The AccuRAID AR424F16QR Series is a 4U redundant controller rack-mountable RAID solution designed for data centers, file servers, backup, audio/video streaming, and digital video recording. With redundant components including dual controller, cooling fans, and power supply, the AR424F16QR provides a high availability solution for mission critical applications. With a capacity of up to 128TB, this array is perfect for any application that requires a high volume storage solution. With a 4x2=8 channels high-performance Fibre Channel (4 channels per controller) host interface and cutting edge 12G SAS and SATA dual hard drive support, the AR424F16QR is guaranteed to deliver 16Gb/s performance per channel. Users could flexibly choose between high performance SAS drives or cost-effective / high capacity SATA drives (SATA drives required optional MUX board). With SAS expander support, the AR424F16QR is capable of install over 200+ 8TB HDD drives with additional AS424X12R JBOD expansion units. The feature-rich array allows the user to configure the unit to suit current demands and expand later when needed. The array utilizes sixteen hot-swappable 3.5” trays with 2.5" screw holes for 3.5" and 2.5" 12G SAS/SATA/SSD drives, allowing quick replacement and simple trouble-shooting. The AR424F16QR RAID subsystem could also be easily scaled to RAID levels 0, 1, 0+1, 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60 or JBOD configurations. Featuring durable, heavy duty steel housing and a user-friendly LCD panel , the AR212F16QR will meet all data intensive application demand.
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.