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1TB Portable RAID Firewire 800 eSATA Disk Drive [MT1]

£195.00 (inc VAT) £162.50 (exc VAT)
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Ultra Fast Oxford 936DS Chipset


  • New miniature (2.5" disk) version with LCD Display
  • Best build quality available
  • Best chipset - Oxford 936DS
  • Fast Seagate Momentus Series Disks
  • RAID 0 for striping, or RAID 1 for Mirroring
  • Firewire 800 & 400 & USB 2.0 & eSATA
  • Latest Perpendicular Recording Technology
  • PC & Mac compatible
  • Can be used as Mac boot disk
  • Fanless, advanced passive cooling
  • Full 2 Year Warranty


This TOP QUALITY ALUMINIUM external portable dual-disk RAID drive is aimed at professional audio / video editors, or those serious about performance and reliability of their data.

If you are using serious applications like Pro Tools, Premiere, Final Cut Pro, then look no further! The Oxford 936DS firewire chipset is the latest in the family of Oxford chips considered essential by serious editors, due to its performance and stability. For example, see how Pro Tools maker DigiDesign specify using Oxford chipset firewire disks. 

Uses very latest Seagate Momentus disk to deliver new levels of hard drive data density, capacity and reliability.

We pre-format for Mac (HFS+). Please let us know if you are a PC user when you order, otherwise it will be supplied in Mac format.

This is a very high quality product. All aspects of the product are the best quality on the market.

The whole product has a 2 year warranty, that includes everything - the disk enclosure, disk drive and power adapter.


  • Taurus Mini RAID 0/1 Firewire 800/400/USB2 Dual Hard Disk Enclosure with
  • 1TB (1000GB) Total Disk Capacity
  • 2 x Seagate Momentus 500GB SATA-II Disks
  • Solid Aluminium, with cooling fins on underbelly
  • Oxford936DS Firewire/USB2 chipset
  • eSATA to eSATA Cable (Approx 1.2m)
  • USB 2.0 Data Cable (Approx 1.8m)
  • Firewire 800 Data Cable 9-pin to 9-pin (Approx 1.8m)
  • Firewire 400 Data Cable 6-pin to 6-pin (Approx 1.8m)
  • (we can supply a 6-pin to 4-pin cable for PC laptops for £5 more)
  • External Power Adaptor (100-240V) 


Disk Drive Specifications

2 Identical Disk Drives are included. 1TB (1000GB) Total Capacity

Seagate Momentus 5400.6 Series, 500GB 5400rpm with 8MB Cache.

  • SATA 3Gb/s NCQ interface
  • Leverages Seagate laptop power management technology, delivering the lowest-power 5400-RPM laptop Hard Disk Drive yet
  • Utilizes ramp load features which remove the head from the disk during idle periods, improving idle power consumption and adding to the durability of the drive
  • QuietStep™ ramp load technology enables ultra-quiet load/unload acoustics
  • Perpendicular recording technology
Disk Enclosure Specifications

Model No.



  • CE
  • CC

Case material

  • High quality aluminum for optimized heat dissipation


  • Two 2.5" SATA-I or SATA-II hard drives (1.5Gb/s or 3.0Gb/s)
  • Height: 9.5mm or 12.5mm
  • Capacity 20GB - 1TB per HDD
  • Two hard drive of identical capacity are recommended
  • Supports large volumes in excess of 2TB

RAID mode

  • RAID 0 striping
  • RAID 1 mirroring


  • 1x eSATA port
  • 2x 9-pin FireWire 800 ports
  • 1x Mini USB 2.0 High Speed port

Data transfer

  • eSATA up to 3Gbps (300MB/s)
  • FireWire 800 (1394b) up to 800Mbps (100MB/s)
  • USB 2.0 up to 480Mbps (60MB/s)

System requirements (PC)

  • eSATA: Windows XP/Vista/7
  • FireWire 400/800: Windows XP/Vista/7
  • USB 2.0: Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Your hardware device must have the correct corresponding port (e.g. USB 2.0, FireWire 800 or PCI card)
  • eSATA Plug and Play support required for host controller

System requirements (Mac)

  • eSATA: Mac OS 10.4 or above
  • FireWire 400/800: Mac OS 10.2 or above
  • USB 2.0: Mac OS 10.2 or above
  • Your hardware device must have the correct corresponding port (e.g. USB 2.0, FireWire 800 or PCI card)
  • eSATA Plug and Play support required for host controller

System environment

  • Operating Temperature: 5°C ~ 40°C
  • Operating Humidity: 20%RH ~ 80%RH
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C ~ 70°C
  • Storage Humidity: 10%RH ~ 90%RH

Power supply

  • External power supply (UL, cUL, CE, TUV approved)
  • Input: AC 100-240V
  • Output: DC +12V/2A

Dimensions (LxWxH)

  • 13.3cm x 8.9cm x 5.6cm



Firewire 800 RAID 0 Performance (Click to enlarge)



Firewire 800 RAID 1 Performance (Click to enlarge)



eSATA RAID1 Performance (Click to enlarge)



Warranty Information

2 Year - Return to Base.

The product is returned to us at your expense, and replaced and returned to you at our expense.

Return postage cost is not included for non-UK sales.
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