Lian Li unveils four external HDD rack mount kits

Posted on Friday, Apr 03 2009 @ 13:01 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Lian Li has released the EX-10, EX-20, EX-30 and EX-50 external HDD rack mount kits.
Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd has launched EX-10 (1xHDD), EX-20 (2x HDD’s), EX-30 (3xHDD’s) and EX-50 (5xHDD’s) external HDD rack to support your storage needs in an all aluminum frame and housing. The HDD rack has a front loading door, with individual handles on a bracket for each HDD, as well as a back panel PCB with a RAID controller from Silicon Image. The Sil5744 chipset offers hot plug and play capability with many of the RAID settings required today.

The SATA HDD configuration is in a Hot Swap Plug & Play backplate with an integrated RAID controller chip. To keep the device cool there is an appropriately sized fan for your unit with a washable nylon filter keeping dust and debris out.

EX-20: RAID Mode
BIG / JBOD / RAID-0(FAST)
RAID-1(SAFE, SAFE 33, SAFE 50)

EX-30 and EX-50: RAID Mode
BIG / JBOD+ (DISK 2 & DISK3)RAID-0(FAST) /
JBOD+ (DISK 2 & DISK3)RAID-1(SAFE)

The devices connect via USB 2.0 (480Mb/s) or e-SATA (3 Gbps, auto-negotiates to 1.5 Gbps) directly to your PC.
More details at Lian Li.

Features:
  • SATA Hot Swap External HDD's
  • Lockable door
  • No drive reformatting on RAID change
  • Hot Plug / hot swap
  • Plug and play functionality
  • Automatic disk rebuild (when one or more RAID 1(SAFE) volumes are configured)
  • Independent 8KB FIFO/ Port
  • No driver, BIOS or software required
  • LED states for each HDD
  • USB 2.0 (480Mb/s), e-SATA (3 Gbps, auto-negotiates to 1.5 Gbps)
  • Folded elements to prevent sharp edges
  • Availability: Arriving at local distributors end of June
  • MSRP: EX-10 US$120+VAT
  • MSRP: EX-20 US$135+VAT
  • MSRP: EX-30 US$170+VAT
  • MSRP: EX-50 US$215+VAT


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