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iR2302 Dual-Drive RAID and One 3.5-inch JBOD Bay,

 

Fits in a Single CD-ROM Bay

 

The iR2302, retaining the same form factor as a CD-ROM drive, accommodates a dual 2.5” SATA Disk RAID configuration, alongside a single independent 3.5-inch bay

 

The iR2302, with a form factor equivalent to a CD-ROM drive, presents an innovative approach to data storage by supporting a RAID 1 configuration involving two 2.5” SATA SSDs. This setup ensures continuous operation by designating one SSD as the primary boot disk and providing real-time backup capabilities. In addition, the iR2302 houses an independent 3.5-inch bay suitable for either 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch SATA hard disk or SSD, which serves as a dedicated space for data backup. This makes the iR2302 a flexible and reliable solution for optimizing data storage and backup processes.

 

Features


1. Independent stand alone 3.5” drive bay: This feature allows for seamless and flexible data management with hot-swapping capabilities.

 

2. CD-ROM Drive Equivalent Form Factor: The device showcases an innovative design, fitting compactly into a single CD-ROM bay. 

 

3. Support for 2.5" SATA Hard Disks or SSDs: Ensures compatibility with a wide range of storage devices for versatility in usage. 

 

4. Intensive Multiple RAID Modes Support:  Provides comprehensive RAID configuration options, including RAID 1, RAID 0, JBOD, and SPAN. 

 

5. Extensive Storage Configuration with an independent 3.5-inch bay: This feature increases flexibility and control over data storage and management.

 

6. RAIDON RAIDGUARD GUI Software: Includes proprietary software (compatible with Windows only) for enhanced data protection and storage monitoring.  

 

7. Hot-swappable and Plug-and-play: Facilitates easy replacement and upgrades of drives without system interruption. 

 

8. Key Lock Feature: Provides an additional layer of security to protect the drives. 

 

9. Efficient Heat Dissipation with Silent Fan: Ensures the device runs optimally while minimizing noise.

 

10. LED Light Indicator for Drive Monitoring: Allows for quick and easy monitoring of drive status.

 

11. Easy Access RAID Mode Switch on back Panel: Facilitates simple and convenient switching between RAID modes. 

 

12. Durable Metal Construction: Offers a robust and resilient build for long-lasting performance.

 

Benefits


1. Space Efficiency: Compact form factor saves valuable workspace.

 

2. Versatility: Supports various RAID modes and both SATA hard disks and SSDs.

 

3. Reliability: RAID 1 mode and hot-swappable feature for continuous operation.

 

4. Ease of Use: Supports both H/W RAID Mode and GUI Mode (for Windows only).

 

5. Data Security: Key lock feature protects against unauthorized access.

 

6. Effective Cooling: Silent fan extends the lifespan of your drives.

 

7. Durability: Robust metal construction for long-lasting performance.

 

8. Real-Time Monitoring: LED indicators for instant drive status checks.

 

9. Efficient Data Management: Independent 3.5-inch bay allows precise, targeted data handling.

 

Ideal for diverse storage configuration

 

The iR2302 enables users to configure the 2.5” SATA SSD in RAID 1 mode, marking it as the main boot disk for the operating system. This setup takes advantage of RAID 1's continuous backup feature, ensuring smooth operation around the clock and avoiding shutdowns due to possible SSD or hard disk failures. The iR2302's JBOD independent 3.5-inch bay can accommodate a 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch SATA hard disk or SSD, is used for data backup. This setup allows users to back up important data whenever needed.

Applications

 

The iR2302, with its versatile features and robust construction, can find application in a variety of scenarios:

 

1.  Small to Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs): For businesses with growing data storage needs, the iR2302 offers an efficient and compact solution for data backup and redundancy.

 

2.  Workstation Users: Professionals in data-intensive fields like graphic design, video editing, or 3D modeling could benefit from the speed and reliability of the iR2302's RAID configurations.

 

3.  IT Infrastructure: The iR2302 can serve as a key component in servers, data centers, and other IT environments that require high availability and data integrity.

 

4.  Educational Institutes and Research Facilities: The device can be used for storing and managing large amounts of research data, providing both speed and redundancy.

 

5.  Home Use: Tech-savvy home users or home office setups would find the iR2302 useful for managing personal data, media libraries, or as a part of a home server.

 

6.  CCTV and Surveillance Systems: The device's large storage capacity and RAID functionalities make it ideal for use in CCTV and other surveillance systems that require constant data recording and backup.

 

7.  Healthcare Facilities: Medical institutions with the need to store large volumes of patient data, including imaging data like MRIs and CT scans, could make use of the iR2302.

