AccuRAID AR442F8 - 4U 42 Bay SATA / SAS to Quad 8G Fibre Channel RAID 60 Rackmount

AccuRAID AR442F8 - 4U 42 Bay SATA / SAS to Quad 8G Fibre Channel RAID 60 Rackmount
AccuRAID AR442F8 - 4U 42 Bay SATA / SAS to Quad 8G Fibre Channel RAID 60 Rackmount
Item# ST-SAN-AR442F8

The AccuRAID AR442F8 series is a high density 4U rackmount designed for storage hungry applications, and accommodates up to 126TB of storage space. The unit utilizes advanced Fibre technology when operating as direct attached storage (DAS), and could be setup as a storage area network (SAN) with the assistance of a Fibre Channel network switch. In addition, the quad Fibre Channel ports allow the support of clustering, where the unit could be accessed by multiple servers, ensuring continuous uptime in a production environment.

To reinforce the AR442F8’s ability to overcome hardware failure, two redundant and hot-swappable power supplies and cooling fans are available for added safeguard. Single controller (AR442F8) or Active-Active redundant controllers (AR442F8R) options are available for further failure protection when needed. Internally, the AR442F8 supports up to RAID 60, with RAID monitoring, RAID notification, automatic failover, and automatic recovery. Build-in expansion port allow additional JBOD unit (AS424X6 or AS424X6R for redundant controller) with up to 126 bays or 378TB. The unit’s built-in Ethernet port with web based management console and SES management features provide instant access to the status of the RAID array and the enclosure to reduce downtime.

Note: Sans Digital recommends the use of enterprise hard drives when in use with any RAID controller applications. Standard desktop or green desktop drive may not be supported and may compromise RAID system stability and performance. For more information on the difference between RAID and desktop hard drives, please see the Western Digital knowledge base. For a list of compatible RAID Edition SATA hard drives, please refer to the list below:

  • Seagate 500GB (ST3500514NS) 
  • Seagate 750GB (ST3750330NS) 
  • Seagate 1TB (ST31000524NS) 
  • Seagate 2TB (ST32000644NS)
  • Western Digital 500GB (WD5002ABYS)  
  • Western Digital 1TB (WD1002FBYS) 
  • Western Digital 2TB (WD2003FYYS)
  • Hitachi 500GB (0F11000)
  • Hitachi 1TB (0A39289) 
  • Hitachi 2TB (0F10452)
  • Hitachi 3TB (0F12456)

Note: Please allow 3 days for rackmount testing before shipment.
Unique Features

  • 4U 42-bay 126TB Fibre Channel system, expandable to 126 bays or 378TB with additional JBOD.
  • Optional Redundant Active / Active-Failover RAID controllers provides extra redundancy and availability (AR442F8R).
  • Complete modular designs on controllers, cooling fan and power supply to provide automatically failover and recovery.
  • Supports up to RAID 0,1,10,3,5, 6, 30, 50, and 60. 
  • Supports four servers / applications failover clustering by providing quad Fibre Channel ports to hosts, or supporting even more than four servers by utilizing Fibre Channel switches. Provides building blocks for SAN solution.
  • High density design leveraging low-cost / high-capacity SATA disks for storage hungry applications. A major element for SAN-sharing applications.
  • High performance SAS drives is support for performance intensive applicaions.
  • Maxmiun LUNs: up to 1024.
  • Online RAID expansion.
  • Support Global / Local hot spare and automatic hot rebuilding.
  • Optional battery backup.
 Model  AR442F8
 Form Factor  4U Rackmount
 HDD Trays  42 Hot-Swappable 3.5", expandable up to 126 bays
 RAID Level  0, 1, 10, 3, 5, 6 , 50, 60
 Maximum Capacity  126TB, expandable up to 378 TB
 Memory  1GB, Upgradable to 4GB DDR-2 ECC SD-RAM Memory
 Auto Rebuilding  Yes
 Hot-Spare  RAID 1, 10, 3, 5, 6, 30, 50 and 60
 Host Interface & Transfer Rate  Quad Fiber Channel (8 Gbps)
 Drive Interface  SAS or SATA (Additional mux board required for SATA drives with redundant controller)
 Cooling Fan  4 x Blower Fans
 Power Supply  1100W x 2 Redundant Power Supply Modules
 Control Interface  LCD Panel, RS232, RJ-45 Ethernet
 Status Indicators  1 LED/ HDD
 Dimension (in)  7"H x 19"W x 30.7"D
 Weight (lb)  100 (w/o hard drives)
 Limited Warranty  3 Years
Model  AR442F8  AR442F821E  AR442F842E  AR442F884E  AR442F8126E
 Hard Drive  No HDD
 500GB RAID Edition
 SATA * 42
 1TB RAID Edition
 SATA * 42
 2TB RAID Edition
 SATA * 42
 3TB RAID Edition
 SATA *42
 Total Storage Size  N/A  21TB  42TB  84TB  126TB

 Model  AR442F8  AR442F821S  AR442F842S  AR442F884S  AR442F8126S
 Hard Drive  No HDD
 500GB SAS * 24  1TB SAS *24  2TB SAS * 24  3TB SAS * 24
 Total Storage Size  N/A  21TB  42TB  84TB  126TB

Model  AR442F812K  AR442F825K
 Hard Drive  300GB SAS
 15K RPM * 42
 600GB SAS
 15K RPM * 42
 Total Storage Size  12.6TB  25.2TB

Note: All hard drive bundles are pre-installed and tested before shipment. Hard drives are then packaged individually to avoid damage during shipping.