Storage solution was designed into Airtop from day one – together with the electronics and the housing. The thickness of the housing is calculated to allow 4 hard disks, including 15mm ones. The clamshell opening is designed to allow tool-free access to the disk-cartridge and the SSDs underneath.
The Airtop storage design is based on feedback from many Compulab customers in different industry segments including health-care, surveillance, digital signage and POS to name a few.
Airtop storage highlights
6+ storage devices
10 TB+ storage capacity
Unique disk cartridge
Support for NVMe x4 and SATA III
Airtop has a PCIe x16 slot that can be used for NVMe x4 adapter.
The NVMe device is bootable.
With a fast NVMe SSD Airtop can boot Windows 10 in under 10 seconds (tested with Samsung 960 EVO).
These results were recorded using CrystalDiskMark on Airtop-S i7 running Windows 10 with 4x Samsung EVO850 250 GB.
The disk cartridge
Four 2.5″ HDDs / SSDs are mounted in a single HDD cartridge.
Installation of disks is easy:
No cables are involved.
Press the top-bar to open the housing (tool-free).
Unscrew two thumb-screws to release and pull-out the cartridge (tool-free).
Install in the cartridge up to 4 HDDs/SSDs at the convenience of your desk.
Return the cartridge to its place, tighten the two thumb-screws and close the lid.
The disk cartridge supports the following configurations:
4x 7mm / 9.5mm disks
2x 15mm disks + 2x 7mm / 9.5mm disks
M.2 and mSATA
In addition to the disks cartridge Airtop supports both mSATA and M.2 2280.
Both support SATA 3 6 Gbps rate.
Extending storage further
Airtop storage capabilities do not end with the 6 integrated storage devices above. Airtop is extremely modular and can accomodate additional storage devices. A custom FACE Module with additional PCIe storage devices or SATA devices can be incorporated.