The AccuRAID AR464X12S
series is a very high density 4U rackmount designed for storage hungry applications, and accommodates up to 1,024TB of storage space, using revolutionary top-loaded design. The unit utilizes advanced 12G SAS interface technology operating as direct attached storage (DAS). In addition, the dual SAS 12G ports allow the support of clustering, where the unit could be accessed by two servers, ensuring continuous uptime in a production environment.
To reinforce the AR464X12S ’s ability to overcome hardware failure, two redundant and hot-swappable power supplies and cooling fans are available for added safeguard. Active-Active redundant controllers allows further failure protection when needed. Internally, the AR464X12S supports up to RAID 60, with RAID monitoring, RAID notification, automatic failover, and automatic recovery. Build-in expansion port allow additional JBOD unit (AS464X12S) with up to 128 bays. 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. SAS drives is supported, while SATA can be used with additional MUX board.
AR464X12S's 4U 64-bay top-loaded high density design provide space saving, allow fewer power outlet, which in term generate less-heat, requires less cooling and saving on energy cost, providing an ideal solution for high capacity storage needs.
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.