2-bay RAID Systems
for 3.5” SATA HDD
Easy RAID Storage Management for High Productivity
Provides Striping, Spanning, Mirroring, and JBOD RAID modes
Simplifies RAID management with onboard RAID mode switch
Speeds storage performance in Striping mode
Ensures data integrity with redundant backup capability
Minimizes potential downtime and lost data due to disk failure
Supports automatic rebuild in Mirroring mode
Delivers real time system status via LED indicators
Dissipates heat efficiently with aluminum housing
Maximizes airflow with silent, high quality fan
Supports current SATA II and older SATA 1.0/SATA 1.0a HDDs
Enables easy HDD installation and effortless HDD hot-swaps
Supports hot-plug and HDD hot-swap*
Offers flexible connectivity with eSATA, USB 2.0, or 1394b ports
* The HDD hot-swap feature is not applied to the RS-M2UF.
RS-M2TS 3.5” eSATA/USB 2.0 RAID System
RS-M2UF 3.5” USB 2.0 RAID System
RS-M2BF 3.5” USB2.0/FireWire800 RAID System
RAID Modes
Easy to Use
Hot Plug &
Hot Swap
O’ TOSTORE DataWhale 3.5" SATA HDD 2-Bay RAID systems prevent data loss and make storage
management easier than ever before with multiple, easily configurable RAID levels. Enhanced data
Easy RAID mode adjustment
via onboard RAID mode switch access speed, massive storage capacity, real-time backups, fault tolerance and failover make RAID
storage management a critical asset for any enterprise, regardless of size.
Power and corporate users in need of massive storage capacity, real-time backups and the peace of
mind offered by data redundancy will appreciate the feature rich DataWhale 2-Bay RAID systems.
The entire DataWhale family offers the RAID storage management options discerning users
demand, including Striping (RAID 0), Spanning, Mirroring (RAID 1) and JBOD (just a bunch of disks).
Striping mode is the best choice for maintaining optimum performance when working with giant
files and storage hungry audio and video editing applications. When you simply need large
capacity storage, spanning combines two hard drives into a single logical large unit for you.
In Mirroring mode DataWhale systems provide maximum data redundancy and fault
tolerance by allowing HDD hot swapping; this means a failed disk can be replaced
without powering down. If either of the mirrored disks fails, the faulty disk can be
replaced by simply sliding the drive bay out of the housing. Once a new disk is installed,
the rebuild function takes over and populates the new disk with an exact duplicate copy
of the original disk. For ease and simplicity, the JBOD option allows the DataWhale
systems work as the ultimate multi-disk storage enclosure.
The RS-M2TS offers the fastest available data access with the new
eSATA shielded connector, and early adopters will appreciate the
speed and convenience of this recent advance. To increase connectivity options and convenience, the RS-M2TS, RS-M2UF and the
RS-M2BF can also convert the internal SATA data signal to an
external USB 2.0 or 1394b signal, enabling use with any computer
that has a USB or 1394b port but no eSATA port.
Just lift the quick
HDD release lever
to eject the HDD
(design patent pending)
2-bay RAID Systems
for 3.5” SATA HDD
Easy RAID Storage Management for High Productivity
The RS-M2TS-E model is bundled with the 2-port eSATA PCI-Express card, enabling use of the RS-M2TS with systems that have a
PCI-Express card slot but no eSATA ports.
Using the DataWhale is as easy and familiar as using a single bay external enclosure. Simply install the HDDs, set the RAID
mode via the mode switch, connect the cables, and turn on the power for massive storage capacity on your desktop, DataWhale
eliminates the need for complicated RAID software installation and configuration. Onboard LED indicators provide real-time
system, connection, and HDD status and the user-friendly design makes HDD hot swapping effortless.
DataWhale systems feature outstanding durability, excellent mechanical design and the
rugged elegance of aluminum, ensuring years of trouble free use. The high quality,
silent running fan exhausts hot air away from the internal HDDs, dramatically enhancing internal airflow for thorough and efficient cooling of high RPM SATA HDDs.
eSATA PCI-Express Card
Quiet, high-output fan
maximizes airflow for
optimum cooling
HDD Tray
Sturdy HDD Tray
stablizes HDD
Model Name
3.5” eSATA/USB 2.0
2-bay RAID System
eSATA x 1; USB Type A x 1
HDD Support
RAID Level
Data Transfer Speed
System Material
Power Supply
Weight (w/o HDD)
3.5” USB 2.0
2-bay RAID System
USB mini-B x 1
3.5” USB 2.0/IEEE 1394b
2-bay RAID System
USB mini B x 1; IEEE 1394b x 2
3.5” SATA HDD (Identical HDD recommended - same manufacturer, capacity and RPM)
Striping (RAID 0), Spanning, Mirroring (RAID 1), JBOD
eSATA: 300MB/sec, USB 2.0: 480Mb/sec, 1394b: 800Mb/sec
Aluminum case with plastic front and rear panels
Power on/Power off/Access/Rebuild/Error
Input: AC 90-264V; Output: DC +12V/2A, +5V/2A
40 x 40 x 10 mm
220 x 85 x 130 mm
920 g
915 g
920 g
266MHz or faster CPU (Microsoft Vista requires a minimum 800MHz CPU)
64MB of RAM (Microsoft Vista requires a minimum 512MB of RAM)
Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, 2003, or Vista
One available eSATA port, USB 2.0, or IEEE 1394b port (Upon model)
Macintosh PowerPC or Intel Core Duo processor
64MB of RAM (256MB of RAM is required for Mac OS X 10.4)
Mac OS 10.2 or higher (PowerPC)/Mac OS X 10.4 (Intel Core Duo)
One available eSATA port, USB 2.0, or IEEE 1394b port (Upon model)
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