SMART 4-Bay FireWire RAID System


This new SMART RAID System comes with quad interfaces -- 1394a, 1394b, USB 2.0, and eSATA. It is tailored and intelligent GUI, RAID Master which allows easy management of multiple RAID tasks. Multicolored LED indicators and a front panel LCD keeps users informed of the progress of each operation.

The 4-Bay SMART RAID System provides robust storage management functions under JBOD, RAID 0 (Striping), RAID 1 (Mirroring), Span, Clone, RAID 5, and RAID 1 + 0; additional options include HotSpare and Automatic Rebuild under RAID 1+ HotSpare, Clone + HotSpare and RAID 5 + HotSpare. With the help of RAID Master, users can configure multiple RAID tasks, track all configuration events, as well as customize various storage activities. The 4-Bay SMART RAID System is very user-friendly, even for entry-level users: just by pressing a few buttons on the front panel, the users can set up basic RAID modes as well as monitor the system via LCM display without a host connection.

The SmartGuider* design makes HDDs installation, removal and insertion an absolute breeze, featuring effortless Hot-Plug and Hot-Swap supports. The unique auto-limiting segmented screws prevent HDDs damaged from over-tightening when the HDDs installed. The upright structure of vertical placement of HDDs within the aluminum case maximizes internal airflow for excellent heat dissipation; and the low-dB fan makes the product a pleasant company.
*Taiwan New Design Patent: M354309

This new DataTale 4-Bay SMART RAID System supports more than 2TB HDDs of storage capacity and its high-speed performance in data transfer tops most customers' expectations.

By providing quad interfaces, versatile RAID modes, RAID Master GUI, LCD panel, LED Indicators, as well as SmartGuider mechanism, the 4-Bay SMART RAID System makes storage management as easy as 1-2-3!

  • Supports current SATA II compliant HDDs, fully backward compatible with SATA 1.0 and SATA 1.0a compliant HDDs*
  • *The "Desktop" editions of WD hard disks are not recommended. See Are there any limitations for SATA hard disks in RAID Systems in the "DataTale RAID System" section under Troubleshooting page
  • Appreciates Hot Plug support and effortless drive swapping

  • Features a trayless function with the SmartGuider
  • Makes the entire Unit an efficient channel for heat dissipation and maximizes airflow with low-dB fans, aluminum housing, and upright mechanical design

  • Prevents over-tightened HDDs with auto-limiting segmented screws

  • Monitors system status via LED Indicators (power, connection, health, access, rebuild, and RAID Alert), LCM or RAID MASTER

  • Configures RAID modes easily using LCM or RAID MASTER, no IT expertise required

  • Provides robust storage management under JBOD (Non RAID), RAID 0 (Striping), RAID 1 (Mirroring), Span, Clone, RAID 5, and RAID 1+0, and optional HotSpare

  • Supports both on-line & off-line rebuild

  • Extends connection flexibility to host with plug-n-play via FireWire 400, FireWire 800, USB 2.0 and eSATA ports

  • Connector eSATA x 1, USB 2.0 x 1, 1394a x 1, 1394b x 2
    HDD Support 3.5" SATA HDD*
    *Identical HDD recommended with same manufacturer, capacity and RPM
    RAID Level JBOD, RAID 0 (Striping), RAID 1 (Mirroring), Span, Clone, RAID 5, RAID 10 (1+0), and optional HotSpare
    Data Transfer Speed eSATA: up to 3Gbit/sec
    USB 2.0: up to 480Mbit/sec
    1394a: up to 400Mbit/sec
    1394b: up to 800Mbit/sec
    System Material Aluminum case with plastic parts
    LED Indicators Power / Connection / Health / Access / Rebuild / RAID Alert
    Power Supply External power supply
    FAN Dimension: 80 x 80 x 10 mm x 2
    Speed: 1900 R.P.M +-10%
    Noise: 17.13 dB(A) max.
    Dimension 210 (L) x 138 (W) x 213 (H) mm
    Weight (without HDD) 2.3 KGS
    Package Contents RAID Unit
    USB Cable
    eSATA Cable
    FireWire 400 Cable
    FireWire 800 Cable
    4 HDD SmartGuider Kit w/16 HDD Screws
    External Power Supply
    Quick Start Guide


    File Name Sized Ver. Date Downloads 0.66MB Win 2013/5/7


    File Name Sized Ver. Date Downloads
    DataTale4Bay_smart_UM.pdf 7.94 MB EN 2012/8/30
    DataTale4Bay_smart_UM_de.pdf 7.46 MB DE 2012/8/30
    DataTale4Bay_smart_UM_fr.pdf 8.52 MB FR 2012/8/30
    RCM4DJ_RCM4QJ_QSG_TC.pdf 0.81 MB TC 2011/10/26
    DataTale4Bay_smart_UM_SC.pdf 3.68 MB SC 2012/8/30
    DataTale4Bay_smart_UM_JP.pdf 7.64 MB JP 2012/8/30


    File Name Sized Ver. Date Downloads
    RCM4DJ_RCM4QJ.pdf 0.32 MB EN 2015/4/24
    RCM4QJ_RCM4DJ_TC.pdf 0.54 MB TC 2015/4/24


    File Name Sized Ver. Date Downloads
    RAID MASTER 11.22 MB Mac 2010/12/7
    RAID MASTER 7.26 MB Win 2010/10/13