ST2-B31: A RAID storage device that supports USB Gen 2 (10G) interface

 

 

 
 
 

 

Features:


1. Offers RAID 1, RAID 0, JBOD, and SPAN(BIG) modes.

 

2. Plug and play with USB Type-C.

 

3. Includes USB Type-C to C cable.

 

4. Compatible with Thunderbolt™ 3/4 hosts at 10G/S data transfer rate.

 

5. Supports 2 x 2.5"/3.5" SATA hard disks or SSDs.

 

6. Comes with RAIDON STATUSGUARD GUI software. (windows only).

 

7. Features LED indicators for easy monitoring.

 

8. Supports hot-swappable drives.

 

9. Low noise Fan, with manual fan speed control.

 

10. Compatible with both PC and Mac.

 

11. Constructed with lightweight, durable aluminum.

 

Benefits

 

1. Versatility: With the ability to connect via USB Type-C, as well as support for Thunderbolt™ 3/4 hosts, it provides broad device compatibility.


2. Choice of Storage: It supports both 2.5" and 3.5" SATA hard disks or SSDs, allowing for flexible storage options to suit your needs.

 

3. Data Management: The multiple RAID modes enable customized data management for efficiency and data protection.

 

4. User-Friendly Software: The RAIDON STATUSGUARD GUI software simplifies the management and monitoring of the device's performance.

 

5. Easy Monitoring: LED indicators provide at-a-glance status updates for user convenience.

 

6. Efficient Drive Replacement:The support for hot-swappable drives allows for easy and uninterrupted drive replacements.

 

7. Quiet Operation: The low-noise design ensures a quiet working environment while effectively dissipating heat.

 

8. Cross-Platform Compatibility: Its compatibility with both PC and Mac makes it a convenient choice for diverse users.

 

9. Durability: The lightweight yet durable aluminum construction ensures longevity and ease of handling.

 

Applications

 

1. Data Centers and IT Infrastructure: The multiple RAID configurations, high-speed data transfer rate, and hot-swappable drives make it ideal for data centers and IT infrastructure, where there's a need for reliable, high-speed access to large amounts of data with minimal downtime.

 

2. Media and Entertainment Industry: This sector, which often deals with large file sizes (like video or audio files), can greatly benefit from the ST2-B31's high-speed Thunderbolt™ 3/4 compatibility, flexible storage options, and RAID configurations for optimal performance and data protection.

 

3. Manufacturing and Engineering: The ST2-B31 is useful in these industries for storing and accessing large CAD/CAM files swiftly, thanks to its high data transfer rates and RAID configurations.

 

4. Healthcare: The device's high storage capacity, data redundancy features, and quick data access capabilities make it suitable for storing large medical imaging files, patient records, and supporting telemedicine needs.

 

Application

5. Research and Academia: In areas like bioinformatics, physics, or climate modeling where large datasets are common, the ST2-B31's fast data transfer rates, high capacity, and data redundancy features are crucial.

 

6. Video Surveillance: The ST2-B31 is suitable for storing high-definition video feeds thanks to its large storage capacity, high-speed data transfers, and RAID configurations, providing reliable and continuous surveillance data recording.

 

7. Oil, Gas, and Mining Industries: These sectors often work with large geospatial datasets for exploration and extraction purposes. The ST2-B31's high-speed data transfer rates, large storage capacity, and RAID configurations can support these data-intensive tasks.

 

Remember, regardless of the industry, the ST2-B31's aluminum construction ensures it's durable enough to handle the rigors of various industrial environments.

 

Overview

 

The ST2-B31 is a versatile storage solution, offering support for both 2.5" and 3.5" SATA drives. With multiple RAID modes and compatibility with PC, Mac, and Thunderbolt™ 3/4, it ensures wide-ranging usability. Key features include hot-swappable drives, a quiet fan with manual control, and user-friendly RAIDON STATUSGUARD GUI software. Its aluminum construction provides durability while remaining lightweight. Altogether, the ST2-B31 delivers a powerful, adaptable, and user-friendly data storage experience.

