updated 06:25 pm EST, Wed November 8, 2006
Infiniband Multilane tower
Addonics Technologies today unveiled a compact storage enclosure with Infiniband Multilane support. The company claims the tower can provide "hacker-proof" key-based hardware encryption for the hard drives when configured with its Jupiter Cipher Mobile Rack. The enclosure side panels are removable for additional access to storage devices, and the tower includes a hinged front panel for easy drive access. Varying back panels support multiple operating systems and drive interfaces, depending on the selected panel. A Multilane bridge panel connects up to four SATA or SATA II hard drives to a system via one 1.5-meter long Infiniband Multilane cable, offering support for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows systems. Further back panels include a SATA Port Multiplier, JBOD USB to connect up to four IDE hard drives, and four individual eSATA ports. Addonics Mini Storage Towers each ship in white or black with a low noise cooling fan, and are priced from $120-200.