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Removable Data Storage Module for Subsea Marine Applications  

DataPod has been designed to meet today's data storage requirements for rugged marine applications. It combines the ease of use of a Network Attached Storage system with the reliability of a RAID array and solid state storage all in one compact unit. 

Each DataPod module utilizes the latest solid-state disk drive technology to provide a high-density, reliable, removable data storage solution. The unit enables high bandwidth recording with up to 2.5 Terabytes (2 TB in RAID configuration) in a 1000m depth rated pressure module. Each DataPod weighs less than 3 kilograms and is built to withstand extremes in temperature, shock, vibration and water integrity.

No tools are required to remove the module making it ideal for applications where removal and replacement of onboard storage must be quickly accomplished. DataPod modules can be easily transported and used interchangeably. A wet-mateable connector enables operators to “hotplug” and “hotswap” the module without powering down the host system to change modules.

DataPod uses a standard Gigabit Ethernet interface to plug directly into a personal computer or a local/wide area networks.

Features & Capabilites

  • 2.5" SATA III - Solid State Drives
  • High Capacity – Up to 2.5 Terabytes
  • Supports RAID Array (2 TB in RAID)
  • Fast Data Transfer Rates
  • Very Low Power – 10W Typical
  • Gigabit Ethernet Interface
  • Supports Multiple File Systems
  • Wet Mate Connector
  • Depth Rated to 1000m
  • Hot-plug / Hot-swap Capability
  • Lightweight & Compact
  • Versatile Mounting Configurations
  • Designed for Rugged Environments


  • Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
  • Unmanned Surface Vehicles
  • Persistent Subsea Monitoring
  • Surface Buoy Data Collection
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Port & Harbour Security

Datapod Line Drawing. Measurements in Inches & mm. 

 Illustration of DataPod connected directly to notebook, a LAN and a WAN


Configuration 5 x 512 Gb Array - 2.5" SATA III
Storage Capacity 2.5 TB  (2 TB in RAID configuration) 
Drive Configuration  Solid State MLC NAND Flash Memory 
Max. Data Transfer Rate  80/50 MB/second Read/Write
Supported Network Speed  10/100/1000 (Mbits/sec)
Supported File Systems  XFS, EXT2, EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, FAT16, FAT32 
Software Compatibility Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Vista (SP1 and above)
XP (SP2 and above)
Windows Server 2008 (32 and 64-bit)
Windows Server 2003 (32and 64-bit)
Windows 8 (32and 64-bit)

 211mm length x 113mm diameter

 Pod Mass  2.75 kg in air, 0.5k g equiv in water
 Depth Rating  1000 metres
 Operating Temperature  -5˚C - 40˚C  (23˚F - 104˚F)
 Vibration  Operating: 2.17 Grms (7–800Hz)
 Shock  1500G & 0.5ms (Half sine) 
 Internal Fans  No fans – conduction cooled
 Pod Connector  Subconn DBH13M  Power Ethernet
 Connection Rating  500 insertion/removals
 Data connection  Gigabit Ethernet
 Pod material  6061-T6 Aluminum, Hard Anodized 
 Power supply  18 - 48VDC, 10W peak power

Please note that specifications are subject to change without notice.