Specifications, Availability and Pricing
The Proware Technology EP-m501-AA is a 5-bay direct access storage solution that connects to your PC via eSATA. The unit has an integrated RAID controller that is able to run the system in RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 10, LARGE or CLONE. I think most users looking to use the system for storage will want to run the system in RAID 5 since it offers data redundancy and still provides a large amount of usable space for your data.
As mentioned previously, the miniEPICa Series EP-m501-AA uses 2.5 inch form factor hard drives. You are able to use the largest, 12.5mm drives with the system as long as they are SATA or SATA II. Many enthusiasts area already familiar with this size of drive since the Western Digital VelociRaptor is only available in the 12.5mm height. Seagate makes a handful of 12.5mm drives and the latest Constellation Series is one of the newest that is available with a SATA II interface.
The most efficient way of adding a miniEPICa Series EP-m501-AA to your personal computer is with an eSATA bracket and cable. The bracket attaches to an available SATA port in your PC and puts an external eSATA port on the back of your system. The enclosure then connects to your system cable and has its own independent power source.
When it comes to power, the system only uses a maximum of 60 watts. One of the biggest benefits to 2.5 inch drives is their ultra low power consumption and it shows in the miniEPICa systems.
When it comes to price, the miniEPICa Series EP-m501-AA is still new and difficult to find. Proware Technology has several products in Europe and the APAC region so it is reasonable for us to believe it will show up there first. Proware does have a new warehouse in California, so in the near future we should start to see their products carried by more U.S. e-tailers.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- AMD's next-gen Vega 10 leaks - are they the real deal?
- Don't press new 'Guardians of the Galaxy' trailer button
- The Last of Us 2 is Ellie's harrowing story of hate
- Zotac's $1999 VR Go backpack: GTX 1070, Intel i7 6700T
- Death Stranding analysis: breaking down the bizarre
- Ga z170m d3h ddr3-cf seek bios non-k_oc and kaby_support
- ROCCAT SOVA MK Gaming Lapboard Review
- ASRock 990fx extreme4 & Fast- Ultra Fast Boot Issues
- Fnatic Gear Clutch G1 Optical Gaming Mouse Review
- X99 Professional Gaming i7 and RAM question
- ENERMAX launches REVOLUTION SFX, with the highest wattage 650W full modular SFX Model in standard 100mm depth
- Intel Extreme Masters Season 11 finals confirmed for two weekends in March with more than $600,000 in prizing
- Ultimate Media Ventures teams up with The Coalition for sanctioned December 18 Gears Of War 4 Pro-Am eSports Battle On The Strip Event
- Thecus introduces Scale-Out architecture to meet rising enterprise storage demand
- Plantronics launches RIG 800 series - first 24-hour wireless gaming headset