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Addonics Computer Drive Enclosures and Docks

Addonics makes enclosures that suit a wide variety of needs. Whether you're building a SATA RAID or just want to use an internal drive the same way you would an external one, there may be an Addonics hard drive adapter that will work for you.

What removable storage media types does the Addonics Pocket mount?

Any type of removable storage that fits into a standard interface slot is mountable. This includes several types of cartridge devices that wouldn't normally be able to fit directly into a workstation. Any of the following formats should interface without issue.

  • 2.5 inch SSD and HDD
  • mSATA
  • CompactFlash Card
  • M2 Card
  • CFast Card
Do Addonics RAID towers come with snap-in brackets?

All Addonics drive towers are available with a special snap-in bracket adapter that allows standard storage devices to be plugged into the frame. There is no need to connect any type of additional frame if you want to use the stock equipment. This makes it easy to change out a hard drive whenever the array is unmounted. Volumes can be mounted and unmounted from the system software's control panel without disturbing the frame.

How will a computer interface with the Addonics connector?

Addonics has carefully designed all of their adapters to be neutral. Whether working with FireWire, USB, SuperSpeed, or other technologies, system software will view connected storage as a regular block device. External hard drives with the master-boot record or GPT technologies can also be partitioned. When building an array of SSD cards, formats typically used in other arrays can be utilized.

How does an external controller card work with Addonics bays?

There is no need for any kind of external controller card as long as the system software has been updated. Most implementations of Windows, Linux, and OS X will detect an eSATA drive through the USB interface like other standard devices. If a machine that has the UEFI limitation that won't allow the mounting of large volumes is being utilized, then this solution is an easy way to bypass this limitation. USB connectors aren't limited by anything in the BIOS.

How could you add peripheral devices to a network stack?

If a PCIe network card is available, then you have everything that is needed to begin. The manufacturer's enclosures will work over a network interface. The same goes for those working with iSCSI adapters. In this case, however, the volume must be attached to a machine that runs the prerequisite networking software. You could also network a CDFS volume if you wanted to share what was on it.

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