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Ciphertex CX-RANGER-EX

5-Bay, Portable, 7200RPM 3.5" Enterprise Class HDD, Rugged AES-256-bit Data Key Encryptions (DEK). Quad-Interface. Includes three (3) DEK. FIPS-140-2 Compliant, TAAC
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The CX-RANGER-EX is a portable, rugged, 5-Bay RAID system that provides outstanding performance, high storage capacities, and AES-256-bit hardware encryption without any loss of speed. The CX-RANGER-EX supports direct connection to HDD imagers for forensic or other security applications. Full hardware encryption means there is absolutely no communication between the host OS and the drive until the user connects the Data Encryption Key (DEK). Only at this time will the interface controller be unlocked to communicate between the CX-RANGER-EX and the host OS.

Experience the Ciphertex Edge
When data security is paramount oranizations turn to Ciphertex. Our products are subjected to extensive environmental testing for heat, vibration and shock. With multiple Data Encryption Keys you can feel confident your data is secure when unattended or in transit between locations. High speed RAID provides hardware redundancy for added security.

Key Features

  • Rugged military-grade aluminum 5-Bay enclosure with durable handle for easy transport
  • Includes 5 x 7200RPM Enterprise Class 3.5” HDD as well as a hardware RAID controller for exceptional speed, protection and ultimate reliablity
  • Delivered in user’s preferred RAID configuration:Supports RAID 0,1,5, 6, 10 and JBOD
  • Supports hot spare and automatic rebuild
  • 2.5” or 3.5” drives, SSD or HDD
  • AES-256-bit full hardware encryption using Data Encryption Keys (DEK)
  • Three (3) DEK keys included with unit. (Addition keys available for purchase)
  • Quad-interface 2 x FW 800/400; USB 3.0; eSATA for flexible system connectivity
  • Intuitive graphical user-interface (GUI) for easy system setup and real-time drive activity and status
  • 3 year warranty with optional 2 years for purchase

Hardware Specs

  • Storage - 5 x 7200RPM Enterprise Class 3.5" SATA HDD
  • Ports - 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x eSATA, 1 x Firewire 800/400
  • LED Indicators - Status/Power, USB, Drive 1-5
  • Push Buttons - Power Switch
  • Power Supply - Internal
  • Temperature - 50 – 104°F (10 – 40°C)
  • Humidity - 10-85% noncondensing
  • Fan - 1 x 3"
  • Dimensions - Height: 10” (254mm), Width: 6” (152.4mm), Depth: 10” (254mm)
  • Net Weight: 11.24lbs


  • Power adapter
  • eSATA cable
  • USB 3.0 cable
  • Firewire 800/400 cable
  • Three (3) data encryption keys
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Product CD
Ciphertex New OS SoftwareCiphertexs new Linux-based OS featuring ZFS has the ability to maintain the utmost data integrity. Not only does our OS inherit the amazing native features of ZFS, its powerful features ensure persistent, reliable storage management, protection against data corruption, seamless capacity expansion, several data integrity mechanisms, as well as pool and disk encryption protection.Intuitive web-based management interface allows easy management from any machine, tablet, or smart phone with a web browserNAS and iSCSI storage supporting VMware and Microsoft Hyper-VIntegrated AES-256 bit encryption for data securityIntegrated Encryption Key Management supports multiple encryption key types, user-assigned passphrases up to 512 characters, and integration with any KIMP key serverEasy-to-upgrade firmware to take advantage of new features as they become availableMulti-factor authentication further protects against unauthorized accessRemote power-on and power-offBuilt-in firewall and antivirus protection for exceptional securityMicrosoft Active Directory integration for ease of managementSupports standard file sharing protocols such as Windows Shares and Unix NFNIS integration for seamless Unix user environmentAutomatic monitoring warns of impending hardware failure and performance degradationData deduplication and compression for increased capacityThin provisioning and partitioning for efficient data storageInternal, high capacity AFS storageAutomatic healing of file systemsUSB storage sharing and one button quick backup via the USB-C port Equivalent RAID levels: 0,1.5,6,7,10
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