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The black MobileSTOR MS8X6+B 8-Bay 6G SATA/SAS Expander JBOD Enclosure from Sans Digital utilizes SAS Expander technology and provides up to 24 Gb/s or 2400 MB/s of data bandwidth to fulfill the most demanding applications. The enclosure supports 6 Gb/s SATA/SAS hard drives and solid state drives and is backwards compatible with 3 Gb/s SATA/SAS drives. It connects 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 5 units or 40 hard disk drives daisy-chained together.
With high-performance RAID controller cards such as Areca, ATTO, Highpoint, and LSI 6G, the enclosure is capable of delivering over 1500 MB/s read/write performance, doubling the existing 3G SAS expander bandwidth. Drive status information is provided by the LED. The enclosure is an ideal storage expansion solution for servers or high-performance video editing workstations.
Note: Sans Digital recommends the use of enterprise class hard drives when in use with any RAID controller applications. Standard desktop or green desktop drives may not be supported and may compromise RAID system stability and performance.
6G SAS Expander Technology
The enclosure connects 8 SAS or SATA drives with only one SFF-8088 to 8088 mini-SAS cable to the HBA (Host Bus Adapter) or RAID controller.
With support for SATA 6G or SAS 6G hard drives and 24 Gb/s of data bandwidth, the enclosure is capable of delivering over 1500 MB/s read/write performance when used with a RAID controller.
Built-in staggering spin-up for hard drives during power up extends the life or duty cycle of the hard drives and power supply.
Supports Industry Standard SGPIO
Serial General Purpose Input/Output (SGPIO) is utilized to monitor the health of the hard drives and enclosure in real-time via the mini-SAS connection cable to the HBA without additional serial cable.
Up to 5 enclosures or up to 40 hard drives can be daisy-chained together for capacity expansion.
The enclosure supports both SAS (Serial SCSI) and SATA hard drives to meet the requirements of different applications with different performance characteristics. Cost-effective SATA drives can be used for capacity-oriented storage such as disk-to-disk backup, data archiving, and digital video editing. Alternatively, enterprise-level SAS drives can be employed for I/O intensive applications such as transactional databases.
Hot-Swappable Cooling Fan
The enclosure features a built-in hot-swappable cooling fan and carrying handle.
In the Box
Sans Digital MobileSTOR MS8X6+B 8-Bay 6G SATA/SAS Expander JBOD Enclosure (Black)
8 x Removable Tray Modules
Limited 1-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
SAS Expander (SFF-8088)
6G SAS and SATA
8 x 3.5" hot-swappable bays
JBOD, RAID supported by optional RAID controller
*The over 2 TB requires OS and hardware supports. Over 2 TB support required GPT disk under Microsoft Windows operating systems.
Wide Range RAID Adapters Support
Areca, ATTO, Adaptec, Highpoint, HP, Intel, and LSI SAS RAID adapters
Hard Drives Compatibility
Seagate 500 GB (ST3500514NS) Seagate 750 GB (ST3750330NS) Seagate 1 TB (ST31000524NS) Seagate 1 TB (ST1000NM0011) Seagate 2TB (ST32000644NS) Seagate 2 TB (ST32000645NS) Seagate 2 TB (ST2000NM0011) Seagate 3 TB (ST33000650NS) Western Digital 500 GB (WD5002ABYS) Western Digital 1 TB (WD1002FBYS) Western Digital 2 TB (WD2003FYYS) Western Digital 4 TB (WD4000FYYZ) Hitachi 500 GB (0F11000) Hitachi 1 TB (0A39289) Hitachi 2 TB (0F10452) Hitachi 3 TB (0F12456) Hitachi 4 TB (0F14683) Toshiba 1 TB (MK2002TSKB) Toshiba 2 TB (MK2002TSKB)
2 x 3.5" (88.9 mm) hot-swappable ball bearing
300 W (90 to 256 V)
8 drive LEDs, fan fail LED, and power LED
Safety and Regulations
CE, FCC, UL, and RoHS
Dimensions (W x H x D)
8.0 x 15.5 x 13.0"(203 x 393.7 x 330.2 mm)
20.0 lb (9 kg)
Note:Auto Rebuilding and Hot-Spare support via RAID controller
Sans Digital MobileSTOR MS8X6+B 8-Bay 6G SATA/SAS Expander JBOD Enclosure (Black) Review