Proavio 16TB DS316F8 Single Controller Storage Array

Proavio 16TB DS316F8 Single Controller Storage Array

Proavio 16TB DS316F8 Single Controller Storage Array

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Product Highlights

  • 16TB Total Storage Capacity
  • 16 x 1TB 3.5" SAS Hard Drives
  • 7200 rpm Drives
  • 4GB RAM
  • 4RU Form Factor
  • 4 x SFP+ 8 Gb/s Optical Ports
  • Designed for 2K/4K Formats
  • Redundant, Hot-swap Power and Cooling
  • WMware and ESX Compatible
  • Compatible with Windows, Mac, and More
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Proavio DS316F8 overview

  • 1Description

The 16TB DS316F8 Single Controller Storage Array from Proavio combines a single active RAID design and sixteen 1TB 3.5" 7200 rpm SAS hard drives for capturing, editing, and rendering full resolution videos without compromising on quality. This array offers a single controller that delivers data with performance and reliability via four high-speed 8 Gb/s SFP+ optical ports. It is designed in a 4RU form factor and includes 4GB of RAM.

The hot-swappable hard drives can be configured in RAID modes such as performance, redundancy, or both. This array supports SAN network configurations such as VMware, Xsan, and more. These features provide real-time file sharing in IT infrastructures as well as postproduction workflows. When the drives are set for performance, the increased read and write speeds will better handle 4K media formats such as DPX, RED R3D, ARRIRAW, and more. Furthermore, a dual-port 6 Gb/s SAS expansion bus allows data growth capacities up to 192TB by using multiple 16-disk expansion nodes.

This storage array comes equipped with redundant hot-swappable modules that offer power and cooling. This feature provides redundancy and reliability for critical and intensive data applications. In addition to the modules, this array is compatible with Thunderbolt-to-FC bridging technologies for adding support to Thunderbolt users.

This storage array comes pre-installed with sixteen 1TB hard drives, which offer up to a total capacity of 16TB.
Optimized for Cinema
Designed for 2K/4K resolution file formats and workflows.
Hot-Swappable Components
Included with this array are dual redundant hot-swappable power supplies and cooling modules. The sixteen drive trays are also hot-swappable.
The DS316F8 is compatible with Thunderbolt systems via an optional external adapter.
Fibre Channel Workgroup Solution
Compatible with Xsan, MetaSAN, Stornext, Fibrejet, and SANmp.
In the Box
Proavio 16TB DS316F8 Single Controller Storage Array
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty with 1-Year Advanced Replacement
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    Proavio DS316F8 specs

    Form Factor 4 RU
    Single controller
    Memory 4 GB
    Interface Ports 2 x 6 Gb/s SAS ports
    4 x 8 Gb/s SFP+ optical ports
    Disk Support 3.5" 7200 rpm SATA III 6 Gb/s
    3.5" 7200 rpm SAS 6 Gb/s
    Included Disks 16 x 1 TB 3.5" SAS hard drives
    Expansion 6 Gb/s SAS Expansion Bus (SFF8088), Up to 256TB, 64 Disks Max
    OS Support Mac OS
    Windows Server 2008, 2012
    Windows 7
    Power Supply 2 x 500 W, 80 Plus, hot-swap power modules
    Power Requirements 90 to 264 VAC, 46 to 63 Hz
    9 to 4.5 A, 47 to 63 Hz per module
    System Cooling 2 x Smart fans, hot-swap cooling modules
    100 to 240 VAC, 46 to 63 Hz
    12 to 6 A, 47 to 63 Hz per module
    Operating Temperature 50.0 to 104.0 °F / 10.0 to 40.0 °C
    Relative Humidity 10 to 85% non-condensing
    Compliance RoHS, CE, TUV, FCC
    Certifications VMware VSphere 5
    SAN Software Compatibility FibreJet, MetaSAN, SANmp, Stornext, and Xsan
    Dimensions 23.2 x 19.0 x 19.0" / 59.0 x 48.3 x 48.2 cm
    Weight 78.0 lb / 35.4 kg

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