Been looking for one of these for a while, but cheapest I had seen this before was £130 from a dodgy looking site and around £150 on amazon. Was £180 on Play
The DAS401 is a compact RAID tower that utilises the latest SATA II port feature, where one single eSATA cable connects up to four (3Gbps) SATA II Hard Drives. Designed with easy installation in mind, the trayless DAS401 allows instant installation by simply inserting the hard drives after opening the protective, ventilated cover.
The DAS401 supports JBOD and spanning modes for instant storage expansion. It also supports RAID 0,1,0+1, 5 and 5 + spare via the included software utility, for high performance and hard drive redundancy.
The package also includes a 2-port eSATA PCI express card, which allows the connection between two DAS401 units, using only two cables.
NOTE: It isnt USB (even though there is a port in the photo) it runs from eSATA (much faster anyway) and the PCI-e card it needs is included in the bundle and price!
* eSATA PCIe Card Included
* Quiet Operation
* RAID Levels 0, 1, 5 & 10
* Combine Mode to Maximize Capacity
* SATA Hard Drive Support
* Package Includes:
* DAS401 enclosure,
* Application & Manual CD,
* Mains Lead,
* eSATA PCIe card,
* eSATA Cable,
* Mounting Screws,
* RAID Levels 0, 1, 5 & 10,