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The silver TR8X+HG TowerRAID 8-Bay SAS/SATA Tower from Sans Digital is a RAID 5/6/50 tower with mini-SAS connection to deliver high transfer rates of over 1000 MB/s. It offers high performance with a lower cost of ownership compared to RAID embedded subsystems. The tower is bundled with a high-performance RAID controller card (RR4522, PCIe 2.0 x8 6G RAID-on-Chip RAID controller) that offloads complicated RAID calculations from the computer to lower CPU utilization. RAID setup and maintenance could be controlled via built-in web browser interfaces and the unit is supportive of e-mail notification and real-time event log.
Utilizing high-bandwidth mini-SAS cabling, the enclosure supports 6 Gb/s SAS or SATA hard drives to deliver superior read/write speeds that are crucial in performance-driven environments, such as the video editing industry and high-performance computing. The mini-SAS connection connects eight hard drives into two ports, reducing possible points of failures, while preserving uninterrupted data transfer. In addition, it supports SATA drives, allowing users the option to choose between high-performance and high-capacity storage solutions. The tower is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.
The enclosure provides a complete RAID storage solution with no extra component required.
Supports eight 3.5" 6G SAS or 6G SATA hard disk drives.
The PCIe 2.0 x8 6G hardware RAID-on-Chip controller allows the offload of RAID calculation to controller card.
Supports RAID 0, 1, 1+0, 5, 6, 10, 50, and JBOD with hot spare.
Advanced features include online RAID migration and online capacity expansion for future upgrades.
Provides high-performance delivery with over 1000 MB/s read/write performance.
The cable-less backplane design supports hot-swapping of SATA 6G and SAS 6G hard drives with removable trays.
Features easy-to-setup web browser interfaces.
Supports plug & play for easy installation.
It has a compact enclosure with dust-free cover.
Supports PC, Mac, and Linux
In the Box
Sans Digital TR8X+HG TowerRAID 8-Bay SAS/SATA Tower (Silver)
8 x Hard Drive Trays
RR4522 PCIe 2.0 x8 6G RAID-On-Chip Controller
2 x mini-SAS to mini-SAS Cables
Set of Screws
Quick Installation CD
1-Year Limited Warranty
Table of Contents
8 x 3.5" hot swappable
0, 1, 1+0, 5, 6, 10, 50 and JBOD (with hot spare)
2 x mini-SAS (SFF-8088)
Web based interface
3.5" SATA 6G or SAS 6G
4.7" (119 mm) ball bearing
For power and status
250 W (90 to 264 V)
EC, FCC, UL, RoHS
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.9 x 13.4 x 13.4" (149.8 x 340.3 x 340.3 mm)
13 lb (5.89 kg)
Sans Digital TR8X+HG TowerRAID 8-Bay SAS/SATA Tower (Silver) Review