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AccuSTOR AS212X6S - 2U 12 Bay 6G SATA / 6G SAS to 6G SAS JBOD Single Controller Rackmount

Overview


The AccuSTOR AS212X6S series is a high density 2U rackmount designed for storage hungry applications, and accommodates up to 48TB of storage space. Supporting latest SAS 6G technology, AS212X6S provide 6G solution for 6G SAS or 6G SATA drives. By utilizing the latest SAS expander technology, the AS212X6S supports up to 12 SAS or SATA drives using only one mini-SAS cable. A built-in SAS expansion port enables the system to connect up to 7 units or 84 HDD drives daisy-chained together, up to 336TB using 4TB hard drives. With a high performance RAID controller card, the AS212X6S is capable of delivering over 1700MB/s in read and 1500MB/s write performance, doubling the existing 3G SAS expander bandwidth. System status information is provided by the LED, including hard drives, power supply and cooling fan status. All necessary hardware comes standard including mini-SAS cable and hard drives tray modules. Build-in with single controller with dual 6G SAS channel, and can upgrade to redundant controller in the future. The AS212X6S is an ideal storage expansion solution for servers or high performance video editing workstations. Supported in Windows, MAC and Linux, including various file system such as ZFS.

AS212X6S functions as expansion unit of AR212X6 and AR212F8. With AR212X6 and AR212F8 as a RAID head unit and connect up to 7 units of AS212X6S, it will provide up to 96 bays, or 384TB of storage for 6G SAS and Fibre Channel 8Gbps hardware RAID storage.

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)
  • Hitachi 4TB (0F14683) 

Features


  • 6G SAS Expander Technology - Connect 12 SAS or SATA drives with only one  single SFF-8088 to 8088 Mini-SAS cable to HBA (Host Bus Adapter) or RAID controllers. (SATA drives require MUX controller when use in dual controller mode.)
  • Support 2.5" and 3.5" SATA/SAS/SSD - 12 of 3.5" hard drives tray supporting 3.5" hard drives, along with 2.5" form factor screw holes.
  • Superior Performance - With support of SATA 6G or SAS 6G hard drives and 24Gbps bandwidth, performance can reach over 1700MB/s in read and 1500MB/s in write (tested with LSI, ATTO and Areca Controllers).
  • 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 7 enclosures or up to 84 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.
  • Standard Redundant Power Supply - Hot-swappable, redundant power is included for protection against power failure. Power supply status can be easily monitored by the status LED and audible alarm alert.
  • All hardware is included - Mini-SAS cable, cooling fan, and tray modules are included. By connecting to a SAS controller and hard drives will instantly increase the storage space.
  • Upgradable to dual controller  - System can start with single controller with dual 6G SAS channel, and upgrade to reduntant controller for added protection in the future. 
  • Wide Range RAID Adapters Support - Compatible with Areca, LSI SAS MegaRAID, Intel SAS RAID, Adaptec SAS RAID, and 3Ware SAS RAID adapters.
  • Work as expansion for existing hardware RAID storage - Supports expansion from AccuRAID subsystems, such as AR212X6 and AR212F8.

Specifications


 Model  AS212X6S
 Form Factor  2U Rackmount
 HDD Trays  12 Hot-Swappable 3.5" (2.5" hard drive via tray screw holes)
 RAID Level  JBOD (RAID is supported by additional RAID card) 
 Maximum Capacity  48TB (expandable to 7 unit or 336TB)
 Auto Rebuilding  Via additional RAID card
 RAID Controller Supported  Areca ARC-1680X series, ARC-1880X series, ARC-1882X series
 LSI SAS MegaRAID
 Dell Perc SAS RAID
 Intel SAS RAID
 ATTO SAS RAID
 AccuRAID Series Expansion Support  Expansion from AccuRAID series AR212X6, AR212F8, AR316X6,
 AR316F8, AR424X6 and AR424F8 (up to 120 drives)
 Host Interface & Transfer Rate  Dual Channel SAS 6G
 Drive Interface  SAS or SATA (SATA drives require MUX controller when use in dual controller mode)
 Cooling Fan  2 x Blower Fans
 Power Supply  500W x 2 Redundant Power Supply Modules
 Control Interface  RS232, RJ-45 Ethernet
 Dimension (in)  19"W x 21"D x 3.6"H
 Weight (lb)  38 (w/o hard drives)
 Limited Warranty  3 Years

Available Models


Enterprise RAID Edition Hard Drive
 Model  AS212X6S  AS212X6S12E  AS212X6S24E  AS212X6S36E  AS212X6S48E
 Hard Drive  No HDD
 Bundle
 1TB RAID
 SATA x12
 2TB RAID
 SATA x12
 3TB RAID
 SATA x12
 4TB RAID
 SATA x12
 Total
Storage Size
 N/A  12TB  24TB  36TB  48TB

SAS Hard Drive Bundle
 Model  AS212X6S  AS212X6S12S  AS212X6S24S  AS212X6S36S  AS212X6S48S
 Hard Drive  No HDD
 Bundle
 1TB
 SAS x12
 2TB
 SAS x12
 3TB
 SAS x12
 4TB
 SAS x12
 Total
Storage Size
 N/A  12TB  24TB  36TB  48TB

15K SAS Hard Drive Bundle
 Model  AS212X6S3K  AS212X6S7K
 Hard Drive  300GB SAS
 15K RPM * 12
 600GB SAS
 15K RPM * 12
 Total Storage Size  3.6TB  7.2TB

 
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