 

8.  Audio/Video Production Houses: The device could be used to store large files, edit videos in real time, and ensure that no data is lost in the event of a drive failure.

 

The iR2302 features a JBOD independent 3.5-inch bay

 

The iR2302 features a JBOD independent 3.5-inch bay. This allows you to independently interface with multiple hard disks at once, without needing to configure them into a complex RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) system. In this manner, each drive operates as a separate entity, providing you with the flexibility of data management and simplified drive extraction. This feature is highly beneficial for those seeking ease and speed of data accessibility and storage.

 

Dual RAID drives tray features a separate security key lock for enhanced protection

 

Each hard drive tray for RAID in the iR2302 comes equipped with an individual security key lock. This feature adds an extra layer of protection, ensuring the physical security of the stored data. By enabling lock-based access control to each hard drive, it prevents unauthorized removal or tampering of the drives, thereby safeguarding the crucial data stored within.

 

Intensive Multi RAID modes support along with a JBOD independent 3.5-inch bay

 

The iR2302 is a user-friendly RAID module that facilitates easy installation and supports hot-swappable hard drives. With dimensions comparable to a 5.25-inch optical drive, it can be effortlessly integrated into servers, workstations, or industrial computers.

 

Featuring two 2.5” SATA SSDs, the iR2302 can be configured into four RAID modes: RAID 1, RAID 0, JBOD, or SPAN (BIG). Additionally, it can accommodate a JBOD independent 3.5-inch bay as an independent sector, which is ideal for supplementary data backup or data transfer. This versatile two-in-one storage solution ensures both data security and convenient data movement, thereby enriching storage utilization options.

 

Supports both H/W RAID Mode and GUI Mode

 

The iR2302 offers two different ways to set up your RAID configuration. You can use H/W RAID mode if you want to customize your configuration or use the GUI RAID mode with the RAIDGUARD Manager monitoring program to set up different RAID modes. The program provides detailed information about the status of the RAID modules and hard drives, which makes it easy to manage and monitor your system. 

The iR2302 features a unique tray design that simplifies disk installation or removal with its hot-swappable functionality

 

The iR2302's hard disk tray design allows for easy locking of HDDs or SSDs, providing users with the convenience of hot-swapping drives when the system is powered on, making disk or SSD  replacement a breeze. Users can purchase additional hard disk trays and pre-install HDDs or SSDs, ensuring that if a drive encounters an issue; it can be promptly replaced via hot-swapping. This simplifies the replacement process, minimizes system downtime due to drive malfunctions, and enhances operational efficiency.

 

Each iR2302 hard disk tray (for RAID) is equipped with a key lock design that securely fastens the entire tray to the device according to actual usage requirements, preventing it from being easily removed and improving data security.

The efficient heat dissipation fan aids in prolonging the lifespan of disks utilized in the iR2302

 

The iR2302 is equipped with a 4cm silent fan that delivers continuous airflow, efficiently dissipating the heat produced by the SSD or hard disk. By maintaining the SSD or hard disk at ideal operating temperatures consistently, their lifespan is extended, and your data receives enhanced protection.

 

LED light indicators

 

The iR2302 features a separate LED display for each SSD or hard disk, presenting data access status or the condition of the SSD or hard disk concisely. This allows users to stay informed about the overall status of the iR2302 at any time.

Performance test result for reference. The test result will vary depend on the test environment.

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Specification


 
Model No iR2302
RAID Chip ASMedia 1092R
Interfaces 2 x SATA III (6Gbps) Ports 
(1 for 2.5" HDD/SSD RAID module,1 for 3.5"/2.5" SATA HDD/SSD JBOD)
Compatible Drives 1. 1 x 3.5" Tray >> For 1 x 3.5"/2.5" SATA HDD/SSD
2. 2 x 2.5" Tray >> For 2 x 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD
Storage Level RAID 0/1/JBOD/Big + Independent volume( 3.5"/2.5" SATA HDD/SSD )
System Monitoring Fan Failure / Overheat
Operating System Windows, Linux
Function Control 
Interface
GUI (Windows Only)
GUI RAID Mode Support RAID 1/RAID 0/SPAN (BIG)

* RAID modes can be set through the GUI monitoring program
Cooling System 4 cm Low noise fan
Electrical and
Operating 
Requirements
* Line voltage: 12V + 5V DC
* Operating temperature: 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)
* Storage temperature: -4° to 116° F (-20° to 47° C)
* Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
Dimension & Weight 146(W)x 42(H) x 198(L) mm
Package Accessories *iR2302
*SATA Cable x 2
*Accessory Kit-for Tray
*Accessory Kit-for Case
*Quick installation guide

 

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