WiebeTech (http://www.wiebetech.com) has released the RTX200-QR HDD enclosure with RAID. As a direct replacement for the RTX200H-QR, the RTX220-QR provides a fast way to mirror (RAID 1), stripe (RAID 0) or create a quick backup disk.

Additional features of the dual TrayFree bay enclosure include: an updated RAID controller with a new menu system, a handle for portability, quad interfaces (FireWire 400/800, USB 2.0 and eSATA) and a companion utility to customize fan and alarm behavior. The user-configurable audible and visual warnings are context-specific with alerts for both system and RAID status.

System LEDs indicate power, hardware and RAID status. The RTX220-QR portable storage enclosure is available with base units starting at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of US$499.

RTX220-QR TrayFree technology simplifies hard drive installation by merely inserting the drive into the sled and shutting the door, according to the folks at WiebeTech. Drive bays feature all-metal construction, shock-mount protection, and interface connectors rated for 20,000+ drive insertions. 

Each bay locks for added security and supports hot-swapping to replace failed drives without shutting down the system. The metal case provides heat dissipation and durability, while the 60mm magnetic-levitation chassis fan offers cooling. This unit operates in single disk mode as well to offer flexibility and scalability.