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.

Capacity up to 70 TB

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
  • 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

*Specifications subject to change without notification