The MobileRAID MR8F8 series is a 8 bay dual channel 8Gb/s Fibre Channel RAID tower that utilizes the same engines as the AccuRAID enterprise level rackmount storage. Sans Digital is one of the first manufacturers to utilize SCSI, SAS, and Fibre Channel interfaces in a tower format. These interfaces are rarely seen in tower formats, and are the perfect solutions for professional environments that require exceptionally fast read and write speeds, such as video editing fields. The advanced characteristic of this latest series are derived from the previously released AccuRAID rackmounts. Utilizing the same engine structure as the high-end rackmounts, the MobileRAID provides storage features such as dual channel support, online expansion, online RAID migration, and RAID roaming. Embedded ethernet web managements allow local and remote access to the status of the storage system, as well as send out critical alerts for system events. The built-in hardware RAID engines provide seamless hardware integration, eliminating OS compatibility issues.
The MobileRAID series is the first tower series to utilize dual channel host interfaces, as well as SPC-3 Persistent Reservation commands. The dual channel host interfaces provide two physical connections for server clustering, which allow automatic failover without data access downtime in the case of server failure. SPC-3 Persistent Reservation is the latest mandatory requirement when setting up clustering via Windows Server 2008. Integrating this feature into the 8-bay MobileRAID models allows them to be fully functional under Windows, Linux, and MAC operating systems.
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)