PAIR 2-Bay FireWire RAID System


It is rare to come across 2-Bay enclosures for 2.5-inch hard drives in today's market, plus one with RAID management. The DataTale PAIR 2-Bay RAID System is customized with an intelligible GUI (RAID MASTER) for personalized RAID settings, a colorful LED for immediate system status, and triple interfaces for instant connection. The DataTale PAIR 2-Bay RAID System is light for travel, and perfect for mobile users looking for heavy RAID supervision.

With the user-friendly RAID MASTER application, anyone can arrange permitted RAID tasks or be alerted of potential system problems. In addition, DataTale PAIR 2-Bay RAID System allows straightforward RAID mode-setting including: JBOD (Non RAID), RAID 0 (Striping), RAID 1 (Mirroring), and Span (Large).

Based on preference, any two 2.5-inch 9.5mm or 12.5 mm SATA hard disks can be combined as a single drive enclosure using SPAN, Mirror or Stripping mode, or remain separated as a 2-Bay RAID System using JBOD mode to perform the RAID Storage desired. This way, storage capacities won't be wasted just because the HDDs are separated; the data can be backed up even outside the home or office. Furthermore, since the DataTale PAIR can support over 2TB* of drive capacity without any trouble under RAID 0 or SPAN.
*This only applies if the host supports more than 2TB.
The DataTale PAIR 2-Bay System facilitates a 2-Bay storage device ready for usage anywhere via FireWire bus power. With the FireWire 800 connection, the hard drives can be powered, and DataTale PAIR 2-Bay will not need an A/C adapter anymore, lightening the load even more.

Its slim, sturdy housing can safely seal away any two 2.5-inch hard drives, sheltering them from random accidents. Add the bundled black "Slip Bag", slide the PAIR in and be on your way.

Besides being a desktop-capable RAID System, the thin and light DataTale PAIR 2-Bay System is perfect for any travel-like carry-on bags. Its small book-like body along with RAID MASTER gives users the flexibility to operate RAID applications on the go.

  • Supports current 2.5-inch SATA compliant hard drives or SSD*

  • Shelters any two disks from random accidents with a slim and sturdy housing

  • Bundles with a black Slip Bag, easy to carry with protection

  • Facilitates drives usage via FireWire 800 host-provided bus power, lightening the load without an A/C adapter

  • Monitors system status via RAID MASTER and/or colorful LEDs

  • Permit RAID tasks and set alerts using RAID MASTER (GUI)

  • Allows straightforward RAID mode-setting with JBOD (Non RAID), RAID 0 (Striping), RAID 1 (Mirroring), and Span (Large) modes

  • Extends connection flexibility to host with plug-n-play via High-Speed USB 2.0, eSATA, and 1394b ports

  • * Due to restrictions of each individual SSD's controller and user's host system, not all the SSDs are compatible when utilized with the DataTale PAIR.

    Interface/Connector eSATA x 1, USB 2.0 x 1, 1394b x 2
    HDD Support 2.5" SATA HDD for both 9.5 mm and 12.5 mm thickness or
    Note: Due to restrictions of each individual SSD's controller and user's host system, not all the SSDs are compatible when utilized with the DataTale PAIR
    Data Transfer Speed eSATA: up to 3Gbit/sec
    USB 2.0: up to 480Mbit/sec
    1394b: up to 800Mbit/sec
    RAID Level JBOD (Non RAID), RAID 0 (Striping), RAID 1 (Mirroring), Span
    LED Indicator Power / Connection / Health / Access / Rebuild
    System Material Aluminum case with plastic parts
    Power Supply FireWire 800 bus power, or AC Adapter
    (Input: AC 100~240V; Output: DC +5V/2A
    Dimension 155 (L) x 155 (W) x 22.5 (H) mm
    Weight (w/o HDD) 260 g
    Read/Write Speed (eSATA) 192/173 Mbit/sec*
    *Seagate 500GB/7200rpm HDDs; OS Windows 7; RAID 0 with HighPoint RocketRAID 622A SATA2 Card
    Package Contents RAID Unit
    USB Cable
    eSATA Cable
    FireWire 800 Cable
    External Power Supply
    Disks Screws
    Slip Bag
    Quick Start Guide


    File Name Sized Ver. Date Downloads 0.54MB Win 2013/5/7


    File Name Sized Ver. Date Downloads
    PAIR_UM.pdf 2.30 MB EN 2011/7/18
    AIR_UM_FR.pdf 3.29 MB FR 2011/7/18
    AIR_UM_DE.pdf 1.94 MB DE 2011/7/18
    PAIR_QSG_TC.pdf 1.52 MB TC 2010/8/9
    PAIR_UM_SC.pdf 1.90 MB SC 2011/7/18
    AIR_UM_JPN.pdf 1.59 MB JP 2011/9/26


    File Name Sized Ver. Date Downloads
    RSS2TJ.pdf 0.51 MB EN 2011/4/13
    RSS2TJ_datasheet_jp.pdf 0.54 MB JP 2011/2/9
    RSS2TJ_TC.pdf 0.57 MB TC 2011/10/26
    RSS2TJ_SC.pdf 0.57 MB SC 2013/5/7


    File Name Sized Ver. Date Downloads 3.71 MB Mac 2012/9/4 0.67 MB Win 2011/3/10