The MobileSTOR MS8X6+B series is a 8 bay 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 enterprise level rackmounts, the MobileSTOR utilize SAS expander technology, and provides up to 24 Gb/s or 2400MB/s of data bandwidth to fulfill the most demanding application. The MS8X6+B supports both SATA or SAS 6Gb/s solid state drives and hard drives and is backward compatible to 3Gbps SAS & SATA SSD and HDDs. By utilizing the latest SAS expander technology, the MS8X6+B 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 5 units or 40 HDD drives daisy-chained together. With a high performance RAID controller card such as Areca, ATTO, Highpoint and LSI 6G RAID controller, the MS8X6+B is capable of delivering over 1500MB/s in read/write performance with RAID controller, doubling the existing 3G SAS expander bandwidth. Drives status information is provided by the LED. All necessary hardware comes standard including mini-SAS cable, hot-swappable cooling fan, and hard drives tray modules. The MS8X6+B is an ideal storage expansion solution for servers or high performance video editing workstations.
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 CLICK HERE.
6G SAS Expander Technology – Connect 8 SAS or SATA drives with only one 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 1500MB/s in read/write, 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 5 enclosures or up to 40 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.
Build-in hot-swappable cooling fan and carrying handle
Wide Range RAID Adapters Support – Compatible with Areca, ATTO, Adaptec, Highpoint, HP, Intel and LSI SAS RAID Adapters
Form Factor 8-Bay Tower
HDD Trays 8 Hot-Swappable 3.5″
RAID Level JBOD, RAID Supported by optional RAID controller
Maximum Capacity 48TB*
Auto Rebuilding N/A, Support via RAID controller
Hot-Spare N/A, Support via RAID controller
Host Interface & Transfer Rate SAS Expander (SFF-8088)
Drive Interface 6G SAS and SATA
Cooling Fan Hot-Swappable 3″ Ball Bearing * 2
Power Supply 300W (90V to 256V)
Status Indicators 8 Drive LEDs, Fan Fail LED, Power LED
Dimension (in) 8″W x 13″D x 15.5″H
Weight (lb) 20lb
Safety Regulations CE, FCC, UL, RoHS
Limited Warranty 1 Year
Removable Tray Modules (8)
Power Cord (1)
Mini-SAS Cable (1)
Quick Installation Manual & CD (1)