 

Compatible with both PC and Mac

 

The ST2-B31's compatibility with both PC and Mac systems enhances its adaptability, making it a versatile choice for diverse users. It is designed to seamlessly fit into your workspace, regardless of your choice of operating system or computer. Windows PC users benefit from simplified device management and monitoring due to the included RAIDON STATUSGUARD GUI software, while Mac users enjoy smooth integration with the Mac OS environment. The ST2-B31 transcends the confines of specific operating systems or hardware, catering to various computing environments. Hence, it offers reliable, high-performance storage solutions custom-made for both PC and Mac users.

Offers RAID 1, RAID 0, JBOD, and SPAN(BIG) modes


 
The ST2-B31 distinguishes itself with the inclusion of multiple RAID modes, enabling customized data management to suit your specific needs. Offering RAID 1, RAID 0, JBOD, and SPAN (BIG) modes, the ST2-B31 gives you the flexibility to optimize based on your priorities, be it speed, data redundancy, or capacity.

 

Plug and play with USB Type-C

 

Enjoy seamless connectivity with the ST2-B31's plug and play feature. With support for USB Type-C interface, this device offers effortless integration into your existing setup. The ST2-B31 is designed to connect easily and function instantly, simplifying your workflow and ensuring you can access your data swiftly and efficiently. With the ST2-B31, enjoy a smooth, hassle-free experience right out of the box.

 

 

Compatible with Thunderbolt™ 3/4 hosts at 10G/S data transfer rate

 

The ST2-B31 elevates connectivity through its compatibility with Thunderbolt™ 3/4 hosts, offering rapid transfer speeds up to 10Gbps. Ideal for professionals dealing with large files, it boosts workflow efficiency and productivity by enabling swift data access and transfer. The ST2-B31's compatibility with a wide array of devices, from high-end laptops to professional workstations, allows it to cater to high-intensity professional environments or substantial home file management needs effectively and swiftly.

Supports 2 x 2.5"/3.5" SATA hard disks or SSDs

 

The ST2-B31's flexible storage feature, compatible with both 2.5" and 3.5" SATA hard disks or SSDs, allows for personalized storage configurations. It caters to the need for high capacity from 3.5" hard disks or faster performance from 2.5" SSDs, even enabling dual drive usage for increased capacity or mirrored backup via RAID 1 mode. Additionally, the ST2-B31's adaptability makes it a future-ready solution, capable of evolving with your growing data storage needs and advancing storage technology.

 

Supports hot-swappable drives

 

The ST2-B31, designed for user ease, supports hot-swappable drives, allowing for hassle-free drive replacement without the need to power off the device or disrupt ongoing tasks. Whether it's due to capacity limits, failure, or regular maintenance, the hot-swapping feature enables quick drive replacements with no downtime, sustaining productivity and continuous data access. Particularly in time-sensitive environments like businesses or professional settings, the ST2-B31's hot-swappable drive support is invaluable, ensuring uninterrupted operation and maximum uptime.

Mechanism

RAIDON STATUSGUARD GUI software. (windows only)

 

The ST2-B31 enhances user interaction with the included RAIDON STATUSGUARD GUI software for Windows, offering a user-friendly platform for device management and performance tracking. Although only available for Windows currently, it illustrates ST2-B31's dedication to a smooth user experience, making data storage management exceptionally straightforward.

Features LED indicators for easy monitoring

 

 

The ST2-BA31 incorporates LED indicators into its design for effortless monitoring, providing an immediate visual representation of the device's status, thereby eliminating complex software checks. Covering power status, drive activity, and RAID configuration health, these LEDs offer real-time updates, enabling quick identification and resolution of potential issues to ensure reliable and efficient data storage. This user-friendly feature of the ST2-BA31 simplifies device monitoring, facilitating optimal performance maintenance.

