MobileSTOR MS8X6 - 8 Bay SATA/SAS to 6G SAS Expander JBOD Enclosure

MobileSTOR MS8X6 - 8 Bay SATA/SAS to 6G SAS Expander JBOD Enclosure
MobileSTOR MS8X6 - 8 Bay SATA/SAS to 6G SAS Expander JBOD Enclosure
Item# ST-SAN-MS8X6

The MobileSTOR MS8X6 series is a 8 bay dual channel mini-SAS SAS expander tower comprised of the same engines as the AccuSTOR / EliteSTOR enterprise level rackmount storage. Utilizing the same engine structure as the high-end rackmounts, the MobileSTOR provides storage features such as dual channel support and 6Gb/s SAS expander technology, the MobileSTOR MS8X6 provides up to 24 Gb/s or 2400MB/s of data bandwidth to fulfill the most demanding application. The MS8X6 supports SATA or SAS 6Gbps hard drives and is backward compatible to 3Gbps SAS & SATA hard drives. By utilizing the latest SAS expander technology, the MS8X6 supports up to 8 SAS or SATA drives using only one mini-SAS cable. A built-in SAS expansion port enables the system to connect up to 4 units or 32 HDD drives daisy-chained together. With a high performance RAID controller card such as Areca ARC-1880X or LSI 9280-8E, the MS8X6 is capable of delivering over 800MB/s in read/write performance with RAID controller and over 1500MB/s when using with 2 units, doubling the existing 3G SAS expander bandwidth. Drives status information is provided by the LED. All necessary hardware comes standard including mini-SAS cable and hard drives tray modules. The MS8X6 is an ideal storage expansion solution for servers or high performance video editing workstations.
  • 6G SAS Expander Technology - Connect 8 SAS or SATA drives with only one single SFF-8088 to 8088 Mini-.SAS cable to HBA (Host Bus Adapter) or RAID Controller.
  • Superior Performance - With support of SATA 6G or SAS 6G hard drives and 24Gbps of data bandwidth, performance can reach over 800MB/s in read/write with one unit and 1500MB/s in read/write with two MS8X6 unit, when using with RAID controller.
  • Staggering Spin-Up - Built-in staggering spin-up for hard drives during power up. Thus, extending the life / duty cycle of the hard drives and power supply.
  • Support Industry Standard SGPIO - Serial General Purpose Input/Output (SGPIO) is utilized to provide the hard drives health & enclosure real-time information via the mini-SAS connection cable to the HBA (host Bus Adapter) without additional serial cable.
  • Scalability - Supports up to 4 enclosures or up to 32 hard drives daisy-chained together for capacity expansion.
  • Multi-purposes - Supports both SAS (Serial SCSI) and SATA hard drives to meet the requirements of different applications with different price/performance characteristics. Cost-effective SATA drives could be used for capacity orientated storage such as disk-to-disk backup, data-archiving, and digital video editing. Enterprise level SAS drives could be employed for I/O intensive applications such as transactional databases.
  • All hardware are included - Mini-SAS cable, cooling fan, tray modules and build-in mounting rail are included. By connecting to a SAS controller and hard drives will instantly increase the storage space.
  • Wide Range RAID Adapters Support - Compatible with Areca ARC-1880X and LSI SAS MegaRAID SAS RAID Adapters.
 Model   MS8X6
 Form Factor  8-Bay Tower
 HDD Trays  8 Hot-Swappable 3.5"
 Maximum Capacity  24TB*
 Auto Rebuilding  N/A, Support via RAID controller
 Hot-Spare  N/A, Support via RAID controller
 Host Interface & Transfer Rate  Dual Channel 6G SAS (SFF-8088)
 Drive Interface  SAS and SATA
 Cooling Fan  3.5" Ball Bearing * 2
 Power Supply  200W (90V to 256V)
 Control Interface  RS232, via CLI
 Status Indicators  8 Drive LEDs
 Dimension (in)  5.8"W x 11.4"D x 11.8"H
 Weight (lb)  15.0
 Safety Regulations  CE, FCC, UL, RoHS
 Limited Warranty  1 Year

* Volumes over 2TB requires OS and hardware support. Over 2TB capacity requires GPT disk under Microsoft Windows operating systems, which includes Windows XP 64 bit, Vista (32bit or 64bit), Server 2003 (32bit or 64bit) and Server 2008 (32bit or 64bit). MAC and Linux support over 2TB of capacity. If over 2TB capacity is not supported, multiple volumes smaller than 2TB is recommended. Please contact Sans Digital technical support for more details.

Desktop Hard Drive Bundles
 Model  MS8X6  MS8X68T  MS8X616T   MS8X624T 
 Hard Drive  No HDD
 SATA * 8
 SATA * 8 
 SATA * 8 
 Total Storage Size  N/A  8TB  16TB  24TB

Note: Please allow up to 3 days for hard drive installation and testing.

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