Stardom MR2-B31: 2-Bay Hardware RAID Storage Device with USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, Hot-Swap, and 4 RAID Modes

 

The MR2-B31 offers four configuration modes: RAID 0, 1, JBOD, and BIG. It's compatible with Type-C and Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C) hosts and includes USB 3.2 Gen 2 cables. The unit features a secure, hot-swappable 2.5” SATA HDD/SSD tray, an LED disk status indicator, a manually adjustable low-noise fan, and a durable aluminum design for efficient heat management.

 

 
 
 

 

Features


1. Versatile Storage Solutions: Compatible with both M.2 SATA SSD, 2.5’ SSDs and traditional hard drives .

 

2. Cross-platform Compatibility: Designed for use with both PC and Mac systems.

 

3. Broad interface Support: USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3/4 support

 

4. Advanced SATA & RAID Support: Supports SATA 6G with an integrated RAID mode switch, facilitating easy shifting between RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD, and Big configurations.

 

5. Intuitive Indicators: Equipped with LED indicators for straightforward drive status monitoring.

 

6. High-Speed Connectivity: USB 3.2 Gen 2 compatible, supporting Type-C interfaces, with data transmission rates up to 10Gbps.

 

7. Easy Drive Management: Hot-swappable and plug-and-play functionality allows for effortless drive replacements.

 

8. STATUSGUARD GUI: A user-friendly interface for Windows users, enhancing the monitoring and management experience.

 

9. Secure and easy tray design: The device boasts a screwless disk tray design coupled with lock mechanisms, ensuring both ease of use and protection against unauthorized access.

 

10. Efficient Cooling System: Features a low-noise fan designed for rapid heat dissipation.

 

11. Sturdy & Efficient Build: Crafted with a rugged aluminum structure that not only provides durability but also ensures swift heat dissipation.

 

12. Portable Design: Compact and lightweight, making it convenient for on-the-go users


Benefits


1. Versatile Storage: With compatibility for M.2 SATA, 2.5” SSDs and hard drives, users can choose storage options based on speed, capacity, or budget.

 

2. Cross-Compatibility: Working with both PC and Mac means users don't have to purchase separate devices for different platforms, promoting versatility and cost savings.

 

3. Optimized Storage Management: The RAID modes offer flexibility in data management, allowing users to prioritize speed, redundancy, or a combination based on their needs.

 

4. Instant Feedback: The LED indicators provide real-time feedback on the system's status, ensuring prompt action can be taken if needed.

 

5. Fast Data Transfer: High-speed USB 3.2 Gen 2 ensures quick file transfers, reducing wait times and improving productivity.

 

6. Effortless Maintenance: The hot-swappable feature means users can replace drives without shutting down the device, minimizing downtime.

 

7. Enhanced Monitoring: The STATUSGUARD GUI offers a detailed overview of the system's performance and health, especially beneficial for Windows users.

 

8. Efficient Cooling: The design ensures the device remains cool, prolonging the life of both the device and the drives within.

 

9. Durability: The rugged aluminum structure offers robust protection against physical damage and ensures longevity.

 

10. Cost Efficiency: By consolidating multiple features into one device, users might find cost savings compared to purchasing separate components or devices.

 

11. Space Saving: Given its multifunctional nature, users can potentially save space in their workstation setup.

 

12. Enhanced Workflow: With faster data rates, flexible configurations, and easy drive management, professionals can streamline their workflows, especially in data-heavy tasks.

 

13. Safety and Security: Features like the disk tray lock can offer peace of mind by preventing unauthorized access.

 

Applications


1. Data Backup & Recovery: Users can use this device for regular backups of critical data, and, with its RAID configurations, data redundancy is ensured, providing an added layer of data security.

 

2. Media Editing: Professionals in videography, photography, or music production can use it as a reliable storage solution to handle large media files. Its high-speed connectivity ensures quick read/write operations essential for real-time editing.

 

3. Gaming: Gamers can store extensive game libraries and benefit from the speed of SSDs for reduced load times.

 

4. Portable Workstation: For professionals on-the-move, it offers a way to carry and access large datasets or projects. Its portability makes it convenient for remote work or client presentations.

