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Sans Digital TowerRAID TR4X+B 4 Bay SAS/SATA JBOD Storage Enclosure - Black

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  • Four 3.5-inch SAS or SATA hard disk drives to SFF-8088 Mini-SAS interface.
  • Accesses four hard drives using only one cable.
  • Supports JBOD, spanning, RAID 0, 1, 1+0, 5, 6 with spare via RAID controller.
  • Supports Areca, LSI, Intel, 3ware, Adaptec, HighPoint SAS or SATA RAID controllers.
  • Cable-less backplane design supporting hot-swappable SATA and SAS hard drives.
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Product information

Technical Details
BrandSans Digital
Item Weight2.7 Kg
Product Dimensions25.4 x 18 x 13.5 cm
Item model numberTR4X+B
SeriesTowerraid TR4X+B
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 221,763 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.1 Kg
Date First Available12 Dec. 2011
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Manufacturer's Description

The TowerRAID TR4X+B is a 4-bay tower with a single mini-SAS connection, for high transfer rates of up to 400MB/s when used with a high performance RAID controller card. Utilizing high bandwidth mini-SAS (SFF-8088) cabling, the TR4X+B supports SAS or SATA hard drives to deliver superior read / write speeds that are crucial in performance-driven environments such as video editing industry and server application. The mini-SAS ports combine four hard drives connections into one, reducing possible points of failures, while preserving uninterrupted data transfer. The TR4X+B also supports SATA drives, allowing users the option to choose between high performance and high capacity storage solutions. Hard drive and RAID controller bundles options are available. When utilizing a SAS or SATA RAID controller, the unit could effortlessly support multi-streaming of compressed high-quality playback or a single-stream of uncompressed 10-bit high definition video under various RAID modes.

Box Contains

TR4X+B (1)
Power Cord (1)
Mini-SAS to Mini-SAS Cable (1)
Screws (1 set)
Quick Installation Manual & CD (1)

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A great case for extending via SFF-8088 to Adaptec card; effective fan and nice design. Note that this case does not have the same drive mounting than the 8 drive version of the same case - a little annoyance...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good unit 23 Aug. 2013
By M. Burke - Published on
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* Great value, supports 6G
* Doesn't look bad
* Reasonable cooling/airflow
* Comes with 8088 SAS cable
* With a bit of care, you can hot swap the drives


* Changing drives is a little work, but totally doable. The inconvenience of the low-tech "tray" approach is overblown.
* A slightly longer cable woulda been nice

Other thoughts:

The cons are very minor. This is a budget box, and the bang for buck is very high; it does all the basic functions well.

UPDATE: The fan in there is adequate, but not fantastic. My consumer drives are running around 50C while the enterprise drives around 44C doing heavy activity with about 30C ambient temps. It feels they made the fan quiet instead of super high flow. I feel this was the right choice.

Definitely consider enterprise quality drives, even when stacked right next to the much warmer consumer drives they run a lot cooler.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I was very pleased at the ease by which It recognized the drives 20 Feb. 2015
By techie - Published on
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I bought this based on price and that it was able to accept both SAS and SATA drives. In my case I had some SATA drives that I wanted to make available to my HyperV 2012 R2 server over a 6GB mini SAS connection to my Dell C6105 server. I was very pleased at the ease by which It recognized the drives. I set mine up as a JBOD and have both SSD and HD drives in the unit.
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect 8 Dec. 2014
By H. Zingg - Published on
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After a long search for a box like this, I am finally happy to order this RAID Expander.
The device is quiet and the hard discs are staying cool.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 23 Sept. 2015
By Youngkeun Kim - Published on
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Item as described and working perfectly.
And low cost external SAS expansion disk bay.
5.0 out of 5 stars Perhaps the best solution for such a price. 18 Jan. 2014
By Sergey Krivtsov - Published on
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I'm using it with my HP Microserver Gen8 & SmartArray P222. No problems detected :)
Little uncomfortable installing drives, but if they do not need to shoot often, this does not prevent.
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