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Get Backed with RAX from CRU-DataPort

Vancouver, WA — January 12, 2011 — 1U Rackmount storage systems are extremely versatile with RAX™ removable 2-bay enclosures from CRU-DataPort. Whether you need RAID or JBOD, access to bare drives or protection of a fully enclosed removable drive carrier, RAX is the answer. Additionally, RAX is available with hardware based encryption and on-demand write-protection for read/write access and added data security to meet all storage demands.

CRU-DataPort incorporated proprietary TrayFree™ bays and industry standard removable drive carriers into the RAX 1U rackmount chassis providing ideal solutions for disk-to-disk backup, off-site disaster recovery, backup/archive workflow and data ingestion.

Available Bay Options:

  • TrayFree Bays allow easy access to bare drives by simply opening the bay door and inserting or removing the drive.

  • DataPort 10 Removable Drive Carriers offer added protection with an all metal carrier completely housing the drives.

  • DataPort 10 Secure with Internal Key adds 128-bit hardware based encryption ensuring data security and drive protection.

RAX products offer several interface options including FireWire 800/400, USB 2.0, SFF-8470 Multilane and eSATA versions with point-to-point and port multiplier connectivity. The sturdy metal chassis provides excellent heat dissipation while two 40mm fans offer superior cooling. To assist in the selection of a RAX product, CRU-DataPort has also launched a product selection tool for the website at

Chris Williams of DaVinci Digital expressed, “We have searched far and wide for a rack mounted JBOD enclosure with hot-swappable bays and couldn't find one — until now. This is the perfect solution for our customers who need disk-to-disk backup and want to swap drives.” Rackmount storage enclosures are suitable in multiple vertical markets and are available through CRU resellers starting at $359.00. CRU-DataPort will display the new RAX storage systems in conjunction with several other removable and mobile data security solutions at the GovSec Expo in Washington DC March 29-31, 2011. For more information, please visit

About CRU-DataPort
Founded in 1986, CRU-DataPort is a pioneer in data security and data mobility devices. The company’s flagship DataPort, along with Data Express® and RhinoJR® (formerly manufactured by StorCase), and WiebeTech product brands of removable and external hard drive enclosures are the de facto standard for physical data security and safe data transporting in government, education and business markets. CRU-DataPort products are also widely used in media rich data environments including audio/video production, digital cinema, video security capture, and disk-2-disk backup and archiving applications. Backed by the industry's leading warranties and connector ratings, CRU-DataPort products are available through major distributors, PC manufacturers, specialty system builders and resellers throughout the world.