CRU-Wiebetech RT5-2500 portable hardware RAID Product Details
RAID huge volumes in a transportable enclosure
Huge volumes for massive transportable storage
RT5 gives you huge volumes (2TB or more) available over FireWire, USB or SATA. These large volumes are ideal for multimedia editors, server use, workstation backups and more. And with a built-in handle, it's portable, too!
Fast, front reloadable bays
RT5 comes with five reloadable, lockable drive trays, each holding a standard IDE drive. The latch design gives you instant access to your drives from the front, making it easy to load, reload or replace hard disks at any time.
Grab it and go
RT5's rugged, built-in handle makes this unit truly portable, meaning multiple Terabytes can be hauled around with ease. Use RT5 to transport backups offsite, carry extremely large projects easily or perform field backups.
RAID for when failure is not an option
The many RAID options available with RT5 give you the power to choose exactly how safe you want your data to be, and RAIDing with RT5 is a piece of cake. The RAID options are on a scrolling menu, so it's easy to choose the RAID level you need. Configure as RAID 5, or even as a RAID 5 with a hot spare. If you don't know what these terms mean, check out our RAID FAQ.
Available RAID options
RAID 0 - Stripe (one large volume)
RAID 1+0 - Mirror of stripes
RAID 1+0 + spare - Mirror of stripes with autobackup disk
RAID 3 - parity striping (less common than RAID 5)
RAID 3 + spare - parity striping with autobackup disk(s)
RAID 5 - parity striping
RAID 5 + spare - parity striping with autobackup disk(s)
Dual FireWire 800 ports (400 compatible) single SATA port and a single USB port give full connectivity to any host computer with FireWire or USB. It's also plug and play under Windows 2K and XP, Mac OS X and Linux distributions supporting FireWire.
The password-protectable, button-driven menu is available right on the front of the RT5 making RAID configuration a snap. If a drive goes bad the RT5's built-in alarm will let you know.
Made out of heavy-duty aluminum and steel construction, RT5 is designed for demanding field environments and continues WiebeTech's tradition of offering tough, durable products.
^^ Five Front Accessible Drive Bays
With trays (included).
^^ Dual FireWire 800
(400 compatible), single SATA port and single USB2 port.
^^ User Configurable from the Front Panel
As RAID 0, 0+1, 1, 3 or 5, providing greater configuration flexibility.
^^ Configure RAID 0
To allow maximum capacity, as all five drives are striped into one logical volume.
^^ RAID 5
Provides data redundancy, allowing a failed drive to be hot swapped and rebuilt while the unit is in operation.
Available in a user configurable version or in preconfigured versions up to 2 Terabytes or more.
Top plate of unit features a recessed, flush-fit heavy duty handle, allowing field transport.
Plug and play
Under recent operating systems.
Heavy duty aluminum and steel construction
Designed for demanding environments.
FireWire 800 (400 compatible), SATA, USB2
Five front accessible drive bays with tray.
RAID levels: 0, 0+1, 1, 3 or 5
Hot-swappable in RAIDs with data redundancy (RAID 1, 0+1, 3 and 5)
Auto-rebuilding in RAIDs with data redundancy (RAID 1, 0+1, 3 and 5)
Hot Spare creation
Easy RAID Management through LCD interface
Hard drive status
Fan fail detector
On board alarm
50° - 85°Fahrenheit (10° - 30°Celsius)
5% to 95%, noncondensing
2 x 6 cm ball bearing fan
Up to five 3.5" IDE drives
Up to 500GB or higher
Mac OS X
Linux distributions that support FireWire
Approximately 22 lbs. with drives
6.4" x 10.6" x 9" (162mm x 270mm x 228 mm)