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.