Date: February 13th, 2010
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Sans Digital
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SANS DIGITAL TOWER RAID TR4UT INTRODUCTION
As a PC technician, one of the most common complaints I hear is “my computer crashed and I lost all my files!” Unfortunately, chances are good that at some point we all will experience a hard drive crash, but loss of data does not necessarily have to be the end result. Hard drives with hundreds of gigs of storage can be had on the cheap right now, so if storage and backup is on your short list of projects, now is the time to do it. Whether you back up files to a USB drive, NAS, or an enclosure like the one in today's review, you'll have peace of mind knowing there's an extra copy of your data stored on an external device.
On my desk for review today is the TR4UT TowerRAID storage enclosure from Sans Digital. It supports up to four hard drives with a maximum capacity of 8TB, with several configuration options including RAID 0, 1, 10, 3, 5, Clone with Hot Spare, and JBOD. There's also the option of using the USB or eSATA interface to transfer files. Don't have an eSATA port on your system? No worries, because Sans Digital includes a PCIe eSATA controller card with the enclosure. Let's take this storage unit for a test run, shall we?
SANS DIGITAL CORPORATE PROFILE
Sans Digital is a provider of high capacity, multi-functional advanced storage solutions. These storage units can be used in home offices, small and medium-sized businesses, video editing, data backup, surveillance systems and many other industries. Sans Digital's products provide great solutions for companies and individuals across the world who need effective and reliable data storage systems.
Technology and Service Differentiation
Sans Digital offers storage products for RAID and bare-bone systems. With technologically advanced products, Sans Digital ensures that the products will meet the customers' needs. By incorporating the latest technology, Sans Digital sets the standard in the storage industry.
Product and Service Innovation
Sans Digital offers products and services that are exclusively unique, which help customers improve their productivity. With over 10 years of experience offering complete storage solutions, Sans Digital's products have come to be distinct with their unmatched technology.
Business Productivity Solutions
Every customer is different and Sans Digital recognizes that one size fits all storage solutions are unlikely to meet everyone's requests. As a result, Sans Digital joined a wide variety of industry leaders to offer storage applications that are specific to various industries. This includes off-the-shelf or fully customized solutions.
Sans Digital's main customers include business and enterprise, government and education, creative professionals, as well as consumer and SOHO , which are reached through our Distributors, System Integrators, Value-Added-Resellers, and Dealers.