Low noise Fan, with manual fan speed control switch

 

The ST2-B31 enhances device cooling and user comfort with its low-noise fan and a manual fan speed control switch. This distinctive feature offers the flexibility to adjust fan speed as per your needs, striking the right balance between cooling efficiency and noise level. The manual control allows you to increase the fan speed for improved heat dissipation during heavy data processing or reduce it for quiet operation during regular use. This adaptable feature makes the ST2-B31 a suitable choice for diverse work situations, as it enables users to personalize the device's cooling system to their preferences.

Constructed with lightweight, durable aluminum
 

The ST2-B31 distinguishes itself with its durable yet lightweight aluminum construction, which balances sturdiness with easy handling. The aluminum body not only adds a sleek, modern aesthetic, but also delivers practical benefits such as excellent heat dissipation, contributing to the device's performance and lifespan. Despite its robustness, the lightweight nature of aluminum makes the ST2-B31 easy to maneuver and transport, making it ideal for both stationary and mobile use. Ultimately, it's a durable, portable storage solution designed for both performance and longevity.

Performance test result for reference. The test result will vary depend on the test environment.

 

This product is capable of achieving data transfer speeds of up to 10 Gbps when operated on a PC running the Windows operating system. However, it should be noted that the performance is reduced to 5 Gbps when used with systems powered by the current Apple M1 or M2 processors.

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Specification

Specification


 
Model No ST2-B31 (Silver) / ST2-B31-B (Black) 
Interfaces USB 3.2 Gen 2 ( up to 10 Gbps )
Compatible Drive 2 x 3.5”/2.5" SATA III HDD/SSD ( up to 6 Gbps )
Certification CE/FCC
Storage Mode BIG Mode
JBOD - Independent Mode 
RAID 0 - Speed Mode
RAID 1 - Safe Mode
Operating System 
Support
Windows 7 or above, OS X 10.10 or above
Cooling System 4 cm Low noise fan
Electrical and 
Operating 
Requirements
* Line voltage: 100-240V AC
* Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
* Maximum continuous power: 50W
* Operating temperature: 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)
* Storage temperature: -4° to 116° F (-20° to 47° C)
* Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
Size and Weight Height:  120 mm Width:  64 mm Depth:  222 mm 
Product Code ST2-B31
EAN Code : 4713227440332
UPC Code : 884826504511
ST2-B31-B
EAN Code : 4713227440295
UPC Code : 884826504474
Carton 8 pcs per carton
Package Accessories * ST2-B31 x 1 
* USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C to Type-C) Cable x 1(USB-IF Certified) 
* AC to DC Power Adapter x 1
* Power Cable x 1
* Accessory kit
* Quick Installation Guide x1

 

