Addonics Technologies RDCSSAES hard drive specifications

Addonics Ruby Drive Cartridge System RDCSSAES - hard drive - Hi-Speed USB / eSATA

The Ruby Drive Cartridge System (RDCS) is designed to enable any 2.5" SATA hard drive to be use like a tape cartridge via the standard 3-1/2" drive bay of any computer. You can swap hard drive in and out of your computer without restarting your system. Instead of a slow tape cartridge, you enjoy the fast performance of the SATA hard drive. With an optional external power adapter, the RDCS can also be installed externally for different types of applications. Once the OS detects the presence of the RDCS enclosure (cartridge), it appears as an additional hard drive to the system. There is no driver to install or special software required to do data backup or restoration. The Ruby cartridge, small enough to fit easily in the palm of your hand, is designed to handle shocks and perform reliably in mobile application or rough environment with patented shock proof rugged anodized aluminum housing. The Ruby drive enclosure comes with both an eSATA and SATA connector. The eSATA connector allows the Ruby drive enclosure to be used as an external eSATA hard drive using a standard eSATA cable and an optional power adapter. The SATA connector allows the Ruby drive enclosure to be used as a removable cartridge in the Ruby drive cradle installed inside the 3-1/2" drive bay of any computer.

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Device Type
Hard drive - External hard drive

Hard Drive

Form Factor

Interface Type
Hi-Speed USB / eSATA

Internal Drive Interface Type
Serial ATA

Storage Controller


Expansion / Connectivity

1 x Hi-Speed USB, 1 x eSATA

Software / System Requirements

OS Required
Linux 2.4 , Apple MacOS X , Microsoft DOS , Microsoft Windows 2003 , Linux Kernel 2.4 or later , Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP , SunSoft Solaris 8 (10/00) or later

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
1 year warranty

Service & Support Details
Limited warranty - 1 year