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Lian Li Launches External HDD Racks

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Posted April 3, 2009 by Jake in News

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.
E-SATA & USB Connection

Highlights for EX-10 to EX-50 seriesLian Li EX-10:

  • 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

Advantages of Hot Swap RAID array
These devices automatically rebuild HDD storage when a new one is added to the array when set up in safe mode. The best part is that no software is required and everything is automated from the moment you plug in the HDD?s and turn on the device to your desired setting.

Mounting HDD?s is very convenient, with each handle mounted using screws, which act as guiding wheels as the hot swap HDD device is inserted securely while minimizing the noises from HDD chatter

The cage on all units is lockable and complements Lian Li style with the hair-line brushed anodized aluminum in a black finish, combined with finely filed edges, and hand crafted tooling to prevent jagged edges, lending both safety and elegance to these neat external HDD cluster racks.

For more details on features for the External Drives please go to the Lian-Li [url=http://www.lian-li.com.tw/v2/en/product/product04.php?cl_index=2&sc_index=5&ss_index=13]
External Storage website[/url].

About Lian Li
Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd is an Aluminum Chassis and Chassis peripheral manufacturer and provider of industrial wholesale as well as OEM & ODM services for the PC industry as required. With over 20 years of service excellence, ISO 9001 certification and a team of professional staff willing to do the utmost to deliver durable, superior quality products, all backed by a *2 year guarantee; your satisfaction is guaranteed.(*conditions apply)



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