DS500W is 5-bay storage tower high performance USB 3.0 and eSATA interfaces. The device is backward compatible with USB 2.0, which can be used in the absence of USB 3.0 or eSATA. DS500W has a built-in RAID engine embedded within the enclosure performing all data parity calculation to reduce the CPU utilization from the host and eliminating the needs for a separate controller cards. The built-in RAID supports RAID level 0, 1, 5, and JBOD. It provides redundancy protection against hard drive failures. The new RAID mode N-Way Mirror is used to replicate the saved data throughout all installed hard drives. DS500W features automatic backup, encryption and multi OS friendly – compatible with Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

DS500W is bundled with a 2-port latest PCIe x1 eSATA controller with SATA 6Gbps. The unit is backward compatible with PCIe 1.0 to provide eSATA connectivity for hosts that do not have built-in eSATA ports.

  • Supports RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, JBOD, Clone and hot spare drive
  • eSATA and USB 3.0 interface (USB 2.0 compatible)
  • Bundled SATA 6.0Gbps latest PCIe x1 controller card
  • Built-in hardware RAID within the machine, no driver and no additional RAID controller required.
  • Supports SATA 3.5" and 2.5" hard drives and SSD
  • Automatic insertion / removal detection and rebuild.
  • Compact and stylish with protective ventitating cover.




HDD Slots: 5 hot-swappable 3.5" or 2.5" with enclosure
RAID Level: 0, 1, 10, 5, Clone with hot-spare and JBOD
Auto-Rebuild: Yes
Hot Spare: Yes
Host Interface: USB 3.0 and eSATA
Drive Interface: SATA
SSD Support: Yes

OS Support

Windows, Linux, Mac OS

Dimension (in)

6.0" (W) x 8.25" (H) x 11.0" (D)

Power Supply

220W (Dual Voltage)


Black / White


Based on contract