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ST2-B31 HD Compatible List

Product Name BrandHD TypeHD CategoryModel NumberCapacity Note
ST2-B31Toshiba2.5" HDD MQ01ABF050500GB
ST2-B31Kingston2.5" SSD SHSS37A240GB
ST2-B31Seagate3.5" HDDIronWolf (NAS)ST4000VN0084TB
ST2-B31Seagate3.5" HDDIronWolf Pro (NAS)ST10000NE000410TB
ST2-B31Seagate3.5" HDDExos X14ST14000NM042814TB
ST2-B31Seagate3.5" HDDIronWolf Pro (NAS)ST14000NE000814TB
ST2-B31WD3.5" HDDRedWD10EFRX1TB
ST2-B31WD3.5" HDDRedWD100EFAX10TB
ST2-B31WD3.5" HDDBlackWD5003AZEX500GB
ST2-B31Seagate3.5" HDDIronWolf Pro (NAS)ST8000NE0018TB
ST2-B31Seagate3.5" HDDIronWolf (NAS)ST8000VN0048TB
ST2-B31Innodisk2.5" SSD 3MG2-P128GB
ST2-B31WD2.5" SSD WDS200T2B0A2TB
ST2-B31WD3.5" HDD HUH721010ALE60010TB
ST2-B31Seagate3.5" HDD ST8000VX00028TB
ST2-B31Seagate3.5" HDD ST1000NM00081TB
ST2-B31WD3.5" HDD WD80EFAX8TB
ST2-B31Seagate3.5" HDDExos X14ST14000NM001814TB
ST2-B31Seagate2.5" SSD XA480LE10063480GB
ST2-B31Seagate2.5" SSD ZA960NM10001960GB
ST2-B31Seagate3.5" HDD ST8000VX00028TB
ST2-B31Samsung2.5" SSD MZ-76E250BW250GB
ST2-B31Samsung2.5" SSD MZ-76E500BW 500GB
ST2-B31Samsung2.5" SSD MZ-76E1T0BW 1TB
ST2-B31Samsung2.5" SSD MZ-76E2T0BW2TB
ST2-B31Samsung2.5" SSD MZ-76E4T0BW4TB
ST2-B31WD3.5" HDD HUS728T8TALE6L48TB
ST2-B31WD3.5" HDD WUH721414ALE6L414TB
ST2-B31Seagate3.5" HDD ST8000NM00558TB
ST2-B31Seagate3.5" HDD ST16000NM001G16TB
ST2-B31Seagate3.5" HDD ST16000VN00116TB
ST2-B31Seagate3.5" HDD ST14000VN000814TB
ST2-B31Toshiba3.5" HDD MN06ACA10T10TB
ST2-B31Toshiba 3.5" HDD HDWG11AAZSTA10TB
ST2-B31Toshiba3.5" HDD HDWQ140AZSTA4TB
ST2-B31Toshiba3.5" HDD HDWN180AZSTA8TB
ST2-B31Seagate3.5" HDD ST14000NM001G14TB
ST2-B31Seagate3.5" HDD ST12000NM001G12TB
ST2-B31Seagate3.5" HDD ST10000NM001G10TB
ST2-B31Toshiba3.5" HDD MG06ACA10TE10TB
ST2-B31Seagate3.5" HDD ST16000NE00016TB
ST2-B31Toshiba3.5" HDD MN07ACA12T12TB
ST2-B31WD2.5" SSD WDS500G1R0A500GB
ST2-B31WD2.5" SSD WDS100T1R0A1TB
ST2-B31WD2.5" SSD WDS200T1R0A2TB
ST2-B31WD2.5" SSD WDS400T1R0A4TB
ST2-B31Seagate3.5" HDD ST8000NM000A8TB
ST2-B31Seagate3.5" HDDIronwolfST6000VN0016TB
ST2-B31Seagate2.5" SSDIronWolf 125ZA4000NM10002 4TB
ST2-B31Seagate2.5" SSDIronWolf Pro 125ZA3840NX100013.84TB
ST2-B31WD3.5" HDD WD181KFGX18TB
ST2-B31WD3.5" HDDUltrastar DC HC520HUH721212ALE60012TB
ST2-B31WD3.5" HDDRed ProWD121KFBX12TB
ST2-B31WD3.5" HDDRedWD120EFAX12TB
ST2-B31Seagate3.5" HDDSkyHawk AIST16000VE00016TB
ST2-B31Seagate3.5" HDDIronWolf ProST18000NE00018TB
ST2-B31Seagate3.5" HDDExos X18ST18000NM000J18TB
ST2-B31Seagate3.5" HDDIronwolfST10000VN00010TB
ST2-B31Seagate3.5" HDDIronWolf ProST10000NE00010TB
ST2-B31Seagate3.5" HDDSkyHawk AI ST18000VE00218TB
ST2-B31Seagate3.5" HDDIronWolfST12000VN000812TB
ST2-B31Seagate3.5" HDDExos 7E10ST10000NM017B10TB
ST2-B31Seagate3.5" HDDIronWolf ProST20000NE00020TB
ST2-B31Seagate3.5" HDDExos X20ST2000NM007D20TB
ST2-B31WD3.5" HDDUltrastar DC HC560WUH722020ALE6L420TB
ST2-B31Seagate3.5" HDDSkyHawk AIST20000VE00220TB
ST2-B31Toshiba 3.5" HDD MG09ACA18TE18TB
ST2-B31Seagate3.5" HDDExos X22ST22000NM001E22TB

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