwan New Design Patent # M394305

The IT-Tech Industry recently 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 was categorized as "Very Good", while the HWM IT-Tech Magazine in Malaysia gave it an 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 4-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.

Multiple Interfaces
The DataTale 3.5-inch SATA HDD 4-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 4-Bay RAID System is built with the latest chipset that support 2TB+ HDDs.
Important Note: It is necessary and highly recommended to use the disk with "RAID" editions in order to avoid the compatibility problem.

Excellent Heat Dissipation
The System features an outstanding mechanical design and rugged aluminum elegance. The high quality, silent running fans in the DataTale 3.5-inch SATA HDD 4-Bay RAID System blow hot air from bottom to 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

  • Features a trayless function with the SmartGuider*

  • Makes the entire Unit an efficient channel for heat dissipation and maximizes airflow with low-dB fans, aluminum housing, and upright mechanical design

  • Prevents over-tightened HDDs with auto-limiting segmented screws

  • Monitors system status via LED Indicators (power, connection, health, access, rebuild, and RAID Alert)

  • Configures RAID modes easily using switches, no IT expertise required

  • Simplifies RAID management, no software installation required

  • Provides robust storage management under RAID 0 (Striping), RAID 1 (Mirroring), RAID 5, RAID 0+1, and optional HotSpare
  • Note: JBOD (None RAID) mode is not provided.
  • Supports both on-line & off-line Automatic Rebuild

  • 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), RAID 5, RAID 5+HotSpare, RAID 0+1
    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 / RAID Alert
    Power Supply Input: AC 100~240V
    Output: DC +12V/5A
    FAN Dimension: 80 x 80 x 10 mm x 2
    Speed: 1900 R.P.M +-10%
    Noise: 17.13 dB(A) max
    Dimension 210 (L) x 138 (W) x 213 (H) MM
    Weight (without HDD) 2.3 KGS
    Certification CE, FCC
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    A cute icon for your desktop!
    This update is to enhance disk-roaming function, and improve drops in transfer data speed. Please update this firmware for Windows XP or Vista in 32-bit systems.
    As the "Most-recommended" product line of the century, We are here to proudly announce that DataTale謅� has been listed twice on the C.A.S.H. List! The DataTale謅� 4-Bay RAID System is named under "Disk Storage" category of the C.A.S.H. List for its reliable technology and durable unit! ....The Computer Audiophile in 2010/03.
    DataTale謅� can be a very good buy!
    DataTale謅� 4-bay gives good flexibility in regards of interfaces and ok performance looking at the price. The performance ain't great with RAID 5, but when looking on the other features and the price it still is a very good product..........tested in the PC World Norway in 2009/10.
    An 8TB External RAID Hard Disk for Handling Huge Amounts of Critical Data
    Datatale謅�'s 4-Bay RAID System still looks like it belongs next to a high end desktop system or Mac with its great design aesthetics........tested in the HWM in 2009/06.
    VERY GOOD for MacLife Hardware Short Test
    The RAID Systems work solidly and can deliver an impressive data transfer speed at a high level. Apart from that, the systems look absolutely great. You can simply have an amazing performance according to personal demand at a very reasonable price....tested in the MacLife in 2009/05.
  • DataTale 4-Bay RAID System
  • USB cable
  • eSATA cable
  • 1394a cable
  • 1394b cable
  • External power supply
  • HDD Screws x 16
  • Spare HDD screws x 4
  • Handles x 4
  • Quick start guide