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Taurus Super-S3 LCM

As of July 29, 2016, the Taurus Super-S3 LCM has been discontinued and this model is no longer being manufactured, sold or maintained.

The Taurus Super-S3 LCM was a dual-bay RAID storage enclosure with a versatile interface, including eSATA, FireWire 400, FireWire 800 and USB 3.0. It could house two 3.5-inch SATA drives setup in RAID 0 or RAID 1.

The closest alternative is the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual with USB 3.2 (5Gb/s) + eSATA.

 

 


 

Taurus Super-S3 LCM

When it comes to raw power there is nothing that beats the dual-bay Taurus. This multi-bay hard drive enclosure is built strong and rugged, offering more than enough capacity to store all your digital media files. Not only that, but the Taurus can also back up and secure all of your data thanks to RAID protection. Great performance, great protection and great looks - only in the Taurus.

Features

  • Configurable hardware RAID controller (RAID 1 mirroring and RAID 0 striping)
  • LCD display for easy device configuration and access to detailed information about the drives
  • Critical parameters such as the HDD temperature can be monitored easily with help of the LCD display
  • Utilizes Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology also known as S.M.A.R.T. to obtain data directly from the HDD
  • Versatile interface, including eSATA, FireWire 400, FireWire 800 and USB 3.0
  • Hardware acceleration of RAID rebuild
  • 2TB volume option for systems that do not support large volumes
  • Perforated aluminum casing and extra large fan for excellent heat dissipation

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Specifications

Model Taurus Super-S3 LCM
Part No.
  • PDD-MSABU3OS-AKTU (without drives)
  • PDD-MSABU3OS-AKTUH (2 x 2TB HDDs)
  • PDD-MSABU3OS-AKT1UH (2 x 4TB HDDs)
Certifications
  • CE
  • FCC
  • VCCI
Warranty
  • 2-year limited warranty
Case material
  • High quality aluminum for optimized heat dissipation
Application
  • Two 3.5" SATA-I, SATA-II or SATA-III hard disk drives
  • Capacity 80GB - 8TB per HDD
  • Two hard drives of identical capacity are recommended
RAID mode
  • RAID 0 striping
  • RAID 1 mirroring
Interface/Ports
  • 1x eSATA port
  • 2x 9-pin FireWire 800 ports
  • 1x 6-pin FireWire 400 port
  • 1x USB 3.0 SuperSpeed port (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
Data transfer
  • eSATA up to 3Gbps (300MB/s)
  • FireWire 800 (1394b) up to 800Mbps (100MB/s)
  • FireWire 400 (1394a) up to 400Mbps (50MB/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
  • FireWire: Windows XP or above
  • USB: Windows XP or above
  • Your hardware device must have the correct corresponding port (e.g. USB 3.0, FireWire 800 or PCI card)
  • eSATA Plug and Play support required for host card driver
System requirements (Mac)
  • eSATA: Mac OS 10.4 or above
  • FireWire: Mac OS 10.2 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, FireWire 800 or PCI card)
  • eSATA Plug and Play support required for host card driver
System environment
  • Operating Temperature: 5°C ~ 35°C
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C ~ 60°C
  • Relative Humidity: 5% ~ 95% (non-condensing)
Power supply
  • External power supply (UL, cUL, CE, TUV approved)
  • Input: AC 100-240V
  • Output: DC +12V/4A
Fan noise level
  • 19.3 dB(A)
Dimensions (LxWxH)
  • 9.6 inches x 5.5 inches x 3.3 inches
  • 24.5cm x 14cm x 8.3cm
Package contents
  • Taurus enclosure (HDD not included)
  • eSATA cable
  • USB 3.0 cable
  • FireWire 400 cable
  • FireWire 800 cable
  • Power adapter
  • Setup guide
Carton/Packing
  • Retail Box Size: 13.6 x 9.2 x 5.2 in. (34.5 x 23.3 x 13.3 cm)
  • Carton Size (6pcs per carton): 19.1 x 16.3 x 14.8 in. (48.5 x 41.5 x 37.5 cm)
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).
  • The Taurus Super-S3 LCM is not designed for one drive alone and only works when two hard drives are installed.