Sans Digital AccuRAID AR316F8 3U 16-Bay 6G SAS/SATA RAID 6 Upgradable Rackmount

Sans Digital AccuRAID AR316F8 3U 16-Bay 6G SAS/SATA RAID 6 Upgradable Rackmount

Sans Digital AccuRAID AR316F8 3U 16-Bay 6G SAS/SATA RAID 6 Upgradable Rackmount

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Sans Digital AccuRAID AR316F8 3U 16-Bay 6G SAS/SATA RAID 6 Upgradable Rackmount

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Product Highlights

  • Supports AS316X6S SAS JBOD Expansion
  • 6G SAS/6G SATA Drive Interface
  • 16 x 3.5" Hot-Swappable HDD Trays
  • 48TB Capacity (Expandable to 336TB)
  • 800 MHz Processor
  • 1GB On-Board ECC Cache Memory
  • 6G SAS/6G SATA RAID 60 ASIC Engine
  • Quad Fibre Channel (8 Gb/s)
  • Auto Rebuilding
  • Platform Independent
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  • 1Description

The AccuRAID AR316F8 3U 16-Bay 6G SAS/SATA RAID 6 Upgradable Rackmount from Sans Digital is a rackmountable RAID solution with SAS expansion, designed for file servers, backup, audio/video streaming, and digital video recording. With up to 48TB capacity, this array is perfect for any application that requires a high volume storage solution. With quad 8G Fibre Channel host interface and cutting edge 6G SAS and 6G SATA dual hard drive support, it delivers 8 Gb/s FC performance per channel. With SAS expander support, the rackmount is capable of up to 336TB capacity with additional AS316X6S JBOD expansion units.

The rackmount's feature-rich array allows you to configure the unit to suit current demands and expand later when needed. The array utilizes 16 hot-swappable 3.5" trays with 2.5" screw holes for 3.5" and 2.5" SAS/SATA drives, allowing quick replacement and simple troubleshooting. The RAID subsystem can 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, it meets the demands of data intensive applications.

The rackmount comes with a modular RAID controller, redundant power supply and redundant cooling fans. Built-in redundant controller ready backplane allows non-destructive redundancy controller upgrade path without the need to purchase any hardware.


The rackmount offers a 800 MHz processor with 1GB on-board ECC cache memory (upgradable to 4GB)
6G SAS/6G SATA RAID 60 ASIC engine provides superior data protection
Supports both 3.5" and 2.5" form factor hard drives and solid state drives
Quad channel Fibre Channel 8 Gb/s connector supporting fail-over
Supports SAS JBOD (AS316X6S) expansion with up to a total of 112 drive bays
Redundant and hot-swappable power supply and cooling fans
O/S-independent and host transparent RAID solution
Upgradable to redundant controller version for high availability and redundancy


Supports JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 1E, 0+1, 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60 with hot spare and multiple volumes
RAID 6 tolerates multiple drive failures without downtime or data loss, providing advanced levels of data protection
Supports online array roaming, online RAID level / stripe size migration, and online capacity expansion
Hot-swappable drives support hot spare and automatic hot rebuilding with automatic drive insertion / removal detection
NVRAM transaction log and S.M.A.R.T. to improve the RAID system integrity, reliability, and availability


Embedded enclosure management through WEB GUI, LCD control panel and online RAID management via the RS-232 port
Intuitive, yet comprehensive GUI for configuration and monitoring from remote and local locations
Field-upgradable firmware in flash ROM, redundant RAID controller firmware upgrade via RS-232 and WEB GUI
UPC: 739410734006
In the Box
Sans Digital AccuRAID AR316F8 3U 16-Bay 6G SAS/SATA RAID 6 Upgradable Rackmount
  • Rackmount Rail (1 Set)
  • 2 x Power Cords
  • Fibre Optic Cable
  • 8G SFP+ Module
  • Serial Cable
  • 48 x Hard Drive Mounting Screws
  • CD Manual
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Form Factor 3U rackmount
    Drive Interface 6G SAS / 6G SATA

    Additional MUX board required when use with SATA drives and redundant controller option.

    Control Interface LCD panel, RS232 and RJ-45 Ethernet
    Controller Single controller (upgradeable to redundant controller)
    HDD Tray 16 x 3.5" hot-swappable (2.5" form factor supported via screw holes)
    RAID Level 0, 1, 0+1, 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60, JBOD
    Capacity 48 TB (expandable to 336 TB)
    Auto Rebuilding Yes
    Hot Spares RAID 1, 1+0, 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60
    Host Interface and Transfer Rate Quad Fibre channel (8 Gb/s)
    Expansion Ports 1 x mini-SAS; expandable to 6 JBOD arrays (AS316X6S)
    Cooling Fan 2 x hot-swappable modules and blowers
    Power Supply 2 x 500 W (redundant)
    Safety Regulations CE, FCC, UL and RoHS
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 19.0 x 5.5 x 21.0" (48.2 x 13.9 x 53.3 cm)
    Weight 47 lb (21.3 kg)

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