 

5. Archiving: Organizations or individuals can use it to archive old yet essential data, benefiting from its large storage capacities.

 

6. Server or Network Storage: With its hot-swappable feature, it can be integrated into a network or server environment, providing dynamic storage expansion.

 

7. Research & Development: For fields that require handling vast amounts of data like genomics, climate modeling, or simulations.

 

8. Digital Forensics: Professionals in digital forensics can use it for data retrieval and analysis, benefiting from the secure and swift data access features.

 

9. Surveillance Storage: Given its capacity and RAID configurations, it can be utilized for storing surveillance footage, ensuring data redundancy and continuous recording.

 

10. Home Entertainment: Users can store a vast collection of movies, music, and photos, and stream directly from the device to entertainment systems or devices.

 

Given its blend of security, speed, and adaptability, the MR2-B31 can cater to diverse storage needs across various sectors and user types.

 

 

Versatile Storage Solutions

 

The MR2-B31 accommodates M.2 SATA SSD (SATA converter is required) 2.5-inch SSDs and traditional HDDs. SSDs offer rapid data access and durability, ideal for high-speed tasks, while HDDs provide cost-effective, larger storage for bulk data. This compatibility grants users the flexibility to optimize their storage based on speed, capacity, or budget.

 

Cross-platform Compatibility

 

The MR2-B31 is engineered for broad adaptability, seamlessly integrating with both PC and Mac platforms. This ensures users, irrespective of their operating system preference, can access and manage their data without compatibility constraints, simplifying workflows and eliminating the need for multiple storage devices.

STATUSGUARD GUI

 

The MR2-B31 integrates the STATUSGUARD GUI, a tailored interface designed specifically for Windows users. This intuitive graphical user interface offers a streamlined dashboard, allowing users to easily monitor system metrics and manage device settings. By providing clear visuals and straightforward controls, the STATUSGUARD GUI elevates the user experience, ensuring effective device oversight and simplifying intricate tasks.

Advanced SATA & RAID Support

 

The MR2-B31 is equipped with SATA 6G capabilities, ensuring swift data transfer rates. Further enhancing its versatility is an integrated RAID mode switch, allowing users to swiftly toggle between RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD, and Big configurations. This feature not only optimizes storage performance but also offers varying levels of data redundancy and management based on user preferences.

Broad Interface Support

 

The MR2-B31 is adeptly designed to accommodate a wide range of contemporary interfaces. With support for USB Type-C and the high-speed capabilities of Thunderbolt 3 and 4, users are assured of versatile connectivity options. This ensures compatibility with an array of devices, from mainstream computers to professional-grade workstations. The inclusion of these interfaces underlines the device's commitment to delivering high-speed data transfers and seamless integration, catering to both current and emerging tech trends.

 

 

High-Speed Connectivity

 

The MR2-B31 boasts USB 3.2 Gen 2 compatibility, accommodating Type-C connection. This ensures broad device adaptability while delivering impressive data transmission speeds of up to 10Gbps. Such swift connectivity accelerates file transfers and streamlines data-intensive tasks, offering users an efficient and versatile interface experience.

 

Easy Drive Management

 

With the MR2-B31's hot-swappable and plug-and-play capabilities, users benefit from simplified drive handling. The hot-swappable feature permits swift drive replacements without the need to power down the device. Meanwhile, the plug-and-play functionality ensures immediate device recognition and operation without requiring intricate setups. Together, these features minimize downtime and enhance workflow continuity, making drive management both user-friendly and efficient.

 

Secure and Easy Tray Design

 

The MR2-B31 stands out with its innovative screwless disk tray design, eliminating the need for cumbersome screw mountings and streamlining the installation process. This user-friendly approach ensures quick and hassle-free drive replacements. Furthermore, to bolster data security, the device integrates lock mechanisms. These locks act as a robust line of defense, deterring unauthorized access and ensuring the user's data remains uncompromised. Together, the design emphasizes a harmonious balance between operational simplicity and robust security measures.

Mechanism

Intuitive Indicators

 

The MR2-B31 incorporates LED indicators, offering users immediate visual feedback on drive status. These indicators streamline monitoring, ensuring users can quickly discern drive health and activity, reducing the risk of data complications and enhancing overall system management.

