Xcellon DRD-401 Four-Bay System for 3.5" SATA Hard Disk Drives

Xcellon DRD-401 Four-Bay System for 3.5" SATA Hard Disk Drives

Xcellon DRD-401 Four-Bay System for 3.5" SATA Hard Disk Drives

B&H # XCDRD401 MFR # DRD-401
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Product Highlights

  • Houses up to 4 x 3.5" SATA I/II/III HDDs
  • Eight RAID Modes
  • Included Software for Advanced Operation
  • USB 3.0/eSATA/FireWire 800/FireWire 400
  • Max 5 Gbps Data Transfer Rate
  • Aluminum Construction / Large Fan
  • Hot-Swap Compatible
  • Front-Loading, Tray-Less Drive Bays
  • Integrated LED Status Indicators
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Xcellon DRD-401 overview

  • 1Description

The Xcellon DRD-401 Four-Bay RAID System is a convenient solution for large-data storage needs. It houses up to four internal-type 3.5" I/II/III SATA hard disk drives, consolidating them in a single enclosure. Four tray-less, front-loading drive bays enable easy access with simple, tool-free installation.

Eight RAID modes deliver a variety of options when it comes to read/write functions, data storage, and backup, and are configurable via the DIP switches located on the rear of the device or the included software. The software also offers advanced RAID configuration, firmware updates, and event logging.

The DRD-401 is equipped with eSATA, FireWire 400, two FireWire 800, and a USB 3.0 port, plus all necessary interface cables. With compatible devices, the dual FireWire 800 ports allow daisy-chaining, and the USB 3.0 port can attain maximum transfer rates of up to 5.0 Gbps.

Houses up to Five 3.5" SATA I/II/III Hard Disk Drives
The Xcellon DRD-401 Five-Bay RAID System houses up to four 3.5" SATA I/II/III hard disk drives, making it a great solution for large-data storage needs. It helps maintain a tidy workstation by consolidating your disks in a single enclosure instead of cluttering your desk with individual external drives.
Eight RAID Modes Configurable by DIP Switches or Software
Eight RAID modes, configurable by the DIP switches on the rear of the enclosure or via the included software, offer a variety of options for managing and backing up your data. Choose from RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, and 10, as well as Normal (JBOD), Span (Big/Large), and Clone modes, to handle striping, mirroring, redundancy, and parity.
Included Software for Advanced Operations
Included software helps you manage your RAID systems and installed hardware. View information about the current RAID mode and the hard disks installed in the enclosure, set multiple RAID modes in an enclosure, view and save event logs, update firmware, and configure RAID settings. The software is available for both Windows and Mac operating systems.
USB 3.0, eSATA, FireWire 800, and FireWire 400 ports
The DRD-401 is equipped with five ports for flexible connectivity. USB 3.0, eSATA, FireWire 400, and two FireWire 800 ports, plus the included high-speed connection cables, make it easy to connect the DRD-401 to most computers. The dual FireWire 800 ports also enable daisy-chaining with compatible devices.
Maximum Transfer Rates of up to 5.0 Gbps
When plugged into your computer's USB 3.0 port, the DRD-401 can attain transfer rates of up to 5.0 Gbps via the included USB 3.0 cable.
Aluminum Construction and Large Quiet Fan
The DRD-401 employs a dual-element cooling system to prevent overheating when working for long periods of time. The aluminum construction dissipates heat, while a single large fan cools the drives with maximum efficiency and minimum noise.
Hot Swapping
The DRD-401 allows hot swapping, so you won't have to shut down your computer every time you install a hard disk.
Front-Loading, Tray-Less Drive Bays
Installing your hard disks is easy. Instead of dismantling your computer, just pop the disk drives into the easily accessible, front-loading drive bays. The bays are tray-less, eliminating the need for drive carriers, screwdrivers, or other installation tools. When removing your disks from the enclosure, the bay doors prevent jams by automatically ejecting the disk as you open the door.
Locking Bay Doors
As an added security measure, the bay doors lock with the included hex key to prevent them from inadvertently opening.
LED Status Indicators
Each drive bay is furnished with a status LED to indicate when the corresponding disk drive is powered or reading and writing.
Integrated Chipset
The DRD-401 beeps continuously to let you know if one of your disks is damaged. As an extra security measure for your data backup, an integrated chipset can automatically rebuild your RAID mode 1, 3, 5, or 10 array when you replace the damaged disk with a new one.
Overcurrent and Short-Circuit Protection
The DRD-401's circuit design integrates overcurrent and short-circuit protection to help optimize data security and safeguard your drives against damage.
Intelligent Sleep Mode
The DRD-401 is programmed with an intelligent sleep mode to save energy and reduce wear and tear on your disk drives. If the data connection cable is unplugged or there's no read/write activity on the installed disk drives for five minutes, the DRD-401 will automatically enter sleep mode and the fan will power down.
UPC: 847628574700
In the Box
Xcellon DRD-401 Four-Bay System for 3.5" SATA Hard Disk Drives
  • FireWire 400 Cable
  • FireWire 800 Cable
  • eSATA Cable
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • AC Power Cable
  • DC Power Supply
  • Hex Key
  • Limited 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Xcellon DRD-401 specs

