Part number NS9000 The NS-9000 has room for three 3.5-inch slimline devices and five 5.25-inch half-height devices. Two of the 3.5-inch device bays are accessible from the front of the computer and are suitable for removable-media devices. A 1.44 MB floppy disk drive comes installed in one of these device bays. The other 3.5-inch device bay is accessible by opening the computer and is suitable for a non-removable media device, such as a hard disk.
All five 5.25-inch device bays are designed for removable-media devices, such as tape drives and CD-ROM drives. The bottom bay comes equipped with a CD-ROM drive. The device bays can also hold full-height 5.25-inch devices or 3.5-inch devices which have had the appropriate adapters installed. The NS-9000 provides an extremely flexible solution which can be tailored to meet almost any requirement.
The NS-9000 also comes equipped with ALR’s RAID Cage 6d. The Smart RAID Cage 6d has room for six 1-inch or 1.6-inch high Single Connection Attachment (SCA) SCSI devices. The drives for the RAID Cages are all hot-swap ready, meaning that when they are coupled with an appropriate RAID SCSI controller, they can be replaced without having to turn off the computer or having to put it off line. Drives in the RAID Cage are protected by a steel locking bar to prevent unauthorized removal.