MD4 U3e

As of December 1, 2015, the MD4 U3e has been discontinued and this model is no longer being manufactured, sold or maintained.

The MD4 U3e was a 1U 19" rack-mount chassis with built-in hardware RAID designed for up to four 3.5" hard disk drives. It featured a hot swap rack and a dual interface with eSATA and USB 3.0.

There is no replacement for this model and there are currently no alternative rack-mount chassis available from AKiTiO.

 

 


 

MD4 U3e

High quality 4-Bay rack mount chassis engineered to perform, not only for speed but also to maximize the storage capacity and secure your data. This industrial enclosure is designed to house up to four 3.5" SATA hard drives and provides efficient passive heat dissipation, plus extra powerful rear fans to keep your hard drives cool during long hours of operation. Advanced RAID technology provides extra protection for all your valuable data content and the hot swap rack allows easy replacement for faulty drives.

Features

  • Configurable hardware RAID controller (Non-RAID, SPAN, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10)
  • Fully hardware accelerated RAID engine (rebuild speed 200GB/hour)
  • RAID 5 write-back cache to enhance performance
  • eSATA connection supports SATA II Gen2i/m specification with 3.0Gbps data rates
  • Complies with USB 3.0 specifications
  • Externally accessible "Hot Swap" removable rack

Images

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Resources

Specifications

Model No. MD4 U3e
Part No. MD4-SU3JS-AKTU
Certifications
  • CE
  • FCC
Warranty
  • 2-year limited warranty
Case material
  • Width: 19"
  • Height: 1U
  • Material: Anodized sheet metal
Application
  • Up to four 3.5" SATA-I, SATA-II or SATA-III hard drives
  • Capacity 80GB - 6TB per HDD
  • For RAID 0/1/5/10, hard drives of identical capacity are recommended
RAID mode
  • Non-RAID
  • SPAN
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 10
Interface/Ports
  • 1x eSATA port
  • 1x USB 3.0 SuperSpeed port (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
Data transfer
  • eSATA up to 3Gbps (300MB/s)
  • USB 3.0 up to 5Gbps (625MB/s)
  • USB 2.0 up to 480Mbps (60MB/s)
System requirements (PC)
  • eSATA: Windows XP or above
  • USB 3.0: Windows XP or above
  • USB 2.0: Windows XP or above
  • Your hardware device must have the correct corresponding port (e.g. USB 3.0, USB 2.0 or PCI card)
  • eSATA Plug and Play support required for eSATA host controller
System requirements (Mac)
  • eSATA: Mac OS 10.4 or above
  • USB 3.0: Mac OS 10.7 or above
  • USB 2.0: Mac OS 10.2 or above
  • Your hardware device must have the correct corresponding port (e.g. USB 3.0, USB 2.0 or PCI card)
  • eSATA Plug and Play support required for eSATA host controller
System environment
  • Operating Temperature: 5°C ~ 35°C
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C ~ 60°C
  • Relative Humidity: 5% ~ 95% (non-condensing)
Power supply
  • Internal power supply (UL, TUV, CE, BSMI, FCC approved)
  • Protection: OVP, Short
  • Input: AC 90-260V, 50Hz/60Hz
  • Output: DC +5V/12A, +12V/14A, 220W
Fan noise level
  • 20.0 dB(A)
Dimensions (LxWxH)
  • 43cm x 42cm x 4.3cm
Package contents
  • MD4 chassis (HDD not included)
  • eSATA cable
  • USB 3.0 cable
  • User manual
Carton/Packing
  • Retail Box Size: 55cm x 52.8cm x 16cm (1pc per box)
Remarks
  • In order for the computer to access volumes larger than 2TB, both the hardware and Operating System need to support large volumes (e.g.: Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Mac OS 10.4 and above).
  • When the Non-RAID mode is used, the host controller needs to support the port multiplier function in order for the computer to see more than only one volume.