    Drive Types Supported 3.5" SATA I/II/III type HDD
    Drive Capacity 6 TB
    Internal Interface 4 x SATA interfaces
    External Interface 1 x eSATA
    1 x USB 3.0 Type B
    2 x FireWire 800 (1394b)
    1 x FireWire 400 (1394a)
    Data Transfer Rate (max) eSATA: 3 Gbps
    USB 3.0 Type B: 5 Gbps
    FireWire 800 (1394b): 800 Mbps
    FireWire 400 (1394a): 400 Mbps
    Supported RAID Modes 0, 1, 3, 5, 10, Normal (JBOD), Span (Big/Large), Clone (Clone available via software only)
    System Requirements Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8
    Mac OS 10.4 or higher
    Available eSATA, USB, or FireWire port on the computer
    Power Supply External power supply
    AC Input 100-240 V, 1.6 A, 50/60 Hz
    DC Output 12 V, 6.5 A
    Fan Single 4" (10 cm) internal fan
    Construction Aluminum
    Operating Temperature 41 to 104°F / 5 to 40°C
    Storage Temperature -4 to 158°F / -20 to 70°C
    Dimensions 5.7 x 9.0 x 8.3" / 14.6 x 22.9 x 21.1 cm
    Weight 5.7 lb / 2.6 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.1 x 12.0 x 9.0"

    Xcellon DRD-401 reviews

    DRD-401 Four-Bay System for 3.5" SATA Hard Disk Drives is rated 1.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Quality control seems to be a problem. I have a Win 7 64-bit video editing machine. Nothing hot-rodded, all current drivers, operation is solid and dependable. I ordered this after reading a favorable review on SLRlounge.com. However, the discrepancy between the reviewer's positive experience, and my own negative experience seems to be an issue of quality control. In short, he got a good unit, and I did not. Interestingly, as with the reviewer's unit, my unit also had a loose screw in it. I shook the unit to get the loose screw out before starting it up. Firther, bay #2's door and drive ejection does not work correctly; it catches and jams.I never used the unit in RAID configuration - only JBOD. Sometimes, it boots up and sees all the HDDs normally and all the data on them. Other times, doesn't see them at all, sometimes only some of the four HDDs. (They are all NTFS formatted and have data on them, which of course is backed up elsewhere just in case!). OTHER times, it tells me the drives need to be formatted!!!But, MOST frustrating, when this unit did work normally, was its propensity to disconnect in the middle of transferring files from one drive to anotheras if I had disconnected one of the drives manually (which I did not; cables are connected securely). After doing this, the unit then reconnects as if I'd plugged it in fresh: Windows recognizes it, the bee-boop sound plays, the window comes up asking what I want to do with the drive, all the usually reaction on Window's part when you plug in a USB drive - except I never disconnected it to begin with!!!I called tech support (which ends up going to their parent company, Gradus Group, pressed 2 for tech support, waited about 10 minutes then was told to leave a message, which I did. So far, no return call.BOTTOM LINE: This Xcellon unit is a total fail for me. Will be returning.
    Date published: 2015-10-14
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