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TowerRAID TR8X+B - 8 Bay SAS / SATA JBOD Storage Enclosure (Black)

Overview


The TowerRAID TR8X+B is a 8-bay tower with two mini-SAS connections, for high transfer rates of up to 750MB/s when used with a high performance RAID controller card. Utilizing high bandwidth mini-SAS (SFF-8088) cabling, the TR8X+B supports 6Gb/s SAS or SATA hard drives to deliver superior read / write speeds that are crucial in performance-driven environments such as video editing industry and server application. The mini-SAS ports combine eight hard drives connections into two, reducing possible points of failures, while preserving uninterrupted data transfer. The TR8X+B also supports SATA drives, allowing users the option to choose between high performance and high capacity storage solutions. Hard drive and RAID controller bundles options are available. When utilizing a SAS or SATA RAID controller, the unit could effortlessly support multi-streaming of compressed high-quality playback or a single-stream of uncompressed 10-bit high definition video under various RAID modes.

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

  • Eight 3.5-inch SAS or SATA hard drives to SFF-8088 mini-SAS interfaces.
  • Accesses eight hard drives using only two cables.
  • Supports JBOD, spanning, RAID 0, 1, 1+0, 5, 6 with spare via RAID controller card.
  • Supports Areca, LSI, Intel, 3ware, Adaptec, HighPoint SAS RAID or SATA RAID controller cards.
  • Cable-less backplane design supporting hot-swappable SATA and SAS hard drives.
  • Supports plug & play for easy installation.
  • Compact enclosure with dust-free cover.
  • 250 watts power supply (90V to 264V).
  • Supports PC, MAC and Linux. (Please check HBA or RAID controller driver compatibility.)

Specifications


 Model  TR8X+B
 Form Factor  Compact Tower
 HDD Trays  8 Hot-Swappable 3.5"
 RAID Level

 JBOD (RAID Supported via Controller Card) 

 Maximum Capacity  32TB
 Compatible RAID Card  Areca, Intel, LSI, Adaptec, Dell, 3ware
 Host Interface & Transfer Rate  Mini-SAS (SFF-8088) x 2
 Drive Interface  3.5” SATA or SAS
 Cooling Fan  4.7" Ball Bearing Fan
 Power Supply  250W (90V-264V)
 Status Indicators  Status and Power LEDs
 Dimension (in)  5.9"W x 13.4"H x 13.4"D
 Weight (lb)  13
 Safety Regulations  CE, FCC, UL, RoHS
 Limited Warranty  1 Years
 Package Contents

 TR8X+B (1)
 Hard Drive Trays (8)
 Power Cord (1)
 Mini-SAS to Mini-SAS Cable (2)
 Screws (1 set)
 Quick Installation Manual (1)


Available Models


Enterprise RAID Edition Hard Drive
 Model  TR8X+B  TR8X+B8E  TR8X+B16E   TR8X+B24E   TR8X+B32E 
 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  TR8X+B  TR8X+B8S  TR8X+B16S  TR8X+B24S   TR8X+B32S 
 Hard Drive  No HDD
 Bundle
 1TB
 SAS x8
 2TB
 SAS x8
 3TB
 SAS x8 
 4TB
 SAS x8 
 Total
 Storage Size
 N/A 8TB  16TB  24TB  32TB

Downloads


 Manuals  Version
 TR8X+B Quick Installation Guide  1.0
 File  Version
 TR8X+B Performance Benchmarks  1.0

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