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Addonics Diamond Cipher Combo Hard Drive Kit

Mfg Part #: DCHD256EU3

Addonics Diamond Cipher Combo Hard Drive Kit
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Our Price$138.40
ConditionNew and Factory Sealed
Out of Stock as of 2:47am 3/29/2014

The Diamond Cipher Combo Hard Drive Kit features the eSATA hard drive enclosures with the 256-bit AES hard encryption to ensure absolute data security should the drive get stolen or lost. The crypto engine inside the Diamond Cipher enclosure handles all the encryption and decryption on the fly with no detectable performance degradation on data transfer. Using native eSATA interface, the Diamond Cipher Combo Hard Drive supports high performance through an externally connected hard drive enclosure.

The Diamond Combo Hard Drive kit is a versatile storage solution. This kit comes with all the necessary component to allow any 3.5" SATA hard drive to be used as a drive cartridge and as an external high performance eSATA hard drive. Constructed in heavy gauge aluminum with precision finish for smooth operation, the Diamond Cipher drive kit is built to last while at the same time providing excellent heat dissipation for the hard drive. Comes built in with the Addonics SATA direct bridge interface, the Diamond Cipher drive enclosure allows the SATA hard drive to appear as a direct connection to the host both in eSATA mode or SATA mode while at the same time isolates the SATA hard drive power and data connectors from the wears and tears incurred in some of the removable SATA hard drive system.

When used as a drive cartridge, the hard drive can be swapped 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. Once the OS detects the presence of the Diamond Cipher drive 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. Data is stored uncompressed in its own native file format and can be accessed readily by any application program. When used as external hard drive via eSATA connection to a computer, the hard drive performs at the full speed and can achieve data transfer up to 3 times the speed of the standard USB or FireWire interfaces.

Product Highlights
  • Full disk encryption via a hardware-based NIST and CSE certified cryptographic AES engine
  • High performance - data is encrypted and decrypted on the fly by a certified cryptographic engine inside an ASIC without taking any CPU resources
  • To enable the encryption and access the drive, simply insert the Cipher key into the keyhole of the Diamond Cipher enclosure prior to turn on the power
  • Simple to deploy with no training required, no software to install and no password to remember
  • Platform independency - there is no software or driver to install to use Addonics encryption products
  • ESATA connector built-in for external eSATA connection
  • Regular SATA connector for use as a removable hard drive via the Diamond Drive Cradles installed in a 5 1/4" drive bay
  • Hard drive connectors are isolated by a direct SATA bridge from wear and tear in removable drive application
  • Support large hard drive beyond 137G with single partition
  • No interface cabling between drive and enclosure for reliable connection
  • No switch to set between internal and external hard drive application
  • Compact size for easy transportation - slightly larger than a VCR cassette
  • Sturdy aluminum body for use in rough environments
  • Well ventilated design, good heat conduction without fan for quiet operation
  • LED for both power, drive access and Cipher key activation
  • Simple hard drive installation
  • Mount inside any standard 5 1/4" drive bay
  • Aluminum construction for effective heat dissipation inside any system
  • Connect to SATA interface
  • 4-pin floppy power connector
  • LED for both power and drive access

General Specifications

Manufacturer Part #DCHD256EU3
Manufacturer UPC #0605242968936
Cost Central Item #11205325
Product DescriptionAddonics Diamond Cipher Combo Hard Drive Kit - Storage enclosure - 3.5" - SATA 6Gb/s - eSATA 3Gb/s, USB 3.0
Device TypeStorage enclosure - external
Bus TypeeSATA 3Gb/s, USB 3.0
Hard Drive Form Factor Compatibility3.5"
InterfaceSATA 6Gb/s
Supported DevicesHard drive
Product MaterialAluminum
Power SourceIncluded AC adapter
System RequirementsMicrosoft DOS, Microsoft Windows 95, SunSoft Solaris, Apple MacOS, Linux, Microsoft Windows NT, Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista/7
Approximate Dimensions (WxDxH)8.2 in x 4.6 in x 1.5 in
Approximate Weight13.6 oz
Manufacturer Warranty1 year warranty

Extended Specifications

Device TypeStorage enclosure - external
Hard Drive Form Factor Compatibility3.5"
Host BuseSATA 3Gb/s, USB 3.0
Product MaterialAluminum
Storage Controller
InterfaceSATA 6Gb/s
Supported DevicesHard drive
Expansion / Connectivity
Interfaces1 x SATA 6Gb/s - 22 pin Serial ATA
Connections1 storage - eSATA - 7 pin external Serial ATA
1 storage - SuperSpeed USB 3.0
Included AccessoriesSecurity key
Cables Included1 x eSATA cable - internal - 6 ft
1 x Serial ATA cable - internal
Mounting KitIncluded
Compliant StandardsRoHS
Power SourceIncluded AC adapter
TypePower adapter
Software / System Requirements
OS RequiredMicrosoft DOS, Microsoft Windows 95, SunSoft Solaris, Apple MacOS, Linux, Microsoft Windows NT, Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista/7
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support1 year warranty
Service & Support DetailsLimited warranty - 1 year
Dimensions & Weight
Approximate Width8.2 in
Approximate Depth4.6 in
Approximate Height1.5 in
Approximate Weight13.6 oz
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature32 °F
Max Operating Temperature122 °F
Humidity Range Operating5 - 90%

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