The AccuRAID AR442F8 series is a high density 4U rackmount designed for storage hungry applications, and accommodates up to 126TB of storage space. The unit utilizes advanced Fibre technology when operating as direct attached storage (DAS), and could be setup as a storage area network (SAN) with the assistance of a Fibre Channel network switch. In addition, the quad Fibre Channel ports allow the support of clustering, where the unit could be accessed by multiple servers, ensuring continuous uptime in a production environment.
To reinforce the AR442F8’s ability to overcome hardware failure, two redundant and hot-swappable power supplies and cooling fans are available for added safeguard. Single controller (AR442F8) or Active-Active redundant controllers (AR442F8R) options are available for further failure protection when needed. Internally, the AR442F8 supports up to RAID 60, with RAID monitoring, RAID notification, automatic failover, and automatic recovery. Build-in expansion port allow additional JBOD unit (AS424X6 or AS424X6R for redundant controller) with up to 126 bays or 378TB. The unit’s built-in Ethernet port with web based management console and SES management features provide instant access to the status of the RAID array and the enclosure to reduce downtime.
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.
4U 42-bay 126TB Fibre Channel system, expandable to 126 bays or 378TB with additional JBOD. Optional Redundant Active / Active-Failover RAID controllers provides extra redundancy and availability (AR442F8R). Complete modular designs on controllers, cooling fan and power supply to provide automatically failover and recovery. Supports up to RAID 0,1,10,3,5, 6, 30, 50, and 60. Supports four servers / applications failover clustering by providing quad Fibre Channel ports to hosts, or supporting even more than four servers by utilizing Fibre Channel switches. Provides building blocks for SAN solution. High density design leveraging low-cost / high-capacity SATA disks for storage hungry applications. A major element for SAN-sharing applications. High performance SAS drives is support for performance intensive applicaions. Maxmiun LUNs: up to 1024. Online RAID expansion. Support Global / Local hot spare and automatic hot rebuilding. Optional battery backup.