CRU DataPort® 41 Enclosure
Product Models
Interface Types & Speeds
DataPort 41
Drive Types Supported
2.5” SAS or SATA hard drives up to 15mm in height
Data Connectors
Two (2) SATA data connectors
Two (2) SAS/SATA unified power and data connectors
One (1) 5-pin JST error connector (user defined)
Operating System
CRU DataPort® 41 Enclosure
• SATA: up to 6 Gbps
• SAS: up to 6 Gbps
Windows 8, 7, Vista, or XP
Windows Server 2012, 2008, or 2003 product families
Mac OS X 10.4.x or higher
Linux distributions that support the connection type used
2.5-inch hard drives, M3 screws: 4 inch-pounds max.
EMI Standard: FCC Part 15 Class B, CE
EMC Standard: EN55022, EN55024
Product Weight
2.80 pounds (complete assembly without hard drives)
Product Dimensions
5.76” x 1.65” x 6.17” (146mm x 42mm x 157mm)
Technical Support
Your investment in CRU products is backed up by our free technical
support for the lifetime of the product. Contact us through our website, or call us at 1-800-260-9800 or +1-360-816-1800.
©2014 CRU Acquisition Group LLC, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. DataPort® and CRU® are trademarks of CRU Acquisition Group, LLC and are
protected by trademark law.
Product Warranty
CRU warrants this product to be free of significant defects in material and workmanship for a period of 3 years from the original date of purchase. CRU’s warranty is nontransferable and is limited to the original purchaser.
Limitation of Liability
The warranties set forth in this agreement replace all other warranties. CRU expressly disclaims all other warranties, including but not limited
to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement of third-party rights with respect to
the documentation and hardware. No CRU dealer, agent, or employee is authorized to make any modification, extension, or addition to this
warranty. In no event will CRU or its suppliers be liable for any costs of procurement of substitute products or services, lost profits, loss of
information or data, computer malfunction, or any other special, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages arising in any way out of the
sale of, use of, or inability to use any CRU product or service, even if CRU has been advised of the possibility of such damages. In no case shall
CRU’s liability exceed the actual money paid for the products at issue. CRU reserves the right to make modifications and additions to this
product without notice or taking on additional liability.
FCC Compliance Statement: “This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.”
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a home or commercial
environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
In the event that you experience Radio Frequency Interference, you should take the following steps to resolve the problem:
Ensure that the case of your attached drive is grounded.
Use a data cable with RFI reducing ferrites on each end.
Use a power supply with an RFI reducing ferrite approximately 5 inches from the DC plug.
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
A5-041-0001-1 Rev. 1.0
Thank you for purchasing CRU’s DataPort 41 enclosure. The DataPort
41 enclosure is a sturdy aluminum 4-bay removable drive enclosure that
mounts in a 5.25” drive bay and accepts 2.5” hard disk drives or solid state
drives. The drives used in a DataPort 41 enclosure operate independently
of each other and can be inserted and removed from the front of the unit
without having to remove the enclosure from its bay or having to open
the computer case. With 4 dedicated 6 Gbps chips on board, 10 LED
indicator lights, and dual-4cm magnetic levitation fans, the DataPort 41 is a
convenient and powerful enclosure for any system.
• Holds up to four 2.5” SAS or SATA hard drives at the same time
that can be inserted and removed independently
• Each drive runs at 6 Gbps
• All 4 drives have dedicated Power and Drive Activity LEDs
• Compact storage enclosure that mounts inside any standard 5.25”
drive bay
1 Installation Steps
1.1 Frame Installation
a. Remove all hard drive sleds from the DataPort 41. Insert the DataPort 41 Key
into the slot on the front of each sled and push inwards. The sled will pop out
of its bay.
b. Slide the DataPort 41 frame into an open 5.25” bay in your computer system.
Your DataPort 41 enclosure is now ready to use! If the hard drives are already
formatted, they can be used right away. If the hard drive is brand new, or its
format is not compatible with your computer, the drive will need to be formatted
before being used. Note that formatting a drive will erase all data on the
drive, so be sure to back up your data before beginning this operation.
2 LED Behavior
c. Use the provided mounting screws and a Phillips screwdriver to mount the
DataPort 41 frame into the computer chassis.
Bay 1 Bay 2
HDD Bay #
Power LED
Bay 3
Bay 4
NOTE: The provided mounting screws are of a proprietary size. You
must use them in order to successfully mount the DataPort 41 frame into
the computer chassis.
d. Connect the SAS or SATA power and data connectors to the rear of the unit.
1.2 Hard Drive Installation
a. If you haven’t already done so, insert the DataPort 41 Key into the slot on the
front of the sled and push inwards. The sled will pop out of its bay.
b. Mount the hard drive to the sled using a Phillips screwdriver and the four
included hard drive mounting screws. Ensure that the drive’s data connector
is pointing through the hole in the rear of the sled.
LED Name
Unit Power
HDD Bay #
Activity LED
Fan rotation is blocked, fan has failed, or no hard drives are
present inside the unit. If the fan has failed, please contact
Technical Support for a replacement fan.
c. Reinsert the sled into the open bay, and then push the sled handle down and
inwards so that it clicks into place.
Hard drive has spun up and is receiving power.
d. You can optionally lock the sled into place. Insert the DataPort 41 Key into
the slot on the front of the sled. Without pushing inwards, rotate the key 90
degrees counterclockwise.
HDD Bay #
An error has been detected, which may be an incorrectly installed hard drive, a failed hard drive, or other issue. Please contact Technical Support if you need help with troubleshooting.
HDD Bay #
1.3 Operating Your DP41 Enclosure
a. a) Install the DataPort 41 frame into an open 5.25” bay in your computer
system. (See Section 1.1.)
Unit Power
Hard drive data is being accessed.
The DataPort 41 frame is receiving power through the computer
system’s motherboard.
*CRU allows OEMs and system integrators to customize the error condition using these LEDs for each drive. Please contact the OEM or
system integrator that you purchased this unit from for an explanation of the functionality of the error conditions.
b. Install your hard drives into the drive sleds. (See Section 1.2.)
c. Insert the sleds into the frame. As you do so, they will automatically power
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