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

Overview


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.

Features


  • 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.

Specifications


 Model  MS8X6
 Form Factor  8-Bay Tower
 HDD Trays  8 Hot-Swappable 3.5"
 RAID Level  JBOD
 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/s SAS (SFF-8088)
 Drive Interface  6G 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)  15lb
 Safety Regulations  CE, FCC, UL, RoHS
 Limited Warranty  1 Year
 Package Contents

 MS8X6 (1)
 Removable Tray Modules (8)
 Power Cord (1)
 Mini-SAS Cable (1)
 Quick Installation Manual & CD (1)


* The over 2TB requires OS and hardware supports. Over 2TB support required GPT disk under Microsoft Windows operating systems, that includes Windows XP 64 bit, Vista (32bit or 64bit), Server 2003 (32bit or 64bit) and Server 2008 (32bit or 64bit). MAC and Linuxwill support over 2TB. If over 2TB is not supported, multiple volume that smaller than 2TB is required. Please contact our technical support for more details.

Available Models


Enterprise RAID Edition Hard Drive
 Model                    MS8X6  MS8X68E  MS8X616E  MS8X624E  MS8X632E
 Hard Drive  No HDD
 Bundle
 1TB RAID
 SATA x8
 2TB RAID
 SATA x8
 3TB RAID
 SATA x8
 4TB RAID
 SATA x8
 Total
 Storage Size
 N/A  8TB  16TB  24TB  32TB

SAS Hard Drive Bundle
 Model                    MS8X6  MS8X68S  MS8X616S  MS8X624S  MS8X632S
 Hard Drive  No HDD
 Bundle
 1TB
 SAS x8
 2TB
 SAS x8
 3TB
 SAS x8
 3TB
 SAS x8
 Total
 Storage Size
 N/A  8TB  16TB  24TB  32TB

15K SAS Hard Drive Bundle
 Model  MS8X62K  MS8X64K
 Hard Drive  300GB SAS
 15K RPM * 8
 600GB SAS
 15K RPM * 8
 Total Storage Size  2.4TB  4.8TB

Downloads


 Manuals  Version
 MS8X6 Quick Installation Guide  1.0

 
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