Efficient Cooling System

 

The MR2-B31 incorporates a meticulously engineered cooling solution. Its low-noise fan, while ensuring minimal auditory disturbances, is adept at promoting rapid heat dispersion. This proactive approach to temperature management not only prolongs the device's lifespan but also safeguards the drives within, ensuring consistent and optimal performance. Users can thus rely on sustained high-speed operations without the concerns of overheating or thermal throttling, making it a dependable companion for data-intensive tasks.

 

Sturdy & Efficient Build

 

The MR2-B31 showcases a robust design ethos through its rugged aluminum construction. This material choice offers dual advantages: a resilient shell that withstands the rigors of daily use, and an innate ability to efficiently disperse heat. The aluminum structure acts as a heat sink, drawing warmth away from the internal components, thus ensuring they operate within optimal temperature ranges. As a result, users get a device that's not just built to last but is also engineered to maintain performance stability even during prolonged, demanding tasks.

 

 

 

 

 

Portable Design

 

The MR2-B31 is thoughtfully crafted with mobility in mind. Its compact form factor ensures it occupies minimal space, making it easy to pack alongside other essentials. The lightweight nature of the device further enhances its portability, ensuring that on-the-go users, whether professionals or enthusiasts, face no encumbrance. This design consideration ensures that users can effortlessly transport their data, facilitating seamless workflows irrespective of location, from office desks to remote work sites.

Application

Included Accessories

 

The MR2-B31 is packaged with all accessories tailored to enhance its usability. Included are essential cables, specifically Type-C to Type-C, catering to a broad spectrum of device compatibility. Additionally, the provision of mounting hardware further eases the setup process. This comprehensive inclusion means users are equipped to seamlessly integrate the device into their workflow, right from the moment of unboxing. Such thoughtful provisioning underscores the product's focus on user-centricity, eliminating potential setup roadblocks and ensuring immediate, hassle-free operation.

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 MR2-B31 
Interfaces USB 3.2 Gen 2 ( up to 10 Gbps ) 
Compatible Drive 2 x 2.5" SATA III HDD/SSD ( up to 6 Gbps ) (9.5mm)
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 3 cm Low noise fan
Electrical and 
Operating 
Requirements
Requirements * Line voltage: 100-240V AC
* Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
* Maximum continuous power: 24W
* 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 : 41 mm Width : 97 mm Depth : 165.3 mm
Product Code MR2-B31 
EAN:4713227440813 
UPC:884826505372
Carton 10 pcs per carton
Package Accessories * MR2-B31 x 1
* USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C to Type-C) Cable x 1
* AC Power Adapter x 1
* Power Cable x 1
* Accessory kit
* Quick Installation Guide             

 

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MR2-B31 HD Compatible List

Product Name BrandHD TypeHD CategoryModel NumberCapacity Note
MR2-B31Toshiba2.5" HDD MQ01ABF050500GB
MR2-B31Kingston2.5" SSD SHSS37A240GB
MR2-B31Innodisk2.5" SSD 3MG2-P128GB
MR2-B31WD2.5" SSD WDS200T2B0A2TB
MR2-B31Seagate2.5" SSD XA480LE10063480GB
MR2-B31Seagate2.5" SSD ZA960NM10001960GB
MR2-B31Samsung2.5" SSD MZ-76E250BW250GB
MR2-B31Samsung2.5" SSD MZ-76E500BW 500GB
MR2-B31Samsung2.5" SSD MZ-76E1T0BW 1TB
MR2-B31Samsung2.5" SSD MZ-76E2T0BW2TB
MR2-B31Samsung2.5" SSD MZ-76E4T0BW4TB
MR2-B31WD2.5" SSD WDS500G1R0A500GB
MR2-B31WD2.5" SSD WDS100T1R0A1TB
MR2-B31WD2.5" SSD WDS200T1R0A2TB
MR2-B31WD2.5" SSD WDS400T1R0A4TB
MR2-B31Seagate2.5" SSDIronWolf 125ZA4000NM10002 4TB
MR2-B31Seagate2.5" SSDIronWolf Pro 125ZA3840NX100013.84TB
MR2-B31Pioneer2.5" SSDAPS-SL3NAPS-SL3N-1T1TB

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